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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 Stephenson, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Stephenson 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 Stephenson:
    • 39.237325, -78.106389
    • 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 Stephenson
  • 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

Communities Also Named Stephenson ...

We have found eight communities that share the name Stephenson.

Within Virginia, the name Stephenson is unique.

Beyond Virginia, we know of another eight communities that are located throughout in the United States.

  • Communities Elsewhere In North America ...
    • Arkansas
      • Pike County
      • This community is historic<1> and we have very little information. For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Arkansas community of Stephenson [Pike County].
    • Indiana
      • Warrick County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<2> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Indiana community of Stephenson [Warrick County].
    • Michigan
      • Menominee County
      • This Stephenson is located in Menominee County and lies 645 miles [1,038 km]<3> to the northwest of the Stephenson that is located in Frederick County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Stephenson
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Menominee County community of Stephenson.
    • Mississippi
      • Amite County
      • This Stephenson is located in Amite County and lies 912 miles [1,467.7 km]<3> to the west southwest of the Stephenson that is located in Frederick County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Stephenson
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Amite County community of Stephenson.
    • Nebraska
      • Keya Paha County
      • This community is historic<1> and although located in Keya Paha County, we don't know where within the county.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Keya Paha County community of Stephenson.
    • Tennessee
      • Coffee County
      • This Stephenson is located in Coffee County and lies 504 miles [811.1 km]<3> to the west southwest of the Stephenson that is located in Frederick County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Stephenson
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Coffee County community of Stephenson.
      • Madison County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<2> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Tennessee community of Stephenson [Madison County].
    • West Virginia
      • Wyoming County
      • This Stephenson is located in Wyoming County and lies 208 miles [334.7 km]<3> to the west southwest of the Stephenson that is located in Frederick County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Stephenson
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Wyoming County community of Stephenson.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Stephenson ...

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.

  • Brucetown [Frederick County]
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Brucetown have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Brucetown
    • Brucetown [Frederick County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<3> to the northeast of Stephenson
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Brucetown
  • Burnt Factory [Frederick County]
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Burnt Factory have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Burnt Factory
    • Burnt Factory [Frederick County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<3> to the southeast of Stephenson
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Burnt Factory
  • Cedar Grove [Frederick County]
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cedar Grove have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cedar Grove
    • Cedar Grove [Frederick County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<3> to the northwest of Stephenson
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cedar Grove
  • Cedar Hill [Frederick County]
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cedar Hill have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cedar Hill
    • Cedar Hill [Frederick County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<3> to the north of Stephenson
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cedar Hill
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    • Clear Brook [Frederick County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Clear Brook have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Clear Brook
      • Clear Brook [Frederick County] lies less than 2 miles<3> to the north of Stephenson
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Clear Brook
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Clear Brook<5>
    • Gordondale [Frederick County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Gordondale have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Gordondale
      • Gordondale [Frederick County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<3> to the north of Stephenson
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Gordondale
    • Green Acres [Frederick County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Green Acres have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Green Acres
      • Green Acres [Frederick County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<3> to the southwest of Stephenson
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Green Acres
    • Heritage Hills [Frederick County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Heritage Hills have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Heritage Hills
      • Heritage Hills [Frederick County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<3> to the south of Stephenson
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Heritage Hills
    • Jordan Springs [Frederick County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Jordan Springs have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Jordan Springs
      • Jordan Springs [Frederick County] lies less than 2 miles<3> to the southeast of Stephenson
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Jordan Springs
    • Leetown [Frederick County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Leetown have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Leetown
      • Leetown [Frederick County] lies less than 2 miles<3> to the southeast of Stephenson
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Leetown
    • Rest [Frederick County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Rest have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rest
      • Rest [Frederick County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<3> to the north of Stephenson
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rest
    • Rocky Ford [Frederick County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Rocky Ford have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rocky Ford
      • Rocky Ford [Frederick County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<3> to the east of Stephenson
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rocky Ford
    • Rolling Fields [Frederick County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Rolling Fields have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rolling Fields
      • Rolling Fields [Frederick County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<3> to the south of Stephenson
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rolling Fields
    • Spring Valley [Frederick County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Spring Valley have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Spring Valley
      • Spring Valley [Frederick County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<3> to the west of Stephenson
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Spring Valley
    • Sunnyside [Frederick County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Sunnyside have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sunnyside
      • Sunnyside [Frederick County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<3> to the southwest of Stephenson
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sunnyside

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 Stephenson. 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 16 miles [25.7 km] to the northeast of Stephenson.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Belle Boyd<6>
    • 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 13 miles [20.9 km] to the east of Stephenson.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: John Brown<6>
    • 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 16 miles [25.7 km] to the northeast of Stephenson.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Charles 'Charlie' Fuqua<6>

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

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

  • View Our List ...
    • Richmond, which is the State Capital of Virginia, lies 122 miles [196.3 km]<3> to the south southeast (SSE). If you could drive a straight line from Stephenson to Richmond, with an average speed<7>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 61 miles [98.2 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<8> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 5,928 miles [9,540.2 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<9>
    • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 6,637 miles [10,681.2 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<10>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 4,513 miles [7,263 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<11>

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Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Stephenson. 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>We use the term 'Historic' broadly and it generally means that the community no longer exists. However, it can also mean that the community might still exist, but was significantly larger or had a more 'official' existence in the past than it does now. Unfortunately our sources of data have proven to be unreliable. If you can provide us with more specific information about Stephenson, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.
<2>If we encounter the name of what might be a community, our methodology is to add that name to our Gazetteer as a placeholder. As we find more information about that community, it will be added to our Gazetteer.

Just as a reminder: Our definition of a community is rather broad and includes those places (or areas) where several families lived and had a name which identified that place. For example, you might hear somebody say that they are going over to Mile's to see Pete ... Mile's is just a gas station and a couple of homes at the crossroads. While it might not be on the map, everybody in the area knows it by that name.

Places of interest include buildings at a crossroad, several families clustered in a hollow or maybe the location of a way station. It also includes places like mines, lumber camps, ferry crossings, etc. The community might still exist, is now gone or only existed for just a short period of time.

Also keep in mind that Stephenson could have been on the original document by mistake, misspelled, the original/alternate name of a community that we've listed elsewhere or was placed in the wrong county. Sometimes a post office or train station would have a different name than the community where it's located, so two names might be referring to the same community - we're working to straighten it all out.
<3>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 from Point A (ie- Stephenson) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Stephenson. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 39.2373, Longitude: -78.1064       In this case, the coordinates for Stephenson have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<4>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.
<5>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<6>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.
<7>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.
<8>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 Stephenson to the Middle East to be East and South, the Great Circle Route actually lies to the North and East.
<9>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Jerusalem is 308.504 degrees.
<10>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 304.189 degrees.
<11>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 305.039 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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