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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 Short Pump, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Short Pump 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 Short Pump:
    • 37.65148, -77.611803
    • 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 Short Pump
  • 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 Short Pump ...

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.

  • Centerville [Goochland County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Centerville
    • Centerville [Goochland County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the west of Short Pump
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Centerville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Centerville
  • English Hills [Henrico County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for English Hills
    • English Hills [Henrico County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the southeast of Short Pump
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for English Hills have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on English Hills
  • Erin Shades [Henrico County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Erin Shades
    • Erin Shades [Henrico County] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the east of Short Pump
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Erin Shades have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Erin Shades
  • Glen Allen [Henrico County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Glen Allen
    • Glen Allen [Henrico County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the east of Short Pump
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Glen Allen have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Glen Allen
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Glen Allen<3>
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    • Goosepoint [Goochland County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Goosepoint
      • Goosepoint [Goochland County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the west of Short Pump
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Goosepoint have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Goosepoint
    • Hermitage Hamlet [Goochland County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hermitage Hamlet
      • Hermitage Hamlet [Goochland County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the west of Short Pump
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hermitage Hamlet have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hermitage Hamlet
    • Hickory Haven [Goochland County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hickory Haven
      • Hickory Haven [Goochland County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the west of Short Pump
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hickory Haven have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hickory Haven
    • Lorraine [Henrico County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lorraine
      • Lorraine [Henrico County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the south of Short Pump
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lorraine have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lorraine
    • Lower Tuckahoe [Goochland County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lower Tuckahoe
      • Lower Tuckahoe [Goochland County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the south of Short Pump
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lower Tuckahoe have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lower Tuckahoe
    • Mooreland [Henrico County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mooreland
      • Mooreland [Henrico County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the south of Short Pump
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Mooreland have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mooreland
    • Pagebrook [Goochland County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pagebrook
      • Pagebrook [Goochland County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the southwest of Short Pump
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Pagebrook have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pagebrook
    • Pickels [Goochland County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pickels
      • Pickels [Goochland County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the northwest of Short Pump
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Pickels have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pickels
    • Shady Grove [Henrico County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Shady Grove
      • Shady Grove [Henrico County] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the north of Short Pump
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Shady Grove have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Shady Grove
    • Sweet Briar Park [Henrico County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sweet Briar Park
      • Sweet Briar Park [Henrico County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the southeast of Short Pump
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Sweet Briar Park have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sweet Briar Park
    • Sycamore Creek [Goochland County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sycamore Creek
      • Sycamore Creek [Goochland County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the west of Short Pump
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Sycamore Creek have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sycamore Creek
    • Ziontown [Henrico County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ziontown
      • Ziontown [Henrico County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the southeast of Short Pump
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Ziontown have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ziontown

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 Short Pump. 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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    • Edmund Archer     (Artist)
      • Artist. He was born in Richmond (Virginia) on Wednesday September 28, 1904 and died in Richmond (Virginia) on Sunday July 13, 1986 at the age of 81. He is buried at Hollywood Cemetery (Richmond City, Virginia).
      • Richmond is located 12 miles [19.3 km] to the southeast of Short Pump.
      • Richmond is located 12 miles [19.3 km] to the southeast of Short Pump.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Edmund Archer<4>
    • Clarence H. Bassett     (Singer)
      • Singer. He was born in Jamaica (New York) on Friday March 13, 1936 and died in Richmond (Virginia) on Tueday January 25, 2005 at the age of 68. He is buried at Oakwood Cemetery (Richmond City, Virginia).
      • Richmond is located 12 miles [19.3 km] to the southeast of Short Pump.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Clarence H. Bassett<4>
    • John Joseph 'Joe' Boehling     (Major League Baseball)
      • Major League Baseball. He was born in Richmond (Virginia) on Friday March 20, 1891 and died in Richmond (Virginia) on Monday September 8, 1941 at the age of 50. He is buried at Holy Cross Cemetery (Richmond City, Virginia).
      • Richmond is located 12 miles [19.3 km] to the southeast of Short Pump.
      • Richmond is located 12 miles [19.3 km] to the southeast of Short Pump.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: John Joseph 'Joe' Boehling<4>
    • Jim Bridger     (Frontiersman, explorer)
      • Frontiersman, explorer. He was born in Richmond (Virginia) on Saturday March 17, 1804 and died in Kansas City (Missouri) on Sunday July 17, 1881 at the age of 77. He is buried at Mount Washington Forever Cemetery (Jackson County, Missouri).
      • Richmond is located 12 miles [19.3 km] to the southeast of Short Pump.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Jim Bridger<4>
    • John Mitchell Brooks     (Civil rights activist)
      • Civil rights activist. He was born in Braddock (Pennsylvania) on Saturday September 1, 1917 and died in Richmond (Virginia) on Friday August 8, 1980 at the age of 62. He is buried at Riverview Cemetery (Richmond City, Virginia).
      • Richmond is located 12 miles [19.3 km] to the southeast of Short Pump.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: John Mitchell Brooks<4>
    • James Branch Cabell     (Author)
      • Author. He was born in Richmond (Virginia) on Monday April 14, 1879 and died in Richmond (Virginia) on Monday May 5, 1958 at the age of 79. He is buried at Hollywood Cemetery (Richmond City, Virginia).
      • Richmond is located 12 miles [19.3 km] to the southeast of Short Pump.
      • Richmond is located 12 miles [19.3 km] to the southeast of Short Pump.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: James Branch Cabell<4>
    • Edith Elliott Lindeman Calisch     (Journalist, lyricist)
      • Journalist, lyricist. She was born in Pittsburgh (Pennsylvania) on Monday March 21, 1898 and died in Richmond (Virginia) on Saturday December 22, 1984 at the age of 86. She is buried at Hebrew Cemetery (Richmond City, Virginia).
      • Richmond is located 12 miles [19.3 km] to the southeast of Short Pump.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Edith Elliott Lindeman Calisch<4>
    • Alan Campbell     (Screenwriter, actor)
      • Screenwriter, actor. He was born in Richmond (Virginia) on Sunday February 21, 1904 and died in West Hollywood (California) on Friday June 14, 1963 at the age of 59. He is buried at Hebrew Cemetery (Richmond City, Virginia).
      • Richmond is located 12 miles [19.3 km] to the southeast of Short Pump.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Alan Campbell<4>
    • Arthur Dawson     (Artist)
      • Artist. He was born in Crewe (England) on Tueday March 9, 1858 and died in Richmond (Virginia) on Tueday August 22, 1922 at the age of 64. He is buried at Riverview Cemetery (Richmond City, Virginia).
      • Richmond is located 12 miles [19.3 km] to the southeast of Short Pump.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Arthur Dawson<4>
    • Jimmy Dean     (Singer, actor, TV Host, businessman)
      • Singer, actor, TV Host, businessman. He was born in Olton (Texas) on Friday August 10, 1928 and died in Varina (Virginia) on Sunday June 13, 2010 at the age of 81.
      • Varina is located 20 miles [32.2 km] to the southeast of Short Pump.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Jimmy Dean<4>
    • Thomas A. 'Tommy' Eldridge     (Musician)
      • Musician. He was born in Richmond (Virginia) on Wednesday October 23, 1940 and died in Richmond (Virginia) on Monday June 19, 2000 at the age of 59. He is buried at Oakwood Cemetery (Richmond City, Virginia).
      • Richmond is located 12 miles [19.3 km] to the southeast of Short Pump.
      • Richmond is located 12 miles [19.3 km] to the southeast of Short Pump.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Thomas A. 'Tommy' Eldridge<4>
    • Douglas Southall Freeman     (Author, historian)
      • Author, historian. He was born in Lynchburg (Virginia) on Sunday May 16, 1886 and died in Richmond (Virginia) on Friday June 13, 1952 at the age of 66. He is buried at Hollywood Cemetery (Richmond City, Virginia).
      • Richmond is located 12 miles [19.3 km] to the southeast of Short Pump.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Douglas Southall Freeman<4>
    • Charles Gilpin     (Actor)
      • Actor. He was born in Richmond (Virginia) on Wednesday November 20, 1878 and died in Eldridge Park (New Jersey) on Tueday May 6, 1930 at the age of 51. He is buried at Woodlawn Cemetery (Bronx County, New York).
      • Richmond is located 12 miles [19.3 km] to the southeast of Short Pump.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Charles Gilpin<4>

How Far From Short Pump 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 Short Pump to various places of note, such as the White House.

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

  • View Our List ...
    • Richmond, which is the State Capital of Virginia, lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<1> to the southeast (SE). If you could walk a straight line from Short Pump to Richmond, 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.
    • The White House (Washington, DC) is 91 miles [146.5 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<6> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 5,975 miles [9,615.8 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<7>
    • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 6,676 miles [10,744 km] and it lies to the east northeast (ENE).<8>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 4,554 miles [7,329 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<9>

Other Roadside Stops ...

The Communities of Virginia

About Henrico County

About Virginia

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Henrico County: www.co.henrico.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- Short Pump) 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 Short Pump. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Short Pump

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Short Pump. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 37.6515, Longitude: -77.6118    
<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 Short Pump 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 308.295 degrees.
<8>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 303.71 degrees.
<9>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 305.418 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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