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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 Strasburg, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Strasburg 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 Strasburg:
    • 38.993697, -78.354042
    • 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 Strasburg
  • 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 Strasburg ...

We have found nine communities that share the name Strasburg.

Within Virginia, the name Strasburg is unique.

Beyond Virginia, we know of another nine communities that are located throughout in the United States and Canada. Of these nine communities, eight are located in the United States and one is in Canada.

  • Communities Elsewhere In North America ...
    • Colorado
      • Adams County
      • This Strasburg is located in Adams County and lies 1,382 miles [2,224.1 km]<1> to the west of the Strasburg that is located in Shenandoah County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Strasburg
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Adams County community of Strasburg.
    • Illinois
      • Shelby County
      • This Strasburg is located in Shelby County and lies 549 miles [883.5 km]<1> to the west of the Strasburg that is located in Shenandoah County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Strasburg
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Shelby County community of Strasburg.
    • Michigan
      • Monroe County
      • This Strasburg is located in Monroe County and lies 337 miles [542.3 km]<1> to the northwest of the Strasburg that is located in Shenandoah County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Strasburg
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Monroe County community of Strasburg.
    • Missouri
      • Cass County
      • This Strasburg is located in Cass County and lies 848 miles [1,364.7 km]<1> to the west of the Strasburg that is located in Shenandoah County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Strasburg
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Cass County community of Strasburg.
    • North Dakota
      • Emmons County
      • This Strasburg is located in Emmons County and lies 1,208 miles [1,944.1 km]<1> to the west northwest of the Strasburg that is located in Shenandoah County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Strasburg
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Emmons County community of Strasburg.
    • Ohio
      • Tuscarawas County
      • This Strasburg is located in Tuscarawas County and lies 201 miles [323.5 km]<1> to the northwest of the Strasburg that is located in Shenandoah County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Strasburg
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Tuscarawas County community of Strasburg.
    • Ontario
      • This Strasburg lies 323 miles [519.8 km]<1> to the north northwest of the Strasburg that is located in Shenandoah County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Strasburg
    • Pennsylvania
      • Lancaster County
      • This Strasburg is located in Lancaster County and lies 134 miles [215.7 km]<1> to the east northeast of the Strasburg that is located in Shenandoah County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Strasburg
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Lancaster County community of Strasburg.
    • Wisconsin
      • Langlade 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 Wisconsin community of Strasburg [Langlade County].

Curious and Interesting Names Near Strasburg ...

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.

  • Gravel Springs [Frederick County]
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Gravel Springs have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Gravel Springs
    • Gravel Springs [Frederick County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the northwest of Strasburg
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Gravel Springs
  • Hill and Dale [Warren County]
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hill and Dale have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hill and Dale
    • Hill and Dale [Warren County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the east of Strasburg
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hill and Dale
  • Meadow Mills [Frederick County]
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Meadow Mills have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Meadow Mills
    • Meadow Mills [Frederick County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the northeast of Strasburg
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Meadow Mills
  • Mineral Springs [Warren County]
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Mineral Springs have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mineral Springs
    • Mineral Springs [Warren County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the southeast of Strasburg
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mineral Springs
  • Continue List   (10 more) ...
    • Mount Hope [Shenandoah County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Mount Hope have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mount Hope
      • Mount Hope [Shenandoah County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the north of Strasburg
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mount Hope
    • Mountain Falls [Frederick County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Mountain Falls have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mountain Falls
      • Mountain Falls [Frederick County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the north of Strasburg
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mountain Falls
    • Poplar Ridge [Frederick County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Poplar Ridge have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Poplar Ridge
      • Poplar Ridge [Frederick County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the northeast of Strasburg
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Poplar Ridge
    • Reliance [Warren County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Reliance
      • Reliance [Warren County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the east of Strasburg
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Reliance
    • River View [Warren County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for River View have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for River View
      • River View [Warren County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the southeast of Strasburg
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on River View
    • Royal Village [Warren County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Royal Village have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Royal Village
      • Royal Village [Warren County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the southeast of Strasburg
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Royal Village
    • Toms Brook [Shenandoah County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Toms Brook
      • Toms Brook [Shenandoah County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the southwest of Strasburg
      • Estimated population in 2019: 272 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Toms Brook
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Toms Brook<4>
    • Tulip [Frederick County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Tulip have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Tulip
      • Tulip [Frederick County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the east of Strasburg
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Tulip
    • Waterlick [Warren County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Waterlick have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Waterlick
      • Waterlick [Warren County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the southeast of Strasburg
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Waterlick
    • Wheatfield [Shenandoah County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Wheatfield have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Wheatfield
      • Wheatfield [Shenandoah County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the north of Strasburg
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Wheatfield

How Far From Strasburg 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 town such as Strasburg to various places of note, such as the White House.

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

  • View Our List ...
    • Woodstock, which is the Seat of Shenandoah County and lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the southwest. If you could walk a straight line from Strasburg to Woodstock, with an average speed<5> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take five to six hours to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take nearly four hours.
    • Richmond, which is the State Capital of Virginia, lies 111 miles [178.6 km] to the south southeast (SSE). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take about two hours, a buggy would take 5 days and walking would take 7 days.
    • The White House (Washington, DC) is 71 miles [114.3 km] to the east (E). Driving would take less than two hours, a buggy would take about three full days and walking would take 4 days.
    • The shortest distance<6> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 5,949 miles [9,574 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<7>
    • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 6,657 miles [10,713.4 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<8>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 4,534 miles [7,296.8 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<9>

Other Roadside Stops ...

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About Shenandoah County

About Virginia

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Shenandoah County: www.co.shenandoah.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 'straight-line' distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Strasburg) to Point B.

If you need the driving distance (or directions), we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Strasburg. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Strasburg

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Strasburg. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 38.9937, Longitude: -78.3540       In this case, the coordinates for Strasburg 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 Strasburg 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>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 Strasburg 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 308.665 degrees.
<8>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 304.335 degrees.
<9>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 305.235 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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