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Outdoor Activities ...

As we travel, we like to pursue some of our interests (such as astronomy and bird watching).

When in Snider, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Snider and the surrounding area.

  • Astronomy & Satellites ...
    • Whether using binoculars, a small telescope or the naked-eye, the Heavens-Above website can help you to find your way around the night-time sky. In addition to detailed sky charts, their website will help you find planets, asteriods, comets, satellites and their tracks across the sky.
    • To give accurate results, Heavens-Above requires the latitude and longitude of your location. As a starting point, when we link to Heavens-Above, we pass this GPS location for Snider:
    • 39.460090, -79.700056
    • Once you're on the Heavens-Above website, you can improve its accuracy by giving a more precise longitude and latitude as your actual position.
    • The Heavens-Above Website, centered on Snider
  • Waymarking ...
    • Looking for somewhere out of the ordinary? Find a unique place and want to share it with others? Then it's time to visit Waymarking.com:
    • Waymark.com

Communities Also Named Snider ...

We have found seven communities that share the name Snider.

Within West Virginia, the name Snider is unique.

Beyond West Virginia, we know of another seven communities that are located throughout in the United States and Canada. Of these seven communities, six are located in the United States and one is in Canada.

  • Communities Elsewhere In North America ...
    • Georgia
      • Gilmer County
      • This community is historic<1> and we have very little information. For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Georgia community of Snider [Gilmer County].
    • Illinois
      • Vermilion County
      • This Snider is located in Vermilion County and lies 427 miles [687.2 km]<2> to the west of the Snider that is located in Preston County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Snider
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Vermilion County community of Snider.
    • Kentucky
      • Rockcastle County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<3> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Kentucky community of Snider [Rockcastle County].
    • Montana
      • Sanders County
      • This Snider is located in Sanders County and lies 1,846 miles [2,970.8 km]<2> to the west northwest of the Snider that is located in Preston County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Snider
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Sanders County community of Snider.
    • Ontario
      • This Snider lies 280 miles [450.6 km]<2> to the north of the Snider that is located in Preston County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Snider
    • Tennessee
      • Carroll County
      • This community is historic<1> and we have very little information. For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Tennessee community of Snider [Carroll County].
      • Stewart County
      • This Snider is located in Stewart County and lies 487 miles [783.8 km]<2> to the west southwest of the Snider that is located in Preston County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Snider
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Stewart County community of Snider.

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 wonder 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 [Preston County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Camp Ground
    • Camp Ground [Preston County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<2> to the southwest of Snider
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Camp Ground have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Camp Ground
  • Heathers Run [Preston County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Heathers Run
    • Heathers Run [Preston County] lies less than 2 miles<2> to the southeast of Snider
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Heathers Run
  • Herring [Preston County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Herring
    • Herring [Preston County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<2> to the north of Snider
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Herring have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Herring
  • Kanes Creek [Preston County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Kanes Creek
    • Kanes Creek [Preston County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<2> to the northwest of Snider
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Kanes Creek have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Kanes Creek
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Kanetown [Preston County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Kanetown
      • Kanetown [Preston County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<2> to the southwest of Snider
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Kanetown have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Kanetown
    • Kingwood [Preston County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Kingwood
      • Kingwood [Preston County] lies less than 2 miles<2> to the northeast of Snider
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 3,047 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Kingwood
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Kingwood<5>
    • Mountain View [Preston County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mountain View
      • Mountain View [Preston County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<2> to the southwest of Snider
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Mountain View have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mountain View
    • Oriole [Preston County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Oriole
      • Oriole [Preston County] was located 5 miles [8 km]<2> to the west of Snider
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Oriole have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Reedsville [Preston County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Reedsville
      • Reedsville [Preston County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<2> to the northwest of Snider
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 603 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Reedsville have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Reedsville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Reedsville<5>
    • Salt Lick [Preston County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Salt Lick
      • Salt Lick [Preston County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<2> to the southeast of Snider
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Salt Lick

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.

  • View Our List ...
    • Stephen Paul Courson     (Professional football)
      • Professional football. He was born in Philadelphia (Pennsylvania) on Saturday October 1, 1955 and died in Farmington (Pennsylvania) on Thursday November 10, 2005 at the age of 50. He is buried at Evergreen Cemetery (Adams County, Pennsylvania).
      • Farmington is located 24 miles [38.6 km] to the north of Snider.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Stephen Paul Courson<6>
    • Don Knotts     (Comedian, actor)
      • 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 the age of 81. He is buried at Westwood Memorial Park (Los Angeles County, California).
      • Morgantown is located 18 miles [29 km] to the northwest of Snider.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Don Knotts<6>
    • Ronald 'Ron' Lancaster     (Professional football)
      • Professional football. He was born in Fairchance (Pennsylvania) on Friday October 14, 1938 and died in Hamilton (Ontario) on Thursday September 18, 2008 at the age of 69. The body was cremated.
      • Fairchance is located 27 miles [43.5 km] to the northwest of Snider.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Ronald 'Ron' Lancaster<6>
    • Andrew Wasil Seminick     (Major League Baseball)
      • Major League Baseball. He was born in Pierce (West Virginia) on Sunday September 12, 1920 and died in Melbourne (Florida) on Sunday February 22, 2004 at the age of 83.
      • Pierce is located 22 miles [35.4 km] to the southeast of Snider.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Andrew Wasil Seminick<6>
    • Frankie R. Yankovic     (Musician, bandleader)
      • Musician, bandleader. He was born in Davis (West Virginia) on Wednesday July 28, 1915 and died in New Port Richey (Florida) on Wednesday October 14, 1998 at the age of 83. He is buried at Calvary Cemetery (Cuyahoga County, Ohio).
      • Davis is located 25 miles [40.2 km] to the southeast of Snider.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Frankie R. Yankovic<6>

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 beginning in Snider and extending to:

  • View Our List ...
    • Kingwood, which is the Seat of Preston County and lies just to the Northeast.
    • Charleston, which is the State Capital of West Virginia, lies 128 miles [206 km]<2> to the southwest (SW). If you could drive a straight line from Snider to Charleston, with an average speed<7>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) 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<8> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 5,984 miles [9,630.3 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<9>
    • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 6,698 miles [10,779.4 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<10>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 4,574 miles [7,361.1 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<11>

Other Roadside Stops ...

Cities, Towns and Villages of West Virginia

About Preston County

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: https://www.wv.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>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.
<2>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Snider) to Point B.Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Snider. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 39.4601, Longitude: -79.7001       In this case, the coordinates for Snider have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<3>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.
<4>The location has been supplied by the Geographic Names Information System - which is maintained by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). While these values should be definitive, we have found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.
<5>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<6>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.
<7>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.
<8>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.
<9>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Jerusalem is 309.453 degrees.
<10>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 305.302 degrees.
<11>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 305.647 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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