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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 Laurel, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Mount Laurel 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 Laurel:
    • 36.875418, -78.787507
    • 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 Laurel
  • 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 Laurel ...

We have found two communities that share the name Mount Laurel.

Within Virginia, the name Mount Laurel is unique.

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

  • Communities Elsewhere In North America ...
    • New Jersey
      • Burlington County
      • This Mount Laurel is located in Burlington County and lies 298 miles [479.6 km]<1> to the northeast of the Mount Laurel that is located in Halifax County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mount Laurel
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Burlington County community of Mount Laurel.
    • Pennsylvania
      • Luzerne County
      • This Mount Laurel is located in Luzerne County and lies 317 miles [510.2 km]<1> to the north northeast of the Mount Laurel that is located in Halifax County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mount Laurel
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Luzerne County community of Mount Laurel.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Mount Laurel ...

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.

  • Clays Mill (5 miles [8 km] to the southwest)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Clays Mill
    • Clays Mill lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the southwest of Mount Laurel and is located in Halifax County
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Clays Mill have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Clays Mill
  • Clover (4 miles [6.4 km] to the southeast)
  • Cove (7 miles [11.3 km] to the north)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cove
    • Cove lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the north of Mount Laurel and is located in Halifax County
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cove have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cove
  • Crossroads (4 miles [6.4 km] to the northwest)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Crossroads
    • Crossroads lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the northwest of Mount Laurel and is located in Halifax County
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Crossroads have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Crossroads
  • Crystal Hill (6 miles [9.7 km] to the west)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Crystal Hill
    • Crystal Hill lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the west of Mount Laurel and is located in Halifax County
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Crystal Hill
  • Mulberry Hill (5 miles [8 km] to the northeast)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mulberry Hill
    • Mulberry Hill lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the northeast of Mount Laurel and is located in Charlotte County
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Mulberry Hill have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mulberry Hill
  • Neals Corner (less than 2 miles to the northwest)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Neals Corner
    • Neals Corner lies less than 2 miles<1> to the northwest of Mount Laurel and is located in Halifax County
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Neals Corner have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Neals Corner
  • Piney Grove (6 miles [9.7 km] to the southwest)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Piney Grove
    • Piney Grove lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the southwest of Mount Laurel and is located in Halifax County
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Piney Grove have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Piney Grove
  • Providence (4 miles [6.4 km] to the northwest)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Providence
    • Providence lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the northwest of Mount Laurel and is located in Halifax County
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Providence have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Providence
  • Randolph (5 miles [8 km] to the east)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Randolph
    • Randolph lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the east of Mount Laurel and is located in Charlotte County
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Randolph have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Randolph
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Randolph<3>

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

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

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    • Halifax, which is the Seat of Halifax County and lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the southwest. If you could walk a straight line from Mount Laurel to Halifax, with an average speed<4> 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 87 miles [140 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 most of three days and walking would take 5 days.
    • The White House (Washington, DC) is 169 miles [272 km] to the north northeast (NNE). Driving would take about three hours, a buggy would take 7 days and walking would take 10 days.
    • The shortest distance<5> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 6,059 miles [9,751 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<6>
    • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 6,760 miles [10,879.2 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<7>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 4,638 miles [7,464.1 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<8>

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Notable Births & Deaths for Mount Laurel

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About Virginia

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

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' distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Mount Laurel) to Point B.Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Mount Laurel. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 36.8754, Longitude: -78.7875       In this case, the coordinates for Mount Laurel 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 Laurel 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 309.008 degrees.
<7>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 304.406 degrees.
<8>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 306.166 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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