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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 Astor Park, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Astor Park 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 Astor Park:
    • 29.153591, -81.572018
    • 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 Astor Park
  • 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 Astor Park ...

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.

  • Bakerstown [Volusia County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bakerstown
    • Bakerstown [Volusia County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<1> to the north of Astor Park
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Bakerstown have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bakerstown
  • Barberville [Volusia County]
  • Chain O'Lakes [Lake County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Chain O'Lakes
    • Chain O'Lakes [Lake County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<1> to the south of Astor Park
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Chain O'Lakes have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Chain O'Lakes
  • Confer [Lake County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Confer
    • Confer [Lake County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<1> to the south of Astor Park
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Confer have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Confer
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    • Crows Bluff [Lake County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Crows Bluff
      • Crows Bluff [Lake County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<1> to the southeast of Astor Park
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Crows Bluff have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Crows Bluff
    • Daisy Lake [Volusia County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Daisy Lake
      • Daisy Lake [Volusia County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<1> to the southeast of Astor Park
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Daisy Lake have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Daisy Lake
    • Deadman Landing [Volusia County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Deadman Landing
      • Deadman Landing [Volusia County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the north of Astor Park
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Deadman Landing have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Deadman Landing
    • Fullerville [Lake County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Fullerville
      • Fullerville [Lake County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<1> to the southeast of Astor Park
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Fullerville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Fullerville
    • Joseph M Hernandez Grant [Marion County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Joseph M Hernandez Grant
      • Joseph M Hernandez Grant [Marion County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<1> to the northwest of Astor Park
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Joseph M Hernandez Grant have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Joseph M Hernandez Grant
    • Mosquito Grove [Lake County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mosquito Grove
      • Mosquito Grove [Lake County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the southeast of Astor Park
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Mosquito Grove have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mosquito Grove
    • Paisley [Lake County]
    • Yellow Bluff [Lake County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Yellow Bluff
      • Yellow Bluff [Lake County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the northwest of Astor Park
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Yellow Bluff have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Yellow Bluff

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 Astor Park. 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 ...
    • Kate 'Ma' Barker     (Crime figure)
      • Crime figure. She was born in Ash Grove (Missouri) on Wednesday October 8, 1873 and died in Ocklawaha (Florida) on Wednesday January 16, 1935 at the age of 61.
      • Ocklawaha is located 22 miles [35.4 km] to the west of Astor Park.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Kate 'Ma' Barker<4>
    • Edward Glenn 'Fireball' Roberts     (Race car driver)
    • Noble 'Thin Man' Watts     (Musician)
      • Musician. He was born in De Land (Florida) on Wednesday February 17, 1926 and died in De Land (Florida) on Tueday August 24, 2004 at the age of 78. He is buried at Union Cemetery (Volusia County, Florida).
      • De Land is located 18 miles [29 km] to the southeast of Astor Park.
      • De Land is located 18 miles [29 km] to the southeast of Astor Park.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Noble 'Thin Man' Watts<4>

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

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

  • View Our List ...
    • Tavares, which is the Seat of Lake County and lies 26 miles [41.8 km]<1> to the south southwest. If you could walk a straight line from Astor Park to Tavares, with an average speed<5> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take just about two full days to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take just over a day.
    • Tallahassee, which is the State Capital of Florida, lies 184 miles [296.1 km] to the west northwest (WNW). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take a little over three hours, a buggy would take 8 days and walking would take 11 days.
    • The White House (Washington, DC) is 720 miles [1,158.7 km] to the north northeast (NNE). Driving would take just about two full days, a buggy would take 29 days and walking would take 41 days.
    • The shortest distance<6> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 6,524 miles [10,499.4 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<7>
    • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 7,196 miles [11,580.8 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<8>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 5,092 miles [8,194.8 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<9>

Other Roadside Stops ...

Communities in Florida

About Lake County

About Florida

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Lake County: www.lakegovernment.com/

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 drawn from Point A (ie- Astor Park) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Astor Park. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 29.1536, Longitude: -81.5720       In this case, the coordinates for Astor Park 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 Astor Park 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 310.442 degrees.
<8>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 304.945 degrees.
<9>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 309.347 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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