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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 Morgantown, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Morgantown 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 Morgantown:
    • 38.845669, -77.878884
    • 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 Morgantown
  • 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 Morgantown ...

We have found nineteen communities that share the name Morgantown.

Within Virginia, the name Morgantown is unique.

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

  • Communities Elsewhere In North America ...
    • Arizona
      • La Paz County
      • This Morgantown is located in La Paz County and lies 2,053 miles [3,304 km]<1> to the west of the Morgantown that is located in Fauquier County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Morgantown
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the La Paz County community of Morgantown.
    • Florida
      • Charlotte County
      • This Morgantown is located in Charlotte County and lies 850 miles [1,367.9 km]<1> to the south southwest of the Morgantown that is located in Fauquier County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Morgantown
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Charlotte County community of Morgantown.
    • Indiana
      • Morgan County
      • This Morgantown is located in Morgan County and lies 450 miles [724.2 km]<1> to the west of the Morgantown that is located in Fauquier County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Morgantown
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Morgan County community of Morgantown.
    • Kentucky
      • Butler County
      • This Morgantown is located in Butler County and lies 492 miles [791.8 km]<1> to the west of the Morgantown that is located in Fauquier County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Morgantown
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Butler County community of Morgantown.
    • Maryland
      • Allegany 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 Maryland community of Morgantown [Allegany County].
      • Charles County
      • This Morgantown is located in Charles County and lies 59 miles [95 km]<1> to the southeast of the Morgantown that is located in Fauquier County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Morgantown
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Charles County community of Morgantown.
    • Mississippi
      • Adams County
      • This Morgantown is located in Adams County and lies 909 miles [1,462.9 km]<1> to the west southwest of the Morgantown that is located in Fauquier County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Morgantown
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Adams County community of Morgantown.
      • Marion County
      • This Morgantown is located in Marion County and lies 854 miles [1,374.4 km] to the west southwest of the Morgantown that is located in Fauquier County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Morgantown
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Marion County community of Morgantown.
      • Oktibbeha County
      • This Morgantown is located in Oktibbeha County and lies 728 miles [1,171.6 km] to the west southwest of the Morgantown that is located in Fauquier County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Morgantown
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Oktibbeha County community of Morgantown.
    • Nevada
      • Clark County
      • This community is historic<3> and we have very little information. For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Nevada community of Morgantown [Clark County].
    • North Carolina
      • Alamance County
      • This Morgantown is located in Alamance County and lies 206 miles [331.5 km]<1> to the south southwest of the Morgantown that is located in Fauquier County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Morgantown
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Alamance County community of Morgantown.
    • Ohio
      • Clinton County
      • This community is historic<3> and although located in Clinton County, we don't know where within the county.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Clinton County community of Morgantown.
      • Highland County
      • This community is historic and although located in Highland County, we don't know where within the county.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Highland County community of Morgantown.
      • Jackson County
      • This community is historic and we have very little information. For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Ohio community of Morgantown [Jackson County].
      • Mahoning County
      • This Morgantown is located in Mahoning County and lies 206 miles [331.5 km]<1> to the northwest of the Morgantown that is located in Fauquier County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Morgantown
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Mahoning County community of Morgantown.
      • Pike County
      • This Morgantown is located in Pike County and lies 286 miles [460.3 km] to the west of the Morgantown that is located in Fauquier County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Morgantown
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Pike County community of Morgantown.
    • Pennsylvania
      • Berks County
      • This Morgantown is located in Berks County and lies 139 miles [223.7 km]<1> to the northeast of the Morgantown that is located in Fauquier County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Morgantown
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Berks County community of Morgantown.
    • Tennessee
      • Rhea County
      • This Morgantown is located in Rhea County and lies 455 miles [732.3 km]<1> to the west southwest of the Morgantown that is located in Fauquier County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Morgantown
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Rhea County community of Morgantown.
    • West Virginia
      • Monongalia County
      • This Morgantown is located in Monongalia County and lies 123 miles [197.9 km]<1> to the west northwest of the Morgantown that is located in Fauquier County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Morgantown
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Monongalia County community of Morgantown.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Morgantown ...

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.

  • Cresthill (8 miles [12.9 km] to the southwest)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cresthill
    • Cresthill lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the southwest of Morgantown and is located in Fauquier County
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cresthill have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cresthill
  • Edwardsville (3 miles [4.8 km] to the east)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Edwardsville
    • Edwardsville lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the east of Morgantown and is located in Fauquier County
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Edwardsville have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Edwardsville
  • Frogtown (4 miles [6.4 km] to the north)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Frogtown
    • Frogtown lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the north of Morgantown and is located in Fauquier County
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Frogtown have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Frogtown
  • Halfway (8 miles [12.9 km] to the northeast)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Halfway
    • Halfway lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the northeast of Morgantown and is located in Fauquier County
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Halfway have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Halfway
  • Hopewell (8 miles [12.9 km] to the east)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hopewell
    • Hopewell lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the east of Morgantown and is located in Fauquier County
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hopewell have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hopewell
  • Little Georgetown (8 miles [12.9 km] to the east)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Little Georgetown
    • Little Georgetown lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the east of Morgantown and is located in Fauquier County
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Little Georgetown have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Little Georgetown
  • Marshall (less than 2 miles to the northeast)
  • Meadowville (4 miles [6.4 km] to the southeast)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Meadowville
    • Meadowville lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the southeast of Morgantown and is located in Fauquier County
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Meadowville have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Meadowville
  • Old Tavern (3 miles [4.8 km] to the east)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Old Tavern
    • Old Tavern lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the east of Morgantown and is located in Fauquier County
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Old Tavern have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Old Tavern
  • Pilgrims Rest (9 miles [14.5 km] to the east)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pilgrims Rest
    • Pilgrims Rest lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the east of Morgantown and is located in Fauquier County
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Pilgrims Rest have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pilgrims Rest
  • Rock Hill (7 miles [11.3 km] to the northeast)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rock Hill
    • Rock Hill lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the northeast of Morgantown and is located in Fauquier County
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Rock Hill have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rock Hill

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

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

  • View Our List ...
    • Warrenton, which is the Seat of Fauquier County and lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the south southeast. If you could walk a straight line from Morgantown to Warrenton, 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 93 miles [149.7 km] to the south southeast (SSE). 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 45 miles [72.4 km] to the east (E). Driving 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 5,935 miles [9,551.5 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<8>
    • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 6,642 miles [10,689.3 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<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 Morgantown

Mentions & References for Morgantown

Communities in Virginia

About Fauquier County

About Virginia

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

The official website for Fauquier County: www.fauquiercounty.gov/

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 obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Morgantown) to Point B.Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Morgantown. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 38.8457, Longitude: -77.8789       In this case, the coordinates for Morgantown 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 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 Morgantown 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>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 Morgantown, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.
<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 Morgantown 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 308.39 degrees.
<9>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 304.00 degrees.
<10>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 305.089 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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