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Antietam Farmettes, Maryland

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Introduction ...

Below is our collection of tidbits, odds 'n ends for Antietam Farmettes.

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

With a nod to our favorite Gazetteers, the straight-line distance<1> beginning in Antietam Farmettes to:

  • Hagerstown [Map], which is the Seat of Washington County, lies just to the North.
  • Annapolis [Map], which is the State Capital of Maryland, lies 75 miles [120.7 km] to the East Southeast (ESE). If you could drive a straight line from Antietam Farmettes to Annapolis, with an average speed<2>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 [Map]) is 56 miles [90.1 km] to the Southeast (SE). Driving would take less than an hour, a buggy would take over two days and walking would take most of three days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 5,899 miles [9,493.5 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<4>
  • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba [Map]) is 6,608 miles [10,634.5 km] and it lies to the East Northeast (ENE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 4,484 miles [7,216.3 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Curious and Interesting Names Near Antietam Farmettes ...

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 talk about such a name. If time permits and the community is not too far, we'll usually try to make a side-trip.

Appletown   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the Southeast of Antietam Farmettes   [Map]
Dogtown   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the Southwest   [Map]
Fairplay   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the Northwest   [Map]
Fairplay Farms   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the West   [Map]
Green Hill   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the North   [Map]
Greystone Hills   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the East   [Map]
Mapleville   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the East   [Map]
Mount Pleasant   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the East   [Map]
Mousetown   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the East   [Map]
Porterstown   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the South   [Map]
Red Hill   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the South   [Map]
Springvale   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the Southeast   [Map]

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 Antietam Farmettes. 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.

John Brown
  Abolitionist, activist. He was born in Torrington (Connecticut) on Friday May 9, 1800 and died in Charles Town (West Virginia) on Friday December 2, 1859 at an age of 59.

Charles Town [Map] is located 18 miles [29 km] to the southwest of Antietam Farmettes

Find-A-Grave Memorial: John Brown<7>
James Buchanan
  15th President of the US (1857 - 1861). He was born in Cove Gap (Pennsylvania) on Saturday April 23, 1791 and died in Lancaster (Pennsylvania) on Monday June 1, 1868 at an age of 77. He was buried at Woodward Hill Cemetery (Lancaster County, Pennsylvania) [Map].

Cove Gap [Map] is located 26 miles [41.8 km] to the northwest of Antietam Farmettes

Find-A-Grave Memorial: James Buchanan
Jane Harrison
  Daughter-in-law of William Harrison - since his wife Anna Harrison was too ill to travel, Jane served as the de facto First Lady for the Harrison Presidency. She was born in Mercersburg (Pennsylvania) on Monday July 23, 1804 and died on Monday May 11, 1846 at an age of 41.

Mercersburg [Map] is located 23 miles [37 km] to the northwest of Antietam Farmettes

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Footnotes ...

<1>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'point-to-point' distance starting from Antietam Farmettes. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Antietam Farmettes) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Antietam Farmettes. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 39.5237, Longitude: -77.7117     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Antietam Farmettes have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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<2>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.

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<3>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 Antietam Farmettes to the Middle East to be East and South, the Great Circle Route actually lies to the North and East.

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<4>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Jerusalem is 308.251 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 303.946 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 304.76 degrees.

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<7>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:

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