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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 Atterson, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Atterson and the surrounding area.

  • Weather ...
  • 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 Atterson:
    • 37.337529, -85.080121
    • 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 Atterson
  • 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

Curious and Interesting Names Near Atterson ...

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.

  • Bass [Casey County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bass
    • Bass [Casey County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the west of Atterson
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Bass have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bass
  • Beech Bottom [Casey County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Beech Bottom
    • Beech Bottom [Casey County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the east of Atterson
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Beech Bottom have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Beech Bottom
  • Evans Ford [Casey County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Evans Ford
    • Evans Ford [Casey County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the southeast of Atterson
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Evans Ford have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Evans Ford
  • Feathersburg [Adair County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Feathersburg
    • Feathersburg [Adair County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the west of Atterson
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Feathersburg have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Feathersburg
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    • Jacktown [Casey County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Jacktown
      • Jacktown [Casey County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the northeast of Atterson
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Jacktown have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Jacktown
    • Liberty [Casey County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Liberty
      • Liberty [Casey County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the east of Atterson
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,139 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Liberty
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Liberty<3>
    • Mannsville [Taylor County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mannsville
      • Mannsville [Taylor County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the west of Atterson
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Mannsville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mannsville
    • Neatsville [Adair County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Neatsville
      • Neatsville [Adair County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the south of Atterson
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Neatsville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Neatsville
    • Pricetown [Casey County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pricetown
      • Pricetown [Casey County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the southeast of Atterson
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Pricetown have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pricetown
    • Speck [Adair County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Speck
      • Speck [Adair County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the west of Atterson
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Speck have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Speck

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 Atterson. 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.

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    • Todd Duncan     (Opera singer)
      • Full name: Robert Todd Duncan
      • Opera singer. He was born in Danville (KY) on February 2, 1903 (a Monday) and died in Washington, DC on February 28, 1998 (a Saturday) at the age of 95. He is buried at Ft. Lincoln Cemetery (Prince George's County, Maryland).
      • Danville is located 27 miles [43.5 km] to the northeast of Atterson.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Todd Duncan<4>

How Far From Atterson to ...

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

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

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    • Liberty, which is the Seat of Casey County and lies just to the East.
    • Frankfort, which is the State Capital of Kentucky, lies 60 miles [96.6 km]<1> to the north (N). If you could walk a straight line from Atterson to Frankfort, with an average speed<5> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take most of three days to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take about three full days.
    • The White House (Washington, DC) is 449 miles [722.6 km] to the east northeast (ENE). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take most of a day, a buggy would take 18 days and walking would take 26 days.
    • The shortest distance<6> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 6,300 miles [10,138.9 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<7>
    • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 7,019 miles [11,296 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<8>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 4,894 miles [7,876.1 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<9>

Other Roadside Stops ...

The Communities of Kentucky

About Casey County

About Kentucky

Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Atterson. 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 obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Atterson) to Point B.If you need the driving distance (or directions), we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Atterson. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from AttersonOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Atterson. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 37.3375, Longitude: -85.0801       In this case, the coordinates for Atterson 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>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<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 Atterson 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 312.775 degrees.
<8>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 308.785 degrees.
<9>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 308.655 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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