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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 Newcomb Heights, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Newcomb Heights 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 Newcomb Heights:
    • 37.150129, -80.408106
    • 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 Newcomb Heights
  • 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 Newcomb Heights ...

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.

  • Apple Acres (less than 2 miles to the northwest)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Apple Acres
    • Apple Acres lies less than 2 miles<1> to the northwest of Newcomb Heights and is located in Montgomery County
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Apple Acres have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Apple Acres
  • Bangs (less than 2 miles to the southeast) - Historic
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bangs
    • Bangs was located less than 2 miles<1> to the southeast of Newcomb Heights and is located in Montgomery County
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Bangs have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
  • Christiansburg (less than 2 miles to the south)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Christiansburg
    • Christiansburg lies less than 2 miles<1> to the south of Newcomb Heights and is located in Montgomery County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 22,399 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Christiansburg
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Christiansburg<3>
  • Craig Mountain (less than 2 miles to the southeast)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Craig Mountain
    • Craig Mountain lies less than 2 miles<1> to the southeast of Newcomb Heights and is located in Montgomery County
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Craig Mountain have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Craig Mountain
  • Diamond Pointe (less than 2 miles to the west)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Diamond Pointe
    • Diamond Pointe lies less than 2 miles<1> to the west of Newcomb Heights and is located in Montgomery County
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Diamond Pointe have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Diamond Pointe
  • Echo Hills (less than 2 miles to the southwest)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Echo Hills
    • Echo Hills lies less than 2 miles<1> to the southwest of Newcomb Heights and is located in Montgomery County
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Echo Hills have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Echo Hills
  • Falling Branch (2 miles [3.2 km] to the southeast)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Falling Branch
    • Falling Branch lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the southeast of Newcomb Heights and is located in Montgomery County
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Falling Branch have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Falling Branch
  • Lee-Hi Court (less than 2 miles to the south)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lee-Hi Court
    • Lee-Hi Court lies less than 2 miles<1> to the south of Newcomb Heights and is located in Montgomery County
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lee-Hi Court have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lee-Hi Court
  • Lester Place (less than 2 miles to the south)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lester Place
    • Lester Place lies less than 2 miles<1> to the south of Newcomb Heights and is located in Montgomery County
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lester Place have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lester Place
  • Mockingbird Hill (2 miles [3.2 km] to the south)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mockingbird Hill
    • Mockingbird Hill lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the south of Newcomb Heights and is located in Montgomery County
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Mockingbird Hill have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mockingbird Hill
  • Mountain View Park (less than 2 miles to the northwest)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mountain View Park
    • Mountain View Park lies less than 2 miles<1> to the northwest of Newcomb Heights and is located in Montgomery County
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Mountain View Park have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mountain View Park
  • Raintree Village (less than 2 miles to the southeast)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Raintree Village
    • Raintree Village lies less than 2 miles<1> to the southeast of Newcomb Heights and is located in Montgomery County
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Raintree Village have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Raintree Village
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    • Rolling Hills (2 miles [3.2 km] to the west)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rolling Hills
      • Rolling Hills lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the west of Newcomb Heights and is located in Montgomery County
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Rolling Hills have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rolling Hills
    • Sleepy Hollow (less than 2 miles to the west)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sleepy Hollow
      • Sleepy Hollow lies less than 2 miles<1> to the west of Newcomb Heights and is located in Montgomery County
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Sleepy Hollow have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sleepy Hollow
    • Suburban Hills (less than 2 miles to the southwest)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Suburban Hills
      • Suburban Hills lies less than 2 miles<1> to the southwest of Newcomb Heights and is located in Montgomery County
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Suburban Hills have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Suburban Hills
    • Victory Heights (less than 2 miles to the southwest)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Victory Heights
      • Victory Heights lies less than 2 miles<1> to the southwest of Newcomb Heights and is located in Montgomery County
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Victory Heights have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Victory Heights
    • Walnut Grove (2 miles [3.2 km] to the south)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Walnut Grove
      • Walnut Grove lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the south of Newcomb Heights and is located in Montgomery County
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Walnut Grove have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Walnut Grove
    • Windmill Hills (less than 2 miles to the west)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Windmill Hills
      • Windmill Hills lies less than 2 miles<1> to the west of Newcomb Heights and is located in Montgomery County
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Windmill Hills have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Windmill Hills
    • Yellow Sulphur (less than 2 miles to the north)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Yellow Sulphur
      • Yellow Sulphur lies less than 2 miles<1> to the north of Newcomb Heights and is located in Montgomery County
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Yellow Sulphur have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Yellow Sulphur
    • Yellow Sulphur Springs (2 miles [3.2 km] to the north)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Yellow Sulphur Springs
      • Yellow Sulphur Springs lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the north of Newcomb Heights and is located in Montgomery County
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Yellow Sulphur Springs have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Yellow Sulphur Springs

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

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

  • View Our List ...
    • Christiansburg, which is the Seat of Montgomery County and lies just to the South.
    • Richmond, which is the State Capital of Virginia, lies 165 miles [265.5 km]<1> to the east (E). If you could drive a straight line from Newcomb Heights to Richmond, with an average speed<4>of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, it would take about three hours to make the trip. A comfortable walk of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour would take 10 days. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take 7 days.
    • The White House (Washington, DC) is 219 miles [352.4 km] to the northeast (NE). Driving would take nearly four hours, a buggy would take 9 days and walking would take 13 days.
    • The shortest distance<5> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 6,116 miles [9,842.7 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<6>
    • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 6,822 miles [10,978.9 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<7>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 4,699 miles [7,562.3 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<8>

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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 obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Newcomb Heights) to Point B.Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Newcomb Heights. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 37.1501, Longitude: -80.4081       In this case, the coordinates for Newcomb Heights 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 Newcomb Heights 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 309.95 degrees.
<7>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 305.524 degrees.
<8>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 306.734 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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