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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 Widewater Village at Stafford, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Widewater Village at Stafford and the surrounding area.

  • Weather ...
    • Before heading outdoors, you should check the weather:
    • The National Weather Service forecast for Widewater Village at Stafford
  • 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 Widewater Village at Stafford:
    • 38.489300, -77.378300
    • 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 Widewater Village at Stafford
  • 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 Widewater Village at Stafford ...

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.

  • Bells Run [Stafford County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bells Run
    • Bells Run [Stafford County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the southwest of Widewater Village at Stafford
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Bells Run have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bells Run
  • Coal Landing [Stafford County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Coal Landing
    • Coal Landing [Stafford County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the south of Widewater Village at Stafford
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Coal Landing have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Coal Landing
  • Dogwoods [Stafford County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Dogwoods
    • Dogwoods [Stafford County] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the north of Widewater Village at Stafford
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Dogwoods have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Dogwoods
  • Elizabeth Park [Stafford County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Elizabeth Park
    • Elizabeth Park [Stafford County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the west of Widewater Village at Stafford
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Elizabeth Park have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Elizabeth Park
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    • Fritters Lane [Stafford County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Fritters Lane
      • Fritters Lane [Stafford County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the west of Widewater Village at Stafford
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Fritters Lane have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Fritters Lane
    • Greenridge [Stafford County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Greenridge
      • Greenridge [Stafford County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the south of Widewater Village at Stafford
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Greenridge have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Greenridge
    • Harris [Stafford County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Harris
      • Harris [Stafford County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the south of Widewater Village at Stafford
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Harris have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Harris
    • King James Village [Stafford County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for King James Village
      • King James Village [Stafford County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the west of Widewater Village at Stafford
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for King James Village have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on King James Village
    • Liberty Place [Stafford County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Liberty Place
      • Liberty Place [Stafford County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the southwest of Widewater Village at Stafford
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Liberty Place have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Liberty Place
    • Meadowlark [Stafford County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Meadowlark
      • Meadowlark [Stafford County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the west of Widewater Village at Stafford
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Meadowlark have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Meadowlark
    • Midway Island [Stafford County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Midway Island
      • Midway Island [Stafford County] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the northeast of Widewater Village at Stafford
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Midway Island have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Midway Island
    • Patriots Landing [Stafford County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Patriots Landing
      • Patriots Landing [Stafford County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the southwest of Widewater Village at Stafford
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Patriots Landing have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Patriots Landing
    • Raintree [Stafford County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Raintree
      • Raintree [Stafford County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the west of Widewater Village at Stafford
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Raintree have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Raintree
    • Raspberry [Stafford County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Raspberry
      • Raspberry [Stafford County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the south of Widewater Village at Stafford
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Raspberry have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Raspberry
    • Sams Ridge [Stafford County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sams Ridge
      • Sams Ridge [Stafford County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the southeast of Widewater Village at Stafford
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Sams Ridge have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sams Ridge
    • Settlers Landing [Stafford County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Settlers Landing
      • Settlers Landing [Stafford County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the southwest of Widewater Village at Stafford
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Settlers Landing have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Settlers Landing
    • Shadow Woods [Stafford County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Shadow Woods
      • Shadow Woods [Stafford County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the southwest of Widewater Village at Stafford
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Shadow Woods have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Shadow Woods
    • Sky Terrace [Stafford County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sky Terrace
      • Sky Terrace [Stafford County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the west of Widewater Village at Stafford
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Sky Terrace have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sky Terrace
    • Stone River [Stafford County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Stone River
      • Stone River [Stafford County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the south of Widewater Village at Stafford
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Stone River have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Stone River
    • Summerwood [Stafford County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Summerwood
      • Summerwood [Stafford County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the south of Widewater Village at Stafford
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Summerwood have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Summerwood
    • Sunnyside [Stafford County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sunnyside
      • Sunnyside [Stafford County] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the southwest of Widewater Village at Stafford
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Sunnyside have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sunnyside
    • Sunshine Hills [Stafford County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sunshine Hills
      • Sunshine Hills [Stafford County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the southeast of Widewater Village at Stafford
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Sunshine Hills have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sunshine Hills
    • Sunshine View [Stafford County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sunshine View
      • Sunshine View [Stafford County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the east of Widewater Village at Stafford
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Sunshine View have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sunshine View
    • Twin Oaks [Stafford County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Twin Oaks
      • Twin Oaks [Stafford County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the south of Widewater Village at Stafford
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Twin Oaks have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Twin Oaks
    • Vintage Oaks [Stafford County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Vintage Oaks
      • Vintage Oaks [Stafford County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the southwest of Widewater Village at Stafford
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Vintage Oaks have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Vintage Oaks
    • Widewater [Stafford County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Widewater
      • Widewater [Stafford County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the southeast of Widewater Village at Stafford
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Widewater have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Widewater

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 Widewater Village at Stafford. 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 southeast of Widewater Village at Stafford.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: John Wilkes Booth<3>
    • Wernher Von Braun     (Scientist)
      • Scientist. He was born in Wielkopolskie (Poland) on March 23, 1912 (a Saturday) and died in Alexandria (VA) on June 16, 1977 (a Thursday) at the age of 65. We don't have any burial details.
      • Alexandria is located 28 miles [45.1 km] to the northeast of Widewater Village at Stafford.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Wernher Von Braun<3>
    • Walter Scott 'Steve' Brodie     (Professional baseball)
      • Professional baseball. He was born in Warrenton (VA) on September 11, 1868 (a Friday) and died in Baltimore (MD) on October 30, 1935 (a Wednesday) at the age of 67.
      • Warrenton is located 27 miles [43.5 km] to the northwest of Widewater Village at Stafford.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Walter Scott 'Steve' Brodie<3>
    • Roy Buchanan     (Musician)
      • Musician. He was born in Ozark (AR) on September 23, 1939 (a Saturday) and died in Fairfax Hills (VA) on August 14, 1988 (a Sunday) at the age of 48. He is buried at Columbia Gardens Cemetery (Arlington County, Virginia).
      • Fairfax Hills is located 25 miles [40.2 km] to the north of Widewater Village at Stafford.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Roy Buchanan<3>
    • Chet Bulger     (Professional football)
      • Born: Chester Noyes Bulger
      • Professional football. He was born in Rumford (ME) on September 18, 1917 (a Tueday) and died in Fairfax (VA) on February 19, 2009 (a Thursday) at the age of 91.
      • Fairfax is located 24 miles [38.6 km] to the north of Widewater Village at Stafford.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Chet Bulger<3>
    • Herbert 'Herb' Kalin     (Musician, singer)
    • Elaine Konigsburg     (Author)
      • Born: Elaine Lobl Konigsburg
      • Author. She was born on February 10, 1930 (a Monday) and died in Falls Church (VA) on April 19, 2013 (a Friday) at the age of 83. She is buried at Ponte Vedra Valley Cemetery (Saint Johns County, Florida).
      • Falls Church is located 29 miles [46.7 km] to the north of Widewater Village at Stafford.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Elaine Konigsburg<3>
    • 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 23 miles [37 km] to the southeast of Widewater Village at Stafford.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: James Madison<3>
    • 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 27 miles [43.5 km] to the southeast of Widewater Village at Stafford.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: James Monroe<3>
    • Dr. Samuel Alexander Mudd     (Physician)
      • Physician. He was born on December 20, 1833 (a Friday) and died in Waldorf (MD) on January 10, 1883 (a Wednesday) at the age of 49.
      • Waldorf is located 26 miles [41.8 km] to the east of Widewater Village at Stafford.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Dr. Samuel Alexander Mudd<3>
    • John 'Mean John' Paluck     (Professional football)
      • Professional football. He was born in Swoyersville (PA) on May 23, 1935 (a Thursday) and died in Fairfax (VA) on April 22, 2003 (a Tueday) at the age of 67.
      • Fairfax is located 24 miles [38.6 km] to the north of Widewater Village at Stafford.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: John 'Mean John' Paluck<3>
    • Wernher von Braun     (Scientist)
      • Full name: Magnus Maximilian Freiherr von Braun
      • Scientist. He was born in Wyrzysk (Poland) on March 23, 1912 (a Saturday) and died in Alexandria (VA) on June 16, 1977 (a Thursday) at the age of 65. He is buried at Ivy Hill Cemetery (Alexandria City, Virginia).
      • Alexandria is located 28 miles [45.1 km] to the northeast of Widewater Village at Stafford.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Wernher von Braun<3>
    • 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 27 miles [43.5 km] to the southeast of Widewater Village at Stafford.
      • Mount Vernon is located 22 miles [35.4 km] to the northeast of Widewater Village at Stafford.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: George Washington<3>

How Far From Widewater Village at Stafford 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 Widewater Village at Stafford to various places of note, such as the White House.

With a nod to our favorite Gazetteers, the straight-line distance beginning in Widewater Village at Stafford and extending to:

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    • Stafford, which is the Seat of Stafford County and lies just to the South Southwest.
    • Richmond, which is the State Capital of Virginia, lies 65 miles [104.6 km]<1> to the south (S). If you could walk a straight line from Widewater Village at Stafford to Richmond, with an average speed<4> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take most of three days to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take about three full days.
    • The White House (Washington, DC) is 33 miles [53.1 km] to the north northeast (NNE). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take less than an hour, a buggy would take just over a day and walking would take most of two days.
    • The shortest distance<5> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 5,929 miles [9,541.8 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<6>
    • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 6,633 miles [10,674.8 km] and it lies to the east northeast (ENE).<7>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 4,511 miles [7,259.8 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<8>

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Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Stafford County: www.co.stafford.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- Widewater Village at Stafford) 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 Widewater Village at Stafford. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Widewater Village at StaffordOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Widewater Village at Stafford. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 38.4893, Longitude: -77.3783       In this case, the coordinates for Widewater Village at Stafford 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>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 Widewater Village at Stafford 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 308.115 degrees.
<7>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 303.632 degrees.
<8>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 305.012 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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