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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 Murphys Corner, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Murphys Corner 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 Murphys Corner:
    • 39.106217, -77.824439
    • 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 Murphys Corner
  • 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 Murphys Corner ...

We have found three communities that share the name Murphys Corner.

Within Virginia, the name Murphys Corner is unique.

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

  • Communities Elsewhere In North America ...
    • Arkansas
      • Jackson County
      • This Murphys Corner is located in Jackson County and lies 771 miles [1,240.8 km]<1> to the west southwest of the Murphys Corner that is located in Loudoun County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Murphys Corner
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Jackson County community of Murphys Corner.
    • Maine
      • Sagadahoc County
      • This Murphys Corner is located in Sagadahoc County and lies 534 miles [859.4 km]<1> to the northeast of the Murphys Corner that is located in Loudoun County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Murphys Corner
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Sagadahoc County community of Murphys Corner.
    • Washington
      • Snohomish County
      • This Murphys Corner is located in Snohomish County and lies 2,270 miles [3,653.2 km]<1> to the west northwest of the Murphys Corner that is located in Loudoun County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Murphys Corner
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Snohomish County community of Murphys Corner.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Murphys Corner ...

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.

  • Castlemans Ferry (3 miles [4.8 km] to the west)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Castlemans Ferry
    • Castlemans Ferry lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the west of Murphys Corner and is located in Clarke County
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Castlemans Ferry have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Castlemans Ferry
  • Horse Shoe Curve (2 miles [3.2 km] to the northwest)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Horse Shoe Curve
    • Horse Shoe Curve lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the northwest of Murphys Corner and is located in Clarke County
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Horse Shoe Curve have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Horse Shoe Curve
  • Howardsville (4 miles [6.4 km] to the south)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Howardsville
    • Howardsville lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the south of Murphys Corner and is located in Loudoun County
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Howardsville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Howardsville
  • Littletown (3 miles [4.8 km] to the south)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Littletown
    • Littletown lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the south of Murphys Corner and is located in Loudoun County
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Littletown have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Littletown
  • Longview (3 miles [4.8 km] to the east)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Longview
    • Longview lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the east of Murphys Corner and is located in Loudoun County
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Longview have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Longview
  • Longwood (2 miles [3.2 km] to the west)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Longwood
    • Longwood lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the west of Murphys Corner and is located in Clarke County
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Longwood have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Longwood
  • Rock Hill (2 miles [3.2 km] to the south)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rock Hill
    • Rock Hill lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the south of Murphys Corner and is located in Loudoun County
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Rock Hill have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rock Hill
  • Round Hill (3 miles [4.8 km] to the northeast)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Round Hill
    • Round Hill lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the northeast of Murphys Corner and is located in Loudoun County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 657 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Round Hill have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Round Hill
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Round Hill<3>
  • Spout Run (3 miles [4.8 km] to the west)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Spout Run
    • Spout Run lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the west of Murphys Corner and is located in Clarke County
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Spout Run have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Spout Run
  • Sunny Ridge (4 miles [6.4 km] to the north)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sunny Ridge
    • Sunny Ridge lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the north of Murphys Corner and is located in Loudoun County
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Sunny Ridge have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sunny Ridge
  • Top Hill (4 miles [6.4 km] to the west)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Top Hill
    • Top Hill lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the west of Murphys Corner and is located in Clarke County
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Top Hill have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Top Hill

How Far From Murphys Corner 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 Murphys Corner to various places of note, such as the White House.

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

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    • Leesburg, which is the Seat of Loudoun County and lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<1> to the east. If you could walk a straight line from Murphys Corner to Leesburg, with an average speed<4> 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 110 miles [177 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) is 44 miles [70.8 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<5> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 5,922 miles [9,530.5 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<6>
    • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 6,630 miles [10,670 km] and it lies to the east northeast (ENE).<7>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 4,506 miles [7,251.7 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<8>

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The official website for Loudoun County: www.co.loudoun.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 '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- Murphys Corner) to Point B.Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Murphys Corner. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 39.1062, Longitude: -77.8244       In this case, the coordinates for Murphys Corner 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 Murphys Corner 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 308.343 degrees.
<7>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 303.987 degrees.
<8>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 304.968 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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