RoadsideThoughts
A Gazetteer for the United States and Canada
Community
Index
State
Index
Province
Index
County
Index
State
Quarters
 
Sitemap
     

Southern Points, Virginia

Community
Profile
Nearby Census Genealogy
Helper
Cemeteries Tidbits &
Trivia
Local
Newspapers
TripAdvisor
Links
Interactive
Map
Other VA
Communities













Outdoor Activities ...

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

When in Southern Points, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Southern Points 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 Points:
    • 36.862093, -76.055210
    • 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 Points
  • 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 Southern Points ...

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.

  • Eastern Park [Virginia Beach City]
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Eastern Park have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Eastern Park
    • Eastern Park [Virginia Beach City] lies less than 2 miles<2> to the southwest of Southern Points
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Eastern Park
  • Eureka Park [Virginia Beach City]
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Eureka Park have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Eureka Park
    • Eureka Park [Virginia Beach City] lies less than 2 miles<2> to the south of Southern Points
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Eureka Park
  • Kings Grant [Virginia Beach City]
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Kings Grant have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Kings Grant
    • Kings Grant [Virginia Beach City] lies less than 2 miles<2> to the west of Southern Points
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Kings Grant
  • Linkhorn [Virginia Beach City]
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Linkhorn have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Linkhorn
    • Linkhorn [Virginia Beach City] lies less than 2 miles<2> to the east of Southern Points
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Linkhorn
  • Continue List   (5 more) ...
    • Little Haven [Virginia Beach City]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Little Haven have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Little Haven
      • Little Haven [Virginia Beach City] lies less than 2 miles<2> to the west of Southern Points
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Little Haven
    • London Bridge [Virginia Beach City]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for London Bridge have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for London Bridge
      • London Bridge [Virginia Beach City] lies less than 2 miles<2> to the south of Southern Points
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on London Bridge
    • Lynnhaven [Virginia Beach City]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lynnhaven have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lynnhaven
      • Lynnhaven [Virginia Beach City] lies less than 2 miles<2> to the southwest of Southern Points
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lynnhaven
    • Malibu [Virginia Beach City]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Malibu have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Malibu
      • Malibu [Virginia Beach City] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<2> to the southwest of Southern Points
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Malibu
    • Robinhood Forest [Virginia Beach City]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Robinhood Forest have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Robinhood Forest
      • Robinhood Forest [Virginia Beach City] lies less than 2 miles<2> to the northwest of Southern Points
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Robinhood Forest

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 Points. 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 ...
    • V.C. Andrews     (Author)
      • Author. She was born in Portsmouth (Virginia) on Wednesday June 6, 1923 and died in Virginia Beach (Virginia) on Friday December 19, 1986 at the age of 63. She is buried at Olive Branch Cemetery (Portsmouth City, Virginia).
      • Portsmouth is located 14 miles [22.5 km] to the west of Southern Points.
      • Virginia Beach is located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the east of Southern Points.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: V.C. Andrews<3>
    • Bill Bailey     (Singer, dancer, actor)
      • Singer, dancer, actor. He was born in Newport News (Virginia) on Sunday December 8, 1912 and died in Philadelphia (Pennsylvania) on Tueday December 12, 1978 at the age of 66. He is buried at Rolling Green Memorial Park (Chester County, Pennsylvania).
      • Newport News is located 28 miles [45.1 km] to the northwest of Southern Points.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Bill Bailey<3>
    • Pearl Mae Bailey     (Singer, Actress)
      • Singer, Actress. She was born in Newport News (Virginia) on Friday March 29, 1918 and died in Philadelphia (Pennsylvania) on Friday August 17, 1990 at the age of 72. She is buried at Rolling Green Memorial Park (Chester County, Pennsylvania).
      • Newport News is located 28 miles [45.1 km] to the northwest of Southern Points.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Pearl Mae Bailey<3>
    • Kate Lee Langley Bosher     (Author, suffragette)
      • Author, suffragette. She was born in Norfolk (Virginia) on Wednesday February 1, 1865 and died in Norfolk (Virginia) on Wednesday July 27, 1932 at the age of 67. She is buried at Hollywood Cemetery (Richmond City, Virginia).
      • Norfolk is located 12 miles [19.3 km] to the west of Southern Points.
      • Norfolk is located 12 miles [19.3 km] to the west of Southern Points.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Kate Lee Langley Bosher<3>
    • Evelyn Thomas Butts     (Social reformer)
      • Social reformer. She was born in Norfolk (Virginia) on Thursday May 22, 1924 and died in Norfolk (Virginia) on Thursday March 11, 1993 at the age of 68. She is buried at Forest Lawn Cemetery (Norfolk City, Virginia).
      • Norfolk is located 12 miles [19.3 km] to the west of Southern Points.
      • Norfolk is located 12 miles [19.3 km] to the west of Southern Points.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Evelyn Thomas Butts<3>
    • Adolph Coors     (Founder of Coors Brewing Company)
      • Founder of Coors Brewing Company. He was born in Rheinland-Pfalz (Germany) on Thursday February 4, 1847 and died in Virginia Beach (Virginia) on Wednesday June 5, 1929 at the age of 82. He is buried at Crown Hill Cemetery (Jefferson County, Colorado).
      • Virginia Beach is located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the east of Southern Points.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Adolph Coors<3>
    • Ella Fitzgerald     (Musician)
      • Musician. She was born in Newport News (Virginia) on Wednesday April 25, 1917 and died in Beverly Hills (California) on Saturday June 15, 1996 at the age of 79. She is buried at Inglewood Park Cemetery (Los Angeles County, California).
      • Newport News is located 28 miles [45.1 km] to the northwest of Southern Points.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Ella Fitzgerald<3>
    • George Samuel Hughes, Sr.     (Professional football)
      • Professional football. He was born in Norfolk (Virginia) on Wednesday August 19, 1925 and died in Hampton (Virginia) on Thursday February 5, 2009 at the age of 83. He is buried at Forest Lawn Cemetery (Norfolk City, Virginia).
      • Norfolk is located 12 miles [19.3 km] to the west of Southern Points.
      • Hampton is located 19 miles [30.6 km] to the northwest of Southern Points.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: George Samuel Hughes, Sr.<3>
    • Mary Winston Jackson     (Mathematician, engineer)
      • Mathematician, engineer. She was born in Hampton (Virginia) on Saturday April 9, 1921 and died in Hampton (Virginia) on Friday February 11, 2005 at the age of 83.
      • Hampton is located 19 miles [30.6 km] to the northwest of Southern Points.
      • Hampton is located 19 miles [30.6 km] to the northwest of Southern Points.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Mary Winston Jackson<3>
    • Moses Eugene Malone     (Professional basketball)
      • Professional basketball. He was born in Petersburg (Virginia) on Wednesday March 23, 1955 and died in Norfolk (Virginia) on Sunday September 13, 2015 at the age of 60. He is buried at Memorial Oaks Cemetery (Harris County, Texas).
      • Norfolk is located 12 miles [19.3 km] to the west of Southern Points.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Moses Eugene Malone<3>
    • John Barron McKay     (Astronaut, test pilot)
      • Astronaut, test pilot. He was born in Portsmouth (Virginia) on Friday December 8, 1922 and died in Lancaster (California) on Sunday April 27, 1975 at the age of 52. He is buried at Joshua Memorial Park (Los Angeles County, California).
      • Portsmouth is located 14 miles [22.5 km] to the west of Southern Points.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: John Barron McKay<3>
    • Arthur Beauregard 'Bud' Metheny     (Major League Baseball)
    • Clarence 'Ace' Parker     (Professional football, Major League Baseball)
      • Professional football, Major League Baseball. He was born in Portsmouth (Virginia) on Friday May 17, 1912 and died in Portsmouth (Virginia) on Wednesday November 6, 2013 at the age of 101. He is buried at Olive Branch Cemetery (Portsmouth City, Virginia).
      • Portsmouth is located 14 miles [22.5 km] to the west of Southern Points.
      • Portsmouth is located 14 miles [22.5 km] to the west of Southern Points.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Clarence 'Ace' Parker<3>

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

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

  • View Our List ...
    • Richmond, which is the State Capital of Virginia, lies 89 miles [143.2 km]<2> to the west northwest (WNW). If you could drive a straight line from Southern Points to Richmond, with an average speed<4>of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, it would take less than two hours to make the trip. A comfortable walk of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour would take 5 days. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take most of three days.
    • The White House (Washington, DC) is 150 miles [241.4 km] to the north northwest (NNW). Driving would take less than three hours, a buggy would take 6 days and walking would take 9 days.
    • The shortest distance<5> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 5,941 miles [9,561.1 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<6>
    • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 6,634 miles [10,676.4 km] and it lies to the east northeast (ENE).<7>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 4,516 miles [7,267.8 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<8>

Other Roadside Stops ...

Find a Community in Virginia

About Virginia

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for State of Virginia: https://www.virginia.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>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.
<2>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- Southern Points) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Southern Points. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 36.8621, Longitude: -76.0552       In this case, the coordinates for Southern Points have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<3>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.
<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 Southern Points 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 307.442 degrees.
<7>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 302.618 degrees.
<8>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 305.09 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


Home
Page
Sitemap Privacy
Statement
Terms
of Use
Feedback

 

 

Copyright 2020
All Rights Reserved

Please keep in mind that we can not guarantee the accuracy or timeliness of the information on this website, so use with care. We encourage you to double-check the information that is critical to you.

If you've found an error or have additional information that you would like to share, please don't hesitate to write. Click here to contact us.

This page was last modified: 21 Sep 2020