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

When in Homewood, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Homewood 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 Homewood:
    • 37.191635, -76.681257
    • 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 Homewood
  • 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 Homewood ...

We found 27 communities that share the name Homewood.

There are two communities within Virginia that are also named Homewood.

Beyond Virginia, we know of another 25 communities that are located throughout in the United States and Canada. Of these 25 communities, 26 are located in the United States and one is in Canada.

  • Communities Located In Virginia ...
    • Fairfax County
      • This Homewood is located in Fairfax County and lies 114 miles [183.5 km]<1> to the north northwest of the Homewood that is located in Surry County.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Fairfax County community of Homewood.
    • Roanoke County
      • This Homewood is located in Roanoke County and lies 184 miles [296.1 km]<1> to the west of the Homewood that is located in Surry County.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Roanoke County community of Homewood.
  • Communities Elsewhere In North America ...
    • Alabama
      • Jefferson County
      • This Homewood is located in Jefferson County and lies 625 miles [1,005.8 km]<1> to the west southwest of the Homewood that is located in Surry County.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Jefferson County community of Homewood.
      • Monroe County
      • This Homewood is located in Monroe County and lies 740 miles [1,190.9 km] to the west southwest of the Homewood that is located in Surry County.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Monroe County community of Homewood.
    • Arkansas
      • Perry County
      • This Homewood is located in Perry County and lies 919 miles [1,479 km]<1> to the west of the Homewood that is located in Surry County.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Perry County community of Homewood.
    • California
      • Placer County
      • This Homewood is located in Placer County and lies 2,342 miles [3,769.1 km]<1> to the west northwest of the Homewood that is located in Surry County.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Placer County community of Homewood.
    • Illinois
      • Cook County
      • This Homewood is located in Cook County and lies 658 miles [1,058.9 km]<1> to the west northwest of the Homewood that is located in Surry County.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Cook County community of Homewood.
    • Kansas
      • Franklin County
      • This Homewood is located in Franklin County and lies 1,021 miles [1,643.1 km]<1> to the west of the Homewood that is located in Surry County.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Franklin County community of Homewood.
    • Manitoba
      • This Homewood lies 1,357 miles [2,183.9 km]<1> to the northwest of the Homewood that is located in Surry County.
    • Maryland
      • Allegany County
      • This Homewood is located in Allegany County and lies 206 miles [331.5 km]<1> to the north northwest of the Homewood that is located in Surry County.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Allegany County community of Homewood.
      • Anne Arundel County
      • This Homewood is located in Anne Arundel County and lies 123 miles [197.9 km] to the north of the Homewood that is located in Surry County.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Anne Arundel County community of Homewood.
      • Baltimore City
      • 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 Homewood [Baltimore City].
      • Montgomery County
      • This Homewood is located in Montgomery County and lies 128 miles [206 km] to the north of the Homewood that is located in Surry County.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Montgomery County community of Homewood.
      • Worcester County
      • This Homewood is located in Worcester County and lies 86 miles [138.4 km] to the northeast of the Homewood that is located in Surry County.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Worcester County community of Homewood.
    • Mississippi
      • Scott County
      • This Homewood is located in Scott County and lies 803 miles [1,292.3 km]<1> to the west southwest of the Homewood that is located in Surry County.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Scott County community of Homewood.
    • New York
      • Onondaga 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 Homewood [Onondaga County].
    • Ohio
      • Butler County
      • This Homewood is located in Butler County and lies 451 miles [725.8 km]<1> to the west northwest of the Homewood that is located in Surry County.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Butler County community of Homewood.
      • Lucas County
      • This Homewood is located in Lucas County and lies 481 miles [774.1 km] to the northwest of the Homewood that is located in Surry County.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Lucas County community of Homewood.
    • Pennsylvania
      • Allegheny County
      • This Homewood is located in Allegheny County and lies 284 miles [457.1 km]<1> to the northwest of the Homewood that is located in Surry County.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Allegheny County community of Homewood.
      • Beaver County
      • This Homewood is located in Beaver County and lies 317 miles [510.2 km] to the northwest of the Homewood that is located in Surry County.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Beaver County community of Homewood.
      • York County
      • This Homewood is located in York County and lies 202 miles [325.1 km] to the north of the Homewood that is located in Surry County.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the York County community of Homewood.
    • South Carolina
      • Horry County
      • This Homewood is located in Horry County and lies 264 miles [424.9 km]<1> to the south southwest of the Homewood that is located in Surry County.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Horry County community of Homewood.
    • West Virginia
      • Lewis County
      • This Homewood is located in Lewis County and lies 241 miles [387.9 km]<1> to the west northwest of the Homewood that is located in Surry County.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Lewis County community of Homewood.
      • Marion County
      • This Homewood is located in Marion County and lies 254 miles [408.8 km] to the northwest of the Homewood that is located in Surry County.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Marion County community of Homewood.
      • Randolph 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 West Virginia community of Homewood [Randolph County].
    • Wisconsin
      • Milwaukee 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 Wisconsin community of Homewood [Milwaukee County].
      • Monroe 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 Wisconsin community of Homewood [Monroe County].

Curious and Interesting Names Near Homewood ...

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.

  • Alliance
    (6 miles [9.7 km] to the southwest)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Alliance have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Alliance
    • Alliance is located in Surry County
  • Blacksmith Corner
    (6 miles [9.7 km] to the northeast)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Blacksmith Corner have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Blacksmith Corner
    • Blacksmith Corner is located in York County
  • Booth
    (4 miles [6.4 km] to the northeast)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Booth have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Booth
    • Booth is located in James City County
  • Charles Corner
    (5 miles [8 km] to the northeast)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Charles Corner have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Charles Corner
    • Charles Corner is located in York County
  • Five Forks
    (6 miles [9.7 km] to the northwest)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Five Forks have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Five Forks
    • Five Forks is located in James City County
  • Greensprings
    (6 miles [9.7 km] to the north)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Greensprings have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Greensprings
    • Greensprings is located in York County
  • Grove
    (3 miles [4.8 km] to the northeast)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Grove have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Grove
    • Grove is located in James City County
  • Highgate
    (5 miles [8 km] to the southwest)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Highgate have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Highgate
    • Highgate is located in Surry County
  • Hollybrook
    (5 miles [8 km] to the northwest)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hollybrook have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hollybrook
    • Hollybrook is located in James City County
  • Indigo Terrace
    (6 miles [9.7 km] to the northwest)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Indigo Terrace have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Indigo Terrace
    • Indigo Terrace is located in James City County
  • James Terrace
    (4 miles [6.4 km] to the north)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for James Terrace have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for James Terrace
    • James Terrace is located in James City County
  • Jamestown
    (5 miles [8 km] to the west)
  • Continue List   (14 more) ...
    • Jamestown Farms
      (5 miles [8 km] to the northwest)
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Jamestown Farms have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Jamestown Farms
      • Jamestown Farms is located in James City County
    • Kingspoint
      (3 miles [4.8 km] to the north)
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Kingspoint have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Kingspoint
      • Kingspoint is located in James City County
    • Kingswood
      (5 miles [8 km] to the northwest)
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Kingswood have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Kingswood
      • Kingswood is located in James City County
    • Lee Hall
      (6 miles [9.7 km] to the east)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lee Hall
      • Lee Hall is located in Newport News City
    • Merry Oaks
      (6 miles [9.7 km] to the east)
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Merry Oaks have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Merry Oaks
      • Merry Oaks is located in Newport News City
    • Patricia Heights
      (6 miles [9.7 km] to the east)
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Patricia Heights have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Patricia Heights
      • Patricia Heights is located in Newport News City
    • Pleasant Point
      (5 miles [8 km] to the west)
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Pleasant Point have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pleasant Point
      • Pleasant Point is located in Surry County
    • Queens Lake
      (6 miles [9.7 km] to the north)
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Queens Lake have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Queens Lake
      • Queens Lake is located in York County
    • Queenswood
      (5 miles [8 km] to the north)
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Queenswood have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Queenswood
      • Queenswood is located in York County
    • Rich Neck Heights
      (5 miles [8 km] to the northwest)
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Rich Neck Heights have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rich Neck Heights
      • Rich Neck Heights is located in Williamsburg City
    • Sawmill Corner
      (5 miles [8 km] to the northeast)
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Sawmill Corner have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sawmill Corner
      • Sawmill Corner is located in James City County
    • Scotland
      (5 miles [8 km] to the west)
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Scotland have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Scotland
      • Scotland is located in Surry County
    • Steeple Chase
      (6 miles [9.7 km] to the northwest)
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Steeple Chase have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Steeple Chase
      • Steeple Chase is located in James City County
    • Walnut Hills
      (5 miles [8 km] to the northwest)
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Walnut Hills have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Walnut Hills
      • Walnut Hills is located in Williamsburg City

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

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

  • Surry, which is the Seat of Surry County, lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the west southwest. If you could walk a straight line from Homewood to Surry, with an average speed<5> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take four to five hours to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take a little over three hours.
  • Richmond, which is the State Capital of Virginia, lies 47 miles [75.6 km] to the west northwest (WNW). 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 White House (Washington, DC) is 119 miles [191.5 km] to the north (N). Driving would take about two hours, a buggy would take 5 days and walking would take 7 days.
  • The shortest distance<6> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 5,954 miles [9,582 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<7>
  • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 6,651 miles [10,703.7 km] and it lies to the east northeast (ENE).<8>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 4,531 miles [7,291.9 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<9>

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

The official website for Surry County: www.co.surry.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' distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Homewood) to Point B.Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Homewood. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 37.1916, Longitude: -76.6813       In this case, the coordinates for Homewood have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<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 Bird Creek to see Pete ... Bird Creek 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 Homewood 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>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.
<4>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<5>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.
<6>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 Homewood to the Middle East to be East and South, the Great Circle Route actually lies to the North and East.
<7>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Jerusalem is 307.781 degrees.
<8>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 303.054 degrees.
<9>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 305.213 degrees.









 

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