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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 Alonzo, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Alonzo 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 Alonzo:
    • 36.693098, -86.344713
    • 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 Alonzo
  • 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 Alonzo ...

We have found five communities that share the name Alonzo.

Within Kentucky, the name Alonzo is unique.

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

  • Communities Elsewhere In North America ...
    • Georgia
      • Telfair County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<1> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Georgia community of Alonzo [Telfair County].
    • Illinois
      • Iroquois County
      • This Alonzo is located in Iroquois County and lies 277 miles [445.8 km]<2> to the north northwest of the Alonzo that is located in Allen County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Alonzo
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Iroquois County community of Alonzo.
    • Louisiana
      • Winn Parish
      • This community is historic<3> and we have very little information. For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Louisiana community of Alonzo [Winn Parish].
    • Mississippi
      • Rankin County
      • This Alonzo is located in Rankin County and lies 389 miles [626 km]<2> to the southwest of the Alonzo that is located in Allen County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Alonzo
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Rankin County community of Alonzo.
    • West Virginia
      • Logan County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<1> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the West Virginia community of Alonzo [Logan County].

Curious and Interesting Names Near Alonzo ...

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.

  • Brackentown [Sumner County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Brackentown
    • Brackentown [Sumner County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<2> to the south of Alonzo
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Brackentown have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Brackentown
  • Butlersville [Allen County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Butlersville
    • Butlersville [Allen County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<2> to the north of Alonzo
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Butlersville have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Butlersville
  • Chapel Hill [Allen County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Chapel Hill
    • Chapel Hill [Allen County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<2> to the northeast of Alonzo
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Chapel Hill have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Chapel Hill
  • Clare [Allen County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Clare
    • Clare [Allen County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<2> to the northwest of Alonzo
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Clare have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Clare
  • Continue List   (12 more) ...
    • Fleet [Allen County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Fleet
      • Fleet [Allen County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<2> to the southeast of Alonzo
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Fleet have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Fleet
    • Gold City [Simpson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Gold City
      • Gold City [Simpson County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<2> to the northwest of Alonzo
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Gold City have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Gold City
    • Halfway [Allen County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Halfway
      • Halfway [Allen County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<2> to the north of Alonzo
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Halfway have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Halfway
    • Hickory Flat [Simpson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hickory Flat
      • Hickory Flat [Simpson County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<2> to the west of Alonzo
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hickory Flat have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hickory Flat
    • Highland [Sumner County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Highland
      • Highland [Sumner County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<2> to the south of Alonzo
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Highland have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Highland
    • Petroleum [Allen County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Petroleum
      • Petroleum [Allen County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<2> to the east of Alonzo
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Petroleum have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Petroleum
    • Pondville [Sumner County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pondville
      • Pondville [Sumner County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<2> to the south of Alonzo
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Pondville have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pondville
    • Pope [Allen County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pope
      • Pope [Allen County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<2> to the north of Alonzo
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pope
    • Providence [Sumner County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Providence
      • Providence [Sumner County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<2> to the south of Alonzo
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Providence have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Providence
    • Red Hill [Allen County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Red Hill
      • Red Hill [Allen County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<2> to the northeast of Alonzo
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Red Hill
    • Sugar Grove [Sumner County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sugar Grove
      • Sugar Grove [Sumner County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<2> to the southeast of Alonzo
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Sugar Grove have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sugar Grove
    • Temperance [Simpson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Temperance
      • Temperance [Simpson County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<2> to the northwest of Alonzo
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Temperance have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Temperance

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 Alonzo. 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 ...
    • Bill Miner     (Outlaw, train and stagecoach robber)
      • Full name: Ezra Allen Miner
      • Outlaw, train and stagecoach robber. He was born in Bowling Green (KY) on September 22, 1843 (a Friday) and died in Milledgeville (GA) on September 2, 1914 (a Wednesday) at the age of 71. He is buried at Memory Hill Cemetery (Baldwin County, Georgia).
      • Bowling Green is located 20 miles [32.2 km] to the north of Alonzo.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Bill Miner<5>

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

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

  • View Our List ...
    • Scottsville, which is the Seat of Allen County and lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<2> to the east northeast. If you could walk a straight line from Alonzo to Scottsville, with an average speed<6> 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.
    • Frankfort, which is the State Capital of Kentucky, lies 131 miles [210.8 km] to the northeast (NE). 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 8 days.
    • The White House (Washington, DC) is 529 miles [851.3 km] to the east northeast (ENE). 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 6,381 miles [10,269.2 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<8>
    • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 7,101 miles [11,428 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<9>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 4,976 miles [8,008.1 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<10>

Other Roadside Stops ...

Communities in Kentucky

About Allen County

About Kentucky

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for State of Kentucky: https://kentucky.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>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 Alonzo 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.
<2>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 from Point A (ie- Alonzo) to Point B.Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Alonzo. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 36.6931, Longitude: -86.3447       In this case, the coordinates for Alonzo have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<3>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 Alonzo, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.
<4>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.
<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 Alonzo 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 313.543 degrees.
<9>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 309.576 degrees.
<10>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 309.371 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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