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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 Stanleytown, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Stanleytown 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 Stanleytown:
    • 36.744304, -79.962819
    • 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 Stanleytown
  • 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 Stanleytown ...

We have found two communities that share the name Stanleytown.

There are two communities within Virginia that are also named Stanleytown.

Beyond Virginia.

  • Communities Located In Virginia ...
    • Page 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 Virginia community of Stanleytown [Page County].
    • Scott County
      • This Stanleytown is located in Scott County and lies 150 miles [241.4 km]<2> to the west of the Stanleytown that is located in Henry County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Stanleytown
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Scott County community of Stanleytown.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Stanleytown ...

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.

  • Blackberry [Henry County]
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Blackberry have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Blackberry
    • Blackberry [Henry County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<2> to the southwest of Stanleytown
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Blackberry
  • Figsboro [Henry County]
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Figsboro have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Figsboro
    • Figsboro [Henry County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<2> to the northeast of Stanleytown
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Figsboro
  • Fork Mountain [Franklin County]
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Fork Mountain have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Fork Mountain
    • Fork Mountain [Franklin County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<2> to the northeast of Stanleytown
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Fork Mountain
  • Grassy Creek [Henry County]
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Grassy Creek have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Grassy Creek
    • Grassy Creek [Henry County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<2> to the south of Stanleytown
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Grassy Creek
  • Continue List   (8 more) ...
    • Henry [Franklin County]
    • Hill Top [Martinsville City]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hill Top have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hill Top
      • Hill Top [Martinsville City] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<2> to the southeast of Stanleytown
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hill Top
    • Jones Creek [Martinsville City]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Jones Creek have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Jones Creek
      • Jones Creek [Martinsville City] lies 5 miles [8 km]<2> to the southeast of Stanleytown
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Jones Creek
    • Martinsville [Martinsville City]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Martinsville
      • Martinsville [Martinsville City] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<2> to the southeast of Stanleytown
      • Estimated population in 2019: 12,554 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Martinsville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Martinsville<4>
    • Pleasant Grove [Henry County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Pleasant Grove have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pleasant Grove
      • Pleasant Grove [Henry County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<2> to the southwest of Stanleytown
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pleasant Grove
    • Reed Creek Village [Henry County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Reed Creek Village have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Reed Creek Village
      • Reed Creek Village [Henry County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<2> to the northeast of Stanleytown
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Reed Creek Village
    • Rock Run [Henry County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Rock Run have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rock Run
      • Rock Run [Henry County] lies less than 2 miles<2> to the south of Stanleytown
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rock Run
    • Stones Store [Henry County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Stones Store have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Stones Store
      • Stones Store [Henry County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<2> to the west of Stanleytown
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Stones Store

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

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

  • View Our List ...
    • Collinsville, which is the Seat of Henry County and lies just to the Southeast.
    • Richmond, which is the State Capital of Virginia, lies 149 miles [239.8 km]<2> to the east northeast (ENE). If you could drive a straight line from Stanleytown to Richmond, with an average speed<5>of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, it would take less than three hours to make the trip. A comfortable walk of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour would take 9 days. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take 6 days.
    • The White House (Washington, DC) is 218 miles [350.8 km] to the northeast (NE). Driving would take nearly four hours, a buggy would take 9 days and walking would take 13 days.
    • The shortest distance<6> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 6,115 miles [9,841.1 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<7>
    • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 6,818 miles [10,972.5 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<8>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 4,696 miles [7,557.5 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<9>

Other Roadside Stops ...

Find a Community within Virginia

About Henry County

About Virginia

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Henry County: www.co.henry.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 Bird Creek to see Pete ... Bird 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 Stanleytown 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 things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Stanleytown) to Point B.

If you need the driving distance (or directions), we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Stanleytown. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Stanleytown

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Stanleytown. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 36.7443, Longitude: -79.9628       In this case, the coordinates for Stanleytown 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>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<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 Stanleytown 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 309.696 degrees.
<8>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 305.173 degrees.
<9>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 306.683 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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