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Ashford Mill, California

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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 Ashford Mill, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Ashford Mill 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 Ashford Mill:
    • 35.91878, -116.683592
    • 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 Ashford Mill
  • Bird Watching ...
    • We enjoy finding new spots for bird watching and we use the eBird website for local sighting reports and to help identify hotspots.
    • The eBird website is organized on a county-by-county basis. We have selected Inyo County as the starting point when you click on the link below:
    • eBird sighting report for Inyo County
    • Since Ashford Mill is near San Bernardino County, we have provided a link to its eBird sighting report:
    • eBird sighting report for San Bernardino County
  • 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

Curious and Interesting Names Near Ashford Mill ...

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.

  • Acme [San Bernardino County] - Historic
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Acme
    • Acme [San Bernardino County] was located 28 miles [45.1 km]<1> to the east of Ashford Mill
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Acme have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
  • Badwater [Inyo County] - Historic
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Badwater
    • Badwater [Inyo County] was located 21 miles [33.8 km]<1> to the north of Ashford Mill
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Badwater have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
  • Death Valley Junction [Inyo County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Death Valley Junction
    • Death Valley Junction [Inyo County] lies 30 miles [48.3 km]<1> to the northeast of Ashford Mill
    • Former names for Death Valley Junction:
    • Amargosa
    • Death Valley
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Death Valley Junction
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Death Valley Junction<3>
  • Eagle Borax Works [Inyo County] - Historic
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Eagle Borax Works
    • Eagle Borax Works [Inyo County] was located 21 miles [33.8 km]<1> to the northwest of Ashford Mill
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    • Evelyn [Inyo County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Evelyn
      • Evelyn [Inyo County] was located 25 miles [40.2 km]<1> to the northeast of Ashford Mill
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Evelyn have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Greenwater [Inyo County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Greenwater
      • Greenwater [Inyo County] was located 18 miles [29 km]<1> to the north of Ashford Mill
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Greenwater have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Ibex Springs [San Bernardino County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ibex Springs
      • Ibex Springs [San Bernardino County] was located 18 miles [29 km]<1> to the southeast of Ashford Mill

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

With a nod to our favorite Gazetteers and using the location of where the historic<4> community of Ashford Mill once stood, the straight-line distance beginning in Ashford Mill and extending to:

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    • Independence, which is the Seat of Inyo County and lies 104 miles [167.4 km]<1> to the northwest. If you could drive a straight line from Ashford Mill to Independence, 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 6 days. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take 4 days.
    • Sacramento, which is the State Capital of California, lies 321 miles [516.6 km] to the northwest (NW). Driving would take five to six hours, a buggy would take 13 days and walking would take 19 days.
    • The White House (Washington, DC) is 2,167 miles [3,487.4 km] to the east northeast (ENE). Driving would take 5 days, a buggy would take 85 days and walking would take 124 days.
    • The shortest distance<6> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 7,413 miles [11,930.1 km] and it lies to the north northeast (NNE).<7>
    • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 8,182 miles [13,167.7 km] and it lies to the north northeast (NNE).<8>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 6,169 miles [9,928 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<9>

Mentions & References for Ashford Mill

Index of Cities, Towns and Villages for California

About Inyo County

About California

The official website for Inyo County:

The official website for State of California:

Footnotes ...

<1>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' (or 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- Ashford Mill) 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 Ashford Mill. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Ashford MillOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Ashford Mill. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 35.9188, Longitude: -116.6836    
<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>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 Ashford Mill, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.
<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 Ashford Mill 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 335.212 degrees.
<8>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 335.025 degrees.
<9>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 324.737 degrees.






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