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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 New Kent, we use the following websites to find information relevant to New Kent 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 New Kent:
    • 37.515296, -76.982375
    • 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 New Kent
  • 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 New Kent ...

We have found one communities that share the name New Kent.

Within Virginia, the name New Kent is unique.

Beyond Virginia, there is another community also named New Kent in the United States.

  • Communities Elsewhere In North America ...
    • Tennessee
      • Fayette 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 Tennessee community of New Kent [Fayette County].

Curious and Interesting Names Near New Kent ...

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.

  • Carps Corner [New Kent County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Carps Corner
    • Carps Corner [New Kent County] lies less than 2 miles<2> to the west of New Kent
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Carps Corner have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Carps Corner
  • Crumps Mill [New Kent County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Crumps Mill
    • Crumps Mill [New Kent County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<2> to the west of New Kent
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Crumps Mill have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Crumps Mill
  • Gordon Landing [King William County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Gordon Landing
    • Gordon Landing [King William County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<2> to the north of New Kent
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Gordon Landing have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Gordon Landing
  • Lanesville [King William County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lanesville
    • Lanesville [King William County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<2> to the north of New Kent
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lanesville have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lanesville
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Poplar Grove [New Kent County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Poplar Grove
      • Poplar Grove [New Kent County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<2> to the northwest of New Kent
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Poplar Grove have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Poplar Grove
    • Providence Forge [New Kent County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Providence Forge
      • Providence Forge [New Kent County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<2> to the southwest of New Kent
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Providence Forge have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Providence Forge
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Providence Forge<4>
    • Riverview Landing [King William County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Riverview Landing
      • Riverview Landing [King William County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<2> to the northeast of New Kent
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Riverview Landing have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Riverview Landing
    • Sandybottom [Charles City County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sandybottom
      • Sandybottom [Charles City County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<2> to the southwest of New Kent
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Sandybottom have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sandybottom
    • Slaterville [New Kent County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Slaterville
      • Slaterville [New Kent County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<2> to the southeast of New Kent
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Slaterville have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Slaterville
    • Tallysville [New Kent County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Tallysville
      • Tallysville [New Kent County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<2> to the west of New Kent
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Tallysville have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Tallysville

Notable Births & Deaths ...

This is a new section for us and we are still collecting data.

Below is our list of notable people who were born, died or were buried in the area surrounding New Kent. Please note that while we are collecting data on an ongoing basis, it's a big task and it's unlikely that our list will ever be more than a sample.

  • View Our List ...
    • Edmund Archer     (Artist)
      • Artist. He was born in Richmond (VA) on September 28, 1904 (a Wednesday) and died in Richmond (VA) on July 13, 1986 (a Sunday) at the age of 81. He is buried at Hollywood Cemetery (Richmond City, Virginia).
      • Richmond is located 24 miles [38.6 km] to the west of New Kent.
      • Richmond is located 24 miles [38.6 km] to the west of New Kent.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Edmund Archer<5>
    • Clarence H. Bassett     (Singer)
    • John Joseph 'Joe' Boehling     (Major League Baseball)
      • Major League Baseball. He was born in Richmond (VA) on March 20, 1891 (a Friday) and died in Richmond (VA) on September 8, 1941 (a Monday) at the age of 50. He is buried at Holy Cross Cemetery (Richmond City, Virginia).
      • Richmond is located 24 miles [38.6 km] to the west of New Kent.
      • Richmond is located 24 miles [38.6 km] to the west of New Kent.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: John Joseph 'Joe' Boehling<5>
    • Jim Bridger     (Frontiersman, explorer)
    • John Mitchell Brooks     (Civil rights activist)
    • James Branch Cabell     (Author)
      • Author. He was born in Richmond (VA) on April 14, 1879 (a Monday) and died in Richmond (VA) on May 5, 1958 (a Monday) at the age of 79. He is buried at Hollywood Cemetery (Richmond City, Virginia).
      • Richmond is located 24 miles [38.6 km] to the west of New Kent.
      • Richmond is located 24 miles [38.6 km] to the west of New Kent.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: James Branch Cabell<5>
    • Edith Elliott Lindeman Calisch     (Journalist, lyricist)
    • Alan Campbell     (Screenwriter, actor)
      • Screenwriter, actor. He was born in Richmond (VA) on February 21, 1904 (a Sunday) and died in West Hollywood (CA) on June 14, 1963 (a Friday) at the age of 59. He is buried at Hebrew Cemetery (Richmond City, Virginia).
      • Richmond is located 24 miles [38.6 km] to the west of New Kent.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Alan Campbell<5>
    • Arthur Dawson     (Artist)
      • Artist. He was born in Crewe (England) on March 9, 1858 (a Tueday) and died in Richmond (VA) on August 22, 1922 (a Tueday) at the age of 64. He is buried at Riverview Cemetery (Richmond City, Virginia).
      • Richmond is located 24 miles [38.6 km] to the west of New Kent.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Arthur Dawson<5>
    • Jimmy Dean     (Singer, actor, TV Host, businessman)
      • Full name: Jimmy Ray Dean
      • Singer, actor, TV Host, businessman. He was born in Olton (TX) on August 10, 1928 (a Friday) and died in Varina (VA) on June 13, 2010 (a Sunday) at the age of 81.
      • Varina is located 20 miles [32.2 km] to the west of New Kent.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Jimmy Dean<5>
    • Thomas A. 'Tommy' Eldridge     (Musician)
      • Musician. He was born in Richmond (VA) on October 23, 1940 (a Wednesday) and died in Richmond (VA) on June 19, 2000 (a Monday) at the age of 59. He is buried at Oakwood Cemetery (Richmond City, Virginia).
      • Richmond is located 24 miles [38.6 km] to the west of New Kent.
      • Richmond is located 24 miles [38.6 km] to the west of New Kent.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Thomas A. 'Tommy' Eldridge<5>
    • Douglas Southall Freeman     (Author, historian)
    • Charles Gilpin     (Actor)

How Far From New Kent to ...

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

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

  • View Our List ...
    • Richmond, which is the State Capital of Virginia, lies 24 miles [38.6 km]<2> to the west (W). If you could walk a straight line from New Kent to Richmond, with an average speed<6> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take just about two full days to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take most of a day.
    • The White House (Washington, DC) is 95 miles [152.9 km] to the north (N). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take less than two hours, a buggy would take three full days and walking would take 6 days.
    • The shortest distance<7> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 5,954 miles [9,582 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<8>
    • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 6,652 miles [10,705.4 km] and it lies to the east northeast (ENE).<9>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 4,532 miles [7,293.5 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<10>

Other Roadside Stops ...

Visit our Community Index for Virginia

About New Kent County

About Virginia

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for New Kent County: www.co.new-kent.va.us/

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 Bird Creek to see Pete ... Bird 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 New Kent 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>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- New Kent) to Point B.If you need the driving distance (or directions), we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for New Kent. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from New KentOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in New Kent. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 37.5153, Longitude: -76.9824    
<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>The Find-a-Grave website is an excellent research tool with information about a cemetery's location and interments. They also offer a forum for their members which can provide additional help. More information about Find-a-Grave can be found on their website: findagrave.com.
<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 New Kent 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 307.937 degrees.
<9>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 303.281 degrees.
<10>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 305.214 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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