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Outdoor Activities ...

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

When in Southside Hills, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Southside 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 Southside Hills:
    • 37.275135, -80.078929
    • 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 Southside 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

Curious and Interesting Names Near Southside 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.

  • Cliffview [Salem City]
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cliffview have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cliffview
    • Cliffview [Salem City] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<2> to the east of Southside Hills
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cliffview
  • Deep Dell [Salem City]
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Deep Dell have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Deep Dell
    • Deep Dell [Salem City] lies less than 2 miles<2> to the northwest of Southside Hills
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Deep Dell
  • Dropmore [Salem City]
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Dropmore have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Dropmore
    • Dropmore [Salem City] lies less than 2 miles<2> to the northeast of Southside Hills
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Dropmore
  • Evans Hill [Salem City]
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Evans Hill have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Evans Hill
    • Evans Hill [Salem City] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<2> to the northeast of Southside Hills
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Evans Hill
  • Continue List   (30 more) ...
    • Grandview [Salem City]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Grandview have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Grandview
      • Grandview [Salem City] lies less than 2 miles<2> to the east of Southside Hills
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Grandview
    • Green Hill [Roanoke County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Green Hill have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Green Hill
      • Green Hill [Roanoke County] lies less than 2 miles<2> to the west of Southside Hills
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Green Hill
    • Hickory Hill [Roanoke County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hickory Hill have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hickory Hill
      • Hickory Hill [Roanoke County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<2> to the southeast of Southside Hills
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hickory Hill
    • Hidden Valley Court [Roanoke County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hidden Valley Court have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hidden Valley Court
      • Hidden Valley Court [Roanoke County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<2> to the southeast of Southside Hills
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hidden Valley Court
    • Hockman [Salem City]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hockman have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hockman
      • Hockman [Salem City] lies less than 2 miles<2> to the northeast of Southside Hills
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hockman
    • Homeplace [Salem City]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Homeplace have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Homeplace
      • Homeplace [Salem City] lies less than 2 miles<2> to the east of Southside Hills
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Homeplace
    • Honeysuckle Bluff [Salem City]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Honeysuckle Bluff have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Honeysuckle Bluff
      • Honeysuckle Bluff [Salem City] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<2> to the northeast of Southside Hills
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Honeysuckle Bluff
    • Jones [Roanoke County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Jones have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Jones
      • Jones [Roanoke County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<2> to the west of Southside Hills
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Jones
    • Karen Hills [Salem City]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Karen Hills have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Karen Hills
      • Karen Hills [Salem City] lies less than 2 miles<2> to the east of Southside Hills
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Karen Hills
    • King [Salem City]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for King have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for King
      • King [Salem City] lies less than 2 miles<2> to the southeast of Southside Hills
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on King
    • Lake Spring [Salem City]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lake Spring have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lake Spring
      • Lake Spring [Salem City] lies less than 2 miles<2> to the north of Southside Hills
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lake Spring
    • Lake View [Salem City]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lake View have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lake View
      • Lake View [Salem City] lies less than 2 miles<2> to the north of Southside Hills
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lake View
    • Lee-Mitchell [Salem City]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lee-Mitchell have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lee-Mitchell
      • Lee-Mitchell [Salem City] lies less than 2 miles<2> to the northwest of Southside Hills
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lee-Mitchell
    • Lewis Place [Roanoke County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lewis Place have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lewis Place
      • Lewis Place [Roanoke County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<2> to the west of Southside Hills
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lewis Place
    • Locust Grove Park [Salem City]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Locust Grove Park have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Locust Grove Park
      • Locust Grove Park [Salem City] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<2> to the northeast of Southside Hills
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Locust Grove Park
    • Luther Park [Roanoke County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Luther Park have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Luther Park
      • Luther Park [Roanoke County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<2> to the southwest of Southside Hills
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Luther Park
    • Mitchell [Salem City]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Mitchell have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mitchell
      • Mitchell [Salem City] lies less than 2 miles<2> to the northwest of Southside Hills
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mitchell
    • Mountain View [Salem City]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Mountain View have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mountain View
      • Mountain View [Salem City] lies less than 2 miles<2> to the northeast of Southside Hills
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mountain View
    • Orchard Court [Salem City]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Orchard Court have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Orchard Court
      • Orchard Court [Salem City] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<2> to the east of Southside Hills
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Orchard Court
    • Quail Crossing [Roanoke County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Quail Crossing have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Quail Crossing
      • Quail Crossing [Roanoke County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<2> to the northwest of Southside Hills
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Quail Crossing
    • Robin Hood Park [Roanoke County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Robin Hood Park have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Robin Hood Park
      • Robin Hood Park [Roanoke County] lies less than 2 miles<2> to the southwest of Southside Hills
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Robin Hood Park
    • Rolling Hills [Salem City]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Rolling Hills have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rolling Hills
      • Rolling Hills [Salem City] lies less than 2 miles<2> to the northwest of Southside Hills
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rolling Hills
    • Shamrock [Salem City]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Shamrock have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Shamrock
      • Shamrock [Salem City] lies less than 2 miles<2> to the east of Southside Hills
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Shamrock
    • Skyview [Roanoke County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Skyview have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Skyview
      • Skyview [Roanoke County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<2> to the north of Southside Hills
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Skyview
    • Spangler [Salem City]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Spangler have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Spangler
      • Spangler [Salem City] lies less than 2 miles<2> to the north of Southside Hills
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Spangler
    • Stonegate [Salem City]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Stonegate have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Stonegate
      • Stonegate [Salem City] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<2> to the north of Southside Hills
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Stonegate
    • Sugar Loaf Highlands [Roanoke County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Sugar Loaf Highlands have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sugar Loaf Highlands
      • Sugar Loaf Highlands [Roanoke County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<2> to the southeast of Southside Hills
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sugar Loaf Highlands
    • Sunset Hills [Roanoke City]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Sunset Hills have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sunset Hills
      • Sunset Hills [Roanoke City] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<2> to the southeast of Southside Hills
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sunset Hills
    • Vermont Heights [Roanoke County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Vermont Heights have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Vermont Heights
      • Vermont Heights [Roanoke County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<2> to the northwest of Southside Hills
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Vermont Heights
    • Woodlawn [Salem City]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Woodlawn have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Woodlawn
      • Woodlawn [Salem City] lies less than 2 miles<2> to the northwest of Southside Hills
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Woodlawn

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 Southside 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 9 miles [14.5 km] to the southwest of Southside Hills.
      • Roanoke is located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the east of Southside Hills.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Walter Joseph Biggs, Jr.<3>
    • 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 27 miles [43.5 km] to the northeast of Southside Hills.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Mary Johnston<3>
    • 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 20 miles [32.2 km] to the southwest of Southside Hills.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Henry King<3>
    • 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 22 miles [35.4 km] to the west of Southside Hills.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Erwin Coolidge 'Bob' Porterfield<3>

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

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

  • View Our List ...
    • Richmond, which is the State Capital of Virginia, lies 146 miles [235 km]<2> to the east (E). If you could drive a straight line from Southside Hills to Richmond, with an average speed<4>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 9 days. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take 6 days.
    • The White House (Washington, DC) is 199 miles [320.3 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<5> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 6,096 miles [9,810.6 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<6>
    • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 6,802 miles [10,946.8 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<7>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 4,679 miles [7,530.1 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<8>

Other Roadside Stops ...

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Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Southside 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>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' (or point-to-point) distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Southside Hills) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Southside Hills. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 37.2751, Longitude: -80.0789       In this case, the coordinates for Southside Hills 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 Southside Hills 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 309.753 degrees.
<7>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 305.317 degrees.
<8>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 306.557 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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