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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 Batesville, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Batesville 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 Batesville:
    • 37.995577, -78.722457
    • 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 Batesville
  • 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 Batesville ...

We found fifteen communities that share the name Batesville.

Within Virginia, the name Batesville is unique.

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

  • Communities Elsewhere In North America ...
    • Alabama
      • Barbour County
      • This Batesville is located in Barbour County and lies 556 miles [894.8 km]<1> to the southwest of the Batesville that is located in Albemarle County.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Barbour County community of Batesville.
    • Arkansas
      • Independence County
      • This Batesville is located in Independence County and lies 728 miles [1,171.6 km]<1> to the west of the Batesville that is located in Albemarle County.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Independence County community of Batesville.
    • Georgia
      • Cherokee County
      • This Batesville is located in Cherokee County and lies 411 miles [661.4 km]<1> to the southwest of the Batesville that is located in Albemarle County.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Cherokee County community of Batesville.
      • Habersham County
      • This Batesville is located in Habersham County and lies 352 miles [566.5 km] to the southwest of the Batesville that is located in Albemarle County.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Habersham County community of Batesville.
    • Indiana
      • Ripley County
      • This Batesville is located in Ripley County and lies 361 miles [581 km]<1> to the west northwest of the Batesville that is located in Albemarle County.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Ripley County community of Batesville.
    • Kansas
      • Woodson County
      • This Batesville is located in Woodson County and lies 932 miles [1,499.9 km]<1> to the west of the Batesville that is located in Albemarle County.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Woodson County community of Batesville.
    • Maine
      • Aroostook County
      • This Batesville is located in Aroostook County and lies 772 miles [1,242.4 km]<1> to the northeast of the Batesville that is located in Albemarle County.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Aroostook County community of Batesville.
    • Mississippi
      • Panola County
      • This Batesville is located in Panola County and lies 673 miles [1,083.1 km]<1> to the west southwest of the Batesville that is located in Albemarle County.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Panola County community of Batesville.
    • Missouri
      • Butler County
      • This Batesville is located in Butler County and lies 638 miles [1,026.8 km]<1> to the west of the Batesville that is located in Albemarle County.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Butler County community of Batesville.
    • New Jersey
      • Camden 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 Batesville [Camden County].
    • Ohio
      • Noble County
      • This Batesville is located in Noble County and lies 190 miles [305.8 km]<1> to the northwest of the Batesville that is located in Albemarle County.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Noble County community of Batesville.
    • South Carolina
      • Greenville County
      • This Batesville is located in Greenville County and lies 291 miles [468.3 km]<1> to the southwest of the Batesville that is located in Albemarle County.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Greenville County community of Batesville.
    • Texas
      • Red River County
      • This Batesville is located in Red River County and lies 964 miles [1,551.4 km]<1> to the west southwest of the Batesville that is located in Albemarle County.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Red River County community of Batesville.
      • Zavala County
      • This Batesville is located in Zavala County and lies 1,351 miles [2,174.2 km] to the west southwest of the Batesville that is located in Albemarle County.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Zavala County community of Batesville.
    • Utah
      • Tooele County
      • 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 Utah community of Batesville [Tooele County].

Curious and Interesting Names Near Batesville ...

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
    (7 miles [11.3 km] to the east)
    • 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 Albemarle County
  • Broad Axe ‑ Historic
    (4 miles [6.4 km] to the northeast)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Broad Axe have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Broad Axe
    • Broad Axe is located in Albemarle County
  • Covesville
    (7 miles [11.3 km] to the south)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Covesville
    • Covesville is located in Albemarle County
  • Freetown
    (3 miles [4.8 km] to the north)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Freetown have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Freetown
    • Freetown is located in Albemarle County
  • Greenfield
    (7 miles [11.3 km] to the southwest)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Greenfield
    • Greenfield is located in Nelson County
  • Greenwood
    (4 miles [6.4 km] to the northwest)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Greenwood have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Greenwood
    • Greenwood is located in Albemarle County
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Greenwood <5>
  • Heards
    (5 miles [8 km] to the south)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Heards have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Heards
    • Heards is located in Albemarle County
  • Ivy Meadows
    (6 miles [9.7 km] to the northeast)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Ivy Meadows have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ivy Meadows
    • Ivy Meadows is located in Albemarle County
  • Ivy Woods
    (6 miles [9.7 km] to the northeast)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Ivy Woods have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ivy Woods
    • Ivy Woods is located in Albemarle County
  • Peacock Hill
    (5 miles [8 km] to the northeast)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Peacock Hill have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Peacock Hill
    • Peacock Hill is located in Albemarle County
  • Skyline Crest
    (6 miles [9.7 km] to the northeast)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Skyline Crest have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Skyline Crest
    • Skyline Crest is located in Albemarle County
  • Whispering Pines
    (7 miles [11.3 km] to the northeast)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Whispering Pines have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Whispering Pines
    • Whispering Pines is located in Albemarle County
  • Yancey Mills
    (3 miles [4.8 km] to the north)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Yancey Mills have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Yancey Mills
    • Yancey Mills is located in Albemarle County

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

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

  • Charlottesville, which is the Seat of Albemarle County, lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<1> to the east. If you could walk a straight line from Batesville to Charlottesville, with an average speed<6> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take 6 hours 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 76 miles [122.3 km] to the east southeast (ESE). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take less than two hours, a buggy would take most of three days and walking would take 5 days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC) is 110 miles [177 km] to the northeast (NE). Driving would take about two hours, a buggy would take 5 days and walking would take 7 days.
  • The shortest distance<7> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 6,008 miles [9,668.9 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<8>
  • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 6,713 miles [10,803.5 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<9>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 4,590 miles [7,386.9 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<10>

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

The official website for Albemarle County: www.albemarle.org/

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 obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Batesville) to Point B.Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Batesville. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 37.9956, Longitude: -78.7225    
<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 Rock Creek to see Pete ... Rock 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 Batesville 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 county. 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 Batesville, 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're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<6>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.
<7>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 Batesville to the Middle East to be East and South, the Great Circle Route actually lies to the North and East.
<8>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Jerusalem is 308.93 degrees.
<9>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 304.486 degrees.
<10>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 305.751 degrees.









 

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