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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 Olney Corner, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Olney Corner 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 Olney Corner:
    • 38.235080, -77.327121
    • 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 Olney Corner
  • 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

Curious and Interesting Names Near Olney Corner ...

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.

  • Bullocks Corner [Caroline County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bullocks Corner
    • Bullocks Corner [Caroline County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the south of Olney Corner
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Bullocks Corner have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bullocks Corner
  • Butzner Corner [Stafford County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Butzner Corner
    • Butzner Corner [Stafford County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the northwest of Olney Corner
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Butzner Corner have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Butzner Corner
  • Chapel Heights [Stafford County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Chapel Heights
    • Chapel Heights [Stafford County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the north of Olney Corner
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Chapel Heights have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Chapel Heights
  • Deer Forest [Stafford County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Deer Forest
    • Deer Forest [Stafford County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the northwest of Olney Corner
    • 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
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    • Grandview [Stafford County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Grandview
      • Grandview [Stafford County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the northwest of Olney Corner
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Grandview have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Grandview
    • Graves Corner [King George County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Graves Corner
      • Graves Corner [King George County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the northeast of Olney Corner
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Graves Corner have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Graves Corner
    • Greenfield [Spotsylvania County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Greenfield
      • Greenfield [Spotsylvania County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the west of Olney Corner
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Greenfield have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Greenfield
    • Haymount [Caroline County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Haymount
      • Haymount [Caroline County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the southeast of Olney Corner
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Haymount have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Haymount
    • Hop Yard Landing [King George County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hop Yard Landing
      • Hop Yard Landing [King George County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the east of Olney Corner
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hop Yard Landing have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hop Yard Landing
    • Lambs Creek [King George County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lambs Creek
      • Lambs Creek [King George County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the northeast of Olney Corner
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lambs Creek have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lambs Creek
    • Little Creek [Stafford County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Little Creek
      • Little Creek [Stafford County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the northwest of Olney Corner
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Little Creek have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Little Creek
    • Little Falls [Stafford County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Little Falls
      • Little Falls [Stafford County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the northwest of Olney Corner
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Little Falls have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Little Falls
    • Long Branch [Caroline County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Long Branch
      • Long Branch [Caroline County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the southwest of Olney Corner
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Long Branch have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Long Branch
    • Moss Neck [Caroline County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Moss Neck
      • Moss Neck [Caroline County] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the southeast of Olney Corner
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Moss Neck have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Moss Neck
    • Park [King George County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Park
      • Park [King George County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the east of Olney Corner
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Park have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Park
    • Part Little Falls [Stafford County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Part Little Falls
      • Part Little Falls [Stafford County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the northwest of Olney Corner
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Part Little Falls have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Part Little Falls
    • Pullers Corner [Caroline County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pullers Corner
      • Pullers Corner [Caroline County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the south of Olney Corner
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Pullers Corner have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pullers Corner
    • River Bend [Stafford County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for River Bend
      • River Bend [Stafford County] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the northwest of Olney Corner
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for River Bend have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on River Bend
    • Sales Corner [Caroline County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sales Corner
      • Sales Corner [Caroline County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the south of Olney Corner
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Sales Corner have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sales Corner
    • Samuels Corner [Caroline County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Samuels Corner
      • Samuels Corner [Caroline County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the southeast of Olney Corner
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Samuels Corner
    • Sandy Ridge [Stafford County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sandy Ridge
      • Sandy Ridge [Stafford County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the north of Olney Corner
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Sandy Ridge have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sandy Ridge
    • Sycamore Ridge [Stafford County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sycamore Ridge
      • Sycamore Ridge [Stafford County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the northwest of Olney Corner
      • 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
    • Wildcat Corner [Stafford County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Wildcat Corner
      • Wildcat Corner [Stafford County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the northwest of Olney Corner
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Wildcat Corner have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Wildcat Corner
    • Will-More [Stafford County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Will-More
      • Will-More [Stafford County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the northwest of Olney Corner
      • 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
    • Woodlanding Village [Stafford County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Woodlanding Village
      • Woodlanding Village [Stafford County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the north of Olney Corner
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Woodlanding Village have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Woodlanding Village

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 Olney Corner. 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 8 miles [12.9 km] to the southeast of Olney Corner.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: John Wilkes Booth<3>
    • 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 8 miles [12.9 km] to the southeast of Olney Corner.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: James Madison<3>
    • 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 18 miles [29 km] to the east of Olney Corner.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: James Monroe<3>
    • 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 19 miles [30.6 km] to the east of Olney Corner.
      • Mount Vernon is located 36 miles [57.9 km] to the north of Olney Corner.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: George Washington<3>

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

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

  • View Our List ...
    • Bowling Green, which is the Seat of Caroline County and lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<1> to the south. If you could walk a straight line from Olney Corner to Bowling Green, with an average speed<4> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take five to six hours to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take nearly four hours.
    • Richmond, which is the State Capital of Virginia, lies 48 miles [77.2 km] to the south (S). 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 White House (Washington, DC) is 48 miles [77.2 km] to the north northeast (NNE). Driving 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<5> 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).<6>
    • 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).<7>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 4,518 miles [7,271 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<8>

Other Roadside Stops ...

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About Caroline County

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Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Caroline County: www.co.caroline.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 'straight-line' (or 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- Olney Corner) 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 Olney Corner. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Olney CornerOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Olney Corner. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 38.2351, Longitude: -77.3271    
<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>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.
<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 Olney Corner 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 308.099 degrees.
<7>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 303.576 degrees.
<8>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 305.086 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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