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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 Steeles Tavern, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Steeles Tavern 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 Steeles Tavern:
    • 37.925460, -79.202638
    • 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 Steeles Tavern
  • 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 Steeles Tavern ...

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.

  • Cold Spring [Augusta County]
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cold Spring have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cold Spring
    • Cold Spring [Augusta County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<2> to the northeast of Steeles Tavern
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cold Spring
  • Greenville [Augusta County]
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Greenville have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Greenville
    • Greenville [Augusta County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<2> to the northeast of Steeles Tavern
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Greenville
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Greenville<3>
  • Irish Creek [Rockbridge County]
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Irish Creek have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Irish Creek
    • Irish Creek [Rockbridge County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<2> to the south of Steeles Tavern
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Irish Creek
  • Jonestown [Rockbridge County]
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Jonestown have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Jonestown
    • Jonestown [Rockbridge County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<2> to the southwest of Steeles Tavern
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Jonestown
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    • McNutt [Augusta County] - Historic
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for McNutt have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for McNutt
      • McNutt [Augusta County] was located 5 miles [8 km]<2> to the northwest of Steeles Tavern
    • Spottswood [Augusta County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Spottswood
      • Spottswood [Augusta County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<2> to the north of Steeles Tavern
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Spottswood
    • Stony Run [Augusta County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Stony Run have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Stony Run
      • Stony Run [Augusta County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<2> to the northwest of Steeles Tavern
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Stony Run
    • Vesuvius [Rockbridge County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Vesuvius have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Vesuvius
      • Vesuvius [Rockbridge County] lies less than 2 miles<2> to the south of Steeles Tavern
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Vesuvius
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Vesuvius<3>

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 Steeles Tavern. 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 ...
    • Woodrow Wilson     (28th President of the US (1913 - 1921))
      • 28th President of the US (1913 - 1921). He was born in Staunton (Virginia) on Sunday December 28, 1856 and died in Washington, DC on Sunday February 3, 1924 at the age of 67.
      • Staunton is located 17 miles [27.4 km] to the northeast of Steeles Tavern.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Woodrow Wilson<4>

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

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

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    • Richmond, which is the State Capital of Virginia, lies 100 miles [160.9 km]<2> to the east southeast (ESE). If you could drive a straight line from Steeles Tavern 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 6 days. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take three full days.
    • The White House (Washington, DC) is 135 miles [217.3 km] to the east northeast (ENE). Driving would take less than three hours, a buggy would take 6 days and walking would take 8 days.
    • The shortest distance<6> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 6,031 miles [9,706 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<7>
    • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 6,737 miles [10,842.2 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<8>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 4,614 miles [7,425.5 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<9>

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Off-the-Road Links ...

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

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

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Steeles Tavern. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 37.9255, Longitude: -79.2026    
<3>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<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 Steeles Tavern 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 309.216 degrees.
<8>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 304.802 degrees.
<9>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 305.975 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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