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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 Goinstown, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Goinstown 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 Goinstown:
    • 36.514027, -80.017545
    • 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 Goinstown
  • 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 Goinstown ...

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.

  • Beaver Island [Rockingham County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Beaver Island
    • Beaver Island [Rockingham County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the southeast of Goinstown
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Beaver Island have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Beaver Island
  • Buffalo [Stokes County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Buffalo
    • Buffalo [Stokes County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the southwest of Goinstown
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Buffalo have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Buffalo
  • Chestnut Knob [Henry County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Chestnut Knob
    • Chestnut Knob [Henry County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the northeast of Goinstown
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Chestnut Knob have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Chestnut Knob
  • Craig [Henry County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Craig
    • Craig [Henry County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the north of Goinstown
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Craig have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Craig
  • Continue List   (9 more) ...
    • Dan Valley [Rockingham County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Dan Valley
      • Dan Valley [Rockingham County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the southeast of Goinstown
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Dan Valley have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Dan Valley
    • Delta [Stokes County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Delta
      • Delta [Stokes County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the southwest of Goinstown
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Delta have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Delta
    • Dodgetown [Stokes County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Dodgetown
      • Dodgetown [Stokes County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the southwest of Goinstown
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Dodgetown have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Dodgetown
    • Horse Pasture [Henry County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Horse Pasture
      • Horse Pasture [Henry County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the northeast of Goinstown
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Horse Pasture
    • Idol Park [Rockingham County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Idol Park
      • Idol Park [Rockingham County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the south of Goinstown
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Idol Park have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Idol Park
    • Matrimony [Rockingham County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Matrimony
      • Matrimony [Rockingham County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the east of Goinstown
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Matrimony
    • Nettleridge [Patrick County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Nettleridge
      • Nettleridge [Patrick County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the northwest of Goinstown
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Nettleridge have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Nettleridge
    • Price [Rockingham County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Price
      • Price [Rockingham County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the east of Goinstown
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Price have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Price
    • Sandy Ridge [Stokes County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sandy Ridge
      • Sandy Ridge [Stokes County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the west of Goinstown
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Sandy Ridge have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sandy Ridge
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Sandy Ridge<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 Goinstown. 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 ...
    • Jester Joseph Hairston     (Actor, musician, actor)

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

With a nod to our favorite Gazetteers and using the location of where the historic<5> community of Goinstown once stood, the straight-line distance beginning in Goinstown and extending to:

  • View Our List ...
    • Wentworth, which is the Seat of Rockingham County and lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<1> to the east southeast. If you could walk a straight line from Goinstown to Wentworth, with an average speed<6> 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 five to six hours.
    • Raleigh, which is the State Capital of North Carolina, lies 91 miles [146.5 km] to the southeast (SE). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take less than two hours, a buggy would take most of three days and walking would take 6 days.
    • The White House (Washington, DC) is 231 miles [371.8 km] to the northeast (NE). Driving would take nearly four hours, a buggy would take 9 days and walking would take 14 days.
    • The shortest distance<7> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 6,127 miles [9,860.5 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<8>
    • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 6,830 miles [10,991.8 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<9>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 4,708 miles [7,576.8 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<10>

Other Roadside Stops ...

Find a Community in North Carolina

About Rockingham County

About North Carolina

Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Rockingham County: www.co.rockingham.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' distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Goinstown) to Point B.Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Goinstown. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 36.5140, Longitude: -80.0175       In this case, the coordinates for Goinstown 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>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>We use the term 'Historic' broadly and it generally means that the community no longer exists. However, it can also mean that the community might still exist, but was significantly larger or had a more 'official' existence in the past than it does now. Unfortunately our sources of data have proven to be unreliable. If you can provide us with more specific information about Goinstown, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.
<6>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.
<7>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 Goinstown to the Middle East to be East and South, the Great Circle Route actually lies to the North and East.
<8>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Jerusalem is 309.732 degrees.
<9>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 305.181 degrees.
<10>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 306.779 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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