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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 Huguenot, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Huguenot 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 Huguenot:
    • 37.568305, -77.711553
    • 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 Huguenot
  • 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 Huguenot ...

We have found three communities that share the name Huguenot.

Within Virginia, the name Huguenot is unique.

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

  • Communities Elsewhere In North America ...
    • Georgia
      • Elbert County
      • This community is historic<1> and we have very little information. For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Georgia community of Huguenot [Elbert County].
    • New York
      • Orange County
      • This Huguenot is located in Orange County and lies 312 miles [502.1 km]<2> to the north northeast of the Huguenot that is located in Powhatan County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Huguenot
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Orange County community of Huguenot.
      • Richmond County
      • This Huguenot is located in Richmond County and lies 278 miles [447.4 km] to the northeast of the Huguenot that is located in Powhatan County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Huguenot
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Richmond County community of Huguenot.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Huguenot ...

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.

  • Chestnut Oaks [Powhatan County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Chestnut Oaks
    • Chestnut Oaks [Powhatan County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<2> to the southwest of Huguenot
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Chestnut Oaks have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Chestnut Oaks
  • Dover Run [Goochland County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Dover Run
    • Dover Run [Goochland County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<2> to the north of Huguenot
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Dover Run have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Dover Run
  • Fine Creek Mills [Powhatan County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Fine Creek Mills
    • Fine Creek Mills [Powhatan County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<2> to the west of Huguenot
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Fine Creek Mills have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Fine Creek Mills
  • Flat Rock [Powhatan County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Flat Rock
    • Flat Rock [Powhatan County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<2> to the southwest of Huguenot
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Flat Rock have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Flat Rock
  • Continue List   (15 more) ...
    • Goosepoint [Goochland County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Goosepoint
      • Goosepoint [Goochland County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<2> to the north of Huguenot
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Goosepoint have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Goosepoint
    • Hallsboro [Chesterfield County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hallsboro
      • Hallsboro [Chesterfield County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<2> to the south of Huguenot
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hallsboro have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hallsboro
    • Hermitage Hamlet [Goochland County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hermitage Hamlet
      • Hermitage Hamlet [Goochland County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<2> to the north of Huguenot
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hermitage Hamlet have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hermitage Hamlet
    • Hickory Haven [Goochland County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hickory Haven
      • Hickory Haven [Goochland County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<2> to the north of Huguenot
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hickory Haven have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hickory Haven
    • Holly Hills [Powhatan County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Holly Hills
      • Holly Hills [Powhatan County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<2> to the southwest of Huguenot
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Holly Hills have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Holly Hills
    • Hunters Woods [Goochland County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hunters Woods
      • Hunters Woods [Goochland County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<2> to the northwest of Huguenot
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hunters Woods have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hunters Woods
    • Lee [Goochland County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lee
      • Lee [Goochland County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<2> to the northwest of Huguenot
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lee have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lee
    • Lorraine [Henrico County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lorraine
      • Lorraine [Henrico County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<2> to the east of Huguenot
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lorraine
    • Lower Tuckahoe [Goochland County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lower Tuckahoe
      • Lower Tuckahoe [Goochland County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<2> to the east of Huguenot
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lower Tuckahoe have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lower Tuckahoe
    • Mooreland [Henrico County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mooreland
      • Mooreland [Henrico County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<2> to the east of Huguenot
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Mooreland have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mooreland
    • Old Gun [Chesterfield County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Old Gun
      • Old Gun [Chesterfield County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<2> to the east of Huguenot
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Old Gun have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Old Gun
    • Pagebrook [Goochland County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pagebrook
      • Pagebrook [Goochland County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<2> to the northeast of Huguenot
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Pagebrook have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pagebrook
    • Partridge Hills [Goochland County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Partridge Hills
      • Partridge Hills [Goochland County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<2> to the east of Huguenot
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Partridge Hills have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Partridge Hills
    • Pleasant Green [Goochland County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pleasant Green
      • Pleasant Green [Goochland County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<2> to the northwest of Huguenot
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Pleasant Green have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pleasant Green
    • Subletts [Powhatan County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Subletts
      • Subletts [Powhatan County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<2> to the northwest of Huguenot
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Subletts have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Subletts

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 Huguenot. 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 ...
    • Edmund Archer     (Artist)
      • Artist. He was born in Richmond (VA) on September 28, 1904 (a Wednesday) and died in Richmond (VA) on July 13, 1986 (a Sunday) at the age of 81. He is buried at Hollywood Cemetery (Richmond City, Virginia).
      • Richmond is located 15 miles [24.1 km] to the east of Huguenot.
      • Richmond is located 15 miles [24.1 km] to the east of Huguenot.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Edmund Archer<4>
    • Clarence H. Bassett     (Singer)
    • John Joseph 'Joe' Boehling     (Major League Baseball)
      • Major League Baseball. He was born in Richmond (VA) on March 20, 1891 (a Friday) and died in Richmond (VA) on September 8, 1941 (a Monday) at the age of 50. He is buried at Holy Cross Cemetery (Richmond City, Virginia).
      • Richmond is located 15 miles [24.1 km] to the east of Huguenot.
      • Richmond is located 15 miles [24.1 km] to the east of Huguenot.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: John Joseph 'Joe' Boehling<4>
    • Jim Bridger     (Frontiersman, explorer)
    • John Mitchell Brooks     (Civil rights activist)
    • James Branch Cabell     (Author)
      • Author. He was born in Richmond (VA) on April 14, 1879 (a Monday) and died in Richmond (VA) on May 5, 1958 (a Monday) at the age of 79. He is buried at Hollywood Cemetery (Richmond City, Virginia).
      • Richmond is located 15 miles [24.1 km] to the east of Huguenot.
      • Richmond is located 15 miles [24.1 km] to the east of Huguenot.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: James Branch Cabell<4>
    • Edith Elliott Lindeman Calisch     (Journalist, lyricist)
    • Alan Campbell     (Screenwriter, actor)
      • Screenwriter, actor. He was born in Richmond (VA) on February 21, 1904 (a Sunday) and died in West Hollywood (CA) on June 14, 1963 (a Friday) at the age of 59. He is buried at Hebrew Cemetery (Richmond City, Virginia).
      • Richmond is located 15 miles [24.1 km] to the east of Huguenot.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Alan Campbell<4>
    • Joseph Cotton     (Actor)
      • Full name: Joseph Cheshire Cotton, Jr.
      • Actor. He was born in Petersburg (VA) on May 15, 1905 (a Monday) and died in Los Angeles (CA) on February 6, 1994 (a Sunday) at the age of 88. He is buried at Blandford Cemetery (Petersburg City, Virginia).
      • Petersburg is located 28 miles [45.1 km] to the southeast of Huguenot.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Joseph Cotton<4>
    • Joseph Cotton     (Actor)
      • Full name: Joseph Cheshire Cotton, Jr.
      • Actor. He was born in Petersburg (VA) on May 15, 1905 (a Monday) and died in Los Angeles (CA) on February 6, 1994 (a Sunday) at the age of 88. He is buried at Blandford Cemetery (Petersburg City, Virginia).
      • Petersburg is located 28 miles [45.1 km] to the southeast of Huguenot.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Joseph Cotton<4>
    • Arthur Dawson     (Artist)
      • Artist. He was born in Crewe (England) on March 9, 1858 (a Tueday) and died in Richmond (VA) on August 22, 1922 (a Tueday) at the age of 64. He is buried at Riverview Cemetery (Richmond City, Virginia).
      • Richmond is located 15 miles [24.1 km] to the east of Huguenot.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Arthur Dawson<4>
    • Jimmy Dean     (Singer, actor, TV Host, businessman)
      • Full name: Jimmy Ray Dean
      • Singer, actor, TV Host, businessman. He was born in Olton (TX) on August 10, 1928 (a Friday) and died in Varina (VA) on June 13, 2010 (a Sunday) at the age of 81.
      • Varina is located 21 miles [33.8 km] to the east of Huguenot.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Jimmy Dean<4>
    • Thomas A. 'Tommy' Eldridge     (Musician)
      • Musician. He was born in Richmond (VA) on October 23, 1940 (a Wednesday) and died in Richmond (VA) on June 19, 2000 (a Monday) at the age of 59. He is buried at Oakwood Cemetery (Richmond City, Virginia).
      • Richmond is located 15 miles [24.1 km] to the east of Huguenot.
      • Richmond is located 15 miles [24.1 km] to the east of Huguenot.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Thomas A. 'Tommy' Eldridge<4>

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

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

  • View Our List ...
    • Powhatan, which is the Seat of Powhatan County and lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<2> to the west. If you could walk a straight line from Huguenot to Powhatan, with an average speed<5> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take five to six hours to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take nearly four hours.
    • Richmond, which is the State Capital of Virginia, lies 15 miles [24.1 km] to the east (E). The buggy would take four to five hours and walking would take most of a day.
    • The White House (Washington, DC) is 98 miles [157.7 km] to the north northeast (NNE). 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 shortest distance<6> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 5,983 miles [9,628.7 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<7>
    • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 6,684 miles [10,756.9 km] and it lies to the east northeast (ENE).<8>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 4,562 miles [7,341.8 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<9>

Other Roadside Stops ...

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Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Powhatan County: www.co.powhatan.va.us/

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

Footnotes ...

<1>We use the term 'Historic' broadly and it generally means that the community no longer exists. However, it can also mean that the community might still exist, but was significantly larger or had a more 'official' existence in the past than it does now. Unfortunately our sources of data have proven to be unreliable. If you can provide us with more specific information about Huguenot, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.
<2>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a '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- Huguenot) to Point B.If you need the driving distance, we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Huguenot. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from HuguenotOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Huguenot. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 37.5683, Longitude: -77.7116       In this case, the coordinates for Huguenot 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>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.
<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 Huguenot 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 308.357 degrees.
<8>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 303.768 degrees.
<9>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 305.489 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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