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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 Springwood, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Springwood 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 Springwood:
    • 37.549022, -79.744763
    • 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 Springwood
  • 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 Springwood ...

We have found seven communities that share the name Springwood.

Within Virginia, the name Springwood is unique.

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

  • Communities Elsewhere In North America ...
    • Illinois
      • Will County
      • This Springwood is located in Will County and lies 525 miles [844.9 km]<1> to the northwest of the Springwood that is located in Botetourt County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Springwood
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Will County community of Springwood.
    • Indiana
      • Vigo County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<2> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Indiana community of Springwood [Vigo County].
    • Maryland
      • Anne Arundel County
      • This Springwood is located in Anne Arundel County and lies 195 miles [313.8 km]<1> to the northeast of the Springwood that is located in Botetourt County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Springwood
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Anne Arundel County community of Springwood.
      • Montgomery County
      • This Springwood is located in Montgomery County and lies 180 miles [289.7 km] to the northeast of the Springwood that is located in Botetourt County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Springwood
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Montgomery County community of Springwood.
    • North Carolina
      • Gaston County
      • This Springwood is located in Gaston County and lies 173 miles [278.4 km]<1> to the south southwest of the Springwood that is located in Botetourt County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Springwood
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Gaston County community of Springwood.
    • Ohio
      • Butler County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<2> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Ohio community of Springwood [Butler County].
    • South Carolina
      • Richland County
      • This Springwood is located in Richland County and lies 248 miles [399.1 km]<1> to the south southwest of the Springwood that is located in Botetourt County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Springwood
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Richland County community of Springwood.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Springwood ...

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.

  • Alpine [Botetourt County]
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Alpine have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Alpine
    • Alpine [Botetourt County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the east of Springwood
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Alpine
  • Eagle Rock [Botetourt County]
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Eagle Rock have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Eagle Rock
    • Eagle Rock [Botetourt County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the northwest of Springwood
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Eagle Rock
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Eagle Rock<4>
  • Flatwoods [Botetourt County]
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Flatwoods have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Flatwoods
    • Flatwoods [Botetourt County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the west of Springwood
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Flatwoods
  • Fork Mountain [Botetourt County]
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Fork Mountain have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Fork Mountain
    • Fork Mountain [Botetourt County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the east of Springwood
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Fork Mountain
  • Continue List   (7 more) ...
    • Greyledge [Botetourt County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Greyledge have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Greyledge
      • Greyledge [Botetourt County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the east of Springwood
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Greyledge
    • Harvey [Botetourt County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Harvey have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Harvey
      • Harvey [Botetourt County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the northeast of Springwood
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Harvey
    • Kyles Mills [Botetourt County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Kyles Mills have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Kyles Mills
      • Kyles Mills [Botetourt County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the west of Springwood
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Kyles Mills
    • Rocky Point [Botetourt County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Rocky Point have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rocky Point
      • Rocky Point [Botetourt County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the east of Springwood
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rocky Point
    • Salisbury [Botetourt County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Salisbury
      • Salisbury [Botetourt County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the northwest of Springwood
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Salisbury
    • Salt Petre Cave [Botetourt County]
      • Note: We haven't been able to verify our GPS coordinates for Salt Petre Cave. Although the coordinates have been estimated, they should be in the vicinity.<5>
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Salt Petre Cave
      • Salt Petre Cave [Botetourt County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the north of Springwood
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Salt Petre Cave
    • Solitude [Botetourt County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Solitude have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Solitude
      • Solitude [Botetourt County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the east of Springwood
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Solitude

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 Springwood. 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 ...
    • Walter Joseph Biggs, Jr.     (Artist)
      • Artist. He was born in Elliston (Virginia) on Friday June 4, 1886 and died in Roanoke (Virginia) on Sunday February 11, 1968 at the age of 81. He is buried at Sherwood Burial Park (Salem City, Virginia).
      • Elliston is located 35 miles [56.3 km] to the southwest of Springwood.
      • Roanoke is located 21 miles [33.8 km] to the southwest of Springwood.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Walter Joseph Biggs, Jr.<6>
    • John Williams 'Johnny' Humphries     (Major League Baseball)
    • Mary Johnston     (Author)
      • Author. She was born in Buchanan (Virginia) on Monday November 21, 1870 and died in Warm Springs (Virginia) on Saturday May 9, 1936 at the age of 65. She is buried at Hollywood Cemetery (Richmond City, Virginia).
      • Buchanan is located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the southeast of Springwood.
      • Warm Springs is located 34 miles [54.7 km] to the north of Springwood.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Mary Johnston<6>

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

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

  • View Our List ...
    • Fincastle, which is the Seat of Botetourt County and lies just to the West Southwest.
    • Richmond, which is the State Capital of Virginia, lies 126 miles [202.8 km]<1> to the east (E). If you could drive a straight line from Springwood to Richmond, with an average speed<7>of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, it would take less than three hours to make the trip. A comfortable walk of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour would take 8 days. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take 5 days.
    • The White House (Washington, DC) is 173 miles [278.4 km] to the east northeast (ENE). Driving would take about three hours, a buggy would take 7 days and walking would take 10 days.
    • The shortest distance<8> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 6,070 miles [9,768.7 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<9>
    • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 6,776 miles [10,904.9 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<10>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 4,653 miles [7,488.3 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<11>

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Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Botetourt County: www.co.botetourt.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- Springwood) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Springwood. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 37.5490, Longitude: -79.7448       In this case, the coordinates for Springwood have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<2>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 Springwood 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.
<3>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.
<4>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<5>An 'estimated' location is one where we have been given GPS coordinates, but are unable to verify the accuracy of those coordinates. That said, we have some confidence that we have placed the marker near the actual location. A typical reason for being unable to verify a location is that it might be on private property or maybe historic and gone without an obvious trace.
<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 Springwood 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 309.549 degrees.
<10>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 305.125 degrees.
<11>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 306.329 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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