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Outdoor Activities ...

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

When in Alexandria, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Alexandria 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 Alexandria:
    • 36.771389, -76.197778
    • 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 Alexandria
  • 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 Alexandria ...

We found 24 communities that share the name Alexandria.

There is one other community in Virginia which is also named Alexandria.

Beyond Virginia, we know of another 23 communities that are located throughout in the United States and Canada. Of these 23 communities, 21 are located in the United States and three are in Canada.

  • Communities Located In Virginia ...
    • Alexandria City
      • This Alexandria is located in Alexandria City and lies 147 miles [236.6 km]<1> to the north northwest.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Alexandria City community of Alexandria.
  • Communities Elsewhere In North America ...
    • Alabama
      • Calhoun County
      • This Alexandria is located in Calhoun County and lies 583 miles [938.2 km]<1> to the west southwest.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Calhoun County community of Alexandria.
    • British Columbia
      • This Alexandria lies 2,466 miles [3,968.6 km]<1> to the northwest.
    • Georgia
      • Elbert County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<2> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Georgia community of Alexandria [Elbert County].
    • Indiana
      • Madison County
      • This Alexandria is located in Madison County and lies 565 miles [909.3 km]<1> to the west northwest.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Madison County community of Alexandria.
    • Kansas
      • Leavenworth County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<2> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Kansas community of Alexandria [Leavenworth County].
    • Kentucky
      • Campbell County
      • This Alexandria is located in Campbell County and lies 471 miles [758 km]<1> to the west northwest.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Campbell County community of Alexandria.
      • Kenton County
      • This Alexandria is located in Kenton County and lies 470 miles [756.4 km] to the west northwest.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Kenton County community of Alexandria.
    • Louisiana
      • Rapides Parish
      • This Alexandria is located in Rapides Parish and lies 1,002 miles [1,612.6 km]<1> to the west southwest.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Rapides Parish community of Alexandria.
    • Manitoba
      • This community is historic<3> and we have very little information. For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Manitoba community of Alexandria.
    • Minnesota
      • Douglas County
      • This Alexandria is located in Douglas County and lies 1,171 miles [1,884.5 km]<1> to the northwest.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Douglas County community of Alexandria.
    • Missouri
      • Callaway County
      • This community is historic<3> and although located in Callaway County, we don't know where within the .
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Callaway County community of Alexandria.
      • Clark County
      • This Alexandria is located in Clark County and lies 859 miles [1,382.4 km]<1> to the west northwest.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Clark County community of Alexandria.
      • Lincoln County
      • This community is historic and although located in Lincoln County, we don't know where within the .
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Lincoln County community of Alexandria.
    • Nebraska
      • Thayer County
      • This Alexandria is located in Thayer County and lies 1,166 miles [1,876.5 km]<1> to the west northwest.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Thayer County community of Alexandria.
    • New Hampshire
      • Grafton County
      • This Alexandria is located in Grafton County and lies 526 miles [846.5 km]<1> to the north northeast.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Grafton County community of Alexandria.
    • New Jersey
      • Essex County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<2> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the New Jersey community of Alexandria [Essex County].
    • Ohio
      • Licking County
      • This Alexandria is located in Licking County and lies 415 miles [667.9 km]<1> to the northwest.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Licking County community of Alexandria.
      • Ross County
      • This community is historic<3> and although located in Ross County, we don't know where within the .
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Ross County community of Alexandria.
      • Scioto County
      • This Alexandria is located in Scioto County and lies 397 miles [638.9 km] to the west northwest.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Scioto County community of Alexandria.
    • Ontario
      • This Alexandria lies 594 miles [956 km]<1> to the north.
    • Pennsylvania
      • Huntingdon County
      • This Alexandria is located in Huntingdon County and lies 280 miles [450.6 km]<1> to the north northwest.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Huntingdon County community of Alexandria.
    • South Dakota
      • Hanson County
      • This Alexandria is located in Hanson County and lies 1,228 miles [1,976.3 km]<1> to the west northwest.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Hanson County community of Alexandria.
    • Tennessee
      • DeKalb County
      • This Alexandria is located in DeKalb County and lies 548 miles [881.9 km]<1> to the west.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the DeKalb County community of Alexandria.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Alexandria ...

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.

  • Arrowhead
    (4 miles [6.4 km] to the north)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Arrowhead have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Arrowhead
    • Arrowhead is located in Virginia Beach City
  • Butts
    (2 miles [3.2 km] to the southwest)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Butts have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Butts
    • Butts is located in Chesapeake City
  • College Park
    (2 miles [3.2 km] to the north)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for College Park have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for College Park
    • College Park is located in Virginia Beach City
  • Edmonds Corner
    (3 miles [4.8 km] to the west)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Edmonds Corner have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Edmonds Corner
    • Edmonds Corner is located in Chesapeake City
  • Elizabeth Park
    (4 miles [6.4 km] to the north)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Elizabeth Park have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Elizabeth Park
    • Elizabeth Park is located in Norfolk City
  • Elizabeth River Shores
    (4 miles [6.4 km] to the north)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Elizabeth River Shores have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Elizabeth River Shores
    • Elizabeth River Shores is located in Virginia Beach City
  • Foundation Park
    (4 miles [6.4 km] to the northwest)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Foundation Park have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Foundation Park
    • Foundation Park is located in Chesapeake City
  • Gallops Corner
    (4 miles [6.4 km] to the northeast)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Gallops Corner have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Gallops Corner
    • Gallops Corner is located in Virginia Beach City
  • Great Bridge
    (4 miles [6.4 km] to the southwest)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Great Bridge have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Great Bridge
    • Great Bridge is located in Chesapeake City
  • Great Bridge Gardens
    (4 miles [6.4 km] to the south)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Great Bridge Gardens have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Great Bridge Gardens
    • Great Bridge Gardens is located in Chesapeake City
  • Greenwich
    (4 miles [6.4 km] to the north)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Greenwich have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Greenwich
    • Greenwich is located in Virginia Beach City
  • Haven Heights
    (3 miles [4.8 km] to the north)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Haven Heights have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Haven Heights
    • Haven Heights is located in Virginia Beach City
  • Continue List   (13 more) ...
    • Homestead
      (2 miles [3.2 km] to the north)
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Homestead have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Homestead
      • Homestead is located in Virginia Beach City
    • Indian River Park
      (2 miles [3.2 km] to the northwest)
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Indian River Park have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Indian River Park
      • Indian River Park is located in Chesapeake City
    • Knob Hill
      (3 miles [4.8 km] to the north)
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Knob Hill have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Knob Hill
      • Knob Hill is located in Virginia Beach City
    • Larkspur
      (4 miles [6.4 km] to the northeast)
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Larkspur have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Larkspur
      • Larkspur is located in Virginia Beach City
    • Level Green
      (2 miles [3.2 km] to the north)
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Level Green have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Level Green
      • Level Green is located in Virginia Beach City
    • New Light
      (2 miles [3.2 km] to the north)
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for New Light have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for New Light
      • New Light is located in Virginia Beach City
    • Oak Grove
      (3 miles [4.8 km] to the southwest)
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Oak Grove have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Oak Grove
      • Oak Grove is located in Chesapeake City
    • Plantation Lakes
      (Less than 2 miles to the south)
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Plantation Lakes have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Plantation Lakes
      • Plantation Lakes is located in Chesapeake City
    • Pleasant Point
      (4 miles [6.4 km] to the north)
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Pleasant Point have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pleasant Point
      • Pleasant Point is located in Norfolk City
    • Poplar Ridge
      (4 miles [6.4 km] to the south)
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Poplar Ridge have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Poplar Ridge
      • Poplar Ridge is located in Chesapeake City
    • Providence Junction
      (3 miles [4.8 km] to the west)
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Providence Junction have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Providence Junction
      • Providence Junction is located in Chesapeake City
    • Sherry Park
      (3 miles [4.8 km] to the north)
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Sherry Park have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sherry Park
      • Sherry Park is located in Virginia Beach City
    • Tanglewood
      (4 miles [6.4 km] to the northwest)
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Tanglewood have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Tanglewood
      • Tanglewood is located in Chesapeake City

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

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

  • Richmond, which is the State Capital of Virginia, lies 86 miles [138.4 km]<1> to the northwest (NW). If you could drive a straight line from Alexandria to Richmond, with an average speed<5>of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, it would take less than two hours to make the trip. A comfortable walk of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour would take 5 days. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take most of three days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC) is 153 miles [246.2 km] to the north northwest (NNW). Driving would take less than three hours, a buggy would take 6 days and walking would take 9 days.
  • The shortest distance<6> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 5,951 miles [9,577.2 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<7>
  • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 6,644 miles [10,692.5 km] and it lies to the east northeast (ENE).<8>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 4,526 miles [7,283.9 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<9>

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Alexandria. 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' distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Alexandria) to Point B.Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Alexandria. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 36.7714, Longitude: -76.1978       In this case, the coordinates for Alexandria have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<2>If we encounter the name of what might be a community, our methodology is to add that name to our Gazetteer as a placeholder. As we find more information about that community, it will be added to our Gazetteer.

Just as a reminder: Our definition of a community is rather broad and includes those places (or areas) where several families lived and had a name which identified that place. For example, you might hear somebody say that they are going over to Bird Creek to see Pete ... Bird Creek is just a gas station and a couple of homes at the crossroads. While it might not be on the map, everybody in the area knows it by that name.

Places of interest include buildings at a crossroad, several families clustered in a hollow or maybe the location of a way station. It also includes places like mines, lumber camps, ferry crossings, etc. The community might still exist, is now gone or only existed for just a short period of time.

Also keep in mind that Alexandria could have been on the original document by mistake, misspelled, the original/alternate name of a community that we've listed elsewhere or was placed in the wrong . Sometimes a post office or train station would have a different name than the community where it's located, so two names might be referring to the same community - we're working to straighten it all out.
<3>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 Alexandria, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.
<4>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 found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.
<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 Alexandria 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 307.528 degrees.
<8>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 302.701 degrees.
<9>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 305.179 degrees.









 

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