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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 Burkesville, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Burkesville 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 Burkesville:
    • 36.790987, -85.367442
    • 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 Burkesville
  • 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 Burkesville ...

We found one communities that share the name Burkesville.

Within Kentucky, the name Burkesville is unique.

Beyond Kentucky, there is another community also named Burkesville in the United States.

  • Communities Elsewhere In North America ...
    • New Jersey
      • Ocean County
      • This Burkesville is located in Ocean County and lies 635 miles [1,021.9 km]<1> to the east northeast of the Burkesville that is located in Cumberland County.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Ocean County community of Burkesville.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Burkesville ...

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.

  • Aaron
    (10 miles [16.1 km] to the east)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Aaron have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Aaron
    • Aaron is located in Clinton County
  • Amandaville
    (7 miles [11.3 km] to the northeast)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Amandaville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Amandaville
    • Amandaville is located in Cumberland County
  • Bow
    (2 miles [3.2 km] to the southeast)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Bow have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bow
    • Bow is located in Cumberland County
  • Decide
    (9 miles [14.5 km] to the east)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Decide have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Decide
    • Decide is located in Clinton County
  • Green Grove
    (6 miles [9.7 km] to the southeast)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Green Grove have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Green Grove
    • Green Grove is located in Cumberland County
  • Highway
    (9 miles [14.5 km] to the east)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Highway have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Highway
    • Highway is located in Clinton County
  • Hobart
    (9 miles [14.5 km] to the southeast)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hobart have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hobart
    • Hobart is located in Clinton County
  • Kettle
    (6 miles [9.7 km] to the south)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Kettle have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Kettle
    • Kettle is located in Cumberland County
  • Leslie
    (4 miles [6.4 km] to the west)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Leslie
    • Leslie is located in Cumberland County
  • Long Ridge
    (5 miles [8 km] to the southeast)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Long Ridge have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Long Ridge
    • Long Ridge is located in Cumberland County
  • Marrowbone
    (8 miles [12.9 km] to the west)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Marrowbone
    • Marrowbone is located in Cumberland County
  • Ribbon
    (9 miles [14.5 km] to the northeast)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Ribbon have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ribbon
    • Ribbon is located in Russell County

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

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

  • Frankfort, which is the State Capital of Kentucky, lies 100 miles [160.9 km]<1> to the north northeast (NNE). If you could drive a straight line from Burkesville to Frankfort, with an average speed<3>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 6 days. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take three full days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC) is 476 miles [766 km] to the east northeast (ENE). Driving would take most of a day, a buggy would take 19 days and walking would take 27 days.
  • The shortest distance<4> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 6,337 miles [10,198.4 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 7,055 miles [11,353.9 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<6>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 4,930 miles [7,934.1 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<7>

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Burkesville. 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- Burkesville) to Point B.Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Burkesville. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 36.7910, Longitude: -85.3674       In this case, the coordinates for Burkesville 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 found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.
<3>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.
<4>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 Burkesville to the Middle East to be East and South, the Great Circle Route actually lies to the North and East.
<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Jerusalem is 312.942 degrees.
<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 308.899 degrees.
<7>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 308.924 degrees.









 

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