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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 Fort Spring, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Fort Spring 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 Fort Spring:
    • 37.745073, -80.539368
    • 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 Fort Spring
  • 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 Fort Spring ...

We have found one communities that share the name Fort Spring.

Within West Virginia, the name Fort Spring is unique.

Beyond West Virginia, there is another community also named Fort Spring in the United States.

  • Communities Elsewhere In North America ...
    • Kentucky
      • Fayette County
      • This Fort Spring is located in Fayette County and lies 223 miles [358.9 km]<1> to the west of the Fort Spring that is located in Greenbrier County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Fort Spring
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Fayette County community of Fort Spring.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Fort Spring ...

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.

  • Half Way [Greenbrier County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Half Way
    • Half Way [Greenbrier County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the west of Fort Spring
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Half Way have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Half Way
  • Hokes Mill [Greenbrier County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hokes Mill
    • Hokes Mill [Greenbrier County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the south of Fort Spring
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hokes Mill have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hokes Mill
  • Lewisburg [Greenbrier County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lewisburg
    • Lewisburg [Greenbrier County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the northeast of Fort Spring
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 3,766 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lewisburg
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Lewisburg<3>
  • Monitor [Monroe County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Monitor
    • Monitor [Monroe County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the southeast of Fort Spring
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Monitor have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Monitor
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Organ Cave [Greenbrier County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Organ Cave
      • Organ Cave [Greenbrier County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the east of Fort Spring
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Organ Cave have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Organ Cave
    • Palestine [Greenbrier County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Palestine
      • Palestine [Greenbrier County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the west of Fort Spring
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Palestine have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Palestine
    • Rockland [Greenbrier County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rockland
      • Rockland [Greenbrier County] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the southeast of Fort Spring
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Rockland have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rockland
    • Sinks Grove [Monroe County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sinks Grove
      • Sinks Grove [Monroe County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the south of Fort Spring
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Sinks Grove have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sinks Grove
    • Snowflake [Greenbrier County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Snowflake
      • Snowflake [Greenbrier County] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the west of Fort Spring
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Snowflake have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Snowflake
    • Teaberry [Greenbrier County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Teaberry
      • Teaberry [Greenbrier County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the east of Fort Spring
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Teaberry have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Teaberry

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 Fort Spring. 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 ...
    • Katherine Johnson     (Mathematician)
      • Mathematician. She was born in White Sulphur Springs (WV) on August 26, 1918 (a Monday) and died in Newport News (VA) on February 24, 2020 (a Monday) at the age of 101. We don't have any burial details.
      • White Sulphur Springs is located 13 miles [20.9 km] to the east of Fort Spring.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Katherine Johnson<4>

How Far From Fort Spring to ...

We spend a lot of time looking through Gazetteers that were published in the late 1800's and early 1900's. Many of the Gazetteers include the distance from a community such as Fort Spring to various places of note, such as the White House.

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

  • View Our List ...
    • Lewisburg, which is the Seat of Greenbrier County and lies just to the Northeast.
    • Charleston, which is the State Capital of West Virginia, lies 72 miles [115.9 km]<1> to the northwest (NW). If you could drive a straight line from Fort Spring to Charleston, with an average speed<5>of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, it would take less than two hours to make the trip. A comfortable walk of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour would take 4 days. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take most of three days.
    • The White House (Washington, DC) is 205 miles [329.9 km] to the east northeast (ENE). Driving would take a little over three hours, a buggy would take 8 days and walking would take 12 days.
    • The shortest distance<6> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 6,095 miles [9,809 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<7>
    • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 6,804 miles [10,950 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<8>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 4,680 miles [7,531.7 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<9>

Other Roadside Stops ...

Search for a Community located in West Virginia

About Greenbrier County

About West Virginia

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for State of West Virginia: https://www.wv.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 from Point A (ie- Fort Spring) 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 Fort Spring. 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 Fort SpringOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Fort Spring. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 37.7451, Longitude: -80.5394    
<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 Fort Spring 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 310.016 degrees.
<8>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 305.687 degrees.
<9>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 306.595 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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