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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 Ashton, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Ashton 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 Ashton:
    • 28.246402, -81.243957
    • 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 Ashton
  • 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 Ashton ...

We found 29 communities that share the name Ashton.

Within Florida, the name Ashton is unique.

Beyond Florida, we know of another 29 communities that are located throughout in the United States and Canada. Of these 29 communities, 27 are located in the United States and four are in Canada.

  • Communities Elsewhere In North America ...
    • Arkansas
      • Chicot County
      • This Ashton is located in Chicot County and lies 693 miles [1,115.3 km]<1> to the west northwest of the Ashton that is located in Osceola County.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Chicot County community of Ashton.
    • California
      • Lassen County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<2> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the California community of Ashton [Lassen County].
    • Georgia
      • Ben Hill County
      • This Ashton is located in Ben Hill County and lies 264 miles [424.9 km]<1> to the north northwest of the Ashton that is located in Osceola County.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Ben Hill County community of Ashton.
      • Irwin County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<2> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Georgia community of Ashton [Irwin County].
    • Idaho
      • Fremont County
      • This Ashton is located in Fremont County and lies 1,989 miles [3,201 km]<1> to the northwest of the Ashton that is located in Osceola County.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Fremont County community of Ashton.
    • Illinois
      • Lee County
      • This Ashton is located in Lee County and lies 1,041 miles [1,675.3 km]<1> to the north northwest of the Ashton that is located in Osceola County.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Lee County community of Ashton.
    • Indiana
      • Ripley County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<2> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Indiana community of Ashton [Ripley County].
    • Iowa
      • Osceola County
      • This Ashton is located in Osceola County and lies 1,317 miles [2,119.5 km]<1> to the northwest of the Ashton that is located in Osceola County.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Osceola County community of Ashton.
    • Kansas
      • Kingman County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<2> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Kansas community of Ashton [Kingman County].
      • Sumner County
      • This Ashton is located in Sumner County and lies 1,109 miles [1,784.8 km]<1> to the northwest of the Ashton that is located in Osceola County.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Sumner County community of Ashton.
    • Louisiana
      • Saint Mary Parish
      • This Ashton is located in Saint Mary Parish and lies 634 miles [1,020.3 km]<1> to the west northwest of the Ashton that is located in Osceola County.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Saint Mary Parish community of Ashton.
    • Maryland
      • Montgomery County
      • This Ashton is located in Montgomery County and lies 790 miles [1,271.4 km]<1> to the north northeast of the Ashton that is located in Osceola County.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Montgomery County community of Ashton.
      • Washington County
      • This Ashton is located in Washington County and lies 808 miles [1,300.3 km] to the north northeast of the Ashton that is located in Osceola County.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Washington County community of Ashton.
    • Michigan
      • Osceola County
      • This Ashton is located in Osceola County and lies 1,111 miles [1,788 km]<1> to the north of the Ashton that is located in Osceola County.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Osceola County community of Ashton.
    • Minnesota
      • Winona County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<2> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Minnesota community of Ashton [Winona County].
    • Missouri
      • Buchanan County
      • This community is historic<3> and we have very little information. For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Missouri community of Ashton [Buchanan County].
      • Clark County
      • This Ashton is located in Clark County and lies 1,033 miles [1,662.5 km]<1> to the north northwest of the Ashton that is located in Osceola County.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Clark County community of Ashton.
    • Nebraska
      • Sherman County
      • This Ashton is located in Sherman County and lies 1,335 miles [2,148.5 km]<1> to the northwest of the Ashton that is located in Osceola County.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Sherman County community of Ashton.
    • Nevada
      • Nye County
      • This community is historic<3> and we have very little information. For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Nevada community of Ashton [Nye County].
    • New York
      • Ulster County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<2> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the New York community of Ashton [Ulster County].
    • North Carolina
      • Pender County
      • This Ashton is located in Pender County and lies 473 miles [761.2 km]<1> to the north northeast of the Ashton that is located in Osceola County.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Pender County community of Ashton.
    • Ohio
      • Noble County
      • This Ashton is located in Noble County and lies 791 miles [1,273 km]<1> to the north of the Ashton that is located in Osceola County.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Noble County community of Ashton.
    • Ontario
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<2> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Ontario community of Ashton.
    • Prince Edward Island
      • This Ashton lies 1,614 miles [2,597.5 km]<1> to the north northeast of the Ashton that is located in Osceola County.
    • Rhode Island
      • Providence County
      • This Ashton is located in Providence County and lies 1,094 miles [1,760.6 km]<1> to the north northeast of the Ashton that is located in Osceola County.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Providence County community of Ashton.
    • South Carolina
      • Colleton County
      • This Ashton is located in Colleton County and lies 329 miles [529.5 km]<1> to the north of the Ashton that is located in Osceola County.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Colleton County community of Ashton.
    • South Dakota
      • Spink County
      • This Ashton is located in Spink County and lies 1,493 miles [2,402.8 km]<1> to the northwest of the Ashton that is located in Osceola County.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Spink County community of Ashton.
    • West Virginia
      • Mason County
      • This Ashton is located in Mason County and lies 718 miles [1,155.5 km]<1> to the north of the Ashton that is located in Osceola County.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Mason County community of Ashton.
    • Wisconsin
      • Dane County
      • This Ashton is located in Dane County and lies 1,127 miles [1,813.7 km]<1> to the north northwest of the Ashton that is located in Osceola County.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Dane County community of Ashton.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Ashton ...

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.

  • Celebration
    (18 miles [29 km] to the west)
  • Flamingo
    (12 miles [19.3 km] to the northwest)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Flamingo have been provided by the GNIS.<5> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Flamingo
    • Flamingo is located in Orange County
  • Harmony
    (7 miles [11.3 km] to the southeast)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Harmony have been provided by the GNIS.<5> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Harmony
    • Harmony is located in Osceola County
  • Hunters Creek
    (13 miles [20.9 km] to the northwest)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hunters Creek have been provided by the GNIS.<5> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hunters Creek
    • Hunters Creek is located in Orange County
  • Kissimmee
    (11 miles [17.7 km] to the west)
  • Pine Castle
    (17 miles [27.4 km] to the northwest)
  • Sand Lake
    (19 miles [30.6 km] to the northwest)
  • Sky Lake
    (17 miles [27.4 km] to the northwest)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Sky Lake have been provided by the GNIS.<5> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sky Lake
    • Sky Lake is located in Orange County
  • Tangelo Park
    (18 miles [29 km] to the northwest)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Tangelo Park have been provided by the GNIS.<5> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Tangelo Park
    • Tangelo Park is located in Orange County
  • Vineland
    (18 miles [29 km] to the northwest)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Vineland have been provided by the GNIS.<5> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Vineland
    • Vineland is located in Orange County

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

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

  • Kissimmee, which is the Seat of Osceola County, lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the west northwest. If you could walk a straight line from Ashton to Kissimmee, with an average speed<6> 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 237 miles [381.4 km] to the northwest (NW). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take nearly four hours, a buggy would take 10 days and walking would take 14 days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC) is 774 miles [1,245.6 km] to the north northeast (NNE). Driving would take just about two full days, a buggy would take 31 days and walking would take 44 days.
  • The shortest distance<7> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 6,549 miles [10,539.6 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<8>
  • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 7,215 miles [11,611.4 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<9>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 5,117 miles [8,235 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<10>

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

The official website for Osceola County: www.osceola.org/

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

Footnotes ...

<1>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a '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- Ashton) to Point B.Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Ashton. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 28.2464, Longitude: -81.2440       In this case, the coordinates for Ashton have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<2>If we encounter the name of what might be a community, our methodology is to add that name to our Gazetteer as a placeholder. As we find more information about that community, it will be added to our Gazetteer.

Just as a reminder: Our definition of a community is rather broad and includes those places (or areas) where several families lived and had a name which identified that place. For example, you might hear somebody say that they are going over to Rock Creek to see Pete ... Rock Creek is just a gas station and a couple of homes at the crossroads. While it might not be on the map, everybody in the area knows it by that name.

Places of interest include buildings at a crossroad, several families clustered in a hollow or maybe the location of a way station. It also includes places like mines, lumber camps, ferry crossings, etc. The community might still exist, is now gone or only existed for just a short period of time.

Also keep in mind that Ashton could have been on the original document by mistake, misspelled, the original/alternate name of a community that we've listed elsewhere or was placed in the wrong county. Sometimes a post office or train station would have a different name than the community where it's located, so two names might be referring to the same community - we're working to straighten it all out.
<3>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 Ashton, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.
<4>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<5>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 found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.
<6>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.
<7>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 Ashton to the Middle East to be East and South, the Great Circle Route actually lies to the North and East.
<8>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Jerusalem is 310.212 degrees.
<9>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 304.554 degrees.
<10>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 309.444 degrees.









 

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