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

  • 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 Cofield:
    • 36.356451, -76.909971
    • 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 Cofield
  • 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

Communities Also Named Cofield ...

We have found one communities that share the name Cofield.

Within North Carolina, the name Cofield is unique.

Beyond North Carolina, there is another community also named Cofield in the United States.

  • Communities Elsewhere In North America ...
    • Louisiana
      • Ascension Parish
      • This Cofield is located in Ascension Parish and lies 915 miles [1,472.5 km]<1> to the west southwest of the Cofield that is located in Hertford County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cofield
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Ascension Parish community of Cofield.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Cofield ...

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.

  • California [Hertford County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for California
    • California [Hertford County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the west of Cofield
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for California have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on California
  • Mount Gallows [Hertford County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mount Gallows
    • Mount Gallows [Hertford County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the northwest of Cofield
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Mount Gallows have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mount Gallows
  • Pettys Shore [Hertford County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pettys Shore
    • Pettys Shore [Hertford County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the east of Cofield
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Pettys Shore have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pettys Shore
  • Pleasant Plains [Hertford County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pleasant Plains
    • Pleasant Plains [Hertford County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the west of Cofield
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Pleasant Plains have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pleasant Plains
  • Continue List   (5 more) ...
    • Poor Town [Hertford County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Poor Town
      • Poor Town [Hertford County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the southwest of Cofield
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Poor Town have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Poor Town
    • Rays Beach [Gates County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rays Beach
      • Rays Beach [Gates County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the east of Cofield
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Rays Beach have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rays Beach
    • Storys [Gates County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Storys
      • Storys [Gates County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the north of Cofield
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Storys have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Storys
    • Tarheel [Gates County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Tarheel
      • Tarheel [Gates County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the northeast of Cofield
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Tarheel have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Tarheel
    • Union [Hertford County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Union
      • Union [Hertford County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the west of Cofield
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Union have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Union

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 Cofield. 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 ...
    • Harriet Ann Jacobs     (Writer, activist)
      • Writer, activist. She was born in Edenton (NC) on February 11, 1815 (a Saturday) and died in Cambridge (MA) on March 7, 1897 (a Sunday) at the age of 82. She is buried at Mt. Auburn Cemetery (Middlesex County, Massachusetts).
      • Edenton is located 26 miles [41.8 km] to the southeast of Cofield.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Harriet Ann Jacobs<3>
    • Bosh Pritchard     (Professional football)
      • Professional football. He was born in Windsor (NC) on September 10, 1919 (a Wednesday) and died in Fort Myers (FL) on November 7, 1996 (a Thursday) at the age of 77. He is buried at Appomattox Cemetery (Hopewell City, Virginia).
      • Windsor is located 24 miles [38.6 km] to the south of Cofield.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Bosh Pritchard<3>
    • Jethro Pugh     (Professional football)
      • Professional football. He was born in Windsor (NC) on July 3, 1944 (a Monday) and died in Dallas (TX) on January 7, 2015 (a Wednesday) at the age of 70. He is buried at Restland Memorial Park (Dallas County, Texas).
      • Windsor is located 24 miles [38.6 km] to the south of Cofield.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Jethro Pugh<3>
    • Burgess Urquhart 'Whitey' Whitehead     (Major League Baseball)

How Far From Cofield 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 village such as Cofield to various places of note, such as the White House.

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

  • View Our List ...
    • Winton, which is the Seat of Hertford County and lies just to the North Northwest.
    • Raleigh, which is the State Capital of North Carolina, lies 104 miles [167.4 km]<1> to the west southwest (WSW). If you could drive a straight line from Cofield to Raleigh, with an average speed<4>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 6 days. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take 4 days.
    • The White House (Washington, DC) is 175 miles [281.6 km] to the north (N). Driving would take about three hours, a buggy would take 7 days and walking would take 10 days.
    • The shortest distance<5> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 6,000 miles [9,656.1 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<6>
    • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 6,693 miles [10,771.3 km] and it lies to the east northeast (ENE).<7>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 4,575 miles [7,362.7 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<8>

Other Roadside Stops ...

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About Hertford County

About North Carolina

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Hertford County: www.co.hertford.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 from Point A (ie- Cofield) 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 Cofield. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from CofieldOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Cofield. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 36.3565, Longitude: -76.9100       In this case, the coordinates for Cofield 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 Cofield 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 307.951 degrees.
<7>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 303.121 degrees.
<8>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 305.607 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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