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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 Ashbox, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Ashbox 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 Ashbox:
    • 38.671229, -76.796913
    • 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 Ashbox
  • 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 Ashbox ...

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.

  • Bald Eagle (4 miles [6.4 km] to the east)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bald Eagle
    • Bald Eagle lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the east of Ashbox and is located in Prince George's County
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Bald Eagle have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bald Eagle
  • Cedarville (less than 2 miles to the southwest)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cedarville
    • Cedarville lies less than 2 miles<1> to the southwest of Ashbox and is located in Prince George's County
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cedarville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cedarville
  • Danville (6 miles [9.7 km] to the west)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Danville
    • Danville lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the west of Ashbox and is located in Prince George's County
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Danville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Danville
  • Delight (5 miles [8 km] to the west)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Delight
    • Delight lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the west of Ashbox and is located in Charles County
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Delight have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Delight
  • Fairgreen (6 miles [9.7 km] to the north)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Fairgreen
    • Fairgreen lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the north of Ashbox and is located in Prince George's County
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Fairgreen have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Fairgreen
  • Forest Park (6 miles [9.7 km] to the southwest)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Forest Park
    • Forest Park lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the southwest of Ashbox and is located in Charles County
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Forest Park have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Forest Park
  • Foxchase (6 miles [9.7 km] to the east)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Foxchase
    • Foxchase lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the east of Ashbox and is located in Calvert County
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Foxchase have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Foxchase
  • Green Acres (6 miles [9.7 km] to the west)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Green Acres
    • Green Acres lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the west of Ashbox and is located in Prince George's County
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Green Acres have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Green Acres
  • Green Spring (5 miles [8 km] to the south)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Green Spring
    • Green Spring lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the south of Ashbox and is located in Charles County
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Green Spring have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Green Spring
  • Hickory Thicket (5 miles [8 km] to the south)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hickory Thicket
    • Hickory Thicket lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the south of Ashbox and is located in Charles County
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hickory Thicket have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hickory Thicket
  • Hollaway Estates (5 miles [8 km] to the north)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hollaway Estates
    • Hollaway Estates lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the north of Ashbox and is located in Prince George's County
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hollaway Estates have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hollaway Estates
  • Holly Station (5 miles [8 km] to the west)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Holly Station
    • Holly Station lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the west of Ashbox and is located in Charles County
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Holly Station have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Holly Station
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    • Horsehead (2 miles [3.2 km] to the southeast)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Horsehead
      • Horsehead lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the southeast of Ashbox and is located in Prince George's County
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Horsehead have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Horsehead
    • Land Tree (5 miles [8 km] to the north)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Land Tree
      • Land Tree lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the north of Ashbox and is located in Prince George's County
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Land Tree have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Land Tree
    • Lynnbrook (6 miles [9.7 km] to the west)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lynnbrook
      • Lynnbrook lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the west of Ashbox and is located in Charles County
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lynnbrook have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lynnbrook
    • Malcolm (3 miles [4.8 km] to the south)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Malcolm
      • Malcolm lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the south of Ashbox and is located in Charles County
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Malcolm have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Malcolm
    • Meadowbrook (6 miles [9.7 km] to the southwest)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Meadowbrook
      • Meadowbrook lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the southwest of Ashbox and is located in Charles County
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Meadowbrook have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Meadowbrook
    • Pleasant Springs (5 miles [8 km] to the west)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pleasant Springs
      • Pleasant Springs lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the west of Ashbox and is located in Prince George's County
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Pleasant Springs have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pleasant Springs
    • Poplar Hill (4 miles [6.4 km] to the southeast)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Poplar Hill
      • Poplar Hill lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the southeast of Ashbox and is located in Prince George's County
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Poplar Hill have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Poplar Hill
    • Springhaven (6 miles [9.7 km] to the west)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Springhaven
      • Springhaven lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the west of Ashbox and is located in Charles County
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Springhaven have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Springhaven
    • Sunrise Hills (3 miles [4.8 km] to the northeast)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sunrise Hills
      • Sunrise Hills lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the northeast of Ashbox and is located in Prince George's County
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Sunrise Hills have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sunrise Hills
    • Three Brothers (6 miles [9.7 km] to the south)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Three Brothers
      • Three Brothers lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the south of Ashbox and is located in Charles County
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Three Brothers have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Three Brothers
    • Windy Oaks (6 miles [9.7 km] to the north)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Windy Oaks
      • Windy Oaks lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the north of Ashbox and is located in Prince George's County
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Windy Oaks have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Windy Oaks

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

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

  • View Our List ...
    • Upper Marlboro, which is the Seat of Prince George's County and lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the north northeast. If you could walk a straight line from Ashbox to Upper Marlboro, with an average speed<3> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take four to five hours to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take a little over three hours.
    • Annapolis, which is the State Capital of Maryland, lies 26 miles [41.8 km] to the northeast (NE). The buggy would take just over a day and walking would take just about two full days.
    • The White House (Washington, DC) is 20 miles [32.2 km] to the northwest (NW). The buggy would take most of a day and walking would take just over a day.
    • The shortest distance<4> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 5,897 miles [9,490.3 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<5>
    • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 6,600 miles [10,621.7 km] and it lies to the east northeast (ENE).<6>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 4,478 miles [7,206.6 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<7>

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The official website for Prince George's County: www.co.pg.md.us/

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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- Ashbox) to Point B.Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Ashbox. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 38.6712, Longitude: -76.7969       In this case, the coordinates for Ashbox 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>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 Ashbox 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 307.763 degrees.
<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 303.26 degrees.
<7>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 304.701 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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