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Ambia, Indiana

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Introduction ...

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

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

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

  • Fowler [Map], which is the Seat of Benton County, lies 13 miles [20.9 km] to the Northeast. If you could walk a straight line from Ambia to Fowler, with an average speed<2> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take 6 hours to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take four to five hours.
  • Indianapolis [Map], which is the State Capital of Indiana, lies 87 miles [140 km] to the Southeast (SE). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take less than two hours, a buggy would take most of three days and walking would take 5 days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 567 miles [912.5 km] to the East (E). Driving would take just over a day, a buggy would take 23 days and walking would take 33 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,245 miles [10,050.4 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 6,980 miles [11,233.2 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 4,860 miles [7,821.4 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Ambia ...

While the name Ambia is unique within Indiana, we know of one more community in the United States.

Communities Outside of Indiana


Lamar County

Our profile page for Ambia, Lamar County   [Map]
Distance: About 653 miles [1,050.9 km] to the Southwest

Curious and Interesting Names Near Ambia ...

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.

Carbondale   -   12 miles [19.3 km] to the Southeast of Ambia   [Map]
Chase   -   9 miles [14.5 km] to the East   [Map]
Fargo   -   12 miles [19.3 km] to the East   [Map]
Free   -   9 miles [14.5 km] to the North   [Map]
Freeland Park   -   8 miles [12.9 km] to the North   [Map]
Handy   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the East   [Map]
Heaton (IL)   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the Southwest   [Map]
Hooker Corner   -   10 miles [16.1 km] to the East   [Map]
Judyville   -   11 miles [17.7 km] to the Southeast   [Map]
Rainsville   -   11 miles [17.7 km] to the Southeast   [Map]
Rocky Ford   -   11 miles [17.7 km] to the Southeast   [Map]
Sycamore Corner   -   9 miles [14.5 km] to the Southeast   [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 Ambia. 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.

Fern Andra     (Born as Vernal Edna Andrews)
  Actress, writer, producer, director. She was born in Watseka (Illinois) on Tueday October 24, 1893 and died in Aiken (South Carolina) on Monday February 18, 1974 at an age of 80. She was buried at Cedar Hill Cemetery (Hartford County, Connecticut) [Map].

Watseka [Map] is located 22 miles [35.4 km] to the northwest of Ambia

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Fern Andra<7>

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Off-the-Road Links ...

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Footnotes ...

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

If you need the driving distance (or directions), we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Ambia. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Ambia

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Ambia. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 40.4897, Longitude: -87.5163     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Ambia 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 Ambia 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 314.359 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 311.047 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 308.905 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:

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