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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:
    • 37.664033, -77.419149
    • 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 ...
    • Amherst County
      • This Stapleton is located in Amherst County and lies 86 miles [138.4 km]<1> to the west of the Stapleton that is located in Hanover County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Stapleton
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Amherst County community of Stapleton.
  • Communities Elsewhere In North America ...
    • Alabama
      • Baldwin County
      • This Stapleton is located in Baldwin County and lies 760 miles [1,223.1 km]<1> to the southwest of the Stapleton that is located in Hanover 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 1,687 miles [2,715 km]<1> to the west of the Stapleton that is located in Hanover 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 418 miles [672.7 km]<1> to the southwest of the Stapleton that is located in Hanover 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 1,253 miles [2,016.5 km]<1> to the west northwest of the Stapleton that is located in Hanover 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 271 miles [436.1 km]<1> to the northeast of the Stapleton that is located in Hanover 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 2,395 miles [3,854.4 km]<1> to the west northwest of the Stapleton that is located in Hanover 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.

  • Ashcake [Hanover County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ashcake
    • Ashcake [Hanover County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the northeast of Stapleton
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Ashcake have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ashcake
  • Chickahominy [Henrico County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Chickahominy
    • Chickahominy [Henrico County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the south of Stapleton
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Chickahominy have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Chickahominy
  • French Hay [Hanover County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for French Hay
    • French Hay [Hanover County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the northwest of Stapleton
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for French Hay have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on French Hay
  • Georgetown [Hanover County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Georgetown
    • Georgetown [Hanover County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the east of Stapleton
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Georgetown have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Georgetown
  • Continue List   (13 more) ...
    • Greenwood [Henrico County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Greenwood
      • Greenwood [Henrico County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the west of Stapleton
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Greenwood have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Greenwood
    • Holly Ridge [Hanover County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Holly Ridge
      • Holly Ridge [Hanover County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the southeast of Stapleton
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Holly Ridge have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Holly Ridge
    • Kings Charter [Hanover County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Kings Charter
      • Kings Charter [Hanover County] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the north of Stapleton
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Kings Charter have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Kings Charter
    • Kingswood Court [Hanover County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Kingswood Court
      • Kingswood Court [Hanover County] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the northwest of Stapleton
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Kingswood Court have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Kingswood Court
    • Lincoln Park [Hanover County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lincoln Park
      • Lincoln Park [Hanover County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the northeast of Stapleton
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lincoln Park have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lincoln Park
    • Longdale [Henrico County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Longdale
      • Longdale [Henrico County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the west of Stapleton
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Longdale have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Longdale
    • Mimosa Hills [Hanover County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mimosa Hills
      • Mimosa Hills [Hanover County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the northeast of Stapleton
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Mimosa Hills have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mimosa Hills
    • Patrick Henry Heights [Hanover County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Patrick Henry Heights
      • Patrick Henry Heights [Hanover County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the northeast of Stapleton
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Patrick Henry Heights have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Patrick Henry Heights
    • Poindexters [Hanover County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Poindexters
      • Poindexters [Hanover County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the northwest of Stapleton
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Poindexters have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Poindexters
    • Randolph Ridge [Henrico County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Randolph Ridge
      • Randolph Ridge [Henrico County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the west of Stapleton
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Randolph Ridge have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Randolph Ridge
    • Robin Ridge [Hanover County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Robin Ridge
      • Robin Ridge [Hanover County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the east of Stapleton
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Robin Ridge have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Robin Ridge
    • Twin Oaks [Hanover County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Twin Oaks
      • Twin Oaks [Hanover County] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the southeast of Stapleton
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Twin Oaks have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Twin Oaks
    • Yellow Tavern [Henrico County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Yellow Tavern
      • Yellow Tavern [Henrico County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the southwest of Stapleton
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Yellow Tavern have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Yellow Tavern

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 ...
    • 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 south of Stapleton.
      • Richmond is located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the south of Stapleton.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Edmund Archer<4>
    • 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 south of Stapleton.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Clarence H. Bassett<4>
    • 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 south of Stapleton.
      • Richmond is located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the south of Stapleton.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: John Joseph 'Joe' Boehling<4>
    • 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 Forever Cemetery (Jackson County, Missouri).
      • Richmond is located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the south of Stapleton.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Jim Bridger<4>
    • 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 south of Stapleton.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: John Mitchell Brooks<4>
    • 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 south of Stapleton.
      • Richmond is located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the south of Stapleton.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: James Branch Cabell<4>
    • 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 south of Stapleton.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Edith Elliott Lindeman Calisch<4>
    • 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 south of Stapleton.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Alan Campbell<4>
    • 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 south of Stapleton.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Arthur Dawson<4>
    • 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 15 miles [24.1 km] to the south of Stapleton.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Jimmy Dean<4>
    • 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 south of Stapleton.
      • Richmond is located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the south of Stapleton.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Thomas A. 'Tommy' Eldridge<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).
      • Richmond is located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the south of Stapleton.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Douglas Southall Freeman<4>
    • Charles Gilpin     (Actor)
      • Actor. He was born in Richmond (Virginia) on Wednesday November 20, 1878 and died in Eldridge Park (New Jersey) on Tueday May 6, 1930 at the age of 51. He is buried at Woodlawn Cemetery (Bronx County, New York).
      • Richmond is located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the south of Stapleton.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Charles Gilpin<4>

How Far From Stapleton to ...

We spend a lot of time looking through Gazetteers 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 ...
    • Hanover, which is the Seat of Hanover County and lies just to the North Northeast.
    • Richmond, which is the State Capital of Virginia, lies just to the south (S).
    • The White House (Washington, DC) is 87 miles [140 km]<1> to the north northeast (NNE). If you could drive a straight line from Stapleton to White House, 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 shortest distance<6> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 5,966 miles [9,601.3 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<7>
    • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 6,667 miles [10,729.5 km] and it lies to the east northeast (ENE).<8>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 4,545 miles [7,314.5 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<9>

Other Roadside Stops ...

The Communities of Virginia

About Hanover County

About Virginia

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 Hanover County: www.co.hanover.va.us/

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

Footnotes ...

<1>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn 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: 37.6640, Longitude: -77.4191       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 308.182 degrees.
<8>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 303.583 degrees.
<9>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 305.335 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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