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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 Mount Airy, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Mount Airy 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 Mount Airy:
    • 36.942917, -79.192242
    • 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 Mount Airy
  • 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 Mount Airy ...

We have found 23 communities that share the name Mount Airy.

There are three communities within Virginia that are also named Mount Airy.

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

  • Communities Located In Virginia ...
    • Bedford County
      • This Mount Airy is located in Bedford County and lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<1> to the northwest of the Mount Airy that is located in Pittsylvania County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mount Airy
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Bedford County community of Mount Airy.
    • Charles City County
      • This Mount Airy is located in Charles City County and lies 128 miles [206 km]<1> to the east northeast of the Mount Airy that is located in Pittsylvania County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mount Airy
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Charles City County community of Mount Airy.
    • Shenandoah County
      • This Mount Airy is located in Shenandoah County and lies 126 miles [202.8 km]<1> to the north northeast of the Mount Airy that is located in Pittsylvania County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mount Airy
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Shenandoah County community of Mount Airy.
  • Communities Elsewhere In North America ...
    • Georgia
      • Habersham County
      • This Mount Airy is located in Habersham County and lies 293 miles [471.5 km]<1> to the west southwest of the Mount Airy that is located in Pittsylvania County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mount Airy
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Habersham County community of Mount Airy.
    • Kansas
      • Woodson 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 Kansas community of Mount Airy [Woodson County].
    • Louisiana
      • Saint John the Baptist Parish
      • This Mount Airy is located in Saint John the Baptist Parish and lies 811 miles [1,305.2 km]<1> to the west southwest of the Mount Airy that is located in Pittsylvania County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mount Airy
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Saint John the Baptist Parish community of Mount Airy.
    • Maryland
      • Carroll County
      • This Mount Airy is located in Carroll County and lies 201 miles [323.5 km]<1> to the north northeast of the Mount Airy that is located in Pittsylvania County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mount Airy
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Carroll County community of Mount Airy.
    • Missouri
      • Randolph County
      • This Mount Airy is located in Randolph County and lies 748 miles [1,203.8 km]<1> to the west northwest of the Mount Airy that is located in Pittsylvania County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mount Airy
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Randolph County community of Mount Airy.
    • Nevada
      • Lander 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 Mount Airy [Lander County].
    • New Jersey
      • Hunterdon County
      • This Mount Airy is located in Hunterdon County and lies 332 miles [534.3 km]<1> to the northeast of the Mount Airy that is located in Pittsylvania County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mount Airy
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Hunterdon County community of Mount Airy.
    • New York
      • Westchester County
      • This Mount Airy is located in Westchester County and lies 410 miles [659.8 km]<1> to the northeast of the Mount Airy that is located in Pittsylvania County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mount Airy
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Westchester County community of Mount Airy.
    • North Carolina
      • Surry County
      • This Mount Airy is located in Surry County and lies 84 miles [135.2 km]<1> to the west southwest of the Mount Airy that is located in Pittsylvania County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mount Airy
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Surry County community of Mount Airy.
    • Ohio
      • Coshocton County
      • This community is historic<3> and although located in Coshocton County, we don't know where within the county.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Coshocton County community of Mount Airy.
      • Hamilton County
      • This Mount Airy is located in Hamilton County and lies 330 miles [531.1 km]<1> to the west northwest of the Mount Airy that is located in Pittsylvania County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mount Airy
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Hamilton County community of Mount Airy.
    • Pennsylvania
      • Berks County
      • This Mount Airy is located in Berks County and lies 293 miles [471.5 km]<1> to the northeast of the Mount Airy that is located in Pittsylvania County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mount Airy
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Berks County community of Mount Airy.
      • Clarion County
      • This Mount Airy is located in Clarion County and lies 287 miles [461.9 km] to the north of the Mount Airy that is located in Pittsylvania County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mount Airy
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Clarion County community of Mount Airy.
      • Lancaster County
      • This Mount Airy is located in Lancaster County and lies 278 miles [447.4 km] to the north northeast of the Mount Airy that is located in Pittsylvania County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mount Airy
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Lancaster County community of Mount Airy.
      • Philadelphia County
      • This Mount Airy is located in Philadelphia County and lies 305 miles [490.8 km] to the northeast of the Mount Airy that is located in Pittsylvania County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mount Airy
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Philadelphia County community of Mount Airy.
      • York County
      • This Mount Airy is located in York County and lies 250 miles [402.3 km] to the north northeast of the Mount Airy that is located in Pittsylvania County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mount Airy
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the York County community of Mount Airy.
    • Tennessee
      • Pickett County
      • This Mount Airy is located in Pickett County and lies 327 miles [526.3 km]<1> to the west of the Mount Airy that is located in Pittsylvania County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mount Airy
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Pickett County community of Mount Airy.
      • Sequatchie County
      • This Mount Airy is located in Sequatchie County and lies 358 miles [576.1 km] to the west southwest of the Mount Airy that is located in Pittsylvania County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mount Airy
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Sequatchie County community of Mount Airy.
    • Texas
      • Erath 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 Texas community of Mount Airy [Erath County].
    • West Virginia
      • Pocahontas 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 West Virginia community of Mount Airy [Pocahontas County].

Curious and Interesting Names Near Mount Airy ...

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.

  • Chalk Level (5 miles [8 km] to the west)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Chalk Level
    • Chalk Level lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the west of Mount Airy and is located in Pittsylvania County
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Chalk Level
  • Cody (5 miles [8 km] to the northeast)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cody
    • Cody lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the northeast of Mount Airy and is located in Halifax County
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cody
  • Glenland (4 miles [6.4 km] to the north)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Glenland
    • Glenland lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the north of Mount Airy and is located in Pittsylvania County
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Glenland have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Glenland
  • Greenfield (4 miles [6.4 km] to the west)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Greenfield
    • Greenfield lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the west of Mount Airy and is located in Pittsylvania County
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Greenfield have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Greenfield
  • Hickory Grove (5 miles [8 km] to the east)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hickory Grove
    • Hickory Grove lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the east of Mount Airy and is located in Halifax County
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hickory Grove have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hickory Grove
  • Level Run (6 miles [9.7 km] to the north)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Level Run
    • Level Run lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the north of Mount Airy and is located in Pittsylvania County
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Level Run have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Level Run
  • Natal (5 miles [8 km] to the northwest)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Natal
    • Natal lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the northwest of Mount Airy and is located in Pittsylvania County
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Natal have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Natal
  • Riceville (3 miles [4.8 km] to the south)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Riceville
    • Riceville lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the south of Mount Airy and is located in Pittsylvania County
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Riceville have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Riceville
  • Straightstone (5 miles [8 km] to the northeast)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Straightstone
    • Straightstone lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the northeast of Mount Airy and is located in Pittsylvania County
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Straightstone have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Straightstone

How Far From Mount Airy to ...

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

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

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    • Chatham, which is the Seat of Pittsylvania County and lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<1> to the southwest. If you could walk a straight line from Mount Airy to Chatham, with an average speed<5> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take most of a day to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take four to five hours.
    • Richmond, which is the State Capital of Virginia, lies 105 miles [169 km] to the east northeast (ENE). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take less than two hours, a buggy would take 5 days and walking would take 6 days.
    • The White House (Washington, DC) is 178 miles [286.5 km] to the northeast (NE). Driving would take a little over three hours, a buggy would take 7 days and walking would take 11 days.
    • The shortest distance<6> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 6,073 miles [9,773.5 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<7>
    • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 6,775 miles [10,903.3 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<8>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 4,653 miles [7,488.3 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<9>

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

The official website for Pittsylvania County: www.pittgov.org/

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- Mount Airy) to Point B.Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Mount Airy. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 36.9429, Longitude: -79.1922       In this case, the coordinates for Mount Airy 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 Bird Creek to see Pete ... Bird 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 Mount Airy 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 Mount Airy, 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 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.
<6>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 Mount Airy to the Middle East to be East and South, the Great Circle Route actually lies to the North and East.
<7>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Jerusalem is 309.241 degrees.
<8>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 304.683 degrees.
<9>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 306.306 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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