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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 Greenfield, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Greenfield 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 Greenfield:
    • 37.929045, -78.838013
    • 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 Greenfield
  • 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 Greenfield ...

We found 60 communities that share the name Greenfield.

There are five communities within Virginia that are also named Greenfield.

Beyond Virginia, we know of another 55 communities that are located throughout in the United States and Canada. Of these 55 communities, 56 are located in the United States and ten are in Canada.

  • Communities Located In Virginia ...
    • Mecklenburg County
      • This Greenfield is located in Mecklenburg County and lies 92 miles [148.1 km]<1> to the south southeast of the Greenfield that is located in Nelson County.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Mecklenburg County community of Greenfield.
    • Pittsylvania County
      • This Greenfield is located in Pittsylvania County and lies 72 miles [115.9 km]<1> to the south southwest of the Greenfield that is located in Nelson County.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Pittsylvania County community of Greenfield.
    • Roanoke County
      • This Greenfield is located in Roanoke County and lies 73 miles [117.5 km]<1> to the west southwest of the Greenfield that is located in Nelson County.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Roanoke County community of Greenfield.
    • Spotsylvania County
      • This Greenfield is located in Spotsylvania County and lies 80 miles [128.7 km]<1> to the east northeast of the Greenfield that is located in Nelson County.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Spotsylvania County community of Greenfield.
    • Washington County
      • This Greenfield is located in Washington County and lies 184 miles [296.1 km]<1> to the west southwest of the Greenfield that is located in Nelson County.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Washington County community of Greenfield.
  • Communities Elsewhere In North America ...
    • Alabama
      • Madison County
      • This Greenfield is located in Madison County and lies 472 miles [759.6 km]<1> to the west southwest of the Greenfield that is located in Nelson County.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Madison County community of Greenfield.
    • Arkansas
      • Monroe 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 Arkansas community of Greenfield [Monroe County].
      • Poinsett County
      • This Greenfield is located in Poinsett County and lies 675 miles [1,086.3 km]<1> to the west of the Greenfield that is located in Nelson County.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Poinsett County community of Greenfield.
    • California
      • Kern County
      • This Greenfield is located in Kern County and lies 2,216 miles [3,566.3 km]<1> to the west of the Greenfield that is located in Nelson County.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Kern County community of Greenfield.
      • Monterey County
      • This Greenfield is located in Monterey County and lies 2,317 miles [3,728.9 km] to the west of the Greenfield that is located in Nelson County.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Monterey County community of Greenfield.
    • Florida
      • Columbia County
      • This Greenfield is located in Columbia County and lies 567 miles [912.5 km]<1> to the south southwest of the Greenfield that is located in Nelson County.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Columbia County community of Greenfield.
      • Duval County
      • This Greenfield is located in Duval County and lies 543 miles [873.9 km] to the south southwest of the Greenfield that is located in Nelson County.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Duval County community of Greenfield.
      • Pasco County
      • This Greenfield is located in Pasco County and lies 694 miles [1,116.9 km] to the south southwest of the Greenfield that is located in Nelson County.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Pasco County community of Greenfield.
    • Illinois
      • Greene County
      • This Greenfield is located in Greene County and lies 620 miles [997.8 km]<1> to the west northwest of the Greenfield that is located in Nelson County.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Greene County community of Greenfield.
    • Indiana
      • Hancock County
      • This Greenfield is located in Hancock County and lies 394 miles [634.1 km]<1> to the west northwest of the Greenfield that is located in Nelson County.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Hancock County community of Greenfield.
    • Iowa
      • Adair County
      • This Greenfield is located in Adair County and lies 861 miles [1,385.6 km]<1> to the west northwest of the Greenfield that is located in Nelson County.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Adair County community of Greenfield.
    • Kansas
      • Elk 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 Kansas community of Greenfield [Elk County].
    • Louisiana
      • East Carroll Parish
      • This Greenfield is located in East Carroll Parish and lies 782 miles [1,258.5 km]<1> to the west southwest of the Greenfield that is located in Nelson County.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the East Carroll Parish community of Greenfield.
    • Maine
      • Penobscot County
      • This Greenfield is located in Penobscot County and lies 725 miles [1,166.8 km]<1> to the northeast of the Greenfield that is located in Nelson County.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Penobscot County community of Greenfield.
    • Maryland
      • Baltimore County
      • This Greenfield is located in Baltimore County and lies 166 miles [267.2 km]<1> to the northeast of the Greenfield that is located in Nelson County.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Baltimore County community of Greenfield.
      • Carroll County
      • This Greenfield is located in Carroll County and lies 157 miles [252.7 km] to the northeast of the Greenfield that is located in Nelson County.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Carroll County community of Greenfield.
      • Prince George's 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 Maryland community of Greenfield [Prince George's County].
    • Massachusetts
      • Franklin County
      • This Greenfield is located in Franklin County and lies 459 miles [738.7 km]<1> to the northeast of the Greenfield that is located in Nelson County.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Franklin County community of Greenfield.
    • Michigan
      • Wayne 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 Michigan community of Greenfield [Wayne County].
    • Minnesota
      • Hennepin County
      • This Greenfield is located in Hennepin County and lies 911 miles [1,466.1 km]<1> to the northwest of the Greenfield that is located in Nelson County.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Hennepin County community of Greenfield.
    • Mississippi
      • Newton 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 Mississippi community of Greenfield [Newton County].
      • Rankin County
      • This Greenfield is located in Rankin County and lies 744 miles [1,197.4 km]<1> to the west southwest of the Greenfield that is located in Nelson County.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Rankin County community of Greenfield.
    • Missouri
      • Dade County
      • This Greenfield is located in Dade County and lies 819 miles [1,318.1 km]<1> to the west of the Greenfield that is located in Nelson County.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Dade County community of Greenfield.
      • Mississippi County
      • This Greenfield is located in Mississippi County and lies 570 miles [917.3 km] to the west of the Greenfield that is located in Nelson County.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Mississippi County community of Greenfield.
    • Montana
      • Teton County
      • This Greenfield is located in Teton County and lies 1,786 miles [2,874.3 km]<1> to the west northwest of the Greenfield that is located in Nelson County.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Teton County community of Greenfield.
    • Nevada
      • Lyon County
      • This community is historic<3> and although located in Lyon County, we don't know where within the county.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Lyon County community of Greenfield.
    • New Brunswick
      • This Greenfield lies 820 miles [1,319.7 km]<1> to the northeast of the Greenfield that is located in Nelson County.
    • New Hampshire
      • Hillsborough County
      • This Greenfield is located in Hillsborough County and lies 503 miles [809.5 km]<1> to the northeast of the Greenfield that is located in Nelson County.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Hillsborough County community of Greenfield.
    • New Jersey
      • Cape May County
      • This Greenfield is located in Cape May County and lies 240 miles [386.2 km]<1> to the east northeast of the Greenfield that is located in Nelson County.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Cape May County community of Greenfield.
    • New Mexico
      • Chaves 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 New Mexico community of Greenfield [Chaves County].
    • New York
      • Kings 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 York community of Greenfield [Kings County].
      • Saratoga County
      • This Greenfield is located in Saratoga County and lies 442 miles [711.3 km]<1> to the north northeast of the Greenfield that is located in Nelson County.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Saratoga County community of Greenfield.
      • Ulster County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information. For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the New York community of Greenfield [Ulster County].
    • North Carolina
      • Chowan County
      • This Greenfield is located in Chowan County and lies 184 miles [296.1 km]<1> to the southeast of the Greenfield that is located in Nelson County.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Chowan County community of Greenfield.
      • Guilford County
      • This Greenfield is located in Guilford County and lies 140 miles [225.3 km] to the south southwest of the Greenfield that is located in Nelson County.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Guilford County community of Greenfield.
    • North Dakota
      • Traill County
      • This Greenfield is located in Traill County and lies 1,130 miles [1,818.6 km]<1> to the northwest of the Greenfield that is located in Nelson County.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Traill County community of Greenfield.
    • Nova Scotia
      • This Greenfield lies 956 miles [1,538.5 km]<1> to the northeast of the Greenfield that is located in Nelson County.
    • Ohio
      • Highland County
      • This Greenfield is located in Highland County and lies 264 miles [424.9 km]<1> to the west northwest of the Greenfield that is located in Nelson County.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Highland County community of Greenfield.
      • Ross County
      • This community is historic<3> and although located in Ross County, we don't know where within the county.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Ross County community of Greenfield.
    • Oklahoma
      • Blaine County
      • This Greenfield is located in Blaine County and lies 1,088 miles [1,751 km]<1> to the west of the Greenfield that is located in Nelson County.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Blaine County community of Greenfield.
    • Ontario
      • This Greenfield lies 474 miles [762.8 km]<1> to the north northeast of the Greenfield that is located in Nelson County.
    • Pennsylvania
      • Allegheny County
      • This Greenfield is located in Allegheny County and lies 181 miles [291.3 km]<1> to the north northwest of the Greenfield that is located in Nelson County.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Allegheny County community of Greenfield.
      • Cambria County
      • This Greenfield is located in Cambria County and lies 179 miles [288.1 km] to the north of the Greenfield that is located in Nelson County.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Cambria County community of Greenfield.
      • Dauphin County
      • This Greenfield is located in Dauphin County and lies 218 miles [350.8 km] to the north northeast of the Greenfield that is located in Nelson County.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Dauphin County community of Greenfield.
      • Erie 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 Pennsylvania community of Greenfield [Erie County].
      • Lancaster County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information. For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Pennsylvania community of Greenfield [Lancaster County].
      • Mercer County
      • This Greenfield is located in Mercer County and lies 239 miles [384.6 km] to the north northwest of the Greenfield that is located in Nelson County.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Mercer County community of Greenfield.
    • Prince Edward Island
      • This Greenfield lies 1,000 miles [1,609.3 km]<1> to the northeast of the Greenfield that is located in Nelson County.
    • South Carolina
      • Aiken County
      • This Greenfield is located in Aiken County and lies 349 miles [561.7 km]<1> to the south southwest of the Greenfield that is located in Nelson County.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Aiken County community of Greenfield.
      • Orangeburg County
      • This Greenfield is located in Orangeburg County and lies 324 miles [521.4 km] to the south southwest of the Greenfield that is located in Nelson County.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Orangeburg County community of Greenfield.
    • South Dakota
      • Clay County
      • This Greenfield is located in Clay County and lies 1,004 miles [1,615.8 km]<1> to the west northwest of the Greenfield that is located in Nelson County.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Clay County community of Greenfield.
    • Tennessee
      • Weakley County
      • This Greenfield is located in Weakley County and lies 562 miles [904.5 km]<1> to the west of the Greenfield that is located in Nelson County.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Weakley County community of Greenfield.
    • Utah
      • Salt Lake County
      • This Greenfield is located in Salt Lake County and lies 1,769 miles [2,846.9 km]<1> to the west northwest of the Greenfield that is located in Nelson County.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Salt Lake County community of Greenfield.
      • Weber County
      • This Greenfield is located in Weber County and lies 1,766 miles [2,842.1 km] to the west northwest of the Greenfield that is located in Nelson County.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Weber County community of Greenfield.
    • Wisconsin
      • Milwaukee County
      • This Greenfield is located in Milwaukee County and lies 593 miles [954.3 km]<1> to the northwest of the Greenfield that is located in Nelson County.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Milwaukee County community of Greenfield.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Greenfield ...

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.

  • Basic
    (9 miles [14.5 km] to the north)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Basic have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Basic
    • Basic is located in Waynesboro City
  • Covesville
    (7 miles [11.3 km] to the east)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Covesville
    • Covesville is located in Albemarle County
  • Freetown
    (10 miles [16.1 km] to the northeast)
    • 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
  • Greenwood
    (9 miles [14.5 km] to the north)
    • 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>
  • Gullysville
    (4 miles [6.4 km] to the south)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Gullysville have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Gullysville
    • Gullysville is located in Nelson County
  • Heards
    (4 miles [6.4 km] to the east)
    • 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
  • Ladd
    (10 miles [16.1 km] to the northwest)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Ladd have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ladd
    • Ladd is located in Augusta County
  • Love
    (9 miles [14.5 km] to the west)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Love have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Love
    • Love is located in Augusta County
  • Martins Store
    (Less than 2 miles to the south)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Martins Store have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Martins Store
    • Martins Store is located in Nelson County
  • Moses Crossing
    (10 miles [16.1 km] to the southeast)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Moses Crossing have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Moses Crossing
    • Moses Crossing is located in Nelson County
  • Rockfish
    (9 miles [14.5 km] to the southeast)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rockfish
    • Rockfish is located in Nelson County
  • Twin Poplars
    (5 miles [8 km] to the south)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Twin Poplars have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Twin Poplars
    • Twin Poplars is located in Nelson County
  • Wintergreen
    (4 miles [6.4 km] to the southwest)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Wintergreen have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Wintergreen
    • Wintergreen is located in Nelson County
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Wintergreen <5>
  • Yancey Mills
    (10 miles [16.1 km] to the northeast)
    • 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 Greenfield 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 Greenfield to various places of note, such as the White House.

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

  • Lovingston, which is the Seat of Nelson County, lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the south. If you could walk a straight line from Greenfield to Lovingston, with an average speed<6> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take five to six hours to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take nearly four hours.
  • Richmond, which is the State Capital of Virginia, lies 81 miles [130.4 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 118 miles [189.9 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 6,015 miles [9,680.2 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<8>
  • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 6,721 miles [10,816.4 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<9>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 4,598 miles [7,399.8 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<10>

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

The official website for Nelson County: www.nelsoncounty.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 'straight-line' distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Greenfield) to Point B.Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Greenfield. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 37.9290, Longitude: -78.8380    
<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 Mile's to see Pete ... Mile's 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 Greenfield 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 Greenfield, 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 Greenfield 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 309.001 degrees.
<9>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 304.556 degrees.
<10>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 305.822 degrees.









 

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