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Summerdean, Virginia
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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 Summerdean, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Summerdean 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 Summerdean:
    • 37.346524, -79.944206
    • 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 Summerdean
  • 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 Summerdean ...

We have found one communities that share the name Summerdean.

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

Beyond Virginia.

  • Communities Located In Virginia ...
    • Augusta County
      • This Summerdean is located in Augusta County and lies 62 miles [99.8 km]<1> to the northeast of the Summerdean that is located in Roanoke County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Summerdean
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Augusta County community of Summerdean.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Summerdean ...

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.

  • Bowling Green [Roanoke City]
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Bowling Green have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bowling Green
    • Bowling Green [Roanoke City] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the south of Summerdean
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bowling Green
  • Captains Grove [Roanoke County]
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Captains Grove have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Captains Grove
    • Captains Grove [Roanoke County] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the southwest of Summerdean
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Captains Grove
  • Cloverdale [Botetourt County]
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cloverdale have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cloverdale
    • Cloverdale [Botetourt County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the northeast of Summerdean
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cloverdale
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Cloverdale<3>
  • Eden Park [Roanoke City]
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Eden Park have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Eden Park
    • Eden Park [Roanoke City] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the south of Summerdean
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Eden Park
  • Continue List   (13 more) ...
    • Greenfield [Roanoke County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Greenfield have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Greenfield
      • Greenfield [Roanoke County] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the south of Summerdean
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Greenfield
    • Hedgelawn Gardens [Roanoke County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hedgelawn Gardens have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hedgelawn Gardens
      • Hedgelawn Gardens [Roanoke County] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the south of Summerdean
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hedgelawn Gardens
    • Meadowview [Roanoke City]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Meadowview have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Meadowview
      • Meadowview [Roanoke City] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the southeast of Summerdean
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Meadowview
    • Mountain View [Roanoke County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Mountain View have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mountain View
      • Mountain View [Roanoke County] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the south of Summerdean
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mountain View
    • Rockydale [Roanoke City]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Rockydale have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rockydale
      • Rockydale [Roanoke City] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the southeast of Summerdean
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rockydale
    • Runaway Village [Botetourt County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Runaway Village have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Runaway Village
      • Runaway Village [Botetourt County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the east of Summerdean
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Runaway Village
    • Sherry Court [Roanoke County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Sherry Court have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sherry Court
      • Sherry Court [Roanoke County] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the west of Summerdean
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sherry Court
    • Sleepy Hollow [Roanoke City]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Sleepy Hollow have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sleepy Hollow
      • Sleepy Hollow [Roanoke City] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the southeast of Summerdean
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sleepy Hollow
    • Sun Valley [Roanoke County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Sun Valley have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sun Valley
      • Sun Valley [Roanoke County] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the south of Summerdean
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sun Valley
    • Sunnybrook [Roanoke County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Sunnybrook have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sunnybrook
      • Sunnybrook [Roanoke County] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the southwest of Summerdean
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sunnybrook
    • Tinker Knoll [Roanoke County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Tinker Knoll have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Tinker Knoll
      • Tinker Knoll [Roanoke County] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the west of Summerdean
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Tinker Knoll
    • Vista Heights [Roanoke County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Vista Heights have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Vista Heights
      • Vista Heights [Roanoke County] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the south of Summerdean
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Vista Heights
    • Waterfall Lake [Roanoke County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Waterfall Lake have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Waterfall Lake
      • Waterfall Lake [Roanoke County] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the east of Summerdean
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Waterfall Lake

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 Summerdean. 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 ...
    • Walter Joseph Biggs, Jr.     (Artist)
      • Artist. He was born in Elliston (Virginia) on Friday June 4, 1886 and died in Roanoke (Virginia) on Sunday February 11, 1968 at the age of 81. He is buried at Sherwood Burial Park (Salem City, Virginia).
      • Elliston is located 18 miles [29 km] to the southwest of Summerdean.
      • Roanoke is located 5 miles [8 km] to the south of Summerdean.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Walter Joseph Biggs, Jr.<4>
    • Mary Johnston     (Author)
      • Author. She was born in Buchanan (Virginia) on Monday November 21, 1870 and died in Warm Springs (Virginia) on Saturday May 9, 1936 at the age of 65. She is buried at Hollywood Cemetery (Richmond City, Virginia).
      • Buchanan is located 19 miles [30.6 km] to the northeast of Summerdean.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Mary Johnston<4>
    • Henry King     (Director)
      • Director. He was born in Christiansburg (Virginia) on Sunday January 24, 1886 and died in Toluca Lake (California) on Tueday June 29, 1982 at the age of 96. He is buried at Myrtle Hill Memorial Park (Hillsborough County, Florida).
      • Christiansburg is located 29 miles [46.7 km] to the southwest of Summerdean.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Henry King<4>

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

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

  • View Our List ...
    • Richmond, which is the State Capital of Virginia, lies 138 miles [222.1 km]<1> to the east (E). If you could drive a straight line from Summerdean to Richmond, with an average speed<5>of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, it would take less than three hours to make the trip. A comfortable walk of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour would take 8 days. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take 6 days.
    • The White House (Washington, DC) is 190 miles [305.8 km] to the northeast (NE). Driving would take a little over three hours, a buggy would take 8 days and walking would take 11 days.
    • The shortest distance<6> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 6,088 miles [9,797.7 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<7>
    • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 6,793 miles [10,932.3 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<8>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 4,670 miles [7,515.6 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<9>

Other Roadside Stops ...

Cities, Towns and Villages of Virginia

About Roanoke County

About Virginia

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Roanoke County: www.roanokecountyva.gov/

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- Summerdean) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Summerdean. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 37.3465, Longitude: -79.9442       In this case, the coordinates for Summerdean have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<2>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.
<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 Summerdean 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 309.672 degrees.
<8>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 305.235 degrees.
<9>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 306.478 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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