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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 York View, we use the following websites to find information relevant to York View 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 York View:
    • 37.345112, -76.598827
    • 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 York View
  • 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 York View ...

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.

  • Allmondsville [Gloucester County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Allmondsville
    • Allmondsville [Gloucester County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the northwest of York View
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Allmondsville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Allmondsville
  • Clay Bank [Gloucester County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Clay Bank
    • Clay Bank [Gloucester County] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the northwest of York View
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Clay Bank have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Clay Bank
  • Gum Fork [Gloucester County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Gum Fork
    • Gum Fork [Gloucester County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the northeast of York View
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Gum Fork have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Gum Fork
  • Hermitage [Gloucester County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hermitage
    • Hermitage [Gloucester County] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the southeast of York View
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hermitage have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hermitage
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    • Hermitage Banks [Gloucester County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hermitage Banks
      • Hermitage Banks [Gloucester County] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the northwest of York View
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hermitage Banks have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hermitage Banks
    • Money [Gloucester County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Money
      • Money [Gloucester County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the northeast of York View
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Money have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Money
    • Oaktree [York County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Oaktree
      • Oaktree [York County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the west of York View
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Oaktree have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Oaktree
    • Ordinary [Gloucester County]
    • Porta Bello [York County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Porta Bello
      • Porta Bello [York County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the southwest of York View
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Porta Bello have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Porta Bello
    • Queens Lake [York County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Queens Lake
      • Queens Lake [York County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the southwest of York View
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Queens Lake have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Queens Lake
    • Rosewell [Gloucester County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rosewell
      • Rosewell [Gloucester County] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the southeast of York View
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Rosewell have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rosewell
    • Rosewell Harbor [Gloucester County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rosewell Harbor
      • Rosewell Harbor [Gloucester County] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the southeast of York View
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Rosewell Harbor have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rosewell Harbor
    • Sassafras [Gloucester County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sassafras
      • Sassafras [Gloucester County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the north of York View
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Sassafras have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sassafras
    • Valley Front [Gloucester County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Valley Front
      • Valley Front [Gloucester County] was located 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the north of York View
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Valley Front have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.

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 York View. 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 ...
    • Bill Bailey     (Singer, dancer, actor)
    • Pearl Mae Bailey     (Singer, Actress)
    • Ella Fitzgerald     (Musician)
    • William Henry Harrison     (9th President of the US (March 1841 - April 1841, died in office due to illness))
      • 9th President of the US (March 1841 - April 1841, died in office due to illness). He was born in Charles City (VA) on February 9, 1773 (a Tueday) and died in Washington, DC on April 4, 1841 (a Sunday) at the age of 68.
      • Charles City is located 25 miles [40.2 km] to the west of York View.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: William Henry Harrison<4>
    • George Samuel Hughes, Sr.     (Professional football)
      • Professional football. He was born in Norfolk (VA) on August 19, 1925 (a Wednesday) and died in Hampton (VA) on February 5, 2009 (a Thursday) at the age of 83. He is buried at Forest Lawn Cemetery (Norfolk City, Virginia).
      • Norfolk is located 37 miles [59.5 km] to the southeast of York View.
      • Hampton is located 25 miles [40.2 km] to the southeast of York View.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: George Samuel Hughes, Sr.<4>
    • Mary Winston Jackson     (Mathematician, engineer)
      • Mathematician, engineer. She was born in Hampton (VA) on April 9, 1921 (a Saturday) and died in Hampton (VA) on February 11, 2005 (a Friday) at the age of 83.
      • Hampton is located 25 miles [40.2 km] to the southeast of York View.
      • Hampton is located 25 miles [40.2 km] to the southeast of York View.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Mary Winston Jackson<4>
    • Martha Skelton Jefferson     (Wife of Thomas Jefferson, but died before he became President of the US (1801 - 1809))
      • Wife of Thomas Jefferson, but died before he became President of the US (1801 - 1809). She was born in Charles City (VA) on October 30, 1748 (a Wednesday) and died on September 6, 1782 (a Friday) at the age of 33. She is buried at Monticello Graveyard (Albemarle County, Virginia).
      • Charles City is located 25 miles [40.2 km] to the west of York View.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Martha Skelton Jefferson<4>
    • Katherine Johnson     (Mathematician)
    • Ron Springs     (Professional football)
    • John Tyler     (10th President of the US (1841 - 1845))
      • 10th President of the US (1841 - 1845). He was born in Charles City (VA) on March 29, 1790 (a Monday) and died in Richmond (VA) on January 18, 1862 (a Saturday) at the age of 71. He is buried at Hollywood Cemetery (Richmond City, Virginia).
      • Charles City is located 25 miles [40.2 km] to the west of York View.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: John Tyler<4>
    • Martha Washington     (Wife and First lady to the Presidency of George Washington (1789 - 1797))
      • Wife and First lady to the Presidency of George Washington (1789 - 1797). She was born in New Kent (VA) on June 13, 1731 (a Wednesday) and died in Mount Vernon (VA) on May 22, 1802 (a Saturday) at the age of 70.
      • New Kent is located 24 miles [38.6 km] to the northwest of York View.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Martha Washington<4>
    • Dwight White     (Professional football)
      • Full name: Dwight Lynn White
      • Professional football. He was born in Hampton (VA) on July 30, 1949 (a Saturday) and died in Pittsburgh (PA) on June 6, 2008 (a Friday) at the age of 58. The body was cremated.
      • Hampton is located 25 miles [40.2 km] to the southeast of York View.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Dwight White<4>

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

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

  • View Our List ...
    • Gloucester, which is the Seat of Gloucester County and lies just to the Northeast.
    • Richmond, which is the State Capital of Virginia, lies 47 miles [75.6 km]<1> to the west northwest (WNW). If you could walk a straight line from York View 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 109 miles [175.4 km] to the north northwest (NNW). 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 5,944 miles [9,565.9 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<7>
    • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 6,641 miles [10,687.7 km] and it lies to the east northeast (ENE).<8>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 4,521 miles [7,275.8 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<9>

Other Roadside Stops ...

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About Gloucester County

About Virginia

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Gloucester County: www.co.gloucester.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 'straight-line' distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- York View) to Point B.If you need the driving distance (or directions), we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for York View. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from York ViewOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in York View. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 37.3451, Longitude: -76.5988    
<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 York View 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 307.726 degrees.
<8>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 303.014 degrees.
<9>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 305.124 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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