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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 Stately Oak, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Stately Oak 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 Stately Oak:
    • 37.979853, -76.559399
    • 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 Stately Oak
  • 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 Stately Oak ...

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.

  • Acorn [Westmoreland County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Acorn
    • Acorn [Westmoreland County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the northwest of Stately Oak
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Acorn have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Acorn
  • Bundick [Northumberland County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bundick
    • Bundick [Northumberland County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the east of Stately Oak
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Bundick have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bundick
  • Grays Corner [Westmoreland County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Grays Corner
    • Grays Corner [Westmoreland County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the northwest of Stately Oak
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Grays Corner have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Grays Corner
  • Harryhogan [Northumberland County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Harryhogan
    • Harryhogan [Northumberland County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the northeast of Stately Oak
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Harryhogan have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Harryhogan
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    • Hogans Hill [Westmoreland County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hogans Hill
      • Hogans Hill [Westmoreland County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the west of Stately Oak
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hogans Hill have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hogans Hill
    • Hyacinth [Northumberland County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hyacinth
      • Hyacinth [Northumberland County] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the northwest of Stately Oak
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hyacinth have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hyacinth
    • Lake [Northumberland County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lake
      • Lake [Northumberland County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the east of Stately Oak
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lake have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lake
    • Lodge [Northumberland County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lodge
      • Lodge [Northumberland County] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the northeast of Stately Oak
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lodge have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lodge
    • Mulch [Richmond County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mulch
      • Mulch [Richmond County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the south of Stately Oak
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Mulch have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mulch
    • Rainswood [Northumberland County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rainswood
      • Rainswood [Northumberland County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the south of Stately Oak
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Rainswood have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rainswood
    • Rich Neck [Richmond County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rich Neck
      • Rich Neck [Richmond County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the west of Stately Oak
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rich Neck
    • Sandy Point [Westmoreland County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sandy Point
      • Sandy Point [Westmoreland County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the north of Stately Oak
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Sandy Point have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sandy Point
    • Shady Harbor Shores [Westmoreland County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Shady Harbor Shores
      • Shady Harbor Shores [Westmoreland County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the north of Stately Oak
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Shady Harbor Shores have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Shady Harbor Shores
    • Slash [Northumberland County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Slash
      • Slash [Northumberland County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the west of Stately Oak
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Slash have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Slash
    • Village [Northumberland County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Village
      • Village [Northumberland County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the southwest of Stately Oak
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Village have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Village
    • Walnut Point [Northumberland County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Walnut Point
      • Walnut Point [Northumberland County] was located 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the east of Stately Oak
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Walnut Point have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.

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 Stately Oak. 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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    • Hugh Smith Haynie, Sr.     (Journalist)
      • Journalist. He was born in Reedville (Virginia) on Sunday February 6, 1927 and died in Louisville (Kentucky) on Friday November 26, 1999 at the age of 72. He is buried at Cave Hill Cemetery (Jefferson County, Kentucky).
      • Reedville is located 18 miles [29 km] to the southeast of Stately Oak.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Hugh Smith Haynie, Sr.<3>
    • James Monroe     (5th President of the US (1817 - 1825))
      • 5th President of the US (1817 - 1825). He was born in Monroe Hall (Virginia) on Friday April 28, 1758 and died in New York (New York) on Monday July 4, 1831 at the age of 73. He is buried at Hollywood Cemetery (Richmond City, Virginia).
      • Monroe Hall is located 29 miles [46.7 km] to the northwest of Stately Oak.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: James Monroe<3>
    • George Washington     (1st President of the US (1789 - 1797))
      • 1st President of the US (1789 - 1797). He was born in Colonial Beach (Virginia) on Friday February 22, 1732 and died in Mount Vernon (Virginia) on Saturday December 14, 1799 at the age of 67.
      • Colonial Beach is located 29 miles [46.7 km] to the northwest of Stately Oak.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: George Washington<3>

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

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

  • View Our List ...
    • Heathsville, which is the Seat of Northumberland County and lies just to the Southeast.
    • Richmond, which is the State Capital of Virginia, lies 56 miles [90.1 km]<1> to the west southwest (WSW). If you could walk a straight line from Stately Oak to Richmond, with an average speed<4> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take most of three days to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take over two days.
    • The White House (Washington, DC) is 68 miles [109.4 km] to the north northwest (NNW). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take less than two hours, a buggy would take about three full days and walking would take three full days.
    • The shortest distance<5> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 5,916 miles [9,520.9 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<6>
    • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 6,616 miles [10,647.4 km] and it lies to the east northeast (ENE).<7>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 4,494 miles [7,232.4 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<8>

Other Roadside Stops ...

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Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Northumberland County: www.co.northumberland.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' distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Stately Oak) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Stately Oak. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 37.9799, Longitude: -76.5594       In this case, the coordinates for Stately Oak have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<2>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.
<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>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.
<5>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 Stately Oak to the Middle East to be East and South, the Great Circle Route actually lies to the North and East.
<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Jerusalem is 307.667 degrees.
<7>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 303.044 degrees.
<8>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 304.868 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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