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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 Runaway Village, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Runaway Village 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 Runaway Village:
    • 37.356802, -79.906706
    • 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 Runaway Village
  • 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 Runaway Village ...

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.

  • Bluestone [Roanoke City]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bluestone
    • Bluestone [Roanoke City] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the south of Runaway Village
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Bluestone have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bluestone
  • Bowling Green [Roanoke City]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bowling Green
    • Bowling Green [Roanoke City] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the southwest of Runaway Village
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Bowling Green have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bowling Green
  • Captains Grove [Roanoke County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Captains Grove
    • Captains Grove [Roanoke County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the southwest of Runaway Village
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Captains Grove have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Captains Grove
  • Cloverdale [Botetourt County]
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    • Colonial Trail [Roanoke County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Colonial Trail
      • Colonial Trail [Roanoke County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the south of Runaway Village
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Colonial Trail have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Colonial Trail
    • Daleville [Botetourt County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Daleville
      • Daleville [Botetourt County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the north of Runaway Village
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Daleville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Daleville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Daleville<3>
    • Greenfield [Roanoke County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Greenfield
      • Greenfield [Roanoke County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the southwest of Runaway Village
      • 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
    • Heatherstone [Botetourt County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Heatherstone
      • Heatherstone [Botetourt County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the east of Runaway Village
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Heatherstone have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Heatherstone
    • Hedgelawn Gardens [Roanoke County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hedgelawn Gardens
      • Hedgelawn Gardens [Roanoke County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the southwest of Runaway Village
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hedgelawn Gardens have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hedgelawn Gardens
    • Huntridge [Roanoke County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Huntridge
      • Huntridge [Roanoke County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the southeast of Runaway Village
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Huntridge have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Huntridge
    • Laymantown [Botetourt County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Laymantown
      • Laymantown [Botetourt County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the east of Runaway Village
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Laymantown have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Laymantown
    • Meadowview [Roanoke City]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Meadowview
      • Meadowview [Roanoke City] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the south of Runaway Village
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Meadowview have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Meadowview
    • Mountain View [Roanoke County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mountain View
      • Mountain View [Roanoke County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the southwest of Runaway Village
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Mountain View have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mountain View
    • Peachtree [Botetourt County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Peachtree
      • Peachtree [Botetourt County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the southeast of Runaway Village
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Peachtree have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Peachtree
    • Rainbow Forest [Botetourt County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rainbow Forest
      • Rainbow Forest [Botetourt County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the east of Runaway Village
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Rainbow Forest have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rainbow Forest
    • Rockydale [Roanoke City]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rockydale
      • Rockydale [Roanoke City] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the south of Runaway Village
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Rockydale have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rockydale
    • Sherry Court [Roanoke County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sherry Court
      • Sherry Court [Roanoke County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the west of Runaway Village
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Sherry Court have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sherry Court
    • Sleepy Hollow [Roanoke City]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sleepy Hollow
      • Sleepy Hollow [Roanoke City] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the south of Runaway Village
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Sleepy Hollow have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sleepy Hollow
    • Stepping Stone [Botetourt County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Stepping Stone
      • Stepping Stone [Botetourt County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the east of Runaway Village
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Stepping Stone have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Stepping Stone
    • Sun Valley [Roanoke County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sun Valley
      • Sun Valley [Roanoke County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the southwest of Runaway Village
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Sun Valley have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sun Valley
    • Sunnybrook [Roanoke County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sunnybrook
      • Sunnybrook [Roanoke County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the west of Runaway Village
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Sunnybrook have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sunnybrook
    • Tinker Knoll [Roanoke County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Tinker Knoll
      • Tinker Knoll [Roanoke County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the west of Runaway Village
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Tinker Knoll have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Tinker Knoll
    • Vista Heights [Roanoke County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Vista Heights
      • Vista Heights [Roanoke County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the southwest of Runaway Village
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Vista Heights have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Vista Heights
    • Waterfall Lake [Roanoke County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Waterfall Lake
      • Waterfall Lake [Roanoke County] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the west of Runaway Village
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Waterfall Lake have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Waterfall Lake

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 Runaway Village. 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 ...
    • Walter Joseph Biggs, Jr.     (Artist)
      • Artist. He was born in Elliston (VA) on June 4, 1886 (a Friday) and died in Roanoke (VA) on February 11, 1968 (a Sunday) at the age of 81. He is buried at Sherwood Burial Park (Salem City, Virginia).
      • Elliston is located 20 miles [32.2 km] to the southwest of Runaway Village.
      • Roanoke is located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the south of Runaway Village.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Walter Joseph Biggs, Jr.<4>
    • Charles W. 'the Black Cyclone' Follis     (Played both professional football and baseball)
    • Mary Johnston     (Author)
      • Author. She was born in Buchanan (VA) on November 21, 1870 (a Monday) and died in Warm Springs (VA) on May 9, 1936 (a Saturday) at the age of 65. She is buried at Hollywood Cemetery (Richmond City, Virginia).
      • Buchanan is located 17 miles [27.4 km] to the northeast of Runaway Village.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Mary Johnston<4>

How Far From Runaway Village 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 Runaway Village to various places of note, such as the White House.

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

  • View Our List ...
    • Fincastle, which is the Seat of Botetourt County and lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the north. If you could walk a straight line from Runaway Village to Fincastle, 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 136 miles [218.9 km] to the east (E). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take less than three hours, a buggy would take 6 days and walking would take 8 days.
    • The White House (Washington, DC) is 188 miles [302.6 km] to the northeast (NE). Driving would take a little over three hours, a buggy would take 8 days and walking would take 11 days.
    • The shortest distance<6> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 6,086 miles [9,794.5 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<7>
    • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 6,791 miles [10,929.1 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<8>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 4,668 miles [7,512.4 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<9>

Other Roadside Stops ...

Visit our Community Index for Virginia

About Botetourt County

About Virginia

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Botetourt County: www.co.botetourt.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- Runaway Village) 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 Runaway Village. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Runaway VillageOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Runaway Village. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 37.3568, Longitude: -79.9067       In this case, the coordinates for Runaway Village 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 have 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>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.
<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 Runaway Village 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 309.65 degrees.
<8>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 305.211 degrees.
<9>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 306.46 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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