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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 North Lakes, we use the following websites to find information relevant to North Lakes 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 North Lakes:
    • 37.327357, -80.008096
    • 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 North Lakes
  • 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 North Lakes ...

We have found one communities that share the name North Lakes.

Within Virginia, the name North Lakes is unique.

Beyond Virginia, there is another community also named North Lakes in the United States.

  • Communities Elsewhere In North America ...
    • Florida
      • Hillsborough County
      • This North Lakes is located in Hillsborough County and lies 653 miles [1,050.9 km]<1> to the south southwest of the North Lakes that is located in Roanoke County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on North Lakes
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Hillsborough County community of North Lakes.

Curious and Interesting Names Near North Lakes ...

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.

  • Captains Grove (2 miles [3.2 km] to the east)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Captains Grove
    • Captains Grove lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the east of North Lakes and is located in Roanoke County
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Captains Grove have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Captains Grove
  • Covehaven Court (less than 2 miles to the southeast)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Covehaven Court
    • Covehaven Court lies less than 2 miles<1> to the southeast of North Lakes and is located in Roanoke City
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Covehaven Court have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Covehaven Court
  • Dale Court (less than 2 miles to the southwest)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Dale Court
    • Dale Court lies less than 2 miles<1> to the southwest of North Lakes and is located in Salem City
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Dale Court have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Dale Court
  • Dawnwood Forest (less than 2 miles to the south)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Dawnwood Forest
    • Dawnwood Forest lies less than 2 miles<1> to the south of North Lakes and is located in Roanoke City
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Dawnwood Forest have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Dawnwood Forest
  • Eden Park (2 miles [3.2 km] to the east)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Eden Park
    • Eden Park lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the east of North Lakes and is located in Roanoke City
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Eden Park have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Eden Park
  • Edgelawn (less than 2 miles to the south)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Edgelawn
    • Edgelawn lies less than 2 miles<1> to the south of North Lakes and is located in Roanoke City
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Edgelawn have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Edgelawn
  • Evans Hill (2 miles [3.2 km] to the southwest)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Evans Hill
    • Evans Hill lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the southwest of North Lakes and is located in Salem City
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Evans Hill have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Evans Hill
  • Forest Lawn (2 miles [3.2 km] to the southwest)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Forest Lawn
    • Forest Lawn lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the southwest of North Lakes and is located in Salem City
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Forest Lawn have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Forest Lawn
  • Forest Park (2 miles [3.2 km] to the southeast)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Forest Park
    • Forest Park lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the southeast of North Lakes and is located in Roanoke City
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Forest Park have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Forest Park
  • Foxwood (2 miles [3.2 km] to the south)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Foxwood
    • Foxwood lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the south of North Lakes and is located in Roanoke City
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Foxwood have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Foxwood
  • Glen Cove (less than 2 miles to the southwest)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Glen Cove
    • Glen Cove lies less than 2 miles<1> to the southwest of North Lakes and is located in Roanoke County
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Glen Cove have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Glen Cove
  • Grove Park (2 miles [3.2 km] to the southeast)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Grove Park
    • Grove Park lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the southeast of North Lakes and is located in Roanoke City
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Grove Park have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Grove Park
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    • Hanging Rock (less than 2 miles to the west)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hanging Rock
      • Hanging Rock lies less than 2 miles<1> to the west of North Lakes and is located in Roanoke County
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hanging Rock
    • Hemlock Hills (less than 2 miles to the south)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hemlock Hills
      • Hemlock Hills lies less than 2 miles<1> to the south of North Lakes and is located in Roanoke City
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hemlock Hills have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hemlock Hills
    • Lone Oak (less than 2 miles to the southeast)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lone Oak
      • Lone Oak lies less than 2 miles<1> to the southeast of North Lakes and is located in Roanoke City
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lone Oak have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lone Oak
    • Meadowview (less than 2 miles to the southwest)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Meadowview
      • Meadowview lies less than 2 miles<1> to the southwest of North Lakes and is located in Salem City
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Meadowview have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Meadowview
    • Medley (less than 2 miles to the south)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Medley
      • Medley lies less than 2 miles<1> to the south of North Lakes and is located in Roanoke City
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Medley have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Medley
    • Plainview (less than 2 miles to the west)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Plainview
      • Plainview lies less than 2 miles<1> to the west of North Lakes and is located in Roanoke County
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Plainview have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Plainview
    • Rolling Woods (2 miles [3.2 km] to the south)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rolling Woods
      • Rolling Woods lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the south of North Lakes and is located in Roanoke City
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Rolling Woods have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rolling Woods
    • Sherry Court (2 miles [3.2 km] to the northeast)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sherry Court
      • Sherry Court lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the northeast of North Lakes and is located in Roanoke County
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Sherry Court have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sherry Court
    • Spring Garden (less than 2 miles to the southwest)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Spring Garden
      • Spring Garden lies less than 2 miles<1> to the southwest of North Lakes and is located in Salem City
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Spring Garden have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Spring Garden
    • Summit Hills (2 miles [3.2 km] to the south)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Summit Hills
      • Summit Hills lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the south of North Lakes and is located in Roanoke City
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Summit Hills have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Summit Hills
    • Willow Green (less than 2 miles to the northwest)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Willow Green
      • Willow Green lies less than 2 miles<1> to the northwest of North Lakes and is located in Roanoke County
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Willow Green have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Willow Green
    • Woodside Park (less than 2 miles to the southwest)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Woodside Park
      • Woodside Park lies less than 2 miles<1> to the southwest of North Lakes and is located in Salem City
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Woodside Park have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Woodside Park

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

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

  • View Our List ...
    • Richmond, which is the State Capital of Virginia, lies 141 miles [226.9 km]<1> to the east (E). If you could drive a straight line from North Lakes to Richmond, with an average speed<3>of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, it would take less than three hours to make the trip. A comfortable walk of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour would take 8 days. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take 6 days.
    • The White House (Washington, DC) is 194 miles [312.2 km] to the northeast (NE). Driving would take a little over three hours, a buggy would take 8 days and walking would take 11 days.
    • The shortest distance<4> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 6,091 miles [9,802.5 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<5>
    • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 6,797 miles [10,938.7 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<6>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 4,674 miles [7,522.1 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<7>

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Notable Births & Deaths for North Lakes

Mentions & References for North Lakes

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

The official website for Roanoke County: www.roanokecountyva.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' distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- North Lakes) to Point B.Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in North Lakes. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 37.3274, Longitude: -80.0081       In this case, the coordinates for North Lakes 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 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.
<4>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 North Lakes to the Middle East to be East and South, the Great Circle Route actually lies to the North and East.
<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Jerusalem is 309.71 degrees.
<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 305.276 degrees.
<7>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 306.511 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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