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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 Jeff, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Jeff 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 Jeff:
    • 37.205096, -83.136281
    • 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 Jeff
  • 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 Jeff ...

We found six communities that share the name Jeff.

Within Kentucky, the name Jeff is unique.

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

  • Communities Elsewhere In North America ...
    • Alabama
      • Madison County
      • This Jeff is located in Madison County and lies 258 miles [415.2 km]<1> to the southwest of the Jeff that is located in Perry County.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Madison County community of Jeff.
    • Georgia
      • Clay County
      • This Jeff is located in Clay County and lies 401 miles [645.3 km]<1> to the south southwest of the Jeff that is located in Perry County.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Clay County community of Jeff.
    • Indiana
      • Wells County
      • This Jeff is located in Wells County and lies 263 miles [423.3 km]<1> to the north northwest of the Jeff that is located in Perry County.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Wells County community of Jeff.
    • Mississippi
      • Newton County
      • This Jeff is located in Newton County and lies 473 miles [761.2 km]<1> to the southwest of the Jeff that is located in Perry County.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Newton County community of Jeff.
    • Missouri
      • Newton 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 Missouri community of Jeff [Newton County].
      • Oregon County
      • This Jeff is located in Oregon County and lies 458 miles [737.1 km]<1> to the west of the Jeff that is located in Perry County.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Oregon County community of Jeff.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Jeff ...

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.

  • Acup
    (2 miles [3.2 km] to the northeast)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Acup
    • Acup is located in Perry County
  • Christopher
    (2 miles [3.2 km] to the northwest)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Christopher have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Christopher
    • Christopher is located in Perry County
  • Combs
    (5 miles [8 km] to the northwest)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Combs have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Combs
    • Combs is located in Perry County
  • Defiance
    (2 miles [3.2 km] to the east)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Defiance have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Defiance
    • Defiance is located in Perry County
  • Happy
    (2 miles [3.2 km] to the east)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Happy have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Happy
    • Happy is located in Perry County
  • Hazard
    (4 miles [6.4 km] to the northwest)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hazard have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hazard
    • Hazard is located in Perry County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 4,785 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Hazard <4>
  • Kodak
    (5 miles [8 km] to the east)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Kodak have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Kodak
    • Kodak is located in Perry County
  • Sassafras
    (4 miles [6.4 km] to the east)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Sassafras have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sassafras
    • Sassafras is located in Knott County
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Sassafras <4>
  • Viper
    (Less than 2 miles to the southwest)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Viper have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Viper
    • Viper is located in Perry County
  • Walkertown
    (5 miles [8 km] to the northwest)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Walkertown have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Walkertown
    • Walkertown is located in Perry County
  • Woodland Park
    (3 miles [4.8 km] to the northwest)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Woodland Park have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Woodland Park
    • Woodland Park is located in Perry County

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

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

  • Hazard, which is the Seat of Perry County, lies just to the Northwest.
  • Frankfort, which is the State Capital of Kentucky, lies 117 miles [188.3 km]<1> to the northwest (NW). If you could drive a straight line from Jeff 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 351 miles [564.9 km] to the east northeast (ENE). Driving would take five to six hours, a buggy would take 14 days and walking would take 20 days.
  • The shortest distance<6> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 6,227 miles [10,021.4 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<7>
  • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 6,940 miles [11,168.8 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<8>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 4,816 miles [7,750.6 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<9>

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Jeff. 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 'point-to-point' distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Jeff) to Point B.Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Jeff. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 37.2051, Longitude: -83.1363       In this case, the coordinates for Jeff 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 Mile's to see Pete ... Mile's 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 Jeff 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 found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.
<4>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<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 Jeff 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 311.584 degrees.
<8>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 307.40 degrees.
<9>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 307.857 degrees.









 

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