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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 Stafford Heights, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Stafford Heights 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 Stafford Heights:
    • 38.422700, -77.380100
    • 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 Stafford Heights
  • 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 Stafford Heights ...

We have found three communities that share the name Stafford Heights.

Within Virginia, the name Stafford Heights is unique.

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

  • Communities Elsewhere In North America ...
    • Maryland
      • Caroline County
      • This Stafford Heights is located in Caroline County and lies 89 miles [143.2 km]<1> to the east northeast of the Stafford Heights that is located in Stafford County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Stafford Heights
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Caroline County community of Stafford Heights.
    • Pennsylvania
      • Dauphin County
      • This Stafford Heights is located in Dauphin County and lies 132 miles [212.4 km]<1> to the north northeast of the Stafford Heights that is located in Stafford County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Stafford Heights
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Dauphin County community of Stafford Heights.
    • South Carolina
      • Charleston County
      • This Stafford Heights is located in Charleston County and lies 421 miles [677.5 km]<1> to the south southwest of the Stafford Heights that is located in Stafford County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Stafford Heights
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Charleston County community of Stafford Heights.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Stafford Heights ...

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.

  • Aqua Villa [Stafford County]
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Aqua Villa have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Aqua Villa
    • Aqua Villa [Stafford County] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the northeast of Stafford Heights
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Aqua Villa
  • Bells Run [Stafford County]
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Bells Run have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bells Run
    • Bells Run [Stafford County] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the northwest of Stafford Heights
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bells Run
  • Bowers [Stafford County]
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Bowers have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bowers
    • Bowers [Stafford County] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the north of Stafford Heights
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bowers
  • Coal Landing [Stafford County]
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Coal Landing have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Coal Landing
    • Coal Landing [Stafford County] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the north of Stafford Heights
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Coal Landing
  • Continue List   (15 more) ...
    • Cobblestone [Stafford County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cobblestone have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cobblestone
      • Cobblestone [Stafford County] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the west of Stafford Heights
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cobblestone
    • Greenridge [Stafford County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Greenridge have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Greenridge
      • Greenridge [Stafford County] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the northwest of Stafford Heights
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Greenridge
    • Harris [Stafford County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Harris have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Harris
      • Harris [Stafford County] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the northeast of Stafford Heights
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Harris
    • Quail Run [Stafford County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Quail Run have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Quail Run
      • Quail Run [Stafford County] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the west of Stafford Heights
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Quail Run
    • Raspberry [Stafford County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Raspberry have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Raspberry
      • Raspberry [Stafford County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the northeast of Stafford Heights
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Raspberry
    • Rivendell [Stafford County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Rivendell have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rivendell
      • Rivendell [Stafford County] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the east of Stafford Heights
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rivendell
    • Sams Ridge [Stafford County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Sams Ridge have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sams Ridge
      • Sams Ridge [Stafford County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the northeast of Stafford Heights
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sams Ridge
    • Shadow Woods [Stafford County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Shadow Woods have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Shadow Woods
      • Shadow Woods [Stafford County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the northwest of Stafford Heights
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Shadow Woods
    • Stone River [Stafford County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Stone River have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Stone River
      • Stone River [Stafford County] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the northwest of Stafford Heights
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Stone River
    • Summerwind [Stafford County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Summerwind have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Summerwind
      • Summerwind [Stafford County] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the southwest of Stafford Heights
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Summerwind
    • Summerwood [Stafford County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Summerwood have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Summerwood
      • Summerwood [Stafford County] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the northwest of Stafford Heights
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Summerwood
    • Sunshine Hills [Stafford County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Sunshine Hills have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sunshine Hills
      • Sunshine Hills [Stafford County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the northeast of Stafford Heights
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sunshine Hills
    • Twin Oaks [Stafford County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Twin Oaks have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Twin Oaks
      • Twin Oaks [Stafford County] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the north of Stafford Heights
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Twin Oaks
    • Vintage Oaks [Stafford County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Vintage Oaks have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Vintage Oaks
      • Vintage Oaks [Stafford County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the northwest of Stafford Heights
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Vintage Oaks
    • Widewater Beach [Stafford County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Widewater Beach have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Widewater Beach
      • Widewater Beach [Stafford County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the east of Stafford Heights
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Widewater Beach

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 Stafford Heights. 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 ...
    • John Wilkes Booth     (Presidental assassin, actor)
      • Presidental assassin, actor. He was born in Bel Air (Maryland) on Wednesday January 10, 1838 and died in Port Royal (Virginia) on Wednesday April 26, 1865 at the age of 27. He is buried at Green Mount Cemetery (Baltimore City, Maryland).
      • Port Royal is located 20 miles [32.2 km] to the southeast of Stafford Heights.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: John Wilkes Booth<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 29 miles [46.7 km] to the north of Stafford Heights.
      • 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 29 miles [46.7 km] to the north of Stafford Heights.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Chet Bulger<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 29 miles [46.7 km] to the northeast of Stafford Heights.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Herbert 'Herb' Kalin<3>
    • James Madison     (4th President of the US (1809 - 1817))
      • 4th President of the US (1809 - 1817). He was born in Port Conway (Virginia) on Tueday March 16, 1751 and died in Montpelier Station (Virginia) on Tueday June 28, 1836 at the age of 85.
      • Port Conway is located 19 miles [30.6 km] to the southeast of Stafford Heights.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: James Madison<3>
    • James Monroe     (5th President of the US (1817 - 1825))
      • 5th President of the US (1817 - 1825). He was born in Monroe Hall (Virginia) on Friday April 28, 1758 and died in New York (New York) on Monday July 4, 1831 at the age of 73. He is buried at Hollywood Cemetery (Richmond City, Virginia).
      • Monroe Hall is located 24 miles [38.6 km] to the southeast of Stafford Heights.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: James Monroe<3>
    • Dr. Samuel Alexander Mudd     (Physician)
      • Physician. He was born on Friday December 20, 1833 and died in Waldorf (Maryland) on Wednesday January 10, 1883 at the age of 49.
      • Waldorf is located 29 miles [46.7 km] to the northeast of Stafford Heights.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Dr. Samuel Alexander Mudd<3>
    • John 'Mean John' Paluck     (Professional football)
      • Professional football. He was born in Swoyersville (Pennsylvania) on Thursday May 23, 1935 and died in Fairfax (Virginia) on Tueday April 22, 2003 at the age of 67.
      • Fairfax is located 29 miles [46.7 km] to the north of Stafford Heights.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: John 'Mean John' Paluck<3>
    • George Washington     (1st President of the US (1789 - 1797))
      • 1st President of the US (1789 - 1797). He was born in Colonial Beach (Virginia) on Friday February 22, 1732 and died in Mount Vernon (Virginia) on Saturday December 14, 1799 at the age of 67.
      • Colonial Beach is located 25 miles [40.2 km] to the southeast of Stafford Heights.
      • Mount Vernon is located 25 miles [40.2 km] to the northeast of Stafford Heights.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: George Washington<3>
    • Martha Washington     (Wife and First lady to the Presidency of George Washington (1789 - 1797))
      • Wife and First lady to the Presidency of George Washington (1789 - 1797). She was born in New Kent (Virginia) on Wednesday June 13, 1731 and died in Mount Vernon (Virginia) on Saturday May 22, 1802 at the age of 70.
      • Mount Vernon is located 25 miles [40.2 km] to the northeast of Stafford Heights.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Martha Washington<3>

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

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

  • View Our List ...
    • Stafford, which is the Seat of Stafford County and lies just to the West.
    • Richmond, which is the State Capital of Virginia, lies 60 miles [96.6 km]<1> to the south (S). If you could walk a straight line from Stafford Heights 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 about three full days.
    • The White House (Washington, DC) is 37 miles [59.5 km] to the north northeast (NNE). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take less than an hour, a buggy would take just about two full days and walking would take over two days.
    • The shortest distance<5> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 5,932 miles [9,546.6 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<6>
    • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 6,636 miles [10,679.6 km] and it lies to the east northeast (ENE).<7>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 4,513 miles [7,263 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<8>

Other Roadside Stops ...

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About Stafford County

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Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Stafford County: www.co.stafford.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- Stafford Heights) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Stafford Heights. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 38.4227, Longitude: -77.3801       In this case, the coordinates for Stafford Heights 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 Stafford Heights 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 308.12 degrees.
<7>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 303.628 degrees.
<8>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 305.038 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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