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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 Spainville, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Spainville 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 Spainville:
    • 37.188761, -77.916112
    • 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 Spainville
  • 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 Spainville ...

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.

  • Clays Corner [Nottoway County]
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Clays Corner have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Clays Corner
    • Clays Corner [Nottoway County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<2> to the west of Spainville
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Clays Corner
  • Crewe [Nottoway County]
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Crewe have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Crewe
    • Crewe [Nottoway County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<2> to the west of Spainville
    • Estimated population in 2019: 2,129 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Crewe
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Crewe<3>
  • Fieldstown [Amelia County]
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Fieldstown have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Fieldstown
    • Fieldstown [Amelia County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<2> to the north of Spainville
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Fieldstown
  • Five Forks [Amelia County] - Historic
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Five Forks have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Five Forks
    • Five Forks [Amelia County] was located 10 miles [16.1 km]<2> to the northwest of Spainville
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    • Forkland [Nottoway County] - Historic
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Forkland have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Forkland
      • Forkland [Nottoway County] was located 12 miles [19.3 km]<2> to the south of Spainville
    • Hebron [Dinwiddie County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hebron have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hebron
      • Hebron [Dinwiddie County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<2> to the southeast of Spainville
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hebron
    • Jennings Ordinary [Nottoway County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Jennings Ordinary have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Jennings Ordinary
      • Jennings Ordinary [Nottoway County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<2> to the west of Spainville
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Jennings Ordinary
    • Jetersville [Amelia County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Jetersville have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Jetersville
      • Jetersville [Amelia County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<2> to the northwest of Spainville
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Jetersville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Jetersville<3>
    • Maplewood [Amelia County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Maplewood have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Maplewood
      • Maplewood [Amelia County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<2> to the northwest of Spainville
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Maplewood
    • Martins Corner [Nottoway County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Martins Corner have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Martins Corner
      • Martins Corner [Nottoway County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<2> to the southwest of Spainville
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Martins Corner

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 Spainville. 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 ...
    • Joseph Cotton     (Actor)
      • Actor. He was born in Petersburg (Virginia) on Monday May 15, 1905 and died in Los Angeles (California) on Sunday February 6, 1994 at the age of 88. He is buried at Blandford Cemetery (Petersburg City, Virginia).
      • Petersburg is located 28 miles [45.1 km] to the east of Spainville.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Joseph Cotton<4>
    • Joseph Cotton     (Actor)
      • Actor. He was born in Petersburg (Virginia) on Monday May 15, 1905 and died in Los Angeles (California) on Sunday February 6, 1994 at the age of 88. He is buried at Blandford Cemetery (Petersburg City, Virginia).
      • Petersburg is located 28 miles [45.1 km] to the east of Spainville.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Joseph Cotton<4>
    • Montia Calvin 'Monty' Kennedy     (Major League Baseball)
      • Major League Baseball. He was born on Thursday May 11, 1922 and died in Midlothian (Virginia) on Saturday March 1, 1997 at the age of 74. He is buried at Dale Memorial Park (Chesterfield County, Virginia).
      • Midlothian is located 26 miles [41.8 km] to the northeast of Spainville.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Montia Calvin 'Monty' Kennedy<4>
    • 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).
      • Petersburg is located 28 miles [45.1 km] to the east of Spainville.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Moses Eugene Malone<4>

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

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

  • View Our List ...
    • Richmond, which is the State Capital of Virginia, lies 35 miles [56.3 km]<2> to the northeast (NE). If you could walk a straight line from Spainville to Richmond, with an average speed<5> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take most of two days to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take just about two full days.
    • The White House (Washington, DC) is 127 miles [204.4 km] to the north northeast (NNE). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take less than three hours, a buggy would take 5 days and walking would take 8 days.
    • The shortest distance<6> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 6,008 miles [9,668.9 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<7>
    • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 6,708 miles [10,795.5 km] and it lies to the east northeast (ENE).<8>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 4,587 miles [7,382.1 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<9>

Other Roadside Stops ...

Cities, Towns and Villages of Virginia

About Nottoway County

About Virginia

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Nottoway County: www.nottoway.org/

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 drawn from Point A (ie- Spainville) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Spainville. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 37.1888, Longitude: -77.9161       In this case, the coordinates for Spainville have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<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 Spainville 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 308.492 degrees.
<8>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 303.864 degrees.
<9>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 305.707 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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