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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 Sullivan, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Sullivan 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 Sullivan:
    • 38.275130, -78.611684
    • 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 Sullivan
  • 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 Sullivan ...

We have found 32 communities that share the name Sullivan.

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

Beyond Virginia, we know of another 31 communities that are located throughout in the United States and Canada. Of these 31 communities, 29 are located in the United States and three are in Canada.

  • Communities Located In Virginia ...
    • Stafford County
      • This Sullivan is located in Stafford County and lies 65 miles [104.6 km]<1> to the east of the Sullivan that is located in Greene County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sullivan
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Stafford County community of Sullivan.
  • Communities Elsewhere In North America ...
    • Alabama
      • Escambia 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 Alabama community of Sullivan [Escambia County].
    • Arizona
      • Yavapai 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 Arizona community of Sullivan [Yavapai County].
    • Arkansas
      • Scott 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 Arkansas community of Sullivan [Scott County].
    • British Columbia
      • This Sullivan lies 2,292 miles [3,688.6 km]<1> to the northwest of the Sullivan that is located in Greene County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sullivan
    • California
      • Kern County
      • This community is historic<3> and we have very little information. For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the California community of Sullivan [Kern County].
      • Sutter County
      • This Sullivan is located in Sutter County and lies 2,296 miles [3,695.1 km]<1> to the west northwest of the Sullivan that is located in Greene County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sullivan
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Sutter County community of Sullivan.
    • Colorado
      • Arapahoe County
      • This Sullivan is located in Arapahoe County and lies 1,409 miles [2,267.6 km]<1> to the west northwest of the Sullivan that is located in Greene County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sullivan
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Arapahoe County community of Sullivan.
    • Illinois
      • Moultrie County
      • This Sullivan is located in Moultrie County and lies 544 miles [875.5 km]<1> to the west northwest of the Sullivan that is located in Greene County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sullivan
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Moultrie County community of Sullivan.
    • Indiana
      • Sullivan County
      • This Sullivan is located in Sullivan County and lies 477 miles [767.7 km]<1> to the west of the Sullivan that is located in Greene County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sullivan
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Sullivan County community of Sullivan.
    • Kansas
      • Harper County
      • This community is historic<3> and although located in Harper County, we don't know where within the county.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Harper County community of Sullivan.
      • Jackson County
      • This community is historic and although located in Jackson County, we don't know where within the county.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Jackson County community of Sullivan.
      • Marshall County
      • This Sullivan is located in Marshall County and lies 955 miles [1,536.9 km]<1> to the west northwest of the Sullivan that is located in Greene County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sullivan
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Marshall County community of Sullivan.
    • Kentucky
      • Union County
      • This Sullivan is located in Union County and lies 511 miles [822.4 km]<1> to the west of the Sullivan that is located in Greene County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sullivan
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Union County community of Sullivan.
    • Maine
      • Hancock County
      • This Sullivan is located in Hancock County and lies 689 miles [1,108.8 km]<1> to the northeast of the Sullivan that is located in Greene County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sullivan
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Hancock County community of Sullivan.
    • Michigan
      • Muskegon County
      • This Sullivan is located in Muskegon County and lies 515 miles [828.8 km]<1> to the northwest of the Sullivan that is located in Greene County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sullivan
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Muskegon County community of Sullivan.
    • Missouri
      • Franklin County
      • This Sullivan is located in Franklin County and lies 680 miles [1,094.4 km]<1> to the west of the Sullivan that is located in Greene County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sullivan
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Franklin County community of Sullivan.
    • Montana
      • Glacier County
      • This community is historic<3> and we have very little information. For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Montana community of Sullivan [Glacier County].
    • Nebraska
      • Hayes 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 Nebraska community of Sullivan [Hayes County].
    • New Hampshire
      • Cheshire County
      • This Sullivan is located in Cheshire County and lies 467 miles [751.6 km]<1> to the northeast of the Sullivan that is located in Greene County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sullivan
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Cheshire County community of Sullivan.
    • New York
      • Madison County
      • This Sullivan is located in Madison County and lies 360 miles [579.4 km]<1> to the north northeast of the Sullivan that is located in Greene County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sullivan
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Madison County community of Sullivan.
    • Ohio
      • Ashland County
      • This Sullivan is located in Ashland County and lies 270 miles [434.5 km]<1> to the northwest of the Sullivan that is located in Greene County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sullivan
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Ashland County community of Sullivan.
    • Ontario
      • 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 Ontario community of Sullivan.
    • Pennsylvania
      • Fayette 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 Pennsylvania community of Sullivan [Fayette County].
      • Tioga County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information. For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Pennsylvania community of Sullivan [Tioga County].
    • Quebec
      • This Sullivan lies 681 miles [1,096 km]<1> to the north of the Sullivan that is located in Greene County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sullivan
    • South Dakota
      • Jerauld 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 South Dakota community of Sullivan [Jerauld County].
    • Texas
      • Guadalupe County
      • This community is historic<3> and although located in Guadalupe County, we don't know where within the county.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Guadalupe County community of Sullivan.
    • West Virginia
      • Raleigh County
      • This Sullivan is located in Raleigh County and lies 145 miles [233.4 km]<1> to the west southwest of the Sullivan that is located in Greene County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sullivan
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Raleigh County community of Sullivan.
      • Randolph County
      • This Sullivan is located in Randolph County and lies 80 miles [128.7 km] to the northwest of the Sullivan that is located in Greene County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sullivan
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Randolph County community of Sullivan.
    • Wisconsin
      • Jefferson County
      • This Sullivan is located in Jefferson County and lies 616 miles [991.4 km]<1> to the northwest of the Sullivan that is located in Greene County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sullivan
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Jefferson County community of Sullivan.
      • La Crosse 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 Sullivan [La Crosse County].

Curious and Interesting Names Near Sullivan ...

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.

  • Almond [Rockingham County] - Historic
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Almond
    • Almond [Rockingham County] was located 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the northwest of Sullivan
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Almond have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
  • Crossroads [Albemarle County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Crossroads
    • Crossroads [Albemarle County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the south of Sullivan
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Crossroads have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Crossroads
  • Davis Shop [Albemarle County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Davis Shop
    • Davis Shop [Albemarle County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the southeast of Sullivan
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Davis Shop have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Davis Shop
  • Island Ford [Rockingham County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Island Ford
    • Island Ford [Rockingham County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the northwest of Sullivan
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Island Ford have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Island Ford
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Lydia [Greene County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lydia
      • Lydia [Greene County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the northeast of Sullivan
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lydia have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lydia
    • Rocky Bar [Rockingham County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rocky Bar
      • Rocky Bar [Rockingham County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the northwest of Sullivan
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Rocky Bar have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rocky Bar
    • Sandy Bottom [Rockingham County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sandy Bottom
      • Sandy Bottom [Rockingham County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the north of Sullivan
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Sandy Bottom have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sandy Bottom
    • Shady Grove [Greene County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Shady Grove
      • Shady Grove [Greene County] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the southeast of Sullivan
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Shady Grove have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Shady Grove
    • Swift Run [Rockingham County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Swift Run
      • Swift Run [Rockingham County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the north of Sullivan
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Swift Run
    • Williams Fork [Greene County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Williams Fork
      • Williams Fork [Greene County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the east of Sullivan
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Williams Fork have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Williams Fork

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 Sullivan. 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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    • Richard Arlen     (Actor)
      • Actor. He was born in Charlottesville (Virginia) on Thursday September 1, 1898 and died in North Hollywood (California) on Sunday March 28, 1976 at the age of 77.
      • Charlottesville is located 18 miles [29 km] to the southeast of Sullivan.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Richard Arlen<5>
    • Roosevelt 'Rosie' Brown     (Professional football)
      • Professional football. He was born in Charlottesville (Virginia) on Thursday October 20, 1932 and died in Columbus (New Jersey) on Wednesday June 9, 2004 at the age of 71. He is buried at Lincoln Cemetery (Albemarle County, Virginia).
      • Charlottesville is located 18 miles [29 km] to the southeast of Sullivan.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Roosevelt 'Rosie' Brown<5>
    • Miriam Cooper     (Actress)
      • Actress. She was born in Baltimore (Maryland) on Saturday November 7, 1891 and died in Charlottesville (Virginia) on Monday April 12, 1976 at the age of 84. She is buried at New Cathedral Cemetery (Baltimore City, Maryland).
      • Charlottesville is located 18 miles [29 km] to the southeast of Sullivan.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Miriam Cooper<5>
    • Thomas Jefferson     (3rd President of the US (1801 - 1809))
      • 3rd President of the US (1801 - 1809). He was born in Shadwell (Virginia) on Saturday April 13, 1743 and died in Charlottesville (Virginia) on Tueday July 4, 1826 at the age of 83. He is buried at Monticello Graveyard (Albemarle County, Virginia).
      • Shadwell is located 21 miles [33.8 km] to the southeast of Sullivan.
      • Charlottesville is located 18 miles [29 km] to the southeast of Sullivan.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Thomas Jefferson<5>
    • Kack Eugene 'Jackie' Jensen     (Professional baseball)
    • 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 15 miles [24.1 km] to the south of Sullivan.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Meriwether Lewis<5>
    • William Holmes McGuffey     (Author, educator)
      • Author, educator. He was born in Claysville (Pennsylvania) on Tueday September 23, 1800 and died in Charlottesville (Virginia) on Sunday May 4, 1873 at the age of 72.
      • Charlottesville is located 18 miles [29 km] to the southeast of Sullivan.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: William Holmes McGuffey<5>
    • Zachary Taylor     (12th President of the US (1849 - 1850, died in office due to illness))
      • 12th President of the US (1849 - 1850, died in office due to illness). He was born in Orange (Virginia) on Wednesday November 24, 1784 and died in Washington, DC on Tueday July 9, 1850 at the age of 65. He is buried at Zachary Taylor National Cemetery (Jefferson County, Kentucky).
      • Orange is located 27 miles [43.5 km] to the east of Sullivan.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Zachary Taylor<5>
    • 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 26 miles [41.8 km] to the west of Sullivan.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Woodrow Wilson<5>

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

With a nod to our favorite Gazetteers and using the location of where the historic community of Sullivan once stood, the straight-line distance beginning in Sullivan and extending to:

  • View Our List ...
    • Stanardsville, which is the Seat of Greene County and lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the east. If you could walk a straight line from Sullivan to Stanardsville, with an average speed<6> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take four to five hours to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take a little over three hours.
    • Richmond, which is the State Capital of Virginia, lies 81 miles [130.4 km] to the southeast (SE). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take less than two hours, a buggy would take most of three days and walking would take 5 days.
    • The White House (Washington, DC) is 95 miles [152.9 km] to the east northeast (ENE). Driving would take less than two hours, a buggy would take three full days and walking would take 6 days.
    • The shortest distance<7> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 5,991 miles [9,641.6 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<8>
    • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 6,697 miles [10,777.8 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<9>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 4,574 miles [7,361.1 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<10>

Other Roadside Stops ...

The Communities of Virginia

About Greene County

About Virginia

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Sullivan. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 38.2751, Longitude: -78.6117       In this case, the coordinates for Sullivan 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 Sullivan 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>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 Sullivan, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.
<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 Sullivan 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 308.853 degrees.
<9>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 304.44 degrees.
<10>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 305.605 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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