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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 Delway, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Delway 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 Delway:
    • 34.800999, -78.213797
    • 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 Delway
  • 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 Delway ...

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.

  • Butlers Crossroads [Sampson County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Butlers Crossroads
    • Butlers Crossroads [Sampson County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the northwest of Delway
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Butlers Crossroads have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Butlers Crossroads
  • Clear Run [Sampson County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Clear Run
    • Clear Run [Sampson County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the southwest of Delway
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Clear Run have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Clear Run
  • Fowler Landing [Bladen County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Fowler Landing
    • Fowler Landing [Bladen County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the southwest of Delway
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Fowler Landing have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Fowler Landing
  • Hickory Grove Crossroads [Bladen County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hickory Grove Crossroads
    • Hickory Grove Crossroads [Bladen County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<1> to the west of Delway
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hickory Grove Crossroads have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hickory Grove Crossroads
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    • Magnolia [Duplin County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Magnolia
      • Magnolia [Duplin County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the northeast of Delway
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 951 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Magnolia
    • Murphytown [Bladen County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Murphytown
      • Murphytown [Bladen County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the southwest of Delway
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Murphytown have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Murphytown
    • Rose Hill [Duplin County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rose Hill
      • Rose Hill [Duplin County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the east of Delway
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,620 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rose Hill
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Rose Hill<3>
    • Safe [Duplin County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Safe
      • Safe [Duplin County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the east of Delway
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Safe have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Safe
    • Shanghai [Sampson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Shanghai
      • Shanghai [Sampson County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the south of Delway
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Shanghai have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Shanghai
    • Sunnyside [Pender County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sunnyside
      • Sunnyside [Pender County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<1> to the southeast of Delway
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Sunnyside have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sunnyside
    • Tomahawk [Sampson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Tomahawk
      • Tomahawk [Sampson County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the southwest of Delway
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Tomahawk have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Tomahawk

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

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

  • View Our List ...
    • Clinton, which is the Seat of Sampson County and lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<1> to the north northwest. If you could walk a straight line from Delway to Clinton, with an average speed<4> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take most of a day to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take four to five hours.
    • Raleigh, which is the State Capital of North Carolina, lies 71 miles [114.3 km] to the north northwest (NNW). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take less than two hours, a buggy would take about three full days and walking would take 4 days.
    • The White House (Washington, DC) is 290 miles [466.7 km] to the north northeast (NNE). Driving would take four to five hours, a buggy would take 12 days and walking would take 17 days.
    • The shortest distance<5> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 6,124 miles [9,855.6 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<6>
    • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 6,813 miles [10,964.5 km] and it lies to the east northeast (ENE).<7>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 4,697 miles [7,559.1 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<8>

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

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- Delway) 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 Delway. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from DelwayOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Delway. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.8010, Longitude: -78.2138    
<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>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 Delway 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 308.731 degrees.
<7>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 303.782 degrees.
<8>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 306.632 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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