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Outdoor Activities ...

As we travel, we like to pursue some of our interests (such as astronomy).

When in Afton Hills, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Afton Hills 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 Afton Hills:
    • 36.641249, -79.396968
    • 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 Afton Hills
  • 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 Afton Hills ...

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 Park [Madison County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Beaver Park
    • Beaver Park [Madison County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the northeast of Afton Hills
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Beaver Park
  • Danville [Danville City]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Danville
    • Danville [Danville City] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the south of Afton Hills
    • Estimated population in 2019: 40,044 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Danville
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Danville<2>
  • Dundee [Pittsylvania County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Dundee
    • Dundee [Pittsylvania County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the south of Afton Hills
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Dundee have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Dundee
  • Lumpkin Forest [Pittsylvania County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lumpkin Forest
    • Lumpkin Forest [Pittsylvania County] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the northeast of Afton Hills
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lumpkin Forest have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lumpkin Forest
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    • Major Court [Danville City]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Major Court
      • Major Court [Danville City] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the south of Afton Hills
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Major Court have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Major Court
    • New Design [Danville City]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for New Design
      • New Design [Danville City] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the south of Afton Hills
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for New Design have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on New Design
    • Olde Hunting Hills [Pittsylvania County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Olde Hunting Hills
      • Olde Hunting Hills [Pittsylvania County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the west of Afton Hills
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Olde Hunting Hills have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Olde Hunting Hills
    • Pine Crest [Danville City]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pine Crest
      • Pine Crest [Danville City] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the south of Afton Hills
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Pine Crest have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pine Crest
    • Sandy Shores [Danville City]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sandy Shores
      • Sandy Shores [Danville City] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the southwest of Afton Hills
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Sandy Shores have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sandy Shores
    • Virginia Hills [Danville City]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Virginia Hills
      • Virginia Hills [Danville City] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the south of Afton Hills
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Virginia Hills have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Virginia Hills
    • Woodlake Park [Pittsylvania County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Woodlake Park
      • Woodlake Park [Pittsylvania County] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the northeast of Afton Hills
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Woodlake Park have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Woodlake Park

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 Afton Hills. 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 ...
    • Charlie 'Tinker' Leigh, Sr.     (Professional football)
      • Professional football. He was born in Halifax (Virginia) on Monday October 29, 1945 and died in Albany (New York) on Thursday October 26, 2006 at the age of 61. He is buried at Graceland Cemetery (Albany County, New York).
      • Halifax is located 27 miles [43.5 km] to the east of Afton Hills.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Charlie 'Tinker' Leigh, Sr.<4>
    • Janis Martin     (Musician)
      • Musician. She was born in Sutherlin (Virginia) on Wednesday March 27, 1940 and died in Durham (North Carolina) on Monday September 3, 2007 at the age of 67. She is buried at Highland Burial Park (Danville City, Virginia).
      • Sutherlin is located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the east of Afton Hills.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Janis Martin<4>

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

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

  • View Our List ...
    • Richmond, which is the State Capital of Virginia, lies 124 miles [199.6 km]<1> to the east northeast (ENE). If you could drive a straight line from Afton Hills to Richmond, with an average speed<5>of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, it would take about two hours to make the trip. A comfortable walk of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour would take 7 days. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take 5 days.
    • The White House (Washington, DC) is 202 miles [325.1 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<6> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 6,095 miles [9,809 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<7>
    • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 6,796 miles [10,937.1 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<8>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 4,675 miles [7,523.7 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<9>

Other Roadside Stops ...

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Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for State of Virginia: https://www.virginia.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 from Point A (ie- Afton Hills) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Afton Hills. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 36.6412, Longitude: -79.3970       In this case, the coordinates for Afton Hills have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<2>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<3>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.
<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 Afton Hills 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 309.368 degrees.
<8>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 304.783 degrees.
<9>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 306.489 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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