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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 Potomac, we use the following websites to find information relevant to North Potomac 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 Potomac:
    • 38.343690, -77.418624
    • 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 Potomac
  • 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 Potomac ...

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

Within Virginia, the name North Potomac is unique.

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

  • Communities Elsewhere In North America ...
    • Maryland
      • Montgomery County
      • This North Potomac is located in Montgomery County and lies 51 miles [82.1 km]<1> to the north of the North Potomac that is located in Stafford County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on North Potomac
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Montgomery County community of North Potomac.

Curious and Interesting Names Near North Potomac ...

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.

  • Cedar Bluff [Stafford County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cedar Bluff
    • Cedar Bluff [Stafford County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the southwest of North Potomac
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cedar Bluff have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cedar Bluff
  • Chapel View [Stafford County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Chapel View
    • Chapel View [Stafford County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the west of North Potomac
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Chapel View have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Chapel View
  • Clearview [Stafford County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Clearview
    • Clearview [Stafford County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the southwest of North Potomac
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Clearview have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Clearview
  • Cranes Corner [Stafford County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cranes Corner
    • Cranes Corner [Stafford County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the northwest of North Potomac
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cranes Corner have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cranes Corner
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    • Cranewood [Stafford County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cranewood
      • Cranewood [Stafford County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the northwest of North Potomac
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cranewood have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cranewood
    • Crows Nest Harbor [Stafford County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Crows Nest Harbor
      • Crows Nest Harbor [Stafford County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the northeast of North Potomac
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Crows Nest Harbor have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Crows Nest Harbor
    • Deacon Woods [Stafford County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Deacon Woods
      • Deacon Woods [Stafford County] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the southwest of North Potomac
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Deacon Woods have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Deacon Woods
    • Deer Forest [Stafford County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Deer Forest
      • Deer Forest [Stafford County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the south of North Potomac
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Deer Forest have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Deer Forest
    • Fall Run Park [Stafford County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Fall Run Park
      • Fall Run Park [Stafford County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the west of North Potomac
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Fall Run Park have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Fall Run Park
    • Ferry Farm [Stafford County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ferry Farm
      • Ferry Farm [Stafford County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the south of North Potomac
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Ferry Farm have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ferry Farm
    • Ferry Road [Stafford County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ferry Road
      • Ferry Road [Stafford County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the south of North Potomac
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Ferry Road have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ferry Road
    • Fines Corner [Stafford County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Fines Corner
      • Fines Corner [Stafford County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the southeast of North Potomac
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Fines Corner have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Fines Corner
    • Fredericksburg [Fredericksburg City]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Fredericksburg
      • Fredericksburg [Fredericksburg City] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the southwest of North Potomac
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 29,492 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Fredericksburg
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Fredericksburg<3>
    • Hazel Hill [Fredericksburg City]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hazel Hill
      • Hazel Hill [Fredericksburg City] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the southwest of North Potomac
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hazel Hill have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hazel Hill
    • Heather Hills [Stafford County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Heather Hills
      • Heather Hills [Stafford County] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the southwest of North Potomac
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Heather Hills have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Heather Hills
    • Heritage Commons [Stafford County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Heritage Commons
      • Heritage Commons [Stafford County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the west of North Potomac
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Heritage Commons have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Heritage Commons
    • Hickory Ridge [Stafford County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hickory Ridge
      • Hickory Ridge [Stafford County] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the northwest of North Potomac
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hickory Ridge have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hickory Ridge
    • High School Heights [Stafford County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for High School Heights
      • High School Heights [Stafford County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the west of North Potomac
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for High School Heights have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on High School Heights
    • Hollyridge [Stafford County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hollyridge
      • Hollyridge [Stafford County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the south of North Potomac
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hollyridge have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hollyridge
    • Little Falls Village [Stafford County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Little Falls Village
      • Little Falls Village [Stafford County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the south of North Potomac
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Little Falls Village have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Little Falls Village
    • Locust Knolls [Stafford County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Locust Knolls
      • Locust Knolls [Stafford County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the west of North Potomac
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Locust Knolls have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Locust Knolls
    • Misty Forest [Stafford County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Misty Forest
      • Misty Forest [Stafford County] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the west of North Potomac
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Misty Forest have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Misty Forest
    • Ridge Pointe [Stafford County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ridge Pointe
      • Ridge Pointe [Stafford County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the southwest of North Potomac
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Ridge Pointe have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ridge Pointe
    • Spring Valley [Stafford County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Spring Valley
      • Spring Valley [Stafford County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the west of North Potomac
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Spring Valley have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Spring Valley
    • Stones Corner [Stafford County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Stones Corner
      • Stones Corner [Stafford County] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the southeast of North Potomac
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Stones Corner have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Stones Corner
    • Sycamore Ridge [Stafford County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sycamore Ridge
      • Sycamore Ridge [Stafford County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the southeast of North Potomac
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Sycamore Ridge have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sycamore Ridge
    • Walnut Hill [Stafford County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Walnut Hill
      • Walnut Hill [Stafford County] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the southwest of North Potomac
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Walnut Hill have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Walnut Hill
    • Will-More [Stafford County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Will-More
      • Will-More [Stafford County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the south of North Potomac
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Will-More have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Will-More
    • Woodlawn [Stafford County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Woodlawn
      • Woodlawn [Stafford County] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the southwest of North Potomac
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Woodlawn have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Woodlawn

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 North Potomac. 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.

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    • John Wilkes Booth     (Presidental assassin, actor)
      • Presidental assassin, actor. He was born in Bel Air (MD) on January 10, 1838 (a Wednesday) and died in Port Royal (VA) on April 26, 1865 (a Wednesday) at the age of 27. He is buried at Green Mount Cemetery (Baltimore City, Maryland).
      • Port Royal is located 17 miles [27.4 km] to the southeast of North Potomac.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: John Wilkes Booth<4>
    • James Madison     (4th President of the US (1809 - 1817))
      • 4th President of the US (1809 - 1817). He was born in Port Conway (VA) on March 16, 1751 (a Tueday) and died in Montpelier Station (VA) on June 28, 1836 (a Tueday) at the age of 85.
      • Port Conway is located 17 miles [27.4 km] to the southeast of North Potomac.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: James Madison<4>
    • James Monroe     (5th President of the US (1817 - 1825))
      • 5th President of the US (1817 - 1825). He was born in Monroe Hall (VA) on April 28, 1758 (a Friday) and died on July 4, 1831 (a Monday) at the age of 73. He is buried at Hollywood Cemetery (Richmond City, Virginia).
      • Monroe Hall is located 24 miles [38.6 km] to the east of North Potomac.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: James Monroe<4>
    • George Washington     (1st President of the US (1789 - 1797))
      • 1st President of the US (1789 - 1797). He was born in Colonial Beach (VA) on February 22, 1732 (a Friday) and died in Mount Vernon (VA) on December 14, 1799 (a Saturday) at the age of 67.
      • Colonial Beach is located 25 miles [40.2 km] to the east of North Potomac.
      • Mount Vernon is located 31 miles [49.9 km] to the northeast of North Potomac.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: George Washington<4>

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

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

  • View Our List ...
    • Stafford, which is the Seat of Stafford County and lies just to the North.
    • Richmond, which is the State Capital of Virginia, lies 55 miles [88.5 km]<1> to the south (S). If you could walk a straight line from North Potomac to Richmond, with an average speed<5> 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 43 miles [69.2 km] to the north northeast (NNE). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take less than an hour, a buggy would take just about two full days and walking would take about three full days.
    • The shortest distance<6> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 5,937 miles [9,554.7 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<7>
    • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 6,641 miles [10,687.7 km] and it lies to the east northeast (ENE).<8>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 4,518 miles [7,271 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<9>

Other Roadside Stops ...

Cities, Towns and Villages of Virginia

About Stafford County

About Virginia

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Stafford County: www.co.stafford.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 from Point A (ie- North Potomac) to Point B.If you need the driving distance, we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for North Potomac. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from North PotomacOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in North Potomac. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 38.3437, Longitude: -77.4186       In this case, the coordinates for North Potomac 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>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.
<5>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.
<6>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 Potomac to the Middle East to be East and South, the Great Circle Route actually lies to the North and East.
<7>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Jerusalem is 308.147 degrees.
<8>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 303.646 degrees.
<9>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 305.084 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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