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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 Mooreland, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Mooreland 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 Mooreland:
    • 37.569036, -77.598600
    • 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 Mooreland
  • 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 Mooreland ...

We have found four communities that share the name Mooreland.

Within Virginia, the name Mooreland is unique.

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

  • Communities Elsewhere In North America ...
    • Florida
      • Hillsborough County
      • This Mooreland is located in Hillsborough County and lies 718 miles [1,155.5 km]<1> to the south southwest of the Mooreland that is located in Henrico County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mooreland
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Hillsborough County community of Mooreland.
    • Indiana
      • Henry County
      • This Mooreland is located in Henry County and lies 444 miles [714.5 km]<1> to the west northwest of the Mooreland that is located in Henrico County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mooreland
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Henry County community of Mooreland.
    • Oklahoma
      • Woodward County
      • This Mooreland is located in Woodward County and lies 1,191 miles [1,916.7 km]<1> to the west of the Mooreland that is located in Henrico County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mooreland
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Woodward County community of Mooreland.
    • West Virginia
      • Tucker 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 West Virginia community of Mooreland [Tucker County].

Curious and Interesting Names Near Mooreland ...

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.

  • Cherokee Hills (4 miles [6.4 km] to the east)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cherokee Hills
    • Cherokee Hills lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the east of Mooreland and is located in Richmond County
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cherokee Hills have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cherokee Hills
  • English Hills (4 miles [6.4 km] to the northeast)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for English Hills
    • English Hills lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the northeast of Mooreland and is located in Henrico County
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for English Hills have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on English Hills
  • Grand Summit (3 miles [4.8 km] to the southeast)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Grand Summit
    • Grand Summit lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the southeast of Mooreland and is located in Chesterfield County
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Grand Summit have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Grand Summit
  • Hobby Hill Farms (2 miles [3.2 km] to the southeast)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hobby Hill Farms
    • Hobby Hill Farms lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the southeast of Mooreland and is located in Richmond County
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hobby Hill Farms have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hobby Hill Farms
  • Holiday Hills (less than 2 miles to the southeast)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Holiday Hills
    • Holiday Hills lies less than 2 miles<1> to the southeast of Mooreland and is located in Chesterfield County
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Holiday Hills have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Holiday Hills
  • Lorraine (less than 2 miles to the west)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lorraine
    • Lorraine lies less than 2 miles<1> to the west of Mooreland and is located in Henrico County
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lorraine
  • Lower Tuckahoe (2 miles [3.2 km] to the west)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lower Tuckahoe
    • Lower Tuckahoe lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the west of Mooreland and is located in Goochland County
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lower Tuckahoe have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lower Tuckahoe
  • Old Gun (2 miles [3.2 km] to the south)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Old Gun
    • Old Gun lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the south of Mooreland and is located in Chesterfield County
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Old Gun have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Old Gun
  • Pagebrook (3 miles [4.8 km] to the northwest)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pagebrook
    • Pagebrook lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the northwest of Mooreland and is located in Goochland County
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Pagebrook have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pagebrook
  • Partridge Hills (3 miles [4.8 km] to the west)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Partridge Hills
    • Partridge Hills lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the west of Mooreland and is located in Goochland County
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Partridge Hills have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Partridge Hills
  • Spring Grove (4 miles [6.4 km] to the southeast)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Spring Grove
    • Spring Grove lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the southeast of Mooreland and is located in Chesterfield County
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Spring Grove have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Spring Grove
  • Ziontown (2 miles [3.2 km] to the northeast)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ziontown
    • Ziontown lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the northeast of Mooreland and is located in Henrico County
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Ziontown have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ziontown

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

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

  • View Our List ...
    • Richmond, which is the State Capital of Virginia, lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the east southeast (ESE). If you could walk a straight line from Mooreland to Richmond, with an average speed<4> 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.
    • The White House (Washington, DC) is 96 miles [154.5 km] to the north northeast (NNE). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take less than two hours, a buggy would take three full days and walking would take 6 days.
    • The shortest distance<5> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 5,978 miles [9,620.7 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<6>
    • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 6,679 miles [10,748.8 km] and it lies to the east northeast (ENE).<7>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 4,557 miles [7,333.8 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<8>

Recent Changes to RoadsideThoughts ...

Notable Births & Deaths for Mooreland

Mentions & References for Mooreland

Index of Cities, Towns and Villages for Virginia

About Henrico County

About Virginia

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

The official website for Henrico County: www.co.henrico.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 from Point A (ie- Mooreland) to Point B.Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Mooreland. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 37.5690, Longitude: -77.5986       In this case, the coordinates for Mooreland 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 Mooreland 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>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.
<4>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.
<5>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 Mooreland to the Middle East to be East and South, the Great Circle Route actually lies to the North and East.
<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Jerusalem is 308.291 degrees.
<7>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 303.693 degrees.
<8>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 305.443 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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