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(Clarke County)

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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 Mountain Lake, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Mountain Lake 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 Mountain Lake:
    • 39.061218, -77.941663
    • 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 Mountain Lake
  • 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 Mountain Lake ...

We have found six communities that share the name Mountain Lake.

There is one other community in Virginia which is also named Mountain Lake.

Beyond Virginia, we know of another five communities that are located throughout in the United States and Canada. Of these five communities, five are located in the United States and one is in Canada.

  • Communities Located In Virginia ...
    • Giles County
      • This Mountain Lake is located in Giles County and lies 183 miles [294.5 km]<1> to the southwest of the Mountain Lake that is located in Clarke County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mountain Lake
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Giles County community of Mountain Lake.
  • Communities Elsewhere In North America ...
    • Florida
      • Polk 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 Florida community of Mountain Lake [Polk County].
    • Minnesota
      • Cottonwood County
      • This Mountain Lake is located in Cottonwood County and lies 938 miles [1,509.6 km]<1> to the west northwest of the Mountain Lake that is located in Clarke County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mountain Lake
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Cottonwood County community of Mountain Lake.
    • New Jersey
      • Warren 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 New Jersey community of Mountain Lake [Warren County].
    • Ontario
      • This Mountain Lake lies 603 miles [970.4 km]<1> to the north of the Mountain Lake that is located in Clarke County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mountain Lake
    • Pennsylvania
      • Bradford County
      • This Mountain Lake is located in Bradford County and lies 199 miles [320.3 km]<1> to the north northeast of the Mountain Lake that is located in Clarke County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mountain Lake
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Bradford County community of Mountain Lake.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Mountain Lake ...

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.

  • Berrys (3 miles [4.8 km] to the southwest)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Berrys
    • Berrys lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the southwest of Mountain Lake and is located in Clarke County
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Berrys
  • Care Free Acres (4 miles [6.4 km] to the southwest)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Care Free Acres
    • Care Free Acres lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the southwest of Mountain Lake and is located in Clarke County
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Care Free Acres have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Care Free Acres
  • Castlemans Ferry (4 miles [6.4 km] to the northeast)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Castlemans Ferry
    • Castlemans Ferry lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the northeast of Mountain Lake and is located in Clarke County
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Castlemans Ferry have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Castlemans Ferry
  • Fisher Hill (less than 2 miles to the southwest)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Fisher Hill
    • Fisher Hill lies less than 2 miles<1> to the southwest of Mountain Lake and is located in Clarke County
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Fisher Hill have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Fisher Hill
  • Frogtown (less than 2 miles to the northeast)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Frogtown
    • Frogtown lies less than 2 miles<1> to the northeast of Mountain Lake and is located in Clarke County
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Frogtown
  • Lockes Landing (3 miles [4.8 km] to the northwest)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lockes Landing
    • Lockes Landing lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the northwest of Mountain Lake and is located in Clarke County
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lockes Landing have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lockes Landing
  • Paris (3 miles [4.8 km] to the south)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Paris
    • Paris lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the south of Mountain Lake and is located in Fauquier County
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Paris have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Paris
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Paris<4>
  • Paris Heights (2 miles [3.2 km] to the south)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Paris Heights
    • Paris Heights lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the south of Mountain Lake and is located in Clarke County
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Paris Heights have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Paris Heights
  • River Park (less than 2 miles to the north)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for River Park
    • River Park lies less than 2 miles<1> to the north of Mountain Lake and is located in Clarke County
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for River Park have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on River Park
  • Spout Run (4 miles [6.4 km] to the northeast)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Spout Run
    • Spout Run lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the northeast of Mountain Lake and is located in Clarke County
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Spout Run have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Spout Run
  • Top Hill (2 miles [3.2 km] to the northeast)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Top Hill
    • Top Hill lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the northeast of Mountain Lake and is located in Clarke County
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Top Hill have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Top Hill
  • Willow Lake (less than 2 miles to the north)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Willow Lake
    • Willow Lake lies less than 2 miles<1> to the north of Mountain Lake and is located in Clarke County
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Willow Lake have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Willow Lake

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

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

  • View Our List ...
    • Berryville, which is the Seat of Clarke County and lies just to the North Northwest.
    • Richmond, which is the State Capital of Virginia, lies 108 miles [173.8 km]<1> to the south southeast (SSE). If you could drive a straight line from Mountain Lake to Richmond, with an average speed<5>of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, it would take about two hours to make the trip. A comfortable walk of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour would take 7 days. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take 5 days.
    • The White House (Washington, DC) is 49 miles [78.9 km] to the east southeast (ESE). 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<6> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 5,929 miles [9,541.8 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<7>
    • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 6,637 miles [10,681.2 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<8>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 4,513 miles [7,263 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<9>

Recent Changes to RoadsideThoughts ...

Notable Births & Deaths for Mountain Lake

Mentions & References for Mountain Lake

The Communities of Virginia

About Clarke County

About Virginia

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

The official website for Clarke County: www.co.clarke.va.us/

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 from Point A (ie- Mountain Lake) to Point B.Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Mountain Lake. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 39.0612, Longitude: -77.9417       In this case, the coordinates for Mountain Lake 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 Rock Creek to see Pete ... Rock 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 Mountain Lake 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>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.
<4>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<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 Mountain Lake 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 308.416 degrees.
<8>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 304.062 degrees.
<9>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 305.035 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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