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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 Walkerton, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Walkerton 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 Walkerton:
    • 37.726813, -77.022576
    • 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 Walkerton
  • 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 Walkerton ...

We have found four communities that share the name Walkerton.

Within Virginia, the name Walkerton is unique.

Beyond Virginia, we know of another four communities that are located throughout in the United States and Canada. Of these four communities, three are located in the United States and one is in Canada.

  • Communities Elsewhere In North America ...
    • Alabama
      • Saint Clair County
      • This Walkerton is located in Saint Clair County and lies 593 miles [954.3 km]<1> to the west southwest of the Walkerton that is located in King and Queen County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Walkerton
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Saint Clair County community of Walkerton.
    • Indiana
      • Saint Joseph County
      • This Walkerton is located in Saint Joseph County and lies 565 miles [909.3 km]<1> to the west northwest of the Walkerton that is located in King and Queen County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Walkerton
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Saint Joseph County community of Walkerton.
    • Ontario
      • This Walkerton lies 491 miles [790.2 km]<1> to the north northwest of the Walkerton that is located in King and Queen County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Walkerton
    • Texas
      • Williamson County
      • This Walkerton is located in Williamson County and lies 1,285 miles [2,068 km]<1> to the west southwest of the Walkerton that is located in King and Queen County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Walkerton
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Williamson County community of Walkerton.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Walkerton ...

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.

  • Crouch [King and Queen County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Crouch
    • Crouch [King and Queen County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the east of Walkerton
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Crouch
  • Daisy [King and Queen County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Daisy
    • Daisy [King and Queen County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the northeast of Walkerton
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Daisy have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Daisy
  • Horse Landing [King William County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Horse Landing
    • Horse Landing [King William County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the southeast of Walkerton
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Horse Landing have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Horse Landing
  • King William [King William County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for King William
    • King William [King William County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the south of Walkerton
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for King William have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on King William
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for King William<3>
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Locust Grove [King and Queen County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Locust Grove
      • Locust Grove [King and Queen County] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the east of Walkerton
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Locust Grove have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Locust Grove
    • Log Landing [King and Queen County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Log Landing
      • Log Landing [King and Queen County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the southeast of Walkerton
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Log Landing have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Log Landing
    • Pointers Landing [King William County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pointers Landing
      • Pointers Landing [King William County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the northwest of Walkerton
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Pointers Landing have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pointers Landing
    • Poplar Landing [King William County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Poplar Landing
      • Poplar Landing [King William County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the northwest of Walkerton
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Poplar Landing have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Poplar Landing
    • Scotland Landing [King William County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Scotland Landing
      • Scotland Landing [King William County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the southeast of Walkerton
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Scotland Landing have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Scotland Landing
    • Stevensville [King and Queen County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Stevensville
      • Stevensville [King and Queen County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the east of Walkerton
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Stevensville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Stevensville

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 Walkerton. 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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    • 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 25 miles [40.2 km] to the southwest of Walkerton.
      • Richmond is located 25 miles [40.2 km] to the southwest of Walkerton.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Edmund Archer<4>
    • 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 25 miles [40.2 km] to the southwest of Walkerton.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Clarence H. Bassett<4>
    • 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 25 miles [40.2 km] to the southwest of Walkerton.
      • Richmond is located 25 miles [40.2 km] to the southwest of Walkerton.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: John Joseph 'Joe' Boehling<4>
    • 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 25 miles [40.2 km] to the southwest of Walkerton.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: John Mitchell Brooks<4>
    • 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 25 miles [40.2 km] to the southwest of Walkerton.
      • Richmond is located 25 miles [40.2 km] to the southwest of Walkerton.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: James Branch Cabell<4>
    • 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 25 miles [40.2 km] to the southwest of Walkerton.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Alan Campbell<4>
    • 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 25 miles [40.2 km] to the southwest of Walkerton.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Arthur Dawson<4>
    • 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 southwest of Walkerton.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Jimmy Dean<4>
    • 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 25 miles [40.2 km] to the southwest of Walkerton.
      • Richmond is located 25 miles [40.2 km] to the southwest of Walkerton.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Thomas A. 'Tommy' Eldridge<4>
    • Douglas Southall Freeman     (Author, historian)
    • Charles Gilpin     (Actor)

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

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

  • View Our List ...
    • King and Queen Court House, which is the Seat of King and Queen County and lies just to the East Southeast.
    • Richmond, which is the State Capital of Virginia, lies 25 miles [40.2 km]<1> to the west southwest (WSW). If you could walk a straight line from Walkerton to Richmond, with an average speed<5> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take just about two full days to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take most of a day.
    • The White House (Washington, DC) is 80 miles [128.7 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<6> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 5,946 miles [9,569.2 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<7>
    • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 6,646 miles [10,695.7 km] and it lies to the east northeast (ENE).<8>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 4,525 miles [7,282.3 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<9>

Other Roadside Stops ...

Visit our Community Index for Virginia

About King and Queen County

About Virginia

Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Walkerton. 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 obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Walkerton) 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 Walkerton. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from WalkertonOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Walkerton. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 37.7268, Longitude: -77.0226    
<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 Walkerton 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 307.949 degrees.
<8>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 303.327 degrees.
<9>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 305.152 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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