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Introduction ...

Below is our collection of tidbits, odds 'n ends for Snider.

This page contains four sections:

How Far From Snider to ...

We spend a lot of time looking through Gazetteers that were published in the late 1800's and early 1900's. Many of the Gazetteers include the distance from a community such as Snider to various places of note, such as the White House.

With a nod to our favorite Gazetteers, the straight-line distance<1> beginning in Snider to:

  • Kingwood [Map], which is the Seat of Preston County, lies just to the Northeast.
  • Charleston [Map], which is the State Capital of West Virginia, lies 128 miles [206 km] to the Southwest (SW). If you could drive a straight line from Snider to Charleston, with an average speed<2>of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, it would take less than three hours to make the trip. A comfortable walk of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour would take 8 days. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take 5 days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 147 miles [236.6 km] to the East Southeast (ESE). Driving would take less than three hours, a buggy would take 6 days and walking would take 9 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 5,984 miles [9,630.3 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<4>
  • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba [Map]) is 6,698 miles [10,779.4 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 4,574 miles [7,361.1 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Snider ...

We have found 7 communities that share the name Snider.

While the name Snider is unique within West Virginia, we know of another 7 communities with the same name in the United States and Canada.


Communities Outside of West Virginia

Georgia

Gilmer County

Our profile page for Snider, Gilmer County   [Map]
This community is historic.<7>
Distance: About 424 miles [682.4 km] to the Southwest

Illinois

Vermilion County

Our profile page for Snider, Vermilion County   [Map]
Distance: About 427 miles [687.2 km] to the West

Kentucky

Rockcastle County

Our profile page for Snider, Rockcastle County
We found mention of this community, but have little information.<8>
Although located in Rockcastle County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

Montana

Sanders County

Our profile page for Snider, Sanders County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,846 miles [2,970.8 km] to the West Northwest

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Ontario

Our profile page for Snider   [Map]
Distance: About 280 miles [450.6 km] to the North

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Tennessee

Carroll County

Our profile page for Snider, Carroll County   [Map]
This community is historic.
Distance: About 521 miles [838.5 km] to the West Southwest

Stewart County

Our profile page for Snider, Stewart County   [Map]
Distance: About 487 miles [783.8 km] to the West Southwest

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Curious and Interesting Names Near Snider ...

As we travel, we always see a community with a name that gives pause. While there are names which are interesting or familiar, some catch our attention or strike our fancy. We always talk about such a name. If time permits and the community is not too far, we'll usually try to make a side-trip.

Camp Ground   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the Southwest of Snider   [Map]
Heathers Run   -   Less than 2 miles to the Southeast   [Map]
Herring   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the North   [Map]
Kanes Creek   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the Northwest   [Map]
Kanetown   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the Southwest   [Map]
Kingwood   -   Less than 2 miles to the Northeast   [Map]
Mountain View   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the Southwest   [Map]
Oriole (Historic)   -   5 miles [8 km] to the West   [Map]
Reedsville   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the Northwest   [Map]
Salt Lick   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the Southeast   [Map]

Notable Births & Deaths ...

This is a new section for us and we are still collecting data.

Below is our list of notable people who were born, died or were buried in the area surrounding Snider. Please note that while we are collecting data on an ongoing basis, it's a big task and it's unlikely that our list will ever be more than a sample.

Don Knotts     (Jesse Donald Knotts)
  Comedian, actor. He was born in Morgantown (West Virginia) on Monday July 21, 1924 and died in Los Angeles (California) on Friday February 24, 2006 at an age of 81. He was buried at Westwood Memorial Park (Los Angeles County, California) [Map].

Morgantown [Map] is located 18 miles [29 km] to the northwest of Snider

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Don Knotts<9>
 
Ronald Ron Lancaster
  Professional football. He was born in Fairchance (Pennsylvania) on Friday October 14, 1938 and died in Hamilton (Ontario) on Thursday September 18, 2008 at an age of 69.

Fairchance [Map] is located 27 miles [43.5 km] to the northwest of Snider

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Ronald Ron Lancaster

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Cities, Towns and Villages of West Virginia

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About West Virginia

Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Snider. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

The official website for State of West Virginia: www.wv.gov/



Footnotes ...

<1>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'point-to-point' distance from Snider. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Snider) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Snider. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 39.4601, Longitude: -79.7001     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Snider have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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<2>While we have tried to pick reasonable speeds, the rate of travel is very theoretical - obstacles like fences, hills, lakes, river crossings and rest stops have been ignored. When we say 'Days' of travel, we're assuming 8 hours of travel per day.

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<3>The shortest line can be visualized by stretching a string on a Globe from Point A to Point B - this is known as a Great Circle Route. Where you might expect the shortest route from Snider to the Middle East to be East and South, the Great Circle Route actually lies to the North and East.

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<4>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Jerusalem is 309.453 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 305.302 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 305.647 degrees.

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<7>We use the term 'Historic' broadly and it generally means that the community no longer exists. However, it can also mean that the community might still exist, but was significantly larger or had a more 'official' existence in the past than it does now. Unfortunately our sources of data have proven to be unreliable. If you can provide us with more specific information about Snider, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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<8>If we encounter the name of what might be a community, our methodology is to add that name to our Gazetteer as a placeholder. As we find more information about that community, it will be added to our Gazetteer.

Just as a reminder: Our definition of a community is rather broad and includes those places (or areas) where several families lived and had a name which identified that place. For example, you might hear somebody say that they are going over to Rock Creek to see Pete ... Rock Creek is just a gas station and a couple of homes at the crossroads. While it might not be on the map, everybody in the area knows it by that name.

Places of interest include buildings at a crossroad, several families clustered in a hollow or maybe the location of a way station. It also includes places like mines, lumber camps, ferry crossings, etc. The community might still exist, is now gone or only existed for just a short period of time.

Also keep in mind that Snider could have been on the original document by mistake, misspelled, the original/alternate name of a community that we've listed elsewhere or was placed in the wrong county. Sometimes a post office or train station would have a different name than the community where it's located, so two names might be referring to the same community - we're working to straighten it all out.

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<9>The Find-a-Grave website is an excellent research tool with information about a cemetery's location and interments. They also offer a forum for their members which can provide additional help. More information about Find-a-Grave can be found on their website: findagrave.com.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Snider.