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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 Stony Creek, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Stony Creek 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 Stony Creek:
    • 36.948019, -77.400087
    • 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 Stony Creek
  • 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 Stony Creek ...

We have found eleven communities that share the name Stony Creek.

Within Virginia, the name Stony Creek is unique.

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

  • Communities Elsewhere In North America ...
    • Connecticut
      • New Haven County
      • This Stony Creek is located in New Haven County and lies 388 miles [624.4 km]<1> to the northeast of the Stony Creek that is located in Sussex County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Stony Creek
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the New Haven County community of Stony Creek.
    • Indiana
      • LaGrange County
      • This Stony Creek is located in LaGrange County and lies 542 miles [872.3 km]<1> to the northwest of the Stony Creek that is located in Sussex County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Stony Creek
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the LaGrange County community of Stony Creek.
    • Michigan
      • Monroe County
      • This Stony Creek is located in Monroe County and lies 468 miles [753.2 km]<1> to the northwest of the Stony Creek that is located in Sussex County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Stony Creek
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Monroe County community of Stony Creek.
      • Oakland County
      • This Stony Creek is located in Oakland County and lies 499 miles [803.1 km] to the northwest of the Stony Creek that is located in Sussex County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Stony Creek
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Oakland County community of Stony Creek.
      • Washtenaw County
      • This Stony Creek is located in Washtenaw County and lies 489 miles [787 km] to the northwest of the Stony Creek that is located in Sussex County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Stony Creek
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Washtenaw County community of Stony Creek.
    • New York
      • Warren County
      • This Stony Creek is located in Warren County and lies 483 miles [777.3 km]<1> to the north northeast of the Stony Creek that is located in Sussex County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Stony Creek
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Warren County community of Stony Creek.
    • North Carolina
      • Caswell County
      • This Stony Creek is located in Caswell County and lies 121 miles [194.7 km]<1> to the west southwest of the Stony Creek that is located in Sussex County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Stony Creek
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Caswell County community of Stony Creek.
    • Pennsylvania
      • Carbon 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 Pennsylvania community of Stony Creek [Carbon County].
      • Schuylkill County
      • This Stony Creek is located in Schuylkill County and lies 261 miles [420 km]<1> to the north northeast of the Stony Creek that is located in Sussex County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Stony Creek
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Schuylkill County community of Stony Creek.
      • Somerset County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information. For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Pennsylvania community of Stony Creek [Somerset County].
    • Tennessee
      • Carter 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 Stony Creek [Carter County].

Curious and Interesting Names Near Stony Creek ...

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.

  • Booker [Sussex County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Booker
    • Booker [Sussex County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the east of Stony Creek
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Booker have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Booker
  • Carson [Dinwiddie County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Carson
    • Carson [Dinwiddie County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the north of Stony Creek
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Carson have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Carson
  • Church [Sussex County] - Historic
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Church
    • Church [Sussex County] was located 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the east of Stony Creek
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Church have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
  • Derby [Prince George County] - Historic
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Derby
    • Derby [Prince George County] was located 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the north of Stony Creek
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Derby have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Fields Crossroads [Greensville County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Fields Crossroads
      • Fields Crossroads [Greensville County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the southwest of Stony Creek
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Fields Crossroads have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Fields Crossroads
    • Gray [Sussex County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Gray
      • Gray [Sussex County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the south of Stony Creek
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Gray have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Gray
    • Henry [Sussex County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Henry
      • Henry [Sussex County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the south of Stony Creek
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Henry
    • Homeville [Sussex County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Homeville
      • Homeville [Sussex County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<1> to the east of Stony Creek
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Homeville have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Homeville
    • Lambs [Sussex County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lambs
      • Lambs [Sussex County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the east of Stony Creek
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lambs have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lambs
    • Lees Mill [Prince George County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lees Mill
      • Lees Mill [Prince George County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the north of Stony Creek
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lees Mill have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lees Mill
    • Little Mill [Sussex County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Little Mill
      • Little Mill [Sussex County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the southwest of Stony Creek
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Little Mill have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Little Mill
    • Reams [Dinwiddie County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Reams
      • Reams [Dinwiddie County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the north of Stony Creek
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Reams have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Reams
    • Rivers Edge [Greensville County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rivers Edge
      • Rivers Edge [Greensville County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the southwest of Stony Creek
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Rivers Edge have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rivers Edge
    • Stony Springs [Dinwiddie County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Stony Springs
      • Stony Springs [Dinwiddie County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the northwest of Stony Creek
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Stony Springs have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Stony Springs
    • Walnut Grove [Greensville County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Walnut Grove
      • Walnut Grove [Greensville County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the southwest of Stony Creek
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Walnut Grove have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Walnut Grove

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 Stony Creek. 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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    • Joseph Cotton     (Actor)
      • Full name: Joseph Cheshire Cotton, Jr.
      • Actor. He was born in Petersburg (VA) on May 15, 1905 (a Monday) and died in Los Angeles (CA) on February 6, 1994 (a Sunday) at the age of 88. He is buried at Blandford Cemetery (Petersburg City, Virginia).
      • Petersburg is located 19 miles [30.6 km] to the north of Stony Creek.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Joseph Cotton<4>
    • Joseph Cotton     (Actor)
      • Full name: Joseph Cheshire Cotton, Jr.
      • Actor. He was born in Petersburg (VA) on May 15, 1905 (a Monday) and died in Los Angeles (CA) on February 6, 1994 (a Sunday) at the age of 88. He is buried at Blandford Cemetery (Petersburg City, Virginia).
      • Petersburg is located 19 miles [30.6 km] to the north of Stony Creek.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Joseph Cotton<4>
    • Moses Eugene Malone     (Professional basketball)
    • Edna Thomas     (Actress)
      • Actress. She was born in Lawrenceville (VA) on November 1, 1885 (a Sunday) and died on July 22, 1974 (a Monday) at the age of 88. She is buried at Kensico Cemetery (Westchester County, New York).
      • Lawrenceville is located 28 miles [45.1 km] to the southwest of Stony Creek.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Edna Thomas<4>
    • Dr. Edgar Allan Toppin     (Author, social reformer)
      • Author, social reformer. He was born in Harlem (NY) on January 22, 1928 (a Sunday) and died in Ettrick (VA) on December 8, 2004 (a Wednesday) at the age of 76. He is buried at Blandford Cemetery (Petersburg City, Virginia).
      • Ettrick is located 20 miles [32.2 km] to the north of Stony Creek.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Dr. Edgar Allan Toppin<4>

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

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

  • View Our List ...
    • Sussex, which is the Seat of Sussex County and lies just to the East Southeast.
    • Richmond, which is the State Capital of Virginia, lies 41 miles [66 km]<1> to the north (N). If you could walk a straight line from Stony Creek to Richmond, with an average speed<5> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take about three full days to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take just about two full days.
    • The White House (Washington, DC) is 136 miles [218.9 km] to the north (N). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take less than three hours, a buggy would take 6 days and walking would take 8 days.
    • The shortest distance<6> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 5,996 miles [9,649.6 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<7>
    • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 6,693 miles [10,771.3 km] and it lies to the east northeast (ENE).<8>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 4,573 miles [7,359.5 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<9>

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Off-the-Road Links ...

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

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

Footnotes ...

<1>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- Stony Creek) to Point B.If you need the driving distance, we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Stony Creek. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Stony CreekOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Stony Creek. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 36.9480, Longitude: -77.4001       In this case, the coordinates for Stony Creek have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<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 Stony Creek 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>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.
<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 Stony Creek 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 308.205 degrees.
<8>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 303.50 degrees.
<9>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 305.587 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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