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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 Stone River, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Stone River 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 Stone River:
    • 38.439500, -77.398700
    • 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 Stone River
  • 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 Stone River ...

We have found one communities that share the name Stone River.

Within Virginia, the name Stone River is unique.

Beyond Virginia, there is another community also named Stone River in the United States.

  • Communities Elsewhere In North America ...
    • Tennessee
      • Davidson County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<1> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Tennessee community of Stone River [Davidson County].

Curious and Interesting Names Near Stone River ...

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.

  • Aqua Villa [Stafford County]
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Aqua Villa have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Aqua Villa
    • Aqua Villa [Stafford County] lies less than 2 miles<3> to the east of Stone River
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Aqua Villa
  • Bells Run [Stafford County]
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Bells Run have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bells Run
    • Bells Run [Stafford County] lies less than 2 miles<3> to the west of Stone River
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bells Run
  • Bowers [Stafford County]
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Bowers have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bowers
    • Bowers [Stafford County] lies less than 2 miles<3> to the southeast of Stone River
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bowers
  • Coal Landing [Stafford County]
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Coal Landing have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Coal Landing
    • Coal Landing [Stafford County] lies less than 2 miles<3> to the northeast of Stone River
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Coal Landing
  • Continue List   (16 more) ...
    • Cobblestone [Stafford County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cobblestone have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cobblestone
      • Cobblestone [Stafford County] lies less than 2 miles<3> to the south of Stone River
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cobblestone
    • Greenridge [Stafford County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Greenridge have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Greenridge
      • Greenridge [Stafford County] lies less than 2 miles<3> to the east of Stone River
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Greenridge
    • Harris [Stafford County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Harris have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Harris
      • Harris [Stafford County] lies less than 2 miles<3> to the east of Stone River
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Harris
    • Liberty Place [Stafford County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Liberty Place have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Liberty Place
      • Liberty Place [Stafford County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<3> to the northwest of Stone River
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Liberty Place
    • Patriots Landing [Stafford County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Patriots Landing have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Patriots Landing
      • Patriots Landing [Stafford County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<3> to the northwest of Stone River
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Patriots Landing
    • Quail Run [Stafford County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Quail Run have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Quail Run
      • Quail Run [Stafford County] lies less than 2 miles<3> to the south of Stone River
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Quail Run
    • Raspberry [Stafford County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Raspberry have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Raspberry
      • Raspberry [Stafford County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<3> to the northeast of Stone River
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Raspberry
    • Rivendell [Stafford County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Rivendell have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rivendell
      • Rivendell [Stafford County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<3> to the southeast of Stone River
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rivendell
    • Sams Ridge [Stafford County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Sams Ridge have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sams Ridge
      • Sams Ridge [Stafford County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<3> to the northeast of Stone River
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sams Ridge
    • Settlers Landing [Stafford County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Settlers Landing have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Settlers Landing
      • Settlers Landing [Stafford County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<3> to the northwest of Stone River
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Settlers Landing
    • Shadow Woods [Stafford County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Shadow Woods have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Shadow Woods
      • Shadow Woods [Stafford County] lies less than 2 miles<3> to the northwest of Stone River
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Shadow Woods
    • Summerwind [Stafford County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Summerwind have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Summerwind
      • Summerwind [Stafford County] lies less than 2 miles<3> to the south of Stone River
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Summerwind
    • Summerwood [Stafford County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Summerwood have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Summerwood
      • Summerwood [Stafford County] lies less than 2 miles<3> to the southeast of Stone River
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Summerwood
    • Sunshine Hills [Stafford County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Sunshine Hills have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sunshine Hills
      • Sunshine Hills [Stafford County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<3> to the northeast of Stone River
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sunshine Hills
    • Twin Oaks [Stafford County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Twin Oaks have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Twin Oaks
      • Twin Oaks [Stafford County] lies less than 2 miles<3> to the east of Stone River
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Twin Oaks
    • Vintage Oaks [Stafford County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Vintage Oaks have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Vintage Oaks
      • Vintage Oaks [Stafford County] lies less than 2 miles<3> to the north of Stone River
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Vintage Oaks

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 Stone River. 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 Wilkes Booth     (Presidental assassin, actor)
      • Presidental assassin, actor. He was born in Bel Air (Maryland) on Wednesday January 10, 1838 and died in Port Royal (Virginia) on Wednesday April 26, 1865 at the age of 27. He is buried at Green Mount Cemetery (Baltimore City, Maryland).
      • Port Royal is located 21 miles [33.8 km] to the southeast of Stone River.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: John Wilkes Booth<4>
    • 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 28 miles [45.1 km] to the northwest of Stone River.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Walter Scott 'Steve' Brodie<4>
    • 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 28 miles [45.1 km] to the north of Stone River.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Roy Buchanan<4>
    • 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 28 miles [45.1 km] to the north of Stone River.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Chet Bulger<4>
    • Herbert 'Herb' Kalin     (Musician, singer)
      • Musician, singer. He was born in Port Jervis (New York) on Friday February 16, 1934 and died in Waldorf (Maryland) on Friday July 21, 2006 at the age of 72. He is buried at Trinity Memorial Gardens (Charles County, Maryland).
      • Waldorf is located 29 miles [46.7 km] to the northeast of Stone River.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Herbert 'Herb' Kalin<4>
    • James Madison     (4th President of the US (1809 - 1817))
      • 4th President of the US (1809 - 1817). He was born in Port Conway (Virginia) on Tueday March 16, 1751 and died in Montpelier Station (Virginia) on Tueday June 28, 1836 at the age of 85.
      • Port Conway is located 21 miles [33.8 km] to the southeast of Stone River.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: James Madison<4>
    • James Monroe     (5th President of the US (1817 - 1825))
      • 5th President of the US (1817 - 1825). He was born in Monroe Hall (Virginia) on Friday April 28, 1758 and died in New York (New York) on Monday July 4, 1831 at the age of 73. He is buried at Hollywood Cemetery (Richmond City, Virginia).
      • Monroe Hall is located 26 miles [41.8 km] to the southeast of Stone River.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: James Monroe<4>
    • Dr. Samuel Alexander Mudd     (Physician)
      • Physician. He was born on Friday December 20, 1833 and died in Waldorf (Maryland) on Wednesday January 10, 1883 at the age of 49.
      • Waldorf is located 29 miles [46.7 km] to the northeast of Stone River.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Dr. Samuel Alexander Mudd<4>
    • 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 28 miles [45.1 km] to the north of Stone River.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: John 'Mean John' Paluck<4>
    • George Washington     (1st President of the US (1789 - 1797))
      • 1st President of the US (1789 - 1797). He was born in Colonial Beach (Virginia) on Friday February 22, 1732 and died in Mount Vernon (Virginia) on Saturday December 14, 1799 at the age of 67.
      • Colonial Beach is located 26 miles [41.8 km] to the southeast of Stone River.
      • Mount Vernon is located 25 miles [40.2 km] to the northeast of Stone River.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: George Washington<4>
    • Martha Washington     (Wife and First lady to the Presidency of George Washington (1789 - 1797))
      • Wife and First lady to the Presidency of George Washington (1789 - 1797). She was born in New Kent (Virginia) on Wednesday June 13, 1731 and died in Mount Vernon (Virginia) on Saturday May 22, 1802 at the age of 70.
      • Mount Vernon is located 25 miles [40.2 km] to the northeast of Stone River.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Martha Washington<4>

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

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

  • View Our List ...
    • Stafford, which is the Seat of Stafford County and lies just to the South Southwest.
    • Richmond, which is the State Capital of Virginia, lies 62 miles [99.8 km]<3> to the south (S). If you could walk a straight line from Stone River to Richmond, with an average speed<5> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take most of three days to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take about three full days.
    • The White House (Washington, DC) is 37 miles [59.5 km] to the north northeast (NNE). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take less than an hour, a buggy would take just about two full days and walking would take over two days.
    • The shortest distance<6> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 5,932 miles [9,546.6 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<7>
    • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 6,636 miles [10,679.6 km] and it lies to the east northeast (ENE).<8>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 4,514 miles [7,264.6 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<9>

Other Roadside Stops ...

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About Stafford County

About Virginia

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Stafford County: www.co.stafford.va.us/

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

Footnotes ...

<1>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 Bird Creek to see Pete ... Bird Creek 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 Stone River 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.
<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>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 drawn from Point A (ie- Stone River) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Stone River. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 38.4395, Longitude: -77.3987       In this case, the coordinates for Stone River have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<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 Stone River 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 308.13 degrees.
<8>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 303.642 degrees.
<9>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 305.04 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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