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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 Asher, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Asher 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 Asher:
    • 37.044908, -83.406153
    • 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 Asher
  • 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 Asher ...

We have found five communities that share the name Asher.

Within Kentucky, the name Asher is unique.

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

  • Communities Elsewhere In North America ...
    • Arizona
      • Yuma County
      • This Asher is located in Yuma County and lies 1,755 miles [2,824.4 km]<1> to the west of the Asher that is located in Leslie County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Asher
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Yuma County community of Asher.
    • Arkansas
      • Madison County
      • This Asher is located in Madison County and lies 584 miles [939.9 km]<1> to the west of the Asher that is located in Leslie County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Asher
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Madison County community of Asher.
      • Pulaski County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<2> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Arkansas community of Asher [Pulaski County].
    • Louisiana
      • Rapides Parish
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<2> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Louisiana community of Asher [Rapides Parish].
    • Oklahoma
      • Pottawatomie County
      • This Asher is located in Pottawatomie County and lies 767 miles [1,234.4 km]<1> to the west of the Asher that is located in Leslie County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Asher
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Pottawatomie County community of Asher.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Asher ...

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.

  • Beverly [Bell County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Beverly
    • Beverly [Bell County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the southwest of Asher
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Beverly have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Beverly
  • Big Laurel [Harlan County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Big Laurel
    • Big Laurel [Harlan County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the southeast of Asher
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Big Laurel have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Big Laurel
  • Big Rock [Leslie County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Big Rock
    • Big Rock [Leslie County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the east of Asher
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Big Rock have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Big Rock
  • Bobs Fork [Leslie County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bobs Fork
    • Bobs Fork [Leslie County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the northwest of Asher
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Bobs Fork have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bobs Fork
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    • Creekville [Clay County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Creekville
      • Creekville [Clay County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the west of Asher
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Creekville have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Creekville
    • Cutshin [Leslie County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cutshin
      • Cutshin [Leslie County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the east of Asher
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cutshin have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cutshin
    • Jason [Leslie County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Jason
      • Jason [Leslie County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the northwest of Asher
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Jason have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Jason
    • Lewis Creek [Leslie County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lewis Creek
      • Lewis Creek [Leslie County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the southeast of Asher
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lewis Creek have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lewis Creek
    • Queendale [Clay County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Queendale
      • Queendale [Clay County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the west of Asher
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Queendale have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Queendale
    • Spring Creek [Clay County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Spring Creek
      • Spring Creek [Clay County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the west of Asher
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Spring Creek have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Spring Creek
    • Spruce Pine [Leslie County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Spruce Pine
      • Spruce Pine [Leslie County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the south of Asher
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Spruce Pine have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Spruce Pine
    • Thousandsticks [Leslie County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Thousandsticks
      • Thousandsticks [Leslie County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the north of Asher
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Thousandsticks have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Thousandsticks

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 Asher. 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 ...
    • Wallace Clayton 'Wah Wah' Jones     (Professional basketball)

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

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

  • View Our List ...
    • Hyden, which is the Seat of Leslie County and lies just to the North Northeast.
    • Frankfort, which is the State Capital of Kentucky, lies 113 miles [181.9 km]<1> to the northwest (NW). If you could drive a straight line from Asher to Frankfort, with an average speed<5>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 7 days. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take 5 days.
    • The White House (Washington, DC) is 369 miles [593.8 km] to the east northeast (ENE). Driving would take 6 hours, a buggy would take 15 days and walking would take 21 days.
    • The shortest distance<6> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 6,246 miles [10,052 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<7>
    • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 6,959 miles [11,199.4 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<8>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 4,834 miles [7,779.6 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<9>

Other Roadside Stops ...

Communities in Kentucky

About Leslie County

About Kentucky

Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Asher. 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 '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- Asher) 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 Asher. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from AsherOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Asher. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 37.0449, Longitude: -83.4062    
<2>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 Bird Creek to see Pete ... Bird 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 Asher 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.
<3>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.
<4>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.
<5>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.
<6>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 Asher to the Middle East to be East and South, the Great Circle Route actually lies to the North and East.
<7>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Jerusalem is 311.747 degrees.
<8>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 307.564 degrees.
<9>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 308.018 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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