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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 Weddington, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Weddington 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 Weddington:
    • 35.023804, -80.740689
    • 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 Weddington
  • 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 Weddington ...

We have found one communities that share the name Weddington.

Within North Carolina, the name Weddington is unique.

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

  • Communities Elsewhere In North America ...
    • Arkansas
      • Washington County
      • This Weddington is located in Washington County and lies 771 miles [1,240.8 km]<1> to the west of the Weddington that is located in Mecklenburg County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Weddington
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Washington County community of Weddington.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Weddington ...

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.

  • Bakers [Union County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bakers
    • Bakers [Union County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the east of Weddington
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Bakers have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bakers
  • Barberville [Lancaster County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Barberville
    • Barberville [Lancaster County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the west of Weddington
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Barberville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Barberville
  • Bishops Ridge [Mecklenburg County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bishops Ridge
    • Bishops Ridge [Mecklenburg County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the north of Weddington
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Bishops Ridge have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bishops Ridge
  • Black Horse Run [Lancaster County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Black Horse Run
    • Black Horse Run [Lancaster County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the west of Weddington
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Black Horse Run have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Black Horse Run
  • Continue List   (17 more) ...
    • Colonial Village [Lancaster County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Colonial Village
      • Colonial Village [Lancaster County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the west of Weddington
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Colonial Village have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Colonial Village
    • Falcon Bridge [Mecklenburg County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Falcon Bridge
      • Falcon Bridge [Mecklenburg County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the northwest of Weddington
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Falcon Bridge have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Falcon Bridge
    • Fox Run [Union County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Fox Run
      • Fox Run [Union County] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the southeast of Weddington
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Fox Run have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Fox Run
    • Indian Land [Lancaster County]
    • Indian Trail [Union County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Indian Trail
      • Indian Trail [Union County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the northeast of Weddington
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 41,040 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Indian Trail have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Indian Trail
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Indian Trail<3>
    • Marvin [Union County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Marvin
      • Marvin [Union County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the west of Weddington
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 6,920 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Marvin have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Marvin
    • Mineral Springs [Union County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mineral Springs
      • Mineral Springs [Union County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the southeast of Weddington
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 3,171 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Mineral Springs have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mineral Springs
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Mineral Springs<3>
    • Olde Heritage [Mecklenburg County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Olde Heritage
      • Olde Heritage [Mecklenburg County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the north of Weddington
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Olde Heritage have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Olde Heritage
    • Providence [Mecklenburg County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Providence
      • Providence [Mecklenburg County] was located 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the north of Weddington
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Providence have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Providence Woods [Union County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Providence Woods
      • Providence Woods [Union County] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the north of Weddington
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Providence Woods have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Providence Woods
    • Rain Forest [Union County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rain Forest
      • Rain Forest [Union County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the northeast of Weddington
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Rain Forest have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rain Forest
    • Raintree [Mecklenburg County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Raintree
      • Raintree [Mecklenburg County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the northwest of Weddington
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Raintree have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Raintree
    • Settlers Landing [Mecklenburg County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Settlers Landing
      • Settlers Landing [Mecklenburg County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the north of Weddington
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Settlers Landing have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Settlers Landing
    • Tuckaway Park [Mecklenburg County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Tuckaway Park
      • Tuckaway Park [Mecklenburg County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the northwest of Weddington
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Tuckaway Park have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Tuckaway Park
    • Union [Union County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Union
      • Union [Union County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the south of Weddington
      • 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
    • Wolfville [Union County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Wolfville
      • Wolfville [Union County] was located 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the south of Weddington
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Wolfville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Wood Hollow [Mecklenburg County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Wood Hollow
      • Wood Hollow [Mecklenburg County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the north of Weddington
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Wood Hollow have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Wood Hollow

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 Weddington. 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 ...
    • Tom Addison     (Professional football)
      • Professional football. He was born in Lancaster (SC) on April 12, 1936 (a Sunday) and died in Bluffton (SC) on June 14, 2011 (a Tueday) at the age of 75. He is buried at Lancaster Memorial Park (Lancaster County, South Carolina).
      • Lancaster is located 20 miles [32.2 km] to the south of Weddington.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Tom Addison<4>
    • Virginia Dale     (Actress)
    • Clarence T. Dixon     (Musician)
    • Ivan Nathaniel Dixon III     (Actor, director, producer)
      • Actor, director, producer. He was born in New York (NY) on April 6, 1931 (a Monday) and died in Charlotte (NC) on March 16, 2008 (a Sunday) at the age of 76. The body was cremated.
      • Charlotte is located 14 miles [22.5 km] to the north of Weddington.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Ivan Nathaniel Dixon III<4>
    • Spencer Gettys     (Negro League Baseball)
    • Annie Montrose Hagins     (Actress, activist)
    • Wilbert Harrison     (Singer)
      • Full name: Wilbert Huntington Harrison
      • Singer. He was born in Charlotte (NC) on January 5, 1929 (a Saturday) and died in Spencer (NC) on October 26, 1994 (a Wednesday) at the age of 65. He is buried at North Pinewood Cemetery (Mecklenburg County, North Carolina).
      • Charlotte is located 14 miles [22.5 km] to the north of Weddington.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Wilbert Harrison<4>
    • Daisy and Violet Hilton     (Conjoined twins, sideshow performers)
      • Conjoined twins, sideshow performers. She was born in Brighton (England) on February 5, 1908 (a Wednesday) and died in Charlotte (NC) on January 4, 1969 (a Saturday) at the age of 60.
      • Charlotte is located 14 miles [22.5 km] to the north of Weddington.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Daisy and Violet Hilton<4>
    • Andrew Jackson     (7th President of the US (1829 - 1837))
      • 7th President of the US (1829 - 1837). He was born in Waxhaw (NC) on March 15, 1767 (a Sunday) and died in Hermitage (TN) on June 8, 1845 (a Sunday) at the age of 78.
      • Waxhaw is located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the south of Weddington.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Andrew Jackson<4>
    • Nina Mae McKinney     (Actress)
    • Oscar Micheaux     (Director, writer, producer)
      • Director, writer, producer. He was born in Metropolis (IL) on January 2, 1884 (a Wednesday) and died in Charlotte (NC) on March 25, 1951 (a Sunday) at the age of 67. He is buried at Great Bend Cemetery (Barton County, Kansas).
      • Charlotte is located 14 miles [22.5 km] to the north of Weddington.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Oscar Micheaux<4>
    • James Polk     (11th President of the US (1845 - 1849))
      • Full name: James Knox Polk
      • 11th President of the US (1845 - 1849). He was born in Pineville (NC) on November 2, 1795 (a Monday) and died in Nashville (TN) on June 15, 1849 (a Friday) at the age of 53.
      • Pineville is located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the northwest of Weddington.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: James Polk<4>
    • Erwin Coolidge 'Bob' Porterfield     (Major League Baseball)

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

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

  • View Our List ...
    • Charlotte, which is the Seat of Mecklenburg County and lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<1> to the north northwest. If you could walk a straight line from Weddington to Charlotte, with an average speed<5> 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 129 miles [207.6 km] to the east northeast (ENE). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take less than three hours, a buggy would take 5 days and walking would take 8 days.
    • The White House (Washington, DC) is 336 miles [540.7 km] to the northeast (NE). Driving would take five to six hours, a buggy would take 14 days and walking would take 19 days.
    • The shortest distance<6> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 6,225 miles [10,018.2 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<7>
    • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 6,922 miles [11,139.9 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<8>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 4,802 miles [7,728.1 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<9>

Other Roadside Stops ...

Index of Cities, Towns and Villages for North Carolina

About Mecklenburg County

About North Carolina

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Mecklenburg County: www.charmeck.org

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 obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Weddington) 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 Weddington. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from WeddingtonOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Weddington. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 35.0238, Longitude: -80.7407       In this case, the coordinates for Weddington 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>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 Weddington 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 310.163 degrees.
<8>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 305.455 degrees.
<9>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 307.524 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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