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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 Adam Acres, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Adam Acres 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 Adam Acres:
    • 37.214581, -80.021705
    • 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 Adam Acres
  • 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 Adam Acres ...

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.

  • Castle Hill [Roanoke County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Castle Hill
    • Castle Hill [Roanoke County] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the northeast of Adam Acres
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Castle Hill have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Castle Hill
  • Castle Rock [Roanoke County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Castle Rock
    • Castle Rock [Roanoke County] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the northwest of Adam Acres
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Castle Rock have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Castle Rock
  • Cave Spring [Roanoke County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cave Spring
    • Cave Spring [Roanoke County] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the northeast of Adam Acres
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cave Spring
  • Crescent Heights [Roanoke County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Crescent Heights
    • Crescent Heights [Roanoke County] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the east of Adam Acres
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Crescent Heights have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Crescent Heights
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    • Crest Hill [Roanoke County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Crest Hill
      • Crest Hill [Roanoke County] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the north of Adam Acres
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Crest Hill have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Crest Hill
    • Green Valley [Roanoke County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Green Valley
      • Green Valley [Roanoke County] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the northeast of Adam Acres
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Green Valley have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Green Valley
    • Greenland Hills [Roanoke City]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Greenland Hills
      • Greenland Hills [Roanoke City] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the northeast of Adam Acres
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Greenland Hills have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Greenland Hills
    • Hickory Hill [Roanoke County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hickory Hill
      • Hickory Hill [Roanoke County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the northwest of Adam Acres
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hickory Hill have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hickory Hill
    • Hidden Valley Court [Roanoke County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hidden Valley Court
      • Hidden Valley Court [Roanoke County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the northwest of Adam Acres
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hidden Valley Court have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hidden Valley Court
    • Highfields [Roanoke County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Highfields
      • Highfields [Roanoke County] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the northwest of Adam Acres
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Highfields have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Highfields
    • Holly Ridge [Roanoke County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Holly Ridge
      • Holly Ridge [Roanoke County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the southwest of Adam Acres
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Holly Ridge have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Holly Ridge
    • Homeplace [Roanoke County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Homeplace
      • Homeplace [Roanoke County] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the west of Adam Acres
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Homeplace have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Homeplace
    • Homewood [Roanoke County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Homewood
      • Homewood [Roanoke County] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the west of Adam Acres
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Homewood have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Homewood
    • Meadowlark [Roanoke County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Meadowlark
      • Meadowlark [Roanoke County] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the east of Adam Acres
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Meadowlark have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Meadowlark
    • Rosecrest [Roanoke County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rosecrest
      • Rosecrest [Roanoke County] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the west of Adam Acres
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Rosecrest have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rosecrest
    • Scenic Hills [Roanoke County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Scenic Hills
      • Scenic Hills [Roanoke County] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the south of Adam Acres
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Scenic Hills have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Scenic Hills
    • Spring Valley [Roanoke County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Spring Valley
      • Spring Valley [Roanoke County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the northeast of Adam Acres
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Spring Valley have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Spring Valley
    • Springlawn [Roanoke County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Springlawn
      • Springlawn [Roanoke County] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the east of Adam Acres
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Springlawn have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Springlawn
    • Sugar Loaf Farms [Roanoke County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sugar Loaf Farms
      • Sugar Loaf Farms [Roanoke County] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the north of Adam Acres
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Sugar Loaf Farms have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sugar Loaf Farms
    • Sugar Loaf Highlands [Roanoke County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sugar Loaf Highlands
      • Sugar Loaf Highlands [Roanoke County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the northwest of Adam Acres
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Sugar Loaf Highlands have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sugar Loaf Highlands
    • Sugar Loaf Hills [Roanoke County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sugar Loaf Hills
      • Sugar Loaf Hills [Roanoke County] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the northwest of Adam Acres
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Sugar Loaf Hills have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sugar Loaf Hills
    • Sunset Hills [Roanoke City]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sunset Hills
      • Sunset Hills [Roanoke City] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the north of Adam Acres
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Sunset Hills have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sunset Hills
    • Woods Crossing [Roanoke County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Woods Crossing
      • Woods Crossing [Roanoke County] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the east of Adam Acres
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Woods Crossing have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Woods Crossing

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 Adam Acres. 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 ...
    • Walter Joseph Biggs, Jr.     (Artist)
      • Artist. He was born in Elliston (Virginia) on Friday June 4, 1886 and died in Roanoke (Virginia) on Sunday February 11, 1968 at the age of 81. He is buried at Sherwood Burial Park (Salem City, Virginia).
      • Elliston is located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the west of Adam Acres.
      • Roanoke is located 5 miles [8 km] to the northeast of Adam Acres.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Walter Joseph Biggs, Jr.<3>
    • Mary Johnston     (Author)
      • Author. She was born in Buchanan (Virginia) on Monday November 21, 1870 and died in Warm Springs (Virginia) on Saturday May 9, 1936 at the age of 65. She is buried at Hollywood Cemetery (Richmond City, Virginia).
      • Buchanan is located 28 miles [45.1 km] to the northeast of Adam Acres.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Mary Johnston<3>
    • Henry King     (Director)
      • Director. He was born in Christiansburg (Virginia) on Sunday January 24, 1886 and died in Toluca Lake (California) on Tueday June 29, 1982 at the age of 96. He is buried at Myrtle Hill Memorial Park (Hillsborough County, Florida).
      • Christiansburg is located 22 miles [35.4 km] to the west of Adam Acres.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Henry King<3>
    • Erwin Coolidge 'Bob' Porterfield     (Major League Baseball)
      • Major League Baseball. He was born in Newport (Virginia) on Friday August 10, 1923 and died in Charlotte (North Carolina) on Monday April 28, 1980 at the age of 56. He is buried at Sharon Memorial Park (Mecklenburg County, North Carolina).
      • Newport is located 26 miles [41.8 km] to the west of Adam Acres.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Erwin Coolidge 'Bob' Porterfield<3>

How Far From Adam Acres to ...

We spend a lot of time looking through Gazetteers & Almanacs that were published in the late 1800's and early 1900's. Many of the Gazetteers include the distance from a community such as Adam Acres to various places of note, such as the White House.

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

  • View Our List ...
    • Richmond, which is the State Capital of Virginia, lies 143 miles [230.1 km]<1> to the east (E). If you could drive a straight line from Adam Acres to Richmond, with an average speed<4>of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, it would take less than three hours to make the trip. A comfortable walk of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour would take 9 days. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take 6 days.
    • The White House (Washington, DC) is 199 miles [320.3 km] to the northeast (NE). Driving would take a little over three hours, a buggy would take 8 days and walking would take 12 days.
    • The shortest distance<5> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 6,097 miles [9,812.2 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<6>
    • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 6,802 miles [10,946.8 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<7>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 4,679 miles [7,530.1 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<8>

Other Roadside Stops ...

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Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Roanoke County: www.roanokecountyva.gov/

The official website for State of Virginia: https://www.virginia.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- Adam Acres) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Adam Acres. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 37.2146, Longitude: -80.0217       In this case, the coordinates for Adam Acres 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 Adam Acres 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 309.721 degrees.
<7>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 305.271 degrees.
<8>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 306.554 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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