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Introduction ...

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

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

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

  • Spencer [Map], which is the Seat of Owen County, lies 9 miles [14.5 km] to the South. If you could walk a straight line from Devore to Spencer, 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 39 miles [62.8 km] to the Northeast (NE). 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 [Map]) is 521 miles [838.5 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<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,267 miles [10,085.8 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 6,997 miles [11,260.6 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 4,874 miles [7,843.9 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Devore ...

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

Communities Outside of Indiana


San Bernardino County

Our profile page for Devore, San Bernardino County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,723 miles [2,772.9 km] to the West

Curious and Interesting Names Near Devore ...

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.

Alaska   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the Northeast of Devore   [Map]
Carp   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the South   [Map]
Cataract   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the West   [Map]
Cloverdale   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the North   [Map]
Cuba   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the Southwest   [Map]
Eminence   -   8 miles [12.9 km] to the Northeast   [Map]
Jenkinsville   -   9 miles [14.5 km] to the Northwest   [Map]
Jordan   -   9 miles [14.5 km] to the West   [Map]
Lewisville   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the Northeast   [Map]
Poland   -   10 miles [16.1 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 Devore. 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.

James William 'Bill' Byers
  Professional baseball. He was born in Bridgeton (Indiana) on Wednesday October 3, 1877 and died in Baltimore (Maryland) on Wednesday September 8, 1948 at an age of 70. He was buried at Loudon Park Cemetery (Baltimore City, Maryland) [Map].

Bridgeton [Map] is located 27 miles [43.5 km] to the northwest of Devore

Find-A-Grave Memorial: James William 'Bill' Byers<7>
Joe Dowell
  Singer. He was born in Bloomington (Indiana) on Tueday January 23, 1940 and died in Bloomington (Illinois) on Thursday February 4, 2016 at an age of 76. He was buried at Highland Lawn Cemetery (Vigo County, Indiana) [Map].

Bloomington [Map] is located 21 miles [33.8 km] to the southeast of Devore

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Joe Dowell
Jimmy Hoffa     (James Riddle Hoffa)
  Labor union leader - disappeared and never found. He was born in Brazil (Indiana) on Friday February 14, 1913

Brazil [Map] is located 20 miles [32.2 km] to the west of Devore

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Jimmy Hoffa
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 26 miles [41.8 km] to the northeast of Devore

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Forrest Tucker

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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' distance beginning in Devore. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Devore) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Devore. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 39.4298, Longitude: -86.7528     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Devore 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 Devore 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 313.856 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 310.322 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 308.837 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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