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Introduction ...

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

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How Far From Allen Crossing to ...

We spend a lot of time looking through Gazetteers & Almanacs that were published in the late 1800's and early 1900's. Many of the Gazetteers include the distance from a community such as Allen Crossing to various places of note, such as the White House.

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

  • Versailles [Map], which is the Seat of Ripley County, lies just to the Southeast.
  • Indianapolis [Map], which is the State Capital of Indiana, lies 64 miles [103 km] to the Northwest (NW). If you could walk a straight line from Allen Crossing to Indianapolis, with an average speed<2> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take most of three days to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take about three full days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 444 miles [714.5 km] to the East (E). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take most of a day, a buggy would take 18 days and walking would take 26 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,227 miles [10,021.4 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<4>
  • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba [Map]) is 6,952 miles [11,188.2 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 4,828 miles [7,769.9 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Curious and Interesting Names Near Allen Crossing ...

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.

Correct   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the South of Allen Crossing   [Map]
Delaware   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the Northeast   [Map]
Jolleyville   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the South   [Map]
Lookout   -   8 miles [12.9 km] to the Northeast   [Map]
Napoleon   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the North   [Map]
Nebraska   -   8 miles [12.9 km] to the West   [Map]
Otter Village   -   Less than 2 miles to the Northwest   [Map]
Pierceville   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the East   [Map]
Prattsburg   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the Northeast   [Map]
Stringtown   -   8 miles [12.9 km] to the East   [Map]

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The official website for Ripley County: www.ripleycounty.com/

The official website for State of Indiana: www.in.gov/



Footnotes ...

<1>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) distance beginning in Allen Crossing. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Allen Crossing) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Allen Crossing. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 39.1039, Longitude: -85.3169     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Allen Crossing 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 Allen Crossing 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 312.939 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 309.226 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 308.268 degrees.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Allen Crossing.



 
 
 

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