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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 Argyle Forest, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Argyle Forest 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 Argyle Forest:
    • 30.193851, -81.754820
    • 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 Argyle Forest
  • 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 Argyle Forest ...

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.

  • Doctors Inlet [Clay County]
  • Enchanted Park [Duval County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Enchanted Park
    • Enchanted Park [Duval County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the north of Argyle Forest
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Enchanted Park have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Enchanted Park
  • Holly Point [Clay County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Holly Point
    • Holly Point [Clay County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the southeast of Argyle Forest
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Holly Point have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Holly Point
  • John H McIntosh Grant [Duval County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for John H McIntosh Grant
    • John H McIntosh Grant [Duval County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the east of Argyle Forest
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for John H McIntosh Grant have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on John H McIntosh Grant
  • Continue List   (4 more) ...
    • Lake Shore [Duval County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lake Shore
      • Lake Shore [Duval County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the north of Argyle Forest
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lake Shore have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lake Shore
    • Marshall Plantation [Duval County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Marshall Plantation
      • Marshall Plantation [Duval County] was located 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the southeast of Argyle Forest
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Marshall Plantation have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Orange Park [Clay County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Orange Park
      • Orange Park [Clay County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the southeast of Argyle Forest
      • Estimated population in 2019: 8,824 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Orange Park
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Orange Park<2>
    • Sweetwater [Duval County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sweetwater
      • Sweetwater [Duval County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the north of Argyle Forest
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Sweetwater have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sweetwater

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 Argyle Forest. 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 ...
    • Pat Boone     (Singer, composer, actor, writer)
      • Singer, composer, actor, writer. He was born in Jacksonville (Florida) on Friday June 1, 1934
      • Jacksonville is located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the northeast of Argyle Forest.
    • Charles 'Boobie' Clark     (Professional football)
      • Professional football. He was born in Jacksonville (Florida) on Tueday November 8, 1949 and died in Jacksonville (Florida) on Tueday October 25, 1988 at the age of 38. He is buried at Evergreen Cemetery (Duval County, Florida).
      • Jacksonville is located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the northeast of Argyle Forest.
      • Jacksonville is located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the northeast of Argyle Forest.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Charles 'Boobie' Clark<4>
    • Reggie Cobb     (Professional football)
      • Professional football. He was born in Knoxville (Tennessee) on Sunday July 7, 1968 and died in Jacksonville (Florida) on Saturday April 20, 2019 at the age of 50. He is buried at Lynnhurst Cemetery (Knox County, Tennessee).
      • Jacksonville is located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the northeast of Argyle Forest.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Reggie Cobb<4>
    • Elizabeth 'Brave Bessie' Coleman     (Aviation pioneer)
      • Aviation pioneer. She was born in Atlanta (Texas) on Tueday January 26, 1892 and died in Jacksonville (Florida) on Friday April 30, 1926 at the age of 34. We don't have any burial details.
      • Jacksonville is located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the northeast of Argyle Forest.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Elizabeth 'Brave Bessie' Coleman<4>
    • Allen Collins, Jr.     (Musician)
      • Musician. He was born in Jacksonville (Florida) on Saturday July 19, 1952 and died in Jacksonville (Florida) on Tueday January 23, 1990 at the age of 37. He is buried at Riverside Memorial Park (Duval County, Florida).
      • Jacksonville is located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the northeast of Argyle Forest.
      • Jacksonville is located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the northeast of Argyle Forest.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Allen Collins, Jr.<4>
    • William Boone 'Billy' Daniels     (Singer, entertainer, actor)
    • George Hill Dillon     (Author)
      • Author. He was born in Jacksonville (Florida) on Monday November 12, 1906 and died in Charleston (South Carolina) on Thursday May 9, 1968 at the age of 61. He is buried at Evergreen Cemetery (Duval County, Florida).
      • Jacksonville is located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the northeast of Argyle Forest.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: George Hill Dillon<4>
    • Joe Dobson     (Major League Baseball)
      • Major League Baseball. He was born in Durant (Oklahoma) on Saturday January 20, 1917 and died in Jacksonville (Florida) on Thursday June 23, 1994 at the age of 77. He is buried at Evergreen Cemetery (Duval County, Florida).
      • Jacksonville is located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the northeast of Argyle Forest.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Joe Dobson<4>
    • Calvin Robert 'Cal' Ellison     (Actor)
    • Ryan Paul Freel     (Major League Baseball)
      • Major League Baseball. He was born in Jacksonville (Florida) on Monday March 8, 1976 and died in Jacksonville (Florida) on Saturday December 22, 2012 at the age of 36.
      • Jacksonville is located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the northeast of Argyle Forest.
      • Jacksonville is located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the northeast of Argyle Forest.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Ryan Paul Freel<4>
    • Jonathan 'Jon' Huber     (Professional wrestler)
      • Professional wrestler. He was born in Rochester (New York) on Sunday December 16, 1979 and died in Jacksonville (Florida) on Saturday December 26, 2020 at the age of 41. We don't have any burial details.
      • Jacksonville is located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the northeast of Argyle Forest.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Jonathan 'Jon' Huber<4>
    • Leonard Jackson     (Actor)
      • Actor. He was born in Jacksonville (Florida) on Tueday February 7, 1928 and died in Manhattan (New York) on Sunday December 22, 2013 at the age of 85. He is buried at Calverton National Cemetery (Suffolk County, New York).
      • Jacksonville is located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the northeast of Argyle Forest.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Leonard Jackson<4>
    • James Weldon Johnson     (Composer, social reformer, diplomat)
      • Composer, social reformer, diplomat. He was born in Jacksonville (Florida) on Saturday June 17, 1871 and died in Wiscasset (Maine) on Sunday June 26, 1938 at the age of 67. He is buried at Green - Wood Cemetery (Kings County, New York).
      • Jacksonville is located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the northeast of Argyle Forest.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: James Weldon Johnson<4>

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

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

  • View Our List ...
    • Jacksonville, which is the Seat of Duval County and lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the north northeast. If you could walk a straight line from Argyle Forest to Jacksonville, with an average speed<5> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take five to six hours to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take nearly four hours.
    • Tallahassee, which is the State Capital of Florida, lies 151 miles [243 km] to the west (W). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take less than three hours, a buggy would take 6 days and walking would take 9 days.
    • The White House (Washington, DC) is 657 miles [1,057.3 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 6,486 miles [10,438.2 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<7>
    • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 7,163 miles [11,527.7 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<8>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 5,055 miles [8,135.2 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<9>

Other Roadside Stops ...

Communities in Florida

About Duval County

About Florida

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

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 things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Argyle Forest) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Argyle Forest. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 30.1939, Longitude: -81.7548       In this case, the coordinates for Argyle Forest have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<2>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<3>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.
<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 Argyle Forest 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 310.598 degrees.
<8>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 305.27 degrees.
<9>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 309.169 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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