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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 Station Hills, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Station Hills 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 Station Hills:
    • 38.800669, -77.343875
    • 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 Station Hills
  • 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 Station Hills ...

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.

  • Blue Oaks [Fairfax County]
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Blue Oaks have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Blue Oaks
    • Blue Oaks [Fairfax County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<2> to the northeast of Station Hills
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Blue Oaks
  • Butts Corner [Fairfax County]
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Butts Corner have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Butts Corner
    • Butts Corner [Fairfax County] lies less than 2 miles<2> to the southeast of Station Hills
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Butts Corner
  • Crystal Springs [Fairfax County]
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Crystal Springs have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Crystal Springs
    • Crystal Springs [Fairfax County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<2> to the northwest of Station Hills
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Crystal Springs
  • Donovans Corner [Fairfax County]
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Donovans Corner have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Donovans Corner
    • Donovans Corner [Fairfax County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<2> to the southeast of Station Hills
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Donovans Corner
  • Continue List   (16 more) ...
    • Fair Oaks [Fairfax City]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Fair Oaks have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Fair Oaks
      • Fair Oaks [Fairfax City] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<2> to the northeast of Station Hills
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Fair Oaks
    • Five Forks [Fairfax County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Five Forks have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Five Forks
      • Five Forks [Fairfax County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<2> to the southeast of Station Hills
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Five Forks
    • Green Acres [Fairfax City]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Green Acres have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Green Acres
      • Green Acres [Fairfax City] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<2> to the northeast of Station Hills
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Green Acres
    • Greenway Hills [Fairfax City]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Greenway Hills have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Greenway Hills
      • Greenway Hills [Fairfax City] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<2> to the northeast of Station Hills
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Greenway Hills
    • Holly Park [Fairfax County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Holly Park have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Holly Park
      • Holly Park [Fairfax County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<2> to the northeast of Station Hills
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Holly Park
    • Joyce Heights [Fairfax City]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Joyce Heights have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Joyce Heights
      • Joyce Heights [Fairfax City] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<2> to the north of Station Hills
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Joyce Heights
    • Lee Meadows [Fairfax County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lee Meadows have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lee Meadows
      • Lee Meadows [Fairfax County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<2> to the northeast of Station Hills
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lee Meadows
    • Lee-Hi Village [Fairfax County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lee-Hi Village have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lee-Hi Village
      • Lee-Hi Village [Fairfax County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<2> to the north of Station Hills
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lee-Hi Village
    • Lewis Park [Fairfax County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lewis Park have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lewis Park
      • Lewis Park [Fairfax County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<2> to the northwest of Station Hills
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lewis Park
    • Lincoln Park [Fairfax County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lincoln Park have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lincoln Park
      • Lincoln Park [Fairfax County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<2> to the northwest of Station Hills
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lincoln Park
    • Little River Hills [Fairfax City]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Little River Hills have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Little River Hills
      • Little River Hills [Fairfax City] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<2> to the northeast of Station Hills
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Little River Hills
    • Maple Hills [Fairfax City]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Maple Hills have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Maple Hills
      • Maple Hills [Fairfax City] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<2> to the northeast of Station Hills
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Maple Hills
    • Random Hills [Fairfax County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Random Hills
      • Random Hills [Fairfax County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<2> to the north of Station Hills
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Random Hills
    • Red Fox Forest [Fairfax County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Red Fox Forest have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Red Fox Forest
      • Red Fox Forest [Fairfax County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<2> to the east of Station Hills
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Red Fox Forest
    • Sideburn [Fairfax County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Sideburn have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sideburn
      • Sideburn [Fairfax County] lies less than 2 miles<2> to the east of Station Hills
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sideburn
    • Willow Springs [Fairfax County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Willow Springs have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Willow Springs
      • Willow Springs [Fairfax County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<2> to the northwest of Station Hills
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Willow Springs

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 Station Hills. 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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    • Nicholas James 'Nick' Adenhart     (Professional baseball)
      • Professional baseball. He was born in Silver Spring (Maryland) on Sunday August 24, 1986 and died in Fullerton (California) on Thursday April 9, 2009 at the age of 22. He is buried at Greenlawn Cemetery (Washington County, Maryland).
      • Silver Spring is located 21 miles [33.8 km] to the northeast of Station Hills.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Nicholas James 'Nick' Adenhart<3>
    • Jack Anderson     (Columnist)
      • Columnist. He was born in Long Beach (California) on Thursday October 19, 1922 and died in Bethesda (Maryland) on Saturday December 17, 2005 at the age of 83.
      • Bethesda is located 18 miles [29 km] to the northeast of Station Hills.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Jack Anderson<3>
    • Wernher Von Braun     (Scientist)
      • Scientist. He was born in Wielkopolskie (Poland) on Saturday March 23, 1912 and died in Alexandria (Virginia) on Thursday June 16, 1977 at the age of 65.
      • Alexandria is located 15 miles [24.1 km] to the east of Station Hills.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Wernher Von Braun<3>
    • Walter Scott 'Steve' Brodie     (Professional baseball)
      • Professional baseball. He was born in Warrenton (Virginia) on Friday September 11, 1868 and died in Baltimore (Maryland) on Wednesday October 30, 1935 at the age of 67.
      • Warrenton is located 25 miles [40.2 km] to the west of Station Hills.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Walter Scott 'Steve' Brodie<3>
    • Roy Buchanan     (Musician)
      • Musician. He was born in Ozark (Arkansas) on Saturday September 23, 1939 and died in Fairfax Hills (Virginia) on Sunday August 14, 1988 at the age of 48. He is buried at Columbia Gardens Cemetery (Arlington County, Virginia).
      • Fairfax Hills is located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the east of Station Hills.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Roy Buchanan<3>
    • Chet Bulger     (Professional football)
      • Professional football. He was born in Rumford (Maine) on Tueday September 18, 1917 and died in Fairfax (Virginia) on Thursday February 19, 2009 at the age of 91.
      • Fairfax is located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the northeast of Station Hills.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Chet Bulger<3>
    • Sandra Bullock     (Oscar winning actress)
      • Oscar winning actress. She was born in Arlington (Virginia) on Sunday July 26, 1964
      • Arlington is located 13 miles [20.9 km] to the northeast of Station Hills.
    • John Aloysius Fahey     (Musician)
      • Musician. He was born in Takoma Park (Maryland) on Tueday February 28, 1939 and died in Salem (Oregon) on Thursday February 22, 2001 at the age of 62.
      • Takoma Park is located 21 miles [33.8 km] to the northeast of Station Hills.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: John Aloysius Fahey<3>
    • Ernie 'Tennessee Ernie' Ford     (Singer, TV Host, Radio announcer)
      • Singer, TV Host, Radio announcer. He was born in Bristol (Tennessee) on Thursday February 13, 1919 and died in Reston (Virginia) on Thursday October 17, 1991 at the age of 72.
      • Reston is located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the north of Station Hills.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Ernie 'Tennessee Ernie' Ford<3>
    • Virginia Hall     (World War II spy)
      • World War II spy. She was born in Baltimore (Maryland) on Friday April 6, 1906 and died in Rockland (Maryland) on Thursday July 8, 1982 at the age of 76. She is buried at Druid Ridge Cemetery (Baltimore County, Maryland).
      • Rockland is located 22 miles [35.4 km] to the northeast of Station Hills.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Virginia Hall<3>
    • Grace Hopper     (Rear Admiral, computer scientist, mathematician)
      • Rear Admiral, computer scientist, mathematician. She was born in New York (New York) on Sunday December 9, 1906 and died in Arlington (Virginia) on Wednesday January 1, 1992 at the age of 85. She is buried at Arlington National Cemetery (Arlington County, Virginia).
      • Arlington is located 13 miles [20.9 km] to the northeast of Station Hills.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Grace Hopper<3>
    • Shirley Valerie Horn     (Musician)
      • Musician. She was born in Washington, DC on Tueday May 1, 1934 and died in Cheverly (Maryland) on Thursday October 20, 2005 at the age of 71. She is buried at Ft. Lincoln Cemetery (Prince George's County, Maryland).
      • Cheverly is located 24 miles [38.6 km] to the east of Station Hills.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Shirley Valerie Horn<3>
    • Ivan Wilfred 'Ching' Johnson     (Professional hockey)
      • Professional hockey. He was born in Winnipeg (Manitoba) on Tueday December 7, 1897 and died in Silver Spring (Maryland) on Saturday June 16, 1979 at the age of 81. He is buried at Ft. Lincoln Cemetery (Prince George's County, Maryland).
      • Silver Spring is located 21 miles [33.8 km] to the northeast of Station Hills.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Ivan Wilfred 'Ching' Johnson<3>

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

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

  • View Our List ...
    • Richmond, which is the State Capital of Virginia, lies 87 miles [140 km]<2> to the south (S). If you could drive a straight line from Station Hills to Richmond, with an average speed<4>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 17 miles [27.4 km] to the east northeast (ENE). The buggy would take five to six hours and walking would take most of a day.
    • The shortest distance<5> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 5,915 miles [9,519.3 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<6>
    • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 6,620 miles [10,653.9 km] and it lies to the east northeast (ENE).<7>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 4,497 miles [7,237.2 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<8>

Other Roadside Stops ...

The Communities of Virginia

About Fairfax County

About Virginia

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Fairfax County: www.co.fairfax.va.us/

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- Station Hills) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Station Hills. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 38.8007, Longitude: -77.3439       In this case, the coordinates for Station Hills 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>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 Station Hills 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 308.077 degrees.
<7>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 303.636 degrees.
<8>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 304.88 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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