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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 Anna Maria, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Anna Maria 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 Anna Maria:
    • 27.529158, -82.732269
    • 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 Anna Maria
  • 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 Anna Maria ...

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.

  • Cedar Hammock [Manatee County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cedar Hammock
    • Cedar Hammock [Manatee County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the southeast of Anna Maria
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cedar Hammock have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cedar Hammock
  • Erie [Manatee County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Erie
    • Erie [Manatee County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<1> to the east of Anna Maria
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Erie have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Erie
  • Fort Lonely [Hillsborough County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Fort Lonely
    • Fort Lonely [Hillsborough County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<1> to the northeast of Anna Maria
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Fort Lonely have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Fort Lonely
  • Fullers Earth [Manatee County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Fullers Earth
    • Fullers Earth [Manatee County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<1> to the east of Anna Maria
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Fullers Earth have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Fullers Earth
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    • Gulfport [Pinellas County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Gulfport
      • Gulfport [Pinellas County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<1> to the north of Anna Maria
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 12,285 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Gulfport
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Gulfport<3>
    • Longbeach [Manatee County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Longbeach
      • Longbeach [Manatee County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the southeast of Anna Maria
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Longbeach have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Longbeach
    • Longboat Key [Manatee County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Longboat Key
      • Longboat Key [Manatee County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<1> to the southeast of Anna Maria
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 7,303 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Longboat Key
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Longboat Key<3>
    • Manatee [Manatee County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Manatee
      • Manatee [Manatee County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<1> to the east of Anna Maria
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Manatee have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Manatee
    • Piney Point [Hillsborough County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Piney Point
      • Piney Point [Hillsborough County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<1> to the northeast of Anna Maria
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Piney Point have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Piney Point
    • Sunset Beach [Pinellas County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sunset Beach
      • Sunset Beach [Pinellas County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<1> to the north of Anna Maria
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Sunset Beach have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sunset Beach
    • Treasure Island [Pinellas County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Treasure Island
      • Treasure Island [Pinellas County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<1> to the north of Anna Maria
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 6,892 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Treasure Island
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Treasure Island<3>

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 Anna Maria. 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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    • George Washington Cable     (Author)
    • Michael Connor     (Musician)
      • Musician. He was born in Cincinnati (Ohio) on Wednesday December 7, 1949 and died in Siesta Key (Florida) on Thursday September 2, 2004 at the age of 54. He is buried at Mother of God Cemetery (Kenton County, Kentucky).
      • Siesta Key is located 21 miles [33.8 km] to the southeast of Anna Maria.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Michael Connor<4>
    • Robert John Donovan     (Author)
    • Fred Dugan     (Professional football)
      • Professional football. He was born in Stamford (Connecticut) on Friday May 12, 1933 and died in Sarasota (Florida) on Saturday March 3, 2018 at the age of 84. He is buried at St. John Cemetery (Fairfield County, Connecticut).
      • Sarasota is located 17 miles [27.4 km] to the southeast of Anna Maria.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Fred Dugan<4>
    • Harry Doll Earles     (Actor)
      • Actor. He was born in Stolpen (Germany) on Thursday April 3, 1902 and died in Sarasota (Florida) on Saturday May 4, 1985 at the age of 83. The body was cremated.
      • Sarasota is located 17 miles [27.4 km] to the southeast of Anna Maria.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Harry Doll Earles<4>
    • Tiny Doll Earles     (Actress)
      • Actress. She was born in Stolpen (Germany) on Thursday July 23, 1914 and died in Sarasota (Florida) on Monday September 6, 2004 at the age of 90. The body was cremated.
      • Sarasota is located 17 miles [27.4 km] to the southeast of Anna Maria.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Tiny Doll Earles<4>
    • Wes Ferrell     (Major League Baseball)
      • Major League Baseball. He was born in Greensboro (North Carolina) on Sunday February 2, 1908 and died in Sarasota (Florida) on Thursday December 9, 1976 at the age of 68. He is buried at New Garden Friends Cemetery (Guilford County, North Carolina).
      • Sarasota is located 17 miles [27.4 km] to the southeast of Anna Maria.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Wes Ferrell<4>
    • Jane Gail     (Actress)
      • Actress. She was born in Salem (New York) on Saturday August 16, 1890 and died in Saint Petersburg (Florida) on Wednesday January 30, 1963 at the age of 72. She is buried at Ferncliff Cemetery (Westchester County, New York).
      • Saint Petersburg is located 17 miles [27.4 km] to the north of Anna Maria.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Jane Gail<4>
    • Bruno Philip Haas     (Major League Baseball)
      • Major League Baseball. He was born in Worcester (Massachusetts) on Tueday May 5, 1891 and died in Sarasota (Florida) on Thursday June 5, 1952 at the age of 61. He is buried at Hope Cemetery (Worcester County, Massachusetts).
      • Sarasota is located 17 miles [27.4 km] to the southeast of Anna Maria.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Bruno Philip Haas<4>
    • William Bruce 'Billy' Hardwick     (Professional bowler)
    • Edith Grace 'The Kid' Houghton     (Baseball pioneer)
      • Baseball pioneer. She was born in Philadelphia (Pennsylvania) on Friday February 16, 1912 and died in Sarasota (Florida) on Saturday February 2, 2013 at the age of 101. She is buried at Northwood Cemetery (Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania).
      • Sarasota is located 17 miles [27.4 km] to the southeast of Anna Maria.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Edith Grace 'The Kid' Houghton<4>
    • Emmett Kelly, Sr.     (Entertainer, circus clown)
      • Entertainer, circus clown. He was born in Sedan (Kansas) on Friday December 9, 1898 and died in Sarasota (Florida) on Wednesday March 28, 1979 at the age of 80.
      • Sarasota is located 17 miles [27.4 km] to the southeast of Anna Maria.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Emmett Kelly, Sr.<4>
    • Jean-Louis 'Jack' Kerouac     (Author, poet)
      • Author, poet. He was born in Lowell (Massachusetts) on Sunday March 12, 1922 and died in Saint Petersburg (Florida) on Tueday October 21, 1969 at the age of 47. He is buried at Edson Cemetery (Middlesex County, Massachusetts).
      • Saint Petersburg is located 17 miles [27.4 km] to the north of Anna Maria.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Jean-Louis 'Jack' Kerouac<4>

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

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

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    • Bradenton, which is the Seat of Manatee County and lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the east southeast. If you could walk a straight line from Anna Maria to Bradenton, with an average speed<5> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take four to five hours to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take a little over three hours.
    • Tallahassee, which is the State Capital of Florida, lies 221 miles [355.7 km] to the north northwest (NNW). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take nearly four hours, a buggy would take 9 days and walking would take 13 days.
    • The White House (Washington, DC) is 850 miles [1,367.9 km] to the north northeast (NNE). Driving would take just about two full days, a buggy would take 34 days and walking would take 49 days.
    • The shortest distance<6> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 6,651 miles [10,703.7 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<7>
    • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 7,318 miles [11,777.2 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<8>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 5,218 miles [8,397.6 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<9>

Other Roadside Stops ...

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Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Anna Maria: www.cityofannamaria.com/

The official website for Manatee County: www.co.manatee.fl.us/

The official website for State of Florida: www.myflorida.com/

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 from Point A (ie- Anna Maria) 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 Anna Maria. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Anna MariaOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Anna Maria. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 27.5292, Longitude: -82.7323    
<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 Anna Maria 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 310.939 degrees.
<8>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 305.295 degrees.
<9>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 310.062 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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