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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 Moreland, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Moreland 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 Moreland:
    • 38.328200, -77.418300
    • 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 Moreland
  • 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 Moreland ...

We have found eighteen communities that share the name Moreland.

Within Virginia, the name Moreland is unique.

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

  • Communities Elsewhere In North America ...
    • Alabama
      • Winston County
      • This Moreland is located in Winston County and lies 617 miles [993 km]<1> to the west southwest of the Moreland that is located in Stafford County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Moreland
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Winston County community of Moreland.
    • Arizona
      • Yavapai County
      • This community is historic<2> and although located in Yavapai County, we don't know where within the county.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Yavapai County community of Moreland.
    • Arkansas
      • Pope County
      • This Moreland is located in Pope County and lies 883 miles [1,421.1 km]<1> to the west of the Moreland that is located in Stafford County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Moreland
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Pope County community of Moreland.
    • California
      • Santa Clara 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 Moreland [Santa Clara County].
    • Georgia
      • Coweta County
      • This Moreland is located in Coweta County and lies 538 miles [865.8 km]<1> to the southwest of the Moreland that is located in Stafford County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Moreland
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Coweta County community of Moreland.
    • Idaho
      • Bingham County
      • This Moreland is located in Bingham County and lies 1,848 miles [2,974.1 km]<1> to the west northwest of the Moreland that is located in Stafford County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Moreland
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Bingham County community of Moreland.
    • Illinois
      • Cook County
      • This Moreland is located in Cook County and lies 597 miles [960.8 km]<1> to the west northwest of the Moreland that is located in Stafford County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Moreland
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Cook County community of Moreland.
    • Kentucky
      • Lincoln County
      • This Moreland is located in Lincoln County and lies 406 miles [653.4 km]<1> to the west of the Moreland that is located in Stafford County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Moreland
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Lincoln County community of Moreland.
    • Louisiana
      • East Baton Rouge Parish
      • This Moreland is located in East Baton Rouge Parish and lies 952 miles [1,532.1 km]<1> to the west southwest of the Moreland that is located in Stafford County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Moreland
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the East Baton Rouge Parish community of Moreland.
      • Rapides Parish
      • This Moreland is located in Rapides Parish and lies 981 miles [1,578.8 km] to the west southwest of the Moreland that is located in Stafford County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Moreland
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Rapides Parish community of Moreland.
    • New York
      • Schuyler County
      • This Moreland is located in Schuyler County and lies 276 miles [444.2 km]<1> to the north of the Moreland that is located in Stafford County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Moreland
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Schuyler County community of Moreland.
    • Ohio
      • Stark County
      • This Moreland is located in Stark County and lies 268 miles [431.3 km]<1> to the northwest of the Moreland that is located in Stafford County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Moreland
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Stark County community of Moreland.
      • Wayne County
      • This Moreland is located in Wayne County and lies 291 miles [468.3 km] to the northwest of the Moreland that is located in Stafford County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Moreland
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Wayne County community of Moreland.
    • Pennsylvania
      • Lycoming County
      • This Moreland is located in Lycoming County and lies 201 miles [323.5 km]<1> to the north of the Moreland that is located in Stafford County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Moreland
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Lycoming County community of Moreland.
    • Saskatchewan
      • This Moreland lies 1,549 miles [2,492.9 km]<1> to the northwest of the Moreland that is located in Stafford County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Moreland
    • South Carolina
      • Berkeley County
      • This Moreland is located in Berkeley County and lies 392 miles [630.9 km]<1> to the south southwest of the Moreland that is located in Stafford County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Moreland
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Berkeley County community of Moreland.
      • Charleston County
      • This Moreland is located in Charleston County and lies 408 miles [656.6 km] to the south southwest of the Moreland that is located in Stafford County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Moreland
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Charleston County community of Moreland.
    • Texas
      • Navarro 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 Texas community of Moreland [Navarro County].

Curious and Interesting Names Near Moreland ...

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.

  • Cedar Bluff (2 miles [3.2 km] to the southwest)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cedar Bluff
    • Cedar Bluff lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the southwest of Moreland and is located in Stafford County
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cedar Bluff have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cedar Bluff
  • Clearview (2 miles [3.2 km] to the west)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Clearview
    • Clearview lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the west of Moreland and is located in Stafford County
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Clearview have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Clearview
  • Deacon Woods (less than 2 miles to the west)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Deacon Woods
    • Deacon Woods lies less than 2 miles<1> to the west of Moreland and is located in Stafford County
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Deacon Woods have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Deacon Woods
  • Deer Forest (2 miles [3.2 km] to the south)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Deer Forest
    • Deer Forest lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the south of Moreland and is located in Stafford County
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Deer Forest have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Deer Forest
  • Fall Run Park (2 miles [3.2 km] to the west)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Fall Run Park
    • Fall Run Park lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the west of Moreland and is located in Stafford County
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Fall Run Park have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Fall Run Park
  • Ferry Farm (2 miles [3.2 km] to the southwest)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ferry Farm
    • Ferry Farm lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the southwest of Moreland and is located in Stafford County
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Ferry Farm have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ferry Farm
  • Ferry Road (2 miles [3.2 km] to the south)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ferry Road
    • Ferry Road lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the south of Moreland and is located in Stafford County
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Ferry Road have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ferry Road
  • Fines Corner (2 miles [3.2 km] to the east)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Fines Corner
    • Fines Corner lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the east of Moreland and is located in Stafford County
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Fines Corner have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Fines Corner
  • Fredericksburg (2 miles [3.2 km] to the southwest)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Fredericksburg
    • Fredericksburg lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the southwest of Moreland and is located in Fredericksburg City
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 29,492 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Fredericksburg
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Fredericksburg<5>
  • Heather Hills (less than 2 miles to the west)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Heather Hills
    • Heather Hills lies less than 2 miles<1> to the west of Moreland and is located in Stafford County
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Heather Hills have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Heather Hills
  • Heritage Commons (2 miles [3.2 km] to the northwest)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Heritage Commons
    • Heritage Commons lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the northwest of Moreland and is located in Stafford County
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Heritage Commons have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Heritage Commons
  • Hickory Ridge (2 miles [3.2 km] to the northwest)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hickory Ridge
    • Hickory Ridge lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the northwest of Moreland and is located in Stafford County
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hickory Ridge have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hickory Ridge
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    • High School Heights (2 miles [3.2 km] to the west)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for High School Heights
      • High School Heights lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the west of Moreland and is located in Stafford County
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for High School Heights have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on High School Heights
    • Hollyridge (less than 2 miles to the southwest)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hollyridge
      • Hollyridge lies less than 2 miles<1> to the southwest of Moreland and is located in Stafford County
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hollyridge have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hollyridge
    • Little Falls Village (less than 2 miles to the south)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Little Falls Village
      • Little Falls Village lies less than 2 miles<1> to the south of Moreland and is located in Stafford County
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Little Falls Village have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Little Falls Village
    • Misty Forest (less than 2 miles to the northwest)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Misty Forest
      • Misty Forest lies less than 2 miles<1> to the northwest of Moreland and is located in Stafford County
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Misty Forest have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Misty Forest
    • Ridge Pointe (less than 2 miles to the southwest)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ridge Pointe
      • Ridge Pointe lies less than 2 miles<1> to the southwest of Moreland and is located in Stafford County
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Ridge Pointe have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ridge Pointe
    • Spring Valley (2 miles [3.2 km] to the west)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Spring Valley
      • Spring Valley lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the west of Moreland and is located in Stafford County
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Spring Valley have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Spring Valley
    • Stones Corner (less than 2 miles to the east)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Stones Corner
      • Stones Corner lies less than 2 miles<1> to the east of Moreland and is located in Stafford County
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Stones Corner have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Stones Corner
    • Walnut Hill (less than 2 miles to the northwest)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Walnut Hill
      • Walnut Hill lies less than 2 miles<1> to the northwest of Moreland and is located in Stafford County
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Walnut Hill have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Walnut Hill
    • Will-More (2 miles [3.2 km] to the south)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Will-More
      • Will-More lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the south of Moreland and is located in Stafford County
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Will-More have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Will-More
    • Woodlawn (less than 2 miles to the west)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Woodlawn
      • Woodlawn lies less than 2 miles<1> to the west of Moreland and is located in Stafford County
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Woodlawn have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Woodlawn

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

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

  • View Our List ...
    • Stafford, which is the Seat of Stafford County and lies just to the North.
    • Richmond, which is the State Capital of Virginia, lies 54 miles [86.9 km]<1> to the south (S). If you could walk a straight line from Moreland to Richmond, with an average speed<6> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take most of three days to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take over two days.
    • The White House (Washington, DC) is 44 miles [70.8 km] to the north northeast (NNE). 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 about three full days.
    • The shortest distance<7> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 5,938 miles [9,556.3 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<8>
    • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 6,641 miles [10,687.7 km] and it lies to the east northeast (ENE).<9>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 4,519 miles [7,272.6 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<10>

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Notable Births & Deaths for Moreland

Mentions & References for Moreland

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About Virginia

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

The official website for Stafford County: www.co.stafford.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 from Point A (ie- Moreland) to Point B.Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Moreland. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 38.3282, Longitude: -77.4183       In this case, the coordinates for Moreland 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 Moreland, 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 Mile's to see Pete ... Mile's 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 Moreland 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 Moreland 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 308.147 degrees.
<9>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 303.645 degrees.
<10>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 305.089 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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