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Introduction ...

Below is our collection of tidbits, odds 'n ends for Ammon.

This page contains three sections:

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

With a nod to our favorite Gazetteers, the straight-line distance<1> beginning in Ammon to:

  • Idaho Falls [Map], which is the Seat of Bonneville County, lies just to the West Northwest.
  • Boise City [Map], which is the State Capital of Idaho, lies 212 miles [341.2 km] to the West (W). If you could drive a straight line from Ammon to Boise City, with an average speed<2>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 12 days. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take 9 days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 1,828 miles [2,941.9 km] to the East (E). Driving would take most of three days, a buggy would take 72 days and walking would take 104 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,834 miles [10,998.3 km] and it lies to the North Northeast (NNE).<4>
  • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba [Map]) is 7,603 miles [12,235.8 km] and it lies to the North Northeast (NNE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,601 miles [9,013.9 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Ammon ...

We have found 5 communities that share the name Ammon.

While the name Ammon is unique within Idaho, we know of another 5 communities with the same name in the United States and Canada.


Communities Outside of Idaho

Missouri

Boone County

Our profile page for Ammon, Boone County
This community is historic.<7>
Although located in Boone County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

New Brunswick

Our profile page for Ammon   [Map]
Distance: About 2,280 miles [3,669.3 km] to the East Northeast

North Carolina

Bladen County

Our profile page for Ammon, Bladen County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,870 miles [3,009.5 km] to the East

Virginia

Amelia County

Our profile page for Ammon, Amelia County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,836 miles [2,954.8 km] to the East

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Wyoming

Converse County

Our profile page for Ammon, Converse County   [Map]
Distance: About 349 miles [561.7 km] to the East

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Curious and Interesting Names Near Ammon ...

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 talk about such a name. If time permits and the community is not too far, we'll usually try to make a side-trip.

Bone   -   13 miles [20.9 km] to the Southeast of Ammon   [Map]
Cotton   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the Southwest   [Map]
Grant   -   11 miles [17.7 km] to the North   [Map]
Idaho Falls   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the West   [Map]
Lincoln   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the North   [Map]
Mitchell   -   9 miles [14.5 km] to the Southwest   [Map]
Ozone   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the Southeast   [Map]
Wolverine   -   13 miles [20.9 km] to the South   [Map]

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Index of Cities, Towns and Villages for Idaho

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Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Bonneville County: www.co.bonneville.id.us/

The official website for State of Idaho: www.state.id.us/



Footnotes ...

<1>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'point-to-point' distance starting from Ammon. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Ammon) 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 Ammon. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Ammon

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Ammon. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 43.4767, Longitude: -111.9551     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Ammon have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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<2>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.

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<3>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 Ammon to the Middle East to be East and South, the Great Circle Route actually lies to the North and East.

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<4>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Jerusalem is 332.203 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 332.046 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 321.574 degrees.

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<7>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 Ammon, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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