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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 Tappahannock, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Tappahannock 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 Tappahannock:
    • 37.918423, -76.866609
    • 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 Tappahannock
  • 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 Tappahannock ...

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.

  • Dunnsville [Essex County]
  • Germans Corner [Richmond County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Germans Corner
    • Germans Corner [Richmond County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the north of Tappahannock
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Germans Corner have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Germans Corner
  • Island Farm [Essex County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Island Farm
    • Island Farm [Essex County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the east of Tappahannock
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Island Farm have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Island Farm
  • Jacks Fork [Essex County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Jacks Fork
    • Jacks Fork [Essex County] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the west of Tappahannock
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Jacks Fork have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Jacks Fork
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    • Jenkins Landing [Essex County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Jenkins Landing
      • Jenkins Landing [Essex County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the northwest of Tappahannock
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Jenkins Landing have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Jenkins Landing
    • Kino [Essex County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Kino
      • Kino [Essex County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the west of Tappahannock
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Kino have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Kino
    • Longist Forks [Essex County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Longist Forks
      • Longist Forks [Essex County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the southwest of Tappahannock
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Longist Forks have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Longist Forks
    • Pauls Crossroads [Essex County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pauls Crossroads
      • Pauls Crossroads [Essex County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the southwest of Tappahannock
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Pauls Crossroads have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pauls Crossroads
    • Pigeon Hill [Essex County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pigeon Hill
      • Pigeon Hill [Essex County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the west of Tappahannock
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Pigeon Hill have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pigeon Hill
    • Plant Patch Ferry [Richmond County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Plant Patch Ferry
      • Plant Patch Ferry [Richmond County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the northeast of Tappahannock
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Plant Patch Ferry have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Plant Patch Ferry
    • Red Hill [Essex County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Red Hill
      • Red Hill [Essex County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the southeast of Tappahannock
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Red Hill have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Red Hill

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 Tappahannock. 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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    • John Wilkes Booth     (Presidental assassin, actor)
      • Presidental assassin, actor. He was born in Bel Air (MD) on January 10, 1838 (a Wednesday) and died in Port Royal (VA) on April 26, 1865 (a Wednesday) at the age of 27. He is buried at Green Mount Cemetery (Baltimore City, Maryland).
      • Port Royal is located 24 miles [38.6 km] to the northwest of Tappahannock.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: John Wilkes Booth<4>
    • James Madison     (4th President of the US (1809 - 1817))
      • 4th President of the US (1809 - 1817). He was born in Port Conway (VA) on March 16, 1751 (a Tueday) and died in Montpelier Station (VA) on June 28, 1836 (a Tueday) at the age of 85.
      • Port Conway is located 24 miles [38.6 km] to the northwest of Tappahannock.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: James Madison<4>
    • James Monroe     (5th President of the US (1817 - 1825))
      • 5th President of the US (1817 - 1825). He was born in Monroe Hall (VA) on April 28, 1758 (a Friday) and died on July 4, 1831 (a Monday) at the age of 73. He is buried at Hollywood Cemetery (Richmond City, Virginia).
      • Monroe Hall is located 22 miles [35.4 km] to the north of Tappahannock.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: James Monroe<4>
    • George Washington     (1st President of the US (1789 - 1797))
      • 1st President of the US (1789 - 1797). He was born in Colonial Beach (VA) on February 22, 1732 (a Friday) and died in Mount Vernon (VA) on December 14, 1799 (a Saturday) at the age of 67.
      • Colonial Beach is located 23 miles [37 km] to the north of Tappahannock.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: George Washington<4>
    • Martha Washington     (Wife and First lady to the Presidency of George Washington (1789 - 1797))
      • Wife and First lady to the Presidency of George Washington (1789 - 1797). She was born in New Kent (VA) on June 13, 1731 (a Wednesday) and died in Mount Vernon (VA) on May 22, 1802 (a Saturday) at the age of 70.
      • New Kent is located 28 miles [45.1 km] to the south of Tappahannock.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Martha Washington<4>

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

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

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    • Richmond, which is the State Capital of Virginia, lies 40 miles [64.4 km]<1> to the southwest (SW). If you could walk a straight line from Tappahannock to Richmond, with an average speed<5> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take over two days to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take just about two full days.
    • The White House (Washington, DC) is 68 miles [109.4 km] to the north (N). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take less than two hours, a buggy would take about three full days and walking would take three full days.
    • The shortest distance<6> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 5,932 miles [9,546.6 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<7>
    • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 6,632 miles [10,673.2 km] and it lies to the east northeast (ENE).<8>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 4,511 miles [7,259.8 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<9>

Other Roadside Stops ...

Index of Cities, Towns and Villages for Virginia

About Essex County

About Virginia

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

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- Tappahannock) to Point B.If you need the driving distance, we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Tappahannock. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from TappahannockOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Tappahannock. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 37.9184, Longitude: -76.8666       In this case, the coordinates for Tappahannock have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<2>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<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>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 Tappahannock 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 307.848 degrees.
<8>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 303.242 degrees.
<9>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 305.017 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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