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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 Apex, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Apex 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 Apex:
    • 37.097543, -87.341110
    • 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 Apex
  • 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 Apex ...

We have found fifteen communities that share the name Apex.

There is one other community in Kentucky which is also named Apex.

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

  • Communities Located In Kentucky ...
    • Letcher 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 Kentucky community of Apex [Letcher County].
  • Communities Elsewhere In North America ...
    • Arizona
      • Coconino County
      • This community is historic<2> and we have very little information. For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Arizona community of Apex [Coconino County].
    • Arkansas
      • Sebastian County
      • This Apex is located in Sebastian County and lies 421 miles [677.5 km]<3> to the west southwest of the Apex that is located in Christian County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Apex
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Sebastian County community of Apex.
    • California
      • El Dorado County
      • This Apex is located in El Dorado County and lies 1,817 miles [2,924.2 km]<3> to the west northwest of the Apex that is located in Christian County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Apex
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the El Dorado County community of Apex.
    • Colorado
      • Gilpin County
      • This community is historic<2> and we have very little information. For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Colorado community of Apex [Gilpin County].
    • Georgia
      • Mitchell 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 Apex [Mitchell County].
    • Missouri
      • Lincoln County
      • This Apex is located in Lincoln County and lies 231 miles [371.8 km]<3> to the northwest of the Apex that is located in Christian County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Apex
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Lincoln County community of Apex.
    • Montana
      • Beaverhead County
      • This Apex is located in Beaverhead County and lies 1,428 miles [2,298.1 km]<3> to the west northwest of the Apex that is located in Christian County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Apex
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Beaverhead County community of Apex.
    • Nebraska
      • Wayne County
      • This community is historic<2> and although located in Wayne County, we don't know where within the county.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Wayne County community of Apex.
    • Nevada
      • Clark County
      • This Apex is located in Clark County and lies 1,522 miles [2,449.4 km]<3> to the west of the Apex that is located in Christian County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Apex
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Clark County community of Apex.
    • New York
      • Delaware County
      • This Apex is located in Delaware County and lies 728 miles [1,171.6 km]<3> to the east northeast of the Apex that is located in Christian County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Apex
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Delaware County community of Apex.
    • North Carolina
      • Wake County
      • This Apex is located in Wake County and lies 480 miles [772.5 km]<3> to the east of the Apex that is located in Christian County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Apex
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Wake County community of Apex.
    • Ohio
      • Harrison County
      • This Apex is located in Harrison County and lies 414 miles [666.3 km]<3> to the northeast of the Apex that is located in Christian County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Apex
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Harrison County community of Apex.
      • Pike County
      • This community is historic<2> and although located in Pike County, we don't know where within the county.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Pike County community of Apex.
    • Oregon
      • Umatilla County
      • This Apex is located in Umatilla County and lies 1,717 miles [2,763.2 km]<3> to the west northwest of the Apex that is located in Christian County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Apex
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Umatilla County community of Apex.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Apex ...

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.

  • Carl [Christian County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Carl
    • Carl [Christian County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<3> to the south of Apex
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Carl have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Carl
  • Daniel Boone [Hopkins County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Daniel Boone
    • Daniel Boone [Hopkins County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<3> to the northwest of Apex
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Daniel Boone have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Daniel Boone
  • Empire [Christian County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Empire
    • Empire [Christian County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<3> to the west of Apex
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Empire have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Empire
  • Fearsville [Christian County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Fearsville
    • Fearsville [Christian County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<3> to the south of Apex
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Fearsville
  • Continue List   (5 more) ...
    • Fruit Hill [Christian County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Fruit Hill
      • Fruit Hill [Christian County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<3> to the south of Apex
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Fruit Hill have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Fruit Hill
    • Graham [Muhlenberg County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Graham
      • Graham [Muhlenberg County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<3> to the north of Apex
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Graham have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Graham
    • Greenville [Muhlenberg County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Greenville
      • Greenville [Muhlenberg County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<3> to the northeast of Apex
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 4,153 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Greenville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Greenville<5>
    • Kelly [Christian County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Kelly
      • Kelly [Christian County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<3> to the southwest of Apex
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Kelly have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Kelly
    • Little Valley [Hopkins County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Little Valley
      • Little Valley [Hopkins County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<3> to the northwest of Apex
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Little Valley have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Little Valley

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 Apex. 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 Rodney 'Bird' Averitt     (Professional basketball)
    • Jefferson Davis     (President of the Confederate States of America)
      • Full name: Jefferson Finis Davis
      • President of the Confederate States of America. He was born in Fairview (KY) on June 3, 1808 (a Friday) and died in New Orleans (LA) on December 6, 1889 (a Friday) at the age of 81. He is buried at Metairie Cemetery (Orleans Parish, Louisiana).
      • Fairview is located 17 miles [27.4 km] to the south of Apex.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Jefferson Davis<6>
    • Gant Gaither     (Producer)
    • Bell Hooks     (Author)
      • Born: Gloria Jean Watkins
      • Author. She was born in Hopkinsville (KY) on September 25, 1952 (a Thursday) and died in Berea (KY) on December 15, 2021 (a Wednesday) at the age of 69. The body was cremated.
      • Hopkinsville is located 17 miles [27.4 km] to the southwest of Apex.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Bell Hooks<6>
    • Margery Wilson     (Actress, producer, director)
      • Actress, producer, director. She was born in Gracey (KY) on October 31, 1896 (a Saturday) and died in Arcadia (CA) on January 21, 1986 (a Tueday) at the age of 89. The body was cremated.
      • Gracey is located 23 miles [37 km] to the southwest of Apex.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Margery Wilson<6>

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

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

  • View Our List ...
    • Hopkinsville, which is the Seat of Christian County and lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<3> to the south southwest. If you could walk a straight line from Apex to Hopkinsville, with an average speed<7> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take most of a day to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take five to six hours.
    • Frankfort, which is the State Capital of Kentucky, lies 154 miles [247.8 km] to the east northeast (ENE). 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 573 miles [922.2 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<8> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 6,402 miles [10,303 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<9>
    • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 7,125 miles [11,466.6 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<10>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 5,001 miles [8,048.3 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<11>

Other Roadside Stops ...

Visit our Community Index for Kentucky

About Christian County

About Kentucky

Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Apex. 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 Apex 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>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 Apex, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.
<3>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- Apex) to Point B.Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Apex. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 37.0975, Longitude: -87.3411       In this case, the coordinates for Apex have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<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>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<6>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.
<7>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.
<8>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 Apex to the Middle East to be East and South, the Great Circle Route actually lies to the North and East.
<9>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Jerusalem is 314.18 degrees.
<10>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 310.365 degrees.
<11>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 309.707 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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