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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 Providence Forge, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Providence Forge 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 Providence Forge:
    • 37.441813, -77.043580
    • 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 Providence Forge
  • 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 Providence Forge ...

We found one communities that share the name Providence Forge.

Within Virginia, the name Providence Forge is unique.

Beyond Virginia, there is another community also named Providence Forge in the United States.

  • Communities Elsewhere In North America ...
    • Pennsylvania
      • Montgomery County
      • This Providence Forge is located in Montgomery County and lies 206 miles [331.5 km]<1> to the north northeast of the Providence Forge that is located in New Kent County.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Montgomery County community of Providence Forge.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Providence Forge ...

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.

  • Carps Corner
    (5 miles [8 km] to the north)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Carps Corner have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Carps Corner
    • Carps Corner is located in New Kent County
  • Charles City
    (6 miles [9.7 km] to the south)
  • Chickahominy Shores
    (6 miles [9.7 km] to the southeast)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Chickahominy Shores have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Chickahominy Shores
    • Chickahominy Shores is located in New Kent County
  • Crumps Mill
    (7 miles [11.3 km] to the north)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Crumps Mill have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Crumps Mill
    • Crumps Mill is located in New Kent County
  • Freetown ‑ Historic
    (6 miles [9.7 km] to the southwest)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Freetown have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Freetown
    • Freetown is located in Charles City County
  • Greenway
    (7 miles [11.3 km] to the south)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Greenway have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Greenway
    • Greenway is located in Charles City County
  • Roaches Corner
    (3 miles [4.8 km] to the south)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Roaches Corner have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Roaches Corner
    • Roaches Corner is located in Charles City County
  • Sandybottom
    (Less than 2 miles to the south)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Sandybottom have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sandybottom
    • Sandybottom is located in Charles City County
  • Slaterville
    (6 miles [9.7 km] to the northeast)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Slaterville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Slaterville
    • Slaterville is located in New Kent County
  • Tallysville
    (5 miles [8 km] to the north)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Tallysville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Tallysville
    • Tallysville is located in New Kent County

How Far From Providence Forge to ...

We spend a lot of time looking through Gazetteers, Almanacs & Directories that were published in the late 1800's and early 1900's. Many of the Gazetteers include the distance from a community such as Providence Forge to various places of note, such as the White House.

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

  • New Kent, which is the Seat of New Kent County, lies just to the North Northeast.
  • Richmond, which is the State Capital of Virginia, lies 22 miles [35.4 km]<1> to the west northwest (WNW). If you could walk a straight line from Providence Forge to Richmond, with an average speed<4> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take just over a day to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take most of a day.
  • The White House (Washington, DC) is 100 miles [160.9 km] to the north (N). 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 shortest distance<5> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 5,960 miles [9,591.7 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<6>
  • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 6,658 miles [10,715 km] and it lies to the east northeast (ENE).<7>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 4,537 miles [7,301.6 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<8>

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

The official website for New Kent County: www.co.new-kent.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- Providence Forge) to Point B.Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Providence Forge. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 37.4418, Longitude: -77.0436       In this case, the coordinates for Providence Forge have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<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 found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.
<3>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<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 Providence Forge 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 307.976 degrees.
<7>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 303.315 degrees.
<8>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 305.265 degrees.









 

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