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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 Aflex, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Aflex 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 Aflex:
    • 37.658158, -82.247362
    • 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 Aflex
  • 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

Curious and Interesting Names Near Aflex ...

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.

  • Cinderella [Mingo County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cinderella
    • Cinderella [Mingo County] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the north of Aflex
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cinderella have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cinderella
  • Goodman [Mingo County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Goodman
    • Goodman [Mingo County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the northwest of Aflex
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Goodman have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Goodman
  • Goody [Pike County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Goody
    • Goody [Pike County] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the west of Aflex
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Goody have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Goody
  • Hardy [Pike County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hardy
    • Hardy [Pike County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the south of Aflex
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hardy have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hardy
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    • Meathouse [Pike County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Meathouse
      • Meathouse [Pike County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the south of Aflex
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Meathouse have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Meathouse
    • Narrows Branch [Pike County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Narrows Branch
      • Narrows Branch [Pike County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the south of Aflex
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Narrows Branch have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Narrows Branch
    • New Camp [Pike County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for New Camp
      • New Camp [Pike County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the west of Aflex
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for New Camp have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on New Camp
    • Road Fork [Pike County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Road Fork
      • Road Fork [Pike County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the southwest of Aflex
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Road Fork have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Road Fork
    • Stringtown [Pike County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Stringtown
      • Stringtown [Pike County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the southeast of Aflex
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Stringtown have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Stringtown
    • Turkey Creek [Pike County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Turkey Creek
      • Turkey Creek [Pike County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the west of Aflex
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Turkey Creek have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Turkey Creek

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 Aflex. 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 ...
    • William Anderson 'Devil Anse' Hatfield     (Folk figure)
    • Milalrd 'Dixie' Howell     (Major League Baseball)

How Far From Aflex to ...

We spend a lot of time looking through Gazetteers that were published in the late 1800's and early 1900's. Many of the Gazetteers include the distance from a community such as Aflex to various places of note, such as the White House.

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

  • View Our List ...
    • Pikeville, which is the Seat of Pike County and lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<1> to the southwest. If you could walk a straight line from Aflex to Pikeville, with an average speed<4> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take just over a day to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take 6 hours.
    • Frankfort, which is the State Capital of Kentucky, lies 147 miles [236.6 km] to the west northwest (WNW). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take less than three hours, a buggy would take 6 days and walking would take 9 days.
    • The White House (Washington, DC) is 295 miles [474.8 km] to the east northeast (ENE). Driving would take four to five hours, a buggy would take 12 days and walking would take 17 days.
    • The shortest distance<5> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 6,170 miles [9,929.7 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<6>
    • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 6,883 miles [11,077.1 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<7>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 4,758 miles [7,657.3 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<8>

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Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for State of Kentucky: https://kentucky.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- Aflex) to Point B.Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Aflex. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 37.6582, Longitude: -82.2474       In this case, the coordinates for Aflex have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<2>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.
<3>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.
<4>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.
<5>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 Aflex to the Middle East to be East and South, the Great Circle Route actually lies to the North and East.
<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Jerusalem is 311.044 degrees.
<7>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 306.848 degrees.
<8>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 307.344 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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