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Montrose Heights, Virginia
(Amherst 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 Montrose Heights, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Montrose Heights 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 Montrose Heights:
    • 37.456531, -79.087246
    • 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 Montrose Heights
  • 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 Montrose Heights ...

We have found one communities that share the name Montrose Heights.

There is one other community in Virginia which is also named Montrose Heights.

Beyond Virginia.

  • Communities Located In Virginia ...
    • Richmond City
      • This Montrose Heights is located in Richmond City and lies 93 miles [149.7 km]<1> to the east of the Montrose Heights that is located in Amherst County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Montrose Heights
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Richmond City community of Montrose Heights.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Montrose Heights ...

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.

  • Colony (3 miles [4.8 km] to the southwest)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Colony
    • Colony lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the southwest of Montrose Heights and is located in Amherst County
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Colony have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Colony
  • Daniels Hill (3 miles [4.8 km] to the southwest)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Daniels Hill
    • Daniels Hill lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the southwest of Montrose Heights and is located in Lynchburg City
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Daniels Hill have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Daniels Hill
  • Deacon (3 miles [4.8 km] to the southeast) - Historic
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Deacon
    • Deacon was located 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the southeast of Montrose Heights and is located in Campbell County
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Deacon have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
  • Great Oaks (less than 2 miles to the west)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Great Oaks
    • Great Oaks lies less than 2 miles<1> to the west of Montrose Heights and is located in Amherst County
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Great Oaks have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Great Oaks
  • Ivanhoe Forest (3 miles [4.8 km] to the northwest)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ivanhoe Forest
    • Ivanhoe Forest lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the northwest of Montrose Heights and is located in Amherst County
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Ivanhoe Forest have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ivanhoe Forest
  • Joshua Falls (3 miles [4.8 km] to the southeast)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Joshua Falls
    • Joshua Falls lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the southeast of Montrose Heights and is located in Amherst County
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Joshua Falls have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Joshua Falls
  • Lakeview (less than 2 miles to the southwest)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lakeview
    • Lakeview lies less than 2 miles<1> to the southwest of Montrose Heights and is located in Amherst County
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lakeview have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lakeview
  • Martins Shop (2 miles [3.2 km] to the northeast)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Martins Shop
    • Martins Shop lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the northeast of Montrose Heights and is located in Amherst County
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Martins Shop have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Martins Shop
  • Martins Store (less than 2 miles to the west)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Martins Store
    • Martins Store lies less than 2 miles<1> to the west of Montrose Heights and is located in Amherst County
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Martins Store have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Martins Store
  • Merry Moor (3 miles [4.8 km] to the southwest)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Merry Moor
    • Merry Moor lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the southwest of Montrose Heights and is located in Amherst County
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Merry Moor have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Merry Moor
  • Old Stage Run (less than 2 miles to the northwest)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Old Stage Run
    • Old Stage Run lies less than 2 miles<1> to the northwest of Montrose Heights and is located in Amherst County
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Old Stage Run have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Old Stage Run
  • Prices Store (2 miles [3.2 km] to the northwest)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Prices Store
    • Prices Store lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the northwest of Montrose Heights and is located in Amherst County
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Prices Store have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Prices Store
  • Sandy Bottom (less than 2 miles to the south)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sandy Bottom
    • Sandy Bottom lies less than 2 miles<1> to the south of Montrose Heights and is located in Amherst County
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Sandy Bottom have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sandy Bottom
  • Viking Fiord (less than 2 miles to the west)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Viking Fiord
    • Viking Fiord lies less than 2 miles<1> to the west of Montrose Heights and is located in Amherst County
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Viking Fiord have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Viking Fiord

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

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

  • View Our List ...
    • Amherst, which is the Seat of Amherst County and lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the north northeast. If you could walk a straight line from Montrose Heights to Amherst, with an average speed<3> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take four to five hours to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take a little over three hours.
    • Richmond, which is the State Capital of Virginia, lies 90 miles [144.8 km] to the east (E). 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 6 days.
    • The White House (Washington, DC) is 149 miles [239.8 km] to the northeast (NE). Driving would take less than three hours, a buggy would take 6 days and walking would take 9 days.
    • The shortest distance<4> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 6,046 miles [9,730.1 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<5>
    • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 6,750 miles [10,863.1 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<6>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 4,628 miles [7,448 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<7>

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The official website for Amherst County: www.countyofamherst.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 '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- Montrose Heights) to Point B.Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Montrose Heights. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 37.4565, Longitude: -79.0872       In this case, the coordinates for Montrose Heights have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<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 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.
<4>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 Montrose Heights to the Middle East to be East and South, the Great Circle Route actually lies to the North and East.
<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Jerusalem is 309.165 degrees.
<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 304.672 degrees.
<7>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 306.089 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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