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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 Hills, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Northwood Hills 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 Hills:
    • 39.311768, -78.331672
    • 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 Hills
  • 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 Hills ...

We have found five communities that share the name Northwood Hills.

Within Virginia, the name Northwood Hills is unique.

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

  • Communities Elsewhere In North America ...
    • Alabama
      • Lauderdale County
      • This Northwood Hills is located in Lauderdale County and lies 600 miles [965.6 km]<1> to the west southwest of the Northwood Hills that is located in Frederick County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Northwood Hills
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Lauderdale County community of Northwood Hills.
    • Indiana
      • Hamilton County
      • This Northwood Hills is located in Hamilton County and lies 413 miles [664.7 km]<1> to the west of the Northwood Hills that is located in Frederick County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Northwood Hills
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Hamilton County community of Northwood Hills.
    • Mississippi
      • Harrison 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 Mississippi community of Northwood Hills [Harrison County].
      • Oktibbeha County
      • This Northwood Hills is located in Oktibbeha County and lies 708 miles [1,139.4 km]<1> to the west southwest of the Northwood Hills that is located in Frederick County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Northwood Hills
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Oktibbeha County community of Northwood Hills.
    • South Carolina
      • Greenville County
      • This Northwood Hills is located in Greenville County and lies 378 miles [608.3 km]<1> to the southwest of the Northwood Hills that is located in Frederick County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Northwood Hills
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Greenville County community of Northwood Hills.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Northwood Hills ...

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.

  • Cold Stream (6 miles [9.7 km] to the west)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cold Stream
    • Cold Stream lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the west of Northwood Hills and is located in Hampshire County
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cold Stream have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cold Stream
  • Cross Junction (2 miles [3.2 km] to the east)
  • Good (3 miles [4.8 km] to the northwest)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Good
    • Good lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the northwest of Northwood Hills and is located in Frederick County
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Good have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Good
  • Gore (3 miles [4.8 km] to the south)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Gore
    • Gore lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the south of Northwood Hills and is located in Frederick County
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Gore have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Gore
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Gore<4>
  • Hayfield (5 miles [8 km] to the southeast)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hayfield
    • Hayfield lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the southeast of Northwood Hills and is located in Frederick County
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hayfield
  • High View (6 miles [9.7 km] to the southwest)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for High View
    • High View lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the southwest of Northwood Hills and is located in Hampshire County
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for High View have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on High View
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for High View<4>
  • Indian Hollow (6 miles [9.7 km] to the southeast)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Indian Hollow
    • Indian Hollow lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the southeast of Northwood Hills and is located in Frederick County
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Indian Hollow have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Indian Hollow
  • Indian Lake (5 miles [8 km] to the southeast)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Indian Lake
    • Indian Lake lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the southeast of Northwood Hills and is located in Frederick County
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Indian Lake have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Indian Lake
  • Light (5 miles [8 km] to the east) - Historic
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Light
    • Light was located 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the east of Northwood Hills and is located in Frederick County
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Light have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
  • Nordic Village (less than 2 miles to the east)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Nordic Village
    • Nordic Village lies less than 2 miles<1> to the east of Northwood Hills and is located in Frederick County
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Nordic Village have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Nordic Village
  • Rolling Hills (less than 2 miles to the southeast)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rolling Hills
    • Rolling Hills lies less than 2 miles<1> to the southeast of Northwood Hills and is located in Frederick County
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Rolling Hills have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rolling Hills
  • Timber Ridge (less than 2 miles to the northwest)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Timber Ridge
    • Timber Ridge lies less than 2 miles<1> to the northwest of Northwood Hills and is located in Frederick County
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Timber Ridge have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Timber Ridge
  • Wildwood Hills (less than 2 miles to the southwest)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Wildwood Hills
    • Wildwood Hills lies less than 2 miles<1> to the southwest of Northwood Hills and is located in Frederick County
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Wildwood Hills have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Wildwood Hills

How Far From Northwood Hills to ...

We spend a lot of time looking through Gazetteers & Almanacs 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 Hills to various places of note, such as the White House.

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

  • View Our List ...
    • Richmond, which is the State Capital of Virginia, lies 131 miles [210.8 km]<1> to the south southeast (SSE). If you could drive a straight line from Northwood Hills to Richmond, with an average speed<5>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 75 miles [120.7 km] to the east southeast (ESE). Driving would take less than two hours, a buggy would take most of three days and walking would take 5 days.
    • The shortest distance<6> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 5,934 miles [9,549.8 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<7>
    • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 6,644 miles [10,692.5 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<8>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 4,520 miles [7,274.2 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<9>

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Notable Births & Deaths for Northwood Hills

Mentions & References for Northwood Hills

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About Frederick County

About Virginia

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

The official website for Frederick County: www.co.frederick.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 obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Northwood Hills) to Point B.Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Northwood Hills. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 39.3118, Longitude: -78.3317       In this case, the coordinates for Northwood Hills have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<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 Rock Creek to see Pete ... Rock 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 Northwood Hills 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>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<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 Northwood Hills 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 308.635 degrees.
<8>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 304.349 degrees.
<9>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 305.108 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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