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Introduction ...

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

This page contains four sections:

How Far From Snowden to ...

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

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

  • Hamlin [Map], which is the Seat of Lincoln County, lies 10 miles [16.1 km] to the West Northwest. If you could walk a straight line from Snowden to Hamlin, with an average speed<2> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take four to five hours to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take a little over three hours.
  • Charleston [Map], which is the State Capital of West Virginia, lies 19 miles [30.6 km] to the East Northeast (ENE). The buggy would take 6 hours and walking would take just over a day.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 269 miles [432.9 km] to the East (E). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take four to five hours, a buggy would take 11 days and walking would take 16 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,133 miles [9,870.1 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 6,847 miles [11,019.2 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 4,722 miles [7,599.3 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Snowden ...

We have found 14 communities that share the name Snowden.

While the name Snowden is unique within West Virginia, we know of another 14 communities with the same name in the United States and Canada.


Communities Outside of West Virginia

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California

Siskiyou County

Our profile page for Snowden, Siskiyou County   [Map]
Distance: About 2,138 miles [3,440.8 km] to the West Northwest

Colorado

Lake County

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

Kentucky

Clark County

Our profile page for Snowden, Clark County   [Map]
Distance: About 116 miles [186.7 km] to the West

Maryland

Frederick County

Our profile page for Snowden, Frederick County   [Map]
Distance: About 269 miles [432.9 km] to the East Northeast

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Minnesota

Saint Louis County

Our profile page for Snowden, Saint Louis County   [Map]
Distance: About 833 miles [1,340.6 km] to the Northwest

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Mississippi

Lauderdale County

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

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Montana

Roosevelt County

Our profile page for Snowden, Roosevelt County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,299 miles [2,090.5 km] to the Northwest

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North Carolina

Currituck County

Our profile page for Snowden, Currituck County   [Map]
Distance: About 341 miles [548.8 km] to the East Southeast

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Pennsylvania

Allegheny County

Our profile page for Snowden, Allegheny County   [Map]
Distance: About 178 miles [286.5 km] to the Northeast

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Saskatchewan

Our profile page for Snowden   [Map]
Distance: About 1,507 miles [2,425.3 km] to the Northwest

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South Carolina

Charleston County

Our profile page for Snowden, Charleston County   [Map]
Distance: About 388 miles [624.4 km] to the South Southeast

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Virginia

Amherst County

Our profile page for Snowden, Amherst County   [Map]
Distance: About 144 miles [231.7 km] to the East Southeast

Fairfax County

Our profile page for Snowden, Fairfax County   [Map]
Distance: About 266 miles [428.1 km] to the East

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Washington

Klickitat County

Our profile page for Snowden, Klickitat County   [Map]
Distance: About 2,067 miles [3,326.5 km] to the West Northwest

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Curious and Interesting Names Near Snowden ...

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.

Allen (Historic)   -   9 miles [14.5 km] to the Southwest of Snowden   [Map]
Danville   -   9 miles [14.5 km] to the Southeast   [Map]
East (Historic)   -   Less than 2 miles to the North   [Map]
Fork Junction   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the Southeast   [Map]
Forks of Coal   -   9 miles [14.5 km] to the Northeast   [Map]
Horse Creek Junction   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the Southeast   [Map]
Irene   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the East   [Map]
Jenks   -   8 miles [12.9 km] to the West   [Map]
Julian   -   5 miles [8 km] to the Southeast   [Map]
Layville   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the South   [Map]
Rock Creek   -   8 miles [12.9 km] to the Southeast   [Map]
Sweetland   -   7 miles [11.3 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 Snowden. 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 19 miles [30.6 km] to the northeast of Snowden

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Allison Hayes<8>

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The Communities of West Virginia

About Lincoln County

About West Virginia

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Lincoln County: www.co.lincoln.wv.us/

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



Footnotes ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Snowden. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 38.1976, Longitude: -81.9374     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Snowden 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 Snowden 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 310.849 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 306.705 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 307.043 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 Bird Creek to see Pete ... Bird 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 Snowden 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>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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