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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 Port Conway, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Port Conway 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 Port Conway:
    • 38.179141, -77.185337
    • 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 Port Conway
  • 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 Port Conway ...

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.

  • Cash Corner [Caroline County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cash Corner
    • Cash Corner [Caroline County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the southwest of Port Conway
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cash Corner have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cash Corner
  • Goldmans Corner [Caroline County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Goldmans Corner
    • Goldmans Corner [Caroline County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the south of Port Conway
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Goldmans Corner have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Goldmans Corner
  • Haymount [Caroline County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Haymount
    • Haymount [Caroline County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the northwest of Port Conway
    • 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 northwest of Port Conway
    • 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
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    • Lent [Caroline County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lent
      • Lent [Caroline County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the southwest of Port Conway
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lent have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lent
    • Office Hall [King George County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Office Hall
      • Office Hall [King George County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the northeast of Port Conway
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Office Hall have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Office Hall
    • Park [King George County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Park
      • Park [King George County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the northwest of Port Conway
      • 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
    • Samuels Corner [Caroline County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Samuels Corner
      • Samuels Corner [Caroline County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the west of Port Conway
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Samuels Corner
    • Welcome [King George County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Welcome
      • Welcome [King George County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the northeast of Port Conway
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Welcome have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Welcome

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 Port Conway. 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.

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    • 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 Less than 2 miles to the southwest of Port Conway.
      • 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 on March 16, 1751 (a Tueday) and died in Montpelier Station (VA) on June 28, 1836 (a Tueday) at the age of 85.
      • 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 11 miles [17.7 km] to the east of Port Conway.
      • 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 12 miles [19.3 km] to the northeast of Port Conway.
      • Mount Vernon is located 38 miles [61.2 km] to the north of Port Conway.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: George Washington<3>

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

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

  • View Our List ...
    • King George, which is the Seat of King George County and lies just to the North.
    • Richmond, which is the State Capital of Virginia, lies 46 miles [74 km]<1> to the south southwest (SSW). If you could walk a straight line from Port Conway to Richmond, with an average speed<4> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take about three full days to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take most of two days.
    • The White House (Washington, DC) is 50 miles [80.5 km] to the north (N). 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 most of three days.
    • The shortest distance<5> 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).<6>
    • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 6,636 miles [10,679.6 km] and it lies to the east northeast (ENE).<7>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 4,514 miles [7,264.6 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<8>

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About King George County

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Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for King George County: www.king-george.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 drawn from Point A (ie- Port Conway) 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 Port Conway. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Port ConwayOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Port Conway. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 38.1791, Longitude: -77.1853    
<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 Port Conway 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 308.019 degrees.
<7>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 303.476 degrees.
<8>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 305.049 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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