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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 Anton, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Anton 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 Anton:
    • 37.351989, -87.394721
    • 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 Anton
  • 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 Anton ...

We have found three communities that share the name Anton.

Within Kentucky, the name Anton is unique.

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

  • Communities Elsewhere In North America ...
    • Colorado
      • Washington County
      • This Anton is located in Washington County and lies 869 miles [1,398.5 km]<1> to the west northwest of the Anton that is located in Hopkins County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Anton
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Washington County community of Anton.
    • Texas
      • Hockley County
      • This Anton is located in Hockley County and lies 863 miles [1,388.9 km]<1> to the west southwest of the Anton that is located in Hopkins County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Anton
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Hockley County community of Anton.
    • Wisconsin
      • Douglas County
      • This Anton is located in Douglas County and lies 686 miles [1,104 km]<1> to the north northwest of the Anton that is located in Hopkins County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Anton
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Douglas County community of Anton.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Anton ...

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.

  • Earles [Muhlenberg County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Earles
    • Earles [Muhlenberg County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the southeast of Anton
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Earles have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Earles
  • Graham [Muhlenberg County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Graham
    • Graham [Muhlenberg County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the southeast of Anton
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Graham have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Graham
  • Grapevine [Hopkins County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Grapevine
    • Grapevine [Hopkins County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the southwest of Anton
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Grapevine have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Grapevine
  • Little Valley [Hopkins County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Little Valley
    • Little Valley [Hopkins County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the south of Anton
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Little Valley have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Little Valley
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    • Lynn City [Muhlenberg County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lynn City
      • Lynn City [Muhlenberg County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the east of Anton
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lynn City have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lynn City
    • Oriole [Hopkins County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Oriole
      • Oriole [Hopkins County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the west of Anton
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Oriole have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Oriole
    • Pee Vee [Hopkins County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pee Vee
      • Pee Vee [Hopkins County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the west of Anton
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Pee Vee have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pee Vee
    • Poplar Grove [McLean County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Poplar Grove
      • Poplar Grove [McLean County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the northeast of Anton
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Poplar Grove have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Poplar Grove
    • Sandy [Muhlenberg County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sandy
      • Sandy [Muhlenberg County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the southeast of Anton
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Sandy have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sandy
    • Stringtown [Muhlenberg County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Stringtown
      • Stringtown [Muhlenberg County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the east of Anton
      • 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

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 Anton. 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 ...
    • Raymond Johnson 'Ray' Chapman     (Major League Baseball)
      • Major League Baseball. He was born in Beaver Dam (KY) on January 15, 1891 (a Thursday) and died on August 17, 1920 (a Tueday) at the age of 29. He is buried at Lake View Cemetery (Cuyahoga County, Ohio).
      • Beaver Dam is located 28 miles [45.1 km] to the east of Anton.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Raymond Johnson 'Ray' Chapman<3>

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

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

  • View Our List ...
    • Madisonville, which is the Seat of Hopkins County and lies just to the West.
    • Frankfort, which is the State Capital of Kentucky, lies 149 miles [239.8 km]<1> to the east northeast (ENE). If you could drive a straight line from Anton to Frankfort, with an average speed<4>of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, it would take less than three hours to make the trip. A comfortable walk of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour would take 9 days. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take 6 days.
    • The White House (Washington, DC) is 572 miles [920.5 km] to the east northeast (ENE). Driving would take just over a day, a buggy would take 23 days and walking would take 33 days.
    • The shortest distance<5> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 6,392 miles [10,286.9 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<6>
    • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 7,116 miles [11,452.1 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<7>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 4,992 miles [8,033.8 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<8>

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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 things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Anton) to Point B.Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Anton. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 37.3520, Longitude: -87.3947       In this case, the coordinates for Anton 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 Anton 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 314.222 degrees.
<7>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 310.449 degrees.
<8>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 309.669 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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