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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 Stephens City, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Stephens City 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 Stephens City:
    • 39.092952, -78.221377
    • 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 Stephens City
  • 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 Stephens City ...

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.

  • Bufflick Heights [Frederick County]
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Bufflick Heights have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bufflick Heights
    • Bufflick Heights [Frederick County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<2> to the northeast of Stephens City
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bufflick Heights
  • Chambersville [Frederick County]
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Chambersville have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Chambersville
    • Chambersville [Frederick County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<2> to the north of Stephens City
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Chambersville
  • College Park [Frederick County]
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for College Park have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for College Park
    • College Park [Frederick County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<2> to the northeast of Stephens City
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on College Park
  • Green Acres [Frederick County]
    • 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 [Frederick County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<2> to the northeast of Stephens City
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Green Acres
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    • Greenway Court [Clarke County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Greenway Court have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Greenway Court
      • Greenway Court [Clarke County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<2> to the southeast of Stephens City
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Greenway Court
    • Heritage Hills [Frederick County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Heritage Hills have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Heritage Hills
      • Heritage Hills [Frederick County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<2> to the northeast of Stephens City
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Heritage Hills
    • Hill Crest [Frederick County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hill Crest have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hill Crest
      • Hill Crest [Frederick County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<2> to the north of Stephens City
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hill Crest
    • Lake Frederick [Frederick County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lake Frederick have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lake Frederick
      • Lake Frederick [Frederick County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<2> to the southeast of Stephens City
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lake Frederick
    • Lost Corner [Clarke County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lost Corner have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lost Corner
      • Lost Corner [Clarke County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<2> to the east of Stephens City
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lost Corner
    • Meadow Mills [Frederick County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Meadow Mills have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Meadow Mills
      • Meadow Mills [Frederick County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<2> to the southwest of Stephens City
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Meadow Mills
    • Mount Hope [Shenandoah County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Mount Hope have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mount Hope
      • Mount Hope [Shenandoah County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<2> to the west of Stephens City
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mount Hope
    • Mount Pleasant [Frederick County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Mount Pleasant have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mount Pleasant
      • Mount Pleasant [Frederick County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<2> to the northwest of Stephens City
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mount Pleasant
    • Mount Williams [Frederick County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Mount Williams have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mount Williams
      • Mount Williams [Frederick County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<2> to the northwest of Stephens City
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mount Williams
    • Poplar Ridge [Frederick County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Poplar Ridge have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Poplar Ridge
      • Poplar Ridge [Frederick County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<2> to the west of Stephens City
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Poplar Ridge
    • Reliance [Warren County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Reliance
      • Reliance [Warren County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<2> to the south of Stephens City
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Reliance
    • Rolling Fields [Frederick County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Rolling Fields have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rolling Fields
      • Rolling Fields [Frederick County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<2> to the northeast of Stephens City
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rolling Fields
    • Round Hill [Frederick County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Round Hill have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Round Hill
      • Round Hill [Frederick County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<2> to the north of Stephens City
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Round Hill
    • Stonewall Orchard [Frederick County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Stonewall Orchard have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Stonewall Orchard
      • Stonewall Orchard [Frederick County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<2> to the north of Stephens City
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Stonewall Orchard
    • Success [Warren County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Success have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Success
      • Success [Warren County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<2> to the southeast of Stephens City
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Success
    • Tulip [Frederick County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Tulip have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Tulip
      • Tulip [Frederick County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<2> to the south of Stephens City
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Tulip
    • Woodchuck Heights [Frederick County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Woodchuck Heights have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Woodchuck Heights
      • Woodchuck Heights [Frederick County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<2> to the north of Stephens City
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Woodchuck Heights

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 Stephens City. 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 ...
    • Belle Boyd     (Civil war Confederate spy)
      • Civil war Confederate spy. She was born in Martinsburg (West Virginia) on Thursday May 9, 1844 and died in Wisconsin Dells (Wisconsin) on Monday June 11, 1900 at the age of 56. She is buried at Spring Grove Cemetery (Columbia County, Wisconsin).
      • Martinsburg is located 28 miles [45.1 km] to the northeast of Stephens City.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Belle Boyd<3>
    • John Brown     (Abolitionist, activist)
      • Abolitionist, activist. He was born in Torrington (Connecticut) on Friday May 9, 1800 and died in Charles Town (West Virginia) on Friday December 2, 1859 at the age of 59.
      • Charles Town is located 23 miles [37 km] to the northeast of Stephens City.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: John Brown<3>
    • Charles 'Charlie' Fuqua     (Musician)
      • Musician. He was born in Martinsburg (West Virginia) on Thursday October 20, 1910 and died in West Haven (Connecticut) on Tueday December 21, 1971 at the age of 61. He is buried at Forest Lawn Cemetery (Erie County, New York).
      • Martinsburg is located 28 miles [45.1 km] to the northeast of Stephens City.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Charles 'Charlie' Fuqua<3>

How Far From Stephens City 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 town such as Stephens City to various places of note, such as the White House.

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

  • View Our List ...
    • Richmond, which is the State Capital of Virginia, lies 115 miles [185.1 km]<2> to the south southeast (SSE). If you could drive a straight line from Stephens City to Richmond, with an average speed<4>of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, it would take about two hours to make the trip. A comfortable walk of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour would take 7 days. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take 5 days.
    • The White House (Washington, DC) is 65 miles [104.6 km] to the east southeast (ESE). Driving would take less than an hour, a buggy would take about three full days and walking would take most of three days.
    • The shortest distance<5> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 5,939 miles [9,557.9 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<6>
    • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 6,648 miles [10,698.9 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<7>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 4,524 miles [7,280.7 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<8>

Other Roadside Stops ...

Index of Cities, Towns and Villages for Virginia

About Frederick County

About Virginia

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Frederick County: www.co.frederick.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 '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- Stephens City) to Point B.

If you need the driving distance (or directions), we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Stephens City. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Stephens City

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Stephens City. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 39.0930, Longitude: -78.2214       In this case, the coordinates for Stephens City 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 Stephens City 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 308.581 degrees.
<7>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 304.254 degrees.
<8>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 305.142 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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