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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 Alto Vista, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Alto Vista 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 Alto Vista:
    • 39.554268, -76.990259
    • 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 Alto Vista
  • 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

Curious and Interesting Names Near Alto Vista ...

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.

  • Chapel Heights [Carroll County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Chapel Heights
    • Chapel Heights [Carroll County] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the west of Alto Vista
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Chapel Heights have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Chapel Heights
  • Deerpark [Carroll County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Deerpark
    • Deerpark [Carroll County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the southeast of Alto Vista
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Deerpark have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Deerpark
  • Eden Farms [Carroll County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Eden Farms
    • Eden Farms [Carroll County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the north of Alto Vista
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Eden Farms have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Eden Farms
  • Furnace Hills [Carroll County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Furnace Hills
    • Furnace Hills [Carroll County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the northwest of Alto Vista
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Furnace Hills have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Furnace Hills
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    • Harris Heights [Carroll County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Harris Heights
      • Harris Heights [Carroll County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the east of Alto Vista
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Harris Heights have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Harris Heights
    • Hillside [Carroll County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hillside
      • Hillside [Carroll County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the northeast of Alto Vista
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hillside have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hillside
    • Maple Crest [Carroll County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Maple Crest
      • Maple Crest [Carroll County] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the south of Alto Vista
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Maple Crest have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Maple Crest
    • Maple View [Carroll County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Maple View
      • Maple View [Carroll County] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the northeast of Alto Vista
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Maple View have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Maple View
    • Michaels Ridge [Carroll County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Michaels Ridge
      • Michaels Ridge [Carroll County] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the northwest of Alto Vista
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Michaels Ridge have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Michaels Ridge
    • Monarch Meadow [Carroll County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Monarch Meadow
      • Monarch Meadow [Carroll County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the southeast of Alto Vista
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Monarch Meadow have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Monarch Meadow
    • Mountain Lake View [Carroll County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mountain Lake View
      • Mountain Lake View [Carroll County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the northeast of Alto Vista
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Mountain Lake View have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mountain Lake View
    • Mountain View [Carroll County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mountain View
      • Mountain View [Carroll County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the south of Alto Vista
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Mountain View have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mountain View
    • Peach Brandy Village [Carroll County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Peach Brandy Village
      • Peach Brandy Village [Carroll County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the south of Alto Vista
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Peach Brandy Village have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Peach Brandy Village
    • Peppermint Park [Carroll County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Peppermint Park
      • Peppermint Park [Carroll County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the southeast of Alto Vista
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Peppermint Park have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Peppermint Park
    • Rebecca Ridge [Carroll County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rebecca Ridge
      • Rebecca Ridge [Carroll County] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the southeast of Alto Vista
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Rebecca Ridge have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rebecca Ridge
    • Rolling Ridge [Carroll County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rolling Ridge
      • Rolling Ridge [Carroll County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the southwest of Alto Vista
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Rolling Ridge have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rolling Ridge
    • Scotsdale [Carroll County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Scotsdale
      • Scotsdale [Carroll County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the south of Alto Vista
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Scotsdale have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Scotsdale
    • Smallwood [Carroll County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Smallwood
      • Smallwood [Carroll County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the south of Alto Vista
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Smallwood have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Smallwood
    • Spring Mills [Carroll County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Spring Mills
      • Spring Mills [Carroll County] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the west of Alto Vista
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Spring Mills have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Spring Mills
    • Tannery [Carroll County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Tannery
      • Tannery [Carroll County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the northeast of Alto Vista
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Tannery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Tannery
    • Velvet Run [Carroll County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Velvet Run
      • Velvet Run [Carroll County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the northeast of Alto Vista
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Velvet Run have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Velvet Run
    • Walnut Ridge [Carroll County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Walnut Ridge
      • Walnut Ridge [Carroll County] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the east of Alto Vista
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Walnut Ridge have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Walnut Ridge
    • Whispering Meadows [Carroll County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Whispering Meadows
      • Whispering Meadows [Carroll County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the northwest of Alto Vista
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Whispering Meadows have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Whispering Meadows

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 Alto Vista. 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 ...
    • Mignon Anderson     (Actress)
    • Annie Walker Armstrong     (Social reformer, founder of the Woman's Missionary Union (WMU))
      • Social reformer, founder of the Woman's Missionary Union (WMU). She was born in Baltimore (MD) on July 11, 1850 (a Thursday) and died in Baltimore (MD) on December 20, 1938 (a Tueday) at the age of 88. She is buried at Green Mount Cemetery (Baltimore City, Maryland).
      • Baltimore is located 26 miles [41.8 km] to the southeast of Alto Vista.
      • Baltimore is located 26 miles [41.8 km] to the southeast of Alto Vista.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Annie Walker Armstrong<3>
    • Rodney Mabrey Bell     (Actor)
    • Eubie Blake     (Musician, composer)
      • Born: James Hubert Blake
      • Musician, composer. He was born in Baltimore (MD) on February 7, 1883 (a Wednesday) and died in Brooklyn (NY) on February 12, 1983 (a Saturday) at the age of 100. He is buried at Cypress Hills Cemetery (Kings County, New York).
      • Baltimore is located 26 miles [41.8 km] to the southeast of Alto Vista.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Eubie Blake<3>
    • Dr. Ferdinand Graft Brickwedde     (Scientist)
    • Walter Scott 'Steve' Brodie     (Professional baseball)
      • Professional baseball. He was born in Warrenton (VA) on September 11, 1868 (a Friday) and died in Baltimore (MD) on October 30, 1935 (a Wednesday) at the age of 67.
      • Baltimore is located 26 miles [41.8 km] to the southeast of Alto Vista.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Walter Scott 'Steve' Brodie<3>
    • Charles L. 'Chuck' Brown     (Musician, singer)
    • Orlando 'Zeus' Brown     (Professional football)
      • Full name: Orlando Claude Brown
      • Professional football. He was born in Washington, DC on December 12, 1970 (a Saturday) and died in Baltimore (MD) on September 23, 2011 (a Friday) at the age of 40.
      • Baltimore is located 26 miles [41.8 km] to the southeast of Alto Vista.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Orlando 'Zeus' Brown<3>
    • James William 'Bill' Byers     (Professional baseball)
    • A. King Calder     (Actor)
    • Keion Eric Carpenter     (Professional football)
      • Professional football. He was born in Baltimore (MD) on October 31, 1977 (a Monday) and died in Miami (FL) on December 29, 2016 (a Thursday) at the age of 39.
      • Baltimore is located 26 miles [41.8 km] to the southeast of Alto Vista.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Keion Eric Carpenter<3>
    • Frances Cleveland     (Wife and First Lady to the Presidency of Grover Cleveland (1885 - 1889 & 1893 - 1897))
      • Wife and First Lady to the Presidency of Grover Cleveland (1885 - 1889 & 1893 - 1897). She was born in Buffalo (NY) on July 21, 1864 (a Thursday) and died in Baltimore (MD) on October 29, 1947 (a Wednesday) at the age of 83. She is buried at Princeton Cemetery (Mercer County, New Jersey).
      • Baltimore is located 26 miles [41.8 km] to the southeast of Alto Vista.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Frances Cleveland<3>
    • Andrew Howard 'Andy' Cohen     (Major League Baseball)

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

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

  • View Our List ...
    • Westminster, which is the Seat of Carroll County and lies just to the North Northwest.
    • Annapolis, which is the State Capital of Maryland, lies 47 miles [75.6 km]<1> to the southeast (SE). If you could walk a straight line from Alto Vista to Annapolis, with an average speed<4> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take about three full days to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take most of two days.
    • The White House (Washington, DC) is 45 miles [72.4 km] to the south (S). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take less than an hour, a buggy would take most of two days and walking would take about three full days.
    • The shortest distance<5> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 5,868 miles [9,443.6 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<6>
    • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 6,575 miles [10,581.4 km] and it lies to the east northeast (ENE).<7>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 4,452 miles [7,164.8 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<8>

Other Roadside Stops ...

Visit our Community Index for Maryland

About Carroll County

About Maryland

Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Alto Vista. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

The official website for Carroll County: www.ccgov.carr.org/

The official website for State of Maryland: www.maryland.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 from Point A (ie- Alto Vista) to Point B.Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Alto Vista. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 39.5543, Longitude: -76.9903       In this case, the coordinates for Alto Vista 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 have found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.
<3>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.
<4>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.
<5>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 Alto Vista to the Middle East to be East and South, the Great Circle Route actually lies to the North and East.
<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Jerusalem is 307.818 degrees.
<7>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 303.459 degrees.
<8>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 304.439 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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