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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 Nasons, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Nasons 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 Nasons:
    • 38.255133, -78.026665
    • 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 Nasons
  • 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 Nasons ...

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.

  • Burnt Tree (8 miles [12.9 km] to the west)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Burnt Tree
    • Burnt Tree lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the west of Nasons and is located in Madison County
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Burnt Tree
  • Daniel (5 miles [8 km] to the south)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Daniel
    • Daniel lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the south of Nasons and is located in Orange County
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Daniel have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Daniel
  • Five Forks (6 miles [9.7 km] to the northwest)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Five Forks
    • Five Forks lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the northwest of Nasons and is located in Madison County
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Five Forks have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Five Forks
  • Grassland (2 miles [3.2 km] to the east)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Grassland
    • Grassland lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the east of Nasons and is located in Orange County
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Grassland have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Grassland
  • Locust Dale (7 miles [11.3 km] to the northwest)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Locust Dale
    • Locust Dale lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the northwest of Nasons and is located in Madison County
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Locust Dale have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Locust Dale
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Locust Dale<3>
  • Orange (4 miles [6.4 km] to the west)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Orange
    • Orange lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the west of Nasons and is located in Orange County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 5,166 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Orange
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Orange<3>
  • Raccoon Ford (8 miles [12.9 km] to the northeast)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Raccoon Ford
    • Raccoon Ford lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the northeast of Nasons and is located in Culpeper County
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Raccoon Ford have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Raccoon Ford
  • Thornhill (7 miles [11.3 km] to the southeast)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Thornhill
    • Thornhill lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the southeast of Nasons and is located in Orange County
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Thornhill have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Thornhill
  • Trimmers Crossing (4 miles [6.4 km] to the northwest)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Trimmers Crossing
    • Trimmers Crossing lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the northwest of Nasons and is located in Orange County
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Trimmers Crossing have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Trimmers Crossing
  • True Blue (8 miles [12.9 km] to the northeast)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for True Blue
    • True Blue lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the northeast of Nasons and is located in Orange County
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on True Blue
  • Unionville (3 miles [4.8 km] to the east)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Unionville
    • Unionville lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the east of Nasons and is located in Orange County
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Unionville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Unionville
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Unionville<3>
  • Vulcan (6 miles [9.7 km] to the east)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Vulcan
    • Vulcan lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the east of Nasons and is located in Orange County
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Vulcan have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Vulcan

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

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

  • View Our List ...
    • Orange, which is the Seat of Orange County and lies just to the West.
    • Richmond, which is the State Capital of Virginia, lies 58 miles [93.3 km]<1> to the south southeast (SSE). If you could walk a straight line from Nasons to Richmond, with an average speed<4> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take most of three days to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take over two days.
    • The White House (Washington, DC) is 69 miles [111 km] to the northeast (NE). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take less than two hours, a buggy would take about three full days and walking would take three full days.
    • The shortest distance<5> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 5,967 miles [9,603 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<6>
    • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 6,672 miles [10,737.5 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<7>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 4,549 miles [7,320.9 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<8>

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Notable Births & Deaths for Nasons

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About Orange County

About Virginia

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

The official website for Orange County: www.orangecountyva.gov/

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- Nasons) to Point B.Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Nasons. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 38.2551, Longitude: -78.0267       In this case, the coordinates for Nasons 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 Nasons 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 308.509 degrees.
<7>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 304.045 degrees.
<8>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 305.369 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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