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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 Staffordshire, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Staffordshire 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 Staffordshire:
    • 37.535147, -77.585544
    • 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 Staffordshire
  • 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 Staffordshire ...

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.

  • Cherokee Hills [Richmond County]
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cherokee Hills have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cherokee Hills
    • Cherokee Hills [Richmond County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<2> to the east of Staffordshire
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cherokee Hills
  • Grand Summit [Chesterfield County]
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Grand Summit have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Grand Summit
    • Grand Summit [Chesterfield County] lies less than 2 miles<2> to the east of Staffordshire
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Grand Summit
  • Gravel Hill [Richmond City]
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Gravel Hill have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Gravel Hill
    • Gravel Hill [Richmond City] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<2> to the east of Staffordshire
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Gravel Hill
  • Hobby Hill Farms [Richmond County]
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hobby Hill Farms have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hobby Hill Farms
    • Hobby Hill Farms [Richmond County] lies less than 2 miles<2> to the north of Staffordshire
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hobby Hill Farms
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    • Holiday Hills [Chesterfield County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Holiday Hills have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Holiday Hills
      • Holiday Hills [Chesterfield County] lies less than 2 miles<2> to the north of Staffordshire
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Holiday Hills
    • Lorraine [Henrico County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lorraine have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lorraine
      • Lorraine [Henrico County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<2> to the northwest of Staffordshire
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lorraine
    • Mooreland [Henrico County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Mooreland have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mooreland
      • Mooreland [Henrico County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<2> to the north of Staffordshire
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mooreland
    • Old Gun [Chesterfield County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Old Gun have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Old Gun
      • Old Gun [Chesterfield County] lies less than 2 miles<2> to the west of Staffordshire
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Old Gun
    • Spring Grove [Chesterfield County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Spring Grove have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Spring Grove
      • Spring Grove [Chesterfield County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<2> to the southeast of Staffordshire
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Spring Grove
    • Wiseville [Chesterfield County] - Historic
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Wiseville have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Wiseville
      • Wiseville [Chesterfield County] was located 2 miles [3.2 km]<2> to the south of Staffordshire
    • Ziontown [Henrico County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Ziontown have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ziontown
      • Ziontown [Henrico County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<2> to the north of Staffordshire
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ziontown

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 Staffordshire. 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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    • Edmund Archer     (Artist)
      • Artist. He was born in Richmond (Virginia) on Wednesday September 28, 1904 and died in Richmond (Virginia) on Sunday July 13, 1986 at the age of 81. He is buried at Hollywood Cemetery (Richmond City, Virginia).
      • Richmond is located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the east of Staffordshire.
      • Richmond is located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the east of Staffordshire.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Edmund Archer<3>
    • Clarence H. Bassett     (Singer)
      • Singer. He was born in Jamaica (New York) on Friday March 13, 1936 and died in Richmond (Virginia) on Tueday January 25, 2005 at the age of 68. He is buried at Oakwood Cemetery (Richmond City, Virginia).
      • Richmond is located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the east of Staffordshire.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Clarence H. Bassett<3>
    • John Joseph 'Joe' Boehling     (Major League Baseball)
      • Major League Baseball. He was born in Richmond (Virginia) on Friday March 20, 1891 and died in Richmond (Virginia) on Monday September 8, 1941 at the age of 50. He is buried at Holy Cross Cemetery (Richmond City, Virginia).
      • Richmond is located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the east of Staffordshire.
      • Richmond is located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the east of Staffordshire.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: John Joseph 'Joe' Boehling<3>
    • Jim Bridger     (Frontiersman, explorer)
      • Frontiersman, explorer. He was born in Richmond (Virginia) on Saturday March 17, 1804 and died in Kansas City (Missouri) on Sunday July 17, 1881 at the age of 77. He is buried at Mount Washington Cemetery (Missouri).
      • Richmond is located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the east of Staffordshire.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Jim Bridger<3>
    • John Mitchell Brooks     (Civil rights activist)
      • Civil rights activist. He was born in Braddock (Pennsylvania) on Saturday September 1, 1917 and died in Richmond (Virginia) on Friday August 8, 1980 at the age of 62. He is buried at Riverview Cemetery (Richmond City, Virginia).
      • Richmond is located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the east of Staffordshire.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: John Mitchell Brooks<3>
    • James Branch Cabell     (Author)
      • Author. He was born in Richmond (Virginia) on Monday April 14, 1879 and died in Richmond (Virginia) on Monday May 5, 1958 at the age of 79. He is buried at Hollywood Cemetery (Richmond City, Virginia).
      • Richmond is located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the east of Staffordshire.
      • Richmond is located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the east of Staffordshire.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: James Branch Cabell<3>
    • Edith Elliott Lindeman Calisch     (Journalist, lyricist)
      • Journalist, lyricist. She was born in Pittsburgh (Pennsylvania) on Monday March 21, 1898 and died in Richmond (Virginia) on Saturday December 22, 1984 at the age of 86. She is buried at Hebrew Cemetery (Richmond City, Virginia).
      • Richmond is located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the east of Staffordshire.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Edith Elliott Lindeman Calisch<3>
    • Alan Campbell     (Screenwriter, actor)
      • Screenwriter, actor. He was born in Richmond (Virginia) on Sunday February 21, 1904 and died in West Hollywood (California) on Friday June 14, 1963 at the age of 59. He is buried at Hebrew Cemetery (Richmond City, Virginia).
      • Richmond is located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the east of Staffordshire.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Alan Campbell<3>
    • Joseph Cotton     (Actor)
      • Actor. He was born in Petersburg (Virginia) on Monday May 15, 1905 and died in Los Angeles (California) on Sunday February 6, 1994 at the age of 88. He is buried at Blandford Cemetery (Petersburg City, Virginia).
      • Petersburg is located 23 miles [37 km] to the southeast of Staffordshire.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Joseph Cotton<3>
    • Joseph Cotton     (Actor)
      • Actor. He was born in Petersburg (Virginia) on Monday May 15, 1905 and died in Los Angeles (California) on Sunday February 6, 1994 at the age of 88. He is buried at Blandford Cemetery (Petersburg City, Virginia).
      • Petersburg is located 23 miles [37 km] to the southeast of Staffordshire.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Joseph Cotton<3>
    • Arthur Dawson     (Artist)
      • Artist. He was born in Crewe (England) on Tueday March 9, 1858 and died in Richmond (Virginia) on Tueday August 22, 1922 at the age of 64. He is buried at Riverview Cemetery (Richmond City, Virginia).
      • Richmond is located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the east of Staffordshire.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Arthur Dawson<3>
    • Jimmy Dean     (Singer, actor, TV Host, businessman)
      • Singer, actor, TV Host, businessman. He was born in Olton (Texas) on Friday August 10, 1928 and died in Varina (Virginia) on Sunday June 13, 2010 at the age of 81.
      • Varina is located 14 miles [22.5 km] to the southeast of Staffordshire.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Jimmy Dean<3>
    • Thomas A. 'Tommy' Eldridge     (Musician)
      • Musician. He was born in Richmond (Virginia) on Wednesday October 23, 1940 and died in Richmond (Virginia) on Monday June 19, 2000 at the age of 59. He is buried at Oakwood Cemetery (Richmond City, Virginia).
      • Richmond is located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the east of Staffordshire.
      • Richmond is located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the east of Staffordshire.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Thomas A. 'Tommy' Eldridge<3>

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

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

  • View Our List ...
    • Chesterfield, which is the Seat of Chesterfield County and lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<2> to the south southeast. If you could walk a straight line from Staffordshire to Chesterfield, with an average speed<4> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take five to six hours to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take nearly four hours.
    • Richmond, which is the State Capital of Virginia, lies just to the east (E).
    • The White House (Washington, DC) is 98 miles [157.7 km] to the north northeast (NNE). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take less than two hours, a buggy would take three full days and walking would take 6 days.
    • The shortest distance<5> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 5,979 miles [9,622.3 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<6>
    • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 6,679 miles [10,748.8 km] and it lies to the east northeast (ENE).<7>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 4,558 miles [7,335.4 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<8>

Other Roadside Stops ...

Index of Cities, Towns and Villages for Virginia

About Chesterfield County

About Virginia

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Chesterfield County: www.co.chesterfield.va.us/

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 '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- Staffordshire) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Staffordshire. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 37.5351, Longitude: -77.5855       In this case, the coordinates for Staffordshire 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 Staffordshire 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 308.285 degrees.
<7>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 303.681 degrees.
<8>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 305.45 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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