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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 Avawam, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Avawam 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 Avawam:
    • 37.223172, -83.276067
    • 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 Avawam
  • 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 Avawam ...

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.

  • Airport Gardens [Perry County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Airport Gardens
    • Airport Gardens [Perry County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the northeast of Avawam
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Airport Gardens have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Airport Gardens
  • Busy [Perry County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Busy
    • Busy [Perry County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the north of Avawam
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Busy have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Busy
  • Butterfly [Perry County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Butterfly
    • Butterfly [Perry County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the north of Avawam
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Butterfly have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Butterfly
  • Christopher [Perry County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Christopher
    • Christopher [Perry County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the east of Avawam
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Christopher have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Christopher
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    • Combs [Perry County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Combs
      • Combs [Perry County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the northeast of Avawam
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Combs have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Combs
    • Confluence [Leslie County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Confluence
      • Confluence [Leslie County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the northwest of Avawam
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Confluence have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Confluence
    • Dryhill [Leslie County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Dryhill
      • Dryhill [Leslie County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the west of Avawam
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Dryhill have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Dryhill
    • Dunraven [Perry County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Dunraven
      • Dunraven [Perry County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the north of Avawam
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Dunraven have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Dunraven
    • Grassy [Leslie County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Grassy
      • Grassy [Leslie County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the west of Avawam
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Grassy have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Grassy
    • Hazard [Perry County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hazard
      • Hazard [Perry County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the northeast of Avawam
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 4,785 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hazard have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hazard
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Hazard<3>
    • Typo [Perry County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Typo
      • Typo [Perry County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the north of Avawam
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Typo have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Typo
    • Walkertown [Perry County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Walkertown
      • Walkertown [Perry County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the northeast of Avawam
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Walkertown have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Walkertown
    • Woodland Park [Perry County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Woodland Park
      • Woodland Park [Perry County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the east of Avawam
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Woodland Park have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Woodland Park

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 Avawam. 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 Avawam 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 Avawam to various places of note, such as the White House.

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

  • View Our List ...
    • Hazard, which is the Seat of Perry County and lies just to the East Northeast.
    • Frankfort, which is the State Capital of Kentucky, lies 110 miles [177 km]<1> to the northwest (NW). If you could drive a straight line from Avawam 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 358 miles [576.1 km] to the east northeast (ENE). Driving would take five to six hours, a buggy would take 14 days and walking would take 21 days.
    • The shortest distance<6> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 6,232 miles [10,029.4 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<7>
    • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 6,946 miles [11,178.5 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<8>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 4,821 miles [7,758.6 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<9>

Other Roadside Stops ...

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About Perry County

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Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Avawam. 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' distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Avawam) 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 Avawam. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from AvawamOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Avawam. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 37.2232, Longitude: -83.2761    
<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 Avawam 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 311.668 degrees.
<8>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 307.50 degrees.
<9>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 307.912 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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