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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 Hartwood, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Hartwood 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 Hartwood:
    • 38.402248, -77.565178
    • 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 Hartwood
  • 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 Hartwood ...

We have found two communities that share the name Hartwood.

Within Virginia, the name Hartwood is unique.

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

  • Communities Elsewhere In North America ...
    • New York
      • Sullivan County
      • This Hartwood is located in Sullivan County and lies 264 miles [424.9 km]<1> to the north northeast of the Hartwood that is located in Stafford County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hartwood
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Sullivan County community of Hartwood.
    • Ohio
      • Tuscarawas County
      • This Hartwood is located in Tuscarawas County and lies 246 miles [395.9 km]<1> to the west northwest of the Hartwood that is located in Stafford County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hartwood
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Tuscarawas County community of Hartwood.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Hartwood ...

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.

  • Brandy Hills [Stafford County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Brandy Hills
    • Brandy Hills [Stafford County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the northwest of Hartwood
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Brandy Hills have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Brandy Hills
  • Cool River [Stafford County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cool River
    • Cool River [Stafford County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the north of Hartwood
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cool River have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cool River
  • Diamond Park [Stafford County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Diamond Park
    • Diamond Park [Stafford County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the north of Hartwood
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Diamond Park have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Diamond Park
  • England Run [Stafford County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for England Run
    • England Run [Stafford County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the southeast of Hartwood
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for England Run have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on England Run
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    • English Hills [Stafford County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for English Hills
      • English Hills [Stafford County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the southeast of Hartwood
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for English Hills have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on English Hills
    • Heartland Ridge [Stafford County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Heartland Ridge
      • Heartland Ridge [Stafford County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the southeast of Hartwood
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Heartland Ridge have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Heartland Ridge
    • Holly Corner [Stafford County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Holly Corner
      • Holly Corner [Stafford County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the south of Hartwood
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Holly Corner have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Holly Corner
    • Holly Corners [Stafford County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Holly Corners
      • Holly Corners [Stafford County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the south of Hartwood
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Holly Corners have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Holly Corners
    • Hunters Pond [Stafford County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hunters Pond
      • Hunters Pond [Stafford County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the northeast of Hartwood
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hunters Pond have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hunters Pond
    • Kings Grant [Stafford County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Kings Grant
      • Kings Grant [Stafford County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the northwest of Hartwood
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Kings Grant have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Kings Grant
    • Long Branch [Stafford County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Long Branch
      • Long Branch [Stafford County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the northeast of Hartwood
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Long Branch have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Long Branch
    • Mine Ridge [Stafford County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mine Ridge
      • Mine Ridge [Stafford County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the south of Hartwood
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Mine Ridge have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mine Ridge
    • Old Banks [Stafford County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Old Banks
      • Old Banks [Stafford County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the south of Hartwood
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Old Banks have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Old Banks
    • Peach Lawn [Stafford County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Peach Lawn
      • Peach Lawn [Stafford County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the southeast of Hartwood
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Peach Lawn have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Peach Lawn
    • Peacock Station [Stafford County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Peacock Station
      • Peacock Station [Stafford County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the southeast of Hartwood
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Peacock Station have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Peacock Station
    • Rolling Meadows [Stafford County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rolling Meadows
      • Rolling Meadows [Stafford County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the east of Hartwood
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Rolling Meadows have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rolling Meadows
    • Roseville Heights [Stafford County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Roseville Heights
      • Roseville Heights [Stafford County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the northeast of Hartwood
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Roseville Heights have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Roseville Heights
    • Scenic Ridge [Stafford County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Scenic Ridge
      • Scenic Ridge [Stafford County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the south of Hartwood
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Scenic Ridge have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Scenic Ridge
    • Seven Lakes [Stafford County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Seven Lakes
      • Seven Lakes [Stafford County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the northeast of Hartwood
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Seven Lakes have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Seven Lakes
    • Summerset Ridge [Stafford County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Summerset Ridge
      • Summerset Ridge [Stafford County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the south of Hartwood
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Summerset Ridge have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Summerset Ridge
    • Walnut Grove [Stafford County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Walnut Grove
      • Walnut Grove [Stafford County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the south of Hartwood
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Walnut Grove have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Walnut Grove

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 Hartwood. 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 ...
    • Ellen Arthur     (Wife President of Chester A. Arthur (1881 - 1885) - she died a year before he began his Presidency)
      • Wife President of Chester A. Arthur (1881 - 1885) - she died a year before he began his Presidency. She was born in Culpeper (VA) on August 30, 1837 (a Wednesday) and died on January 12, 1880 (a Monday) at the age of 42. She is buried at Albany Rural Cemetery (Albany County, New York).
      • Culpeper is located 23 miles [37 km] to the west of Hartwood.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Ellen Arthur<3>
    • John Wilkes Booth     (Presidental assassin, actor)
      • Presidental assassin, actor. He was born in Bel Air (MD) on January 10, 1838 (a Wednesday) and died in Port Royal (VA) on April 26, 1865 (a Wednesday) at the age of 27. He is buried at Green Mount Cemetery (Baltimore City, Maryland).
      • Port Royal is located 25 miles [40.2 km] to the southeast of Hartwood.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: John Wilkes Booth<3>
    • Walter Scott 'Steve' Brodie     (Professional baseball)
    • 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.
      • Port Conway is located 25 miles [40.2 km] to the southeast of Hartwood.
      • Montpelier Station is located 35 miles [56.3 km] to the west of Hartwood.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: James Madison<3>

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

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

  • View Our List ...
    • Stafford, which is the Seat of Stafford County and lies just to the East.
    • Richmond, which is the State Capital of Virginia, lies 59 miles [95 km]<1> to the south (S). If you could walk a straight line from Hartwood to Richmond, with an average speed<4> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take most of three days to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take about three full days.
    • The White House (Washington, DC) is 44 miles [70.8 km] to the northeast (NE). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take less than an hour, a buggy would take most of two days and walking would take about three full days.
    • The shortest distance<5> 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).<6>
    • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 6,645 miles [10,694.1 km] and it lies to the east northeast (ENE).<7>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 4,522 miles [7,277.5 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<8>

Other Roadside Stops ...

Communities in Virginia

About Stafford County

About Virginia

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Stafford County: www.co.stafford.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 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Hartwood) 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 Hartwood. 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 HartwoodOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Hartwood. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 38.4022, Longitude: -77.5652    
<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>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.
<4>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.
<5>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 Hartwood to the Middle East to be East and South, the Great Circle Route actually lies to the North and East.
<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Jerusalem is 308.23 degrees.
<7>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 303.75 degrees.
<8>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 305.123 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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