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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 Autumn Ridge, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Autumn Ridge 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 Autumn Ridge:
    • 38.454300, -77.444800
    • 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 Autumn Ridge
  • 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 Autumn Ridge ...

We found two communities that share the name Autumn Ridge.

Within Virginia, the name Autumn Ridge is unique.

Beyond Virginia, we know of another two communities that are located throughout in the United States.

  • Communities Elsewhere In North America ...
    • Arizona
      • Maricopa County
      • This Autumn Ridge is located in Maricopa County and lies 1,953 miles [3,143 km]<1> to the west of the Autumn Ridge that is located in Stafford County.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Maricopa County community of Autumn Ridge.
    • Maryland
      • Carroll County
      • This Autumn Ridge is located in Carroll County and lies 82 miles [132 km]<1> to the north northeast of the Autumn Ridge that is located in Stafford County.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Carroll County community of Autumn Ridge.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Autumn Ridge ...

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.

  • Apple Grove
    (2 miles [3.2 km] to the northwest)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Apple Grove have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Apple Grove
    • Apple Grove is located in Stafford County
  • Bells Run
    (2 miles [3.2 km] to the east)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Bells Run have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bells Run
    • Bells Run is located in Stafford County
  • Elizabeth Park
    (Less than 2 miles to the north)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Elizabeth Park have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Elizabeth Park
    • Elizabeth Park is located in Stafford County
  • Fritters Lane
    (2 miles [3.2 km] to the north)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Fritters Lane have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Fritters Lane
    • Fritters Lane is located in Stafford County
  • Greenridge
    (2 miles [3.2 km] to the east)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Greenridge have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Greenridge
    • Greenridge is located in Stafford County
  • Heritage Oaks
    (Less than 2 miles to the northwest)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Heritage Oaks have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Heritage Oaks
    • Heritage Oaks is located in Stafford County
  • King James Village
    (Less than 2 miles to the north)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for King James Village have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for King James Village
    • King James Village is located in Stafford County
  • Liberty Place
    (Less than 2 miles to the northeast)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Liberty Place have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Liberty Place
    • Liberty Place is located in Stafford County
  • Meadowlark
    (Less than 2 miles to the north)
    • 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 our Gazetteer entry for Meadowlark
    • Meadowlark is located in Stafford County
  • Old Homestead
    (Less than 2 miles to the northwest)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Old Homestead have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Old Homestead
    • Old Homestead is located in Stafford County
  • Park Ridge
    (Less than 2 miles to the northwest)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Park Ridge have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Park Ridge
    • Park Ridge is located in Stafford County
  • Patriots Landing
    (Less than 2 miles to the northeast)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Patriots Landing have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Patriots Landing
    • Patriots Landing is located in Stafford County
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    • Peppermint Forest
      (2 miles [3.2 km] to the west)
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Peppermint Forest have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Peppermint Forest
      • Peppermint Forest is located in Stafford County
    • Raintree
      (Less than 2 miles to the north)
      • 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 our Gazetteer entry for Raintree
      • Raintree is located in Stafford County
    • Rolling Meadows
      (2 miles [3.2 km] to the southwest)
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Rolling Meadows have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rolling Meadows
      • Rolling Meadows is located in Stafford County
    • Settlers Landing
      (Less than 2 miles to the northeast)
      • 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 our Gazetteer entry for Settlers Landing
      • Settlers Landing is located in Stafford County
    • Shadow Woods
      (Less than 2 miles to the east)
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Shadow Woods have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Shadow Woods
      • Shadow Woods is located in Stafford County
    • Sky Terrace
      (2 miles [3.2 km] to the northeast)
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Sky Terrace have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sky Terrace
      • Sky Terrace is located in Stafford County
    • Stone River
      (2 miles [3.2 km] to the east)
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Stone River have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Stone River
      • Stone River is located in Stafford County
    • Vintage Oaks
      (2 miles [3.2 km] to the east)
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Vintage Oaks have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Vintage Oaks
      • Vintage Oaks is located in Stafford County

How Far From Autumn Ridge 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 community such as Autumn Ridge to various places of note, such as the White House.

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

  • Stafford, which is the Seat of Stafford County, lies just to the Southeast.
  • Richmond, which is the State Capital of Virginia, lies 63 miles [101.4 km]<1> to the south (S). If you could walk a straight line from Autumn Ridge to Richmond, with an average speed<3> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take most of three days to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take about three full days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC) is 37 miles [59.5 km] to the northeast (NE). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take less than an hour, a buggy would take just about two full days and walking would take over two days.
  • The shortest distance<4> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 5,934 miles [9,549.8 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 6,638 miles [10,682.8 km] and it lies to the east northeast (ENE).<6>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 4,515 miles [7,266.2 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<7>

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

The official website for Stafford County: www.co.stafford.va.us/

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 drawn from Point A (ie- Autumn Ridge) to Point B.Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Autumn Ridge. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 38.4543, Longitude: -77.4448       In this case, the coordinates for Autumn Ridge 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 found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.
<3>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.
<4>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 Autumn Ridge to the Middle East to be East and South, the Great Circle Route actually lies to the North and East.
<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Jerusalem is 308.156 degrees.
<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 303.674 degrees.
<7>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 305.053 degrees.









 

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