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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 Casco, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Casco and the surrounding area.

  • 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 Casco:
    • 37.749746, -77.654413
    • 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 Casco
  • 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 Casco ...

We found six communities that share the name Casco.

Within Virginia, the name Casco is unique.

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

  • Communities Elsewhere In North America ...
    • Maine
      • Cumberland County
      • This Casco is located in Cumberland County and lies 569 miles [915.7 km]<1> to the northeast of the Casco that is located in Hanover County.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Cumberland County community of Casco.
    • Michigan
      • Saint Clair County
      • This Casco is located in Saint Clair County and lies 434 miles [698.5 km]<1> to the northwest of the Casco that is located in Hanover County.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Saint Clair County community of Casco.
    • Minnesota
      • Saint Louis County
      • This Casco is located in Saint Louis County and lies 1,005 miles [1,617.4 km]<1> to the northwest of the Casco that is located in Hanover County.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Saint Louis County community of Casco.
    • Missouri
      • Franklin 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 Missouri community of Casco [Franklin County].
    • Texas
      • Dickens County
      • This community is historic<3> and although located in Dickens County, we don't know where within the county.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Dickens County community of Casco.
    • Wisconsin
      • Kewaunee County
      • This Casco is located in Kewaunee County and lies 698 miles [1,123.3 km]<1> to the northwest of the Casco that is located in Hanover County.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Kewaunee County community of Casco.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Casco ...

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.

  • Centerville
    (5 miles [8 km] to the south)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Centerville have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Centerville
    • Centerville is located in Goochland County
  • Fords
    (5 miles [8 km] to the southwest)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Fords have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Fords
    • Fords is located in Goochland County
  • Hickory Haven
    (5 miles [8 km] to the south)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hickory Haven have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hickory Haven
    • Hickory Haven is located in Goochland County
  • Lanes Corner
    (6 miles [9.7 km] to the east)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lanes Corner have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lanes Corner
    • Lanes Corner is located in Hanover County
  • Lone Oak
    (4 miles [6.4 km] to the north)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lone Oak have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lone Oak
    • Lone Oak is located in Hanover County
  • Pickels
    (3 miles [4.8 km] to the south)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Pickels have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pickels
    • Pickels is located in Goochland County
  • Rockville
    (2 miles [3.2 km] to the southwest)
  • Shady Grove
    (6 miles [9.7 km] to the south)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Shady Grove have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Shady Grove
    • Shady Grove is located in Henrico County
  • Smokey Hollow
    (6 miles [9.7 km] to the southwest)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Smokey Hollow have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Smokey Hollow
    • Smokey Hollow is located in Goochland County
  • Sycamore Creek
    (5 miles [8 km] to the southwest)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Sycamore Creek have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sycamore Creek
    • Sycamore Creek is located in Goochland County
  • Wheatlands
    (5 miles [8 km] to the southwest)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Wheatlands have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Wheatlands
    • Wheatlands is located in Goochland County
  • Windy Run
    (5 miles [8 km] to the southwest)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Windy Run have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Windy Run
    • Windy Run is located in Goochland County

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

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

  • Hanover, which is the Seat of Hanover County, lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<1> to the east. If you could walk a straight line from Casco to Hanover, with an average speed<6> 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 18 miles [29 km] to the southeast (SE). The buggy would take five to six hours and walking would take just over a day.
  • The White House (Washington, DC) is 86 miles [138.4 km] to the north northeast (NNE). 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 shortest distance<7> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 5,973 miles [9,612.6 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<8>
  • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 6,674 miles [10,740.8 km] and it lies to the east northeast (ENE).<9>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 4,552 miles [7,325.7 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<10>

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

The official website for Hanover County: www.co.hanover.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 '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- Casco) to Point B.Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Casco. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 37.7497, Longitude: -77.6544       In this case, the coordinates for Casco 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 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 Casco 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 Casco, 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 Casco 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 308.315 degrees.
<9>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 303.748 degrees.
<10>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 305.40 degrees.









 

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