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Introduction ...

Below is our collection of tidbits, odds 'n ends for Aspen Hill.

This page contains four sections:

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

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

  • Rockville [Map], which is the Seat of Montgomery County, lies just to the West.
  • Annapolis [Map], which is the State Capital of Maryland, lies 31 miles [49.9 km] to the East Southeast (ESE). If you could walk a straight line from Aspen Hill to Annapolis, with an average speed<2> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take most of two days to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take just over a day.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 12 miles [19.3 km] to the South (S). The buggy would take nearly four hours and walking would take five to six hours.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 5,891 miles [9,480.6 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 6,597 miles [10,616.8 km] and it lies to the East Northeast (ENE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 4,474 miles [7,200.2 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Aspen Hill ...

While the name Aspen Hill is unique within Maryland, we know of one more community in the United States.


Communities Outside of Maryland

Tennessee

Giles County

Our profile page for Aspen Hill, Giles County   [Map]
Distance: About 611 miles [983.3 km] to the West Southwest

Curious and Interesting Names Near Aspen Hill ...

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.

English Manor   -   Less than 2 miles to the Northwest of Aspen Hill   [Map]
Foxhall   -   Less than 2 miles to the Southeast   [Map]
Gayfields   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the Northeast   [Map]
Glenallen   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the Southeast   [Map]
Harmony Hills   -   Less than 2 miles to the Southwest   [Map]
Hermitage Park   -   Less than 2 miles to the East   [Map]
Holiday Park   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the South   [Map]
Homecrest   -   Less than 2 miles to the Northeast   [Map]
Lutes   -   Less than 2 miles to the Southeast   [Map]
Manor Park   -   Less than 2 miles to the Northwest   [Map]
Manor Village   -   Less than 2 miles to the North   [Map]
Randolph Hills   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the Southwest   [Map]
Rock Creek Village   -   Less than 2 miles to the West   [Map]
Rockland   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the West   [Map]
Silver Rock   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the West   [Map]
Stoney Brook   -   Less than 2 miles to the Southwest   [Map]
Sycamore Creek   -   Less than 2 miles to the Northwest   [Map]
Twin Brook   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the West   [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 Aspen Hill. 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.

Jack Anderson     (Jack Northman Anderson)
  Columnist. He was born in Long Beach (California) on Thursday October 19, 1922 and died in Bethesda (Maryland) on Saturday December 17, 2005 at an age of 83.

Bethesda [Map] is located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the south of Aspen Hill

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Jack Anderson<7>
 
Eubie Blake     (Born as James Hubert Blake)
  Musician, composer. He was born in Baltimore (Maryland) on Wednesday February 7, 1883 and died in Brooklyn (New York) on Saturday February 12, 1983 at an age of 100. He was buried at Cypress Hills Cemetery (Kings County, New York) [Map].

Baltimore [Map] is located 28 miles [45.1 km] to the northeast of Aspen Hill

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Eubie Blake
 
Chet Bulger     (Born as Chester Noyes Bulger)
  Professional football. He was born in Rumford (Maine) on Tueday September 18, 1917 and died in Fairfax (Virginia) on Thursday February 19, 2009 at an age of 91.

Fairfax [Map] is located 20 miles [32.2 km] to the southwest of Aspen Hill

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Chet Bulger
 
Sandra Bullock     (Sandra Annette Bullock)
  Oscar winning actress. She was born in Arlington (Virginia) on Sunday July 26, 1964

Arlington [Map] is located 13 miles [20.9 km] to the south of Aspen Hill
 
Andrew Howard 'Andy' Cohen
  Major League Baseball. He was born in Baltimore (Maryland) on Tueday October 25, 1904 and died in El Paso (Texas) on Saturday October 29, 1988 at an age of 84.

Baltimore [Map] is located 28 miles [45.1 km] to the northeast of Aspen Hill

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Andrew Howard 'Andy' Cohen
 
Sydney Harry 'Syd' Cohen
  Major League Baseball. He was born in Baltimore (Maryland) on Monday May 7, 1906 and died in El Paso (Texas) on Saturday April 9, 1988 at an age of 81.

Baltimore [Map] is located 28 miles [45.1 km] to the northeast of Aspen Hill

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Sydney Harry 'Syd' Cohen
 
Johnny Eck     (Born as John Eckhardt, Jr.)
  Actor, sideshow performer. He was born in Baltimore (Maryland) on Sunday August 27, 1911 and died in Baltimore (Maryland) on Saturday January 5, 1991 at an age of 79.

Baltimore [Map] is located 28 miles [45.1 km] to the northeast of Aspen Hill

Baltimore [Map] is located 28 miles [45.1 km] to the northeast of Aspen Hill

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Johnny Eck
 
William David Elliot, Jr.
  Actor. He was born in Baltimore (Maryland) on Monday June 4, 1934 and died in Los Angeles (California) on Thursday September 29, 1983 at an age of 49. He was buried at Maryland Veterans Cemetery (Anne Arundel County, Maryland) [Map].

Baltimore [Map] is located 28 miles [45.1 km] to the northeast of Aspen Hill

Find-A-Grave Memorial: William David Elliot, Jr.
 
Cal Ermer     (Calvin Coolidge Ermer)
  Major League Baseball. He was born in Baltimore (Maryland) on Saturday November 10, 1923 and died in Chattanooga (Tennessee) on Saturday August 8, 2009 at an age of 85. He was buried at Chattanooga National Cemetery (Hamilton County, Tennessee) [Map].

Baltimore [Map] is located 28 miles [45.1 km] to the northeast of Aspen Hill

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Cal Ermer
 
Ernie 'Tennessee Ernie' Ford     (Ernest Jennings Ford)
  Singer, TV Host, Radio announcer. He was born in Bristol (Tennessee) on Thursday February 13, 1919 and died in Reston (Virginia) on Thursday October 17, 1991 at an age of 72.

Reston [Map] is located 16 miles [25.7 km] to the southwest of Aspen Hill

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Ernie 'Tennessee Ernie' Ford
 
Dr. Robert Hutchings Goddard
  Scientist. He was born in Worcester (Massachusetts) on Thursday October 5, 1882 and died in Baltimore (Maryland) on Friday August 10, 1945 at an age of 62.

Baltimore [Map] is located 28 miles [45.1 km] to the northeast of Aspen Hill

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Dr. Robert Hutchings Goddard
 
Grace Hopper     (Born as Grace Brewster Murray)
  Rear Admiral, computer scientist, mathematician. She was born in New York (New York) on Sunday December 9, 1906 and died in Arlington (Virginia) on Wednesday January 1, 1992 at an age of 85. She was buried at Arlington National Cemetery (Arlington County, Virginia) [Map].

Arlington [Map] is located 13 miles [20.9 km] to the south of Aspen Hill

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Grace Hopper
 
John 'Mean John' Paluck
  Professional football. He was born in Swoyersville (Pennsylvania) on Thursday May 23, 1935 and died in Fairfax (Virginia) on Tueday April 22, 2003 at an age of 67.

Fairfax [Map] is located 20 miles [32.2 km] to the southwest of Aspen Hill

Find-A-Grave Memorial: John 'Mean John' Paluck

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Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Montgomery County: www.montgomerycountymd.gov/

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' distance starting from Aspen Hill. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Aspen Hill) to Point B.

If you need the driving distance, we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Aspen Hill. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Aspen Hill

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Aspen Hill. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 39.0796, Longitude: -77.0730     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Aspen Hill 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 Aspen Hill 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 307.899 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 303.478 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 304.659 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: findagrave.com.

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