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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 Stacher Ford, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Stacher Ford 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 Stacher Ford:
    • 36.693437, -82.296251
    • 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 Stacher Ford
  • 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 Stacher Ford ...

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.

  • Deans Store [Scott County]
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Deans Store have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Deans Store
    • Deans Store [Scott County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<2> to the west of Stacher Ford
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Deans Store
  • Hobbs Ford [Washington County]
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hobbs Ford have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hobbs Ford
    • Hobbs Ford [Washington County] lies less than 2 miles<2> to the north of Stacher Ford
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hobbs Ford
  • Jett Ford [Scott County]
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Jett Ford have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Jett Ford
    • Jett Ford [Scott County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<2> to the west of Stacher Ford
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Jett Ford
  • Leonard [Washington County]
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Leonard have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Leonard
    • Leonard [Washington County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<2> to the east of Stacher Ford
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Leonard
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    • Lime Hill [Washington County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lime Hill have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lime Hill
      • Lime Hill [Washington County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<2> to the southeast of Stacher Ford
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lime Hill
    • Little Duck [Scott County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Little Duck have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Little Duck
      • Little Duck [Scott County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<2> to the northwest of Stacher Ford
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Little Duck
    • Lone Star [Washington County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lone Star have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lone Star
      • Lone Star [Washington County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<2> to the east of Stacher Ford
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lone Star
    • Martin Ford [Washington County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Martin Ford have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Martin Ford
      • Martin Ford [Washington County] lies less than 2 miles<2> to the west of Stacher Ford
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Martin Ford
    • Ravens Nest [Washington County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Ravens Nest have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ravens Nest
      • Ravens Nest [Washington County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<2> to the northeast of Stacher Ford
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ravens Nest
    • Silica [Scott County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Silica have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Silica
      • Silica [Scott County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<2> to the west of Stacher Ford
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Silica
    • Walnut Grove [Washington County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Walnut Grove have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Walnut Grove
      • Walnut Grove [Washington County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<2> to the east of Stacher Ford
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Walnut Grove
    • Wolfrun [Washington County] - Historic
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Wolfrun have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Wolfrun
      • Wolfrun [Washington County] was located 2 miles [3.2 km]<2> to the east of Stacher Ford

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 Stacher Ford. 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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    • 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 6 miles [9.7 km] to the west of Stacher Ford.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: June Carter Cash<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.
      • Bristol is located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the southeast of Stacher Ford.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Ernie 'Tennessee Ernie' Ford<3>
    • Andrew Johnson     (17th President of the US (1865 - 1869))
      • 17th President of the US (1865 - 1869). He was born in Raleigh (North Carolina) on Thursday December 29, 1808 and died in Elizabethton (Tennessee) on Saturday July 31, 1875 at the age of 66.
      • Elizabethton is located 24 miles [38.6 km] to the south of Stacher Ford.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Andrew Johnson<3>
    • 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 25 miles [40.2 km] to the northwest of Stacher Ford.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: George C. Scott<3>

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

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

  • View Our List ...
    • Abingdon, which is the Seat of Washington County and lies 18 miles [29 km]<2> to the east. If you could walk a straight line from Stacher Ford to Abingdon, with an average speed<4> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take just over a day to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take five to six hours.
    • Richmond, which is the State Capital of Virginia, lies 273 miles [439.4 km] to the east northeast (ENE). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take four to five hours, a buggy would take 11 days and walking would take 16 days.
    • The White House (Washington, DC) is 324 miles [521.4 km] to the east northeast (ENE). Driving would take five to six hours, a buggy would take 13 days and walking would take 19 days.
    • The shortest distance<5> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 6,216 miles [10,003.7 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<6>
    • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 6,925 miles [11,144.7 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<7>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 4,801 miles [7,726.5 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<8>

Other Roadside Stops ...

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Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Washington County: www.washcova.com/

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' (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- Stacher Ford) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Stacher Ford. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 36.6934, Longitude: -82.2963       In this case, the coordinates for Stacher Ford 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 Stacher Ford 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 311.077 degrees.
<7>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 306.746 degrees.
<8>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 307.655 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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