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Introduction ...

Below is our collection of tidbits, odds 'n ends for Morrisonville.

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How Far From Morrisonville to ...

We spend a lot of time looking through Gazetteers that were published in the late 1800's and early 1900's. Many of the Gazetteers include the distance from a community such as Morrisonville to various places of note, such as the White House.

With a nod to our favorite Gazetteers, the straight-line distance<1> beginning in Morrisonville to:

  • Leesburg [Map], which is the Seat of Loudoun County, lies 10 miles [16.1 km] to the Southeast. If you could walk a straight line from Morrisonville to Leesburg, with an average speed<2> 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 [Map], which is the State Capital of Virginia, lies 115 miles [185.1 km] to the South (S). 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 White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 40 miles [64.4 km] to the Southeast (SE). Driving would take less than an hour, a buggy would take just about two full days and walking would take over two days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 5,910 miles [9,511.2 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<4>
  • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba [Map]) is 6,618 miles [10,650.6 km] and it lies to the East Northeast (ENE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 4,494 miles [7,232.4 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Morrisonville ...

We have found 4 communities that share the name Morrisonville.

While the name Morrisonville is unique within Virginia, we know of another 4 communities with the same name in the United States.

Communities Outside of Virginia


Christian County

Our profile page for Morrisonville, Christian County   [Map]
Distance: About 629 miles [1,012.3 km] to the West


Iberville Parish

Our profile page for Morrisonville, Iberville Parish   [Map]
This community is historic.<7>
Distance: About 982 miles [1,580.4 km] to the Southwest

New York

Clinton County

Our profile page for Morrisonville, Clinton County   [Map]
Distance: About 432 miles [695.2 km] to the North Northeast


Dane County

Our profile page for Morrisonville, Dane County   [Map]
Distance: About 667 miles [1,073.4 km] to the West Northwest

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Curious and Interesting Names Near Morrisonville ...

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 talk about such a name. If time permits and the community is not too far, we'll usually try to make a side-trip.

Britain   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the Northwest of Morrisonville   [Map]
Georges Mill   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the North   [Map]
Ivandale   -   5 miles [8 km] to the South   [Map]
Keys Gap   -   5 miles [8 km] to the Northwest   [Map]
Loyalty   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the East   [Map]
Mechanicsville   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the West   [Map]
Milltown   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the East   [Map]
Mountain Mission (WV)   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the West   [Map]
Scattersville   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the East   [Map]
Shoemaker   -   Less than 2 miles to the Northeast   [Map]
Silver Grove (WV)   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the Northwest   [Map]
Stumptown   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the East   [Map]
Wheatland   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the South   [Map]

Notable Births & Deaths ...

This is a new section for us and we are still collecting data.

Below is our list of notable people who were born, died or were buried in the area surrounding Morrisonville. Please note that while we are collecting data on an ongoing basis, it's a big task and it's unlikely that our list will ever be more than a sample.

Belle Boyd
  Civil war Confederate spy. She was born in Martinsburg (West Virginia) on Thursday May 9, 1844 and died in Wisconsin Dells (Wisconsin) on Monday June 11, 1900 at an age of 56. She was buried at Spring Grove Cemetery (Columbia County, Wisconsin) [Map].

Martinsburg [Map] is located 23 miles [37 km] to the northwest of Morrisonville

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Belle Boyd<8>
John Brown
  Abolitionist, activist. He was born in Torrington (Connecticut) on Friday May 9, 1800 and died in Charles Town (West Virginia) on Friday December 2, 1859 at an age of 59.

Charles Town [Map] is located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the northwest of Morrisonville

Find-A-Grave Memorial: John Brown
Ernie 'Tennessee Ernie' Ford     (Ernest Jennings Ford)
  Singer, TV Host, Radio announcer. He was born in Bristol (Tennessee) on Thursday February 13, 1919 and died in Reston (Virginia) on Thursday October 17, 1991 at an age of 72.

Reston [Map] is located 24 miles [38.6 km] to the southeast of Morrisonville

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Ernie 'Tennessee Ernie' Ford
Elizabeth Monroe
  First Lady to the Presidency of James Monroe. She was born in New York (New York) on Thursday June 30, 1768 and died in Aldie (Virginia) on Thursday September 23, 1830 at an age of 62. She was buried at Hollywood Cemetery (Richmond City, Virginia) [Map].

Aldie [Map] is located 17 miles [27.4 km] to the south of Morrisonville

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Elizabeth Monroe

Other Roadside Stops ...

Index of Cities, Towns and Villages for Virginia

About Loudoun County

About Virginia

Off-the-Road Links ...

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Footnotes ...

<1>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'point-to-point' distance beginning in Morrisonville. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Morrisonville) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Morrisonville. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 39.2232, Longitude: -77.6683     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Morrisonville have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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<2>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.

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<3>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 Morrisonville to the Middle East to be East and South, the Great Circle Route actually lies to the North and East.

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<4>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Jerusalem is 308.243 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 303.891 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 304.857 degrees.

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<7>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 Morrisonville, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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<8>The Find-a-Grave website is an excellent research tool with information about a cemetery's location and interments. They also offer a forum for their members which can provide additional help. More information about Find-a-Grave can be found on their website:

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