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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 Tuck Fork, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Tuck Fork 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 Tuck Fork:
    • 37.82743, -77.255713
    • 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 Tuck Fork
  • 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 Tuck Fork ...

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.

  • Beverly [King and Queen County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Beverly
    • Beverly [King and Queen County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the northeast of Tuck Fork
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Beverly have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Beverly
  • Bowersville [Caroline County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bowersville
    • Bowersville [Caroline County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the west of Tuck Fork
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Bowersville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bowersville
  • Butlers Fork [Caroline County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Butlers Fork
    • Butlers Fork [Caroline County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the north of Tuck Fork
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Butlers Fork have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Butlers Fork
  • Crosses Corner [Hanover County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Crosses Corner
    • Crosses Corner [Hanover County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the southwest of Tuck Fork
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Crosses Corner have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Crosses Corner
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    • Edgar [Caroline County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Edgar
      • Edgar [Caroline County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the northwest of Tuck Fork
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Edgar have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Edgar
    • Globe [King William County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Globe
      • Globe [King William County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the east of Tuck Fork
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Globe have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Globe
    • Hart Corner [Caroline County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hart Corner
      • Hart Corner [Caroline County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the west of Tuck Fork
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hart Corner have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hart Corner
    • Hilly Farms [Hanover County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hilly Farms
      • Hilly Farms [Hanover County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the south of Tuck Fork
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hilly Farms have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hilly Farms
    • Keith [King William County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Keith
      • Keith [King William County] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the north of Tuck Fork
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Keith have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Keith
    • Kidds Fork [Caroline County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Kidds Fork
      • Kidds Fork [Caroline County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the north of Tuck Fork
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Kidds Fork have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Kidds Fork
    • Lauraville [Caroline County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lauraville
      • Lauraville [Caroline County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the north of Tuck Fork
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lauraville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lauraville
    • Little River Crossing [Hanover County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Little River Crossing
      • Little River Crossing [Hanover County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the west of Tuck Fork
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Little River Crossing have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Little River Crossing
    • Littlepages Ferry [Caroline County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Littlepages Ferry
      • Littlepages Ferry [Caroline County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the southwest of Tuck Fork
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Littlepages Ferry have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Littlepages Ferry
    • Reedy Mill [Caroline County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Reedy Mill
      • Reedy Mill [Caroline County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the northwest of Tuck Fork
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Reedy Mill have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Reedy Mill
    • Signboard [Caroline County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Signboard
      • Signboard [Caroline County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the northwest of Tuck Fork
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Signboard have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Signboard

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 Tuck Fork. 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 ...
    • Edmund Archer     (Artist)
      • Artist. He was born in Richmond (VA) on September 28, 1904 (a Wednesday) and died in Richmond (VA) on July 13, 1986 (a Sunday) at the age of 81. He is buried at Hollywood Cemetery (Richmond City, Virginia).
      • Richmond is located 22 miles [35.4 km] to the southwest of Tuck Fork.
      • Richmond is located 22 miles [35.4 km] to the southwest of Tuck Fork.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Edmund Archer<3>
    • Clarence H. Bassett     (Singer)
      • Singer. He was born in Jamaica (NY) on March 13, 1936 (a Friday) and died in Richmond (VA) on January 25, 2005 (a Tueday) at the age of 68. He is buried at Oakwood Cemetery (Richmond City, Virginia).
      • Richmond is located 22 miles [35.4 km] to the southwest of Tuck Fork.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Clarence H. Bassett<3>
    • John Joseph 'Joe' Boehling     (Major League Baseball)
      • Major League Baseball. He was born in Richmond (VA) on March 20, 1891 (a Friday) and died in Richmond (VA) on September 8, 1941 (a Monday) at the age of 50. He is buried at Holy Cross Cemetery (Richmond City, Virginia).
      • Richmond is located 22 miles [35.4 km] to the southwest of Tuck Fork.
      • Richmond is located 22 miles [35.4 km] to the southwest of Tuck Fork.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: John Joseph 'Joe' Boehling<3>
    • 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 23 miles [37 km] to the north of Tuck Fork.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: John Wilkes Booth<3>
    • Jim Bridger     (Frontiersman, explorer)
    • John Mitchell Brooks     (Civil rights activist)
      • Civil rights activist. He was born in Braddock (PA) on September 1, 1917 (a Saturday) and died in Richmond (VA) on August 8, 1980 (a Friday) at the age of 62. He is buried at Riverview Cemetery (Richmond City, Virginia).
      • Richmond is located 22 miles [35.4 km] to the southwest of Tuck Fork.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: John Mitchell Brooks<3>
    • James Branch Cabell     (Author)
      • Author. He was born in Richmond (VA) on April 14, 1879 (a Monday) and died in Richmond (VA) on May 5, 1958 (a Monday) at the age of 79. He is buried at Hollywood Cemetery (Richmond City, Virginia).
      • Richmond is located 22 miles [35.4 km] to the southwest of Tuck Fork.
      • Richmond is located 22 miles [35.4 km] to the southwest of Tuck Fork.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: James Branch Cabell<3>
    • Edith Elliott Lindeman Calisch     (Journalist, lyricist)
    • Alan Campbell     (Screenwriter, actor)
      • Screenwriter, actor. He was born in Richmond (VA) on February 21, 1904 (a Sunday) and died in West Hollywood (CA) on June 14, 1963 (a Friday) at the age of 59. He is buried at Hebrew Cemetery (Richmond City, Virginia).
      • Richmond is located 22 miles [35.4 km] to the southwest of Tuck Fork.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Alan Campbell<3>
    • Arthur Dawson     (Artist)
      • Artist. He was born in Crewe (England) on March 9, 1858 (a Tueday) and died in Richmond (VA) on August 22, 1922 (a Tueday) at the age of 64. He is buried at Riverview Cemetery (Richmond City, Virginia).
      • Richmond is located 22 miles [35.4 km] to the southwest of Tuck Fork.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Arthur Dawson<3>
    • Jimmy Dean     (Singer, actor, TV Host, businessman)
      • Full name: Jimmy Ray Dean
      • Singer, actor, TV Host, businessman. He was born in Olton (TX) on August 10, 1928 (a Friday) and died in Varina (VA) on June 13, 2010 (a Sunday) at the age of 81.
      • Varina is located 26 miles [41.8 km] to the south of Tuck Fork.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Jimmy Dean<3>
    • Thomas A. 'Tommy' Eldridge     (Musician)
      • Musician. He was born in Richmond (VA) on October 23, 1940 (a Wednesday) and died in Richmond (VA) on June 19, 2000 (a Monday) at the age of 59. He is buried at Oakwood Cemetery (Richmond City, Virginia).
      • Richmond is located 22 miles [35.4 km] to the southwest of Tuck Fork.
      • Richmond is located 22 miles [35.4 km] to the southwest of Tuck Fork.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Thomas A. 'Tommy' Eldridge<3>
    • Douglas Southall Freeman     (Author, historian)

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

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

  • View Our List ...
    • King William, which is the Seat of King William County and lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<1> to the southeast. If you could walk a straight line from Tuck Fork to King William, with an average speed<4> 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 22 miles [35.4 km] to the south southwest (SSW). The buggy would take most of a day and walking would take just over a day.
    • The White House (Washington, DC) is 74 miles [119.1 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 most of three days and walking would take 5 days.
    • The shortest distance<5> 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).<6>
    • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 6,653 miles [10,707 km] and it lies to the east northeast (ENE).<7>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 4,531 miles [7,291.9 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<8>

Other Roadside Stops ...

Find a Community located in Virginia

About King William County

About Virginia

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for King William County: www.co.king-william.va.us/

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 obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Tuck Fork) 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 Tuck Fork. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Tuck ForkOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Tuck Fork. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 37.8274, Longitude: -77.2557    
<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>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.
<4>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.
<5>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 Tuck Fork to the Middle East to be East and South, the Great Circle Route actually lies to the North and East.
<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Jerusalem is 308.079 degrees.
<7>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 303.491 degrees.
<8>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 305.209 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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