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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 Alvaton, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Alvaton 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 Alvaton:
    • 36.873375, -86.353046
    • 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 Alvaton
  • 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 Alvaton ...

We have found one communities that share the name Alvaton.

Within Kentucky, the name Alvaton is unique.

Beyond Kentucky, there is another community also named Alvaton in the United States.

  • Communities Elsewhere In North America ...
    • Georgia
      • Meriwether County
      • This Alvaton is located in Meriwether County and lies 274 miles [441 km]<1> to the south southeast of the Alvaton that is located in Warren County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Alvaton
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Meriwether County community of Alvaton.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Alvaton ...

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.

  • Butlersville [Allen County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Butlersville
    • Butlersville [Allen County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the south of Alvaton
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Butlersville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Butlersville
  • Claypool [Warren County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Claypool
    • Claypool [Warren County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the east of Alvaton
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Claypool have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Claypool
  • Green Hill [Warren County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Green Hill
    • Green Hill [Warren County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the northeast of Alvaton
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Green Hill have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Green Hill
  • Greenwood [Warren County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Greenwood
    • Greenwood [Warren County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the northwest of Alvaton
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Greenwood have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Greenwood
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Halfway [Allen County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Halfway
      • Halfway [Allen County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the southeast of Alvaton
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Halfway have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Halfway
    • Hardcastle [Warren County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hardcastle
      • Hardcastle [Warren County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the north of Alvaton
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hardcastle have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hardcastle
    • Motley [Warren County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Motley
      • Motley [Warren County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the northeast of Alvaton
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Motley have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Motley
    • Pope [Allen County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pope
      • Pope [Allen County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the south of Alvaton
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pope
    • Temperance [Simpson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Temperance
      • Temperance [Simpson County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the southwest of Alvaton
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Temperance have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Temperance
    • Three Springs [Warren County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Three Springs
      • Three Springs [Warren County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the northwest of Alvaton
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Three Springs have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Three Springs

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 Alvaton. 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 ...
    • Willa Beatrice Brown     (Aviation pioneer)
    • Harry Leon Collins     (Magician, entertainer)
    • 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 9 miles [14.5 km] to the northwest of Alvaton.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Bill Miner<3>
    • Theodore R. 'Terrible Ted' Page     (Negro League Baseball)

How Far From Alvaton to ...

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

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

  • View Our List ...
    • Bowling Green, which is the Seat of Warren County and lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the northwest. If you could walk a straight line from Alvaton to Bowling Green, with an average speed<4> 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 122 miles [196.3 km] to the northeast (NE). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take about two hours, a buggy would take 5 days and walking would take 7 days.
    • The White House (Washington, DC) is 526 miles [846.5 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<5> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 6,373 miles [10,256.3 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<6>
    • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 7,093 miles [11,415.1 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<7>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 4,969 miles [7,996.8 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<8>

Other Roadside Stops ...

The Communities of Kentucky

About Warren County

About Kentucky

Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Alvaton. 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 'point-to-point' distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Alvaton) 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 Alvaton. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from AlvatonOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Alvaton. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 36.8734, Longitude: -86.3530       In this case, the coordinates for Alvaton 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 Alvaton 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 313.554 degrees.
<7>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 309.614 degrees.
<8>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 309.329 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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