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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 Mineral, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Mineral and the surrounding area.

  • 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 Mineral:
    • 38.006682, -77.906002
    • 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 Mineral
  • 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 Mineral ...

We have found sixteen communities that share the name Mineral.

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

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

  • Communities Located In Virginia ...
    • Appomattox 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 Virginia community of Mineral [Appomattox County].
  • Communities Elsewhere In North America ...
    • Arkansas
      • Pulaski 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 Arkansas community of Mineral [Pulaski County].
      • Sevier County
      • This Mineral is located in Sevier County and lies 952 miles [1,532.1 km]<2> to the west of the Mineral that is located in Louisa County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mineral
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Sevier County community of Mineral.
    • California
      • Tehama County
      • This Mineral is located in Tehama County and lies 2,320 miles [3,733.7 km]<2> to the west northwest of the Mineral that is located in Louisa County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mineral
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Tehama County community of Mineral.
    • Idaho
      • Washington County
      • This Mineral is located in Washington County and lies 2,061 miles [3,316.9 km]<2> to the west northwest of the Mineral that is located in Louisa County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mineral
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Washington County community of Mineral.
    • Illinois
      • Bureau County
      • This Mineral is located in Bureau County and lies 674 miles [1,084.7 km]<2> to the west northwest of the Mineral that is located in Louisa County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mineral
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Bureau County community of Mineral.
    • Indiana
      • Greene County
      • 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 Indiana community of Mineral [Greene County].
    • Kansas
      • Cherokee County
      • 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 Kansas community of Mineral [Cherokee County].
    • Louisiana
      • De Soto Parish
      • 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 Louisiana community of Mineral [De Soto Parish].
    • Nevada
      • Eureka 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 Nevada community of Mineral [Eureka County].
    • New Brunswick
      • This Mineral lies 790 miles [1,271.4 km]<2> to the northeast of the Mineral that is located in Louisa County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mineral
    • Ohio
      • Athens County
      • This Mineral is located in Athens County and lies 251 miles [403.9 km]<2> to the west northwest of the Mineral that is located in Louisa County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mineral
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Athens County community of Mineral.
      • Vinton County
      • This community is historic<1> and although located in Vinton County, we don't know where within the county.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Vinton County community of Mineral.
    • Oregon
      • Baker County
      • This Mineral is located in Baker County and lies 2,065 miles [3,323.3 km]<2> to the west northwest of the Mineral that is located in Louisa County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mineral
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Baker County community of Mineral.
    • Texas
      • Bee County
      • This Mineral is located in Bee County and lies 1,322 miles [2,127.6 km]<2> to the west southwest of the Mineral that is located in Louisa County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mineral
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Bee County community of Mineral.
    • Washington
      • Lewis County
      • This Mineral is located in Lewis County and lies 2,304 miles [3,707.9 km]<2> to the west northwest of the Mineral that is located in Louisa County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mineral
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Lewis County community of Mineral.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Mineral ...

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.

  • Apple Grove [Louisa County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Apple Grove
    • Apple Grove [Louisa County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<2> to the south of Mineral
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Apple Grove have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Apple Grove
  • Cuckoo [Louisa County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cuckoo
    • Cuckoo [Louisa County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<2> to the south of Mineral
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cuckoo
  • Harris [Louisa County] - Historic
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Harris
    • Harris [Louisa County] was located 7 miles [11.3 km]<2> to the east of Mineral
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Harris have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
  • Kirk O'Cliff [Spotsylvania County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Kirk O'Cliff
    • Kirk O'Cliff [Spotsylvania County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<2> to the north of Mineral
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Kirk O'Cliff have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Kirk O'Cliff
  • Continue List   (7 more) ...
    • Longcreek [Louisa County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Longcreek
      • Longcreek [Louisa County] was located 7 miles [11.3 km]<2> to the southeast of Mineral
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Longcreek have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Mildred Crossing [Louisa County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mildred Crossing
      • Mildred Crossing [Louisa County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<2> to the west of Mineral
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Mildred Crossing have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mildred Crossing
    • Plum Tree [Louisa County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Plum Tree
      • Plum Tree [Louisa County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<2> to the east of Mineral
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Plum Tree have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Plum Tree
    • Quail [Louisa County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Quail
      • Quail [Louisa County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<2> to the southwest of Mineral
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Quail have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Quail
    • Ribbon [Louisa County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ribbon
      • Ribbon [Louisa County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<2> to the northwest of Mineral
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Ribbon have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ribbon
    • Threemile Corner [Louisa County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Threemile Corner
      • Threemile Corner [Louisa County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<2> to the southeast of Mineral
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Threemile Corner have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Threemile Corner
    • Yanceyville [Louisa County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Yanceyville
      • Yanceyville [Louisa County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<2> to the southwest of Mineral
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Yanceyville have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Yanceyville

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 Mineral. 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 ...
    • Thomas Jefferson     (3rd President of the US (1801 - 1809))
      • 3rd President of the US (1801 - 1809). He was born in Shadwell (Virginia) on Saturday April 13, 1743 and died in Charlottesville (Virginia) on Tueday July 4, 1826 at the age of 83. He is buried at Monticello Graveyard (Albemarle County, Virginia).
      • Shadwell is located 26 miles [41.8 km] to the west of Mineral.
      • Charlottesville is located 31 miles [49.9 km] to the west of Mineral.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Thomas Jefferson<5>
    • Zachary Taylor     (12th President of the US (1849 - 1850, died in office due to illness))
      • 12th President of the US (1849 - 1850, died in office due to illness). He was born in Orange (Virginia) on Wednesday November 24, 1784 and died in Washington, DC on Tueday July 9, 1850 at the age of 65. He is buried at Zachary Taylor National Cemetery (Jefferson County, Kentucky).
      • Orange is located 19 miles [30.6 km] to the northwest of Mineral.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Zachary Taylor<5>

How Far From Mineral to ...

We spend a lot of time looking through Gazetteers that were published in the late 1800's and early 1900's. Many of the Gazetteers include the distance from a town such as Mineral to various places of note, such as the White House.

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

  • View Our List ...
    • Louisa, which is the Seat of Louisa County and lies just to the West Northwest.
    • Richmond, which is the State Capital of Virginia, lies 41 miles [66 km]<2> to the southeast (SE). If you could walk a straight line from Mineral to Richmond, with an average speed<6> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take about three full days to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take just about two full days.
    • The White House (Washington, DC) is 77 miles [123.9 km] to the northeast (NE). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take less than two hours, a buggy would take most of three days and walking would take 5 days.
    • The shortest distance<7> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 5,972 miles [9,611 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<8>
    • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 6,676 miles [10,744 km] and it lies to the east northeast (ENE).<9>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 4,553 miles [7,327.3 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<10>

Other Roadside Stops ...

Cities, Towns and Villages of Virginia

About Louisa County

About Virginia

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Louisa County: www.louisacounty.com/

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 Mineral, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.
<2>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Mineral) 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 Mineral. 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 Mineral

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Mineral. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 38.0067, Longitude: -77.9060       In this case, the coordinates for Mineral have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<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 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 Mineral 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 Mineral 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 308.45 degrees.
<9>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 303.94 degrees.
<10>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 305.409 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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