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Introduction ...

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

This page contains four sections:

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

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

  • Franklin [Map], which is the Seat of Johnson County, lies just to the North Northwest.
  • Indianapolis [Map], which is the State Capital of Indiana, lies 25 miles [40.2 km] to the North Northwest (NNW). If you could walk a straight line from Amity to Indianapolis, with an average speed<2> 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 most of a day.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 481 miles [774.1 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 6,238 miles [10,039.1 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 6,966 miles [11,210.7 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 4,843 miles [7,794.1 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Amity ...

We have found 24 communities that share the name Amity.

While the name Amity is unique within Indiana, we know of another 24 communities with the same name in the United States.


Communities Outside of Indiana

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Alabama

Jefferson County

Our profile page for Amity, Jefferson County
We found mention of this community, but have little information.<7>
Although located in Jefferson County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

Arkansas

Clark County

Our profile page for Amity, Clark County   [Map]
Distance: About 544 miles [875.5 km] to the Southwest

Howard County

Our profile page for Amity, Howard County   [Map]
This community is historic.<8>
Distance: About 577 miles [928.6 km] to the Southwest

Colorado

Prowers County

Our profile page for Amity, Prowers County
We found mention of this community, but have little information.
Although located in Prowers County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

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Connecticut

New Haven County

Our profile page for Amity, New Haven County
We found mention of this community, but have little information.
Although located in New Haven County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

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Georgia

Lincoln County

Our profile page for Amity, Lincoln County   [Map]
Distance: About 442 miles [711.3 km] to the South Southeast

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Illinois

Richland County

Our profile page for Amity, Richland County   [Map]
Distance: About 112 miles [180.2 km] to the West Southwest

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Iowa

Scott County

Our profile page for Amity, Scott County
We found mention of this community, but have little information.
Although located in Scott County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

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Kansas

Jewell County

Our profile page for Amity, Jewell County
We found mention of this community, but have little information.
Although located in Jewell County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

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Kentucky

Hardin County

Our profile page for Amity, Hardin County
We found mention of this community, but have little information.
Although located in Hardin County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

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Maine

Aroostook County

Our profile page for Amity, Aroostook County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,021 miles [1,643.1 km] to the East Northeast

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Missouri

DeKalb County

Our profile page for Amity, DeKalb County   [Map]
Distance: About 449 miles [722.6 km] to the West

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New York

Orange County

Our profile page for Amity, Orange County   [Map]
Distance: About 620 miles [997.8 km] to the East Northeast

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North Carolina

Iredell County

Our profile page for Amity, Iredell County
We found mention of this community, but have little information.
Although located in Iredell County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

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Ohio

Hamilton County

Our profile page for Amity, Hamilton County   [Map]
Distance: About 86 miles [138.4 km] to the East

Knox County

Our profile page for Amity, Knox County   [Map]
Distance: About 204 miles [328.3 km] to the East Northeast

Madison County

Our profile page for Amity, Madison County   [Map]
Distance: About 152 miles [244.6 km] to the East Northeast

Mahoning County

Our profile page for Amity, Mahoning County
This community is historic.
Although located in Mahoning County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

Montgomery County

Our profile page for Amity, Montgomery County   [Map]
Distance: About 90 miles [144.8 km] to the East Northeast

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Oregon

Yamhill County

Our profile page for Amity, Yamhill County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,923 miles [3,094.8 km] to the West Northwest

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Pennsylvania

Bucks County

Our profile page for Amity, Bucks County   [Map]
Distance: About 571 miles [918.9 km] to the East

Washington County

Our profile page for Amity, Washington County   [Map]
Distance: About 310 miles [498.9 km] to the East

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Tennessee

Cannon County

Our profile page for Amity, Cannon County   [Map]
Distance: About 257 miles [413.6 km] to the South

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Texas

Comanche County

Our profile page for Amity, Comanche County   [Map]
Distance: About 881 miles [1,417.8 km] to the West Southwest

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Curious and Interesting Names Near Amity ...

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.

Boggstown   -   10 miles [16.1 km] to the Northeast of Amity   [Map]
Bud   -   9 miles [14.5 km] to the West   [Map]
Cuba   -   5 miles [8 km] to the South   [Map]
Edinburgh   -   5 miles [8 km] to the South   [Map]
Flat Rock   -   10 miles [16.1 km] to the Southeast   [Map]
Franklin   -   5 miles [8 km] to the Northwest   [Map]
Hopewell   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the Northwest   [Map]
Kansas   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the South   [Map]
Lewis Creek   -   9 miles [14.5 km] to the East   [Map]
Mount Pleasant   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the West   [Map]
Pleasant View Village   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the South   [Map]
Providence   -   10 miles [16.1 km] to the Northwest   [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 Amity. 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.

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 25 miles [40.2 km] to the north of Amity

Indianapolis [Map] is located 25 miles [40.2 km] to the north of Amity

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Robert 'Tiny' Baldwin<9>
 
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 25 miles [40.2 km] to the north of Amity

Find-A-Grave Memorial: James Baskett
 
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 25 miles [40.2 km] to the north of Amity

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 25 miles [40.2 km] to the north of Amity

Indianapolis [Map] is located 25 miles [40.2 km] to the north of Amity

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 25 miles [40.2 km] to the north of Amity

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Oscar McKinley Charleston
 
William Merritt Chase
  Artist. He was born in Nineveh (Indiana) on Thursday November 1, 1849 and died in New York (New York) on Wednesday October 25, 1916 at an age of 66. He was buried at Green Wood Cemetery (Kings County, New York) [Map].

Nineveh [Map] is located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the southwest of Amity

Find-A-Grave Memorial: William Merritt Chase
 
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 25 miles [40.2 km] to the north of Amity

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 25 miles [40.2 km] to the north of Amity

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 25 miles [40.2 km] to the north of Amity

Find-A-Grave Memorial: John Kerins
 
Blair Armstrong Kiel
  Professional football. He was born in Columbus (Indiana) on Wednesday November 29, 1961 and died in Columbus (Indiana) on Sunday April 8, 2012 at an age of 50. He was buried at Riverview Cemetery (Jackson County, Indiana) [Map].

Columbus [Map] is located 15 miles [24.1 km] to the south of Amity

Columbus [Map] is located 15 miles [24.1 km] to the south of Amity

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Blair Armstrong Kiel
 
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 25 miles [40.2 km] to the north of Amity

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 25 miles [40.2 km] to the north of Amity

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 28 miles [45.1 km] to the northwest of Amity

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Forrest Tucker

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Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Johnson County: www.co.johnson.in.us/

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' distance that starts in Amity. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Amity) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Amity. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 39.4262, Longitude: -86.0011     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Amity 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 Amity 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 313.375 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 309.77 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 308.49 degrees.

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<7>If we encounter the name of what might be a community, our methodology is to add that name to our Gazetteer as a placeholder. As we find more information about that community, it will be added to our Gazetteer.

Just as a reminder: Our definition of a community is rather broad and includes those places (or areas) where several families lived and had a name which identified that place. For example, you might hear somebody say that they are going over to Bird Creek to see Pete ... Bird Creek is just a gas station and a couple of homes at the crossroads. While it might not be on the map, everybody in the area knows it by that name.

Places of interest include buildings at a crossroad, several families clustered in a hollow or maybe the location of a way station. It also includes places like mines, lumber camps, ferry crossings, etc. The community might still exist, is now gone or only existed for just a short period of time.

Also keep in mind that Amity could have been on the original document by mistake, misspelled, the original/alternate name of a community that we've listed elsewhere or was placed in the wrong county. Sometimes a post office or train station would have a different name than the community where it's located, so two names might be referring to the same community - we're working to straighten it all out.

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<8>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 Amity, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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<9>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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