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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 Sumerduck, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Sumerduck 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 Sumerduck:
    • 38.460126, -77.728047
    • 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 Sumerduck
  • 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 Sumerduck ...

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.

  • Bleak [Fauquier County]
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Bleak have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bleak
    • Bleak [Fauquier County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<2> to the northeast of Sumerduck
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bleak
  • Deep Run [Stafford County]
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Deep Run have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Deep Run
    • Deep Run [Stafford County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<2> to the east of Sumerduck
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Deep Run
  • Flat Run [Orange County]
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Flat Run have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Flat Run
    • Flat Run [Orange County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<2> to the south of Sumerduck
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Flat Run
  • Golden Hills [Fauquier County]
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Golden Hills have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Golden Hills
    • Golden Hills [Fauquier County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<2> to the north of Sumerduck
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Golden Hills
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    • Goldvein [Fauquier County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Goldvein have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Goldvein
      • Goldvein [Fauquier County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<2> to the east of Sumerduck
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Goldvein
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Goldvein<3>
    • Kellys Ford [Culpeper County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Kellys Ford have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Kellys Ford
      • Kellys Ford [Culpeper County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<2> to the west of Sumerduck
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Kellys Ford
    • Kings Grant [Stafford County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Kings Grant have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Kings Grant
      • Kings Grant [Stafford County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<2> to the east of Sumerduck
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Kings Grant
    • Mount Holly [Fauquier County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Mount Holly have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mount Holly
      • Mount Holly [Fauquier County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<2> to the northwest of Sumerduck
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mount Holly
    • Queens Guard [Stafford County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Queens Guard have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Queens Guard
      • Queens Guard [Stafford County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<2> to the east of Sumerduck
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Queens Guard
    • Silver Hill [Fauquier County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Silver Hill have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Silver Hill
      • Silver Hill [Fauquier County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<2> to the northeast of Sumerduck
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Silver Hill
    • Skyline Hills [Stafford County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Skyline Hills have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Skyline Hills
      • Skyline Hills [Stafford County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<2> to the east of Sumerduck
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Skyline Hills

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 Sumerduck. 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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    • Ellen Arthur     (Wife President of Chester A. Arthur (1881 - 1885) - she died a year before he began his Presidency)
      • Wife President of Chester A. Arthur (1881 - 1885) - she died a year before he began his Presidency. She was born in Culpeper (Virginia) on Wednesday August 30, 1837 and died in New York (New York) on Monday January 12, 1880 at the age of 42. She is buried at Albany Rural Cemetery (Albany County, New York).
      • Culpeper is located 14 miles [22.5 km] to the west of Sumerduck.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Ellen Arthur<4>
    • Walter Scott 'Steve' Brodie     (Professional baseball)
      • Professional baseball. He was born in Warrenton (Virginia) on Friday September 11, 1868 and died in Baltimore (Maryland) on Wednesday October 30, 1935 at the age of 67.
      • Warrenton is located 17 miles [27.4 km] to the north of Sumerduck.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Walter Scott 'Steve' Brodie<4>
    • 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 25 miles [40.2 km] to the southwest of Sumerduck.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Zachary Taylor<4>

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

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

  • View Our List ...
    • Warrenton, which is the Seat of Fauquier County and lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<2> to the north. If you could walk a straight line from Sumerduck to Warrenton, with an average speed<5> 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 five to six hours.
    • Richmond, which is the State Capital of Virginia, lies 65 miles [104.6 km] to the south southeast (SSE). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take less than an hour, a buggy would take about three full days and walking would take most of three days.
    • The White House (Washington, DC) is 47 miles [75.6 km] to the northeast (NE). Driving would take less than an hour, a buggy would take most of two days and walking would take about three full days.
    • The shortest distance<6> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 5,945 miles [9,567.6 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<7>
    • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 6,650 miles [10,702.1 km] and it lies to the east northeast (ENE).<8>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 4,527 miles [7,285.5 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<9>

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About Fauquier County

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Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Fauquier County: www.fauquiercounty.gov/

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' distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Sumerduck) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Sumerduck. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 38.4601, Longitude: -77.7280       In this case, the coordinates for Sumerduck have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<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 Sumerduck 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 308.322 degrees.
<8>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 303.864 degrees.
<9>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 305.169 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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