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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 Stratford Hills, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Stratford Hills 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 Stratford Hills:
    • 37.551814, -77.536098
    • 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 Stratford Hills
  • 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 Stratford Hills ...

We have found four communities that share the name Stratford Hills.

There are two communities within Virginia that are also named Stratford Hills.

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

  • Communities Located In Virginia ...
    • Arlington County
      • This Stratford Hills is located in Arlington County and lies 96 miles [154.5 km]<1> to the north northeast of the Stratford Hills that is located in Chesterfield County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Stratford Hills
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Arlington County community of Stratford Hills.
    • Richmond City
      • 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 Virginia community of Stratford Hills [Richmond City].
  • Communities Elsewhere In North America ...
    • Illinois
      • DuPage 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 Illinois community of Stratford Hills [DuPage County].
    • Indiana
      • Vigo 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 Indiana community of Stratford Hills [Vigo County].

Curious and Interesting Names Near Stratford Hills ...

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.

  • Cherokee Hills [Richmond County]
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cherokee Hills have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cherokee Hills
    • Cherokee Hills [Richmond County] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the southeast of Stratford Hills
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cherokee Hills
  • Grand Summit [Chesterfield County]
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Grand Summit have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Grand Summit
    • Grand Summit [Chesterfield County] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the southwest of Stratford Hills
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Grand Summit
  • Granite [Richmond City]
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Granite have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Granite
    • Granite [Richmond City] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the southeast of Stratford Hills
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Granite
  • Gravel Hill [Richmond City]
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Gravel Hill have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Gravel Hill
    • Gravel Hill [Richmond City] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the southeast of Stratford Hills
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Gravel Hill
  • Continue List   (7 more) ...
    • Hobby Hill Farms [Richmond County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hobby Hill Farms have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hobby Hill Farms
      • Hobby Hill Farms [Richmond County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the west of Stratford Hills
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hobby Hill Farms
    • Holiday Hills [Chesterfield County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Holiday Hills have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Holiday Hills
      • Holiday Hills [Chesterfield County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the west of Stratford Hills
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Holiday Hills
    • Mooreland [Henrico County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Mooreland have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mooreland
      • Mooreland [Henrico County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the west of Stratford Hills
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mooreland
    • Old Gun [Chesterfield County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Old Gun have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Old Gun
      • Old Gun [Chesterfield County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the west of Stratford Hills
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Old Gun
    • Spring Grove [Chesterfield County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Spring Grove have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Spring Grove
      • Spring Grove [Chesterfield County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the south of Stratford Hills
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Spring Grove
    • Willow Oaks [Richmond City]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Willow Oaks have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Willow Oaks
      • Willow Oaks [Richmond City] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the southeast of Stratford Hills
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Willow Oaks
    • Ziontown [Henrico County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Ziontown have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ziontown
      • Ziontown [Henrico County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the northwest of Stratford Hills
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ziontown

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 Stratford Hills. 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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    • Edmund Archer     (Artist)
      • Artist. He was born in Richmond (Virginia) on Wednesday September 28, 1904 and died in Richmond (Virginia) on Sunday July 13, 1986 at the age of 81. He is buried at Hollywood Cemetery (Richmond City, Virginia).
      • Richmond is located 5 miles [8 km] to the east of Stratford Hills.
      • Richmond is located 5 miles [8 km] to the east of Stratford Hills.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Edmund Archer<4>
    • Clarence H. Bassett     (Singer)
      • Singer. He was born in Jamaica (New York) on Friday March 13, 1936 and died in Richmond (Virginia) on Tueday January 25, 2005 at the age of 68. He is buried at Oakwood Cemetery (Richmond City, Virginia).
      • Richmond is located 5 miles [8 km] to the east of Stratford Hills.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Clarence H. Bassett<4>
    • John Joseph 'Joe' Boehling     (Major League Baseball)
      • Major League Baseball. He was born in Richmond (Virginia) on Friday March 20, 1891 and died in Richmond (Virginia) on Monday September 8, 1941 at the age of 50. He is buried at Holy Cross Cemetery (Richmond City, Virginia).
      • Richmond is located 5 miles [8 km] to the east of Stratford Hills.
      • Richmond is located 5 miles [8 km] to the east of Stratford Hills.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: John Joseph 'Joe' Boehling<4>
    • Jim Bridger     (Frontiersman, explorer)
      • Frontiersman, explorer. He was born in Richmond (Virginia) on Saturday March 17, 1804 and died in Kansas City (Missouri) on Sunday July 17, 1881 at the age of 77. He is buried at Mount Washington Cemetery (Missouri).
      • Richmond is located 5 miles [8 km] to the east of Stratford Hills.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Jim Bridger<4>
    • John Mitchell Brooks     (Civil rights activist)
      • Civil rights activist. He was born in Braddock (Pennsylvania) on Saturday September 1, 1917 and died in Richmond (Virginia) on Friday August 8, 1980 at the age of 62. He is buried at Riverview Cemetery (Richmond City, Virginia).
      • Richmond is located 5 miles [8 km] to the east of Stratford Hills.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: John Mitchell Brooks<4>
    • James Branch Cabell     (Author)
      • Author. He was born in Richmond (Virginia) on Monday April 14, 1879 and died in Richmond (Virginia) on Monday May 5, 1958 at the age of 79. He is buried at Hollywood Cemetery (Richmond City, Virginia).
      • Richmond is located 5 miles [8 km] to the east of Stratford Hills.
      • Richmond is located 5 miles [8 km] to the east of Stratford Hills.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: James Branch Cabell<4>
    • Edith Elliott Lindeman Calisch     (Journalist, lyricist)
      • Journalist, lyricist. She was born in Pittsburgh (Pennsylvania) on Monday March 21, 1898 and died in Richmond (Virginia) on Saturday December 22, 1984 at the age of 86. She is buried at Hebrew Cemetery (Richmond City, Virginia).
      • Richmond is located 5 miles [8 km] to the east of Stratford Hills.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Edith Elliott Lindeman Calisch<4>
    • Alan Campbell     (Screenwriter, actor)
      • Screenwriter, actor. He was born in Richmond (Virginia) on Sunday February 21, 1904 and died in West Hollywood (California) on Friday June 14, 1963 at the age of 59. He is buried at Hebrew Cemetery (Richmond City, Virginia).
      • Richmond is located 5 miles [8 km] to the east of Stratford Hills.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Alan Campbell<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 23 miles [37 km] to the south of Stratford Hills.
      • 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 23 miles [37 km] to the south of Stratford Hills.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Joseph Cotton<4>
    • Arthur Dawson     (Artist)
      • Artist. He was born in Crewe (England) on Tueday March 9, 1858 and died in Richmond (Virginia) on Tueday August 22, 1922 at the age of 64. He is buried at Riverview Cemetery (Richmond City, Virginia).
      • Richmond is located 5 miles [8 km] to the east of Stratford Hills.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Arthur Dawson<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 12 miles [19.3 km] to the southeast of Stratford Hills.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Jimmy Dean<4>
    • Thomas A. 'Tommy' Eldridge     (Musician)
      • Musician. He was born in Richmond (Virginia) on Wednesday October 23, 1940 and died in Richmond (Virginia) on Monday June 19, 2000 at the age of 59. He is buried at Oakwood Cemetery (Richmond City, Virginia).
      • Richmond is located 5 miles [8 km] to the east of Stratford Hills.
      • Richmond is located 5 miles [8 km] to the east of Stratford Hills.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Thomas A. 'Tommy' Eldridge<4>

How Far From Stratford Hills 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 Stratford Hills to various places of note, such as the White House.

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

  • View Our List ...
    • Chesterfield, which is the Seat of Chesterfield County and lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<1> to the south. If you could walk a straight line from Stratford Hills to Chesterfield, 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 just to the east (E).
    • The White House (Washington, DC) is 96 miles [154.5 km] to the north northeast (NNE). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take less than two hours, a buggy would take three full days and walking would take 6 days.
    • The shortest distance<6> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 5,976 miles [9,617.4 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<7>
    • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 6,676 miles [10,744 km] and it lies to the east northeast (ENE).<8>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 4,555 miles [7,330.6 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<9>

Other Roadside Stops ...

Communities in Virginia

About Chesterfield County

About Virginia

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Stratford Hills. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 37.5518, Longitude: -77.5361       In this case, the coordinates for Stratford Hills 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 Stratford Hills 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 Stratford Hills 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 308.256 degrees.
<8>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 303.65 degrees.
<9>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 305.424 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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