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Outdoor Activities ...

As we travel, we like to pursue some of our interests (such as astronomy).

When in Southern Hills, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Southern Hills 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 Southern Hills:
    • 37.225971, -79.962259
    • 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 Southern Hills
  • 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 Southern Hills ...

We have found five communities that share the name Southern Hills.

Within Virginia, the name Southern Hills is unique.

Beyond Virginia, we know of another five communities that are located throughout in the United States.

  • Communities Elsewhere In North America ...
    • Illinois
      • Jackson County
      • This Southern Hills is located in Jackson County and lies 507 miles [815.9 km]<1> to the west.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Southern Hills
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Jackson County community of Southern Hills.
    • Louisiana
      • Caddo Parish
      • This Southern Hills is located in Caddo Parish and lies 851 miles [1,369.6 km]<1> to the west southwest.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Southern Hills
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Caddo Parish community of Southern Hills.
    • Ohio
      • Clark 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 Ohio community of Southern Hills [Clark County].
      • Montgomery County
      • This Southern Hills is located in Montgomery County and lies 286 miles [460.3 km]<1> to the northwest.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Southern Hills
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Montgomery County community of Southern Hills.
    • Tennessee
      • Maury County
      • This Southern Hills is located in Maury County and lies 408 miles [656.6 km]<1> to the west southwest.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Southern Hills
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Maury County community of Southern Hills.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Southern Hills ...

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.

  • Castle Hill [Roanoke County]
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Castle Hill have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Castle Hill
    • Castle Hill [Roanoke County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the west of Southern Hills
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Castle Hill
  • Cave Spring [Roanoke County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cave Spring
    • Cave Spring [Roanoke County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the west of Southern Hills
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cave Spring
  • Chestnut Hills [Roanoke City]
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Chestnut Hills have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Chestnut Hills
    • Chestnut Hills [Roanoke City] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the northeast of Southern Hills
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Chestnut Hills
  • Clearbrook [Roanoke County]
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Clearbrook have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Clearbrook
    • Clearbrook [Roanoke County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the southeast of Southern Hills
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Clearbrook
  • Continue List   (18 more) ...
    • Crescent Heights [Roanoke County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Crescent Heights have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Crescent Heights
      • Crescent Heights [Roanoke County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the southwest of Southern Hills
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Crescent Heights
    • Crystal Spring [Roanoke City]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Crystal Spring have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Crystal Spring
      • Crystal Spring [Roanoke City] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the north of Southern Hills
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Crystal Spring
    • Garden City [Roanoke City]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Garden City have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Garden City
      • Garden City [Roanoke City] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the east of Southern Hills
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Garden City
    • Green Valley [Roanoke County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Green Valley have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Green Valley
      • Green Valley [Roanoke County] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the west of Southern Hills
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Green Valley
    • Greenland Hills [Roanoke City]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Greenland Hills have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Greenland Hills
      • Greenland Hills [Roanoke City] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the northwest of Southern Hills
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Greenland Hills
    • Hunting Hills [Roanoke County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hunting Hills have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hunting Hills
      • Hunting Hills [Roanoke County] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the south of Southern Hills
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hunting Hills
    • Janette Land [Roanoke City]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Janette Land have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Janette Land
      • Janette Land [Roanoke City] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the north of Southern Hills
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Janette Land
    • Lemon Dell [Roanoke City]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lemon Dell have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lemon Dell
      • Lemon Dell [Roanoke City] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the northwest of Southern Hills
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lemon Dell
    • Meadowlark [Roanoke County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Meadowlark have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Meadowlark
      • Meadowlark [Roanoke County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the southwest of Southern Hills
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Meadowlark
    • Mount Pleasant [Roanoke County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Mount Pleasant have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mount Pleasant
      • Mount Pleasant [Roanoke County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the east of Southern Hills
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mount Pleasant
    • Mountain View [Roanoke City]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Mountain View have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mountain View
      • Mountain View [Roanoke City] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the north of Southern Hills
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mountain View
    • Narrows [Roanoke County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Narrows have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Narrows
      • Narrows [Roanoke County] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the south of Southern Hills
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Narrows
    • Peakwood Hills [Roanoke City]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Peakwood Hills have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Peakwood Hills
      • Peakwood Hills [Roanoke City] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the north of Southern Hills
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Peakwood Hills
    • Spring Valley [Roanoke County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Spring Valley have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Spring Valley
      • Spring Valley [Roanoke County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the northwest of Southern Hills
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Spring Valley
    • Springlawn [Roanoke County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Springlawn have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Springlawn
      • Springlawn [Roanoke County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the west of Southern Hills
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Springlawn
    • Wildwood [Roanoke City]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Wildwood have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Wildwood
      • Wildwood [Roanoke City] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the north of Southern Hills
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Wildwood
    • Woods Crossing [Roanoke County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Woods Crossing have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Woods Crossing
      • Woods Crossing [Roanoke County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the southwest of Southern Hills
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Woods Crossing
    • Yellowstone [Roanoke City]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Yellowstone have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Yellowstone
      • Yellowstone [Roanoke City] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the northeast of Southern Hills
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Yellowstone

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 Southern Hills. 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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    • Walter Joseph Biggs, Jr.     (Artist)
      • Artist. He was born in Elliston (Virginia) on Friday June 4, 1886 and died in Roanoke (Virginia) on Sunday February 11, 1968 at the age of 81. He is buried at Sherwood Burial Park (Salem City, Virginia).
      • Elliston is located 14 miles [22.5 km] to the west of Southern Hills.
      • Roanoke is located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the north of Southern Hills.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Walter Joseph Biggs, Jr.<4>
    • Mary Johnston     (Author)
      • Author. She was born in Buchanan (Virginia) on Monday November 21, 1870 and died in Warm Springs (Virginia) on Saturday May 9, 1936 at the age of 65. She is buried at Hollywood Cemetery (Richmond City, Virginia).
      • Buchanan is located 25 miles [40.2 km] to the northeast of Southern Hills.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Mary Johnston<4>
    • Henry King     (Director)
      • Director. He was born in Christiansburg (Virginia) on Sunday January 24, 1886 and died in Toluca Lake (California) on Tueday June 29, 1982 at the age of 96. He is buried at Myrtle Hill Memorial Park (Hillsborough County, Florida).
      • Christiansburg is located 25 miles [40.2 km] to the west of Southern Hills.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Henry King<4>
    • Erwin Coolidge 'Bob' Porterfield     (Major League Baseball)
      • Major League Baseball. He was born in Newport (Virginia) on Friday August 10, 1923 and died in Charlotte (North Carolina) on Monday April 28, 1980 at the age of 56. He is buried at Sharon Memorial Park (Mecklenburg County, North Carolina).
      • Newport is located 29 miles [46.7 km] to the west of Southern Hills.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Erwin Coolidge 'Bob' Porterfield<4>

How Far From Southern Hills 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 Southern Hills to various places of note, such as the White House.

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

  • View Our List ...
    • Richmond, which is the State Capital of Virginia, lies 140 miles [225.3 km]<1> to the east (E). If you could drive a straight line from Southern Hills to Richmond, with an average speed<5>of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, it would take less than three hours to make the trip. A comfortable walk of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour would take 8 days. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take 6 days.
    • The White House (Washington, DC) is 196 miles [315.4 km] to the northeast (NE). Driving would take a little over three hours, a buggy would take 8 days and walking would take 12 days.
    • The shortest distance<6> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 6,094 miles [9,807.3 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<7>
    • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 6,799 miles [10,941.9 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<8>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 4,676 miles [7,525.3 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<9>

Other Roadside Stops ...

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Off-the-Road Links ...

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

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 obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Southern Hills) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Southern Hills. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 37.2260, Longitude: -79.9623       In this case, the coordinates for Southern Hills have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<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 Southern Hills 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 . 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>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 Southern Hills 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 309.686 degrees.
<8>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 305.233 degrees.
<9>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 306.526 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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