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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, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Stafford 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:
    • 38.422069, -77.408316
    • 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
  • 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 ...

We have found 21 communities that share the name Stafford.

Within Virginia, the name Stafford is unique.

Beyond Virginia, we know of another 21 communities that are located throughout in the United States and Canada. Of these 21 communities, twenty are located in the United States and one is in Canada.

  • Communities Elsewhere In North America ...
    • Alabama
      • Pickens County
      • This Stafford is located in Pickens County and lies 695 miles [1,118.5 km]<1> to the west southwest of the Stafford that is located in Stafford County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Stafford
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Pickens County community of Stafford.
    • Arkansas
      • Yell County
      • This Stafford is located in Yell County and lies 912 miles [1,467.7 km]<1> to the west of the Stafford that is located in Stafford County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Stafford
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Yell County community of Stafford.
    • California
      • Humboldt County
      • This Stafford is located in Humboldt County and lies 2,462 miles [3,962.2 km]<1> to the west northwest of the Stafford that is located in Stafford County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Stafford
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Humboldt County community of Stafford.
      • Sutter County
      • This community is historic<2> and we have very little information. For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the California community of Stafford [Sutter County].
    • Connecticut
      • Tolland County
      • This Stafford is located in Tolland County and lies 365 miles [587.4 km]<1> to the northeast of the Stafford that is located in Stafford County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Stafford
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Tolland County community of Stafford.
    • Georgia
      • Camden County
      • This Stafford is located in Camden County and lies 573 miles [922.2 km]<1> to the south southwest of the Stafford that is located in Stafford County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Stafford
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Camden County community of Stafford.
    • Kansas
      • Stafford County
      • This Stafford is located in Stafford County and lies 1,147 miles [1,845.9 km]<1> to the west of the Stafford that is located in Stafford County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Stafford
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Stafford County community of Stafford.
    • Maryland
      • Harford County
      • This community is historic<2> and we have very little information. For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Maryland community of Stafford [Harford County].
      • Prince George's County
      • This Stafford is located in Prince George's County and lies 47 miles [75.6 km]<1> to the northeast of the Stafford that is located in Stafford County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Stafford
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Prince George's County community of Stafford.
    • Mississippi
      • Bolivar County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<3> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Mississippi community of Stafford [Bolivar County].
    • Nebraska
      • Holt County
      • This Stafford is located in Holt County and lies 1,135 miles [1,826.6 km]<1> to the west northwest of the Stafford that is located in Stafford County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Stafford
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Holt County community of Stafford.
    • New Jersey
      • Stafford #
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<3> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the New Jersey community of Stafford.
    • New York
      • Genesee County
      • This Stafford is located in Genesee County and lies 316 miles [508.6 km]<1> to the north of the Stafford that is located in Stafford County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Stafford
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Genesee County community of Stafford.
    • Ohio
      • Clark County
      • This community is historic<2> and although located in Clark County, we don't know where within the county.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Clark County community of Stafford.
      • Monroe County
      • This Stafford is located in Monroe County and lies 225 miles [362.1 km]<1> to the west northwest of the Stafford that is located in Stafford County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Stafford
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Monroe County community of Stafford.
    • Oklahoma
      • Custer County
      • This Stafford is located in Custer County and lies 1,211 miles [1,948.9 km]<1> to the west of the Stafford that is located in Stafford County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Stafford
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Custer County community of Stafford.
    • Ontario
      • This Stafford lies 512 miles [824 km]<1> to the north of the Stafford that is located in Stafford County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Stafford
    • Oregon
      • Clackamas County
      • This Stafford is located in Clackamas County and lies 2,345 miles [3,773.9 km]<1> to the west northwest of the Stafford that is located in Stafford County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Stafford
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Clackamas County community of Stafford.
    • South Carolina
      • Hampton County
      • This Stafford is located in Hampton County and lies 449 miles [722.6 km]<1> to the south southwest of the Stafford that is located in Stafford County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Stafford
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Hampton County community of Stafford.
    • Texas
      • Fort Bend County
      • This Stafford is located in Fort Bend County and lies 1,200 miles [1,931.2 km]<1> to the west southwest of the Stafford that is located in Stafford County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Stafford
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Fort Bend County community of Stafford.
    • Vermont
      • Orange County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<3> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Vermont community of Stafford [Orange County].

Curious and Interesting Names Near Stafford ...

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.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Aqua Villa
    • Aqua Villa [Stafford County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the east of Stafford
    • 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.<4> 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 north of Stafford
    • 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.<4> 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 east of Stafford
    • 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.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Coal Landing
    • Coal Landing [Stafford County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the northeast of Stafford
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Coal Landing
  • Continue List   (11 more) ...
    • Cobblestone [Stafford County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cobblestone have been provided by the GNIS.<4> 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 east of Stafford
      • 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.<4> 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 northeast of Stafford
      • 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.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Harris
      • Harris [Stafford County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the east of Stafford
      • 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.<4> 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 east of Stafford
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Quail Run
    • Rivendell [Stafford County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Rivendell have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rivendell
      • Rivendell [Stafford County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the east of Stafford
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rivendell
    • Shadow Woods [Stafford County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Shadow Woods have been provided by the GNIS.<4> 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 north of Stafford
      • 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.<4> 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 northeast of Stafford
      • 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.<4> 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 southeast of Stafford
      • 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.<4> 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 northeast of Stafford
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Summerwood
    • Twin Oaks [Stafford County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Twin Oaks have been provided by the GNIS.<4> 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 northeast of Stafford
      • 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.<4> 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 north of Stafford
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Vintage Oaks

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. 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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    • 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.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: John Wilkes Booth<5>
    • 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 29 miles [46.7 km] to the northwest of Stafford.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Walter Scott 'Steve' Brodie<5>
    • 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.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Chet Bulger<5>
    • 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 20 miles [32.2 km] to the southeast of Stafford.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: James Madison<5>
    • 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 25 miles [40.2 km] to the southeast of Stafford.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: James Monroe<5>
    • 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.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: John 'Mean John' Paluck<5>
    • 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 26 miles [41.8 km] to the southeast of Stafford.
      • Mount Vernon is located 26 miles [41.8 km] to the northeast of Stafford.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: George Washington<5>
    • 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 26 miles [41.8 km] to the northeast of Stafford.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Martha Washington<5>

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

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

  • View Our List ...
    • 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 to Richmond, with an average speed<6> 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 38 miles [61.2 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<7> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 5,933 miles [9,548.2 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<8>
    • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 6,637 miles [10,681.2 km] and it lies to the east northeast (ENE).<9>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 4,515 miles [7,266.2 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<10>

Other Roadside Stops ...

Index of Cities, Towns and Villages for Virginia

About Stafford County

About Virginia

Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Stafford. 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' (or point-to-point) distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Stafford) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Stafford. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 38.4221, Longitude: -77.4083       In this case, the coordinates for Stafford have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<2>We use the term 'Historic' broadly and it generally means that the community no longer exists. However, it can also mean that the community might still exist, but was significantly larger or had a more 'official' existence in the past than it does now. Unfortunately our sources of data have proven to be unreliable. If you can provide us with more specific information about Stafford, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.
<3>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 Stafford 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.
<4>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.
<5>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.
<6>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.
<7>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 to the Middle East to be East and South, the Great Circle Route actually lies to the North and East.
<8>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Jerusalem is 308.136 degrees.
<9>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 303.646 degrees.
<10>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 305.05 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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