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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 Cuckoo, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Cuckoo 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 Cuckoo:
    • 37.95281, -77.899872
    • 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 Cuckoo
  • 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 Cuckoo ...

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 [Louisa County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Apple Grove
    • Apple Grove [Louisa County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the south of Cuckoo
    • 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 Google Maps centered on Apple Grove
  • Bumpass [Louisa County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bumpass
    • Bumpass [Louisa County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the east of Cuckoo
    • Bumpass has also been known as:
    • Bumpas
    • Bumpass Junction
    • Bumpass Station
    • Bumpass Turnout
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bumpass
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Bumpass<3>
  • Deep Woods [Goochland County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Deep Woods
    • Deep Woods [Goochland County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the southwest of Cuckoo
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Deep Woods have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Deep Woods
  • Gays [Louisa County] - Historic
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Gays
    • Gays [Louisa County] was located 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the southeast of Cuckoo
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Gays have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Harris [Louisa County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Harris
      • Harris [Louisa County] was located 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the northeast of Cuckoo
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Harris have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Locust Creek [Louisa County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Locust Creek
      • Locust Creek [Louisa County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the southeast of Cuckoo
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Locust Creek have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Locust Creek
    • Longcreek [Louisa County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Longcreek
      • Longcreek [Louisa County] was located 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the east of Cuckoo
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Longcreek have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Mineral [Louisa County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mineral
      • Mineral [Louisa County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the north of Cuckoo
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 529 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Mineral have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mineral
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Mineral<3>
    • Orchid [Louisa County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Orchid
      • Orchid [Louisa County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the south of Cuckoo
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Orchid have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Orchid
    • Plum Tree [Louisa County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Plum Tree
      • Plum Tree [Louisa County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the northeast of Cuckoo
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Plum Tree have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Plum Tree
    • Quail [Louisa County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Quail
      • Quail [Louisa County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the west of Cuckoo
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Quail have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Quail
    • Ribbon [Louisa County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ribbon
      • Ribbon [Louisa County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the northwest of Cuckoo
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Ribbon have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ribbon
    • Threemile Corner [Louisa County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Threemile Corner
      • Threemile Corner [Louisa County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the southeast of Cuckoo
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Threemile Corner have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Threemile Corner
    • Yanceyville [Louisa County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Yanceyville
      • Yanceyville [Louisa County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the west of Cuckoo
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Yanceyville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Yanceyville

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 Cuckoo. 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.

  • View Our List ...
    • Thomas Jefferson     (3rd President of the US (1801 - 1809))
      • 3rd President of the US (1801 - 1809). He was born in Shadwell (VA) on April 13, 1743 (a Saturday) and died in Charlottesville (VA) on July 4, 1826 (a Tueday) at the age of 83. He is buried at Monticello Graveyard (Albemarle County, Virginia).
      • Shadwell is located 27 miles [43.5 km] to the west of Cuckoo.
      • Charlottesville is located 31 miles [49.9 km] to the west of Cuckoo.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Thomas Jefferson<4>
    • James Madison     (4th President of the US (1809 - 1817))
      • 4th President of the US (1809 - 1817). He was born in Port Conway (VA) on March 16, 1751 (a Tueday) and died in Montpelier Station (VA) on June 28, 1836 (a Tueday) at the age of 85.
      • Montpelier Station is located 24 miles [38.6 km] to the northwest of Cuckoo.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: James Madison<4>
    • Zachary Taylor     (12th President of the US (1849 - 1850, died in office due to illness))
      • 12th President of the US (1849 - 1850, died in office due to illness). He was born in Orange (VA) on November 24, 1784 (a Wednesday) and died in Washington, DC on July 9, 1850 (a Tueday) at the age of 65. He is buried at Zachary Taylor National Cemetery (Jefferson County, Kentucky).
      • Orange is located 23 miles [37 km] to the northwest of Cuckoo.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Zachary Taylor<4>

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

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

  • View Our List ...
    • Louisa, which is the Seat of Louisa County and lies just to the Northwest.
    • Richmond, which is the State Capital of Virginia, lies 38 miles [61.2 km]<1> to the southeast (SE). If you could walk a straight line from Cuckoo to Richmond, with an average speed<5> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take over two days to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take just about two full days.
    • The White House (Washington, DC) is 80 miles [128.7 km] to the northeast (NE). 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<6> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 5,974 miles [9,614.2 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<7>
    • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 6,677 miles [10,745.6 km] and it lies to the east northeast (ENE).<8>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 4,555 miles [7,330.6 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<9>

Other Roadside Stops ...

The Communities of Virginia

About Louisa County

About Virginia

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Louisa County: www.louisacounty.com/

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 things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Cuckoo) 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 Cuckoo. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from CuckooOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Cuckoo. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 37.9528, Longitude: -77.8999    
<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 Cuckoo 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 308.449 degrees.
<8>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 303.931 degrees.
<9>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 305.426 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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