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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 Stage Junction, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Stage Junction 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 Stage Junction:
    • 37.790976, -78.153334
    • 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 Stage Junction
  • 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 Stage Junction ...

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.

  • Chimney Springs [Goochland County]
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Chimney Springs have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Chimney Springs
    • Chimney Springs [Goochland County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<2> to the east of Stage Junction
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Chimney Springs
  • Cloverdale [Fluvanna County]
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cloverdale have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cloverdale
    • Cloverdale [Fluvanna County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<2> to the southwest of Stage Junction
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cloverdale
  • Dixie [Fluvanna County]
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Dixie have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Dixie
    • Dixie [Fluvanna County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<2> to the west of Stage Junction
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Dixie
  • Elk Hill [Goochland County]
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Elk Hill have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Elk Hill
    • Elk Hill [Goochland County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<2> to the southeast of Stage Junction
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Elk Hill
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    • Fork Union [Fluvanna County]
    • Georges Landing [Goochland County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Georges Landing have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Georges Landing
      • Georges Landing [Goochland County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<2> to the east of Stage Junction
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Georges Landing
    • Georges Tavern [Goochland County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Georges Tavern have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Georges Tavern
      • Georges Tavern [Goochland County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<2> to the southeast of Stage Junction
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Georges Tavern
    • Hunters Trail [Goochland County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hunters Trail have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hunters Trail
      • Hunters Trail [Goochland County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<2> to the southeast of Stage Junction
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hunters Trail
    • Kents Store [Fluvanna County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Kents Store
      • Kents Store [Fluvanna County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<2> to the north of Stage Junction
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Kents Store
    • Rockaway [Fluvanna County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Rockaway have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rockaway
      • Rockaway [Fluvanna County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<2> to the northwest of Stage Junction
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rockaway

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 Stage Junction. 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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    • Richard Arlen     (Actor)
      • Actor. He was born in Charlottesville (Virginia) on Thursday September 1, 1898 and died in North Hollywood (California) on Sunday March 28, 1976 at the age of 77.
      • Charlottesville is located 24 miles [38.6 km] to the northwest of Stage Junction.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Richard Arlen<4>
    • Roosevelt 'Rosie' Brown     (Professional football)
      • Professional football. He was born in Charlottesville (Virginia) on Thursday October 20, 1932 and died in Columbus (New Jersey) on Wednesday June 9, 2004 at the age of 71. He is buried at Lincoln Cemetery (Albemarle County, Virginia).
      • Charlottesville is located 24 miles [38.6 km] to the northwest of Stage Junction.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Roosevelt 'Rosie' Brown<4>
    • Miriam Cooper     (Actress)
      • Actress. She was born in Baltimore (Maryland) on Saturday November 7, 1891 and died in Charlottesville (Virginia) on Monday April 12, 1976 at the age of 84. She is buried at New Cathedral Cemetery (Baltimore City, Maryland).
      • Charlottesville is located 24 miles [38.6 km] to the northwest of Stage Junction.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Miriam Cooper<4>
    • Thomas Jefferson     (3rd President of the US (1801 - 1809))
      • 3rd President of the US (1801 - 1809). He was born in Shadwell (Virginia) on Saturday April 13, 1743 and died in Charlottesville (Virginia) on Tueday July 4, 1826 at the age of 83. He is buried at Monticello Graveyard (Albemarle County, Virginia).
      • Shadwell is located 20 miles [32.2 km] to the northwest of Stage Junction.
      • Charlottesville is located 24 miles [38.6 km] to the northwest of Stage Junction.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Thomas Jefferson<4>
    • Kack Eugene 'Jackie' Jensen     (Professional baseball)
      • Professional baseball. He was born in San Francisco (California) on Wednesday March 9, 1927 and died in Charlottesville (Virginia) on Wednesday July 14, 1982 at the age of 55. He is buried at Amherst Cemetery (Amherst County, Virginia).
      • Charlottesville is located 24 miles [38.6 km] to the northwest of Stage Junction.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Kack Eugene 'Jackie' Jensen<4>
    • William Holmes McGuffey     (Author, educator)
      • Author, educator. He was born in Claysville (Pennsylvania) on Tueday September 23, 1800 and died in Charlottesville (Virginia) on Sunday May 4, 1873 at the age of 72.
      • Charlottesville is located 24 miles [38.6 km] to the northwest of Stage Junction.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: William Holmes McGuffey<4>

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

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

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    • Palmyra, which is the Seat of Fluvanna County and lies just to the Northwest.
    • Richmond, which is the State Capital of Virginia, lies 42 miles [67.6 km]<2> to the east southeast (ESE). If you could walk a straight line from Stage Junction to Richmond, with an average speed<5> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take about three full days to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take just about two full days.
    • The White House (Washington, DC) is 97 miles [156.1 km] to the northeast (NE). 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<6> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 5,992 miles [9,643.2 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<7>
    • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 6,695 miles [10,774.6 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<8>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 4,573 miles [7,359.5 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<9>

Other Roadside Stops ...

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About Fluvanna County

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Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Fluvanna County: www.co.fluvanna.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 '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- Stage Junction) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Stage Junction. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 37.7910, Longitude: -78.1533       In this case, the coordinates for Stage Junction have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<3>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<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 Stage Junction 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 308.604 degrees.
<8>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 304.084 degrees.
<9>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 305.589 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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