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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 Northwood Heights, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Northwood 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 Northwood Heights:
    • 37.358196, -79.523922
    • 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 Northwood 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

Communities Also Named Northwood Heights ...

We have found two communities that share the name Northwood Heights.

Within Virginia, the name Northwood Heights is unique.

Beyond Virginia, we know of another two communities that are located throughout in the United States.

  • Communities Elsewhere In North America ...
    • California
      • Sonoma County
      • This Northwood Heights is located in Sonoma County and lies 2,347 miles [3,777.1 km]<1> to the west northwest of the Northwood Heights that is located in Bedford County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Northwood Heights
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Sonoma County community of Northwood Heights.
    • Pennsylvania
      • Northampton County
      • This Northwood Heights is located in Northampton County and lies 324 miles [521.4 km]<1> to the northeast of the Northwood Heights that is located in Bedford County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Northwood Heights
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Northampton County community of Northwood Heights.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Northwood 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.

  • Big Otter Mill (2 miles [3.2 km] to the northeast)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Big Otter Mill
    • Big Otter Mill lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the northeast of Northwood Heights and is located in Bedford County
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Big Otter Mill have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Big Otter Mill
  • Centerville (less than 2 miles to the northeast)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Centerville
    • Centerville lies less than 2 miles<1> to the northeast of Northwood Heights and is located in Bedford County
    • 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 Google Maps centered on Centerville
  • Five Forks (5 miles [8 km] to the south)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Five Forks
    • Five Forks lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the south of Northwood Heights and is located in Bedford County
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Five Forks have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Five Forks
  • Goode (7 miles [11.3 km] to the east)
  • Joppa Mill (7 miles [11.3 km] to the southwest)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Joppa Mill
    • Joppa Mill lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the southwest of Northwood Heights and is located in Bedford County
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Joppa Mill
  • Otter Hill (8 miles [12.9 km] to the southeast)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Otter Hill
    • Otter Hill lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the southeast of Northwood Heights and is located in Bedford County
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Otter Hill have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Otter Hill
  • Otterville (5 miles [8 km] to the north)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Otterville
    • Otterville lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the north of Northwood Heights and is located in Bedford County
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Otterville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Otterville
  • Peaksville (3 miles [4.8 km] to the north)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Peaksville
    • Peaksville lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the north of Northwood Heights and is located in Bedford County
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Peaksville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Peaksville
  • Rocky Ford (7 miles [11.3 km] to the southwest)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rocky Ford
    • Rocky Ford lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the southwest of Northwood Heights and is located in Bedford County
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Rocky Ford have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rocky Ford
  • Union (8 miles [12.9 km] to the west)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Union
    • Union lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the west of Northwood Heights and is located in Bedford County
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Union have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Union

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

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

  • View Our List ...
    • Richmond, which is the State Capital of Virginia, lies 115 miles [185.1 km]<1> to the east (E). If you could drive a straight line from Northwood Heights to Richmond, with an average speed<4>of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, it would take about two hours to make the trip. A comfortable walk of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour would take 7 days. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take 5 days.
    • The White House (Washington, DC) is 171 miles [275.2 km] to the northeast (NE). Driving would take about three hours, a buggy would take 7 days and walking would take 10 days.
    • The shortest distance<5> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 6,069 miles [9,767.1 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<6>
    • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 6,774 miles [10,901.7 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<7>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 4,651 miles [7,485.1 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<8>

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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 things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Northwood Heights) to Point B.Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Northwood Heights. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 37.3582, Longitude: -79.5239       In this case, the coordinates for Northwood 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 Northwood 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 309.424 degrees.
<7>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 304.954 degrees.
<8>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 306.302 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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