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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 Sperryville, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Sperryville 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 Sperryville:
    • 38.657450, -78.226648
    • 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 Sperryville
  • 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 Sperryville ...

We have found one communities that share the name Sperryville.

Within Virginia, the name Sperryville is unique.

Beyond Virginia, there is another community also named Sperryville in the United States.

  • Communities Elsewhere In North America ...
    • New York
      • Lewis County
      • This Sperryville is located in Lewis County and lies 384 miles [618 km]<1> to the north northeast of the Sperryville that is located in Rappahannock County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sperryville
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Lewis County community of Sperryville.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Sperryville ...

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.

  • Five Forks [Rappahannock County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Five Forks
    • Five Forks [Rappahannock County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the east of Sperryville
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Five Forks have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Five Forks
  • Fourway [Rappahannock County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Fourway
    • Fourway [Rappahannock County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the north of Sperryville
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Fourway have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Fourway
  • Nethers [Madison County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Nethers
    • Nethers [Madison County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the southwest of Sperryville
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Nethers have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Nethers
  • Panorama [Rappahannock County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Panorama
    • Panorama [Rappahannock County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the west of Sperryville
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Panorama have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Panorama
  • Continue List   (4 more) ...
    • Rock Mills [Rappahannock County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rock Mills
      • Rock Mills [Rappahannock County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the east of Sperryville
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Rock Mills have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rock Mills
    • Rose Hill [Rappahannock County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rose Hill
      • Rose Hill [Rappahannock County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the northeast of Sperryville
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Rose Hill have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rose Hill
    • Round Hill [Rappahannock County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Round Hill
      • Round Hill [Rappahannock County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the southeast of Sperryville
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Round Hill have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Round Hill
    • Scrabble [Rappahannock County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Scrabble
      • Scrabble [Rappahannock County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the southeast of Sperryville
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Scrabble

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 Sperryville. 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 ...
    • Ellen Arthur     (Wife President of Chester A. Arthur (1881 - 1885) - she died a year before he began his Presidency)
      • Wife President of Chester A. Arthur (1881 - 1885) - she died a year before he began his Presidency. She was born in Culpeper (Virginia) on Wednesday August 30, 1837 and died in New York (New York) on Monday January 12, 1880 at the age of 42. She is buried at Albany Rural Cemetery (Albany County, New York).
      • Culpeper is located 17 miles [27.4 km] to the southeast of Sperryville.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Ellen Arthur<3>
    • Walter Scott 'Steve' Brodie     (Professional baseball)
      • Professional baseball. He was born in Warrenton (Virginia) on Friday September 11, 1868 and died in Baltimore (Maryland) on Wednesday October 30, 1935 at the age of 67.
      • Warrenton is located 23 miles [37 km] to the east of Sperryville.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Walter Scott 'Steve' Brodie<3>
    • Zachary Taylor     (12th President of the US (1849 - 1850, died in office due to illness))
      • 12th President of the US (1849 - 1850, died in office due to illness). He was born in Orange (Virginia) on Wednesday November 24, 1784 and died in Washington, DC on Tueday July 9, 1850 at the age of 65. He is buried at Zachary Taylor National Cemetery (Jefferson County, Kentucky).
      • Orange is located 29 miles [46.7 km] to the south of Sperryville.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Zachary Taylor<3>

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

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

  • View Our List ...
    • Washington, which is the Seat of Rappahannock County and lies just to the Northeast.
    • Richmond, which is the State Capital of Virginia, lies 88 miles [141.6 km]<1> to the south southeast (SSE). If you could drive a straight line from Sperryville 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 66 miles [106.2 km] to the east northeast (ENE). Driving would take less than two hours, a buggy would take about three full days and walking would take three full days.
    • The shortest distance<5> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 5,958 miles [9,588.5 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<6>
    • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 6,665 miles [10,726.3 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<7>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 4,541 miles [7,308 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<8>

Other Roadside Stops ...

The Communities of Virginia

About Rappahannock County

About Virginia

Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Sperryville. 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 drawn from Point A (ie- Sperryville) to Point B.

If you need the driving distance (or directions), we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Sperryville. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Sperryville

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Sperryville. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 38.6574, Longitude: -78.2266    
<2>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.
<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 Sperryville 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 308.607 degrees.
<7>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 304.218 degrees.
<8>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 305.305 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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