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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 Stoke, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Stoke and the surrounding area.

  • 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 Stoke:
    • 38.975388, -77.666382
    • 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 Stoke
  • 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 Stoke ...

We have found one communities that share the name Stoke.

Within Virginia, the name Stoke is unique.

Beyond Virginia, there is another community also named Stoke in Canada.

  • Communities Elsewhere In North America ...
    • Quebec
      • This Stoke lies 540 miles [869 km]<1> to the north northeast of the Stoke that is located in Loudoun County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Stoke

Curious and Interesting Names Near Stoke ...

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.

  • Butler [Loudoun County]
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Butler have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Butler
    • Butler [Loudoun County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the east of Stoke
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Butler
  • Dover [Loudoun County]
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Dover have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Dover
    • Dover [Loudoun County] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the west of Stoke
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Dover
  • Evergreen Farms [Prince William County]
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Evergreen Farms have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Evergreen Farms
    • Evergreen Farms [Prince William County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the south of Stoke
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Evergreen Farms
  • Evergreen Mills [Loudoun County]
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Evergreen Mills have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Evergreen Mills
    • Evergreen Mills [Loudoun County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the northeast of Stoke
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Evergreen Mills
  • Continue List   (8 more) ...
    • Gilberts Corner [Loudoun County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Gilberts Corner have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Gilberts Corner
      • Gilberts Corner [Loudoun County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the east of Stoke
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Gilberts Corner
    • Greggsville [Loudoun County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Greggsville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Greggsville
      • Greggsville [Loudoun County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the north of Stoke
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Greggsville
    • Halfway [Fauquier County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Halfway have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Halfway
      • Halfway [Fauquier County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the southwest of Stoke
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Halfway
    • Hickory Grove [Prince William County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hickory Grove have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hickory Grove
      • Hickory Grove [Prince William County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the south of Stoke
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hickory Grove
    • Landmark [Fauquier County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Landmark have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Landmark
      • Landmark [Fauquier County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the south of Stoke
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Landmark
    • Little Washington [Loudoun County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Little Washington have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Little Washington
      • Little Washington [Loudoun County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the northeast of Stoke
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Little Washington
    • Marble Quarry [Loudoun County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Marble Quarry have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Marble Quarry
      • Marble Quarry [Loudoun County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the north of Stoke
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Marble Quarry
    • Sunny Bank [Loudoun County] - Historic
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Sunny Bank have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sunny Bank
      • Sunny Bank [Loudoun County] was located 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the west of Stoke

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 Stoke. 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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    • 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 19 miles [30.6 km] to the south of Stoke.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Walter Scott 'Steve' Brodie<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 24 miles [38.6 km] to the northwest of Stoke.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: John Brown<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 25 miles [40.2 km] to the east of Stoke.
      • 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 21 miles [33.8 km] to the southeast of Stoke.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Chet Bulger<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 16 miles [25.7 km] to the east of Stoke.
      • 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 29 miles [46.7 km] to the east of Stoke.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Virginia Hall<3>
    • Elaine Konigsburg     (Author)
      • Author. She was born in New York (New York) on Monday February 10, 1930 and died in Falls Church (Virginia) on Friday April 19, 2013 at the age of 83. She is buried at Ponte Vedra Valley Cemetery (Saint Johns County, Florida).
      • Falls Church is located 27 miles [43.5 km] to the east of Stoke.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Elaine Konigsburg<3>
    • Elizabeth Monroe     (Wife and First Lady to the Presidency of James Monroe (1817 - 1825))
      • Wife and First Lady to the Presidency of James Monroe (1817 - 1825). She was born in New York (New York) on Thursday June 30, 1768 and died in Aldie (Virginia) on Thursday September 23, 1830 at the age of 62. She is buried at Hollywood Cemetery (Richmond City, Virginia).
      • Aldie is located Less than 2 miles to the east of Stoke.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Elizabeth Monroe<3>
    • John 'Mean John' Paluck     (Professional football)
      • Professional football. He was born in Swoyersville (Pennsylvania) on Thursday May 23, 1935 and died in Fairfax (Virginia) on Tueday April 22, 2003 at the age of 67.
      • Fairfax is located 21 miles [33.8 km] to the southeast of Stoke.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: John 'Mean John' Paluck<3>

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

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

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    • Leesburg, which is the Seat of Loudoun County and lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the north northeast. If you could walk a straight line from Stoke to Leesburg, with an average speed<4> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take four to five hours to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take a little over three hours.
    • Richmond, which is the State Capital of Virginia, lies 99 miles [159.3 km] to the south (S). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take less than two hours, a buggy would take three full days and walking would take 6 days.
    • The White House (Washington, DC) is 34 miles [54.7 km] to the east (E). Driving would take less than an hour, a buggy would take just about two full days and walking would take most of two days.
    • The shortest distance<5> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 5,921 miles [9,528.9 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<6>
    • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 6,628 miles [10,666.7 km] and it lies to the east northeast (ENE).<7>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 4,504 miles [7,248.5 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<8>

Other Roadside Stops ...

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About Loudoun County

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Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Loudoun County: www.co.loudoun.va.us/

The official website for State of Virginia: https://www.virginia.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>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- Stoke) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Stoke. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 38.9754, Longitude: -77.6664       In this case, the coordinates for Stoke have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<2>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.
<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 Stoke 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 308.257 degrees.
<7>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 303.869 degrees.
<8>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 304.95 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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