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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 Northridge, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Northridge 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 Northridge:
    • 38.346724, -77.449487
    • 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 Northridge
  • 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 Northridge ...

We have found fourteen communities that share the name Northridge.

Within Virginia, the name Northridge is unique.

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

  • Communities Elsewhere In North America ...
    • British Columbia
      • This Northridge lies 2,358 miles [3,794.8 km]<1> to the northwest of the Northridge that is located in Stafford County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Northridge
    • California
      • Los Angeles County
      • This Northridge is located in Los Angeles County and lies 2,284 miles [3,675.7 km]<1> to the west of the Northridge that is located in Stafford County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Northridge
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Los Angeles County community of Northridge.
    • Colorado
      • El Paso County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<2> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Colorado community of Northridge [El Paso County].
    • Delaware
      • Kent County
      • This Northridge is located in Kent County and lies 117 miles [188.3 km]<1> to the east northeast of the Northridge that is located in Stafford County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Northridge
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Kent County community of Northridge.
    • Georgia
      • Clarke County
      • This Northridge is located in Clarke County and lies 448 miles [721 km]<1> to the southwest of the Northridge that is located in Stafford County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Northridge
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Clarke County community of Northridge.
      • Fayette County
      • This Northridge is located in Fayette County and lies 513 miles [825.6 km] to the southwest of the Northridge that is located in Stafford County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Northridge
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Fayette County community of Northridge.
    • Illinois
      • Adams County
      • This Northridge is located in Adams County and lies 754 miles [1,213.4 km]<1> to the west northwest of the Northridge that is located in Stafford County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Northridge
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Adams County community of Northridge.
    • Maryland
      • Harford County
      • This Northridge is located in Harford County and lies 100 miles [160.9 km]<1> to the northeast of the Northridge that is located in Stafford County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Northridge
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Harford County community of Northridge.
    • Massachusetts
      • Worcester County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<2> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Massachusetts community of Northridge [Worcester County].
    • North Carolina
      • Rockingham County
      • This Northridge is located in Rockingham County and lies 176 miles [283.2 km]<1> to the southwest of the Northridge that is located in Stafford County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Northridge
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Rockingham County community of Northridge.
    • Ohio
      • Clark County
      • This Northridge is located in Clark County and lies 357 miles [574.5 km]<1> to the west northwest of the Northridge that is located in Stafford County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Northridge
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Clark County community of Northridge.
      • Montgomery County
      • This Northridge is located in Montgomery County and lies 375 miles [603.5 km] to the west northwest of the Northridge that is located in Stafford County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Northridge
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Montgomery County community of Northridge.
    • Texas
      • Starr County
      • This Northridge is located in Starr County and lies 1,496 miles [2,407.6 km]<1> to the west southwest of the Northridge that is located in Stafford County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Northridge
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Starr County community of Northridge.
    • Utah
      • Weber County
      • This Northridge is located in Weber County and lies 1,828 miles [2,941.9 km]<1> to the west northwest of the Northridge that is located in Stafford County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Northridge
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Weber County community of Northridge.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Northridge ...

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.

  • Chapel View [Stafford County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Chapel View
    • Chapel View [Stafford County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the northwest of Northridge
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Chapel View have been provided by the GNIS.<3> 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 south of Northridge
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Clearview have been provided by the GNIS.<3> 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 less than 2 miles<1> to the northwest of Northridge
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cranes Corner have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cranes Corner
  • Cranewood [Stafford County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cranewood
    • Cranewood [Stafford County] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the northwest of Northridge
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cranewood have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cranewood
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    • Deacon Woods [Stafford County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Deacon Woods
      • Deacon Woods [Stafford County] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the south of Northridge
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Deacon Woods have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Deacon Woods
    • England Run [Stafford County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for England Run
      • England Run [Stafford County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the west of Northridge
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for England Run have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on England Run
    • Fall Run Park [Stafford County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Fall Run Park
      • Fall Run Park [Stafford County] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the southwest of Northridge
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Fall Run Park have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Fall Run Park
    • Heather Hills [Stafford County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Heather Hills
      • Heather Hills [Stafford County] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the south of Northridge
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Heather Hills have been provided by the GNIS.<3> 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 less than 2 miles<1> to the northwest of Northridge
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Heritage Commons have been provided by the GNIS.<3> 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 northeast of Northridge
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hickory Ridge have been provided by the GNIS.<3> 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 less than 2 miles<1> to the southwest of Northridge
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for High School Heights have been provided by the GNIS.<3> 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 Northridge
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hollyridge have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hollyridge
    • Locust Knolls [Stafford County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Locust Knolls
      • Locust Knolls [Stafford County] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the west of Northridge
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Locust Knolls have been provided by the GNIS.<3> 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 east of Northridge
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Misty Forest have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Misty Forest
    • Peacock Station [Stafford County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Peacock Station
      • Peacock Station [Stafford County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the northwest of Northridge
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Peacock Station have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Peacock Station
    • 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 south of Northridge
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Ridge Pointe have been provided by the GNIS.<3> 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 less than 2 miles<1> to the southwest of Northridge
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Spring Valley have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Spring Valley
    • Walnut Hill [Stafford County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Walnut Hill
      • Walnut Hill [Stafford County] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the southeast of Northridge
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Walnut Hill have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Walnut Hill
    • Woodlawn [Stafford County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Woodlawn
      • Woodlawn [Stafford County] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the south of Northridge
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Woodlawn have been provided by the GNIS.<3> 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 Northridge. 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 ...
    • 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 18 miles [29 km] to the southeast of Northridge.
      • 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 18 miles [29 km] to the southeast of Northridge.
      • Montpelier Station is located 40 miles [64.4 km] to the west of Northridge.
      • 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 25 miles [40.2 km] to the east of Northridge.
      • 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 26 miles [41.8 km] to the east of Northridge.
      • Mount Vernon is located 32 miles [51.5 km] to the northeast of Northridge.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: George Washington<4>

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

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

  • View Our List ...
    • Stafford, which is the Seat of Stafford County and lies just to the North Northeast.
    • 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 Northridge 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 44 miles [70.8 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 most of two 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 5,938 miles [9,556.3 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<7>
    • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 6,642 miles [10,689.3 km] and it lies to the east northeast (ENE).<8>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 4,519 miles [7,272.6 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 Northridge. 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- Northridge) 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 Northridge. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from NorthridgeOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Northridge. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 38.3467, Longitude: -77.4495    
<2>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 Northridge 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.
<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>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 Northridge 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 308.165 degrees.
<8>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 303.667 degrees.
<9>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 305.095 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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