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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 Fort, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Stephens Fort 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 Fort:
    • 39.078162, -78.325560
    • 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 Fort
  • 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 Fort ...

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.

  • Bloom [Frederick County] - Historic
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Bloom have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bloom
    • Bloom [Frederick County] was located 5 miles [8 km]<2> to the northwest of Stephens Fort
  • Gravel Springs [Frederick County]
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Gravel Springs have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Gravel Springs
    • Gravel Springs [Frederick County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<2> to the west of Stephens Fort
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Gravel Springs
  • 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 3 miles [4.8 km]<2> to the south of Stephens Fort
    • 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 less than 2 miles<2> to the northwest of Stephens Fort
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mount Hope
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    • 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 north of Stephens Fort
      • 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 5 miles [8 km]<2> to the north of Stephens Fort
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mount Williams
    • Mountain Falls [Frederick County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Mountain Falls have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mountain Falls
      • Mountain Falls [Frederick County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<2> to the northwest of Stephens Fort
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mountain Falls
    • 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 less than 2 miles<2> to the east of Stephens Fort
      • 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 southeast of Stephens Fort
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Reliance
    • 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 6 miles [9.7 km]<2> to the southeast of Stephens Fort
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Tulip
    • Wheatfield [Shenandoah County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Wheatfield have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Wheatfield
      • Wheatfield [Shenandoah County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<2> to the west of Stephens Fort
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Wheatfield

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 Fort. 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 ...
    • 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 28 miles [45.1 km] to the northeast of Stephens Fort.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: John Brown<3>

How Far From Stephens Fort to ...

We spend a lot of time looking through Gazetteers, Almanacs & Directories that were published in the late 1800's and early 1900's. Many of the Gazetteers include the distance from a community such as Stephens Fort to various places of note, such as the White House.

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

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    • Richmond, which is the State Capital of Virginia, lies 116 miles [186.7 km]<2> to the south southeast (SSE). If you could drive a straight line from Stephens Fort 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 70 miles [112.7 km] to the east (E). Driving 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 5,944 miles [9,565.9 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<6>
    • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 6,653 miles [10,707 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<7>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 4,529 miles [7,288.7 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<8>

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About Frederick County

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Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Stephens Fort. 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 'straight-line' (or 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 Fort) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Stephens Fort. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 39.0782, Longitude: -78.3256       In this case, the coordinates for Stephens Fort 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 Fort 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 308.644 degrees.
<7>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 304.324 degrees.
<8>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 305.192 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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