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Introduction ...

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

This page contains four sections:

How Far From Snow Hill 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 Snow Hill to various places of note, such as the White House.

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

  • Charleston [Map], which is the Seat of Kanawha County, lies just to the West Northwest.
  • Charleston [Map], which is the State Capital of West Virginia, lies just to the West Northwest (WNW).
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 247 miles [397.5 km] to the East (E). If you could drive a straight line from Snow Hill to White House, with an average speed<2>of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, it would take nearly four hours to make the trip. A comfortable walk of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour would take 14 days. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take 10 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,112 miles [9,836.3 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 6,826 miles [10,985.4 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 4,701 miles [7,565.5 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Snow Hill ...

We have found 26 communities that share the name Snow Hill.

Within West Virginia, there is just one other community named Snow Hill. Using our Gazetteer, we have found another 25 communities in the United States - with 26 of those located in the United States.

We have broken our list into two sections:

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Dale County

Our profile page for Snow Hill, Dale County   [Map]
Distance: About 523 miles [841.7 km] to the South Southwest

Wilcox County

Our profile page for Snow Hill, Wilcox County   [Map]
Distance: About 533 miles [857.8 km] to the Southwest


Ouachita County

Our profile page for Snow Hill, Ouachita County   [Map]
Distance: About 707 miles [1,137.8 km] to the West Southwest


Seminole County

Our profile page for Snow Hill, Seminole County   [Map]
Distance: About 664 miles [1,068.6 km] to the South

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Parke County

Our profile page for Snow Hill, Parke County   [Map]
Distance: About 314 miles [505.3 km] to the West Northwest

Randolph County

Our profile page for Snow Hill, Randolph County   [Map]
Distance: About 218 miles [350.8 km] to the Northwest

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Labette County

Our profile page for Snow Hill, Labette County
We found mention of this community, but have little information.<7>
Although located in Labette County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

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Shelby County

Our profile page for Snow Hill, Shelby County
We found mention of this community, but have little information.
Although located in Shelby County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

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Cecil County

Our profile page for Snow Hill, Cecil County   [Map]
This community is historic.<8>
Distance: About 316 miles [508.6 km] to the East Northeast

Worcester County

Our profile page for Snow Hill, Worcester County   [Map]
Distance: About 335 miles [539.1 km] to the East

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New Jersey

Camden County

Our profile page for Snow Hill, Camden County   [Map]
Distance: About 366 miles [589 km] to the East Northeast

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North Carolina

Greene County

Our profile page for Snow Hill, Greene County   [Map]
Distance: About 292 miles [469.9 km] to the Southeast

Perquimans County

Our profile page for Snow Hill, Perquimans County   [Map]
Distance: About 309 miles [497.3 km] to the East Southeast

Sampson County

Our profile page for Snow Hill, Sampson County   [Map]
Distance: About 289 miles [465.1 km] to the Southeast

Stokes County

Our profile page for Snow Hill, Stokes County   [Map]
Distance: About 147 miles [236.6 km] to the South Southeast

Warren County

Our profile page for Snow Hill, Warren County   [Map]
Distance: About 227 miles [365.3 km] to the Southeast

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Butler County

Our profile page for Snow Hill, Butler County   [Map]
Distance: About 172 miles [276.8 km] to the West Northwest

Clinton County

Our profile page for Snow Hill, Clinton County   [Map]
Distance: About 135 miles [217.3 km] to the West Northwest

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Hamilton County

Our profile page for Snow Hill, Hamilton County   [Map]
Distance: About 289 miles [465.1 km] to the Southwest

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Collin County

Our profile page for Snow Hill, Collin County   [Map]
Distance: About 899 miles [1,446.8 km] to the West Southwest

Polk County

Our profile page for Snow Hill, Polk County   [Map]
Distance: About 904 miles [1,454.8 km] to the West Southwest

San Jacinto County

Our profile page for Snow Hill, San Jacinto County   [Map]
Distance: About 936 miles [1,506.3 km] to the West Southwest

Upshur County

Our profile page for Snow Hill, Upshur County   [Map]
Distance: About 833 miles [1,340.6 km] to the West Southwest

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King and Queen County

Our profile page for Snow Hill, King and Queen County   [Map]
Distance: About 268 miles [431.3 km] to the East

Prince William County

Our profile page for Snow Hill, Prince William County   [Map]
Distance: About 216 miles [347.6 km] to the East

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Curious and Interesting Names Near Snow Hill ...

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.

Airport Village   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the North of Snow Hill   [Map]
Big Chimney   -   5 miles [8 km] to the North   [Map]
Blackhawk   -   Less than 2 miles to the Northwest   [Map]
Coal Fork   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the East   [Map]
Elk   -   5 miles [8 km] to the Northwest   [Map]
Elk Forest   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the North   [Map]
Elk Hills   -   5 miles [8 km] to the North   [Map]
Fivemile   -   5 miles [8 km] to the East   [Map]
Meadowbrook   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the North   [Map]
Riverview   -   Less than 2 miles to the Northwest   [Map]
South Park   -   Less than 2 miles to the Southwest   [Map]
Twomile   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the Northwest   [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 Snow Hill. 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.

Allison Hayes     (Born as Mary Jane Hayes)
  Actress. She was born in Charleston (West Virginia) on Thursday March 6, 1930 and died in San Diego (California) on Sunday February 27, 1977 at an age of 46.

Charleston [Map] is located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the northwest of Snow Hill

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Allison Hayes<9>

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Off-the-Road Links ...

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

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Footnotes ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Snow Hill. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 38.3248, Longitude: -81.5715     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Snow Hill 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 Snow Hill 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 310.625 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 306.468 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 306.845 degrees.

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<7>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 Mile's to see Pete ... Mile's 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 Snow Hill 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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<8>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 Snow Hill, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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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:

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