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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 Nash, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Nash and the surrounding area.

  • 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 Nash:
    • 37.857638, -79.046138
    • 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 Nash
  • 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 Nash ...

We have found fourteen communities that share the name Nash.

There is one other community in Virginia which is also named Nash.

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

  • Communities Located In Virginia ...
    • Chesterfield County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<1> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Virginia community of Nash [Chesterfield County].
  • Communities Elsewhere In North America ...
    • Alabama
      • Etowah County
      • This community is historic<2> and we have very little information. For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Alabama community of Nash [Etowah County].
    • Florida
      • Jefferson County
      • This Nash is located in Jefferson County and lies 581 miles [935 km]<3> to the south southwest of the Nash that is located in Nelson County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Nash
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Jefferson County community of Nash.
    • Indiana
      • Hendricks County
      • This Nash is located in Hendricks County and lies 423 miles [680.8 km]<3> to the west northwest of the Nash that is located in Nelson County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Nash
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Hendricks County community of Nash.
    • Kentucky
      • Edmonson County
      • This Nash is located in Edmonson County and lies 405 miles [651.8 km]<3> to the west of the Nash that is located in Nelson County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Nash
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Edmonson County community of Nash.
    • Louisiana
      • Jackson Parish
      • This community is historic<2> and we have very little information. For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Louisiana community of Nash [Jackson Parish].
    • Missouri
      • Cape Girardeau County
      • This Nash is located in Cape Girardeau County and lies 580 miles [933.4 km]<3> to the west of the Nash that is located in Nelson County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Nash
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Cape Girardeau County community of Nash.
    • North Dakota
      • Walsh County
      • This Nash is located in Walsh County and lies 1,178 miles [1,895.8 km]<3> to the northwest of the Nash that is located in Nelson County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Nash
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Walsh County community of Nash.
    • Oklahoma
      • Grant County
      • This Nash is located in Grant County and lies 1,045 miles [1,681.8 km]<3> to the west of the Nash that is located in Nelson County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Nash
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Grant County community of Nash.
    • Tennessee
      • Putnam County
      • This Nash is located in Putnam County and lies 385 miles [619.6 km]<3> to the west southwest of the Nash that is located in Nelson County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Nash
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Putnam County community of Nash.
    • Texas
      • Bowie County
      • This Nash is located in Bowie County and lies 898 miles [1,445.2 km]<3> to the west southwest of the Nash that is located in Nelson County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Nash
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Bowie County community of Nash.
      • Ellis County
      • This Nash is located in Ellis County and lies 1,073 miles [1,726.8 km] to the west southwest of the Nash that is located in Nelson County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Nash
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Ellis County community of Nash.
    • Utah
      • Salt Lake County
      • This Nash is located in Salt Lake County and lies 1,759 miles [2,830.8 km]<3> to the west northwest of the Nash that is located in Nelson County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Nash
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Salt Lake County community of Nash.
    • Wisconsin
      • Bayfield County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<1> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Wisconsin community of Nash [Bayfield County].

Curious and Interesting Names Near Nash ...

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.

  • Cold Spring (10 miles [16.1 km] to the northwest)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cold Spring
    • Cold Spring lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<3> to the northwest of Nash and is located in Augusta County
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cold Spring have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cold Spring
  • Freshwater (9 miles [14.5 km] to the southeast)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Freshwater
    • Freshwater lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<3> to the southeast of Nash and is located in Nelson County
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Freshwater have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Freshwater
  • Gullysville (9 miles [14.5 km] to the east)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Gullysville
    • Gullysville lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<3> to the east of Nash and is located in Nelson County
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Gullysville have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Gullysville
  • Irish Creek (7 miles [11.3 km] to the west)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Irish Creek
    • Irish Creek lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<3> to the west of Nash and is located in Rockbridge County
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Irish Creek have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Irish Creek
  • Lanes Ford (7 miles [11.3 km] to the southeast)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lanes Ford
    • Lanes Ford lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<3> to the southeast of Nash and is located in Nelson County
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lanes Ford have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lanes Ford
  • Love (2 miles [3.2 km] to the northeast)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Love
    • Love lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<3> to the northeast of Nash and is located in Augusta County
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Love have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Love
  • Piney River (10 miles [16.1 km] to the south)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Piney River
    • Piney River lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<3> to the south of Nash and is located in Nelson County
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Piney River have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Piney River
  • Poplar Flats (10 miles [16.1 km] to the southeast)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Poplar Flats
    • Poplar Flats lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<3> to the southeast of Nash and is located in Nelson County
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Poplar Flats have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Poplar Flats
  • Roseland (8 miles [12.9 km] to the southeast)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Roseland
    • Roseland lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<3> to the southeast of Nash and is located in Nelson County
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Roseland have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Roseland
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Roseland<5>
  • Shady Lane (9 miles [14.5 km] to the south)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Shady Lane
    • Shady Lane lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<3> to the south of Nash and is located in Nelson County
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Shady Lane have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Shady Lane
  • Vesuvius (8 miles [12.9 km] to the west)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Vesuvius
    • Vesuvius lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<3> to the west of Nash and is located in Rockbridge County
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Vesuvius have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Vesuvius
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Vesuvius<5>
  • Wintergreen (8 miles [12.9 km] to the east)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Wintergreen
    • Wintergreen lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<3> to the east of Nash and is located in Nelson County
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Wintergreen have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Wintergreen
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Wintergreen<5>

How Far From Nash to ...

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

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

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    • Lovingston, which is the Seat of Nelson County and lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<3> to the southeast. If you could walk a straight line from Nash to Lovingston, with an average speed<6> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take five to six hours to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take nearly four hours.
    • Richmond, which is the State Capital of Virginia, lies 90 miles [144.8 km] to the east southeast (ESE). 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 6 days.
    • The White House (Washington, DC) is 130 miles [209.2 km] to the northeast (NE). Driving would take less than three hours, a buggy would take 5 days and walking would take 8 days.
    • The shortest distance<7> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 6,027 miles [9,699.5 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<8>
    • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 6,733 miles [10,835.7 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<9>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 4,610 miles [7,419.1 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<10>

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

The official website for Nelson County: www.nelsoncounty.com/

The official website for State of Virginia: https://www.virginia.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>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 Nash 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.
<2>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 Nash, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.
<3>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'point-to-point' distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Nash) to Point B.Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Nash. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 37.8576, Longitude: -79.0461       In this case, the coordinates for Nash have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<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're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<6>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.
<7>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 Nash to the Middle East to be East and South, the Great Circle Route actually lies to the North and East.
<8>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Jerusalem is 309.126 degrees.
<9>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 304.689 degrees.
<10>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 305.934 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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