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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 Norge, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Norge 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 Norge:
    • 37.368332, -76.771009
    • 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 Norge
  • 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 Norge ...

We found two communities that share the name Norge.

Within Virginia, the name Norge is unique.

Beyond Virginia, we know of another two communities that are located throughout in the United States and Canada. Of these two communities, one is located in the United States and the other in Canada.

  • Communities Elsewhere In North America ...
    • Oklahoma
      • Grady County
      • This Norge is located in Grady County and lies 1,191 miles [1,916.7 km]<1> to the west of the Norge that is located in James City County.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Grady County community of Norge.
    • Saskatchewan
      • This Norge lies 1,728 miles [2,780.9 km]<1> to the northwest of the Norge that is located in James City County.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Norge ...

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.

  • Adams Hunt
    (2 miles [3.2 km] to the south)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Adams Hunt have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Adams Hunt
    • Adams Hunt is located in James City County
  • Camelot
    (2 miles [3.2 km] to the south)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Camelot have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Camelot
    • Camelot is located in James City County
  • Centerville
    (3 miles [4.8 km] to the south)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Centerville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Centerville
    • Centerville is located in James City County
  • Chisel Run
    (4 miles [6.4 km] to the southeast)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Chisel Run have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Chisel Run
    • Chisel Run is located in James City County
  • Croaker
    (2 miles [3.2 km] to the northeast)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Croaker have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Croaker
    • Croaker is located in James City County
  • Fords Colony
    (4 miles [6.4 km] to the south)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Fords Colony have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Fords Colony
    • Fords Colony is located in James City County
  • Forest Glen
    (3 miles [4.8 km] to the south)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Forest Glen have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Forest Glen
    • Forest Glen is located in James City County
  • Fox Ridge
    (2 miles [3.2 km] to the south)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Fox Ridge have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Fox Ridge
    • Fox Ridge is located in James City County
  • Hunters Creek
    (Less than 2 miles to the west)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hunters Creek have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hunters Creek
    • Hunters Creek is located in James City County
  • Lightfoot
    (2 miles [3.2 km] to the southeast)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lightfoot have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lightfoot
    • Lightfoot is located in James City County
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Lightfoot <3>
  • Longhill Gate
    (3 miles [4.8 km] to the south)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Longhill Gate have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Longhill Gate
    • Longhill Gate is located in James City County
  • Middle Plantation
    (4 miles [6.4 km] to the south)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Middle Plantation have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Middle Plantation
    • Middle Plantation is located in James City County
  • Oaktree
    (4 miles [6.4 km] to the southeast)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Oaktree have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Oaktree
    • Oaktree is located in York County

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

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

  • Richmond, which is the State Capital of Virginia, lies 38 miles [61.2 km]<1> to the west northwest (WNW). If you could walk a straight line from Norge to Richmond, with an average speed<4> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take over two days to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take just about two full days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC) is 106 miles [170.6 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 5 days and walking would take 6 days.
  • The shortest distance<5> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 5,951 miles [9,577.2 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<6>
  • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 6,648 miles [10,698.9 km] and it lies to the east northeast (ENE).<7>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 4,528 miles [7,287.1 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<8>

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

The official website for James City County: www.james-city.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- Norge) to Point B.Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Norge. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 37.3683, Longitude: -76.7710    
<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 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 Norge 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 307.823 degrees.
<7>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 303.129 degrees.
<8>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 305.184 degrees.









 

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