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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 Alewife, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Alewife 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 Alewife:
    • 43.452861, -70.609777
    • 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 Alewife
  • 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 Alewife ...

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 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the east of Alewife
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Airport Village have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Airport Village
  • Cozy Corners [York County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cozy Corners
    • Cozy Corners [York County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the south of Alewife
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cozy Corners have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cozy Corners
  • Elms [York County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Elms
    • Elms [York County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the south of Alewife
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Elms have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Elms
  • Five Points [York County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Five Points
    • Five Points [York County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the east of Alewife
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Five Points have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Five Points
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    • Four Corners [York County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Four Corners
      • Four Corners [York County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the southeast of Alewife
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Four Corners have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Four Corners
    • Guinea Corner [York County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Guinea Corner
      • Guinea Corner [York County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the east of Alewife
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Guinea Corner have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Guinea Corner
    • Highpine [York County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Highpine
      • Highpine [York County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the south of Alewife
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Highpine have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Highpine
    • Hobbs Crossing [York County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hobbs Crossing
      • Hobbs Crossing [York County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the south of Alewife
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hobbs Crossing have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hobbs Crossing
    • Lower Landing [York County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lower Landing
      • Lower Landing [York County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the south of Alewife
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lower Landing have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lower Landing
    • Millers Crossing [York County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Millers Crossing
      • Millers Crossing [York County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the southeast of Alewife
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Millers Crossing have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Millers Crossing
    • Sandy Brook [York County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sandy Brook
      • Sandy Brook [York County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the northeast of Alewife
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Sandy Brook have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sandy Brook
    • Springvale [York County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Springvale
      • Springvale [York County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the west of Alewife
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Springvale have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Springvale
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Springvale<3>
    • Tattle Corner [York County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Tattle Corner
      • Tattle Corner [York County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the east of Alewife
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Tattle Corner have been provided by the GNIS.<2> 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 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the east of Alewife
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Tea Kettle Corner have been provided by the GNIS.<2> 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 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the southeast of Alewife
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Town House Corners
    • Union Falls [York County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Union Falls
      • Union Falls [York County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the north of Alewife
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Union Falls have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Union Falls

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 Alewife. 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 27 miles [43.5 km] to the south of Alewife.
      • 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 22 miles [35.4 km] to the northeast of Alewife.
      • 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 8 miles [12.9 km] to the east of Alewife.
      • 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 22 miles [35.4 km] to the northeast of Alewife.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Frederick Nicholls Crouch<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 21 miles [33.8 km] to the east of Alewife.
      • 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 25 miles [40.2 km] to the north of Alewife.
      • 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 15 miles [24.1 km] to the east of Alewife.
      • 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 27 miles [43.5 km] to the south of Alewife.
      • 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 18 miles [29 km] to the northwest of Alewife.
      • 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 22 miles [35.4 km] to the northeast of Alewife.
      • 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 8 miles [12.9 km] to the east of Alewife.
      • Sanford is located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the west of Alewife.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Alfred 'Fred' Parent<4>
    • Steve Trapilo     (Professional football)
      • Professional football. He was born in Boston (Massachusetts) on Sunday September 20, 1964 and died in Effingham (New Hampshire) on Friday May 21, 2004 at the age of 39. He is buried at Milton Cemetery (Norfolk County, Massachusetts).
      • Effingham is located 28 miles [45.1 km] to the northwest of Alewife.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Steve Trapilo<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 22 miles [35.4 km] to the southwest of Alewife.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Jethro Warner<4>

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

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

  • View Our List ...
    • Alfred, which is the Seat of York County and lies just to the West Northwest.
    • Augusta, which is the State Capital of Maine, lies 72 miles [115.9 km]<1> to the north northeast (NNE). If you could drive a straight line from Alewife to Augusta, with an average speed<5>of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, it would take less than two hours to make the trip. A comfortable walk of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour would take 4 days. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take most of three days.
    • The White House (Washington, DC) is 458 miles [737.1 km] to the southwest (SW). Driving would take most of a day, a buggy would take 18 days and walking would take 26 days.
    • The shortest distance<6> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 5,443 miles [8,759.7 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 6,154 miles [9,903.9 km] and it lies to the east northeast (ENE).<8>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 4,029 miles [6,484 km] and it lies to the east northeast (ENE).<9>

Other Roadside Stops ...

The Communities of Maine

About York County

About Maine

Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Alewife. 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 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Alewife) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Alewife. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 43.4529, Longitude: -70.6098       In this case, the coordinates for Alewife 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're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<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 Alewife 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 303.532 degrees.
<8>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 299.258 degrees.
<9>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 299.792 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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