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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 Dendron, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Dendron 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 Dendron:
    • 37.045338, -76.936179
    • 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 Dendron
  • 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 Dendron ...

We found two communities that share the name Dendron.

Within Virginia, the name Dendron is unique.

Beyond Virginia, we know of another two communities that are located throughout in the United States and Canada. Of these two communities, one is located in the United States and the other in Canada.

  • Communities Elsewhere In North America ...
    • North Carolina
      • McDowell County
      • This Dendron is located in McDowell County and lies 309 miles [497.3 km]<1> to the west southwest of the Dendron that is located in Surry County.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the McDowell County community of Dendron.
    • Saskatchewan
      • This Dendron lies 1,740 miles [2,800.3 km]<1> to the northwest of the Dendron that is located in Surry County.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Dendron ...

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.

  • Alliance
    (10 miles [16.1 km] to the northeast)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Alliance have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Alliance
    • Alliance is located in Surry County
  • Berrymans Corner
    (5 miles [8 km] to the east)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Berrymans Corner have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Berrymans Corner
    • Berrymans Corner is located in Surry County
  • Booth Fork
    (4 miles [6.4 km] to the south)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Booth Fork have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Booth Fork
    • Booth Fork is located in Surry County
  • California Crossroads
    (9 miles [14.5 km] to the northeast)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for California Crossroads have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for California Crossroads
    • California Crossroads is located in Surry County
  • Lazy Oak Corner
    (5 miles [8 km] to the northeast)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lazy Oak Corner have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lazy Oak Corner
    • Lazy Oak Corner is located in Surry County
  • Moorings
    (5 miles [8 km] to the northeast)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Moorings have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Moorings
    • Moorings is located in Surry County
  • Piney Grove
    (6 miles [9.7 km] to the southwest)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Piney Grove have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Piney Grove
    • Piney Grove is located in Sussex County
  • Saddlers Crossroads
    (9 miles [14.5 km] to the south)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Saddlers Crossroads have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Saddlers Crossroads
    • Saddlers Crossroads is located in Southampton County
  • Spring Grove
    (8 miles [12.9 km] to the north)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Spring Grove
    • Spring Grove is located in Surry County
  • Sycamore Crossroads
    (7 miles [11.3 km] to the southeast)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Sycamore Crossroads have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sycamore Crossroads
    • Sycamore Crossroads is located in Isle of Wight County

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

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

  • Surry, which is the Seat of Surry County, lies just to the Northeast.
  • Richmond, which is the State Capital of Virginia, lies 43 miles [69.2 km]<1> to the northwest (NW). If you could walk a straight line from Dendron to Richmond, with an average speed<3> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take about three full 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 128 miles [206 km] to the north (N). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take less than three hours, a buggy would take 5 days and walking would take 8 days.
  • The shortest distance<4> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 5,972 miles [9,611 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 6,668 miles [10,731.1 km] and it lies to the east northeast (ENE).<6>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 4,548 miles [7,319.3 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<7>

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

The official website for Surry County: www.co.surry.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 things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Dendron) to Point B.Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Dendron. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 37.0453, Longitude: -76.9362    
<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 found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.
<3>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.
<4>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 Dendron to the Middle East to be East and South, the Great Circle Route actually lies to the North and East.
<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Jerusalem is 307.934 degrees.
<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 303.207 degrees.
<7>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 305.368 degrees.









 

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