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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 Pence, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Pence 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 Pence:
    • 40.362129, -87.511600
    • 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 Pence
  • 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 Pence ...

We have found seven communities that share the name Pence.

Within Indiana, the name Pence is unique.

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

  • Communities Elsewhere In North America ...
    • Alabama
      • Morgan County
      • This Pence is located in Morgan County and lies 410 miles [659.8 km]<1> to the south of the Pence that is located in Warren County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pence
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Morgan County community of Pence.
    • Kansas
      • Scott County
      • This Pence is located in Scott County and lies 731 miles [1,176.4 km]<1> to the west of the Pence that is located in Warren County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pence
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Scott County community of Pence.
    • Kentucky
      • Lewis County
      • This Pence is located in Lewis County and lies 241 miles [387.9 km]<1> to the east southeast of the Pence that is located in Warren County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pence
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Lewis County community of Pence.
      • Wolfe County
      • This Pence is located in Wolfe County and lies 287 miles [461.9 km] to the southeast of the Pence that is located in Warren County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pence
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Wolfe County community of Pence.
    • Tennessee
      • Dyer 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 Tennessee community of Pence [Dyer County].
    • Wisconsin
      • Ashland 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 Wisconsin community of Pence [Ashland County].
      • Iron County
      • This Pence is located in Iron County and lies 440 miles [708.1 km]<1> to the north northwest of the Pence that is located in Warren County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pence
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Iron County community of Pence.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Pence ...

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.

  • Carbondale [Warren County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Carbondale
    • Carbondale [Warren County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the east of Pence
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Carbondale have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Carbondale
  • Five Points [Warren County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Five Points
    • Five Points [Warren County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the east of Pence
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Five Points have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Five Points
  • Handy [Benton County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Handy
    • Handy [Benton County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the north of Pence
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Handy have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Handy
  • Heaton [Vermilion County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Heaton
    • Heaton [Vermilion County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the northwest of Pence
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Heaton have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Heaton
  • Continue List   (5 more) ...
    • Judyville [Warren County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Judyville
      • Judyville [Warren County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the east of Pence
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Judyville have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Judyville
    • Kramer [Warren County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Kramer
      • Kramer [Warren County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the east of Pence
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Kramer have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Kramer
    • Rainsville [Warren County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rainsville
      • Rainsville [Warren County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the east of Pence
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Rainsville have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rainsville
    • Rocky Ford [Warren County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rocky Ford
      • Rocky Ford [Warren County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the east of Pence
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Rocky Ford have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rocky Ford
    • Sycamore Corner [Warren County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sycamore Corner
      • Sycamore Corner [Warren County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the east of Pence
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Sycamore Corner have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sycamore Corner

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 Pence. 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.

  • View Our List ...
    • Morris Ankrum     (Actor)
      • Born: Stephen Morris Nussbaum
      • Actor. He was born in Danville (IL) on August 27, 1896 (a Thursday) and died in Pasadena (CA) on September 2, 1964 (a Wednesday) at the age of 68. He is buried at Spring Hill Cemetery (Vermilion County, Illinois).
      • Danville is located 16 miles [25.7 km] to the south of Pence.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Morris Ankrum<4>
    • James Otis 'Doc' Crandall     (Major League Baseball)
    • Helen Morgan     (Entertainer)
    • Dan Terry     (Musician)
      • Born: Daniel Kostraba
      • Musician. He was born in Kingston (PA) on December 22, 1924 (a Monday) and died in Danville (IL) on December 27, 2011 (a Tueday) at the age of 87. He is buried at Sacred Heart Cemetery (Somerset County, New Jersey).
      • Danville is located 16 miles [25.7 km] to the south of Pence.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Dan Terry<4>

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

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

  • View Our List ...
    • Williamsport, which is the Seat of Warren County and lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<1> to the east southeast. If you could walk a straight line from Pence to Williamsport, with an average speed<5> 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 82 miles [132 km] to the east southeast (ESE). 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) is 565 miles [909.3 km] to the east (E). Driving would take just over a day, a buggy would take 22 days and walking would take 33 days.
    • The shortest distance<6> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 6,251 miles [10,060 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<7>
    • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 6,985 miles [11,241.3 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<8>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 4,865 miles [7,829.5 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<9>

Other Roadside Stops ...

The Communities of Indiana

About Warren County

About Indiana

Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Pence. 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 things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Pence) to Point B.If you need the driving distance, we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Pence. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from PenceOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Pence. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 40.3621, Longitude: -87.5116    
<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 Rock Creek to see Pete ... Rock 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 Pence 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>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.
<5>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.
<6>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 Pence to the Middle East to be East and South, the Great Circle Route actually lies to the North and East.
<7>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Jerusalem is 314.355 degrees.
<8>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 311.025 degrees.
<9>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 308.938 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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