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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 Jeffress, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Jeffress 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 Jeffress:
    • 36.653933, -78.537169
    • 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 Jeffress
  • 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 Jeffress ...

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.

  • Blanks [Mecklenburg County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Blanks
    • Blanks [Mecklenburg County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the south of Jeffress
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Blanks have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Blanks
  • Bluestone [Mecklenburg County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bluestone
    • Bluestone [Mecklenburg County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the northwest of Jeffress
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Bluestone have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bluestone
  • Buffalo Springs [Mecklenburg County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Buffalo Springs
    • Buffalo Springs [Mecklenburg County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the west of Jeffress
    • 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
  • Clarksville [Mecklenburg County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Clarksville
    • Clarksville [Mecklenburg County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the southwest of Jeffress
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,169 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Clarksville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Clarksville
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Clarksville<3>
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    • Fields Ferry [Mecklenburg County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Fields Ferry
      • Fields Ferry [Mecklenburg County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the southeast of Jeffress
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Fields Ferry have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Fields Ferry
    • Greenfield [Mecklenburg County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Greenfield
      • Greenfield [Mecklenburg County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the east of Jeffress
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Greenfield have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Greenfield
    • Perfect Point [Mecklenburg County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Perfect Point
      • Perfect Point [Mecklenburg County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the southwest of Jeffress
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Perfect Point have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Perfect Point
    • Rogers Corner [Mecklenburg County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rogers Corner
      • Rogers Corner [Mecklenburg County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the northeast of Jeffress
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Rogers Corner have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rogers Corner
    • Sandy Fork [Mecklenburg County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sandy Fork
      • Sandy Fork [Mecklenburg County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the southwest of Jeffress
      • 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

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 Jeffress. 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 ...
    • Charlotte Hawkins Brown     (Author, educator, founder of the Palmer Memorial Institute)
      • Born: Lottie Hawkins
      • Author, educator, founder of the Palmer Memorial Institute. She was born in Henderson (NC) on June 11, 1883 (a Monday) and died in Greensboro (NC) on January 11, 1961 (a Wednesday) at the age of 77.
      • Henderson is located 23 miles [37 km] to the south of Jeffress.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Charlotte Hawkins Brown<4>
    • Ben E. King     (Singer, songwriter)
      • Full name: Bengamin Earl Nelson
      • Singer, songwriter. He was born in Henderson (NC) on September 28, 1938 (a Wednesday) and died in Teaneck (NJ) on April 30, 2015 (a Thursday) at the age of 76. He is buried at Hackensack Cemetery (Bergen County, New Jersey).
      • Henderson is located 23 miles [37 km] to the south of Jeffress.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Ben E. King<4>
    • Charlie 'Tinker' Leigh, Sr.     (Professional football)

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

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

  • View Our List ...
    • Boydton, which is the Seat of Mecklenburg County and lies just to the East.
    • Richmond, which is the State Capital of Virginia, lies 86 miles [138.4 km]<1> to the northeast (NE). If you could drive a straight line from Jeffress to Richmond, with an average speed<5>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 175 miles [281.6 km] to the north northeast (NNE). Driving would take about three hours, a buggy would take 7 days and walking would take 10 days.
    • The shortest distance<6> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 6,058 miles [9,749.4 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<7>
    • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 6,757 miles [10,874.3 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<8>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 4,636 miles [7,460.9 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<9>

Other Roadside Stops ...

Find a Community located in Virginia

About Mecklenburg County

About Virginia

Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Jeffress. 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' (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- Jeffress) 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 Jeffress. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from JeffressOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Jeffress. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 36.6539, Longitude: -78.5372    
<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>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 Jeffress 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 308.87 degrees.
<8>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 304.216 degrees.
<9>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 306.141 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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