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(Charles City County)

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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 Montpelier, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Montpelier 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 Montpelier:
    • 37.376536, -77.159417
    • 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 Montpelier
  • 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 Montpelier ...

We have found eighteen communities that share the name Montpelier.

There are two communities within Virginia that are also named Montpelier.

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

  • Communities Located In Virginia ...
    • Hanover County
      • This Montpelier is located in Hanover County and lies 42 miles [67.6 km]<1> to the northwest of the Montpelier that is located in Charles City County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Montpelier
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Hanover County community of Montpelier.
    • Orange County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<2> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Virginia community of Montpelier [Orange County].
  • Communities Elsewhere In North America ...
    • California
      • Stanislaus County
      • This Montpelier is located in Stanislaus County and lies 2,364 miles [3,804.5 km]<1> to the west northwest of the Montpelier that is located in Charles City County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Montpelier
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Stanislaus County community of Montpelier.
    • Georgia
      • Baldwin County
      • This Montpelier is located in Baldwin County and lies 450 miles [724.2 km]<1> to the southwest of the Montpelier that is located in Charles City County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Montpelier
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Baldwin County community of Montpelier.
      • Bibb County
      • This community is historic<3> and we have very little information. For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Georgia community of Montpelier [Bibb County].
    • Idaho
      • Bear Lake County
      • This Montpelier is located in Bear Lake County and lies 1,828 miles [2,941.9 km]<1> to the west northwest of the Montpelier that is located in Charles City County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Montpelier
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Bear Lake County community of Montpelier.
    • Indiana
      • Blackford County
      • This Montpelier is located in Blackford County and lies 488 miles [785.4 km]<1> to the west northwest of the Montpelier that is located in Charles City County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Montpelier
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Blackford County community of Montpelier.
    • Iowa
      • Muscatine County
      • This Montpelier is located in Muscatine County and lies 779 miles [1,253.7 km]<1> to the west northwest of the Montpelier that is located in Charles City County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Montpelier
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Muscatine County community of Montpelier.
    • Kentucky
      • Adair County
      • This Montpelier is located in Adair County and lies 442 miles [711.3 km]<1> to the west of the Montpelier that is located in Charles City County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Montpelier
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Adair County community of Montpelier.
    • Louisiana
      • Saint Helena Parish
      • This Montpelier is located in Saint Helena Parish and lies 898 miles [1,445.2 km]<1> to the west southwest of the Montpelier that is located in Charles City County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Montpelier
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Saint Helena Parish community of Montpelier.
    • Maine
      • Knox County
      • This Montpelier is located in Knox County and lies 623 miles [1,002.6 km]<1> to the northeast of the Montpelier that is located in Charles City County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Montpelier
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Knox County community of Montpelier.
    • Maryland
      • Prince George's County
      • This Montpelier is located in Prince George's County and lies 117 miles [188.3 km]<1> to the north of the Montpelier that is located in Charles City County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Montpelier
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Prince George's County community of Montpelier.
    • Mississippi
      • Clay County
      • This Montpelier is located in Clay County and lies 708 miles [1,139.4 km]<1> to the west southwest of the Montpelier that is located in Charles City County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Montpelier
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Clay County community of Montpelier.
    • North Carolina
      • Richmond County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<2> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the North Carolina community of Montpelier [Richmond County].
    • North Dakota
      • Stutsman County
      • This Montpelier is located in Stutsman County and lies 1,267 miles [2,039 km]<1> to the northwest of the Montpelier that is located in Charles City County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Montpelier
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Stutsman County community of Montpelier.
    • Ohio
      • Williams County
      • This Montpelier is located in Williams County and lies 491 miles [790.2 km]<1> to the northwest of the Montpelier that is located in Charles City County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Montpelier
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Williams County community of Montpelier.
    • Vermont
      • Washington County
      • This Montpelier is located in Washington County and lies 532 miles [856.2 km]<1> to the north northeast of the Montpelier that is located in Charles City County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Montpelier
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Washington County community of Montpelier.
    • West Virginia
      • Harrison County
      • This Montpelier is located in Harrison County and lies 216 miles [347.6 km]<1> to the northwest of the Montpelier that is located in Charles City County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Montpelier
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Harrison County community of Montpelier.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Montpelier ...

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.

  • Charles City (5 miles [8 km] to the southeast)
  • Deep Bottom (8 miles [12.9 km] to the west)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Deep Bottom
    • Deep Bottom lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the west of Montpelier and is located in Henrico County
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Deep Bottom
  • Freetown (less than 2 miles to the east) - Historic
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Freetown
    • Freetown was located less than 2 miles<1> to the east of Montpelier and is located in Charles City County
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Freetown have been provided by the GNIS.<5> The coordinates still need to be verified.
  • Garysville (8 miles [12.9 km] to the south)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Garysville
    • Garysville lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the south of Montpelier and is located in Prince George County
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Garysville
  • Greenway (4 miles [6.4 km] to the southeast)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Greenway
    • Greenway lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the southeast of Montpelier and is located in Charles City County
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Greenway have been provided by the GNIS.<5> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Greenway
  • Hopewell (8 miles [12.9 km] to the southwest)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hopewell
    • Hopewell lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the southwest of Montpelier and is located in Hopewell City
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 22,375 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hopewell
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Hopewell<4>
  • Jordans Point (5 miles [8 km] to the southwest) - Historic
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Jordans Point
    • Jordans Point was located 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the southwest of Montpelier and is located in Prince George County
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Jordans Point have been provided by the GNIS.<5> The coordinates still need to be verified.
  • Meadowville (8 miles [12.9 km] to the west)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Meadowville
    • Meadowville lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the west of Montpelier and is located in Chesterfield County
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Meadowville
  • Merchants Hope (8 miles [12.9 km] to the south) - Historic
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Merchants Hope
    • Merchants Hope was located 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the south of Montpelier and is located in Prince George County
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Merchants Hope have been provided by the GNIS.<5> The coordinates still need to be verified.
  • Providence Forge (7 miles [11.3 km] to the northeast)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Providence Forge
    • Providence Forge lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the northeast of Montpelier and is located in New Kent County
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Providence Forge have been provided by the GNIS.<5> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Providence Forge
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Providence Forge<4>
  • Rivers Edge (7 miles [11.3 km] to the south)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rivers Edge
    • Rivers Edge lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the south of Montpelier and is located in Prince George County
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Rivers Edge have been provided by the GNIS.<5> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rivers Edge
  • Roaches Corner (5 miles [8 km] to the east)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Roaches Corner
    • Roaches Corner lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the east of Montpelier and is located in Charles City County
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Roaches Corner have been provided by the GNIS.<5> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Roaches Corner
  • Sandybottom (6 miles [9.7 km] to the east)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sandybottom
    • Sandybottom lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the east of Montpelier and is located in Charles City County
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Sandybottom have been provided by the GNIS.<5> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sandybottom
  • Wayside (less than 2 miles to the west)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Wayside
    • Wayside lies less than 2 miles<1> to the west of Montpelier and is located in Charles City County
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Wayside have been provided by the GNIS.<5> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Wayside

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

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

  • View Our List ...
    • Charles City, which is the Seat of Charles City County and lies just to the East Southeast.
    • Richmond, which is the State Capital of Virginia, lies 18 miles [29 km]<1> to the northwest (NW). If you could walk a straight line from Montpelier to Richmond, with an average speed<6> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take just over a day to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take five to six hours.
    • The White House (Washington, DC) is 105 miles [169 km] to the north (N). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take less than two hours, a buggy would take 5 days and walking would take 6 days.
    • The shortest distance<7> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 5,967 miles [9,603 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<8>
    • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 6,666 miles [10,727.9 km] and it lies to the east northeast (ENE).<9>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 4,545 miles [7,314.5 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<10>

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

The official website for Charles City County: www.co.charles-city.va.us/

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 things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Montpelier) to Point B.Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Montpelier. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 37.3765, Longitude: -77.1594       In this case, the coordinates for Montpelier have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<2>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 Montpelier 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.
<3>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 Montpelier, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.
<4>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<5>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.
<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 Montpelier 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 308.046 degrees.
<9>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 303.385 degrees.
<10>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 305.336 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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