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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 Cross, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Mount Cross 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 Cross:
    • 36.639027, -79.487804
    • 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 Cross
  • 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

Curious and Interesting Names Near Mount Cross ...

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 Park (5 miles [8 km] to the south)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cedar Park
    • Cedar Park lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the south of Mount Cross and is located in Danville City
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cedar Park have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cedar Park
  • Dan River (6 miles [9.7 km] to the south) - Historic
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Dan River
    • Dan River was located 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the south of Mount Cross and is located in Pittsylvania County
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Dan River have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
  • Danville (6 miles [9.7 km] to the southeast)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Danville
    • Danville lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the southeast of Mount Cross and is located in Danville City
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 39,869 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Danville
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Danville<3>
  • Lumpkin Forest (6 miles [9.7 km] to the east)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lumpkin Forest
    • Lumpkin Forest lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the east of Mount Cross and is located in Pittsylvania County
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lumpkin Forest have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lumpkin Forest
  • Major Court (5 miles [8 km] to the east)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Major Court
    • Major Court lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the east of Mount Cross and is located in Danville City
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Major Court have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Major Court
  • New Design (5 miles [8 km] to the east)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for New Design
    • New Design lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the east of Mount Cross and is located in Danville City
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for New Design have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on New Design
  • Olde Hunting Hills (2 miles [3.2 km] to the east)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Olde Hunting Hills
    • Olde Hunting Hills lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the east of Mount Cross and is located in Pittsylvania County
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Olde Hunting Hills have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Olde Hunting Hills
  • Pine Crest (5 miles [8 km] to the east)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pine Crest
    • Pine Crest lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the east of Mount Cross and is located in Danville City
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Pine Crest have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pine Crest
  • Pleasant Gap (5 miles [8 km] to the northeast)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pleasant Gap
    • Pleasant Gap lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the northeast of Mount Cross and is located in Pittsylvania County
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Pleasant Gap have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pleasant Gap
  • Sandy Shores (4 miles [6.4 km] to the southeast)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sandy Shores
    • Sandy Shores lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the southeast of Mount Cross and is located in Danville City
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Sandy Shores have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sandy Shores
  • Stokesland (6 miles [9.7 km] to the south)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Stokesland
    • Stokesland lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the south of Mount Cross and is located in Danville City
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Stokesland have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Stokesland
  • Stony Mill (3 miles [4.8 km] to the west)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Stony Mill
    • Stony Mill lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the west of Mount Cross and is located in Pittsylvania County
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Stony Mill have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Stony Mill
  • Virginia Hills (4 miles [6.4 km] to the east)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Virginia Hills
    • Virginia Hills lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the east of Mount Cross and is located in Danville City
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Virginia Hills have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Virginia Hills
  • Woodlake Park (5 miles [8 km] to the east)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Woodlake Park
    • Woodlake Park lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the east of Mount Cross and is located in Pittsylvania County
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Woodlake Park have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Woodlake Park

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

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

  • View Our List ...
    • Chatham, which is the Seat of Pittsylvania County and lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<1> to the north northeast. If you could walk a straight line from Mount Cross to Chatham, with an average speed<4> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take 6 hours 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 129 miles [207.6 km] to the east northeast (ENE). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take less than three hours, a buggy would take 5 days and walking would take 8 days.
    • The White House (Washington, DC) is 205 miles [329.9 km] to the northeast (NE). Driving would take a little over three hours, a buggy would take 8 days and walking would take 12 days.
    • The shortest distance<5> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 6,099 miles [9,815.4 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<6>
    • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 6,801 miles [10,945.1 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<7>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 4,679 miles [7,530.1 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<8>

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

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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- Mount Cross) to Point B.Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Mount Cross. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 36.6390, Longitude: -79.4878       In this case, the coordinates for Mount Cross have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<2>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.
<3>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<4>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.
<5>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 Cross to the Middle East to be East and South, the Great Circle Route actually lies to the North and East.
<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Jerusalem is 309.421 degrees.
<7>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 304.843 degrees.
<8>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 306.526 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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