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Outdoor Activities ...

As we travel, we like to pursue some of our interests (such as astronomy).

When in Hodges Ferry, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Hodges Ferry 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 Hodges Ferry:
    • 36.822371, -76.405223
    • 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 Hodges Ferry
  • 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 Hodges Ferry ...

We have found three communities that share the name Hodges Ferry.

There is one other community in Virginia which is also named Hodges Ferry.

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

  • Communities Located In Virginia ...
    • Norfolk City
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<1> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Virginia community of Hodges Ferry [Norfolk City].
  • Communities Elsewhere In North America ...
    • Alabama
      • Sumter County
      • Although located in Sumter County, we don't know the location within the .
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Sumter County community of Hodges Ferry.
    • Tennessee
      • Sevier County
      • This Hodges Ferry is located in Sevier County and lies 405 miles [651.8 km]<2> to the west.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hodges Ferry
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Sevier County community of Hodges Ferry.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Hodges Ferry ...

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.

  • Bruce (less than 2 miles to the north)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bruce
    • Bruce lies less than 2 miles<2> to the north of Hodges Ferry and is located in Chesapeake City
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Bruce have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bruce
  • Cedar Point (less than 2 miles to the northeast)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cedar Point
    • Cedar Point lies less than 2 miles<2> to the northeast of Hodges Ferry and is located in Portsmouth City
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cedar Point have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cedar Point
  • Churchland (2 miles [3.2 km] to the north)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Churchland
    • Churchland lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<2> to the north of Hodges Ferry and is located in Chesapeake City
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Churchland have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Churchland
  • Davids Mill (2 miles [3.2 km] to the southwest)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Davids Mill
    • Davids Mill lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<2> to the southwest of Hodges Ferry and is located in Chesapeake City
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Davids Mill have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Davids Mill
  • Green Acres (less than 2 miles to the north)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Green Acres
    • Green Acres lies less than 2 miles<2> to the north of Hodges Ferry and is located in Chesapeake City
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Green Acres have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Green Acres
  • Green Lakes (less than 2 miles to the southeast)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Green Lakes
    • Green Lakes lies less than 2 miles<2> to the southeast of Hodges Ferry and is located in Portsmouth City
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Green Lakes have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Green Lakes
  • Green Meadow Point (less than 2 miles to the north)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Green Meadow Point
    • Green Meadow Point lies less than 2 miles<2> to the north of Hodges Ferry and is located in Chesapeake City
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Green Meadow Point have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Green Meadow Point
  • Greenfield Farms (2 miles [3.2 km] to the northeast)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Greenfield Farms
    • Greenfield Farms lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<2> to the northeast of Hodges Ferry and is located in Portsmouth City
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Greenfield Farms have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Greenfield Farms
  • Grove Park (2 miles [3.2 km] to the east)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Grove Park
    • Grove Park lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<2> to the east of Hodges Ferry and is located in Portsmouth City
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Grove Park have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Grove Park
  • Holly Cove (less than 2 miles to the south)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Holly Cove
    • Holly Cove lies less than 2 miles<2> to the south of Hodges Ferry and is located in Chesapeake City
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Holly Cove have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Holly Cove
  • Jester Gardens (less than 2 miles to the west)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Jester Gardens
    • Jester Gardens lies less than 2 miles<2> to the west of Hodges Ferry and is located in Chesapeake City
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Jester Gardens have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Jester Gardens
  • Manor View (less than 2 miles to the southeast)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Manor View
    • Manor View lies less than 2 miles<2> to the southeast of Hodges Ferry and is located in Portsmouth City
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Manor View have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Manor View
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    • Mayflower Park (less than 2 miles to the southeast)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mayflower Park
      • Mayflower Park lies less than 2 miles<2> to the southeast of Hodges Ferry and is located in Portsmouth City
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Mayflower Park have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mayflower Park
    • Riverbend (less than 2 miles to the south)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Riverbend
      • Riverbend lies less than 2 miles<2> to the south of Hodges Ferry and is located in Chesapeake City
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Riverbend have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Riverbend
    • Sandy Pines (less than 2 miles to the south)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sandy Pines
      • Sandy Pines lies less than 2 miles<2> to the south of Hodges Ferry and is located in Chesapeake City
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Sandy Pines have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sandy Pines
    • Silverwood (2 miles [3.2 km] to the north)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Silverwood
      • Silverwood lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<2> to the north of Hodges Ferry and is located in Chesapeake City
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Silverwood have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Silverwood
    • Stone Bridge (less than 2 miles to the northeast)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Stone Bridge
      • Stone Bridge lies less than 2 miles<2> to the northeast of Hodges Ferry and is located in Chesapeake City
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Stone Bridge have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Stone Bridge
    • Sunray (2 miles [3.2 km] to the south)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sunray
      • Sunray lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<2> to the south of Hodges Ferry and is located in Chesapeake City
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Sunray have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sunray
    • Willow Lakes (2 miles [3.2 km] to the southwest)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Willow Lakes
      • Willow Lakes lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<2> to the southwest of Hodges Ferry and is located in Chesapeake City
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Willow Lakes have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Willow Lakes

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

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

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    • Richmond, which is the State Capital of Virginia, lies 75 miles [120.7 km]<2> to the northwest (NW). If you could drive a straight line from Hodges Ferry to Richmond, with an average speed<4>of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, it would take less than two hours to make the trip. A comfortable walk of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour would take 5 days. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take most of three days.
    • The White House (Washington, DC) is 147 miles [236.6 km] to the north northwest (NNW). Driving would take less than three hours, a buggy would take 6 days and walking would take 9 days.
    • The shortest distance<5> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 5,958 miles [9,588.5 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<6>
    • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 6,652 miles [10,705.4 km] and it lies to the east northeast (ENE).<7>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 4,533 miles [7,295.2 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<8>

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

The official website for State of Virginia: https://www.virginia.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>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 Hodges Ferry 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 . 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.
<2>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 drawn from Point A (ie- Hodges Ferry) to Point B.Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Hodges Ferry. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 36.8224, Longitude: -76.4052       In this case, the coordinates for Hodges Ferry have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<3>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.
<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 Hodges Ferry 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 307.643 degrees.
<7>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 302.84 degrees.
<8>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 305.241 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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