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As we travel, we like to pursue some of our interests (such as astronomy and bird watching).

When in Pleasant View, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Pleasant View 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 Pleasant View:
    • 37.606062, -79.243780
    • 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 Pleasant View
  • 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 Pleasant View ...

We found 59 communities that share the name Pleasant View.

Within Virginia, the name Pleasant View is unique.

Beyond Virginia, we know of another 59 communities that are located throughout in the United States and Canada. Of these 59 communities, 57 are located in the United States and two are in Canada.

  • Communities Elsewhere In North America ...
    • Alabama
      • Cullman County
      • This Pleasant View is located in Cullman County and lies 480 miles [772.5 km]<1> to the west southwest of the Pleasant View that is located in Amherst County.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Cullman County community of Pleasant View.
    • Arkansas
      • Franklin County
      • This Pleasant View is located in Franklin County and lies 831 miles [1,337.4 km]<1> to the west of the Pleasant View that is located in Amherst County.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Franklin County community of Pleasant View.
      • Pulaski County
      • This Pleasant View is located in Pulaski County and lies 758 miles [1,219.9 km] to the west of the Pleasant View that is located in Amherst County.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Pulaski County community of Pleasant View.
    • California
      • Tulare County
      • This Pleasant View is located in Tulare County and lies 2,168 miles [3,489.1 km]<1> to the west of the Pleasant View that is located in Amherst County.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Tulare County community of Pleasant View.
    • Colorado
      • Jefferson County
      • This Pleasant View is located in Jefferson County and lies 1,400 miles [2,253.1 km]<1> to the west northwest of the Pleasant View that is located in Amherst County.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Jefferson County community of Pleasant View.
      • Montezuma County
      • This Pleasant View is located in Montezuma County and lies 1,608 miles [2,587.8 km] to the west of the Pleasant View that is located in Amherst County.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Montezuma County community of Pleasant View.
    • Georgia
      • Hall County
      • This Pleasant View is located in Hall County and lies 349 miles [561.7 km]<1> to the southwest of the Pleasant View that is located in Amherst County.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Hall County community of Pleasant View.
    • Idaho
      • Kootenai County
      • This Pleasant View is located in Kootenai County and lies 2,017 miles [3,246 km]<1> to the west northwest of the Pleasant View that is located in Amherst County.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Kootenai County community of Pleasant View.
    • Illinois
      • Schuyler County
      • This Pleasant View is located in Schuyler County and lies 627 miles [1,009.1 km]<1> to the west northwest of the Pleasant View that is located in Amherst County.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Schuyler County community of Pleasant View.
    • Indiana
      • Hamilton County
      • This Pleasant View is located in Hamilton County and lies 397 miles [638.9 km]<1> to the west northwest of the Pleasant View that is located in Amherst County.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Hamilton County community of Pleasant View.
      • Shelby County
      • This Pleasant View is located in Shelby County and lies 388 miles [624.4 km] to the west northwest of the Pleasant View that is located in Amherst County.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Shelby County community of Pleasant View.
      • Wabash 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 Indiana community of Pleasant View [Wabash County].
    • Iowa
      • Davis County
      • This community is historic<3> and we have very little information. For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Iowa community of Pleasant View [Davis County].
    • Kansas
      • Cherokee 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 Kansas community of Pleasant View [Cherokee County].
      • Johnson County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information. For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Kansas community of Pleasant View [Johnson County].
    • Kentucky
      • Whitley County
      • This Pleasant View is located in Whitley County and lies 276 miles [444.2 km]<1> to the west of the Pleasant View that is located in Amherst County.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Whitley County community of Pleasant View.
    • Maryland
      • Cecil County
      • This Pleasant View is located in Cecil County and lies 220 miles [354.1 km]<1> to the northeast of the Pleasant View that is located in Amherst County.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Cecil County community of Pleasant View.
      • Frederick County
      • This Pleasant View is located in Frederick County and lies 149 miles [239.8 km] to the northeast of the Pleasant View that is located in Amherst County.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Frederick County community of Pleasant View.
      • Howard County
      • This Pleasant View is located in Howard County and lies 173 miles [278.4 km] to the northeast of the Pleasant View that is located in Amherst County.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Howard County community of Pleasant View.
    • Massachusetts
      • Bristol 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 Pleasant View [Bristol County].
    • Michigan
      • Berrien 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 Michigan community of Pleasant View [Berrien County].
      • Emmet County
      • This Pleasant View is located in Emmet County and lies 618 miles [994.6 km]<1> to the north northwest of the Pleasant View that is located in Amherst County.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Emmet County community of Pleasant View.
    • Missouri
      • Cedar County
      • This community is historic<3> and although located in Cedar County, we don't know where within the county.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Cedar County community of Pleasant View.
      • Ray County
      • Although located in Ray County, we don't know the location within the county.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Ray County community of Pleasant View.
    • Montana
      • Dawson County
      • This Pleasant View is located in Dawson County and lies 1,455 miles [2,341.6 km]<1> to the northwest of the Pleasant View that is located in Amherst County.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Dawson County community of Pleasant View.
    • New York
      • Onondaga County
      • This Pleasant View is located in Onondaga County and lies 410 miles [659.8 km]<1> to the north northeast of the Pleasant View that is located in Amherst County.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Onondaga County community of Pleasant View.
    • North Carolina
      • Tyrrell County
      • This Pleasant View is located in Tyrrell County and lies 204 miles [328.3 km]<1> to the southeast of the Pleasant View that is located in Amherst County.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Tyrrell County community of Pleasant View.
      • Wayne County
      • This Pleasant View is located in Wayne County and lies 168 miles [270.4 km] to the south southeast of the Pleasant View that is located in Amherst County.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Wayne County community of Pleasant View.
    • Ohio
      • Fayette County
      • This Pleasant View is located in Fayette County and lies 276 miles [444.2 km]<1> to the west northwest of the Pleasant View that is located in Amherst County.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Fayette County community of Pleasant View.
      • Greene County
      • This Pleasant View is located in Greene County and lies 298 miles [479.6 km] to the west northwest of the Pleasant View that is located in Amherst County.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Greene County community of Pleasant View.
      • Stark County
      • This Pleasant View is located in Stark County and lies 249 miles [400.7 km] to the north northwest of the Pleasant View that is located in Amherst County.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Stark County community of Pleasant View.
    • Ontario
      • This Pleasant View lies 577 miles [928.6 km]<1> to the north of the Pleasant View that is located in Amherst County.
    • Pennsylvania
      • Armstrong County
      • This Pleasant View is located in Armstrong County and lies 208 miles [334.7 km]<1> to the north of the Pleasant View that is located in Amherst County.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Armstrong County community of Pleasant View.
      • Centre County
      • This Pleasant View is located in Centre County and lies 242 miles [389.5 km] to the north northeast of the Pleasant View that is located in Amherst County.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Centre County community of Pleasant View.
      • Dauphin County
      • This Pleasant View is located in Dauphin County and lies 227 miles [365.3 km] to the northeast of the Pleasant View that is located in Amherst County.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Dauphin County community of Pleasant View.
      • Franklin County
      • This Pleasant View is located in Franklin County and lies 180 miles [289.7 km] to the north northeast of the Pleasant View that is located in Amherst County.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Franklin County community of Pleasant View.
      • Juniata County
      • This Pleasant View is located in Juniata County and lies 218 miles [350.8 km] to the north northeast of the Pleasant View that is located in Amherst County.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Juniata County community of Pleasant View.
      • York County
      • This Pleasant View is located in York County and lies 213 miles [342.8 km] to the northeast of the Pleasant View that is located in Amherst County.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the York County community of Pleasant View.
    • Prince Edward Island
      • This Pleasant View lies 999 miles [1,607.7 km]<1> to the northeast of the Pleasant View that is located in Amherst County.
    • Rhode Island
      • Providence 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 Rhode Island community of Pleasant View [Providence County].
    • South Carolina
      • Florence County
      • This community is historic<3> and we have very little information. For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the South Carolina community of Pleasant View [Florence County].
      • Horry County
      • This Pleasant View is located in Horry County and lies 242 miles [389.5 km]<1> to the south of the Pleasant View that is located in Amherst County.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Horry County community of Pleasant View.
      • Pickens County
      • This Pleasant View is located in Pickens County and lies 266 miles [428.1 km] to the southwest of the Pleasant View that is located in Amherst County.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Pickens County community of Pleasant View.
    • Tennessee
      • Cannon County
      • This Pleasant View is located in Cannon County and lies 395 miles [635.7 km]<1> to the west southwest of the Pleasant View that is located in Amherst County.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Cannon County community of Pleasant View.
      • Cheatham County
      • This Pleasant View is located in Cheatham County and lies 438 miles [704.9 km] to the west of the Pleasant View that is located in Amherst County.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Cheatham County community of Pleasant View.
      • Greene County
      • This Pleasant View is located in Greene County and lies 217 miles [349.2 km] to the west southwest of the Pleasant View that is located in Amherst County.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Greene County community of Pleasant View.
      • Hamblen County
      • This Pleasant View is located in Hamblen County and lies 251 miles [403.9 km] to the west southwest of the Pleasant View that is located in Amherst County.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Hamblen County community of Pleasant View.
      • Loudon County
      • This Pleasant View is located in Loudon County and lies 305 miles [490.8 km] to the west southwest of the Pleasant View that is located in Amherst County.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Loudon County community of Pleasant View.
      • Putnam County
      • This Pleasant View is located in Putnam County and lies 358 miles [576.1 km] to the west southwest of the Pleasant View that is located in Amherst County.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Putnam County community of Pleasant View.
      • Rutherford County
      • This Pleasant View is located in Rutherford County and lies 409 miles [658.2 km] to the west southwest of the Pleasant View that is located in Amherst County.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Rutherford County community of Pleasant View.
    • Utah
      • Davis County
      • This Pleasant View is located in Davis County and lies 1,756 miles [2,826 km]<1> to the west northwest of the Pleasant View that is located in Amherst County.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Davis County community of Pleasant View.
      • Utah County
      • This Pleasant View is located in Utah County and lies 1,740 miles [2,800.3 km] to the west northwest of the Pleasant View that is located in Amherst County.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Utah County community of Pleasant View.
      • Weber County
      • This Pleasant View is located in Weber County and lies 1,754 miles [2,822.8 km] to the west northwest of the Pleasant View that is located in Amherst County.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Weber County community of Pleasant View.
    • Washington
      • Walla Walla 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 Washington community of Pleasant View [Walla Walla County].
    • West Virginia
      • Jackson County
      • This Pleasant View is located in Jackson County and lies 165 miles [265.5 km]<1> to the northwest of the Pleasant View that is located in Amherst County.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Jackson County community of Pleasant View.
      • Lincoln County
      • This Pleasant View is located in Lincoln County and lies 166 miles [267.2 km] to the west northwest of the Pleasant View that is located in Amherst County.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Lincoln County community of Pleasant View.
      • Marion County
      • This Pleasant View is located in Marion County and lies 142 miles [228.5 km] to the north northwest of the Pleasant View that is located in Amherst County.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Marion County community of Pleasant View.
      • Wood County
      • This Pleasant View is located in Wood County and lies 167 miles [268.8 km] to the northwest of the Pleasant View that is located in Amherst County.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Wood County community of Pleasant View.
    • Wisconsin
      • Jackson 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 Wisconsin community of Pleasant View [Jackson County].

Curious and Interesting Names Near Pleasant View ...

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.

  • Coolwell
    (9 miles [14.5 km] to the southeast)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Coolwell have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Coolwell
    • Coolwell is located in Amherst County
  • Eagles Eyrie
    (8 miles [12.9 km] to the south)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Eagles Eyrie have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Eagles Eyrie
    • Eagles Eyrie is located in Bedford County
  • Fancy Hill
    (7 miles [11.3 km] to the northeast)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Fancy Hill have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Fancy Hill
    • Fancy Hill is located in Amherst County
  • Five Forks
    (9 miles [14.5 km] to the southeast)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Five Forks have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Five Forks
    • Five Forks is located in Amherst County
  • Forks of Buffalo
    (5 miles [8 km] to the north)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Forks of Buffalo
    • Forks of Buffalo is located in Amherst County
  • Ivanhoe Forest
    (10 miles [16.1 km] to the southeast)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Ivanhoe Forest have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ivanhoe Forest
    • Ivanhoe Forest is located in Amherst County
  • Major
    (7 miles [11.3 km] to the southwest)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Major have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Major
    • Major is located in Bedford County
  • Monitor
    (8 miles [12.9 km] to the east)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Monitor have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Monitor
    • Monitor is located in Amherst County
  • Salt Creek
    (6 miles [9.7 km] to the south)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Salt Creek have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Salt Creek
    • Salt Creek is located in Amherst County
  • Sweet Briar Station
    (9 miles [14.5 km] to the east)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sweet Briar Station
    • Sweet Briar Station is located in Amherst County
  • Willow
    (5 miles [8 km] to the north)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Willow have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Willow
    • Willow is located in Amherst County

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

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

  • Amherst, which is the Seat of Amherst County, lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the east. If you could walk a straight line from Pleasant View to Amherst, with an average speed<5> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take four to five hours to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take a little over three hours.
  • Richmond, which is the State Capital of Virginia, lies 99 miles [159.3 km] to the east (E). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take less than two hours, a buggy would take three full days and walking would take 6 days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC) is 149 miles [239.8 km] to the northeast (NE). Driving would take less than three hours, a buggy would take 6 days and walking would take 9 days.
  • The shortest distance<6> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 6,047 miles [9,731.7 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<7>
  • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 6,752 miles [10,866.3 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<8>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 4,629 miles [7,449.7 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<9>

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

The official website for Amherst County: www.countyofamherst.com/

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 obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Pleasant View) to Point B.Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Pleasant View. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 37.6061, Longitude: -79.2438       In this case, the coordinates for Pleasant View 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 Mile's to see Pete ... Mile's 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 Pleasant View 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>We use the term 'Historic' broadly and it generally means that the community no longer exists. However, it can also mean that the community might still exist, but was significantly larger or had a more 'official' existence in the past than it does now. Unfortunately our sources of data have proven to be unreliable. If you can provide us with more specific information about Pleasant View, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.
<4>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 found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.
<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 Pleasant View 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 309.252 degrees.
<8>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 304.794 degrees.
<9>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 306.102 degrees.









 

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