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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 Man, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Stony Man 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 Man:
    • 38.630676, -78.434451
    • 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 Man
  • 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 Stony Man ...

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.

  • Big Spring [Page County]
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Big Spring have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Big Spring
    • Big Spring [Page County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<2> to the north of Stony Man
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Big Spring
  • Cavetown [Page County]
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cavetown have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cavetown
    • Cavetown [Page County] lies less than 2 miles<2> to the southwest of Stony Man
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cavetown
  • Ida [Page County]
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Ida have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ida
    • Ida [Page County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<2> to the south of Stony Man
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ida
  • Leaksville [Page County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Leaksville
    • Leaksville [Page County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<2> to the west of Stony Man
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Leaksville
  • Continue List   (7 more) ...
    • Marksville [Page County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Marksville
      • Marksville [Page County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<2> to the southwest of Stony Man
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Marksville
    • Panorama [Rappahannock County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Panorama have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Panorama
      • Panorama [Rappahannock County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<2> to the east of Stony Man
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Panorama
    • Skyland [Page County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Skyland have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Skyland
      • Skyland [Page County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<2> to the southeast of Stony Man
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Skyland
    • Spring View [Page County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Spring View have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Spring View
      • Spring View [Page County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<2> to the north of Stony Man
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Spring View
    • Stanley [Page County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Stanley have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Stanley
      • Stanley [Page County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<2> to the southwest of Stony Man
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,673 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Stanley
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Stanley<3>
    • Whitehouse Landing [Page County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Whitehouse Landing have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Whitehouse Landing
      • Whitehouse Landing [Page County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<2> to the west of Stony Man
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Whitehouse Landing
    • Woodland Park [Page County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Woodland Park have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Woodland Park
      • Woodland Park [Page County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<2> to the northwest of Stony Man
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Woodland Park

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 Man. 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 ...
    • Ellen Arthur     (Wife President of Chester A. Arthur (1881 - 1885) - she died a year before he began his Presidency)
      • Wife President of Chester A. Arthur (1881 - 1885) - she died a year before he began his Presidency. She was born in Culpeper (Virginia) on Wednesday August 30, 1837 and died in New York (New York) on Monday January 12, 1880 at the age of 42. She is buried at Albany Rural Cemetery (Albany County, New York).
      • Culpeper is located 26 miles [41.8 km] to the southeast of Stony Man.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Ellen Arthur<4>

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

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

  • View Our List ...
    • Luray, which is the Seat of Page County and lies just to the North Northwest.
    • Richmond, which is the State Capital of Virginia, lies 92 miles [148.1 km]<2> to the southeast (SE). If you could drive a straight line from Stony Man to Richmond, with an average speed<5>of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, it would take less than two hours to make the trip. A comfortable walk of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour would take 6 days. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take most of three days.
    • The White House (Washington, DC) is 77 miles [123.9 km] to the east northeast (ENE). Driving would take less than two hours, a buggy would take most of three days and walking would take 5 days.
    • The shortest distance<6> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 5,968 miles [9,604.6 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<7>
    • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 6,675 miles [10,742.4 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<8>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 4,552 miles [7,325.7 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<9>

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About Page County

About Virginia

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Page County: www.co.page.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 '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 Man) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Stony Man. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 38.6307, Longitude: -78.4345       In this case, the coordinates for Stony Man have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<3>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<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 Man 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 308.731 degrees.
<8>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 304.355 degrees.
<9>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 305.403 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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