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Outdoor Activities ...

As we travel, we like to pursue some of our interests (such as astronomy and bird watching).

When in Bowers, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Bowers and the surrounding area.

  • Astronomy & Satellites ...
    • Whether using binoculars, a small telescope or the naked-eye, the Heavens-Above website can help you to find your way around the night-time sky. In addition to detailed sky charts, their website will help you find planets, asteriods, comets, satellites and their tracks across the sky.
    • To give accurate results, Heavens-Above requires the latitude and longitude of your location. As a starting point, when we link to Heavens-Above, we pass this GPS location for Bowers:
    • 40.156983, -86.724728
    • Once you're on the Heavens-Above website, you can improve its accuracy by giving a more precise longitude and latitude as your actual position.
    • The Heavens-Above Website, centered on Bowers
  • Waymarking ...
    • Looking for somewhere out of the ordinary? Find a unique place and want to share it with others? Then it's time to visit Waymarking.com:
    • Waymark.com

Communities Also Named Bowers ...

We have found eleven communities that share the name Bowers.

Within Indiana, the name Bowers is unique.

Beyond Indiana, we know of another eleven communities that are located throughout in the United States.

  • Communities Elsewhere In North America ...
    • Delaware
      • Kent County
      • This Bowers is located in Kent County and lies 606 miles [975.3 km]<1> to the east of the Bowers that is located in Montgomery County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bowers
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Kent County community of Bowers.
    • Georgia
      • Crawford County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<2> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Georgia community of Bowers [Crawford County].
    • Oklahoma
      • Latimer County
      • This Bowers is located in Latimer County and lies 597 miles [960.8 km]<1> to the southwest of the Bowers that is located in Montgomery County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bowers
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Latimer County community of Bowers.
    • Pennsylvania
      • Berks County
      • This Bowers is located in Berks County and lies 578 miles [930.2 km]<1> to the east of the Bowers that is located in Montgomery County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bowers
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Berks County community of Bowers.
    • South Carolina
      • Hampton County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<2> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the South Carolina community of Bowers [Hampton County].
    • Texas
      • Milam County
      • This Bowers is located in Milam County and lies 866 miles [1,393.7 km]<1> to the southwest of the Bowers that is located in Montgomery County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bowers
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Milam County community of Bowers.
      • Polk County
      • Although located in Polk County, we don't know the location within the county.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Polk County community of Bowers.
    • Virginia
      • Chesapeake City
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<2> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Virginia community of Bowers [Chesapeake City].
      • Southampton County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information. For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Virginia community of Bowers [Southampton County].
      • Stafford County
      • This Bowers is located in Stafford County and lies 513 miles [825.6 km]<1> to the east of the Bowers that is located in Montgomery County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bowers
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Stafford County community of Bowers.
    • Wisconsin
      • Walworth County
      • This Bowers is located in Walworth County and lies 196 miles [315.4 km]<1> to the north northwest of the Bowers that is located in Montgomery County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bowers
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Walworth County community of Bowers.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Bowers ...

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

  • Advance [Boone County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Advance
    • Advance [Boone County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<1> to the southeast of Bowers
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 514 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Advance have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Advance
  • Dover [Boone County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Dover
    • Dover [Boone County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the southeast of Bowers
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Dover have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Dover
  • Fickle [Clinton County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Fickle
    • Fickle [Clinton County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the north of Bowers
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Fickle
  • Log Cabin Crossroads [Montgomery County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Log Cabin Crossroads
    • Log Cabin Crossroads [Montgomery County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the south of Bowers
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Log Cabin Crossroads have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Log Cabin Crossroads
  • Continue List   (7 more) ...
    • Mace [Montgomery County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mace
      • Mace [Montgomery County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the south of Bowers
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mace
    • Mechanicsburg [Boone County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mechanicsburg
      • Mechanicsburg [Boone County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<1> to the east of Bowers
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Mechanicsburg have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mechanicsburg
    • Mulberry [Clinton County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mulberry
      • Mulberry [Clinton County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<1> to the north of Bowers
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,213 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mulberry
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Mulberry<4>
    • Pike [Boone County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pike
      • Pike [Boone County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<1> to the east of Bowers
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pike
    • Smartsburg [Montgomery County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Smartsburg
      • Smartsburg [Montgomery County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the southwest of Bowers
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Smartsburg
    • Thorntown [Boone County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Thorntown
      • Thorntown [Boone County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the east of Bowers
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,563 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Thorntown
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Thorntown<4>
    • Woodside Park [Clinton County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Woodside Park
      • Woodside Park [Clinton County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<1> to the northeast of Bowers
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Woodside Park have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Woodside Park

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 Bowers. 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.

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    • William Fritz 'Dick the Bruiser' Afflis, Jr.     (Professional football)
    • Richard Sanders Barbee     (Actor)
    • Adelle Davis     (Author)
    • Louise Fazenda     (Actress)
    • Will Geer     (Actor, musician, social activist)
      • Born: William Aughe Ghere
      • Actor, musician, social activist. He was born in Frankfort (IN) on March 9, 1902 (a Sunday) and died in Los Angeles (CA) on April 22, 1978 (a Saturday) at the age of 76.
      • Frankfort is located 14 miles [22.5 km] to the northeast of Bowers.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Will Geer<5>
    • Lou Harrison     (Composer)
      • Full name: Lou Silver Harrison
      • Composer. He was born in Portland (OR) on May 14, 1917 (a Monday) and died in Lafayette (IN) on February 2, 2003 (a Sunday) at the age of 85. The body was cremated.
      • Lafayette is located 18 miles [29 km] to the north of Bowers.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Lou Harrison<5>
    • Meredith Nicholson     (Author)
      • Author. He was born in Crawfordsville (IN) on December 9, 1866 (a Sunday) and died in Indianapolis (IN) on December 20, 1947 (a Saturday) at the age of 81. He is buried at Crown Hill Cemetery (Marion County, Indiana).
      • Crawfordsville is located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the southwest of Bowers.
      • Indianapolis is located 40 miles [64.4 km] to the southeast of Bowers.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Meredith Nicholson<5>
    • John P. Saunders     (Cartoonist)
      • Cartoonist. He was born in Crawfordsville (IN) on September 9, 1924 (a Tueday) and died in Toledo (OH) on November 15, 2003 (a Saturday) at the age of 79. He is buried at Wakeman Cemetery (Lucas County, Ohio).
      • Crawfordsville is located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the southwest of Bowers.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: John P. Saunders<5>
    • Vesto Melvin Slipher     (Astronomer)
    • Susan Arnold Elston Wallace     (Author)
      • Author. She was born in Crawfordsville (IN) on December 25, 1830 (a Saturday) and died in Crawfordsville (IN) on October 1, 1907 (a Tueday) at the age of 76. She is buried at Oak Hill Cemetery (Montgomery County, Indiana).
      • Crawfordsville is located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the southwest of Bowers.
      • Crawfordsville is located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the southwest of Bowers.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Susan Arnold Elston Wallace<5>

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

With a nod to our favorite Gazetteers, the straight-line distance beginning in Bowers and extending to:

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    • Crawfordsville, which is the Seat of Montgomery County and lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the southwest. If you could walk a straight line from Bowers to Crawfordsville, with an average speed<6> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take five to six hours to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take nearly four hours.
    • Indianapolis, which is the State Capital of Indiana, lies 40 miles [64.4 km] to the southeast (SE). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take less than an hour, a buggy would take just about two full days and walking would take over two days.
    • The White House (Washington, DC) is 522 miles [840.1 km] to the east (E). Driving would take just over a day, a buggy would take 21 days and walking would take 30 days.
    • The shortest distance<7> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 6,231 miles [10,027.8 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<8>
    • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 6,963 miles [11,205.9 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<9>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 4,842 miles [7,792.4 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<10>

Other Roadside Stops ...

Cities, Towns and Villages of Indiana

About Montgomery County

About Indiana

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

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

Footnotes ...

<1>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Bowers) to Point B.Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Bowers. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 40.1570, Longitude: -86.7247       In this case, the coordinates for Bowers have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<2>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 Bowers 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.
<3>The location has been supplied by the Geographic Names Information System - which is maintained by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). While these values should be definitive, we have found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.
<4>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<5>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.
<6>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.
<7>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 Bowers to the Middle East to be East and South, the Great Circle Route actually lies to the North and East.
<8>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Jerusalem is 313.843 degrees.
<9>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 310.41 degrees.
<10>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 308.621 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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