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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 Bells Fork, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Bells Fork 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 Bells Fork:
    • 35.565576, -77.34996
    • 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 Bells Fork
  • 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 Bells Fork ...

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.

  • Camelot [Pitt County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Camelot
    • Camelot [Pitt County] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the northeast of Bells Fork
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Camelot have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Camelot
  • Cannon Crossroads [Pitt County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cannon Crossroads
    • Cannon Crossroads [Pitt County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the southwest of Bells Fork
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cannon Crossroads have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cannon Crossroads
  • Cherry Oaks [Pitt County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cherry Oaks
    • Cherry Oaks [Pitt County] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the east of Bells Fork
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cherry Oaks have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cherry Oaks
  • Club Pines [Pitt County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Club Pines
    • Club Pines [Pitt County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the west of Bells Fork
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Club Pines have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Club Pines
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    • Evans Park [Pitt County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Evans Park
      • Evans Park [Pitt County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the northwest of Bells Fork
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Evans Park have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Evans Park
    • Golden Place [Pitt County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Golden Place
      • Golden Place [Pitt County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the north of Bells Fork
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Golden Place have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Golden Place
    • Green Springs [Pitt County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Green Springs
      • Green Springs [Pitt County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the north of Bells Fork
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Green Springs have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Green Springs
    • Greenville [Pitt County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Greenville
      • Greenville [Pitt County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the northwest of Bells Fork
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 94,779 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Greenville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Greenville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Greenville<3>
    • Heritage Village [Pitt County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Heritage Village
      • Heritage Village [Pitt County] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the north of Bells Fork
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Heritage Village have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Heritage Village
    • Higgs [Pitt County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Higgs
      • Higgs [Pitt County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the northwest of Bells Fork
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Higgs have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Higgs
    • Lincoln Park [Pitt County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lincoln Park
      • Lincoln Park [Pitt County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the northwest of Bells Fork
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lincoln Park have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lincoln Park
    • Lynndale [Pitt County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lynndale
      • Lynndale [Pitt County] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the west of Bells Fork
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lynndale have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lynndale
    • Planters Walk [Pitt County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Planters Walk
      • Planters Walk [Pitt County] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the northeast of Bells Fork
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Planters Walk have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Planters Walk
    • Quail Ridge [Pitt County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Quail Ridge
      • Quail Ridge [Pitt County] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the north of Bells Fork
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Quail Ridge have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Quail Ridge
    • Ripple City [Pitt County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ripple City
      • Ripple City [Pitt County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the north of Bells Fork
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Ripple City have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ripple City
    • Robinson Heights [Pitt County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Robinson Heights
      • Robinson Heights [Pitt County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the southwest of Bells Fork
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Robinson Heights have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Robinson Heights
    • Rock Springs [Pitt County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rock Springs
      • Rock Springs [Pitt County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the north of Bells Fork
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Rock Springs have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rock Springs
    • Rolling Meadows [Pitt County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rolling Meadows
      • Rolling Meadows [Pitt County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the east of Bells Fork
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Rolling Meadows have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rolling Meadows
    • Rollingwood [Pitt County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rollingwood
      • Rollingwood [Pitt County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the west of Bells Fork
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Rollingwood have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rollingwood
    • Shamrock Terrace [Pitt County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Shamrock Terrace
      • Shamrock Terrace [Pitt County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the southwest of Bells Fork
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Shamrock Terrace have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Shamrock Terrace
    • Treetops [Pitt County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Treetops
      • Treetops [Pitt County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the southwest of Bells Fork
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Treetops have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Treetops
    • Windy Ridge [Pitt County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Windy Ridge
      • Windy Ridge [Pitt County] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the north of Bells Fork
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Windy Ridge have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Windy Ridge
    • Winterville [Pitt County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Winterville
      • Winterville [Pitt County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the southwest of Bells Fork
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 10,132 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Winterville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Winterville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Winterville<3>

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 Bells Fork. 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 ...
    • Murray Hamilton     (Actor)
      • Actor. He was born in Washington (NC) on March 24, 1923 (a Saturday) and died in Washington (NC) on September 1, 1986 (a Monday) at the age of 63. He is buried at Oakdale Cemetery (Beaufort County, North Carolina).
      • Washington is located 16 miles [25.7 km] to the east of Bells Fork.
      • Washington is located 16 miles [25.7 km] to the east of Bells Fork.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Murray Hamilton<4>
    • Burgess Urquhart 'Whitey' Whitehead     (Major League Baseball)

How Far From Bells Fork 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 Bells Fork to various places of note, such as the White House.

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

  • View Our List ...
    • Greenville, which is the Seat of Pitt County and lies just to the Northwest.
    • Raleigh, which is the State Capital of North Carolina, lies 73 miles [117.5 km]<1> to the west northwest (WNW). If you could drive a straight line from Bells Fork to Raleigh, with an average speed<5>of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, it would take less than two hours to make the trip. A comfortable walk of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour would take 5 days. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take most of three days.
    • The White House (Washington, DC) is 230 miles [370.1 km] to the north (N). Driving would take nearly four hours, a buggy would take 9 days and walking would take 13 days.
    • The shortest distance<6> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 6,053 miles [9,741.4 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<7>
    • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 6,743 miles [10,851.8 km] and it lies to the east northeast (ENE).<8>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 4,627 miles [7,446.4 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<9>

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

The official website for Pitt County: www.co.pitt.nc.us/

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 '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- Bells Fork) to Point B.If you need the driving distance, we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Bells Fork. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Bells ForkOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Bells Fork. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 35.5656, Longitude: -77.3500    
<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>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<4>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.
<5>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.
<6>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 Bells Fork to the Middle East to be East and South, the Great Circle Route actually lies to the North and East.
<7>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Jerusalem is 308.228 degrees.
<8>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 303.32 degrees.
<9>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 306.052 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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