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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 Station, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Stafford Station 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 Station:
    • 38.505300, -77.534500
    • 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 Station
  • 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 Station ...

We have found two communities that share the name Stafford Station.

Within Virginia, the name Stafford Station is unique.

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

  • Communities Elsewhere In North America ...
    • Connecticut
      • Tolland County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<1> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Connecticut community of Stafford Station [Tolland County].
    • New York
      • Genesee County
      • This Stafford Station is located in Genesee County and lies 311 miles [500.5 km]<2> to the north of the Stafford Station that is located in Stafford County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Stafford Station
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Genesee County community of Stafford Station.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Stafford Station ...

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.

  • Apple Grove [Stafford County]
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Apple Grove have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Apple Grove
    • Apple Grove [Stafford County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<2> to the southeast of Stafford Station
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Apple Grove
  • Davids Crossroads [Prince William County]
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Davids Crossroads have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Davids Crossroads
    • Davids Crossroads [Prince William County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<2> to the north of Stafford Station
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Davids Crossroads
  • Eagles Nest [Stafford County]
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Eagles Nest have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Eagles Nest
    • Eagles Nest [Stafford County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<2> to the west of Stafford Station
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Eagles Nest
  • Hunters Pond [Stafford County]
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hunters Pond have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hunters Pond
    • Hunters Pond [Stafford County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<2> to the southeast of Stafford Station
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hunters Pond
  • Continue List   (13 more) ...
    • Ivyglen [Stafford County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Ivyglen have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ivyglen
      • Ivyglen [Stafford County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<2> to the south of Stafford Station
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ivyglen
    • Kings Crest [Stafford County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Kings Crest have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Kings Crest
      • Kings Crest [Stafford County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<2> to the southeast of Stafford Station
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Kings Crest
    • Lake Arrowhead [Stafford County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lake Arrowhead have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lake Arrowhead
      • Lake Arrowhead [Stafford County] lies less than 2 miles<2> to the southwest of Stafford Station
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lake Arrowhead
    • Red Hill [Stafford County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Red Hill have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Red Hill
      • Red Hill [Stafford County] lies less than 2 miles<2> to the southeast of Stafford Station
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Red Hill
    • Rolling Hills [Stafford County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Rolling Hills have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rolling Hills
      • Rolling Hills [Stafford County] lies less than 2 miles<2> to the northwest of Stafford Station
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rolling Hills
    • Rosedale [Stafford County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Rosedale have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rosedale
      • Rosedale [Stafford County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<2> to the south of Stafford Station
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rosedale
    • Roseville [Stafford County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Roseville have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Roseville
      • Roseville [Stafford County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<2> to the southeast of Stafford Station
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Roseville
    • Roseville Heights [Stafford County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Roseville Heights have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Roseville Heights
      • Roseville Heights [Stafford County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<2> to the south of Stafford Station
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Roseville Heights
    • Ruby [Stafford County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Ruby have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ruby
      • Ruby [Stafford County] lies less than 2 miles<2> to the east of Stafford Station
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ruby
    • Seven Lakes [Stafford County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Seven Lakes have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Seven Lakes
      • Seven Lakes [Stafford County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<2> to the south of Stafford Station
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Seven Lakes
    • Skidmore Corner [Stafford County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Skidmore Corner have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Skidmore Corner
      • Skidmore Corner [Stafford County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<2> to the south of Stafford Station
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Skidmore Corner
    • Skywoods [Stafford County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Skywoods have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Skywoods
      • Skywoods [Stafford County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<2> to the southeast of Stafford Station
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Skywoods
    • Walnut Ridge [Stafford County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Walnut Ridge have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Walnut Ridge
      • Walnut Ridge [Stafford County] lies less than 2 miles<2> to the west of Stafford Station
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Walnut Ridge

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 Station. 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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    • Ellen Arthur     (Wife President of Chester A. Arthur (1881 - 1885) - she died a year before he began his Presidency)
      • Wife President of Chester A. Arthur (1881 - 1885) - she died a year before he began his Presidency. She was born in Culpeper (Virginia) on Wednesday August 30, 1837 and died in New York (New York) on Monday January 12, 1880 at the age of 42. She is buried at Albany Rural Cemetery (Albany County, New York).
      • Culpeper is located 25 miles [40.2 km] to the west of Stafford Station.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Ellen Arthur<4>
    • 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 29 miles [46.7 km] to the southeast of Stafford Station.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: John Wilkes Booth<4>
    • Walter Scott 'Steve' Brodie     (Professional baseball)
      • Professional baseball. He was born in Warrenton (Virginia) on Friday September 11, 1868 and died in Baltimore (Maryland) on Wednesday October 30, 1935 at the age of 67.
      • Warrenton is located 20 miles [32.2 km] to the northwest of Stafford Station.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Walter Scott 'Steve' Brodie<4>
    • 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 28 miles [45.1 km] to the northeast of Stafford Station.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Roy Buchanan<4>
    • 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 26 miles [41.8 km] to the northeast of Stafford Station.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Chet Bulger<4>
    • 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 29 miles [46.7 km] to the southeast of Stafford Station.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: James Madison<4>
    • 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 26 miles [41.8 km] to the northeast of Stafford Station.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: John 'Mean John' Paluck<4>
    • 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 35 miles [56.3 km] to the southeast of Stafford Station.
      • Mount Vernon is located 27 miles [43.5 km] to the northeast of Stafford Station.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: George Washington<4>
    • 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 27 miles [43.5 km] to the northeast of Stafford Station.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Martha Washington<4>

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

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

  • View Our List ...
    • Stafford, which is the Seat of Stafford County and lies just to the Southeast.
    • Richmond, which is the State Capital of Virginia, lies 66 miles [106.2 km]<2> to the south (S). If you could walk a straight line from Stafford Station to Richmond, with an average speed<5> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take three full 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 38 miles [61.2 km] to the northeast (NE). 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<6> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 5,935 miles [9,551.5 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<7>
    • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 6,640 miles [10,686 km] and it lies to the east northeast (ENE).<8>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 4,517 miles [7,269.4 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<9>

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Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Stafford Station. 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>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 Stafford Station 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.
<2>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'point-to-point' distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Stafford Station) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Stafford Station. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 38.5053, Longitude: -77.5345       In this case, the coordinates for Stafford Station have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<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>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.
<5>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.
<6>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 Station to the Middle East to be East and South, the Great Circle Route actually lies to the North and East.
<7>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Jerusalem is 308.206 degrees.
<8>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 303.738 degrees.
<9>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 305.071 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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