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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 Springfield Oaks, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Springfield Oaks 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 Springfield Oaks:
    • 38.725948, -77.205815
    • 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 Springfield Oaks
  • 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 Springfield Oaks ...

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 Crest [Fairfax County]
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cedar Crest have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cedar Crest
    • Cedar Crest [Fairfax County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<2> to the north of Springfield Oaks
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cedar Crest
  • Donovans Corner [Fairfax County]
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Donovans Corner have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Donovans Corner
    • Donovans Corner [Fairfax County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<2> to the northwest of Springfield Oaks
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Donovans Corner
  • Five Forks [Fairfax County]
    • 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 [Fairfax County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<2> to the northwest of Springfield Oaks
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Five Forks
  • Gum Springs [Fairfax County]
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Gum Springs have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Gum Springs
    • Gum Springs [Fairfax County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<2> to the east of Springfield Oaks
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Gum Springs
  • Continue List   (19 more) ...
    • Harbor View [Fairfax County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Harbor View have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Harbor View
      • Harbor View [Fairfax County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<2> to the south of Springfield Oaks
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Harbor View
    • Hayfield [Fairfax County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hayfield have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hayfield
      • Hayfield [Fairfax County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<2> to the northeast of Springfield Oaks
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hayfield
    • Homewood [Fairfax County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Homewood have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Homewood
      • Homewood [Fairfax County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<2> to the northwest of Springfield Oaks
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Homewood
    • Indian Run Park [Fairfax County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Indian Run Park have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Indian Run Park
      • Indian Run Park [Fairfax County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<2> to the northeast of Springfield Oaks
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Indian Run Park
    • Indian Springs [Fairfax County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Indian Springs have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Indian Springs
      • Indian Springs [Fairfax County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<2> to the north of Springfield Oaks
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Indian Springs
    • Kings Park [Fairfax County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Kings Park have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Kings Park
      • Kings Park [Fairfax County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<2> to the north of Springfield Oaks
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Kings Park
    • Raceway Farms [Fairfax County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Raceway Farms have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Raceway Farms
      • Raceway Farms [Fairfax County] lies less than 2 miles<2> to the east of Springfield Oaks
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Raceway Farms
    • Red Fox Forest [Fairfax County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Red Fox Forest have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Red Fox Forest
      • Red Fox Forest [Fairfax County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<2> to the northwest of Springfield Oaks
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Red Fox Forest
    • Ridgeview [Fairfax County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Ridgeview have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ridgeview
      • Ridgeview [Fairfax County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<2> to the northeast of Springfield Oaks
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ridgeview
    • Riverwood [Fairfax County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Riverwood have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Riverwood
      • Riverwood [Fairfax County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<2> to the east of Springfield Oaks
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Riverwood
    • Rollingwood [Fairfax County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Rollingwood have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rollingwood
      • Rollingwood [Fairfax County] lies less than 2 miles<2> to the north of Springfield Oaks
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rollingwood
    • Rose Hill [Fairfax County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Rose Hill have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rose Hill
      • Rose Hill [Fairfax County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<2> to the northeast of Springfield Oaks
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rose Hill
    • Silver Springs [Fairfax County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Silver Springs have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Silver Springs
      • Silver Springs [Fairfax County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<2> to the northeast of Springfield Oaks
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Silver Springs
    • Sunnyview [Fairfax County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Sunnyview have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sunnyview
      • Sunnyview [Fairfax County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<2> to the east of Springfield Oaks
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sunnyview
    • Virginia Hills [Fairfax County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Virginia Hills have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Virginia Hills
      • Virginia Hills [Fairfax County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<2> to the northeast of Springfield Oaks
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Virginia Hills
    • Willow Run [Fairfax County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Willow Run have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Willow Run
      • Willow Run [Fairfax County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<2> to the north of Springfield Oaks
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Willow Run
    • Woodland Park [Fairfax County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Woodland Park have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Woodland Park
      • Woodland Park [Fairfax County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<2> to the east of Springfield Oaks
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Woodland Park
    • Woodlawn [Fairfax County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Woodlawn have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Woodlawn
      • Woodlawn [Fairfax County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<2> to the east of Springfield Oaks
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Woodlawn
    • Yacht Haven [Fairfax County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Yacht Haven have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Yacht Haven
      • Yacht Haven [Fairfax County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<2> to the east of Springfield Oaks
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Yacht Haven

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 Springfield Oaks. 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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    • Nicholas James 'Nick' Adenhart     (Professional baseball)
      • Professional baseball. He was born in Silver Spring (Maryland) on Sunday August 24, 1986 and died in Fullerton (California) on Thursday April 9, 2009 at the age of 22. He is buried at Greenlawn Cemetery (Washington County, Maryland).
      • Silver Spring is located 20 miles [32.2 km] to the northeast of Springfield Oaks.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Nicholas James 'Nick' Adenhart<3>
    • Jack Anderson     (Columnist)
      • Columnist. He was born in Long Beach (California) on Thursday October 19, 1922 and died in Bethesda (Maryland) on Saturday December 17, 2005 at the age of 83.
      • Bethesda is located 18 miles [29 km] to the north of Springfield Oaks.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Jack Anderson<3>
    • Wernher Von Braun     (Scientist)
      • Scientist. He was born in Wielkopolskie (Poland) on Saturday March 23, 1912 and died in Alexandria (Virginia) on Thursday June 16, 1977 at the age of 65.
      • Alexandria is located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the northeast of Springfield Oaks.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Wernher Von Braun<3>
    • Roy Buchanan     (Musician)
      • Musician. He was born in Ozark (Arkansas) on Saturday September 23, 1939 and died in Fairfax Hills (Virginia) on Sunday August 14, 1988 at the age of 48. He is buried at Columbia Gardens Cemetery (Arlington County, Virginia).
      • Fairfax Hills is located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the north of Springfield Oaks.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Roy Buchanan<3>
    • Chet Bulger     (Professional football)
      • Professional football. He was born in Rumford (Maine) on Tueday September 18, 1917 and died in Fairfax (Virginia) on Thursday February 19, 2009 at the age of 91.
      • Fairfax is located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the northwest of Springfield Oaks.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Chet Bulger<3>
    • Sandra Bullock     (Oscar winning actress)
      • Oscar winning actress. She was born in Arlington (Virginia) on Sunday July 26, 1964
      • Arlington is located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the northeast of Springfield Oaks.
    • John Aloysius Fahey     (Musician)
      • Musician. He was born in Takoma Park (Maryland) on Tueday February 28, 1939 and died in Salem (Oregon) on Thursday February 22, 2001 at the age of 62.
      • Takoma Park is located 20 miles [32.2 km] to the northeast of Springfield Oaks.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: John Aloysius Fahey<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.
      • Reston is located 18 miles [29 km] to the northwest of Springfield Oaks.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Ernie 'Tennessee Ernie' Ford<3>
    • Virginia Hall     (World War II spy)
      • World War II spy. She was born in Baltimore (Maryland) on Friday April 6, 1906 and died in Rockland (Maryland) on Thursday July 8, 1982 at the age of 76. She is buried at Druid Ridge Cemetery (Baltimore County, Maryland).
      • Rockland is located 24 miles [38.6 km] to the north of Springfield Oaks.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Virginia Hall<3>
    • Grace Hopper     (Rear Admiral, computer scientist, mathematician)
      • Rear Admiral, computer scientist, mathematician. She was born in New York (New York) on Sunday December 9, 1906 and died in Arlington (Virginia) on Wednesday January 1, 1992 at the age of 85. She is buried at Arlington National Cemetery (Arlington County, Virginia).
      • Arlington is located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the northeast of Springfield Oaks.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Grace Hopper<3>
    • Shirley Valerie Horn     (Musician)
      • Musician. She was born in Washington, DC on Tueday May 1, 1934 and died in Cheverly (Maryland) on Thursday October 20, 2005 at the age of 71. She is buried at Ft. Lincoln Cemetery (Prince George's County, Maryland).
      • Cheverly is located 20 miles [32.2 km] to the northeast of Springfield Oaks.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Shirley Valerie Horn<3>
    • Ivan Wilfred 'Ching' Johnson     (Professional hockey)
      • Professional hockey. He was born in Winnipeg (Manitoba) on Tueday December 7, 1897 and died in Silver Spring (Maryland) on Saturday June 16, 1979 at the age of 81. He is buried at Ft. Lincoln Cemetery (Prince George's County, Maryland).
      • Silver Spring is located 20 miles [32.2 km] to the northeast of Springfield Oaks.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Ivan Wilfred 'Ching' Johnson<3>
    • Herbert 'Herb' Kalin     (Musician, singer)
      • Musician, singer. He was born in Port Jervis (New York) on Friday February 16, 1934 and died in Waldorf (Maryland) on Friday July 21, 2006 at the age of 72. He is buried at Trinity Memorial Gardens (Charles County, Maryland).
      • Waldorf is located 17 miles [27.4 km] to the southeast of Springfield Oaks.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Herbert 'Herb' Kalin<3>

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

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

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    • Richmond, which is the State Capital of Virginia, lies 82 miles [132 km]<2> to the south (S). If you could drive a straight line from Springfield Oaks 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 14 miles [22.5 km] to the northeast (NE). The buggy would take four to five hours and walking would take most of a day.
    • The shortest distance<5> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 5,912 miles [9,514.4 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<6>
    • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 6,617 miles [10,649 km] and it lies to the east northeast (ENE).<7>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 4,494 miles [7,232.4 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<8>

Other Roadside Stops ...

Find a Community located in Virginia

About Fairfax County

About Virginia

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Fairfax County: www.co.fairfax.va.us/

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' distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Springfield Oaks) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Springfield Oaks. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 38.7259, Longitude: -77.2058       In this case, the coordinates for Springfield Oaks 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 Springfield Oaks 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 308.00 degrees.
<7>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 303.538 degrees.
<8>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 304.851 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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