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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 Merrimac, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Merrimac 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 Merrimac:
    • 37.189573, -80.425606
    • 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 Merrimac
  • 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 Merrimac ...

We have found twelve communities that share the name Merrimac.

There is one other community in Virginia which is also named Merrimac.

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

  • Communities Located In Virginia ...
    • Culpeper County
      • This Merrimac is located in Culpeper County and lies 154 miles [247.8 km]<1> to the northeast of the Merrimac that is located in Montgomery County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Merrimac
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Culpeper County community of Merrimac.
  • Communities Elsewhere In North America ...
    • California
      • Butte County
      • This Merrimac is located in Butte County and lies 2,197 miles [3,535.7 km]<1> to the west northwest of the Merrimac that is located in Montgomery County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Merrimac
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Butte County community of Merrimac.
    • Florida
      • Orange County
      • This Merrimac is located in Orange County and lies 588 miles [946.3 km]<1> to the south of the Merrimac that is located in Montgomery County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Merrimac
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Orange County community of Merrimac.
    • Illinois
      • Monroe County
      • This Merrimac is located in Monroe County and lies 546 miles [878.7 km]<1> to the west northwest of the Merrimac that is located in Montgomery County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Merrimac
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Monroe County community of Merrimac.
    • Iowa
      • Jefferson County
      • This Merrimac is located in Jefferson County and lies 661 miles [1,063.8 km]<1> to the west northwest of the Merrimac that is located in Montgomery County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Merrimac
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Jefferson County community of Merrimac.
    • Kansas
      • Marshall County
      • This community is historic<2> and although located in Marshall County, we don't know where within the county.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Marshall County community of Merrimac.
    • Kentucky
      • Taylor County
      • This Merrimac is located in Taylor County and lies 258 miles [415.2 km]<1> to the west of the Merrimac that is located in Montgomery County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Merrimac
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Taylor County community of Merrimac.
    • Massachusetts
      • Essex County
      • This Merrimac is located in Essex County and lies 631 miles [1,015.5 km]<1> to the northeast of the Merrimac that is located in Montgomery County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Merrimac
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Essex County community of Merrimac.
    • Nevada
      • Carson City
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<3> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Nevada community of Merrimac [Carson City].
      • Ormsby County
      • This community is historic<2> and although located in Ormsby County, we don't know where within the county.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Ormsby County community of Merrimac.
    • West Virginia
      • Mingo County
      • This Merrimac is located in Mingo County and lies 102 miles [164.2 km]<1> to the west northwest of the Merrimac that is located in Montgomery County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Merrimac
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Mingo County community of Merrimac.
    • Wisconsin
      • Sauk County
      • This Merrimac is located in Sauk County and lies 645 miles [1,038 km]<1> to the northwest of the Merrimac that is located in Montgomery County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Merrimac
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Sauk County community of Merrimac.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Merrimac ...

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.

  • Airport Acres [Montgomery County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Airport Acres
    • Airport Acres [Montgomery County] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the northeast of Merrimac
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Airport Acres have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Airport Acres
  • Apple Acres [Montgomery County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Apple Acres
    • Apple Acres [Montgomery County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the south of Merrimac
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Apple Acres have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Apple Acres
  • Bangs [Montgomery County] - Historic
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bangs
    • Bangs [Montgomery County] was located 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the south of Merrimac
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Bangs have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
  • Cedar Orchard [Montgomery County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cedar Orchard
    • Cedar Orchard [Montgomery County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the northeast of Merrimac
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cedar Orchard have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cedar Orchard
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    • Diamond Pointe [Montgomery County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Diamond Pointe
      • Diamond Pointe [Montgomery County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the south of Merrimac
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Diamond Pointe have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Diamond Pointe
    • Echo Hills [Montgomery County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Echo Hills
      • Echo Hills [Montgomery County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the south of Merrimac
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Echo Hills have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Echo Hills
    • Evergreen [Montgomery County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Evergreen
      • Evergreen [Montgomery County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the northeast of Merrimac
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Evergreen have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Evergreen
    • Farmview [Montgomery County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Farmview
      • Farmview [Montgomery County] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the northeast of Merrimac
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Farmview have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Farmview
    • Knob Hill [Montgomery County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Knob Hill
      • Knob Hill [Montgomery County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the northeast of Merrimac
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Knob Hill have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Knob Hill
    • Mission Hills [Montgomery County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mission Hills
      • Mission Hills [Montgomery County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the northwest of Merrimac
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Mission Hills have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mission Hills
    • Mountain View Park [Montgomery County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mountain View Park
      • Mountain View Park [Montgomery County] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the south of Merrimac
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Mountain View Park have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mountain View Park
    • Orchard View [Montgomery County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Orchard View
      • Orchard View [Montgomery County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the north of Merrimac
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Orchard View have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Orchard View
    • Patrick Henry Place [Montgomery County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Patrick Henry Place
      • Patrick Henry Place [Montgomery County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the north of Merrimac
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Patrick Henry Place have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Patrick Henry Place
    • Pilgrims Pointe [Montgomery County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pilgrims Pointe
      • Pilgrims Pointe [Montgomery County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the northwest of Merrimac
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Pilgrims Pointe have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pilgrims Pointe
    • Prices Fork [Montgomery County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Prices Fork
      • Prices Fork [Montgomery County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the west of Merrimac
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Prices Fork have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Prices Fork
    • Rainbow Ridge [Montgomery County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rainbow Ridge
      • Rainbow Ridge [Montgomery County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the northeast of Merrimac
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Rainbow Ridge have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rainbow Ridge
    • Ramble Ridge [Montgomery County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ramble Ridge
      • Ramble Ridge [Montgomery County] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the east of Merrimac
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Ramble Ridge have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ramble Ridge
    • Rolling Hills [Montgomery County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rolling Hills
      • Rolling Hills [Montgomery County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the southwest of Merrimac
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Rolling Hills have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rolling Hills
    • Silver Leaf [Montgomery County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Silver Leaf
      • Silver Leaf [Montgomery County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the north of Merrimac
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Silver Leaf have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Silver Leaf
    • Sleepy Hollow [Montgomery County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sleepy Hollow
      • Sleepy Hollow [Montgomery County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the south of Merrimac
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Sleepy Hollow have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sleepy Hollow
    • Stonegate [Montgomery County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Stonegate
      • Stonegate [Montgomery County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the north of Merrimac
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Stonegate have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Stonegate
    • Suburban Hills [Montgomery County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Suburban Hills
      • Suburban Hills [Montgomery County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the south of Merrimac
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Suburban Hills have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Suburban Hills
    • Sundance Ridge [Montgomery County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sundance Ridge
      • Sundance Ridge [Montgomery County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the north of Merrimac
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Sundance Ridge have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sundance Ridge
    • Sundance Village [Montgomery County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sundance Village
      • Sundance Village [Montgomery County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the north of Merrimac
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Sundance Village have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sundance Village
    • University Place [Montgomery County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for University Place
      • University Place [Montgomery County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the north of Merrimac
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for University Place have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on University Place
    • University Terrace [Montgomery County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for University Terrace
      • University Terrace [Montgomery County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the north of Merrimac
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for University Terrace have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on University Terrace
    • Windmill Hills [Montgomery County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Windmill Hills
      • Windmill Hills [Montgomery County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the south of Merrimac
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Windmill Hills have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Windmill Hills
    • Yellow Sulphur [Montgomery County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Yellow Sulphur
      • Yellow Sulphur [Montgomery County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the southeast of Merrimac
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Yellow Sulphur have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Yellow Sulphur
    • Yellow Sulphur Springs [Montgomery County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Yellow Sulphur Springs
      • Yellow Sulphur Springs [Montgomery County] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the southeast of Merrimac
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Yellow Sulphur Springs have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Yellow Sulphur Springs

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 Merrimac. 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 ...
    • Walter Joseph Biggs, Jr.     (Artist)
      • Artist. He was born in Elliston (VA) on June 4, 1886 (a Friday) and died in Roanoke (VA) on February 11, 1968 (a Sunday) at the age of 81. He is buried at Sherwood Burial Park (Salem City, Virginia).
      • Elliston is located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the east of Merrimac.
      • Roanoke is located 27 miles [43.5 km] to the east of Merrimac.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Walter Joseph Biggs, Jr.<5>
    • Henry King     (Director)
    • Erwin Coolidge 'Bob' Porterfield     (Major League Baseball)

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

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

  • View Our List ...
    • Christiansburg, which is the Seat of Montgomery County and lies just to the South Southeast.
    • Richmond, which is the State Capital of Virginia, lies 165 miles [265.5 km]<1> to the east (E). If you could drive a straight line from Merrimac to Richmond, with an average speed<6>of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, it would take about three hours to make the trip. A comfortable walk of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour would take 10 days. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take 7 days.
    • The White House (Washington, DC) is 218 miles [350.8 km] to the east northeast (ENE). Driving would take nearly four hours, a buggy would take 9 days and walking would take 13 days.
    • The shortest distance<7> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 6,115 miles [9,841.1 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<8>
    • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 6,821 miles [10,977.3 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<9>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 4,698 miles [7,560.7 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<10>

Other Roadside Stops ...

The Communities of Virginia

About Montgomery County

About Virginia

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Montgomery County: www.montva.com/

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

Footnotes ...

<1>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 drawn from Point A (ie- Merrimac) to Point B.If you need the driving distance (or directions), we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Merrimac. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from MerrimacOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Merrimac. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 37.1896, Longitude: -80.4256       In this case, the coordinates for Merrimac have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<2>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 Merrimac, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.
<3>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 Merrimac 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.
<4>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.
<5>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.
<6>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.
<7>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 Merrimac to the Middle East to be East and South, the Great Circle Route actually lies to the North and East.
<8>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Jerusalem is 309.96 degrees.
<9>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 305.541 degrees.
<10>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 306.728 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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