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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 Stumptown, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Stumptown 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 Stumptown:
    • 37.340415, -75.946598
    • 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 Stumptown
  • 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 Stumptown ...

We have found eleven communities that share the name Stumptown.

There is one other community in Virginia which is also named Stumptown.

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

  • Communities Located In Virginia ...
    • Loudoun County
      • This Stumptown is located in Loudoun County and lies 155 miles [249.4 km]<1> to the north northwest of the Stumptown that is located in Northampton County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Stumptown
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Loudoun County community of Stumptown.
  • Communities Elsewhere In North America ...
    • Colorado
      • Lake County
      • This community is historic<2> and although located in Lake County, we don't know where within the county.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Lake County community of Stumptown.
    • Indiana
      • Parke County
      • This Stumptown is located in Parke County and lies 513 miles [825.6 km]<1> to the west northwest of the Stumptown that is located in Northampton County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Stumptown
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Parke County community of Stumptown.
    • Maryland
      • Carroll County
      • This Stumptown is located in Carroll County and lies 172 miles [276.8 km]<1> to the north northwest of the Stumptown that is located in Northampton County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Stumptown
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Carroll County community of Stumptown.
      • Talbot County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<3> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Maryland community of Stumptown [Talbot County].
    • North Carolina
      • McDowell County
      • This Stumptown is located in McDowell County and lies 353 miles [568.1 km]<1> to the west southwest of the Stumptown that is located in Northampton County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Stumptown
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the McDowell County community of Stumptown.
    • Ohio
      • Marion County
      • This community is historic<2> and although located in Marion County, we don't know where within the county.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Marion County community of Stumptown.
    • Pennsylvania
      • Clearfield County
      • This Stumptown is located in Clearfield County and lies 272 miles [437.7 km]<1> to the north northwest of the Stumptown that is located in Northampton County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Stumptown
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Clearfield County community of Stumptown.
      • Lancaster County
      • This Stumptown is located in Lancaster County and lies 188 miles [302.6 km] to the north of the Stumptown that is located in Northampton County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Stumptown
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Lancaster County community of Stumptown.
    • Texas
      • Sabine County
      • This Stumptown is located in Sabine County and lies 1,111 miles [1,788 km]<1> to the west southwest of the Stumptown that is located in Northampton County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Stumptown
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Sabine County community of Stumptown.
    • West Virginia
      • Gilmer County
      • This Stumptown is located in Gilmer County and lies 293 miles [471.5 km]<1> to the west northwest of the Stumptown that is located in Northampton County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Stumptown
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Gilmer County community of Stumptown.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Stumptown ...

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.

  • Beverly [Northampton County]
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Beverly have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Beverly
    • Beverly [Northampton County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the south of Stumptown
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Beverly
  • Cherrystone [Northampton County]
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cherrystone have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cherrystone
    • Cherrystone [Northampton County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the southwest of Stumptown
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cherrystone
  • Culls [Northampton County]
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Culls have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Culls
    • Culls [Northampton County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the south of Stumptown
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Culls
  • James Crossroads [Northampton County]
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for James Crossroads have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for James Crossroads
    • James Crossroads [Northampton County] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the north of Stumptown
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on James Crossroads
  • Continue List   (7 more) ...
    • Little Salisbury [Northampton County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Little Salisbury have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Little Salisbury
      • Little Salisbury [Northampton County] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the southeast of Stumptown
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Little Salisbury
    • Martins Siding [Northampton County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Martins Siding have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Martins Siding
      • Martins Siding [Northampton County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the northeast of Stumptown
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Martins Siding
    • Oyster [Northampton County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Oyster have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Oyster
      • Oyster [Northampton County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the south of Stumptown
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Oyster
    • Pat Town [Northampton County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Pat Town have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pat Town
      • Pat Town [Northampton County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the south of Stumptown
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pat Town
    • Reedtown [Northampton County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Reedtown have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Reedtown
      • Reedtown [Northampton County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the northeast of Stumptown
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Reedtown
    • Shadyside [Northampton County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Shadyside have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Shadyside
      • Shadyside [Northampton County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the northeast of Stumptown
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Shadyside
    • Solitude Trails [Northampton County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Solitude Trails have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Solitude Trails
      • Solitude Trails [Northampton County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the north of Stumptown
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Solitude Trails

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 Stumptown. 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 ...
    • Stanley 'Doc' Glenn     (Negro League Baseball)
      • Negro League Baseball. He was born in Wachapreague (Virginia) on Sunday September 26, 1926 and died in Philadelphia (Pennsylvania) on Friday April 15, 2011 at the age of 84. He is buried at Fernwood Cemetery (Delaware County, Pennsylvania).
      • Wachapreague is located 23 miles [37 km] to the northeast of Stumptown.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Stanley 'Doc' Glenn<5>

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

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

  • View Our List ...
    • Eastville, which is the Seat of Northampton County and lies just to the North Northeast.
    • Richmond, which is the State Capital of Virginia, lies 82 miles [132 km]<1> to the west (W). If you could drive a straight line from Stumptown 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 5 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 122 miles [196.3 km] to the north northwest (NNW). Driving would take about two hours, a buggy would take 5 days and walking would take 7 days.
    • The shortest distance<7> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 5,916 miles [9,520.9 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<8>
    • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 6,611 miles [10,639.4 km] and it lies to the east northeast (ENE).<9>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 4,492 miles [7,229.2 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<10>

Other Roadside Stops ...

Cities, Towns and Villages of Virginia

About Northampton County

About Virginia

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Northampton County: www.co.northampton.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 obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Stumptown) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Stumptown. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 37.3404, Longitude: -75.9466       In this case, the coordinates for Stumptown have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<2>We use the term 'Historic' broadly and it generally means that the community no longer exists. However, it can also mean that the community might still exist, but was significantly larger or had a more 'official' existence in the past than it does now. Unfortunately our sources of data have proven to be unreliable. If you can provide us with more specific information about Stumptown, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.
<3>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 Stumptown 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.
<4>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.
<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 Stumptown 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 307.353 degrees.
<9>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 302.589 degrees.
<10>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 304.867 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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