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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 Royal, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Port Royal 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 Royal:
    • 38.170470, -77.190868
    • 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 Royal
  • 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 Port Royal ...

We found twelve communities that share the name Port Royal.

Within Virginia, the name Port Royal is unique.

Beyond Virginia, we know of another twelve communities that are located throughout in the United States and Canada. Of these twelve communities, nine are located in the United States and four are in Canada.

  • Communities Elsewhere In North America ...
    • Alabama
      • Hale County
      • This Port Royal is located in Hale County and lies 705 miles [1,134.6 km]<1> to the west southwest of the Port Royal that is located in Caroline County.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Hale County community of Port Royal.
    • Florida
      • Collier County
      • This Port Royal is located in Collier County and lies 874 miles [1,406.6 km]<1> to the south southwest of the Port Royal that is located in Caroline County.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Collier County community of Port Royal.
    • Georgia
      • Bryan County
      • This Port Royal is located in Bryan County and lies 490 miles [788.6 km]<1> to the south southwest of the Port Royal that is located in Caroline County.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Bryan County community of Port Royal.
    • Kentucky
      • Henry County
      • This Port Royal is located in Henry County and lies 427 miles [687.2 km]<1> to the west of the Port Royal that is located in Caroline County.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Henry County community of Port Royal.
    • Missouri
      • Franklin County
      • This community is historic<2> and we have very little information. For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Missouri community of Port Royal [Franklin County].
    • Newfoundland and Labrador
      • This Port Royal lies 1,327 miles [2,135.6 km]<1> to the northeast of the Port Royal that is located in Caroline County.
    • Nova Scotia
      • This Port Royal lies 749 miles [1,205.4 km]<1> to the northeast of the Port Royal that is located in Caroline County.
    • Ontario
      • This Port Royal lies 351 miles [564.9 km]<1> to the north northwest of the Port Royal that is located in Caroline County.
    • Pennsylvania
      • Juniata County
      • This Port Royal is located in Juniata County and lies 163 miles [262.3 km]<1> to the north of the Port Royal that is located in Caroline County.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Juniata County community of Port Royal.
      • Westmoreland County
      • This Port Royal is located in Westmoreland County and lies 195 miles [313.8 km] to the northwest of the Port Royal that is located in Caroline County.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Westmoreland County community of Port Royal.
    • South Carolina
      • Beaufort County
      • This Port Royal is located in Beaufort County and lies 445 miles [716.2 km]<1> to the south southwest of the Port Royal that is located in Caroline County.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Beaufort County community of Port Royal.
    • Tennessee
      • Montgomery County
      • This Port Royal is located in Montgomery County and lies 557 miles [896.4 km]<1> to the west of the Port Royal that is located in Caroline County.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Montgomery County community of Port Royal.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Port Royal ...

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
    (4 miles [6.4 km] to the southwest)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cash Corner have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cash Corner
    • Cash Corner is located in Caroline County
  • Daniel Corner
    (6 miles [9.7 km] to the south)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Daniel Corner have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Daniel Corner
    • Daniel Corner is located in Caroline County
  • Goldmans Corner
    (4 miles [6.4 km] to the south)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Goldmans Corner have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Goldmans Corner
    • Goldmans Corner is located in Caroline County
  • Haymount
    (4 miles [6.4 km] to the northwest)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Haymount have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Haymount
    • Haymount is located in Caroline County
  • Hicks Mill
    (6 miles [9.7 km] to the southwest)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hicks Mill have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hicks Mill
    • Hicks Mill is located in Caroline County
  • Hop Yard Landing
    (5 miles [8 km] to the north)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hop Yard Landing have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hop Yard Landing
    • Hop Yard Landing is located in King George County
  • King George
    (6 miles [9.7 km] to the north)
  • Lent
    (3 miles [4.8 km] to the southwest)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lent have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lent
    • Lent is located in Caroline County
  • Martins Corner
    (5 miles [8 km] to the south)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Martins Corner have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Martins Corner
    • Martins Corner is located in Caroline County
  • Moss Neck
    (6 miles [9.7 km] to the northwest)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Moss Neck have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Moss Neck
    • Moss Neck is located in Caroline County
  • Office Hall
    (5 miles [8 km] to the northeast)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Office Hall have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Office Hall
    • Office Hall is located in King George County
  • Park
    (3 miles [4.8 km] to the northwest)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Park have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Park
    • Park is located in King George County
  • Continue List   (4 more) ...
    • Penny Corner
      (6 miles [9.7 km] to the south)
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Penny Corner have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Penny Corner
      • Penny Corner is located in Caroline County
    • Sales Corner
      (6 miles [9.7 km] to the west)
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Sales Corner have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sales Corner
      • Sales Corner is located in Caroline County
    • Samuels Corner
      (3 miles [4.8 km] to the west)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Samuels Corner
      • Samuels Corner is located in Caroline County
    • Welcome
      (3 miles [4.8 km] to the northeast)
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Welcome have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Welcome
      • Welcome is located in King George County

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

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

  • Bowling Green, which is the Seat of Caroline County, lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the southwest. If you could walk a straight line from Port Royal to Bowling Green, with an average speed<5> 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 45 miles [72.4 km] to the south southwest (SSW). 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 50 miles [80.5 km] to the north (N). Driving 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<6> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 5,935 miles [9,551.5 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<7>
  • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 6,637 miles [10,681.2 km] and it lies to the east northeast (ENE).<8>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 4,515 miles [7,266.2 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<9>

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Port Royal. 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' distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Port Royal) to Point B.Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Port Royal. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 38.1705, Longitude: -77.1909    
<2>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 Port Royal, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.
<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 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 Port Royal 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 308.023 degrees.
<8>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 303.479 degrees.
<9>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 305.055 degrees.









 

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