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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 Moorings, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Moorings 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 Moorings:
    • 37.094871, -76.863572
    • 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 Moorings
  • 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 Moorings ...

We have found three communities that share the name Moorings.

Within Virginia, the name Moorings is unique.

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

  • Communities Elsewhere In North America ...
    • Florida
      • Collier County
      • This Moorings is located in Collier County and lies 808 miles [1,300.3 km]<1> to the south southwest of the Moorings that is located in Surry County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Moorings
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Collier County community of Moorings.
    • Georgia
      • Gwinnett County
      • This Moorings is located in Gwinnett County and lies 464 miles [746.7 km]<1> to the west southwest of the Moorings that is located in Surry County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Moorings
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Gwinnett County community of Moorings.
    • New York
      • Suffolk County
      • This Moorings is located in Suffolk County and lies 317 miles [510.2 km]<1> to the northeast of the Moorings that is located in Surry County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Moorings
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Suffolk County community of Moorings.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Moorings ...

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.

  • Alliance (5 miles [8 km] to the northeast)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Alliance
    • Alliance lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the northeast of Moorings and is located in Surry County
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Alliance have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Alliance
  • Berrymans Corner (4 miles [6.4 km] to the south)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Berrymans Corner
    • Berrymans Corner lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the south of Moorings and is located in Surry County
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Berrymans Corner have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Berrymans Corner
  • California Crossroads (5 miles [8 km] to the east)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for California Crossroads
    • California Crossroads lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the east of Moorings and is located in Surry County
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for California Crossroads have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on California Crossroads
  • Highgate (6 miles [9.7 km] to the east)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Highgate
    • Highgate lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the east of Moorings and is located in Surry County
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Highgate have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Highgate
  • Lazy Oak Corner (2 miles [3.2 km] to the northwest)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lazy Oak Corner
    • Lazy Oak Corner lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the northwest of Moorings and is located in Surry County
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lazy Oak Corner have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lazy Oak Corner
  • Moonlight (8 miles [12.9 km] to the southeast)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Moonlight
    • Moonlight lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the southeast of Moorings and is located in Isle of Wight County
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Moonlight have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Moonlight
  • Mount Pleasant (7 miles [11.3 km] to the north)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mount Pleasant
    • Mount Pleasant lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the north of Moorings and is located in Surry County
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Mount Pleasant have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mount Pleasant
  • Pleasant Point (7 miles [11.3 km] to the northeast)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pleasant Point
    • Pleasant Point lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the northeast of Moorings and is located in Surry County
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Pleasant Point have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pleasant Point
  • Scotland (7 miles [11.3 km] to the northeast)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Scotland
    • Scotland lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the northeast of Moorings and is located in Surry County
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Scotland have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Scotland
  • Spring Grove (7 miles [11.3 km] to the northwest)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Spring Grove
    • Spring Grove lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the northwest of Moorings and is located in Surry County
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Spring Grove
  • Sycamore Crossroads (7 miles [11.3 km] to the south)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sycamore Crossroads
    • Sycamore Crossroads lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the south of Moorings and is located in Isle of Wight County
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Sycamore Crossroads have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sycamore Crossroads

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

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

  • View Our List ...
    • Surry, which is the Seat of Surry County and lies just to the North Northeast.
    • Richmond, which is the State Capital of Virginia, lies 44 miles [70.8 km]<1> to the northwest (NW). If you could walk a straight line from Moorings to Richmond, with an average speed<3> 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 most of two days.
    • The White House (Washington, DC) is 124 miles [199.6 km] to the north (N). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take about two hours, a buggy would take 5 days and walking would take 7 days.
    • The shortest distance<4> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 5,966 miles [9,601.3 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<5>
    • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 6,663 miles [10,723.1 km] and it lies to the east northeast (ENE).<6>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 4,543 miles [7,311.2 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<7>

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About Surry County

About Virginia

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

The official website for Surry County: www.co.surry.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 '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- Moorings) to Point B.Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Moorings. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 37.0949, Longitude: -76.8636       In this case, the coordinates for Moorings 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 Moorings 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 307.89 degrees.
<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 303.164 degrees.
<7>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 305.321 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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