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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 Hinckle, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Hinckle 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 Hinckle:
    • 39.420098, -78.295006
    • 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 Hinckle
  • 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 Hinckle ...

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.

  • Baileys Ford (7 miles [11.3 km] to the southeast)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Baileys Ford
    • Baileys Ford lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the southeast of Hinckle and is located in Frederick County
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Baileys Ford have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Baileys Ford
  • Cold Stream (9 miles [14.5 km] to the southwest)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cold Stream
    • Cold Stream lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the southwest of Hinckle and is located in Hampshire County
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cold Stream have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cold Stream
  • Cross Junction (6 miles [9.7 km] to the south)
  • Good (5 miles [8 km] to the southwest)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Good
    • Good lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the southwest of Hinckle and is located in Frederick County
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Good have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Good
  • Greenwood (3 miles [4.8 km] to the northeast)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Greenwood
    • Greenwood lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the northeast of Hinckle and is located in Morgan County
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Greenwood have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Greenwood
  • Light (7 miles [11.3 km] to the southeast) - Historic
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Light
    • Light was located 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the southeast of Hinckle and is located in Frederick County
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Light have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
  • Nordic Village (7 miles [11.3 km] to the south)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Nordic Village
    • Nordic Village lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the south of Hinckle and is located in Frederick County
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Nordic Village have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Nordic Village
  • Rolling Hills (8 miles [12.9 km] to the south)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rolling Hills
    • Rolling Hills lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the south of Hinckle and is located in Frederick County
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Rolling Hills have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rolling Hills
  • Shanghai (8 miles [12.9 km] to the east)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Shanghai
    • Shanghai lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the east of Hinckle and is located in Berkeley County
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Shanghai have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Shanghai
  • Timber Ridge (7 miles [11.3 km] to the southwest)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Timber Ridge
    • Timber Ridge lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the southwest of Hinckle and is located in Frederick County
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Timber Ridge have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Timber Ridge
  • Wildwood Hills (8 miles [12.9 km] to the south)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Wildwood Hills
    • Wildwood Hills lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the south of Hinckle and is located in Frederick County
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Wildwood Hills have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Wildwood Hills

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

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

  • View Our List ...
    • Richmond, which is the State Capital of Virginia, lies 137 miles [220.5 km]<1> to the south southeast (SSE). If you could drive a straight line from Hinckle to Richmond, with an average speed<4>of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, it would take less than three hours to make the trip. A comfortable walk of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour would take 8 days. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take 6 days.
    • The White House (Washington, DC) is 76 miles [122.3 km] to the east southeast (ESE). Driving would take less than two hours, a buggy would take most of three days and walking would take 5 days.
    • The shortest distance<5> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 5,928 miles [9,540.2 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<6>
    • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 6,638 miles [10,682.8 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<7>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 4,514 miles [7,264.6 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<8>

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

The official website for Frederick County: www.co.frederick.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- Hinckle) to Point B.Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Hinckle. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 39.4201, Longitude: -78.2950       In this case, the coordinates for Hinckle have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<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>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 Hinckle 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 308.607 degrees.
<7>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 304.334 degrees.
<8>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 305.051 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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