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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 Montezuma, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Montezuma 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 Montezuma:
    • 38.409292, -78.988085
    • 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 Montezuma
  • 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 Montezuma ...

We have found 24 communities that share the name Montezuma.

Within Virginia, the name Montezuma is unique.

Beyond Virginia, we know of another 24 communities that are located throughout in the United States.

  • Communities Elsewhere In North America ...
    • Alabama
      • Covington County
      • This community is historic<1> and although located in Covington County, we don't know where within the county.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Covington County community of Montezuma.
    • Arizona
      • Maricopa County
      • This Montezuma is located in Maricopa County and lies 1,942 miles [3,125.3 km]<2> to the west of the Montezuma that is located in Rockingham County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Montezuma
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Maricopa County community of Montezuma.
    • California
      • Solano County
      • This Montezuma is located in Solano County and lies 2,304 miles [3,707.9 km]<2> to the west northwest of the Montezuma that is located in Rockingham County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Montezuma
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Solano County community of Montezuma.
      • Tuolumne County
      • This Montezuma is located in Tuolumne County and lies 2,232 miles [3,592.1 km] to the west northwest of the Montezuma that is located in Rockingham County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Montezuma
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Tuolumne County community of Montezuma.
    • Colorado
      • Summit County
      • This Montezuma is located in Summit County and lies 1,439 miles [2,315.8 km]<2> to the west northwest of the Montezuma that is located in Rockingham County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Montezuma
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Summit County community of Montezuma.
    • Georgia
      • Chatham 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 Georgia community of Montezuma [Chatham County].
      • Macon County
      • This Montezuma is located in Macon County and lies 507 miles [815.9 km]<2> to the southwest of the Montezuma that is located in Rockingham County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Montezuma
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Macon County community of Montezuma.
    • Illinois
      • Pike County
      • This Montezuma is located in Pike County and lies 626 miles [1,007.4 km]<2> to the west of the Montezuma that is located in Rockingham County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Montezuma
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Pike County community of Montezuma.
    • Indiana
      • Parke County
      • This Montezuma is located in Parke County and lies 458 miles [737.1 km]<2> to the west northwest of the Montezuma that is located in Rockingham County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Montezuma
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Parke County community of Montezuma.
      • Vermillion 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 Montezuma [Vermillion County].
    • Iowa
      • Poweshiek County
      • This Montezuma is located in Poweshiek County and lies 748 miles [1,203.8 km]<2> to the west northwest of the Montezuma that is located in Rockingham County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Montezuma
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Poweshiek County community of Montezuma.
    • Kansas
      • Finney 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 Montezuma [Finney County].
      • Gray County
      • This Montezuma is located in Gray County and lies 1,166 miles [1,876.5 km]<2> to the west of the Montezuma that is located in Rockingham County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Montezuma
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Gray County community of Montezuma.
      • Logan 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 Kansas community of Montezuma [Logan County].
    • Nevada
      • Esmeralda County
      • This Montezuma is located in Esmeralda County and lies 2,072 miles [3,334.6 km]<2> to the west of the Montezuma that is located in Rockingham County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Montezuma
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Esmeralda County community of Montezuma.
      • Lincoln 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 Montezuma [Lincoln County].
    • New Mexico
      • San Miguel County
      • This Montezuma is located in San Miguel County and lies 1,456 miles [2,343.2 km]<2> to the west of the Montezuma that is located in Rockingham County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Montezuma
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the San Miguel County community of Montezuma.
      • Sandoval 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 New Mexico community of Montezuma [Sandoval County].
      • Socorro County
      • This community is historic and although located in Socorro County, we don't know where within the county.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Socorro County community of Montezuma.
    • New York
      • Cayuga County
      • This Montezuma is located in Cayuga County and lies 339 miles [545.6 km]<2> to the north northeast of the Montezuma that is located in Rockingham County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Montezuma
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Cayuga County community of Montezuma.
    • North Carolina
      • Avery County
      • This Montezuma is located in Avery County and lies 227 miles [365.3 km]<2> to the southwest of the Montezuma that is located in Rockingham County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Montezuma
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Avery County community of Montezuma.
      • Mitchell 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 North Carolina community of Montezuma [Mitchell County].
    • Ohio
      • Mercer County
      • This Montezuma is located in Mercer County and lies 329 miles [529.5 km]<2> to the west northwest of the Montezuma that is located in Rockingham County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Montezuma
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Mercer County community of Montezuma.
    • Tennessee
      • Chester County
      • This Montezuma is located in Chester County and lies 574 miles [923.8 km]<2> to the west southwest of the Montezuma that is located in Rockingham County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Montezuma
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Chester County community of Montezuma.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Montezuma ...

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.

  • Centerville (4 miles [6.4 km] to the south)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Centerville
    • Centerville lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<2> to the south of Montezuma and is located in Augusta County
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Centerville have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Centerville
  • Clover Hill (3 miles [4.8 km] to the northwest)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Clover Hill
    • Clover Hill lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<2> to the northwest of Montezuma and is located in Rockingham County
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Clover Hill have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Clover Hill
  • Lilly (4 miles [6.4 km] to the north)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lilly
    • Lilly lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<2> to the north of Montezuma and is located in Rockingham County
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lilly
  • New Erection (5 miles [8 km] to the northeast)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for New Erection
    • New Erection lies 5 miles [8 km]<2> to the northeast of Montezuma and is located in Rockingham County
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on New Erection
  • Peach Grove (6 miles [9.7 km] to the east) - Historic
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Peach Grove
    • Peach Grove was located 6 miles [9.7 km]<2> to the east of Montezuma and is located in Rockingham County
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Peach Grove have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
  • Rushville (less than 2 miles to the north)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rushville
    • Rushville lies less than 2 miles<2> to the north of Montezuma and is located in Rockingham County
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Rushville have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rushville
  • Spring Creek (2 miles [3.2 km] to the west)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Spring Creek
    • Spring Creek lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<2> to the west of Montezuma and is located in Rockingham County
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Spring Creek
  • Stonewall (7 miles [11.3 km] to the south)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Stonewall
    • Stonewall lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<2> to the south of Montezuma and is located in Augusta County
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Stonewall have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Stonewall
  • Union Springs (5 miles [8 km] to the northwest)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Union Springs
    • Union Springs lies 5 miles [8 km]<2> to the northwest of Montezuma and is located in Rockingham County
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Union Springs have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Union Springs

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

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

  • View Our List ...
    • Harrisonburg, which is the Seat of Rockingham County and lies just to the East Northeast.
    • Richmond, which is the State Capital of Virginia, lies 103 miles [165.8 km]<2> to the southeast (SE). If you could drive a straight line from Montezuma 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 6 days. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take 4 days.
    • The White House (Washington, DC) is 110 miles [177 km] to the east northeast (ENE). 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 6,001 miles [9,657.7 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<7>
    • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 6,708 miles [10,795.5 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<8>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 4,585 miles [7,378.8 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<9>

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Notable Births & Deaths for Montezuma

Mentions & References for Montezuma

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

The official website for Rockingham County: www.co.rockingham.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 Montezuma, 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 things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Montezuma) to Point B.Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Montezuma. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 38.4093, Longitude: -78.9881       In this case, the coordinates for Montezuma 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 Montezuma 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>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 Montezuma 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 309.07 degrees.
<8>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 304.708 degrees.
<9>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 305.716 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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