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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 Avis, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Avis 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 Avis:
    • 36.814325, -83.828240
    • 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 Avis
  • 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 Avis ...

We have found five communities that share the name Avis.

Within Kentucky, the name Avis is unique.

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

  • Communities Elsewhere In North America ...
    • New Mexico
      • Otero County
      • This Avis is located in Otero County and lies 1,256 miles [2,021.3 km]<1> to the west of the Avis that is located in Knox County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Avis
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Otero County community of Avis.
    • Ohio
      • Putnam County
      • This Avis is located in Putnam County and lies 291 miles [468.3 km]<1> to the north of the Avis that is located in Knox County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Avis
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Putnam County community of Avis.
    • Pennsylvania
      • Clinton County
      • This Avis is located in Clinton County and lies 461 miles [741.9 km]<1> to the northeast of the Avis that is located in Knox County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Avis
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Clinton County community of Avis.
    • Virginia
      • Augusta County
      • This Avis is located in Augusta County and lies 273 miles [439.4 km]<1> to the east northeast of the Avis that is located in Knox County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Avis
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Augusta County community of Avis.
    • West Virginia
      • Summers County
      • This Avis is located in Summers County and lies 172 miles [276.8 km]<1> to the east northeast of the Avis that is located in Knox County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Avis
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Summers County community of Avis.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Avis ...

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.

  • Flat Lick [Knox County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Flat Lick
    • Flat Lick [Knox County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the east of Avis
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Flat Lick have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Flat Lick
  • Fourmile [Bell County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Fourmile
    • Fourmile [Bell County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the east of Avis
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Fourmile have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Fourmile
  • Old Flat Lick [Knox County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Old Flat Lick
    • Old Flat Lick [Knox County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the northeast of Avis
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Old Flat Lick have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Old Flat Lick
  • Pogue [Knox County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pogue
    • Pogue [Knox County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the east of Avis
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Pogue have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pogue
  • Continue List   (4 more) ...
    • Providence [Knox County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Providence
      • Providence [Knox County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the northwest of Avis
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Providence have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Providence
    • Swan Lake [Knox County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Swan Lake
      • Swan Lake [Knox County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the west of Avis
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Swan Lake have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Swan Lake
    • Swanpond [Knox County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Swanpond
      • Swanpond [Knox County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the west of Avis
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Swanpond have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Swanpond
    • Turkey Creek [Knox County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Turkey Creek
      • Turkey Creek [Knox County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the northeast of Avis
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Turkey Creek have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Turkey Creek

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 Avis. 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)
    • Patricia Neal     (Oscar winning actress)
      • Born: Patsy Louise Neal
      • Oscar winning actress. She was born in Packard (KY) on January 20, 1926 (a Wednesday) and died in Edgartown (MA) on August 8, 2010 (a Sunday) at the age of 84.
      • Packard is located 16 miles [25.7 km] to the southwest of Avis.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Patricia Neal<3>

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

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

  • View Our List ...
    • Barbourville, which is the Seat of Knox County and lies just to the Northwest.
    • Frankfort, which is the State Capital of Kentucky, lies 111 miles [178.6 km]<1> to the north northwest (NNW). If you could drive a straight line from Avis to Frankfort, with an average speed<4>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 397 miles [638.9 km] to the east northeast (ENE). Driving would take most of a day, a buggy would take 16 days and walking would take 23 days.
    • The shortest distance<5> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 6,273 miles [10,095.4 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<6>
    • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 6,987 miles [11,244.5 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<7>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 4,863 miles [7,826.2 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<8>

Other Roadside Stops ...

The Communities of Kentucky

About Knox County

About Kentucky

Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Avis. 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- Avis) to Point B.Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Avis. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 36.8143, Longitude: -83.8282       In this case, the coordinates for Avis 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 Avis 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 312.001 degrees.
<7>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 307.822 degrees.
<8>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 308.262 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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