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Introduction ...

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

This page contains four sections:

How Far From Allisonville to ...

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

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

  • Indianapolis [Map], which is the Seat of Marion County, lies 10 miles [16.1 km] to the South Southwest. If you could walk a straight line from Allisonville to Indianapolis, with an average speed<2> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take four to five hours to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take a little over three hours.
  • Indianapolis [Map], which is the State Capital of Indiana, lies 10 miles [16.1 km] to the South Southwest (SSW). The buggy would take a little over three hours and walking would take four to five hours.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 487 miles [783.8 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 19 days and walking would take 28 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,218 miles [10,006.9 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 6,948 miles [11,181.7 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 4,826 miles [7,766.7 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Allisonville ...

While the name Allisonville is unique within Indiana, we know of one more community in Canada.


Communities Outside of Indiana

Ontario

Our profile page for Allisonville   [Map]
Distance: About 529 miles [851.3 km] to the Northeast

Curious and Interesting Names Near Allisonville ...

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.

Bluestone   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the Northeast of Allisonville   [Map]
Cedar Cove   -   Less than 2 miles to the Northeast   [Map]
Chesterton   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the Northwest   [Map]
Echo Crest   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the Northwest   [Map]
Forest Ridge   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the Northeast   [Map]
Harvard Park   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the North   [Map]
Heritage Meadows   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the Northeast   [Map]
Hickory Woods   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the Northeast   [Map]
Home Place   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the Northwest   [Map]
Ivy Hills   -   Less than 2 miles to the Southeast   [Map]
Mayflower Meadows   -   Less than 2 miles to the South   [Map]
Meridian Hills   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the West   [Map]
Orchard Park   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the Northwest   [Map]
Ravenswood   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the Southwest   [Map]
River Edge   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the Northeast   [Map]
Round Up   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the North   [Map]
Spring Hollow   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the West   [Map]
Spring Mill Woods   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the West   [Map]
Timber Springs   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the Northeast   [Map]
Trails End   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the North   [Map]
White Horse Rapids   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the North   [Map]
Williams Creek   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the West   [Map]

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 Allisonville. 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.

Charles Benjamin 'Babe' Adams
  Major League Baseball. He was born in Tipton (Indiana) on Thursday May 18, 1882 and died on Saturday July 27, 1968 at an age of 86. He was buried at Mt. Moriah Cemetery (Harrison County, Missouri) [Map].

Tipton [Map] is located 26 miles [41.8 km] to the north of Allisonville

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Charles Benjamin 'Babe' Adams<7>
 
Robert 'Tiny' Baldwin
  Negro League Baseball. He was born in Indianapolis (Indiana) on Tueday February 16, 1904 and died in Indianapolis (Indiana) on Thursday May 14, 1959 at an age of 55. He was buried at Crown Hill Cemetery (Marion County, Indiana) [Map].

Indianapolis [Map] is located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the southwest of Allisonville

Indianapolis [Map] is located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the southwest of Allisonville

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Robert 'Tiny' Baldwin
 
James Baskett
  Actor. He was born in Indianapolis (Indiana) on Tueday February 16, 1904 and died in Los Angeles (California) on Friday July 9, 1948 at an age of 44. He was buried at Crown Hill Cemetery (Marion County, Indiana) [Map].

Indianapolis [Map] is located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the southwest of Allisonville

Find-A-Grave Memorial: James Baskett
 
Claude Gernade Bowers
  Author, politician. He was born in Westfield (Indiana) on Thursday November 20, 1879 and died in New York (New York) on Tueday January 21, 1958 at an age of 78. He was buried at Highland Lawn Cemetery (Vigo County, Indiana) [Map].

Westfield [Map] is located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the north of Allisonville

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Claude Gernade Bowers
 
Ray Matthews Brown
  Musician. He was born in Pittsburgh (Pennsylvania) on Wednesday October 13, 1926 and died in Indianapolis (Indiana) on Tueday July 2, 2002 at an age of 75. He was buried at Hollywood Hills Forest Lawn Memorial Park (Los Angeles County, California) [Map].

Indianapolis [Map] is located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the southwest of Allisonville

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Ray Matthews Brown
 
Owen Joseph 'Donie' Bush
  Major League Baseball. He was born in Indianapolis (Indiana) on Saturday October 8, 1887 and died in Indianapolis (Indiana) on Tueday March 28, 1972 at an age of 84. He was buried at Holy Cross & St. Joseph Cemetery (Marion County, Indiana) [Map].

Indianapolis [Map] is located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the southwest of Allisonville

Indianapolis [Map] is located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the southwest of Allisonville

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Owen Joseph 'Donie' Bush
 
Oscar McKinley Charleston
  Professional baseball. He was born in Indianapolis (Indiana) on Tueday January 14, 1896 and died in Philadelphia (Pennsylvania) on Tueday October 5, 1954 at an age of 58. He was buried at Floral Park Cemetery (Marion County, Indiana) [Map].

Indianapolis [Map] is located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the southwest of Allisonville

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Oscar McKinley Charleston
 
John Herbert Dillinger
  Crime figure. He was born in Indianapolis (Indiana) on Monday June 22, 1903 and died in Chicago (Illinois) on Sunday July 22, 1934 at an age of 31. He was buried at Crown Hill Cemetery (Marion County, Indiana) [Map].

Indianapolis [Map] is located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the southwest of Allisonville

Find-A-Grave Memorial: John Herbert Dillinger
 
Benjamin Harrison
  23th President of the US (1889 - 1893). He was born in North Bend (Ohio) on Tueday August 20, 1833 and died in Indianapolis (Indiana) on Wednesday March 13, 1901 at an age of 67. He was buried at Crown Hill Cemetery (Marion County, Indiana) [Map].

Indianapolis [Map] is located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the southwest of Allisonville

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Benjamin Harrison
 
John Kerins
  Major League Baseball. He was born in Indianapolis (Indiana) on Thursday July 15, 1858 and died in Louisville (Kentucky) on Monday September 8, 1919 at an age of 61. He was buried at Cave Hill Cemetery (Jefferson County, Kentucky) [Map].

Indianapolis [Map] is located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the southwest of Allisonville

Find-A-Grave Memorial: John Kerins
 
Priscilla Lawson     (Born as Priscilla Shortridge)
  Actress. She was born in Indianapolis (Indiana) on Sunday March 8, 1914 and died in Los Angeles (California) on Wednesday August 27, 1958 at an age of 44. She was buried at Live Oak Memorial Park (Los Angeles County, California) [Map].

Indianapolis [Map] is located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the southwest of Allisonville

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Priscilla Lawson
 
Noble Lee Sissle
  Bandleader, composer, singer, playwright. He was born in Indianapolis (Indiana) on Wednesday July 10, 1889 and died in Tampa (Florida) on Wednesday December 17, 1975 at an age of 86. He was buried at Long Island National Cemetery (Suffolk County, New York) [Map].

Indianapolis [Map] is located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the southwest of Allisonville

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Noble Lee Sissle
 
Forrest Tucker     (Forrest Meredith Tucker)
  Actor. He was born in Plainfield (Indiana) on Wednesday February 12, 1919 and died in Los Angeles (California) on Saturday October 25, 1986 at an age of 67. He was buried at Hollywood Hills Forest Lawn Memorial Park (Los Angeles County, California) [Map].

Plainfield [Map] is located 21 miles [33.8 km] to the southwest of Allisonville

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Forrest Tucker

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Footnotes ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Allisonville. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 39.9050, Longitude: -86.0783     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Allisonville 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 Allisonville 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 313.426 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 309.897 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 308.389 degrees.

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<7>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.

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