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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 Moran, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Moran and the surrounding area.

  • 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 Moran:
    • 37.229320, -78.259439
    • 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 Moran
  • 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 Moran ...

We have found sixteen communities that share the name Moran.

Within Virginia, the name Moran is unique.

Beyond Virginia, we know of another sixteen communities that are located throughout in the United States and Canada. Of these sixteen communities, fifteen are located in the United States and one is in Canada.

  • Communities Elsewhere In North America ...
    • Arkansas
      • Mississippi County
      • This Moran is located in Mississippi County and lies 657 miles [1,057.3 km]<1> to the west of the Moran that is located in Prince Edward County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Moran
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Mississippi County community of Moran.
    • British Columbia
      • This Moran lies 2,318 miles [3,730.5 km]<1> to the northwest of the Moran that is located in Prince Edward County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Moran
    • California
      • Lassen County
      • This community is historic<2> and we have very little information. For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the California community of Moran [Lassen County].
      • Sierra 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 California community of Moran [Sierra County].
    • Georgia
      • Crawford County
      • This Moran is located in Crawford County and lies 440 miles [708.1 km]<1> to the southwest of the Moran that is located in Prince Edward County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Moran
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Crawford County community of Moran.
    • Indiana
      • Clinton County
      • This Moran is located in Clinton County and lies 494 miles [795 km]<1> to the west northwest of the Moran that is located in Prince Edward County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Moran
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Clinton County community of Moran.
    • Iowa
      • Dallas County
      • This Moran is located in Dallas County and lies 889 miles [1,430.7 km]<1> to the west northwest of the Moran that is located in Prince Edward County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Moran
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Dallas County community of Moran.
    • Kansas
      • Allen County
      • This Moran is located in Allen County and lies 925 miles [1,488.6 km]<1> to the west of the Moran that is located in Prince Edward County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Moran
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Allen County community of Moran.
    • Louisiana
      • Plaquemines Parish
      • 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 Louisiana community of Moran [Plaquemines Parish].
    • Michigan
      • Mackinac County
      • This Moran is located in Mackinac County and lies 693 miles [1,115.3 km]<1> to the north northwest of the Moran that is located in Prince Edward County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Moran
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Mackinac County community of Moran.
      • Schoolcraft 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 Michigan community of Moran [Schoolcraft County].
    • Ohio
      • Portage County
      • This Moran is located in Portage County and lies 324 miles [521.4 km]<1> to the north northwest of the Moran that is located in Prince Edward County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Moran
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Portage County community of Moran.
    • Texas
      • Shackelford County
      • This Moran is located in Shackelford County and lies 1,224 miles [1,969.8 km]<1> to the west of the Moran that is located in Prince Edward County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Moran
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Shackelford County community of Moran.
    • Washington
      • Spokane 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 Washington community of Moran [Spokane County].
    • Wyoming
      • Laramie 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 Wyoming community of Moran [Laramie County].
      • Teton County
      • This Moran is located in Teton County and lies 1,740 miles [2,800.3 km]<1> to the west northwest of the Moran that is located in Prince Edward County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Moran
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Teton County community of Moran.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Moran ...

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.

  • Burkes Tavern (2 miles [3.2 km] to the southeast)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Burkes Tavern
    • Burkes Tavern lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the southeast of Moran and is located in Prince Edward County
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Burkes Tavern have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Burkes Tavern
  • Crewe (7 miles [11.3 km] to the southeast)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Crewe
    • Crewe lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the southeast of Moran and is located in Nottoway County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,116 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Crewe have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Crewe
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Crewe<5>
  • Gills (5 miles [8 km] to the northeast)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Gills
    • Gills lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the northeast of Moran and is located in Amelia County
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Gills have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Gills
  • Jamestown (6 miles [9.7 km] to the north) - Historic
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Jamestown
    • Jamestown was located 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the north of Moran and is located in Prince Edward County
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Jamestown have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
  • Jennings Ordinary (6 miles [9.7 km] to the east)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Jennings Ordinary
    • Jennings Ordinary lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the east of Moran and is located in Nottoway County
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Jennings Ordinary have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Jennings Ordinary
  • Mutt (5 miles [8 km] to the southeast)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mutt
    • Mutt lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the southeast of Moran and is located in Nottoway County
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Mutt have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mutt
  • Oliveville (5 miles [8 km] to the south)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Oliveville
    • Oliveville lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the south of Moran and is located in Nottoway County
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Oliveville have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Oliveville
  • Rice (3 miles [4.8 km] to the northwest)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rice
    • Rice lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the northwest of Moran and is located in Prince Edward County
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Rice have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rice
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Rice<5>

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

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

  • View Our List ...
    • Farmville, which is the Seat of Prince Edward County and lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the west northwest. If you could walk a straight line from Moran to Farmville, with an average speed<6> 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 50 miles [80.5 km] to the east northeast (ENE). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take less than an hour, a buggy would take most of two days and walking would take most of three days.
    • The White House (Washington, DC) is 133 miles [214 km] to the north northeast (NNE). Driving would take less than three hours, a buggy would take 6 days and walking would take 8 days.
    • The shortest distance<7> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 6,021 miles [9,689.9 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<8>
    • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 6,722 miles [10,818 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<9>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 4,600 miles [7,403 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<10>

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

The official website for Prince Edward County: www.co.prince-edward.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- Moran) to Point B.Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Moran. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 37.2293, Longitude: -78.2594       In this case, the coordinates for Moran have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<2>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 Moran, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.
<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 Rock Creek to see Pete ... Rock 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 Moran 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're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<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 Moran 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 308.689 degrees.
<9>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 304.096 degrees.
<10>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 305.831 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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