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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 Run, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Stony Run 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 Run:
    • 37.974576, -79.264478
    • 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 Run
  • 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 Run ...

We have found four communities that share the name Stony Run.

Within Virginia, the name Stony Run is unique.

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

  • Communities Elsewhere In North America ...
    • Maryland
      • Anne Arundel County
      • This Stony Run is located in Anne Arundel County and lies 161 miles [259.1 km]<1> to the east northeast of the Stony Run that is located in Augusta County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Stony Run
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Anne Arundel County community of Stony Run.
    • Michigan
      • Oakland 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 Michigan community of Stony Run [Oakland County].
    • Pennsylvania
      • Berks County
      • This Stony Run is located in Berks County and lies 259 miles [416.8 km]<1> to the northeast of the Stony Run that is located in Augusta County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Stony Run
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Berks County community of Stony Run.
      • Juniata County
      • This Stony Run is located in Juniata County and lies 216 miles [347.6 km] to the north northeast of the Stony Run that is located in Augusta County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Stony Run
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Juniata County community of Stony Run.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Stony Run ...

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.

  • Cedar Grove [Rockbridge County]
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cedar Grove have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cedar Grove
    • Cedar Grove [Rockbridge County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the southwest of Stony Run
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cedar Grove
  • Cold Spring [Augusta County]
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cold Spring have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cold Spring
    • Cold Spring [Augusta County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the east of Stony Run
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cold Spring
  • Craigsville [Augusta County]
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Craigsville have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Craigsville
    • Craigsville [Augusta County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the northwest of Stony Run
    • Estimated population in 2019: 931 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Craigsville
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Craigsville<4>
  • Crossroads Store [Rockbridge County]
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Crossroads Store have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Crossroads Store
    • Crossroads Store [Rockbridge County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the south of Stony Run
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Crossroads Store
  • Continue List   (11 more) ...
    • Fordwick [Augusta County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Fordwick have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Fordwick
      • Fordwick [Augusta County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the northwest of Stony Run
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Fordwick
    • Fredericksburg [Rockbridge County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Fredericksburg have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Fredericksburg
      • Fredericksburg [Rockbridge County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the southwest of Stony Run
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Fredericksburg
    • Greenville [Augusta County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Greenville have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Greenville
      • Greenville [Augusta County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the east of Stony Run
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Greenville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Greenville<4>
    • Irish Creek [Rockbridge County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Irish Creek have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Irish Creek
      • Irish Creek [Rockbridge County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the southeast of Stony Run
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Irish Creek
    • Jonestown [Rockbridge County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Jonestown have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Jonestown
      • Jonestown [Rockbridge County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the south of Stony Run
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Jonestown
    • McNutt [Augusta County] - Historic
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for McNutt have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for McNutt
      • McNutt [Augusta County] was located less than 2 miles<1> to the north of Stony Run
    • Pond Gap [Augusta County] - Historic
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Pond Gap have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pond Gap
      • Pond Gap [Augusta County] was located 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the north of Stony Run
    • Spottswood [Augusta County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Spottswood
      • Spottswood [Augusta County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the southeast of Stony Run
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Spottswood
    • Timber Ridge [Rockbridge County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Timber Ridge have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Timber Ridge
      • Timber Ridge [Rockbridge County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the southwest of Stony Run
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Timber Ridge
    • Vesuvius [Rockbridge County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Vesuvius have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Vesuvius
      • Vesuvius [Rockbridge County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the southeast of Stony Run
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Vesuvius
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Vesuvius<4>
    • Zack [Rockbridge County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Zack have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Zack
      • Zack [Rockbridge County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the west of Stony Run
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Zack

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 Run. 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 ...
    • Mary Johnston     (Author)
      • Author. She was born in Buchanan (Virginia) on Monday November 21, 1870 and died in Warm Springs (Virginia) on Saturday May 9, 1936 at the age of 65. She is buried at Hollywood Cemetery (Richmond City, Virginia).
      • Buchanan is located 38 miles [61.2 km] to the southwest of Stony Run.
      • Warm Springs is located 29 miles [46.7 km] to the west of Stony Run.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Mary Johnston<5>
    • Woodrow Wilson     (28th President of the US (1913 - 1921))
      • 28th President of the US (1913 - 1921). He was born in Staunton (Virginia) on Sunday December 28, 1856 and died in Washington, DC on Sunday February 3, 1924 at the age of 67.
      • Staunton is located 16 miles [25.7 km] to the northeast of Stony Run.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Woodrow Wilson<5>

How Far From Stony Run to ...

We spend a lot of time looking through Gazetteers 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 Run to various places of note, such as the White House.

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

  • View Our List ...
    • Richmond, which is the State Capital of Virginia, lies 104 miles [167.4 km]<1> to the east southeast (ESE). If you could drive a straight line from Stony Run to Richmond, with an average speed<6>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 4 days.
    • The White House (Washington, DC) is 136 miles [218.9 km] to the east northeast (ENE). Driving would take less than three hours, a buggy would take 6 days and walking would take 8 days.
    • The shortest distance<7> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 6,031 miles [9,706 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<8>
    • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 6,738 miles [10,843.8 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<9>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 4,615 miles [7,427.1 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<10>

Other Roadside Stops ...

The Communities of Virginia

About Augusta County

About Virginia

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Augusta County: www.co.augusta.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 '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 Run) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Stony Run. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 37.9746, Longitude: -79.2645       In this case, the coordinates for Stony Run 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 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 Stony Run 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>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<5>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.
<6>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.
<7>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 Run to the Middle East to be East and South, the Great Circle Route actually lies to the North and East.
<8>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Jerusalem is 309.251 degrees.
<9>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 304.849 degrees.
<10>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 305.984 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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