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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 Toano, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Toano and the surrounding area.

  • 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 Toano:
    • 37.379869, -76.804128
    • 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 Toano
  • 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 Toano ...

We found one communities that share the name Toano.

Within Virginia, the name Toano is unique.

Beyond Virginia, there is another community also named Toano in the United States.

  • Communities Elsewhere In North America ...
    • Nevada
      • Elko County
      • This community is historic<1> and we have very little information. For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Nevada community of Toano [Elko County].

Curious and Interesting Names Near Toano ...

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.

  • Adams Hunt
    (3 miles [4.8 km] to the southeast)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Adams Hunt have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Adams Hunt
    • Adams Hunt is located in James City County
  • Brickyard Landing
    (4 miles [6.4 km] to the west)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Brickyard Landing have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Brickyard Landing
    • Brickyard Landing is located in James City County
  • Camelot
    (3 miles [4.8 km] to the southeast)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Camelot have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Camelot
    • Camelot is located in James City County
  • Centerville
    (4 miles [6.4 km] to the south)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Centerville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Centerville
    • Centerville is located in James City County
  • Chickahominy Haven
    (5 miles [8 km] to the west)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Chickahominy Haven have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Chickahominy Haven
    • Chickahominy Haven is located in James City County
  • Chisel Run
    (5 miles [8 km] to the southeast)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Chisel Run have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Chisel Run
    • Chisel Run is located in James City County
  • Croaker
    (3 miles [4.8 km] to the northeast)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Croaker have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Croaker
    • Croaker is located in James City County
  • Forest Glen
    (4 miles [6.4 km] to the south)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Forest Glen have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Forest Glen
    • Forest Glen is located in James City County
  • Fox Ridge
    (3 miles [4.8 km] to the south)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Fox Ridge have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Fox Ridge
    • Fox Ridge is located in James City County
  • Hunters Creek
    (Less than 2 miles to the southeast)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hunters Creek have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hunters Creek
    • Hunters Creek is located in James City County
  • Kings Corner
    (4 miles [6.4 km] to the west)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Kings Corner have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Kings Corner
    • Kings Corner is located in James City County
  • Lightfoot
    (3 miles [4.8 km] to the southeast)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lightfoot have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lightfoot
    • Lightfoot is located in James City County
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Lightfoot <3>
  • Longhill Gate
    (5 miles [8 km] to the southeast)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Longhill Gate have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Longhill Gate
    • Longhill Gate is located in James City County
  • Middle Plantation
    (5 miles [8 km] to the south)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Middle Plantation have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Middle Plantation
    • Middle Plantation is located in James City County

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

With a nod to our favorite Gazetteers, the straight-line distance<4> beginning in Toano and extending to:

  • Richmond, which is the State Capital of Virginia, lies 36 miles [57.9 km]<4> to the west northwest (WNW). If you could walk a straight line from Toano 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 105 miles [169 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 5 days and walking would take 6 days.
  • The shortest distance<6> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 5,952 miles [9,578.8 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<7>
  • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 6,649 miles [10,700.5 km] and it lies to the east northeast (ENE).<8>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 4,529 miles [7,288.7 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<9>

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

The official website for James City County: www.james-city.va.us/

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

Footnotes ...

<1>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 Toano, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.
<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 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>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' (or 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- Toano) to Point B.Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Toano. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 37.3799, Longitude: -76.8041       In this case, the coordinates for Toano have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<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 Toano 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 307.842 degrees.
<8>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 303.152 degrees.
<9>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 305.193 degrees.









 

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