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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 Cumnor, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Cumnor 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 Cumnor:
    • 37.724912, -76.883277
    • 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 Cumnor
  • 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 Cumnor ...

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.

  • Bestland [Essex County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bestland
    • Bestland [Essex County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the north of Cumnor
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Bestland have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bestland
  • Courthouse Landing [King and Queen County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Courthouse Landing
    • Courthouse Landing [King and Queen County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the south of Cumnor
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Courthouse Landing have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Courthouse Landing
  • Crouch [King and Queen County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Crouch
    • Crouch [King and Queen County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the north of Cumnor
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Crouch
  • Daisy [King and Queen County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Daisy
    • Daisy [King and Queen County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the northwest of Cumnor
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Daisy have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Daisy
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    • Dragonville [King and Queen County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Dragonville
      • Dragonville [King and Queen County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the east of Cumnor
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Dragonville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Dragonville
    • Horse Landing [King William County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Horse Landing
      • Horse Landing [King William County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the west of Cumnor
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Horse Landing have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Horse Landing
    • King and Queen Court House [King and Queen County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for King and Queen Court House
      • King and Queen Court House [King and Queen County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the south of Cumnor
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for King and Queen Court House have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on King and Queen Court House
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for King and Queen Court House<3>
    • Locust Grove [King and Queen County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Locust Grove
      • Locust Grove [King and Queen County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the west of Cumnor
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Locust Grove have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Locust Grove
    • Log Landing [King and Queen County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Log Landing
      • Log Landing [King and Queen County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the south of Cumnor
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Log Landing have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Log Landing
    • Scotland Landing [King William County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Scotland Landing
      • Scotland Landing [King William County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the southwest of Cumnor
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Scotland Landing have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Scotland Landing
    • Stevensville [King and Queen County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Stevensville
      • Stevensville [King and Queen County] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the west of Cumnor
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Stevensville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Stevensville
    • Truhart [King and Queen County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Truhart
      • Truhart [King and Queen County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the southeast of Cumnor
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Truhart have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Truhart
    • Upright [Essex County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Upright
      • Upright [Essex County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the north of Cumnor
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Upright have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Upright

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 Cumnor. 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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    • 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 28 miles [45.1 km] to the south of Cumnor.
      • 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 28 miles [45.1 km] to the south of Cumnor.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Martha Skelton Jefferson<4>
    • 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 28 miles [45.1 km] to the south of Cumnor.
      • Richmond is located 32 miles [51.5 km] to the southwest of Cumnor.
      • 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 15 miles [24.1 km] to the south of Cumnor.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Martha Washington<4>

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

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

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    • King and Queen Court House, which is the Seat of King and Queen County and lies just to the South.
    • Richmond, which is the State Capital of Virginia, lies 32 miles [51.5 km]<1> to the west southwest (WSW). If you could walk a straight line from Cumnor to Richmond, with an average speed<5> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take most of two days to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take just over a day.
    • The White House (Washington, DC) is 81 miles [130.4 km] to the north (N). 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 5,941 miles [9,561.1 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<7>
    • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 6,640 miles [10,686 km] and it lies to the east northeast (ENE).<8>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 4,519 miles [7,272.6 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<9>

Other Roadside Stops ...

Communities in Virginia

About King and Queen County

About Virginia

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

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- Cumnor) 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 Cumnor. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from CumnorOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Cumnor. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 37.7249, Longitude: -76.8833    
<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 Cumnor 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 307.869 degrees.
<8>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 303.235 degrees.
<9>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 305.096 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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