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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 Barlows Corner, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Barlows Corner 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 Barlows Corner:
    • 37.358953, -76.716875
    • 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 Barlows Corner
  • 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 Barlows Corner ...

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.

  • Adams Hunt [James City County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Adams Hunt
    • Adams Hunt [James City County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the southwest of Barlows Corner
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Adams Hunt have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Adams Hunt
  • Allmondsville [Gloucester County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Allmondsville
    • Allmondsville [Gloucester County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the northeast of Barlows Corner
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Allmondsville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Allmondsville
  • Camelot [James City County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Camelot
    • Camelot [James City County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the southwest of Barlows Corner
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Camelot have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Camelot
  • Centerville [James City County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Centerville
    • Centerville [James City County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the southwest of Barlows Corner
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Centerville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Centerville
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    • Chisel Run [James City County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Chisel Run
      • Chisel Run [James City County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the south of Barlows Corner
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Chisel Run have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Chisel Run
    • Croaker [James City County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Croaker
      • Croaker [James City County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the northwest of Barlows Corner
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Croaker have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Croaker
    • Fords Colony [James City County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Fords Colony
      • Fords Colony [James City County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the southwest of Barlows Corner
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Fords Colony have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Fords Colony
    • Forest Glen [James City County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Forest Glen
      • Forest Glen [James City County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the southwest of Barlows Corner
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Forest Glen have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Forest Glen
    • Fox Ridge [James City County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Fox Ridge
      • Fox Ridge [James City County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the southwest of Barlows Corner
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Fox Ridge have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Fox Ridge
    • Greensprings [York County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Greensprings
      • Greensprings [York County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the south of Barlows Corner
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Greensprings have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Greensprings
    • Hunters Creek [James City County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hunters Creek
      • Hunters Creek [James City County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the west of Barlows Corner
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hunters Creek have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hunters Creek
    • Lightfoot [James City County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lightfoot
      • Lightfoot [James City County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the southwest of Barlows Corner
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lightfoot have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lightfoot
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Lightfoot<3>
    • Longhill Gate [James City County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Longhill Gate
      • Longhill Gate [James City County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the southwest of Barlows Corner
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Longhill Gate have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Longhill Gate
    • Middle Plantation [James City County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Middle Plantation
      • Middle Plantation [James City County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the southwest of Barlows Corner
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Middle Plantation have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Middle Plantation
    • Oaktree [York County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Oaktree
      • Oaktree [York County] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the south of Barlows Corner
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Oaktree have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Oaktree
    • Porta Bello [York County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Porta Bello
      • Porta Bello [York County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the southeast of Barlows Corner
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Porta Bello have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Porta Bello
    • Queens Lake [York County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Queens Lake
      • Queens Lake [York County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the southeast of Barlows Corner
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Queens Lake have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Queens Lake

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 Barlows Corner. 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.

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    • Bill Bailey     (Singer, dancer, actor)
    • Pearl Mae Bailey     (Singer, Actress)
    • Ella Fitzgerald     (Musician)
    • William Henry Harrison     (9th President of the US (March 1841 - April 1841, died in office due to illness))
      • 9th President of the US (March 1841 - April 1841, died in office due to illness). He was born in Charles City (VA) on February 9, 1773 (a Tueday) and died in Washington, DC on April 4, 1841 (a Sunday) at the age of 68.
      • Charles City is located 19 miles [30.6 km] to the west of Barlows Corner.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: William Henry Harrison<4>
    • Martha Skelton Jefferson     (Wife of Thomas Jefferson, but died before he became President of the US (1801 - 1809))
      • Wife of Thomas Jefferson, but died before he became President of the US (1801 - 1809). She was born in Charles City (VA) on October 30, 1748 (a Wednesday) and died on September 6, 1782 (a Friday) at the age of 33. She is buried at Monticello Graveyard (Albemarle County, Virginia).
      • Charles City is located 19 miles [30.6 km] to the west of Barlows Corner.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Martha Skelton Jefferson<4>
    • Katherine Johnson     (Mathematician)
      • Mathematician. She was born in White Sulphur Springs (WV) on August 26, 1918 (a Monday) and died in Newport News (VA) on February 24, 2020 (a Monday) at the age of 101. We don't have any burial details.
      • Newport News is located 22 miles [35.4 km] to the southeast of Barlows Corner.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Katherine Johnson<4>
    • Ron Springs     (Professional football)
    • John Tyler     (10th President of the US (1841 - 1845))
      • 10th President of the US (1841 - 1845). He was born in Charles City (VA) on March 29, 1790 (a Monday) and died in Richmond (VA) on January 18, 1862 (a Saturday) at the age of 71. He is buried at Hollywood Cemetery (Richmond City, Virginia).
      • Charles City is located 19 miles [30.6 km] to the west of Barlows Corner.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: John Tyler<4>
    • Martha Washington     (Wife and First lady to the Presidency of George Washington (1789 - 1797))
      • Wife and First lady to the Presidency of George Washington (1789 - 1797). She was born in New Kent (VA) on June 13, 1731 (a Wednesday) and died in Mount Vernon (VA) on May 22, 1802 (a Saturday) at the age of 70.
      • New Kent is located 18 miles [29 km] to the northwest of Barlows Corner.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Martha Washington<4>

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

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

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    • Yorktown, which is the Seat of York County and lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<1> to the southeast. If you could walk a straight line from Barlows Corner to Yorktown, 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.
    • Richmond, which is the State Capital of Virginia, lies 41 miles [66 km] to the west northwest (WNW). 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 about three full days.
    • The White House (Washington, DC) is 107 miles [172.2 km] to the north (N). Driving would take less than two hours, a buggy would take 5 days and walking would take 6 days.
    • The shortest distance<6> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 5,949 miles [9,574 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<7>
    • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 6,646 miles [10,695.7 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>

Other Roadside Stops ...

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About York County

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Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for York County: www.yorkcounty.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 'straight-line' distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Barlows Corner) to Point B.If you need the driving distance (or directions), we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Barlows Corner. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Barlows CornerOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Barlows Corner. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 37.3590, Longitude: -76.7169    
<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 Barlows Corner 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 307.793 degrees.
<8>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 303.093 degrees.
<9>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 305.165 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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