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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 Speedwell, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Speedwell 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 Speedwell:
    • 36.815209, -81.174744
    • 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 Speedwell
  • 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 Speedwell ...

We have found seven communities that share the name Speedwell.

Within Virginia, the name Speedwell is unique.

Beyond Virginia, we know of another seven communities that are located throughout in the United States and Canada. Of these seven communities, six are located in the United States and one is in Canada.

  • Communities Elsewhere In North America ...
    • Kentucky
      • Madison County
      • This Speedwell is located in Madison County and lies 175 miles [281.6 km]<1> to the west northwest of the Speedwell that is located in Wythe County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Speedwell
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Madison County community of Speedwell.
    • New Jersey
      • Burlington County
      • This Speedwell is located in Burlington County and lies 412 miles [663 km]<1> to the east northeast of the Speedwell that is located in Wythe County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Speedwell
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Burlington County community of Speedwell.
    • North Carolina
      • Jackson County
      • This Speedwell is located in Jackson County and lies 154 miles [247.8 km]<1> to the southwest of the Speedwell that is located in Wythe County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Speedwell
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Jackson County community of Speedwell.
    • Ontario
      • This Speedwell lies 467 miles [751.6 km]<1> to the north of the Speedwell that is located in Wythe County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Speedwell
    • Pennsylvania
      • Lancaster County
      • This Speedwell is located in Lancaster County and lies 351 miles [564.9 km]<1> to the northeast of the Speedwell that is located in Wythe County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Speedwell
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Lancaster County community of Speedwell.
    • Tennessee
      • Claiborne County
      • This Speedwell is located in Claiborne County and lies 151 miles [243 km]<1> to the west of the Speedwell that is located in Wythe County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Speedwell
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Claiborne County community of Speedwell.
    • Texas
      • Hale County
      • This community is historic<2> and although located in Hale County, we don't know where within the county.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Hale County community of Speedwell.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Speedwell ...

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.

  • Cedar Springs [Smyth County]
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cedar Springs have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cedar Springs
    • Cedar Springs [Smyth County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the west of Speedwell
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cedar Springs
  • Cripple Creek [Wythe County]
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cripple Creek have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cripple Creek
    • Cripple Creek [Wythe County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the east of Speedwell
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cripple Creek
  • Crockett [Wythe County]
  • Eagle [Wythe County] - Historic
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Eagle have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Eagle
    • Eagle [Wythe County] was located 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the east of Speedwell
  • Continue List   (8 more) ...
    • Eagle Furnace [Wythe County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Eagle Furnace have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Eagle Furnace
      • Eagle Furnace [Wythe County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the east of Speedwell
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Eagle Furnace
    • Elk Creek [Grayson County]
    • Fallville [Grayson County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Fallville have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Fallville
      • Fallville [Grayson County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the southeast of Speedwell
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Fallville
    • Grubb [Wythe County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Grubb have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Grubb
      • Grubb [Wythe County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the north of Speedwell
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Grubb
    • Lower Elk Creek [Grayson County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lower Elk Creek have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lower Elk Creek
      • Lower Elk Creek [Grayson County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the south of Speedwell
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lower Elk Creek
    • Noble Furnace [Wythe County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Noble Furnace have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Noble Furnace
      • Noble Furnace [Wythe County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the east of Speedwell
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Noble Furnace
    • Rural Retreat [Wythe County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rural Retreat
      • Rural Retreat [Wythe County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the northwest of Speedwell
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,448 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rural Retreat
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Rural Retreat<4>
    • Turkey Fork [Grayson County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Turkey Fork have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Turkey Fork
      • Turkey Fork [Grayson County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the south of Speedwell
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Turkey Fork

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 Speedwell. 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 ...
    • Harriet 'Hattie' Frost Stoneman     (Musician)
    • Patsy Stoneman     (Musician)
      • Musician. She was born in Galax (Virginia) on Wednesday May 27, 1925 and died in Manchester (Tennessee) on Thursday July 23, 2015 at the age of 90. She is buried at Mt. Olivet Cemetery (Davidson County, Tennessee).
      • Galax is located 17 miles [27.4 km] to the southeast of Speedwell.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Patsy Stoneman<5>
    • Pop Stoneman     (Musician)
      • Musician. He was born in Pipers Gap (Virginia) on Thursday May 25, 1893 and died in Nashville (Tennessee) on Friday June 14, 1968 at the age of 75. He is buried at Mt. Olivet Cemetery (Davidson County, Tennessee).
      • Pipers Gap is located 21 miles [33.8 km] to the southeast of Speedwell.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Pop Stoneman<5>
    • Scotty Stoneman     (Musician)
      • Musician. He was born in Galax (Virginia) on Thursday August 4, 1932 and died in Nashville (Tennessee) on Sunday March 4, 1973 at the age of 40. He is buried at Mt. Olivet Cemetery (Davidson County, Tennessee).
      • Galax is located 17 miles [27.4 km] to the southeast of Speedwell.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Scotty Stoneman<5>
    • Monte Weaver     (Major League Baseball)
      • Major League Baseball. He was born in Helton (North Carolina) on Friday June 15, 1906 and died in Orlando (Florida) on Tueday June 14, 1994 at the age of 88.
      • Helton is located 24 miles [38.6 km] to the southwest of Speedwell.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Monte Weaver<5>
    • Edith Wilson     (Second wife and First Lady to the Presidency of Woodrow Wilson (1913 - 1921))
      • Second wife and First Lady to the Presidency of Woodrow Wilson (1913 - 1921). She was born in Wytheville (Virginia) on Tueday October 15, 1872 and died in Washington, DC on Thursday December 28, 1961 at the age of 89.
      • Wytheville is located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the northeast of Speedwell.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Edith Wilson<5>

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

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

  • View Our List ...
    • Wytheville, which is the Seat of Wythe County and lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the north northeast. If you could walk a straight line from Speedwell to Wytheville, with an average speed<6> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take four to five hours to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take a little over three hours.
    • Richmond, which is the State Capital of Virginia, lies 211 miles [339.6 km] to the east northeast (ENE). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take a little over three hours, a buggy would take 9 days and walking would take 12 days.
    • The White House (Washington, DC) is 267 miles [429.7 km] to the east northeast (ENE). Driving would take four to five hours, a buggy would take 11 days and walking would take 16 days.
    • The shortest distance<7> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 6,163 miles [9,918.4 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<8>
    • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 6,870 miles [11,056.2 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<9>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 4,746 miles [7,637.9 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<10>

Other Roadside Stops ...

Visit our Community Index for Virginia

About Wythe County

About Virginia

Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Speedwell. 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 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Speedwell) 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 Speedwell. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Speedwell

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Speedwell. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 36.8152, Longitude: -81.1747    
<2>We use the term 'Historic' broadly and it generally means that the community no longer exists. However, it can also mean that the community might still exist, but was significantly larger or had a more 'official' existence in the past than it does now. Unfortunately our sources of data have proven to be unreliable. If you can provide us with more specific information about Speedwell, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.
<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>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<5>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.
<6>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.
<7>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 Speedwell to the Middle East to be East and South, the Great Circle Route actually lies to the North and East.
<8>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Jerusalem is 310.409 degrees.
<9>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 305.999 degrees.
<10>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 307.155 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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