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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 Sandy Hook, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Sandy Hook 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 Sandy Hook:
    • 37.752713, -77.912796
    • 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 Sandy Hook
  • 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 Sandy Hook ...

We have found fourteen communities that share the name Sandy Hook.

Within Virginia, the name Sandy Hook is unique.

Beyond Virginia, we know of another fourteen communities that are located throughout in the United States and Canada. Of these fourteen communities, eleven are located in the United States and three are in Canada.

  • Communities Elsewhere In North America ...
    • Connecticut
      • Fairfield County
      • This Sandy Hook is located in Fairfield County and lies 353 miles [568.1 km]<1> to the northeast of the Sandy Hook that is located in Goochland County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sandy Hook
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Fairfield County community of Sandy Hook.
    • Indiana
      • Bartholomew 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 Sandy Hook [Bartholomew County].
      • Davies's County
      • This Sandy Hook is located in Davies's County and lies 508 miles [817.5 km]<1> to the west of the Sandy Hook that is located in Goochland County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sandy Hook
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Davies's County community of Sandy Hook.
    • Kentucky
      • Elliott County
      • This Sandy Hook is located in Elliott County and lies 284 miles [457.1 km]<1> to the west of the Sandy Hook that is located in Goochland County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sandy Hook
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Elliott County community of Sandy Hook.
    • Manitoba
      • This Sandy Hook lies 1,285 miles [2,068 km]<1> to the northwest of the Sandy Hook that is located in Goochland County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sandy Hook
    • Maryland
      • Washington County
      • This Sandy Hook is located in Washington County and lies 109 miles [175.4 km]<1> to the north of the Sandy Hook that is located in Goochland County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sandy Hook
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Washington County community of Sandy Hook.
    • Mississippi
      • Marion County
      • This Sandy Hook is located in Marion County and lies 820 miles [1,319.7 km]<1> to the west southwest of the Sandy Hook that is located in Goochland County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sandy Hook
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Marion County community of Sandy Hook.
    • Missouri
      • Moniteau County
      • This Sandy Hook is located in Moniteau County and lies 788 miles [1,268.2 km]<1> to the west of the Sandy Hook that is located in Goochland County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sandy Hook
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Moniteau County community of Sandy Hook.
    • New Jersey
      • Monmouth 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 New Jersey community of Sandy Hook [Monmouth County].
    • Newfoundland and Labrador
      • 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 Newfoundland and Labrador community of Sandy Hook.
    • Ontario
      • This Sandy Hook lies 537 miles [864.2 km]<1> to the north of the Sandy Hook that is located in Goochland County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sandy Hook
    • Pennsylvania
      • Franklin County
      • This Sandy Hook is located in Franklin County and lies 155 miles [249.4 km]<1> to the north of the Sandy Hook that is located in Goochland County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sandy Hook
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Franklin County community of Sandy Hook.
    • Tennessee
      • Maury County
      • This Sandy Hook is located in Maury County and lies 539 miles [867.4 km]<1> to the west southwest of the Sandy Hook that is located in Goochland County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sandy Hook
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Maury County community of Sandy Hook.
    • Wisconsin
      • Grant County
      • This Sandy Hook is located in Grant County and lies 746 miles [1,200.6 km]<1> to the west northwest of the Sandy Hook that is located in Goochland County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sandy Hook
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Grant County community of Sandy Hook.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Sandy Hook ...

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.

  • Cedar Point [Goochland County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cedar Point
    • Cedar Point [Goochland County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the south of Sandy Hook
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cedar Point have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cedar Point
  • Deerwood [Goochland County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Deerwood
    • Deerwood [Goochland County] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the north of Sandy Hook
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Deerwood have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Deerwood
  • Georges Landing [Goochland County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Georges Landing
    • Georges Landing [Goochland County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the west of Sandy Hook
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Georges Landing have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Georges Landing
  • Gum Spring [Louisa County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Gum Spring
    • Gum Spring [Louisa County] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the northeast of Sandy Hook
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Gum Spring have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Gum Spring
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Gum Spring<4>
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    • Irwin [Goochland County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Irwin
      • Irwin [Goochland County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the south of Sandy Hook
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Irwin have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Irwin
    • Maidens Forest [Goochland County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Maidens Forest
      • Maidens Forest [Goochland County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the southeast of Sandy Hook
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Maidens Forest have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Maidens Forest
    • Mayos Woods [Goochland County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mayos Woods
      • Mayos Woods [Goochland County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the southeast of Sandy Hook
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Mayos Woods have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mayos Woods
    • Orchid [Louisa County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Orchid
      • Orchid [Louisa County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the north of Sandy Hook
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Orchid have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Orchid
    • Poplar Forest [Goochland County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Poplar Forest
      • Poplar Forest [Goochland County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the east of Sandy Hook
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Poplar Forest have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Poplar Forest
    • Running Still [Goochland County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Running Still
      • Running Still [Goochland County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the north of Sandy Hook
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Running Still have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Running Still
    • Three Oaks [Goochland County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Three Oaks
      • Three Oaks [Goochland County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the east of Sandy Hook
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Three Oaks have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Three Oaks

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 Sandy Hook. 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 ...
    • Edmund Archer     (Artist)
      • Artist. He was born in Richmond (VA) on September 28, 1904 (a Wednesday) and died in Richmond (VA) on July 13, 1986 (a Sunday) at the age of 81. He is buried at Hollywood Cemetery (Richmond City, Virginia).
      • Richmond is located 29 miles [46.7 km] to the southeast of Sandy Hook.
      • Richmond is located 29 miles [46.7 km] to the southeast of Sandy Hook.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Edmund Archer<5>
    • Clarence H. Bassett     (Singer)
      • Singer. He was born in Jamaica (NY) on March 13, 1936 (a Friday) and died in Richmond (VA) on January 25, 2005 (a Tueday) at the age of 68. He is buried at Oakwood Cemetery (Richmond City, Virginia).
      • Richmond is located 29 miles [46.7 km] to the southeast of Sandy Hook.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Clarence H. Bassett<5>
    • John Joseph 'Joe' Boehling     (Major League Baseball)
      • Major League Baseball. He was born in Richmond (VA) on March 20, 1891 (a Friday) and died in Richmond (VA) on September 8, 1941 (a Monday) at the age of 50. He is buried at Holy Cross Cemetery (Richmond City, Virginia).
      • Richmond is located 29 miles [46.7 km] to the southeast of Sandy Hook.
      • Richmond is located 29 miles [46.7 km] to the southeast of Sandy Hook.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: John Joseph 'Joe' Boehling<5>
    • Jim Bridger     (Frontiersman, explorer)
    • John Mitchell Brooks     (Civil rights activist)
      • Civil rights activist. He was born in Braddock (PA) on September 1, 1917 (a Saturday) and died in Richmond (VA) on August 8, 1980 (a Friday) at the age of 62. He is buried at Riverview Cemetery (Richmond City, Virginia).
      • Richmond is located 29 miles [46.7 km] to the southeast of Sandy Hook.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: John Mitchell Brooks<5>
    • James Branch Cabell     (Author)
      • Author. He was born in Richmond (VA) on April 14, 1879 (a Monday) and died in Richmond (VA) on May 5, 1958 (a Monday) at the age of 79. He is buried at Hollywood Cemetery (Richmond City, Virginia).
      • Richmond is located 29 miles [46.7 km] to the southeast of Sandy Hook.
      • Richmond is located 29 miles [46.7 km] to the southeast of Sandy Hook.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: James Branch Cabell<5>
    • Edith Elliott Lindeman Calisch     (Journalist, lyricist)
    • Alan Campbell     (Screenwriter, actor)
      • Screenwriter, actor. He was born in Richmond (VA) on February 21, 1904 (a Sunday) and died in West Hollywood (CA) on June 14, 1963 (a Friday) at the age of 59. He is buried at Hebrew Cemetery (Richmond City, Virginia).
      • Richmond is located 29 miles [46.7 km] to the southeast of Sandy Hook.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Alan Campbell<5>
    • Arthur Dawson     (Artist)
      • Artist. He was born in Crewe (England) on March 9, 1858 (a Tueday) and died in Richmond (VA) on August 22, 1922 (a Tueday) at the age of 64. He is buried at Riverview Cemetery (Richmond City, Virginia).
      • Richmond is located 29 miles [46.7 km] to the southeast of Sandy Hook.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Arthur Dawson<5>
    • Thomas A. 'Tommy' Eldridge     (Musician)
      • Musician. He was born in Richmond (VA) on October 23, 1940 (a Wednesday) and died in Richmond (VA) on June 19, 2000 (a Monday) at the age of 59. He is buried at Oakwood Cemetery (Richmond City, Virginia).
      • Richmond is located 29 miles [46.7 km] to the southeast of Sandy Hook.
      • Richmond is located 29 miles [46.7 km] to the southeast of Sandy Hook.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Thomas A. 'Tommy' Eldridge<5>
    • Douglas Southall Freeman     (Author, historian)
    • Charles Gilpin     (Actor)
    • Ellen Glasgow     (Pulitzer Prize winning author)
      • Pulitzer Prize winning author. She was born in Richmond (VA) on April 22, 1873 (a Tueday) and died in Richmond (VA) on November 21, 1945 (a Wednesday) at the age of 72. She is buried at Hollywood Cemetery (Richmond City, Virginia).
      • Richmond is located 29 miles [46.7 km] to the southeast of Sandy Hook.
      • Richmond is located 29 miles [46.7 km] to the southeast of Sandy Hook.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Ellen Glasgow<5>

How Far From Sandy Hook 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 Sandy Hook to various places of note, such as the White House.

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

  • View Our List ...
    • Goochland, which is the Seat of Goochland County and lies just to the South Southeast.
    • Richmond, which is the State Capital of Virginia, lies 29 miles [46.7 km]<1> to the east southeast (ESE). If you could walk a straight line from Sandy Hook to Richmond, with an average speed<6> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take just about two full days to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take just over a day.
    • The White House (Washington, DC) is 92 miles [148.1 km] to the north northeast (NNE). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take less than two hours, a buggy would take most of three days and walking would take 6 days.
    • The shortest distance<7> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 5,984 miles [9,630.3 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<8>
    • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 6,686 miles [10,760.1 km] and it lies to the east northeast (ENE).<9>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 4,564 miles [7,345 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<10>

Other Roadside Stops ...

Visit our Community Index for Virginia

About Goochland County

About Virginia

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Goochland County: www.co.goochland.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 from Point A (ie- Sandy Hook) to Point B.If you need the driving distance, we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Sandy Hook. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Sandy HookOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Sandy Hook. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 37.7527, Longitude: -77.9128    
<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 Rock Creek to see Pete ... Rock Creek 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 Sandy Hook 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>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.
<4>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<5>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.
<6>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.
<7>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 Sandy Hook to the Middle East to be East and South, the Great Circle Route actually lies to the North and East.
<8>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Jerusalem is 308.466 degrees.
<9>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 303.92 degrees.
<10>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 305.504 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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