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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 Sprouses Corner, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Sprouses Corner 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 Sprouses Corner:
    • 37.529314, -78.491946
    • 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 Sprouses Corner
  • 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 Sprouses Corner ...

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.

  • Alpha [Buckingham County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Alpha
    • Alpha [Buckingham County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the northeast of Sprouses Corner
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Alpha have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Alpha
  • Chestnut Grove [Buckingham County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Chestnut Grove
    • Chestnut Grove [Buckingham County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the southwest of Sprouses Corner
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Chestnut Grove have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Chestnut Grove
  • Curdsville [Buckingham County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Curdsville
    • Curdsville [Buckingham County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the south of Sprouses Corner
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Curdsville
  • Gold Hill [Buckingham County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Gold Hill
    • Gold Hill [Buckingham County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the northeast of Sprouses Corner
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Gold Hill
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    • Gravel Hill [Buckingham County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Gravel Hill
      • Gravel Hill [Buckingham County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the northeast of Sprouses Corner
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Gravel Hill have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Gravel Hill
    • Guinea Mills [Cumberland County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Guinea Mills
      • Guinea Mills [Cumberland County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the southeast of Sprouses Corner
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Guinea Mills have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Guinea Mills
    • Hatcher [Cumberland County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hatcher
      • Hatcher [Cumberland County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the east of Sprouses Corner
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hatcher have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hatcher
    • Slate Hill [Buckingham County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Slate Hill
      • Slate Hill [Buckingham County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the northeast of Sprouses Corner
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Slate Hill have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Slate Hill
    • Sunny Side [Buckingham County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sunny Side
      • Sunny Side [Buckingham County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the northeast of Sprouses Corner
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Sunny Side have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sunny Side
    • Toga [Buckingham County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Toga
      • Toga [Buckingham County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the west of Sprouses Corner
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Toga
    • Union Hill [Buckingham County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Union Hill
      • Union Hill [Buckingham County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the east of Sprouses Corner
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Union Hill have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Union Hill
    • Woods Corner [Buckingham County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Woods Corner
      • Woods Corner [Buckingham County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the west of Sprouses Corner
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Woods Corner have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Woods Corner

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 Sprouses Corner. 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 ...
    • Woodrow Wilson 'Woody' Williams     (Major League Baseball)
      • Major League Baseball. He was born in Pamplin City (Virginia) on Wednesday August 21, 1912 and died in Appomattox (Virginia) on Friday February 24, 1995 at the age of 82.
      • Pamplin City is located 21 miles [33.8 km] to the southwest of Sprouses Corner.
      • Appomattox is located 21 miles [33.8 km] to the southwest of Sprouses Corner.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Woodrow Wilson 'Woody' Williams<3>

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

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

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    • Buckingham, which is the Seat of Buckingham County and lies just to the West Northwest.
    • Richmond, which is the State Capital of Virginia, lies 57 miles [91.7 km]<1> to the east (E). If you could walk a straight line from Sprouses Corner to Richmond, with an average speed<4> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take most of three days to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take over two days.
    • The White House (Washington, DC) is 123 miles [197.9 km] to the northeast (NE). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take about two hours, a buggy would take 5 days and walking would take 7 days.
    • The shortest distance<5> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 6,018 miles [9,685 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<6>
    • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 6,721 miles [10,816.4 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<7>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 4,598 miles [7,399.8 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<8>

Other Roadside Stops ...

Find a Community in Virginia

About Buckingham County

About Virginia

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

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' (or 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- Sprouses Corner) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Sprouses Corner. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 37.5293, Longitude: -78.4919       In this case, the coordinates for Sprouses Corner have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<2>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.
<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 Sprouses Corner 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 308.813 degrees.
<7>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 304.282 degrees.
<8>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 305.82 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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