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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 Stapleton, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Stapleton 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 Stapleton:
    • 37.469032, -78.978632
    • 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 Stapleton
  • 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 Stapleton ...

We have found nine communities that share the name Stapleton.

There is one other community in Virginia which is also named Stapleton.

Beyond Virginia, we know of another eight communities that are located throughout in the United States.

  • Communities Located In Virginia ...
    • Hanover County
      • This Stapleton is located in Hanover County and lies 86 miles [138.4 km]<1> to the east of the Stapleton that is located in Amherst County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Stapleton
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Hanover County community of Stapleton.
  • Communities Elsewhere In North America ...
    • Alabama
      • Baldwin County
      • This Stapleton is located in Baldwin County and lies 684 miles [1,100.8 km]<1> to the southwest of the Stapleton that is located in Amherst County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Stapleton
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Baldwin County community of Stapleton.
    • Colorado
      • Montezuma County
      • This Stapleton is located in Montezuma County and lies 1,605 miles [2,583 km]<1> to the west of the Stapleton that is located in Amherst County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Stapleton
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Montezuma County community of Stapleton.
    • Georgia
      • Jefferson County
      • This Stapleton is located in Jefferson County and lies 353 miles [568.1 km]<1> to the southwest of the Stapleton that is located in Amherst County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Stapleton
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Jefferson County community of Stapleton.
      • Johnson County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<2> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Georgia community of Stapleton [Johnson County].
    • Indiana
      • Dubois County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<2> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Indiana community of Stapleton [Dubois County].
    • Nebraska
      • Logan County
      • This Stapleton is located in Logan County and lies 1,177 miles [1,894.2 km]<1> to the west northwest of the Stapleton that is located in Amherst County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Stapleton
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Logan County community of Stapleton.
    • New York
      • Richmond County
      • This Stapleton is located in Richmond County and lies 341 miles [548.8 km]<1> to the northeast of the Stapleton that is located in Amherst County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Stapleton
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Richmond County community of Stapleton.
    • Oregon
      • Polk County
      • This Stapleton is located in Polk County and lies 2,325 miles [3,741.7 km]<1> to the west northwest of the Stapleton that is located in Amherst County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Stapleton
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Polk County community of Stapleton.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Stapleton ...

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.

  • Coolwell [Amherst County]
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Coolwell have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Coolwell
    • Coolwell [Amherst County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the northwest of Stapleton
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Coolwell
  • Deacon [Campbell County] - Historic
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Deacon have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Deacon
    • Deacon [Campbell County] was located 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the southwest of Stapleton
  • Great Oaks [Amherst County]
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Great Oaks have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Great Oaks
    • Great Oaks [Amherst County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the west of Stapleton
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Great Oaks
  • Joshua Falls [Amherst County]
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Joshua Falls have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Joshua Falls
    • Joshua Falls [Amherst County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the southwest of Stapleton
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Joshua Falls
  • Continue List   (13 more) ...
    • Kelly [Campbell County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Kelly have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Kelly
      • Kelly [Campbell County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the southwest of Stapleton
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Kelly
    • Lakeview [Amherst County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lakeview have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lakeview
      • Lakeview [Amherst County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the west of Stapleton
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lakeview
    • Martins Shop [Amherst County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Martins Shop have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Martins Shop
      • Martins Shop [Amherst County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the west of Stapleton
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Martins Shop
    • Martins Store [Amherst County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Martins Store have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Martins Store
      • Martins Store [Amherst County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the west of Stapleton
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Martins Store
    • Mineral [Appomattox County] - Historic
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Mineral have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mineral
      • Mineral [Appomattox County] was located 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the east of Stapleton
    • Old Stage Run [Amherst County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Old Stage Run have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Old Stage Run
      • Old Stage Run [Amherst County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the west of Stapleton
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Old Stage Run
    • Prices Store [Amherst County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Prices Store have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Prices Store
      • Prices Store [Amherst County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the west of Stapleton
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Prices Store
    • Sandy Bottom [Amherst County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Sandy Bottom have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sandy Bottom
      • Sandy Bottom [Amherst County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the west of Stapleton
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sandy Bottom
    • Six Mile [Campbell County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Six Mile have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Six Mile
      • Six Mile [Campbell County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the southwest of Stapleton
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Six Mile
    • Stonewall [Appomattox County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Stonewall have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Stonewall
      • Stonewall [Appomattox County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the south of Stapleton
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Stonewall
    • Stonewall Mills [Appomattox County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Stonewall Mills have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Stonewall Mills
      • Stonewall Mills [Appomattox County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the east of Stapleton
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Stonewall Mills
    • Union Hill [Amherst County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Union Hill have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Union Hill
      • Union Hill [Amherst County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the north of Stapleton
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Union Hill
    • Viking Fiord [Amherst County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Viking Fiord have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Viking Fiord
      • Viking Fiord [Amherst County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the west of Stapleton
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Viking Fiord

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 Stapleton. 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 ...
    • Sarah Louise 'Sadie' Delany     (Author)
      • Author. She was born in Lynch Station (Virginia) on Thursday September 19, 1889 and died in Mount Vernon (New York) on Monday January 25, 1999 at the age of 109. She is buried at Mt. Hope Cemetery (Wake County, North Carolina).
      • Lynch Station is located 28 miles [45.1 km] to the southwest of Stapleton.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Sarah Louise 'Sadie' Delany<4>
    • William McGarvey 'Bullet' Dudley     (Professional football)
      • Professional football. He was born in Bluefield (Virginia) on Saturday December 24, 1921 and died in Lynchburg (Virginia) on Thursday February 4, 2010 at the age of 88. He is buried at Spring Hill Cemetery (Lynchburg City, Virginia).
      • Lynchburg is located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the southwest of Stapleton.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: William McGarvey 'Bullet' Dudley<4>
    • Douglas Southall Freeman     (Author, historian)
      • Author, historian. He was born in Lynchburg (Virginia) on Sunday May 16, 1886 and died in Richmond (Virginia) on Friday June 13, 1952 at the age of 66. He is buried at Hollywood Cemetery (Richmond City, Virginia).
      • Lynchburg is located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the southwest of Stapleton.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Douglas Southall Freeman<4>
    • Albert Lewis Orth     (Major League Baseball)
      • Major League Baseball. He was born in Tipton (Indiana) on Thursday September 5, 1872 and died in Lynchburg (Virginia) on Friday October 8, 1948 at the age of 76. He is buried at Spring Hill Cemetery (Lynchburg City, Virginia).
      • Lynchburg is located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the southwest of Stapleton.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Albert Lewis Orth<4>
    • Charles Thomas Pick     (Major League Baseball)
      • Major League Baseball. He was born in Brookneal (Virginia) on Tueday April 10, 1888 and died in Lynchburg (Virginia) on Saturday June 26, 1954 at the age of 66. He is buried at Spring Hill Cemetery (Lynchburg City, Virginia).
      • Brookneal is located 29 miles [46.7 km] to the south of Stapleton.
      • Lynchburg is located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the southwest of Stapleton.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Charles Thomas Pick<4>
    • Donald Wesley Reno     (Musician)
      • Musician. He was born in Buffalo (South Carolina) on Sunday February 21, 1926 and died in Powhatan (Virginia) on Tueday October 16, 1984 at the age of 58. He is buried at Spring Hill Cemetery (Lynchburg City, Virginia).
      • Powhatan is located 17 miles [27.4 km] to the southwest of Stapleton.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Donald Wesley Reno<4>
    • Woodrow Wilson 'Woody' Williams     (Major League Baseball)
      • Major League Baseball. He was born in Pamplin City (Virginia) on Wednesday August 21, 1912 and died in Appomattox (Virginia) on Friday February 24, 1995 at the age of 82.
      • Pamplin City is located 21 miles [33.8 km] to the southeast of Stapleton.
      • Appomattox is located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the southeast of Stapleton.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Woodrow Wilson 'Woody' Williams<4>

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

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

  • View Our List ...
    • Amherst, which is the Seat of Amherst County and lies just to the North Northwest.
    • Richmond, which is the State Capital of Virginia, lies 84 miles [135.2 km]<1> to the east (E). If you could drive a straight line from Stapleton to Richmond, with an average speed<5>of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, it would take less than two hours to make the trip. A comfortable walk of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour would take 5 days. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take most of three days.
    • The White House (Washington, DC) is 144 miles [231.7 km] to the northeast (NE). Driving would take less than three hours, a buggy would take 6 days and walking would take 9 days.
    • The shortest distance<6> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 6,041 miles [9,722 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<7>
    • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 6,745 miles [10,855 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<8>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 4,622 miles [7,438.4 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<9>

Other Roadside Stops ...

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About Amherst County

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Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Amherst County: www.countyofamherst.com/

The official website for State of Virginia: https://www.virginia.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>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- Stapleton) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Stapleton. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 37.4690, Longitude: -78.9786       In this case, the coordinates for Stapleton have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<2>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 Stapleton 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.
<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>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 Stapleton 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 309.10 degrees.
<8>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 304.601 degrees.
<9>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 306.04 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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