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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 Araquey, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Araquey and the surrounding area.

  • 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 Araquey:
    • 29.946357, -81.337297
    • 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 Araquey
  • 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 Araquey ...

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.

  • Bass Haven [Saint Johns County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bass Haven
    • Bass Haven [Saint Johns County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<1> to the west of Araquey
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Bass Haven have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bass Haven
  • Butler Beach [Saint Johns County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Butler Beach
    • Butler Beach [Saint Johns County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the southeast of Araquey
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Butler Beach
  • Clarksville [Duval County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Clarksville
    • Clarksville [Duval County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<1> to the northwest of Araquey
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Clarksville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Clarksville
  • College Park [Saint Johns County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for College Park
    • College Park [Saint Johns County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the south of Araquey
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for College Park have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on College Park
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    • Crescent Beach [Saint Johns County]
    • Durbin [Saint Johns County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Durbin
      • Durbin [Saint Johns County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<1> to the northwest of Araquey
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Durbin have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Durbin
    • Florence [Saint Johns County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Florence
      • Florence [Saint Johns County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<1> to the west of Araquey
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Florence have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Florence
    • Lane Landing [Saint Johns County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lane Landing
      • Lane Landing [Saint Johns County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<1> to the southwest of Araquey
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lane Landing have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lane Landing
    • Molasses Junction [Saint Johns County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Molasses Junction
      • Molasses Junction [Saint Johns County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the southwest of Araquey
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Molasses Junction have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Molasses Junction
    • Twentymile [Saint Johns County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Twentymile
      • Twentymile [Saint Johns County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<1> to the northwest of Araquey
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Twentymile have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Twentymile
    • Vermont Heights [Saint Johns County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Vermont Heights
      • Vermont Heights [Saint Johns County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the south of Araquey
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Vermont Heights have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Vermont Heights
    • Woodlawn [Saint Johns County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Woodlawn
      • Woodlawn [Saint Johns County] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the south of Araquey
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Woodlawn have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Woodlawn

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 Araquey. 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 ...
    • Willie Lee 'Galloping Gal' Galimore     (Professional football)
    • Slim Whitman     (Singer)
      • Singer. He was born in Tampa (Florida) on Saturday January 20, 1923 and died in Orange Park (Florida) on Wednesday June 19, 2013 at the age of 90.
      • Orange Park is located 26 miles [41.8 km] to the northwest of Araquey.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Slim Whitman<4>
    • Leon Wilkeson     (Musician)
      • Musician. He was born in Newport (Rhode Island) on Wednesday April 2, 1952 and died in Ponte Vedra Beach (Florida) on Friday July 27, 2001 at the age of 49. He is buried at Riverside Memorial Park (Duval County, Florida).
      • Ponte Vedra Beach is located 20 miles [32.2 km] to the north of Araquey.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Leon Wilkeson<4>

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

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

  • View Our List ...
    • Saint Augustine, which is the Seat of Saint Johns County and lies just to the South Southeast.
    • Tallahassee, which is the State Capital of Florida, lies 178 miles [286.5 km]<1> to the west northwest (WNW). If you could drive a straight line from Araquey to Tallahassee, with an average speed<5>of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, it would take a little over three hours to make the trip. A comfortable walk of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour would take 11 days. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take 7 days.
    • The White House (Washington, DC) is 664 miles [1,068.6 km] to the north northeast (NNE). Driving would take just about two full days, a buggy would take 26 days and walking would take 38 days.
    • The shortest distance<6> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 6,478 miles [10,425.3 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<7>
    • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 7,153 miles [11,511.6 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<8>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 5,047 miles [8,122.4 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<9>

Other Roadside Stops ...

Find a Community within Florida

About Saint Johns County

About Florida

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Saint Johns County: www.co.st-johns.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' distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Araquey) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Araquey. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 29.9464, Longitude: -81.3373       In this case, the coordinates for Araquey have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<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 Araquey 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 310.36 degrees.
<8>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 304.961 degrees.
<9>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 309.087 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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