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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 Springs, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Stony Springs 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 Springs:
    • 37.054594, -77.563598
    • 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 Springs
  • 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 Springs ...

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.

  • Camelot [Petersburg City]
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Camelot have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Camelot
    • Camelot [Petersburg City] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<2> to the northeast of Stony Springs
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Camelot
  • Carson [Dinwiddie County]
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Carson have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Carson
    • Carson [Dinwiddie County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<2> to the east of Stony Springs
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Carson
  • Champ [Dinwiddie County]
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Champ have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Champ
    • Champ [Dinwiddie County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<2> to the southwest of Stony Springs
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Champ
  • Chestnut Gardens [Dinwiddie County]
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Chestnut Gardens have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Chestnut Gardens
    • Chestnut Gardens [Dinwiddie County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<2> to the north of Stony Springs
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Chestnut Gardens
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    • Derby [Prince George County] - Historic
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Derby have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Derby
      • Derby [Prince George County] was located 12 miles [19.3 km]<2> to the east of Stony Springs
    • Field Crossing [Petersburg City]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Field Crossing have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Field Crossing
      • Field Crossing [Petersburg City] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<2> to the northeast of Stony Springs
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Field Crossing
    • Five Forks [Dinwiddie County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Five Forks have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Five Forks
      • Five Forks [Dinwiddie County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<2> to the northwest of Stony Springs
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Five Forks
    • Grant Village [Dinwiddie County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Grant Village have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Grant Village
      • Grant Village [Dinwiddie County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<2> to the northeast of Stony Springs
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Grant Village
    • Hunters Green [Chesterfield County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hunters Green have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hunters Green
      • Hunters Green [Chesterfield County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<2> to the north of Stony Springs
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hunters Green
    • Jack [Dinwiddie County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Jack have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Jack
      • Jack [Dinwiddie County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<2> to the north of Stony Springs
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Jack
    • Kingwood [Prince George County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Kingwood have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Kingwood
      • Kingwood [Prince George County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<2> to the northeast of Stony Springs
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Kingwood
    • Ramblewood [Petersburg City]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Ramblewood have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ramblewood
      • Ramblewood [Petersburg City] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<2> to the northeast of Stony Springs
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ramblewood
    • Reams [Dinwiddie County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Reams have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Reams
      • Reams [Dinwiddie County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<2> to the east of Stony Springs
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Reams
    • Rocky Run [Dinwiddie County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Rocky Run have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rocky Run
      • Rocky Run [Dinwiddie County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<2> to the west of Stony Springs
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rocky Run
    • Stony Creek [Sussex County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Stony Creek have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Stony Creek
      • Stony Creek [Sussex County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<2> to the southeast of Stony Springs
      • Estimated population in 2019: 178 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Stony Creek
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Stony Creek<3>
    • Virginia Hills [Dinwiddie County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Virginia Hills have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Virginia Hills
      • Virginia Hills [Dinwiddie County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<2> to the northeast of Stony Springs
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Virginia Hills

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 Springs. 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)
      • Actor. He was born in Petersburg (Virginia) on Monday May 15, 1905 and died in Los Angeles (California) on Sunday February 6, 1994 at the age of 88. He is buried at Blandford Cemetery (Petersburg City, Virginia).
      • Petersburg is located 14 miles [22.5 km] to the northeast of Stony Springs.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Joseph Cotton<4>
    • Joseph Cotton     (Actor)
      • Actor. He was born in Petersburg (Virginia) on Monday May 15, 1905 and died in Los Angeles (California) on Sunday February 6, 1994 at the age of 88. He is buried at Blandford Cemetery (Petersburg City, Virginia).
      • Petersburg is located 14 miles [22.5 km] to the northeast of Stony Springs.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Joseph Cotton<4>
    • Jimmy Dean     (Singer, actor, TV Host, businessman)
      • Singer, actor, TV Host, businessman. He was born in Olton (Texas) on Friday August 10, 1928 and died in Varina (Virginia) on Sunday June 13, 2010 at the age of 81.
      • Varina is located 29 miles [46.7 km] to the northeast of Stony Springs.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Jimmy Dean<4>
    • Moses Eugene Malone     (Professional basketball)
      • Professional basketball. He was born in Petersburg (Virginia) on Wednesday March 23, 1955 and died in Norfolk (Virginia) on Sunday September 13, 2015 at the age of 60. He is buried at Memorial Oaks Cemetery (Harris County, Texas).
      • Petersburg is located 14 miles [22.5 km] to the northeast of Stony Springs.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Moses Eugene Malone<4>
    • Edna Thomas     (Actress)
      • Actress. She was born in Lawrenceville (Virginia) on Sunday November 1, 1885 and died in New York (New York) on Monday July 22, 1974 at the age of 88. She is buried at Kensico Cemetery (Westchester County, New York).
      • Lawrenceville is located 25 miles [40.2 km] to the southwest of Stony Springs.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Edna Thomas<4>

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

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

  • View Our List ...
    • Dinwiddie, which is the Seat of Dinwiddie County and lies just to the Northwest.
    • Richmond, which is the State Capital of Virginia, lies 34 miles [54.7 km]<2> to the north (N). If you could walk a straight line from Stony Springs to Richmond, with an average speed<5> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take most of two 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 130 miles [209.2 km] to the north northeast (NNE). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take less than three hours, a buggy would take 5 days and walking would take 8 days.
    • The shortest distance<6> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 5,998 miles [9,652.8 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<7>
    • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 6,697 miles [10,777.8 km] and it lies to the east northeast (ENE).<8>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 4,576 miles [7,364.4 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<9>

Other Roadside Stops ...

Cities, Towns and Villages of Virginia

About Dinwiddie County

About Virginia

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Dinwiddie County: www.dinwiddieva.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 '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- Stony Springs) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Stony Springs. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 37.0546, Longitude: -77.5636       In this case, the coordinates for Stony Springs 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 Springs 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 308.294 degrees.
<8>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 303.618 degrees.
<9>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 305.614 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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