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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 Pence, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Pence 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 Pence:
    • 37.633977, -83.474073
    • 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 Pence
  • 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 Pence ...

We have found seven communities that share the name Pence.

There is one other community in Kentucky which is also named Pence.

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

  • Communities Located In Kentucky ...
    • Lewis County
      • This Pence is located in Lewis County and lies 73 miles [117.5 km]<1> to the north of the Pence that is located in Wolfe County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pence
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Lewis County community of Pence.
  • Communities Elsewhere In North America ...
    • Alabama
      • Morgan County
      • This Pence is located in Morgan County and lies 286 miles [460.3 km]<1> to the southwest of the Pence that is located in Wolfe County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pence
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Morgan County community of Pence.
    • Indiana
      • Warren County
      • This Pence is located in Warren County and lies 286 miles [460.3 km]<1> to the northwest of the Pence that is located in Wolfe County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pence
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Warren County community of Pence.
    • Kansas
      • Scott County
      • This Pence is located in Scott County and lies 956 miles [1,538.5 km]<1> to the west of the Pence that is located in Wolfe County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pence
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Scott County community of Pence.
    • Tennessee
      • Dyer 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 Tennessee community of Pence [Dyer County].
    • Wisconsin
      • Ashland 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 Wisconsin community of Pence [Ashland County].
      • Iron County
      • This Pence is located in Iron County and lies 698 miles [1,123.3 km]<1> to the north northwest of the Pence that is located in Wolfe County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pence
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Iron County community of Pence.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Pence ...

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.

  • Baptist [Wolfe County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Baptist
    • Baptist [Wolfe County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the north of Pence
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Baptist have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Baptist
  • Bethany [Wolfe County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bethany
    • Bethany [Wolfe County] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the north of Pence
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Bethany have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bethany
  • Fivemile [Breathitt County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Fivemile
    • Fivemile [Breathitt County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the southeast of Pence
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Fivemile have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Fivemile
  • Frozen Creek [Breathitt County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Frozen Creek
    • Frozen Creek [Breathitt County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the southeast of Pence
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Frozen Creek have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Frozen Creek
  • Continue List   (8 more) ...
    • Keck [Breathitt County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Keck
      • Keck [Breathitt County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the east of Pence
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Keck have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Keck
    • Landsaw [Wolfe County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Landsaw
      • Landsaw [Wolfe County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the north of Pence
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Landsaw have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Landsaw
    • Mary [Wolfe County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mary
      • Mary [Wolfe County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the northwest of Pence
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Mary have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mary
    • Nelson [Wolfe County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Nelson
      • Nelson [Wolfe County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the north of Pence
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Nelson have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Nelson
    • Rosedale [Wolfe County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rosedale
      • Rosedale [Wolfe County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the north of Pence
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Rosedale have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rosedale
    • War Creek [Breathitt County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for War Creek
      • War Creek [Breathitt County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the south of Pence
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for War Creek have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on War Creek
    • Widecreek [Breathitt County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Widecreek
      • Widecreek [Breathitt County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the southwest of Pence
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Widecreek have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Widecreek
    • Wolverine [Breathitt County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Wolverine
      • Wolverine [Breathitt County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the southeast of Pence
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Wolverine

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 Pence. 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 (KY) on May 14, 1899 (a Sunday) and died in Richmond (KY) on July 21, 1976 (a Wednesday) at the age of 77. He is buried at Richmond Cemetery (Madison County, Kentucky).
      • Pebworth is located 16 miles [25.7 km] to the southwest of Pence.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Earle Combs<4>

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

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

  • View Our List ...
    • Campton, which is the Seat of Wolfe County and lies just to the North Northwest.
    • Frankfort, which is the State Capital of Kentucky, lies 85 miles [136.8 km]<1> to the west northwest (WNW). If you could drive a straight line from Pence 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 359 miles [577.8 km] to the east northeast (ENE). Driving would take five to six hours, a buggy would take 14 days and walking would take 21 days.
    • The shortest distance<6> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 6,221 miles [10,011.7 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<7>
    • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 6,937 miles [11,164 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<8>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 4,812 miles [7,744.2 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<9>

Other Roadside Stops ...

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About Wolfe County

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Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Pence. 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 obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Pence) to Point B.Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Pence. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 37.6340, Longitude: -83.4741       In this case, the coordinates for Pence 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 Pence 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 Pence 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 311.79 degrees.
<8>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 307.699 degrees.
<9>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 307.877 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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