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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 Sulphur Spring, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Sulphur Spring 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 Sulphur Spring:
    • 37.127614, -81.782059
    • 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 Sulphur Spring
  • 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 Sulphur Spring ...

We have found three communities that share the name Sulphur Spring.

Within Virginia, the name Sulphur Spring is unique.

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

  • Communities Elsewhere In North America ...
    • Alabama
      • Talladega County
      • This Sulphur Spring is located in Talladega County and lies 382 miles [614.8 km]<1> to the southwest of the Sulphur Spring that is located in Tazewell County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sulphur Spring
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Talladega County community of Sulphur Spring.
    • Arkansas
      • Newton County
      • This community is historic<2> and we have very little information. For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Arkansas community of Sulphur Spring [Newton County].
    • Indiana
      • Rush County
      • This Sulphur Spring is located in Rush County and lies 272 miles [437.7 km]<1> to the northwest of the Sulphur Spring that is located in Tazewell County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sulphur Spring
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Rush County community of Sulphur Spring.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Sulphur Spring ...

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.

  • Busthead [Tazewell County]
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Busthead have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Busthead
    • Busthead [Tazewell County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the east of Sulphur Spring
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Busthead
  • Cedar Bluff [Tazewell County]
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cedar Bluff have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cedar Bluff
    • Cedar Bluff [Tazewell County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the south of Sulphur Spring
    • Estimated population in 2019: 1,002 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cedar Bluff
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Cedar Bluff<4>
  • Fork Ridge [Tazewell County]
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Fork Ridge have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Fork Ridge
    • Fork Ridge [Tazewell County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the west of Sulphur Spring
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Fork Ridge
  • Indian [Tazewell County]
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Indian have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Indian
    • Indian [Tazewell County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the southeast of Sulphur Spring
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Indian
  • Continue List   (7 more) ...
    • Jewell Ridge [Tazewell County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Jewell Ridge have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Jewell Ridge
      • Jewell Ridge [Tazewell County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the north of Sulphur Spring
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Jewell Ridge
    • Pleasant Hill [Tazewell County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Pleasant Hill have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pleasant Hill
      • Pleasant Hill [Tazewell County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the northeast of Sulphur Spring
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pleasant Hill
    • Pounding Mill [Tazewell County]
    • Premier [Tazewell County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Premier have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Premier
      • Premier [Tazewell County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the west of Sulphur Spring
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Premier
    • Raven [Tazewell County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Raven have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Raven
      • Raven [Tazewell County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the southwest of Sulphur Spring
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Raven
    • Red Ash [Tazewell County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Red Ash have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Red Ash
      • Red Ash [Tazewell County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the west of Sulphur Spring
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Red Ash
    • Seaboard [Tazewell County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Seaboard have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Seaboard
      • Seaboard [Tazewell County] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the north of Sulphur Spring
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Seaboard

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 Sulphur Spring. 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 ...
    • William McGarvey 'Bullet' Dudley     (Professional football)
      • Professional football. He was born in Bluefield (Virginia) on Saturday December 24, 1921 and died in Lynchburg (Virginia) on Thursday February 4, 2010 at the age of 88. He is buried at Spring Hill Cemetery (Lynchburg City, Virginia).
      • Bluefield is located 29 miles [46.7 km] to the east of Sulphur Spring.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: William McGarvey 'Bullet' Dudley<5>
    • Alex Hawkins     (Professional football)
      • Professional football. He was born in Welch (West Virginia) on Friday July 2, 1937 and died in Columbia (South Carolina) on Tueday September 12, 2017 at the age of 80.
      • Welch is located 23 miles [37 km] to the northeast of Sulphur Spring.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Alex Hawkins<5>

How Far From Sulphur Spring 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 Sulphur Spring 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 Sulphur Spring once stood, the straight-line distance beginning in Sulphur Spring and extending to:

  • View Our List ...
    • Tazewell, which is the Seat of Tazewell County and lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<1> to the east. If you could walk a straight line from Sulphur Spring to Tazewell, with an average speed<6> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take most of a day to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take four to five hours.
    • Richmond, which is the State Capital of Virginia, lies 240 miles [386.2 km] to the east (E). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take nearly four hours, a buggy would take 10 days and walking would take 14 days.
    • The White House (Washington, DC) is 285 miles [458.7 km] to the east northeast (ENE). Driving would take four to five hours, a buggy would take 12 days and walking would take 17 days.
    • The shortest distance<7> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 6,175 miles [9,937.7 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<8>
    • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 6,884 miles [11,078.7 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<9>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 4,760 miles [7,660.5 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<10>

Other Roadside Stops ...

Find a Community within Virginia

About Tazewell County

About Virginia

Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for State of Virginia: https://www.virginia.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a '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- Sulphur Spring) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Sulphur Spring. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 37.1276, Longitude: -81.7821       In this case, the coordinates for Sulphur Spring 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 Sulphur Spring, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.
<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>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 Sulphur Spring 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 310.768 degrees.
<9>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 306.455 degrees.
<10>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 307.311 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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