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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 Hitesburg, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Hitesburg 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 Hitesburg:
    • 36.610140, -78.725838
    • 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 Hitesburg
  • 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 Hitesburg ...

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.

  • Buffalo Springs (4 miles [6.4 km] to the northeast)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Buffalo Springs
    • Buffalo Springs lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the northeast of Hitesburg and is located in Mecklenburg County
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Buffalo Springs have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Buffalo Springs
  • Christie (7 miles [11.3 km] to the southwest)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Christie
    • Christie lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the southwest of Hitesburg and is located in Halifax County
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Christie have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Christie
  • High Hill (2 miles [3.2 km] to the northwest)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for High Hill
    • High Hill lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the northwest of Hitesburg and is located in Halifax County
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for High Hill have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on High Hill
  • Nelson (3 miles [4.8 km] to the south)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Nelson
    • Nelson lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the south of Hitesburg and is located in Mecklenburg County
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Nelson have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Nelson
  • Pools Mill (3 miles [4.8 km] to the north)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pools Mill
    • Pools Mill lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the north of Hitesburg and is located in Halifax County
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Pools Mill have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pools Mill
  • Red Bank (less than 2 miles to the southwest)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Red Bank
    • Red Bank lies less than 2 miles<1> to the southwest of Hitesburg and is located in Halifax County
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Red Bank have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Red Bank
  • Rip Rap (2 miles [3.2 km] to the south)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rip Rap
    • Rip Rap lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the south of Hitesburg and is located in Halifax County
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Rip Rap have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rip Rap
  • Sandy Fork (6 miles [9.7 km] to the east)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sandy Fork
    • Sandy Fork lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the east of Hitesburg and is located in Mecklenburg County
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Sandy Fork have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sandy Fork
  • Shady Grove (6 miles [9.7 km] to the west)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Shady Grove
    • Shady Grove lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the west of Hitesburg and is located in Halifax County
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Shady Grove have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Shady Grove

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

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

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    • Halifax, which is the Seat of Halifax County and lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<1> to the northwest. If you could walk a straight line from Hitesburg to Halifax, with an average speed<3> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take most of a day to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take four to five hours.
    • Richmond, which is the State Capital of Virginia, lies 95 miles [152.9 km] to the northeast (NE). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take less than two hours, a buggy would take three full days and walking would take 6 days.
    • The White House (Washington, DC) is 182 miles [292.9 km] to the north northeast (NNE). Driving would take a little over three hours, a buggy would take 8 days and walking would take 11 days.
    • The shortest distance<4> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 6,068 miles [9,765.5 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<5>
    • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 6,767 miles [10,890.4 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<6>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 4,646 miles [7,477 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<7>

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Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Hitesburg. 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' distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Hitesburg) to Point B.Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Hitesburg. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 36.6101, Longitude: -78.7258       In this case, the coordinates for Hitesburg 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 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 Hitesburg 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 308.98 degrees.
<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 304.335 degrees.
<7>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 306.231 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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