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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 Amos, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Amos 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 Amos:
    • 36.652549, -86.088318
    • 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 Amos
  • 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 Amos ...

We have found eleven communities that share the name Amos.

Within Kentucky, the name Amos is unique.

Beyond Kentucky, we know of another eleven communities that are located throughout in the United States and Canada. Of these eleven communities, ten are located in the United States and one is in Canada.

  • Communities Elsewhere In North America ...
    • Alabama
      • Winston 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 Alabama community of Amos [Winston County].
    • Arkansas
      • Baxter County
      • This Amos is located in Baxter County and lies 359 miles [577.8 km]<2> to the west of the Amos that is located in Allen County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Amos
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Baxter County community of Amos.
    • California
      • Imperial County
      • 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 California community of Amos [Imperial County].
    • Louisiana
      • Saint Tammany Parish
      • This Amos is located in Saint Tammany Parish and lies 485 miles [780.5 km]<2> to the south southwest of the Amos that is located in Allen County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Amos
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Saint Tammany Parish community of Amos.
    • Missouri
      • Vernon County
      • This Amos is located in Vernon County and lies 475 miles [764.4 km]<2> to the west northwest of the Amos that is located in Allen County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Amos
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Vernon County community of Amos.
    • Nevada
      • Humboldt County
      • 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 Nevada community of Amos [Humboldt County].
    • Oregon
      • Lane County
      • 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 Oregon community of Amos [Lane County].
    • Quebec
      • This Amos lies 915 miles [1,472.5 km]<2> to the north northeast of the Amos that is located in Allen County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Amos
    • Tennessee
      • Williamson 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 Tennessee community of Amos [Williamson County].
    • Virginia
      • Floyd 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 Virginia community of Amos [Floyd County].
    • West Virginia
      • Marion 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 Amos [Marion County].

Curious and Interesting Names Near Amos ...

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.

  • Barefoot [Macon County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Barefoot
    • Barefoot [Macon County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<2> to the west of Amos
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Barefoot have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Barefoot
  • Cross Roads [Macon County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cross Roads
    • Cross Roads [Macon County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<2> to the southwest of Amos
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cross Roads have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cross Roads
  • Forest Springs [Allen County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Forest Springs
    • Forest Springs [Allen County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<2> to the west of Amos
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Forest Springs have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Forest Springs
  • Green Valley [Macon County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Green Valley
    • Green Valley [Macon County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<2> to the southeast of Amos
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Green Valley have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Green Valley
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Haysville [Macon County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Haysville
      • Haysville [Macon County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<2> to the south of Amos
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Haysville have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Haysville
    • Holland [Allen County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Holland
      • Holland [Allen County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<2> to the north of Amos
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Holland have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Holland
    • Long Creek [Macon County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Long Creek
      • Long Creek [Macon County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<2> to the south of Amos
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Long Creek have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Long Creek
    • Pleasant Hill [Macon County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pleasant Hill
      • Pleasant Hill [Macon County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<2> to the south of Amos
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Pleasant Hill have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pleasant Hill
    • Rocky Mound [Macon County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rocky Mound
      • Rocky Mound [Macon County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<2> to the southwest of Amos
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Rocky Mound have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rocky Mound
    • Walnut Hill [Allen County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Walnut Hill
      • Walnut Hill [Allen County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<2> to the northeast of Amos
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Walnut Hill have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Walnut Hill

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 Amos. 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 ...
    • DeFord Bailey     (Musician)
      • Musician. He was born in Carthage (TN) on December 14, 1899 (a Thursday) and died in Nashville (TN) on July 2, 1982 (a Friday) at the age of 82. He is buried at Greenwood Cemetery (Davidson County, Tennessee).
      • Carthage is located 28 miles [45.1 km] to the south of Amos.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: DeFord Bailey<5>
    • Willa Beatrice Brown     (Aviation pioneer)
    • Harry Leon Collins     (Magician, entertainer)
    • Theodore R. 'Terrible Ted' Page     (Negro League Baseball)

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

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

  • View Our List ...
    • Scottsville, which is the Seat of Allen County and lies just to the Northwest.
    • Frankfort, which is the State Capital of Kentucky, lies 125 miles [201.2 km]<2> to the north northeast (NNE). If you could drive a straight line from Amos to Frankfort, with an average speed<6>of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, it would take about two hours to make the trip. A comfortable walk of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour would take 8 days. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take 5 days.
    • The White House (Washington, DC) is 517 miles [832 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 6,373 miles [10,256.3 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<8>
    • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 7,092 miles [11,413.5 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<9>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 4,967 miles [7,993.6 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<10>

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Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Amos. 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 Amos 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' distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Amos) to Point B.Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Amos. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 36.6525, Longitude: -86.0883       In this case, the coordinates for Amos 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 Amos, 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 Amos 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 313.383 degrees.
<9>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 309.386 degrees.
<10>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 309.27 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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