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Introduction ...

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

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How Far From Snyders to ...

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

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

  • Berkeley Springs [Map], which is the Seat of Morgan County, lies just to the West.
  • Charleston [Map], which is the State Capital of West Virginia, lies 209 miles [336.4 km] to the West Southwest (WSW). If you could drive a straight line from Snyders to Charleston, with an average speed<2>of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, it would take a little over three hours to make the trip. A comfortable walk of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour would take 12 days. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take 9 days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 74 miles [119.1 km] to the Southeast (SE). Driving would take less than two hours, a buggy would take most of three days and walking would take 5 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 5,911 miles [9,512.8 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 6,621 miles [10,655.5 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 4,497 miles [7,237.2 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Snyders ...

We have found 6 communities that share the name Snyders.

While the name Snyders is unique within West Virginia, we know of another 6 communities with the same name in the United States.


Communities Outside of West Virginia

New York

Tompkins County

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

Ohio

Clark County

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

Wyandot County

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

Pennsylvania

Schuylkill County

Our profile page for Snyders, Schuylkill County   [Map]
Distance: About 139 miles [223.7 km] to the Northeast

York County

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

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Wisconsin

Forest County

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

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Curious and Interesting Names Near Snyders ...

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.

Big Pool (MD)   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the East of Snyders   [Map]
Cherry Run   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the Northeast   [Map]
Ernstville (MD)   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the Northeast   [Map]
Green Spring Furnace (MD)   -   5 miles [8 km] to the East   [Map]
Hedgesville   -   5 miles [8 km] to the Southeast   [Map]
Indian Springs (MD)   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the Northeast   [Map]
Mountain Vistas (MD)   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the Northeast   [Map]
Park Head (MD)   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the North   [Map]
Runners Ferry   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the East   [Map]
Shady Grove   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the Northwest   [Map]
Sleepy Creek   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the North   [Map]
Tomahawk   -   5 miles [8 km] to the South   [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 Snyders. 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.

James Buchanan
  15th President of the US. He was born in Cove Gap (Pennsylvania) on Saturday April 23, 1791 and died in Lancaster (Pennsylvania) on Monday June 1, 1868 at an age of 77. He was buried at Woodward Hill Cemetery (Lancaster County, Pennsylvania) [Map].

Cove Gap [Map] is located 19 miles [30.6 km] to the north of Snyders

Find-A-Grave Memorial: James Buchanan<8>

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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' distance beginning in Snyders. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Snyders) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Snyders. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 39.6070, Longitude: -78.0758     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Snyders 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 Snyders 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 308.464 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 304.201 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 304.886 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 Snyders 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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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Snyders.