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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 Adcock Crossroads, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Adcock Crossroads and the surrounding area.

  • Weather ...
  • 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 Adcock Crossroads:
    • 36.329591, -78.354996
    • 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 Adcock Crossroads
  • 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

Curious and Interesting Names Near Adcock Crossroads ...

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.

  • Bear Pond [Vance County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bear Pond
    • Bear Pond [Vance County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the southwest of Adcock Crossroads
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bear Pond
  • Bobbitt [Vance County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bobbitt
    • Bobbitt [Vance County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the south of Adcock Crossroads
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Bobbitt have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bobbitt
  • Flat Rock [Vance County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Flat Rock
    • Flat Rock [Vance County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the north of Adcock Crossroads
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Flat Rock have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Flat Rock
  • Gill [Vance County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Gill
    • Gill [Vance County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the southwest of Adcock Crossroads
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Gill have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Gill
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    • Greystone [Vance County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Greystone
      • Greystone [Vance County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the north of Adcock Crossroads
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Greystone have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Greystone
    • Harris Crossroads [Vance County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Harris Crossroads
      • Harris Crossroads [Vance County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the northwest of Adcock Crossroads
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Harris Crossroads have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Harris Crossroads
    • Hunters Ridge [Vance County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hunters Ridge
      • Hunters Ridge [Vance County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the west of Adcock Crossroads
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hunters Ridge have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hunters Ridge
    • Kellys Crossroads [Vance County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Kellys Crossroads
      • Kellys Crossroads [Vance County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the northwest of Adcock Crossroads
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Kellys Crossroads have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Kellys Crossroads
    • Seaman Way [Vance County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Seaman Way
      • Seaman Way [Vance County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the southwest of Adcock Crossroads
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Seaman Way have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Seaman Way
    • Soul City [Warren County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Soul City
      • Soul City [Warren County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the northeast of Adcock Crossroads
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Soul City have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Soul City
    • Willow Oaks [Vance County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Willow Oaks
      • Willow Oaks [Vance County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the southwest of Adcock Crossroads
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Willow Oaks have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Willow Oaks

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 Adcock Crossroads. 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.

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    • Charlotte Hawkins Brown     (Author, educator, founder of the Palmer Memorial Institute)
      • Author, educator, founder of the Palmer Memorial Institute. She was born in Henderson (North Carolina) on Monday June 11, 1883 and died in Greensboro (North Carolina) on Wednesday January 11, 1961 at the age of 77.
      • Henderson is located 2 miles [3.2 km] to the west of Adcock Crossroads.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Charlotte Hawkins Brown<3>
    • Jack 'Galveston Giant' Johnson     (Professional boxer)
      • Professional boxer. He was born in Galveston (Texas) on Sunday March 31, 1878 and died in Franklinton (North Carolina) on Monday June 10, 1946 at the age of 68. He is buried at Graceland Cemetery (Cook County, Illinois).
      • Franklinton is located 16 miles [25.7 km] to the south of Adcock Crossroads.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Jack 'Galveston Giant' Johnson<3>
    • Ben E. King     (Singer, songwriter)
      • Singer, songwriter. He was born in Henderson (North Carolina) on Wednesday September 28, 1938 and died in Teaneck (New Jersey) on Thursday April 30, 2015 at the age of 76. He is buried at Hackensack Cemetery (Bergen County, New Jersey).
      • Henderson is located 2 miles [3.2 km] to the west of Adcock Crossroads.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Ben E. King<3>
    • Raymond Lee 'Ray' Murray     (Professional baseball)
    • Soupy Sales     (Comedian)
      • Comedian. He was born in Franklinton (North Carolina) on Friday January 8, 1926 and died in Bronx (New York) on Thursday October 22, 2009 at the age of 83. He is buried at Kensico Cemetery (Westchester County, New York).
      • Franklinton is located 16 miles [25.7 km] to the south of Adcock Crossroads.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Soupy Sales<3>

How Far From Adcock Crossroads 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 Adcock Crossroads to various places of note, such as the White House.

With a nod to our favorite Gazetteers, the straight-line distance beginning in Adcock Crossroads and extending to:

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    • Henderson, which is the Seat of Vance County and lies just to the West.
    • Raleigh, which is the State Capital of North Carolina, lies 41 miles [66 km]<1> to the south southwest (SSW). If you could walk a straight line from Adcock Crossroads to Raleigh, with an average speed<4> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take about three full days to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take just about two full days.
    • The White House (Washington, DC) is 191 miles [307.4 km] to the north northeast (NNE). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take a little over three hours, a buggy would take 8 days and walking would take 11 days.
    • The shortest distance<5> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 6,064 miles [9,759.1 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<6>
    • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 6,761 miles [10,880.8 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<7>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 4,641 miles [7,469 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<8>

Other Roadside Stops ...

Find a Community in North Carolina

About Vance County

About North Carolina

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Vance County: www.vancecounty.org/

The official website for State of North Carolina: https://www.nc.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a '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- Adcock Crossroads) to Point B.Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Adcock Crossroads. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 36.3296, Longitude: -78.3550       In this case, the coordinates for Adcock Crossroads have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<2>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.
<3>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.
<4>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.
<5>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 Adcock Crossroads to the Middle East to be East and South, the Great Circle Route actually lies to the North and East.
<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Jerusalem is 308.775 degrees.
<7>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 304.059 degrees.
<8>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 306.179 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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