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Introduction ...

Below is our collection of tidbits, odds 'n ends for Augusta Acres.

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

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

  • Annapolis [Map], which is the Seat of Anne Arundel County, lies 12 miles [19.3 km] to the South Southeast. If you could walk a straight line from Augusta Acres to Annapolis, with an average speed<2> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take five to six hours to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take nearly four hours.
  • Annapolis [Map], which is the State Capital of Maryland, lies 12 miles [19.3 km] to the South Southeast (SSE). The buggy would take nearly four hours and walking would take five to six hours.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 27 miles [43.5 km] to the Southwest (SW). The buggy would take just over a day and walking would take just about two full days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 5,870 miles [9,446.8 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 6,575 miles [10,581.4 km] and it lies to the East Northeast (ENE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 4,452 miles [7,164.8 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Augusta Acres ...

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


Communities Outside of Maryland

South Carolina

Greenville County

Our profile page for Augusta Acres, Greenville County   [Map]
Distance: About 436 miles [701.7 km] to the Southwest

Curious and Interesting Names Near Augusta Acres ...

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.

Chartwood   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the South of Augusta Acres   [Map]
Derby Farms   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the West   [Map]
Dundee   -   Less than 2 miles to the Northwest   [Map]
Fox Chase   -   Less than 2 miles to the Northeast   [Map]
Foxhollow   -   Less than 2 miles to the South   [Map]
Freetown   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the Northeast   [Map]
Freetown Village   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the East   [Map]
Glen Gardens   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the North   [Map]
Glen Hollow   -   Less than 2 miles to the Northwest   [Map]
Greentree   -   Less than 2 miles to the West   [Map]
Harpers Mill   -   Less than 2 miles to the Southwest   [Map]
Hillendale   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the South   [Map]
Long Hill   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the East   [Map]
Marley   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the Northeast   [Map]
Marley Park Beach   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the Northeast   [Map]
Marley Run   -   Less than 2 miles to the East   [Map]
Meadow Brook   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the Northwest   [Map]
Millrace   -   Less than 2 miles to the Southwest   [Map]
Quail Run   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the South   [Map]
Sandy Oaks   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the East   [Map]
Stewarts Purchase   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the South   [Map]
Sun Valley   -   Less than 2 miles to the Northeast   [Map]
Timber Glade   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the East   [Map]
Towering Oaks   -   Less than 2 miles to the North   [Map]
Twin Ridge   -   Less than 2 miles to the North   [Map]
Village Square   -   Less than 2 miles to the West   [Map]
Windy Knolls   -   Less than 2 miles to the South   [Map]
Woods Edge   -   Less than 2 miles to the Northwest   [Map]
Woodside Square   -   Less than 2 miles to the Northwest   [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 Augusta Acres. 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 27 miles [43.5 km] to the west of Augusta Acres

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 11 miles [17.7 km] to the north of Augusta Acres

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Eubie Blake
 
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 11 miles [17.7 km] to the north of Augusta Acres

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 11 miles [17.7 km] to the north of Augusta Acres

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 11 miles [17.7 km] to the north of Augusta Acres

Baltimore [Map] is located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the north of Augusta Acres

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 11 miles [17.7 km] to the north of Augusta Acres

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 11 miles [17.7 km] to the north of Augusta Acres

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Cal Ermer
 
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 11 miles [17.7 km] to the north of Augusta Acres

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Dr. Robert Hutchings Goddard
 
Emily Post
  Author. She was born in Baltimore (Maryland) on Sunday October 27, 1872 and died in New York (New York) on Sunday September 25, 1960 at an age of 87.

Baltimore [Map] is located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the north of Augusta Acres

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Emily Post
 
Lewis Robert 'Hack' Wilson
  Major League Baseball. He was born in Ellwood City (Pennsylvania) on Thursday April 26, 1900 and died in Baltimore (Maryland) on Tueday November 23, 1948 at an age of 48. He was buried at Rosedale Cemetery (Berkeley County, West Virginia) [Map].

Baltimore [Map] is located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the north of Augusta Acres

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Lewis Robert 'Hack' Wilson

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Index of Cities, Towns and Villages for Maryland

About Anne Arundel County

About Maryland

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Anne Arundel County: www.co.anne-arundel.md.us/

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 from Augusta Acres. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Augusta Acres) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Augusta Acres. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 39.1271, Longitude: -76.6152     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Augusta Acres 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 Augusta Acres 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 307.626 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 303.174 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 304.447 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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