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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 Axtell, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Axtell 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 Axtell:
    • 37.406228, -82.442113
    • 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 Axtell
  • 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 Axtell ...

We have found eight communities that share the name Axtell.

Within Kentucky, the name Axtell is unique.

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

  • Communities Elsewhere In North America ...
    • Kansas
      • Marshall County
      • This Axtell is located in Marshall County and lies 763 miles [1,227.9 km]<1> to the west northwest of the Axtell that is located in Pike County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Axtell
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Marshall County community of Axtell.
    • Missouri
      • Macon County
      • This Axtell is located in Macon County and lies 565 miles [909.3 km]<1> to the west northwest of the Axtell that is located in Pike County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Axtell
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Macon County community of Axtell.
    • Nebraska
      • Kearney County
      • This Axtell is located in Kearney County and lies 919 miles [1,479 km]<1> to the west northwest of the Axtell that is located in Pike County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Axtell
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Kearney County community of Axtell.
    • North Carolina
      • Warren County
      • This Axtell is located in Warren County and lies 242 miles [389.5 km]<1> to the east southeast of the Axtell that is located in Pike County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Axtell
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Warren County community of Axtell.
    • Oregon
      • Benton 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 Oregon community of Axtell [Benton County].
    • Texas
      • McLennan County
      • This Axtell is located in McLennan County and lies 915 miles [1,472.5 km]<1> to the west southwest of the Axtell that is located in Pike County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Axtell
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the McLennan County community of Axtell.
    • Utah
      • Sanpete County
      • This Axtell is located in Sanpete County and lies 1,590 miles [2,558.9 km]<1> to the west northwest of the Axtell that is located in Pike County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Axtell
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Sanpete County community of Axtell.
    • Virginia
      • Buckingham County
      • This Axtell is located in Buckingham County and lies 211 miles [339.6 km]<1> to the east of the Axtell that is located in Pike County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Axtell
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Buckingham County community of Axtell.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Axtell ...

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.

  • Crooked Creek [Pike County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Crooked Creek
    • Crooked Creek [Pike County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the west of Axtell
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Crooked Creek have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Crooked Creek
  • Daniels Creek [Pike County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Daniels Creek
    • Daniels Creek [Pike County] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the south of Axtell
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Daniels Creek have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Daniels Creek
  • Fishtrap [Pike County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Fishtrap
    • Fishtrap [Pike County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the northeast of Axtell
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Fishtrap have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Fishtrap
  • Garden Village [Pike County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Garden Village
    • Garden Village [Pike County] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the northwest of Axtell
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Garden Village have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Garden Village
  • Continue List   (7 more) ...
    • Greasy Creek [Pike County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Greasy Creek
      • Greasy Creek [Pike County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the southwest of Axtell
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Greasy Creek have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Greasy Creek
    • Justiceville [Pike County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Justiceville
      • Justiceville [Pike County] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the northwest of Axtell
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Justiceville have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Justiceville
    • Liberty [Pike County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Liberty
      • Liberty [Pike County] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the northwest of Axtell
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Liberty have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Liberty
    • Lower Greasy Creek [Pike County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lower Greasy Creek
      • Lower Greasy Creek [Pike County] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the west of Axtell
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lower Greasy Creek have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lower Greasy Creek
    • Marrowbone [Pike County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Marrowbone
      • Marrowbone [Pike County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the southeast of Axtell
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Marrowbone
    • Red Creek [Pike County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Red Creek
      • Red Creek [Pike County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the northwest of Axtell
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Red Creek have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Red Creek
    • Wolfpit [Pike County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Wolfpit
      • Wolfpit [Pike County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the south of Axtell
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Wolfpit have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Wolfpit

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 Axtell. 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 ...
    • Milalrd 'Dixie' Howell     (Major League Baseball)
      • Major League Baseball. He was born in Harold (KY) on January 7, 1920 (a Wednesday) and died in Hollywood (FL) on March 18, 1960 (a Friday) at the age of 40. He is buried at Oak Lawn Cemetery (Luzerne County, Pennsylvania).
      • Harold is located 13 miles [20.9 km] to the northwest of Axtell.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Milalrd 'Dixie' Howell<4>
    • Francis Gary Powers     (Pilot)

How Far From Axtell to ...

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

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

  • View Our List ...
    • Pikeville, which is the Seat of Pike County and lies just to the Northwest.
    • Frankfort, which is the State Capital of Kentucky, lies 143 miles [230.1 km]<1> to the west northwest (WNW). If you could drive a straight line from Axtell to Frankfort, with an average speed<5>of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, it would take less than three hours to make the trip. A comfortable walk of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour would take 9 days. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take 6 days.
    • The White House (Washington, DC) is 311 miles [500.5 km] to the east northeast (ENE). Driving would take five to six hours, a buggy would take 13 days and walking would take 18 days.
    • The shortest distance<6> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 6,189 miles [9,960.2 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<7>
    • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 6,902 miles [11,107.7 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<8>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 4,777 miles [7,687.8 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<9>

Mentions & References for Axtell

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Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Axtell. 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 things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Axtell) to Point B.Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Axtell. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 37.4062, Longitude: -82.4421       In this case, the coordinates for Axtell have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<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 Axtell 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 Axtell 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 311.163 degrees.
<8>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 306.948 degrees.
<9>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 307.504 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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