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As we travel, we like to pursue some of our interests (such as astronomy).

When in Williamsburg, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Williamsburg 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 Williamsburg:
    • 37.27103, -76.705796
    • 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 Williamsburg
  • 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 Williamsburg ...

We found 54 communities that share the name Williamsburg.

There is one other community in Virginia which is also named Williamsburg.

Beyond Virginia, we know of another 53 communities that are located throughout in the United States and Canada. Of these 53 communities, 52 are located in the United States and three are in Canada.

  • Communities Located In Virginia ...
    • James City County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<1> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Virginia community of Williamsburg [James City County].
  • Communities Elsewhere In North America ...
    • Alabama
      • Jefferson County
      • This Williamsburg is located in Jefferson County and lies 627 miles [1,009.1 km]<2> to the west southwest.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Jefferson County community of Williamsburg.
      • Marengo County
      • This community is historic<3> and we have very little information. For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Alabama community of Williamsburg [Marengo County].
    • Colorado
      • Fremont County
      • This Williamsburg is located in Fremont County and lies 1,548 miles [2,491.3 km]<2> to the west northwest.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Fremont County community of Williamsburg.
    • Delaware
      • New Castle County
      • This Williamsburg is located in New Castle County and lies 169 miles [272 km]<2> to the north northeast.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the New Castle County community of Williamsburg.
    • Florida
      • Orange County
      • This Williamsburg is located in Orange County and lies 670 miles [1,078.3 km]<2> to the south southwest.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Orange County community of Williamsburg.
    • Georgia
      • Calhoun County
      • This Williamsburg is located in Calhoun County and lies 602 miles [968.8 km]<2> to the southwest.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Calhoun County community of Williamsburg.
      • Clinch County
      • This Williamsburg is located in Clinch County and lies 557 miles [896.4 km] to the southwest.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Clinch County community of Williamsburg.
      • Dougherty County
      • This Williamsburg is located in Dougherty County and lies 580 miles [933.4 km] to the southwest.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Dougherty County community of Williamsburg.
      • Muscogee County
      • This Williamsburg is located in Muscogee County and lies 566 miles [910.9 km] to the west southwest.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Muscogee County community of Williamsburg.
    • Idaho
      • Caribou County
      • This community is historic<3> and we have very little information. For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Idaho community of Williamsburg [Caribou County].
    • Illinois
      • Cook County
      • This Williamsburg is located in Cook County and lies 685 miles [1,102.4 km]<2> to the west northwest.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Cook County community of Williamsburg.
      • Jefferson County
      • This Williamsburg is located in Jefferson County and lies 677 miles [1,089.5 km] to the west.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Jefferson County community of Williamsburg.
      • Moultrie County
      • This Williamsburg is located in Moultrie County and lies 662 miles [1,065.4 km] to the west northwest.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Moultrie County community of Williamsburg.
      • Shelby County
      • This community is historic<3> and we have very little information. For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Illinois community of Williamsburg [Shelby County].
      • Will County
      • This Williamsburg is located in Will County and lies 682 miles [1,097.6 km] to the west northwest.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Will County community of Williamsburg.
    • Indiana
      • Wayne County
      • This Williamsburg is located in Wayne County and lies 483 miles [777.3 km]<2> to the west northwest.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Wayne County community of Williamsburg.
    • Iowa
      • Iowa County
      • This Williamsburg is located in Iowa County and lies 868 miles [1,396.9 km]<2> to the west northwest.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Iowa County community of Williamsburg.
    • Kansas
      • Brown County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<1> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Kansas community of Williamsburg [Brown County].
      • Franklin County
      • This Williamsburg is located in Franklin County and lies 1,024 miles [1,648 km]<2> to the west.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Franklin County community of Williamsburg.
    • Kentucky
      • Whitley County
      • This Williamsburg is located in Whitley County and lies 412 miles [663 km]<2> to the west.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Whitley County community of Williamsburg.
    • Maine
      • Piscataquis County
      • This Williamsburg is located in Piscataquis County and lies 683 miles [1,099.2 km]<2> to the north northeast.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Piscataquis County community of Williamsburg.
    • Maryland
      • Baltimore County
      • This Williamsburg is located in Baltimore County and lies 144 miles [231.7 km]<2> to the north.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Baltimore County community of Williamsburg.
      • Dorchester County
      • This Williamsburg is located in Dorchester County and lies 106 miles [170.6 km] to the north northeast.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Dorchester County community of Williamsburg.
      • Talbot County
      • This community is historic<3> and we have very little information. For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Maryland community of Williamsburg [Talbot County].
    • Massachusetts
      • Hampshire County
      • This Williamsburg is located in Hampshire County and lies 411 miles [661.4 km]<2> to the north northeast.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Hampshire County community of Williamsburg.
    • Michigan
      • Grand Traverse County
      • This Williamsburg is located in Grand Traverse County and lies 687 miles [1,105.6 km]<2> to the northwest.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Grand Traverse County community of Williamsburg.
    • Mississippi
      • Covington County
      • This Williamsburg is located in Covington County and lies 830 miles [1,335.8 km]<2> to the west southwest.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Covington County community of Williamsburg.
    • Missouri
      • Callaway County
      • This Williamsburg is located in Callaway County and lies 821 miles [1,321.3 km]<2> to the west northwest.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Callaway County community of Williamsburg.
      • Putnam County
      • Although located in Putnam County, we don't know the location within the .
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Putnam County community of Williamsburg.
    • Montana
      • Silver Bow County
      • This Williamsburg is located in Silver Bow County and lies 1,927 miles [3,101.2 km]<2> to the west northwest.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Silver Bow County community of Williamsburg.
    • Nebraska
      • Phelps County
      • This community is historic<3> and although located in Phelps County, we don't know where within the .
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Phelps County community of Williamsburg.
    • New Brunswick
      • This Williamsburg lies 806 miles [1,297.1 km]<2> to the northeast.
    • New Mexico
      • Sierra County
      • This Williamsburg is located in Sierra County and lies 1,742 miles [2,803.5 km]<2> to the west.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Sierra County community of Williamsburg.
    • New York
      • Kings County
      • This Williamsburg is located in Kings County and lies 279 miles [449 km]<2> to the north northeast.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Kings County community of Williamsburg.
    • North Carolina
      • Iredell County
      • This Williamsburg is located in Iredell County and lies 244 miles [392.7 km]<2> to the west southwest.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Iredell County community of Williamsburg.
      • Rockingham County
      • This Williamsburg is located in Rockingham County and lies 173 miles [278.4 km] to the west southwest.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Rockingham County community of Williamsburg.
    • Ohio
      • Ashland County
      • This community is historic<3> and although located in Ashland County, we don't know where within the .
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Ashland County community of Williamsburg.
      • Clermont County
      • This Williamsburg is located in Clermont County and lies 416 miles [669.5 km]<2> to the west northwest.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Clermont County community of Williamsburg.
      • Guernsey County
      • This community is historic and although located in Guernsey County, we don't know where within the .
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Guernsey County community of Williamsburg.
    • Ontario
      • This Williamsburg lies 537 miles [864.2 km]<2> to the north.
    • Oregon
      • Josephine County
      • This community is historic<3> and we have very little information. For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Oregon community of Williamsburg [Josephine County].
    • Pennsylvania
      • Allegheny County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<1> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Pennsylvania community of Williamsburg [Allegheny County].
      • Armstrong County
      • This Williamsburg is located in Armstrong County and lies 287 miles [461.9 km]<2> to the north northwest.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Armstrong County community of Williamsburg.
      • Blair County
      • This Williamsburg is located in Blair County and lies 234 miles [376.6 km] to the north northwest.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Blair County community of Williamsburg.
      • Clarion County
      • This Williamsburg is located in Clarion County and lies 305 miles [490.8 km] to the north northwest.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Clarion County community of Williamsburg.
    • Tennessee
      • McMinn County
      • This Williamsburg is located in McMinn County and lies 454 miles [730.6 km]<2> to the west southwest.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the McMinn County community of Williamsburg.
      • Rutherford County
      • This Williamsburg is located in Rutherford County and lies 549 miles [883.5 km] to the west.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Rutherford County community of Williamsburg.
      • Sevier County
      • This Williamsburg is located in Sevier County and lies 391 miles [629.3 km] to the west southwest.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Sevier County community of Williamsburg.
    • Texas
      • Lamar County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<1> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Texas community of Williamsburg [Lamar County].
      • Lavaca County
      • This Williamsburg is located in Lavaca County and lies 1,285 miles [2,068 km]<2> to the west southwest.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Lavaca County community of Williamsburg.
    • Utah
      • Salt Lake County
      • This Williamsburg is located in Salt Lake County and lies 1,894 miles [3,048.1 km]<2> to the west northwest.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Salt Lake County community of Williamsburg.
    • West Virginia
      • Greenbrier County
      • This Williamsburg is located in Greenbrier County and lies 212 miles [341.2 km]<2> to the west northwest.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Greenbrier County community of Williamsburg.
    • Wisconsin
      • Trempealeau County
      • This community is historic<3> and we have very little information. For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Wisconsin community of Williamsburg [Trempealeau County].

Curious and Interesting Names Near Williamsburg ...

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.

  • Chisel Run
    (3 miles [4.8 km] to the northwest)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Chisel Run have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Chisel Run
    • Chisel Run is located in James City County
  • Five Forks
    (3 miles [4.8 km] to the west)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Five Forks have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Five Forks
    • Five Forks is located in James City County
  • Fords Colony
    (3 miles [4.8 km] to the northwest)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Fords Colony have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Fords Colony
    • Fords Colony is located in James City County
  • Greensprings
    (Less than 2 miles to the northwest)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Greensprings have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Greensprings
    • Greensprings is located in York County
  • Hollybrook
    (2 miles [3.2 km] to the southwest)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hollybrook have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hollybrook
    • Hollybrook is located in James City County
  • Indigo Terrace
    (2 miles [3.2 km] to the west)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Indigo Terrace have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Indigo Terrace
    • Indigo Terrace is located in James City County
  • James Terrace
    (2 miles [3.2 km] to the east)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for James Terrace have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for James Terrace
    • James Terrace is located in James City County
  • Jamestown Farms
    (2 miles [3.2 km] to the west)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Jamestown Farms have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Jamestown Farms
    • Jamestown Farms is located in James City County
  • Kingspoint
    (2 miles [3.2 km] to the south)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Kingspoint have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Kingspoint
    • Kingspoint is located in James City County
  • Kingswood
    (2 miles [3.2 km] to the southwest)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Kingswood have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Kingswood
    • Kingswood is located in James City County
  • Porta Bello
    (3 miles [4.8 km] to the northeast)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Porta Bello have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Porta Bello
    • Porta Bello is located in York County
  • Queens Lake
    (2 miles [3.2 km] to the northeast)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Queens Lake have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Queens Lake
    • Queens Lake is located in York County
  • Continue List   (4 more) ...
    • Queenswood
      (Less than 2 miles to the east)
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Queenswood have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Queenswood
      • Queenswood is located in York County
    • Rich Neck Heights
      (Less than 2 miles to the southwest)
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Rich Neck Heights have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rich Neck Heights
      • Rich Neck Heights is located in Williamsburg City
    • Steeple Chase
      (3 miles [4.8 km] to the west)
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Steeple Chase have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Steeple Chase
      • Steeple Chase is located in James City County
    • Walnut Hills
      (Less than 2 miles to the southwest)
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Walnut Hills have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Walnut Hills
      • Walnut Hills is located in Williamsburg City

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

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

  • Richmond, which is the State Capital of Virginia, lies 44 miles [70.8 km]<2> to the west northwest (WNW). If you could walk a straight line from Williamsburg to Richmond, with an average speed<5> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take about three full days to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take most of two days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC) is 113 miles [181.9 km] to the north (N). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take about two hours, a buggy would take 5 days and walking would take 7 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>

The official website for Williamsburg: www.ci.williamsburg.va.us/

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

Footnotes ...

<1>If we encounter the name of what might be a community, our methodology is to add that name to our Gazetteer as a placeholder. As we find more information about that community, it will be added to our Gazetteer.

Just as a reminder: Our definition of a community is rather broad and includes those places (or areas) where several families lived and had a name which identified that place. For example, you might hear somebody say that they are going over to Bird Creek to see Pete ... Bird Creek is just a gas station and a couple of homes at the crossroads. While it might not be on the map, everybody in the area knows it by that name.

Places of interest include buildings at a crossroad, several families clustered in a hollow or maybe the location of a way station. It also includes places like mines, lumber camps, ferry crossings, etc. The community might still exist, is now gone or only existed for just a short period of time.

Also keep in mind that Williamsburg could have been on the original document by mistake, misspelled, the original/alternate name of a community that we've listed elsewhere or was placed in the wrong . Sometimes a post office or train station would have a different name than the community where it's located, so two names might be referring to the same community - we're working to straighten it all out.
<2>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- Williamsburg) to Point B.Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Williamsburg. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 37.2710, Longitude: -76.7058    
<3>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 Williamsburg, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.
<4>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.
<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 Williamsburg 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 307.791 degrees.
<8>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 303.077 degrees.
<9>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 305.194 degrees.









 

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