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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 Booneville, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Booneville 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 Booneville:
    • 37.474850, -83.676947
    • 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 Booneville
  • 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 Booneville ...

We have found seven communities that share the name Booneville.

Within Kentucky, the name Booneville is unique.

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

  • Communities Elsewhere In North America ...
    • Alabama
      • Escambia County
      • This Booneville is located in Escambia County and lies 487 miles [783.8 km]<1> to the south southwest of the Booneville that is located in Owsley County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Booneville
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Escambia County community of Booneville.
    • Arkansas
      • Logan County
      • This Booneville is located in Logan County and lies 591 miles [951.1 km]<1> to the west southwest of the Booneville that is located in Owsley County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Booneville
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Logan County community of Booneville.
    • Iowa
      • Dallas County
      • This Booneville is located in Dallas County and lies 610 miles [981.7 km]<1> to the west northwest of the Booneville that is located in Owsley County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Booneville
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Dallas County community of Booneville.
    • Kansas
      • Booneville #
      • 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 Kansas community of Booneville.
    • Mississippi
      • Prentiss County
      • This Booneville is located in Prentiss County and lies 334 miles [537.5 km]<1> to the west southwest of the Booneville that is located in Owsley County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Booneville
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Prentiss County community of Booneville.
    • Pennsylvania
      • Clinton County
      • This Booneville is located in Clinton County and lies 417 miles [671.1 km]<1> to the northeast of the Booneville that is located in Owsley County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Booneville
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Clinton County community of Booneville.
    • Tennessee
      • Lincoln County
      • This Booneville is located in Lincoln County and lies 217 miles [349.2 km]<1> to the southwest of the Booneville that is located in Owsley County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Booneville
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Lincoln County community of Booneville.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Booneville ...

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.

  • Blake [Owsley County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Blake
    • Blake [Owsley County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the southwest of Booneville
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Blake have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Blake
  • Chestnut Gap [Owsley County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Chestnut Gap
    • Chestnut Gap [Owsley County] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the southeast of Booneville
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Chestnut Gap have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Chestnut Gap
  • Cowcreek [Owsley County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cowcreek
    • Cowcreek [Owsley County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the southeast of Booneville
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cowcreek have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cowcreek
  • Jetts Creek [Breathitt County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Jetts Creek
    • Jetts Creek [Breathitt County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the east of Booneville
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Jetts Creek have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Jetts Creek
  • Continue List   (8 more) ...
    • Levi [Owsley County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Levi
      • Levi [Owsley County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the west of Booneville
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Levi have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Levi
    • Lone [Lee County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lone
      • Lone [Lee County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the northeast of Booneville
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lone
    • Lower Buffalo [Lee County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lower Buffalo
      • Lower Buffalo [Lee County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the north of Booneville
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lower Buffalo have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lower Buffalo
    • Major [Owsley County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Major
      • Major [Owsley County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the south of Booneville
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Major have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Major
    • Ricetown [Owsley County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ricetown
      • Ricetown [Owsley County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the southeast of Booneville
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Ricetown have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ricetown
    • Stay [Owsley County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Stay
      • Stay [Owsley County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the northeast of Booneville
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Stay have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Stay
    • Sturgeon [Owsley County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sturgeon
      • Sturgeon [Owsley County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the southwest of Booneville
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Sturgeon have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sturgeon
    • Travellers Rest [Owsley County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Travellers Rest
      • Travellers Rest [Owsley County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the west of Booneville
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Travellers Rest have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Travellers Rest

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 Booneville. 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 ...
    • Earle Combs     (Major League Baseball)
      • Major League Baseball. He was born in Pebworth (Kentucky) on Sunday May 14, 1899 and died in Richmond (Kentucky) on Wednesday July 21, 1976 at the age of 77. He is buried at Richmond Cemetery (Madison County, Kentucky).
      • Pebworth is located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the northwest of Booneville.
      • Richmond is located 38 miles [61.2 km] to the northwest of Booneville.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Earle Combs<4>

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

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

  • View Our List ...
    • Frankfort, which is the State Capital of Kentucky, lies 82 miles [132 km]<1> to the northwest (NW). If you could drive a straight line from Booneville to Frankfort, with an average speed<5>of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, it would take less than two hours to make the trip. A comfortable walk of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour would take 5 days. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take most of three days.
    • The White House (Washington, DC) is 373 miles [600.3 km] to the east northeast (ENE). Driving would take 6 hours, a buggy would take 15 days and walking would take 22 days.
    • The shortest distance<6> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 6,237 miles [10,037.5 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<7>
    • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 6,952 miles [11,188.2 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<8>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 4,828 miles [7,769.9 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<9>

Other Roadside Stops ...

The Communities of Kentucky

About Owsley County

About Kentucky

Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Booneville. 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 things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Booneville) 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 Booneville. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from BoonevilleOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Booneville. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 37.4749, Longitude: -83.6769       In this case, the coordinates for Booneville 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 Booneville 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 Booneville 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 311.914 degrees.
<8>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 307.817 degrees.
<9>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 308.01 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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