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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 Spring City, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Spring City 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 Spring City:
    • 36.918442, -82.107632
    • 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 Spring City
  • 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 Spring City ...

We have found eleven communities that share the name Spring City.

Within Virginia, the name Spring City is unique.

Beyond Virginia, we know of another eleven communities that are located throughout in the United States.

  • Communities Elsewhere In North America ...
    • Kansas
      • Cherokee County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<1> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Kansas community of Spring City [Cherokee County].
      • Norton County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information. For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Kansas community of Spring City [Norton County].
      • Sumner County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information. For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Kansas community of Spring City [Sumner County].
    • Michigan
      • Grand Traverse County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<1> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Michigan community of Spring City [Grand Traverse County].
    • Missouri
      • Newton County
      • This Spring City is located in Newton County and lies 685 miles [1,102.4 km]<2> to the west of the Spring City that is located in Russell County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Spring City
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Newton County community of Spring City.
      • Oregon County
      • Although located in Oregon County, we don't know the location within the county.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Oregon County community of Spring City.
      • Saint Clair County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<1> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Missouri community of Spring City [Saint Clair County].
    • Nevada
      • Humboldt County
      • This community is historic<3> and we have very little information. For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Nevada community of Spring City [Humboldt County].
    • Pennsylvania
      • Chester County
      • This Spring City is located in Chester County and lies 419 miles [674.3 km]<2> to the northeast of the Spring City that is located in Russell County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Spring City
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Chester County community of Spring City.
    • Tennessee
      • Rhea County
      • This Spring City is located in Rhea County and lies 175 miles [281.6 km]<2> to the west southwest of the Spring City that is located in Russell County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Spring City
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Rhea County community of Spring City.
    • Utah
      • Sanpete County
      • This Spring City is located in Sanpete County and lies 1,597 miles [2,570.1 km]<2> to the west northwest of the Spring City that is located in Russell County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Spring City
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Sanpete County community of Spring City.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Spring City ...

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.

  • Corner [Russell County]
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Corner have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Corner
    • Corner [Russell County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<2> to the northeast of Spring City
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Corner
  • Counts [Russell County]
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Counts have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Counts
    • Counts [Russell County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<2> to the west of Spring City
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Counts
  • Elk Garden [Russell County]
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Elk Garden have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Elk Garden
    • Elk Garden [Russell County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<2> to the east of Spring City
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Elk Garden
  • Flatwoods [Russell County]
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Flatwoods have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Flatwoods
    • Flatwoods [Russell County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<2> to the northeast of Spring City
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Flatwoods
  • Continue List   (7 more) ...
    • Fullers [Russell County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Fullers have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Fullers
      • Fullers [Russell County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<2> to the north of Spring City
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Fullers
    • Gravel Lick [Russell County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Gravel Lick have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Gravel Lick
      • Gravel Lick [Russell County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<2> to the west of Spring City
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Gravel Lick
    • Jessees Mill [Russell County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Jessees Mill have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Jessees Mill
      • Jessees Mill [Russell County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<2> to the west of Spring City
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Jessees Mill
    • Pondtown [Russell County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Pondtown have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pondtown
      • Pondtown [Russell County] lies less than 2 miles<2> to the northeast of Spring City
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pondtown
    • Rockdell [Russell County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Rockdell have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rockdell
      • Rockdell [Russell County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<2> to the east of Spring City
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rockdell
    • Slabtown [Russell County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Slabtown have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Slabtown
      • Slabtown [Russell County] lies less than 2 miles<2> to the southeast of Spring City
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Slabtown
    • Stone Bruise [Russell County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Stone Bruise have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Stone Bruise
      • Stone Bruise [Russell County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<2> to the southeast of Spring City
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Stone Bruise

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 Spring City. 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 ...
    • 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 23 miles [37 km] to the southwest of Spring City.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: June Carter Cash<5>
    • 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 22 miles [35.4 km] to the south of Spring City.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Ernie 'Tennessee Ernie' Ford<5>
    • 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 26 miles [41.8 km] to the west of Spring City.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: George C. Scott<5>

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

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

  • View Our List ...
    • Lebanon, which is the Seat of Russell County and lies just to the Southeast.
    • Richmond, which is the State Capital of Virginia, lies 260 miles [418.4 km]<2> to the east (E). If you could drive a straight line from Spring City to Richmond, with an average speed<6>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 15 days. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take 11 days.
    • The White House (Washington, DC) is 308 miles [495.7 km] to the east northeast (ENE). Driving would take five to six hours, a buggy would take 12 days and walking would take 18 days.
    • The shortest distance<7> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 6,198 miles [9,974.7 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<8>
    • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 6,907 miles [11,115.7 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<9>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 4,783 miles [7,697.5 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<10>

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Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for State of Virginia: https://www.virginia.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>If we encounter the name of what might be a community, our methodology is to add that name to our Gazetteer as a placeholder. As we find more information about that community, it will be added to our Gazetteer.

Just as a reminder: Our definition of a community is rather broad and includes those places (or areas) where several families lived and had a name which identified that place. For example, you might hear somebody say that they are going over to Rock Creek to see Pete ... Rock Creek is just a gas station and a couple of homes at the crossroads. While it might not be on the map, everybody in the area knows it by that name.

Places of interest include buildings at a crossroad, several families clustered in a hollow or maybe the location of a way station. It also includes places like mines, lumber camps, ferry crossings, etc. The community might still exist, is now gone or only existed for just a short period of time.

Also keep in mind that Spring City could have been on the original document by mistake, misspelled, the original/alternate name of a community that we've listed elsewhere or was placed in the wrong county. Sometimes a post office or train station would have a different name than the community where it's located, so two names might be referring to the same community - we're working to straighten it all out.
<2>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Spring City) 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 Spring City. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Spring City

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Spring City. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 36.9184, Longitude: -82.1076       In this case, the coordinates for Spring City have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<3>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 Spring City, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.
<4>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.
<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 Spring City 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 310.964 degrees.
<9>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 306.649 degrees.
<10>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 307.51 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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