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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 Avila, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Avila 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 Avila:
    • 38.908446, -76.614130
    • 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 Avila
  • 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

Communities Also Named Avila ...

We have found one communities that share the name Avila.

Within Maryland, the name Avila is unique.

Beyond Maryland, there is another community also named Avila in the United States.

  • Communities Elsewhere In North America ...
    • California
      • San Luis Obispo County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<1> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the California community of Avila [San Luis Obispo County].

Curious and Interesting Names Near Avila ...

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.

  • Birdsville [Anne Arundel County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Birdsville
    • Birdsville [Anne Arundel County] lies less than 2 miles<2> to the southeast of Avila
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Birdsville have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Birdsville
  • Bon Haven [Anne Arundel County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bon Haven
    • Bon Haven [Anne Arundel County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<2> to the north of Avila
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Bon Haven have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bon Haven
  • Chapel Knoll [Anne Arundel County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Chapel Knoll
    • Chapel Knoll [Anne Arundel County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<2> to the southeast of Avila
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Chapel Knoll have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Chapel Knoll
  • Chestnut Hills [Anne Arundel County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Chestnut Hills
    • Chestnut Hills [Anne Arundel County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<2> to the northeast of Avila
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Chestnut Hills have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Chestnut Hills
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    • Donovans Pier [Anne Arundel County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Donovans Pier
      • Donovans Pier [Anne Arundel County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<2> to the northeast of Avila
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Donovans Pier have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Donovans Pier
    • Eagles Passages [Anne Arundel County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Eagles Passages
      • Eagles Passages [Anne Arundel County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<2> to the north of Avila
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Eagles Passages have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Eagles Passages
    • Edgewater [Anne Arundel County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Edgewater
      • Edgewater [Anne Arundel County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<2> to the northeast of Avila
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Edgewater have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Edgewater
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Edgewater<4>
    • Edgewater Beach [Anne Arundel County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Edgewater Beach
      • Edgewater Beach [Anne Arundel County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<2> to the northeast of Avila
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Edgewater Beach have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Edgewater Beach
    • Friends Choice [Anne Arundel County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Friends Choice
      • Friends Choice [Anne Arundel County] lies less than 2 miles<2> to the west of Avila
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Friends Choice have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Friends Choice
    • Ginger Cove [Anne Arundel County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ginger Cove
      • Ginger Cove [Anne Arundel County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<2> to the northeast of Avila
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Ginger Cove have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ginger Cove
    • Gravely [Anne Arundel County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Gravely
      • Gravely [Anne Arundel County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<2> to the north of Avila
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Gravely have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Gravely
    • Harbor Hills [Anne Arundel County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Harbor Hills
      • Harbor Hills [Anne Arundel County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<2> to the north of Avila
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Harbor Hills have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Harbor Hills
    • Heritage Harbour [Anne Arundel County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Heritage Harbour
      • Heritage Harbour [Anne Arundel County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<2> to the north of Avila
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Heritage Harbour have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Heritage Harbour
    • Hidden Cove [Anne Arundel County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hidden Cove
      • Hidden Cove [Anne Arundel County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<2> to the north of Avila
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hidden Cove have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hidden Cove
    • Holly Hill Harbor [Anne Arundel County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Holly Hill Harbor
      • Holly Hill Harbor [Anne Arundel County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<2> to the east of Avila
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Holly Hill Harbor have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Holly Hill Harbor
    • Hunt Chapel [Anne Arundel County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hunt Chapel
      • Hunt Chapel [Anne Arundel County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<2> to the south of Avila
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hunt Chapel have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hunt Chapel
    • Kings Retreat [Anne Arundel County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Kings Retreat
      • Kings Retreat [Anne Arundel County] lies less than 2 miles<2> to the northwest of Avila
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Kings Retreat have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Kings Retreat
    • Londontowne [Anne Arundel County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Londontowne
      • Londontowne [Anne Arundel County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<2> to the northeast of Avila
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Londontowne have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Londontowne
    • Merrywood [Anne Arundel County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Merrywood
      • Merrywood [Anne Arundel County] lies less than 2 miles<2> to the southwest of Avila
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Merrywood have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Merrywood
    • Mill Swamp [Anne Arundel County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mill Swamp
      • Mill Swamp [Anne Arundel County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<2> to the southeast of Avila
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Mill Swamp have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mill Swamp
    • Oakbluff [Anne Arundel County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Oakbluff
      • Oakbluff [Anne Arundel County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<2> to the northeast of Avila
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Oakbluff have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Oakbluff
    • Pine Whiff Beach [Anne Arundel County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pine Whiff Beach
      • Pine Whiff Beach [Anne Arundel County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<2> to the northeast of Avila
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Pine Whiff Beach have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pine Whiff Beach
    • Poplar Point [Anne Arundel County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Poplar Point
      • Poplar Point [Anne Arundel County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<2> to the northeast of Avila
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Poplar Point have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Poplar Point
    • Riverwood [Anne Arundel County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Riverwood
      • Riverwood [Anne Arundel County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<2> to the west of Avila
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Riverwood have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Riverwood
    • Royale Glen [Anne Arundel County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Royale Glen
      • Royale Glen [Anne Arundel County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<2> to the northwest of Avila
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Royale Glen have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Royale Glen
    • Rutland [Anne Arundel County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rutland
      • Rutland [Anne Arundel County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<2> to the north of Avila
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Rutland have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rutland

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 Avila. 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.

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    • Nicholas James 'Nick' Adenhart     (Professional baseball)
    • Jack Anderson     (Columnist)
      • Full name: Jack Northman Anderson
      • Columnist. He was born in Long Beach (CA) on October 19, 1922 (a Thursday) and died in Bethesda (MD) on December 17, 2005 (a Saturday) at the age of 83.
      • Bethesda is located 26 miles [41.8 km] to the west of Avila.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Jack Anderson<5>
    • 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 north of Avila.
      • Baltimore is located 26 miles [41.8 km] to the north of Avila.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Annie Walker Armstrong<5>
    • 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 north of Avila.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Eubie Blake<5>
    • Wernher Von Braun     (Scientist)
      • Scientist. He was born in Wielkopolskie (Poland) on March 23, 1912 (a Saturday) and died in Alexandria (VA) on June 16, 1977 (a Thursday) at the age of 65. We don't have any burial details.
      • Alexandria is located 24 miles [38.6 km] to the west of Avila.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Wernher Von Braun<5>
    • Toni Braxton     (Singer, songwriter, actress)
      • Full name: Toni Michele Braxton
      • Singer, songwriter, actress. She was born in Severn (MD) on October 7, 1967 (a Saturday)
      • Severn is located 16 miles [25.7 km] to the north of Avila.
    • Traci Braxton     (Singer)
      • Full name: Traci Renee Braxton
      • Singer. She was born in Severn (MD) on April 2, 1971 (a Friday) and died on March 12, 2022 (a Saturday) at the age of 50. We don't have any burial details.
      • Severn is located 16 miles [25.7 km] to the north of Avila.
    • Dr. Ferdinand Graft Brickwedde     (Scientist)
    • Walter Scott 'Steve' Brodie     (Professional baseball)
    • 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 north of Avila.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Orlando 'Zeus' Brown<5>

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

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

  • View Our List ...
    • Annapolis, which is the Seat of Anne Arundel County and lies just to the Northeast.
    • Annapolis, which is the State Capital of Maryland, lies just to the northeast (NE).
    • The White House (Washington, DC) is 22 miles [35.4 km]<2> to the west (W). If you could walk a straight line from Avila to White House, with an average speed<6> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take just over a day to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take most of a day.
    • The shortest distance<7> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 5,879 miles [9,461.3 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<8>
    • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 6,583 miles [10,594.3 km] and it lies to the east northeast (ENE).<9>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 4,460 miles [7,177.7 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<10>

Other Roadside Stops ...

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 Avila. 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>If we encounter the name of what might be a community, our methodology is to add that name to our Gazetteer as a placeholder. As we find more information about that community, it will be added to our Gazetteer.

Just as a reminder: Our definition of a community is rather broad and includes those places (or areas) where several families lived and had a name which identified that place. For example, you might hear somebody say that they are going over to Bird Creek to see Pete ... Bird Creek is just a gas station and a couple of homes at the crossroads. While it might not be on the map, everybody in the area knows it by that name.

Places of interest include buildings at a crossroad, several families clustered in a hollow or maybe the location of a way station. It also includes places like mines, lumber camps, ferry crossings, etc. The community might still exist, is now gone or only existed for just a short period of time.

Also keep in mind that Avila could have been on the original document by mistake, misspelled, the original/alternate name of a community that we've listed elsewhere or was placed in the wrong county. Sometimes a post office or train station would have a different name than the community where it's located, so two names might be referring to the same community - we're working to straighten it all out.
<2>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 drawn from Point A (ie- Avila) to Point B.Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Avila. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 38.9084, Longitude: -76.6141       In this case, the coordinates for Avila have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<3>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.
<4>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<5>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.
<6>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.
<7>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 Avila to the Middle East to be East and South, the Great Circle Route actually lies to the North and East.
<8>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Jerusalem is 307.64 degrees.
<9>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 303.157 degrees.
<10>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 304.533 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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