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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 Stange Mines, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Stange Mines 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 Stange Mines:
    • 37.203731, -80.934247
    • 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 Stange Mines
  • 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 Stange Mines ...

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.

  • First Ford [Giles County]
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for First Ford have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for First Ford
    • First Ford [Giles County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<2> to the north of Stange Mines
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on First Ford
  • French [Giles County]
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for French have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for French
    • French [Giles County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<2> to the northeast of Stange Mines
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on French
  • Hardy [Mercer County]
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hardy have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hardy
    • Hardy [Mercer County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<2> to the northwest of Stange Mines
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hardy
  • Holly Brook [Bland County]
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Holly Brook have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Holly Brook
    • Holly Brook [Bland County] lies less than 2 miles<2> to the southwest of Stange Mines
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Holly Brook
  • Continue List   (5 more) ...
    • Little Creek [Bland County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Little Creek have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Little Creek
      • Little Creek [Bland County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<2> to the southeast of Stange Mines
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Little Creek
    • Mechanicsburg [Bland County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Mechanicsburg have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mechanicsburg
      • Mechanicsburg [Bland County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<2> to the south of Stange Mines
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mechanicsburg
    • Point Pleasant [Bland County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Point Pleasant have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Point Pleasant
      • Point Pleasant [Bland County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<2> to the southwest of Stange Mines
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Point Pleasant
    • Pumpkin Center [Bland County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Pumpkin Center have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pumpkin Center
      • Pumpkin Center [Bland County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<2> to the west of Stange Mines
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pumpkin Center
    • Round Bottom [Bland County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Round Bottom
      • Round Bottom [Bland County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<2> to the northwest of Stange Mines
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Round Bottom

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 Stange Mines. 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 ...
    • William McGarvey 'Bullet' Dudley     (Professional football)
    • Henry King     (Director)
      • Director. He was born in Christiansburg (Virginia) on Sunday January 24, 1886 and died in Toluca Lake (California) on Tueday June 29, 1982 at the age of 96. He is buried at Myrtle Hill Memorial Park (Hillsborough County, Florida).
      • Christiansburg is located 29 miles [46.7 km] to the east of Stange Mines.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Henry King<3>
    • Erwin Coolidge 'Bob' Porterfield     (Major League Baseball)
      • Major League Baseball. He was born in Newport (Virginia) on Friday August 10, 1923 and died in Charlotte (North Carolina) on Monday April 28, 1980 at the age of 56. He is buried at Sharon Memorial Park (Mecklenburg County, North Carolina).
      • Newport is located 24 miles [38.6 km] to the east of Stange Mines.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Erwin Coolidge 'Bob' Porterfield<3>
    • Edith Wilson     (Second wife and First Lady to the Presidency of Woodrow Wilson (1913 - 1921))
      • Second wife and First Lady to the Presidency of Woodrow Wilson (1913 - 1921). She was born in Wytheville (Virginia) on Tueday October 15, 1872 and died in Washington, DC on Thursday December 28, 1961 at the age of 89.
      • Wytheville is located 19 miles [30.6 km] to the southwest of Stange Mines.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Edith Wilson<3>

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

With a nod to our favorite Gazetteers and using the location of where the historic<4> community of Stange Mines once stood, the straight-line distance beginning in Stange Mines and extending to:

  • View Our List ...
    • Bland, which is the Seat of Bland County and lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<2> to the southwest. If you could walk a straight line from Stange Mines to Bland, with an average speed<5> 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 193 miles [310.6 km] to the east (E). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take a little over three hours, a buggy would take 8 days and walking would take 11 days.
    • The White House (Washington, DC) is 242 miles [389.5 km] to the east northeast (ENE). Driving would take nearly four hours, a buggy would take 10 days and walking would take 14 days.
    • The shortest distance<6> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 6,136 miles [9,874.9 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<7>
    • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 6,843 miles [11,012.7 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<8>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 4,720 miles [7,596.1 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<9>

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About Bland County

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Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Bland County: www.bland.org/

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' (or point-to-point) distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Stange Mines) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Stange Mines. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 37.2037, Longitude: -80.9342       In this case, the coordinates for Stange Mines 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>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 Stange Mines, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.
<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 Stange Mines 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 310.261 degrees.
<8>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 305.887 degrees.
<9>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 306.934 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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