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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 Adams Corner, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Adams Corner and the surrounding area.

  • Weather ...
  • 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 Adams Corner:
    • 43.412446, -70.441688
    • 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 Adams Corner
  • 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 Adams Corner ...

We have found four communities that share the name Adams Corner.

Within Maine, the name Adams Corner is unique.

Beyond Maine, we know of another four communities that are located throughout in the United States.

  • Communities Elsewhere In North America ...
    • Illinois
      • Wabash County
      • This Adams Corner is located in Wabash County and lies 961 miles [1,546.6 km]<1> to the west southwest of the Adams Corner that is located in York County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Adams Corner
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Wabash County community of Adams Corner.
    • Kansas
      • Reno County
      • This Adams Corner is located in Reno County and lies 1,485 miles [2,389.9 km]<1> to the west of the Adams Corner that is located in York County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Adams Corner
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Reno County community of Adams Corner.
    • New York
      • Chenango County
      • This Adams Corner is located in Chenango County and lies 275 miles [442.6 km]<1> to the west southwest of the Adams Corner that is located in York County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Adams Corner
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Chenango County community of Adams Corner.
    • Pennsylvania
      • Butler County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<2> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Pennsylvania community of Adams Corner [Butler County].

Curious and Interesting Names Near Adams Corner ...

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.

  • Airport Village [York County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Airport Village
    • Airport Village [York County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the northwest of Adams Corner
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Airport Village have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Airport Village
  • Ferry Beach [York County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ferry Beach
    • Ferry Beach [York County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the northeast of Adams Corner
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Ferry Beach have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ferry Beach
  • Five Points [York County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Five Points
    • Five Points [York County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the north of Adams Corner
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Five Points have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Five Points
  • Fortunes Rocks [York County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Fortunes Rocks
    • Fortunes Rocks [York County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the east of Adams Corner
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Fortunes Rocks have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Fortunes Rocks
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    • Four Corners [York County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Four Corners
      • Four Corners [York County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the southwest of Adams Corner
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Four Corners have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Four Corners
    • Goose Rocks Beach [York County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Goose Rocks Beach
      • Goose Rocks Beach [York County] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the southeast of Adams Corner
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Goose Rocks Beach have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Goose Rocks Beach
    • Guinea Corner [York County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Guinea Corner
      • Guinea Corner [York County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the north of Adams Corner
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Guinea Corner have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Guinea Corner
    • Hills Beach [York County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hills Beach
      • Hills Beach [York County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the northeast of Adams Corner
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hills Beach have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hills Beach
    • Millers Crossing [York County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Millers Crossing
      • Millers Crossing [York County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the west of Adams Corner
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Millers Crossing have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Millers Crossing
    • Tattle Corner [York County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Tattle Corner
      • Tattle Corner [York County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the north of Adams Corner
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Tattle Corner have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Tattle Corner
    • Tea Kettle Corner [York County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Tea Kettle Corner
      • Tea Kettle Corner [York County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the north of Adams Corner
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Tea Kettle Corner have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Tea Kettle Corner
    • Town House Corners [York County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Town House Corners
      • Town House Corners [York County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the southwest of Adams Corner
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Town House Corners

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 Adams Corner. 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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    • Thomas Bailey Aldrich     (Author, poet, editor)
      • Author, poet, editor. He was born in Portsmouth (New Hampshire) on Friday November 11, 1836 and died in Boston (Massachusetts) on Tueday March 19, 1907 at the age of 70. He is buried at Mt. Auburn Cemetery (Middlesex County, Massachusetts).
      • Portsmouth is located 28 miles [45.1 km] to the southwest of Adams Corner.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Thomas Bailey Aldrich<4>
    • Dorothy Appleby     (Actress)
      • Actress. She was born in Portland (Maine) on Saturday January 6, 1906 and died in Long Island City (New York) on Wednesday August 8, 1990 at the age of 84. She is buried at Forest City Cemetery (Cumberland County, Maine).
      • Portland is located 19 miles [30.6 km] to the northeast of Adams Corner.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Dorothy Appleby<4>
    • Henry A. Barrows     (Actor)
      • Actor. He was born in Saco (Maine) on Thursday April 29, 1875 and died in Los Angeles (California) on Sunday March 25, 1945 at the age of 69. He is buried at Los Angeles National Cemetery (Los Angeles County, California).
      • Saco is located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the north of Adams Corner.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Henry A. Barrows<4>
    • Frederick Nicholls Crouch     (Composer)
      • Composer. He was born in Marylebone (England) on Sunday July 31, 1808 and died in Portland (Maine) on Tueday August 18, 1896 at the age of 88. He is buried at Loudon Park Cemetery (Baltimore City, Maryland).
      • Portland is located 19 miles [30.6 km] to the northeast of Adams Corner.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Frederick Nicholls Crouch<4>
    • Edward Sylvester Ellis     (Author)
      • Author. He was born in Geneva (Ohio) on Saturday April 11, 1840 and died in Cliff Island (Maine) on Tueday June 20, 1916 at the age of 76. He is buried at Mt. Hebron Cemetery (Essex County, New Jersey).
      • Cliff Island is located 25 miles [40.2 km] to the northeast of Adams Corner.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Edward Sylvester Ellis<4>
    • John Ford     (Director)
      • Director. He was born in Cape Elizabeth (Maine) on Thursday February 1, 1894 and died in Palm Desert (California) on Friday August 31, 1973 at the age of 79.
      • Cape Elizabeth is located 15 miles [24.1 km] to the northeast of Adams Corner.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: John Ford<4>
    • Edwin Herbert Hall     (Nobel Prize winning scientist, inventor)
      • Nobel Prize winning scientist, inventor. He was born in North Gorham (Maine) on Wednesday November 7, 1855 and died in Cambridge (Massachusetts) on Sunday November 20, 1938 at the age of 83. He is buried at Mt. Auburn Cemetery (Middlesex County, Massachusetts).
      • North Gorham is located 26 miles [41.8 km] to the north of Adams Corner.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Edwin Herbert Hall<4>
    • Winslow Homer     (Artist)
      • Artist. He was born in Boston (Massachusetts) on Wednesday February 24, 1836 and died in Prouts Neck (Maine) on Thursday September 29, 1910 at the age of 74. He is buried at Mt. Auburn Cemetery (Middlesex County, Massachusetts).
      • Prouts Neck is located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the northeast of Adams Corner.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Winslow Homer<4>
    • William Morris Hunt     (Artist)
      • Artist. He was born in Brattleboro (Vermont) on Wednesday March 31, 1824 and died in Portsmouth (New Hampshire) on Monday September 8, 1879 at the age of 55. He is buried at Prospect Hill Cemetery (Windham County, Vermont).
      • Portsmouth is located 28 miles [45.1 km] to the southwest of Adams Corner.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: William Morris Hunt<4>
    • Louise Lamprey     (Author)
      • Author. She was born in Alexandria (New Hampshire) on Saturday April 17, 1869 and died in Limerick (Maine) on Saturday January 13, 1951 at the age of 81. She is buried at Blossom Hill Cemetery (Merrimack County, New Hampshire).
      • Limerick is located 25 miles [40.2 km] to the northwest of Adams Corner.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Louise Lamprey<4>
    • Henry Wadsworth Longfellow     (Poet)
      • Poet. He was born in Portland (Maine) on Friday February 27, 1807 and died in Cambridge (Massachusetts) on Friday March 24, 1882 at the age of 75. He is buried at Mt. Auburn Cemetery (Middlesex County, Massachusetts).
      • Portland is located 19 miles [30.6 km] to the northeast of Adams Corner.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Henry Wadsworth Longfellow<4>
    • Alfred 'Fred' Parent     (Major League Baseball)
      • Major League Baseball. He was born in Biddeford (Maine) on Thursday November 25, 1875 and died in Sanford (Maine) on Thursday November 2, 1972 at the age of 97. He is buried at St. Ignatius Cemetery (York County, Maine).
      • Biddeford is located 5 miles [8 km] to the north of Adams Corner.
      • Sanford is located 16 miles [25.7 km] to the west of Adams Corner.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Alfred 'Fred' Parent<4>
    • Jethro Warner     (Actor)
      • Actor. He was born in Dover (New Hampshire) on Monday July 26, 1875 and died in New York (New York) on Sunday April 12, 1931 at the age of 55. He is buried at Kensico Cemetery (Westchester County, New York).
      • Dover is located 26 miles [41.8 km] to the southwest of Adams Corner.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Jethro Warner<4>

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

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

  • View Our List ...
    • Alfred, which is the Seat of York County and lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<1> to the west northwest. If you could walk a straight line from Adams Corner to Alfred, with an average speed<5> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take most of a day to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take four to five hours.
    • Augusta, which is the State Capital of Maine, lies 70 miles [112.7 km] to the north northeast (NNE). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take less than two hours, a buggy would take about three full days and walking would take three full days.
    • The White House (Washington, DC) is 463 miles [745.1 km] to the southwest (SW). Driving would take most of a day, a buggy would take 18 days and walking would take 27 days.
    • The shortest distance<6> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 5,437 miles [8,750 km] and it lies to the east northeast (ENE).<7>
    • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 6,148 miles [9,894.2 km] and it lies to the east northeast (ENE).<8>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 4,023 miles [6,474.4 km] and it lies to the east northeast (ENE).<9>

Other Roadside Stops ...

Visit our Community Index for Maine

About York County

About Maine

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for York County: www.co.york.me.us/

The official website for State of Maine: https://www.maine.gov/

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- Adams Corner) to Point B.

If you need the driving distance (or directions), we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Adams Corner. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Adams Corner

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Adams Corner. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 43.4124, Longitude: -70.4417    
<2>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 Mile's to see Pete ... Mile's 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 Adams Corner 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.
<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>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.
<5>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.
<6>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 Adams Corner to the Middle East to be East and South, the Great Circle Route actually lies to the North and East.
<7>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Jerusalem is 303.436 degrees.
<8>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 299.144 degrees.
<9>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 299.736 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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