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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 Gordontown, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Gordontown 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 Gordontown:
    • 35.755692, -80.108656
    • 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 Gordontown
  • 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 Gordontown ...

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.

  • Cedar Grove [Davidson County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cedar Grove
    • Cedar Grove [Davidson County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the southwest of Gordontown
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cedar Grove have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cedar Grove
  • Eastern Heights [Davidson County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Eastern Heights
    • Eastern Heights [Davidson County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the northwest of Gordontown
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Eastern Heights have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Eastern Heights
  • Eden [Davidson County] - Historic
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Eden
    • Eden [Davidson County] was located 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the northeast of Gordontown
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Eden have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
  • Fair Grove [Davidson County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Fair Grove
    • Fair Grove [Davidson County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the north of Gordontown
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Fair Grove have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Fair Grove
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    • Fuller Mill [Randolph County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Fuller Mill
      • Fuller Mill [Randolph County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the east of Gordontown
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Fuller Mill have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Fuller Mill
    • Holly Grove [Davidson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Holly Grove
      • Holly Grove [Davidson County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the northwest of Gordontown
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Holly Grove
    • Light [Davidson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Light
      • Light [Davidson County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the north of Gordontown
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Light have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Light
    • Rocky Meadow [Davidson County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rocky Meadow
      • Rocky Meadow [Davidson County] was located 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the southwest of Gordontown
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Rocky Meadow have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Sandy Grove [Davidson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sandy Grove
      • Sandy Grove [Davidson County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the west of Gordontown
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Sandy Grove have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sandy Grove
    • Silver Hill [Davidson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Silver Hill
      • Silver Hill [Davidson County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the southwest of Gordontown
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Silver Hill have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Silver Hill
    • Silver Valley [Davidson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Silver Valley
      • Silver Valley [Davidson County] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the south of Gordontown
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Silver Valley
    • Twin Oaks [Davidson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Twin Oaks
      • Twin Oaks [Davidson County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the west of Gordontown
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Twin Oaks have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Twin 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 Gordontown. 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.
      • Greensboro is located 28 miles [45.1 km] to the northeast of Gordontown.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Charlotte Hawkins Brown<3>
    • Hal 'Skinny' Brown     (Major League Baseball)
      • Major League Baseball. He was born in Greensboro (North Carolina) on Thursday December 11, 1924 and died in Greensboro (North Carolina) on Thursday December 17, 2015 at the age of 91. We don't have any burial details.
      • Greensboro is located 28 miles [45.1 km] to the northeast of Gordontown.
      • Greensboro is located 28 miles [45.1 km] to the northeast of Gordontown.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Hal 'Skinny' Brown<3>
    • Mace Stanley Brown     (Major League Baseball)
      • Major League Baseball. He was born in North English (Iowa) on Friday May 21, 1909 and died in Greensboro (North Carolina) on Sunday March 24, 2002 at the age of 92. He is buried at Westminster Gardens Cemetery (Guilford County, North Carolina).
      • Greensboro is located 28 miles [45.1 km] to the northeast of Gordontown.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Mace Stanley Brown<3>
    • Don Cardwell     (Major League Baseball)
      • Major League Baseball. He was born in Winston-Salem (North Carolina) on Saturday December 7, 1935 and died in Winston-Salem (North Carolina) on Monday January 14, 2008 at the age of 72. He is buried at God's Acre (Forsyth County, North Carolina).
      • Winston-Salem is located 24 miles [38.6 km] to the north of Gordontown.
      • Winston-Salem is located 24 miles [38.6 km] to the north of Gordontown.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Don Cardwell<3>
    • Jim Thomas Clack     (Professional football)
      • Professional football. He was born in Rocky Mount (North Carolina) on Sunday October 26, 1947 and died in Greensboro (North Carolina) on Friday April 7, 2006 at the age of 58. He is buried at Westminster Gardens Cemetery (Guilford County, North Carolina).
      • Greensboro is located 28 miles [45.1 km] to the northeast of Gordontown.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Jim Thomas Clack<3>
    • Wes Ferrell     (Major League Baseball)
      • Major League Baseball. He was born in Greensboro (North Carolina) on Sunday February 2, 1908 and died in Sarasota (Florida) on Thursday December 9, 1976 at the age of 68. He is buried at New Garden Friends Cemetery (Guilford County, North Carolina).
      • Greensboro is located 28 miles [45.1 km] to the northeast of Gordontown.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Wes Ferrell<3>
    • George Hamilton, IV     (Singer, musician)
      • Singer, musician. He was born in Winston-Salem (North Carolina) on Monday July 19, 1937 and died in Nashville (Tennessee) on Wednesday September 17, 2014 at the age of 77. He is buried at God's Acre (Forsyth County, North Carolina).
      • Winston-Salem is located 24 miles [38.6 km] to the north of Gordontown.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: George Hamilton, IV<3>
    • Wilbert Harrison     (Singer)
      • Singer. He was born in Charlotte (North Carolina) on Saturday January 5, 1929 and died in Spencer (North Carolina) on Wednesday October 26, 1994 at the age of 65. He is buried at North Pinewood Cemetery (Mecklenburg County, North Carolina).
      • Spencer is located 18 miles [29 km] to the west of Gordontown.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Wilbert Harrison<3>
    • Raymond Hall 'Ray' Hayworth     (Major League Baseball)
      • Major League Baseball. He was born in High Point (North Carolina) on Friday January 29, 1904 and died on Wednesday September 25, 2002 at the age of 98. He is buried at Guilford Memorial Park (Guilford County, North Carolina).
      • High Point is located 15 miles [24.1 km] to the north of Gordontown.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Raymond Hall 'Ray' Hayworth<3>
    • Dolley Madison     (Wife and First Lady to the Presidency of James Madison (1809 - 1817))
      • Wife and First Lady to the Presidency of James Madison (1809 - 1817). She was born in Guilford College (North Carolina) on Friday May 20, 1768 and died in Washington, DC on Thursday July 12, 1849 at the age of 81.
      • Guilford College is located 26 miles [41.8 km] to the northeast of Gordontown.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Dolley Madison<3>
    • Julia Mae Brown Mainer     (Musician)
      • Musician. She was born in Mocksville (North Carolina) on Thursday March 13, 1919 and died in Flint (Michigan) on Wednesday January 21, 2015 at the age of 95. She is buried at Crestwood Memorial Cemetery (Genesee County, Michigan).
      • Mocksville is located 27 miles [43.5 km] to the west of Gordontown.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Julia Mae Brown Mainer<3>
    • Mary Webb Nicholson     (Aviation pioneer)
      • Aviation pioneer. She was born in Greensboro (North Carolina) on Wednesday July 12, 1905 and died in Worcestershire (England) on Saturday May 22, 1943 at the age of 37. She is buried at New Garden Friends Cemetery (Guilford County, North Carolina).
      • Greensboro is located 28 miles [45.1 km] to the northeast of Gordontown.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Mary Webb Nicholson<3>
    • Gene Tanner     (Musician - a member of 'The Five Royales')
      • Musician - a member of 'The Five Royales'. He was born in Winston-Salem (North Carolina) on Saturday February 1, 1936 and died in Winston-Salem (North Carolina) on Thursday December 29, 1994 at the age of 58.
      • Winston-Salem is located 24 miles [38.6 km] to the north of Gordontown.
      • Winston-Salem is located 24 miles [38.6 km] to the north of Gordontown.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Gene Tanner<3>

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

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

  • View Our List ...
    • Lexington, which is the Seat of Davidson County and lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the west northwest. If you could walk a straight line from Gordontown to Lexington, with an average speed<4> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take four to five hours to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take a little over three hours.
    • Raleigh, which is the State Capital of North Carolina, lies 82 miles [132 km] to the east (E). 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 5 days.
    • The White House (Washington, DC) is 274 miles [441 km] to the northeast (NE). Driving would take four to five hours, a buggy would take 11 days and walking would take 16 days.
    • The shortest distance<5> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 6,165 miles [9,921.6 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<6>
    • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 6,864 miles [11,046.5 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<7>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 4,743 miles [7,633.1 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<8>

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Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Davidson County: www.co.davidson.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 'point-to-point' distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Gordontown) to Point B.Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Gordontown. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 35.7557, Longitude: -80.1087       In this case, the coordinates for Gordontown 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 Gordontown 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 309.795 degrees.
<7>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 305.141 degrees.
<8>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 307.055 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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