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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 Stuarts Draft, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Stuarts Draft 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 Stuarts Draft:
    • 38.034673, -79.034831
    • 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 Stuarts Draft
  • 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 Stuarts Draft ...

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.

  • Brand [Augusta County]
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Brand have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Brand
    • Brand [Augusta County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<2> to the north of Stuarts Draft
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Brand
  • Cold Spring [Augusta County]
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cold Spring have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cold Spring
    • Cold Spring [Augusta County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<2> to the southwest of Stuarts Draft
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cold Spring
  • Emerald Hills [Augusta County]
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Emerald Hills have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Emerald Hills
    • Emerald Hills [Augusta County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<2> to the northeast of Stuarts Draft
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Emerald Hills
  • Fishersville [Augusta County]
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Fishersville have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Fishersville
    • Fishersville [Augusta County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<2> to the northeast of Stuarts Draft
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Fishersville
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Fishersville<3>
  • Continue List   (5 more) ...
    • Folly Mills [Augusta County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Folly Mills have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Folly Mills
      • Folly Mills [Augusta County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<2> to the northwest of Stuarts Draft
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Folly Mills
    • Greenville [Augusta County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Greenville have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Greenville
      • Greenville [Augusta County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<2> to the west of Stuarts Draft
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Greenville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Greenville<3>
    • Kidville [Augusta County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Kidville have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Kidville
      • Kidville [Augusta County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<2> to the northeast of Stuarts Draft
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Kidville
    • Ladd [Augusta County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Ladd have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ladd
      • Ladd [Augusta County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<2> to the east of Stuarts Draft
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ladd
    • Mint Spring [Augusta County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Mint Spring have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mint Spring
      • Mint Spring [Augusta County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<2> to the northwest of Stuarts Draft
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mint Spring

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 Stuarts Draft. 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 ...
    • Meriwether Lewis     (Explorer, 2nd Governor of Louisiana)
      • Explorer, 2nd Governor of Louisiana. He was born in Ivy (Virginia) on Thursday August 18, 1774 and died in Hohenwald (Tennessee) on Wednesday October 11, 1809 at the age of 35. He is buried at Pioneer Cemetery (Lewis County, Tennessee).
      • Ivy is located 23 miles [37 km] to the east of Stuarts Draft.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Meriwether Lewis<4>
    • 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 8 miles [12.9 km] to the north of Stuarts Draft.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Woodrow Wilson<4>

How Far From Stuarts Draft 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 Stuarts Draft to various places of note, such as the White House.

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

  • View Our List ...
    • Richmond, which is the State Capital of Virginia, lies 93 miles [149.7 km]<2> to the east southeast (ESE). If you could drive a straight line from Stuarts Draft 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 123 miles [197.9 km] to the east northeast (ENE). Driving would take about two hours, a buggy would take 5 days and walking would take 7 days.
    • The shortest distance<6> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 6,019 miles [9,686.6 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<7>
    • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 6,725 miles [10,822.8 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<8>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 4,602 miles [7,406.2 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<9>

Other Roadside Stops ...

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About Augusta County

About Virginia

Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Stuarts Draft. 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>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 from Point A (ie- Stuarts Draft) to Point B.

If you need the driving distance, we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Stuarts Draft. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Stuarts Draft

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Stuarts Draft. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 38.0347, Longitude: -79.0348    
<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 Stuarts Draft 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 309.113 degrees.
<8>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 304.70 degrees.
<9>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 305.867 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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