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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 Springvale, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Springvale 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 Springvale:
    • 38.999276, -77.313595
    • 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 Springvale
  • 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 Springvale ...

We have found fourteen communities that share the name Springvale.

Within Virginia, the name Springvale is unique.

Beyond Virginia, we know of another fourteen communities that are located throughout in the United States and Canada. Of these fourteen communities, twelve are located in the United States and four are in Canada.

  • Communities Elsewhere In North America ...
    • Georgia
      • Randolph County
      • This Springvale is located in Randolph County and lies 652 miles [1,049.3 km]<1> to the southwest of the Springvale that is located in Fairfax County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Springvale
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Randolph County community of Springvale.
    • Kansas
      • Pratt County
      • This Springvale is located in Pratt County and lies 1,174 miles [1,889.4 km]<1> to the west of the Springvale that is located in Fairfax County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Springvale
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Pratt County community of Springvale.
    • Maine
      • York County
      • This Springvale is located in York County and lies 457 miles [735.5 km]<1> to the northeast of the Springvale that is located in Fairfax County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Springvale
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the York County community of Springvale.
    • Maryland
      • Washington County
      • This Springvale is located in Washington County and lies 38 miles [61.2 km]<1> to the north northwest of the Springvale that is located in Fairfax County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Springvale
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Washington County community of Springvale.
    • Minnesota
      • Isanti County
      • This Springvale is located in Isanti County and lies 933 miles [1,501.5 km]<1> to the northwest of the Springvale that is located in Fairfax County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Springvale
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Isanti County community of Springvale.
    • Missouri
      • Pulaski County
      • This community is historic<2> and although located in Pulaski County, we don't know where within the county.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Pulaski County community of Springvale.
    • New York
      • Chenango County
      • This Springvale is located in Chenango County and lies 261 miles [420 km]<1> to the north northeast of the Springvale that is located in Fairfax County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Springvale
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Chenango County community of Springvale.
    • Ohio
      • Clermont County
      • This Springvale is located in Clermont County and lies 368 miles [592.2 km]<1> to the west of the Springvale that is located in Fairfax County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Springvale
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Clermont County community of Springvale.
    • Oklahoma
      • Logan County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<3> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Oklahoma community of Springvale [Logan County].
    • Ontario
      • This Springvale lies 310 miles [498.9 km]<1> to the north northwest of the Springvale that is located in Fairfax County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Springvale
    • Pennsylvania
      • York County
      • This Springvale is located in York County and lies 73 miles [117.5 km]<1> to the north northeast of the Springvale that is located in Fairfax County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Springvale
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the York County community of Springvale.
    • Prince Edward Island
      • This Springvale lies 872 miles [1,403.3 km]<1> to the northeast of the Springvale that is located in Fairfax County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Springvale
    • Tennessee
      • Hamblen County
      • This Springvale is located in Hamblen County and lies 375 miles [603.5 km]<1> to the west southwest of the Springvale that is located in Fairfax County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Springvale
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Hamblen County community of Springvale.
      • Hamilton County
      • This Springvale is located in Hamilton County and lies 513 miles [825.6 km] to the west southwest of the Springvale that is located in Fairfax County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Springvale
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Hamilton County community of Springvale.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Springvale ...

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.

  • Cinnamon Creek [Fairfax County]
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cinnamon Creek have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cinnamon Creek
    • Cinnamon Creek [Fairfax County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the southeast of Springvale
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cinnamon Creek
  • Cooktown [Fairfax County]
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cooktown have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cooktown
    • Cooktown [Fairfax County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the west of Springvale
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cooktown
  • Deanwood [Fairfax County]
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Deanwood have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Deanwood
    • Deanwood [Fairfax County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the north of Springvale
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Deanwood
  • Great Falls [Fairfax County]
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Great Falls have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Great Falls
    • Great Falls [Fairfax County] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the east of Springvale
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Great Falls
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Great Falls<5>
  • Continue List   (11 more) ...
    • Hickory Creek [Fairfax County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hickory Creek have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hickory Creek
      • Hickory Creek [Fairfax County] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the southeast of Springvale
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hickory Creek
    • Hickory Run [Fairfax County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hickory Run have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hickory Run
      • Hickory Run [Fairfax County] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the southeast of Springvale
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hickory Run
    • Lake Potomac [Montgomery County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lake Potomac have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lake Potomac
      • Lake Potomac [Montgomery County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the northeast of Springvale
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lake Potomac
    • Oak Grove [Loudoun County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Oak Grove
      • Oak Grove [Loudoun County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the west of Springvale
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Oak Grove
    • Peacock [Fairfax County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Peacock have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Peacock
      • Peacock [Fairfax County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the southeast of Springvale
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Peacock
    • Pinecrest [Fairfax County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Pinecrest have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pinecrest
      • Pinecrest [Fairfax County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the south of Springvale
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pinecrest
    • Rushville [Montgomery County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Rushville have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rushville
      • Rushville [Montgomery County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the north of Springvale
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rushville
    • Sugarland Run [Loudoun County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Sugarland Run have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sugarland Run
      • Sugarland Run [Loudoun County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the northwest of Springvale
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sugarland Run
    • Sun Valley [Fairfax County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Sun Valley have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sun Valley
      • Sun Valley [Fairfax County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the south of Springvale
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sun Valley
    • Sunset Hills [Fairfax County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Sunset Hills have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sunset Hills
      • Sunset Hills [Fairfax County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the southwest of Springvale
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sunset Hills
    • Wolf Trap [Fairfax County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Wolf Trap have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Wolf Trap
      • Wolf Trap [Fairfax County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the south of Springvale
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Wolf Trap

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 Springvale. 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 15 miles [24.1 km] to the east of Springvale.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Nicholas James 'Nick' Adenhart<6>
    • 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 11 miles [17.7 km] to the east of Springvale.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Jack Anderson<6>
    • 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 19 miles [30.6 km] to the southeast of Springvale.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Wernher Von Braun<6>
    • 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 12 miles [19.3 km] to the southeast of Springvale.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Roy Buchanan<6>
    • 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 10 miles [16.1 km] to the south of Springvale.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Chet Bulger<6>
    • Sandra Bullock     (Oscar winning actress)
      • Oscar winning actress. She was born in Arlington (Virginia) on Sunday July 26, 1964
      • Arlington is located 13 miles [20.9 km] to the southeast of Springvale.
    • Fernandas Bowen 'Ferd' Eunick     (Major League Baseball)
      • Major League Baseball. He was born in Woodbine (Maryland) on Friday April 22, 1892 and died in Baltimore (Maryland) on Wednesday December 9, 1959 at the age of 67. He is buried at Loudon Park Cemetery (Baltimore City, Maryland).
      • Woodbine is located 28 miles [45.1 km] to the northeast of Springvale.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Fernandas Bowen 'Ferd' Eunick<6>
    • 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 16 miles [25.7 km] to the east of Springvale.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: John Aloysius Fahey<6>
    • 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 3 miles [4.8 km] to the southwest of Springvale.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Ernie 'Tennessee Ernie' Ford<6>
    • David Luther 'Scissors' Foutz     (Major League Baseball)
      • Major League Baseball. He was born in Woodbine (Maryland) on Sunday September 7, 1856 and died in Waverly (Maryland) on Friday March 5, 1897 at the age of 40. He is buried at Loudon Park Cemetery (Baltimore City, Maryland).
      • Woodbine is located 28 miles [45.1 km] to the northeast of Springvale.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: David Luther 'Scissors' Foutz<6>
    • 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 11 miles [17.7 km] to the northeast of Springvale.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Virginia Hall<6>
    • 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 13 miles [20.9 km] to the southeast of Springvale.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Grace Hopper<6>
    • 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 21 miles [33.8 km] to the east of Springvale.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Shirley Valerie Horn<6>

How Far From Springvale to ...

We spend a lot of time looking through Gazetteers, Almanacs & Directories that were published in the late 1800's and early 1900's. Many of the Gazetteers include the distance from a community such as Springvale to various places of note, such as the White House.

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

  • View Our List ...
    • Richmond, which is the State Capital of Virginia, lies 100 miles [160.9 km]<1> to the south (S). If you could drive a straight line from Springvale to Richmond, with an average speed<7>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 6 days. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take three full days.
    • The White House (Washington, DC) is 16 miles [25.7 km] to the east southeast (ESE). The buggy would take five to six hours and walking would take most of a day.
    • The shortest distance<8> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 5,905 miles [9,503.2 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<9>
    • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 6,611 miles [10,639.4 km] and it lies to the east northeast (ENE).<10>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 4,488 miles [7,222.7 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<11>

Other Roadside Stops ...

Visit our Community Index for Virginia

About Fairfax County

About Virginia

Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Springvale. 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>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- Springvale) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Springvale. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 38.9993, Longitude: -77.3136       In this case, the coordinates for Springvale have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<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 Springvale, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.
<3>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 Mile's to see Pete ... Mile's 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 Springvale 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.
<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>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<6>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.
<7>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.
<8>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 Springvale to the Middle East to be East and South, the Great Circle Route actually lies to the North and East.
<9>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Jerusalem is 308.047 degrees.
<10>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 303.633 degrees.
<11>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 304.792 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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