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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 Spivey Ford, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Spivey Ford 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 Spivey Ford:
    • 36.659542, -82.703215
    • 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 Spivey Ford
  • 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 Spivey Ford ...

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.

  • Boulder [Scott County]
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Boulder have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Boulder
    • Boulder [Scott County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<2> to the northwest of Spivey Ford
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Boulder
  • Cartersville [Hawkins County]
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cartersville have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cartersville
    • Cartersville [Hawkins County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<2> to the southeast of Spivey Ford
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cartersville
  • Craft Mill [Scott County]
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Craft Mill have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Craft Mill
    • Craft Mill [Scott County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<2> to the northeast of Spivey Ford
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Craft Mill
  • Greenvale [Hawkins County]
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Greenvale have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Greenvale
    • Greenvale [Hawkins County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<2> to the southeast of Spivey Ford
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Greenvale
  • Continue List   (7 more) ...
    • Jennings Ford [Scott County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Jennings Ford have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Jennings Ford
      • Jennings Ford [Scott County] lies less than 2 miles<2> to the west of Spivey Ford
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Jennings Ford
    • Kermit [Scott County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Kermit have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Kermit
      • Kermit [Scott County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<2> to the south of Spivey Ford
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Kermit
    • Manville [Scott County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Manville have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Manville
      • Manville [Scott County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<2> to the east of Spivey Ford
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Manville
    • Marshall [Hawkins County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Marshall have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Marshall
      • Marshall [Hawkins County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<2> to the south of Spivey Ford
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Marshall
    • Mountain Springs [Scott County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Mountain Springs have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mountain Springs
      • Mountain Springs [Scott County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<2> to the southeast of Spivey Ford
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mountain Springs
    • Natural Tunnel [Scott County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Natural Tunnel have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Natural Tunnel
      • Natural Tunnel [Scott County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<2> to the northwest of Spivey Ford
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Natural Tunnel
    • Sunbright [Scott County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Sunbright have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sunbright
      • Sunbright [Scott County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<2> to the northwest of Spivey Ford
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sunbright

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 Spivey Ford. 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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    • June Carter Cash     (Oscar nominated actress, singer, songwriter, comedian, author)
      • Oscar nominated actress, singer, songwriter, comedian, author. She was born in Maces Spring (Virginia) on Sunday June 23, 1929 and died in Nashville (Tennessee) on Thursday May 15, 2003 at the age of 73.
      • Maces Spring is located 16 miles [25.7 km] to the east of Spivey Ford.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: June Carter Cash<3>
    • Ernie 'Tennessee Ernie' Ford     (Singer, TV Host, Radio announcer)
      • Singer, TV Host, Radio announcer. He was born in Bristol (Tennessee) on Thursday February 13, 1919 and died in Reston (Virginia) on Thursday October 17, 1991 at the age of 72.
      • Bristol is located 28 miles [45.1 km] to the east of Spivey Ford.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Ernie 'Tennessee Ernie' Ford<3>
    • Eliza Johnson     (Wife and First Lady to the Presidency of Andrew Johnson (1865 - 1869))
      • Wife and First Lady to the Presidency of Andrew Johnson (1865 - 1869). She was born in Telford (Tennessee) on Thursday October 4, 1810 and died in Greeneville (Tennessee) on Saturday January 15, 1876 at the age of 65.
      • Telford is located 29 miles [46.7 km] to the south of Spivey Ford.
      • Greeneville is located 34 miles [54.7 km] to the south of Spivey Ford.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Eliza Johnson<3>
    • George C. Scott     (Oscar winning actor, director, producer)
      • Oscar winning actor, director, producer. He was born in Wise (Virginia) on Tueday October 18, 1927 and died in Westlake Village (California) on Wednesday September 22, 1999 at the age of 71. He is buried at Westwood Memorial Park (Los Angeles County, California).
      • Wise is located 22 miles [35.4 km] to the north of Spivey Ford.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: George C. Scott<3>

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

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

  • View Our List ...
    • Gate City, which is the Seat of Scott County and lies just to the East Southeast.
    • Richmond, which is the State Capital of Virginia, lies 296 miles [476.4 km]<2> to the east northeast (ENE). If you could drive a straight line from Spivey Ford to Richmond, with an average speed<4>of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, it would take four to five hours to make the trip. A comfortable walk of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour would take 17 days. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take 12 days.
    • The White House (Washington, DC) is 345 miles [555.2 km] to the east northeast (ENE). Driving would take five to six hours, a buggy would take 14 days and walking would take 20 days.
    • The shortest distance<5> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 6,234 miles [10,032.7 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<6>
    • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 6,944 miles [11,175.3 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<7>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 4,820 miles [7,757 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<8>

Other Roadside Stops ...

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About Scott County

About Virginia

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Scott County: www.scottcountyva.com/

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 '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- Spivey Ford) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Spivey Ford. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 36.6595, Longitude: -82.7032       In this case, the coordinates for Spivey Ford 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 Spivey Ford 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 311.321 degrees.
<7>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 307.02 degrees.
<8>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 307.834 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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