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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 Alexander, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Alexander 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 Alexander:
    • 45.088686, -67.468328
    • 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 Alexander
  • Bird Watching ...
    • We enjoy finding new spots for bird watching and we use the eBird website for local sighting reports and to help identify hotspots.
    • The eBird website is organized on a county-by-county basis. We have selected Washington County as the starting point when you click on the link below:
    • eBird sighting report for Washington County
  • 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 Alexander ...

We have found 28 communities that share the name Alexander.

Within Maine, the name Alexander is unique.

Beyond Maine, we know of another 28 communities that are located throughout in the United States and Canada. Of these 28 communities, 26 are located in the United States and two are in Canada.

  • Communities Elsewhere In North America ...
    • Alabama
      • Sumter County
      • This community is historic<1> and although located in Sumter County, we don't know where within the county.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Sumter County community of Alexander.
    • Alberta
      • This Alexander lies 2,128 miles [3,424.7 km]<2> to the northwest of the Alexander that is located in Washington County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Alexander
    • Arkansas
      • Greene County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<3> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Arkansas community of Alexander [Greene County].
      • Saline County
      • This Alexander is located in Saline County and lies 1,499 miles [2,412.4 km]<2> to the west southwest of the Alexander that is located in Washington County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Alexander
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Saline County community of Alexander.
    • Colorado
      • Lake County
      • This community is historic<1> and although located in Lake County, we don't know where within the county.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Lake County community of Alexander.
    • Georgia
      • Burke County
      • This Alexander is located in Burke County and lies 1,132 miles [1,821.8 km]<2> to the southwest of the Alexander that is located in Washington County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Alexander
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Burke County community of Alexander.
      • Paulding County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<3> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Georgia community of Alexander [Paulding County].
    • Idaho
      • Caribou County
      • This Alexander is located in Caribou County and lies 2,181 miles [3,510 km]<2> to the west northwest of the Alexander that is located in Washington County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Alexander
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Caribou County community of Alexander.
    • Illinois
      • Kane County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<3> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Illinois community of Alexander [Kane County].
      • Morgan County
      • This Alexander is located in Morgan County and lies 1,204 miles [1,937.7 km]<2> to the west of the Alexander that is located in Washington County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Alexander
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Morgan County community of Alexander.
    • Iowa
      • Franklin County
      • This Alexander is located in Franklin County and lies 1,297 miles [2,087.3 km]<2> to the west of the Alexander that is located in Washington County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Alexander
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Franklin County community of Alexander.
    • Kansas
      • Douglas County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<3> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Kansas community of Alexander [Douglas County].
      • Rush County
      • This Alexander is located in Rush County and lies 1,701 miles [2,737.5 km]<2> to the west of the Alexander that is located in Washington County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Alexander
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Rush County community of Alexander.
    • Kentucky
      • Allen County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<3> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Kentucky community of Alexander [Allen County].
      • Fulton County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information. For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Kentucky community of Alexander [Fulton County].
    • Manitoba
      • This Alexander lies 1,553 miles [2,499.3 km]<2> to the west northwest of the Alexander that is located in Washington County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Alexander
    • Michigan
      • Chippewa County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<3> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Michigan community of Alexander [Chippewa County].
      • Crawford County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information. For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Michigan community of Alexander [Crawford County].
    • Mississippi
      • Issaquena County
      • This community is historic<1> and we have very little information. For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Mississippi community of Alexander [Issaquena County].
    • Nevada
      • Elko County
      • This community is historic<1> and although located in Elko County, we don't know where within the county.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Elko County community of Alexander.
    • New York
      • Genesee County
      • This Alexander is located in Genesee County and lies 556 miles [894.8 km]<2> to the west of the Alexander that is located in Washington County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Alexander
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Genesee County community of Alexander.
    • North Carolina
      • Buncombe County
      • This Alexander is located in Buncombe County and lies 1,025 miles [1,649.6 km]<2> to the west southwest of the Alexander that is located in Washington County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Alexander
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Buncombe County community of Alexander.
    • North Dakota
      • McKenzie County
      • This Alexander is located in McKenzie County and lies 1,715 miles [2,760 km]<2> to the west northwest of the Alexander that is located in Washington County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Alexander
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the McKenzie County community of Alexander.
    • Ohio
      • Athens County
      • This community is historic<1> and although located in Athens County, we don't know where within the county.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Athens County community of Alexander.
      • Cuyahoga County
      • This Alexander is located in Cuyahoga County and lies 754 miles [1,213.4 km]<2> to the west southwest of the Alexander that is located in Washington County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Alexander
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Cuyahoga County community of Alexander.
    • South Carolina
      • Pickens County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<3> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the South Carolina community of Alexander [Pickens County].
    • Texas
      • Erath County
      • This Alexander is located in Erath County and lies 1,871 miles [3,011.1 km]<2> to the west southwest of the Alexander that is located in Washington County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Alexander
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Erath County community of Alexander.
    • West Virginia
      • Upshur County
      • This Alexander is located in Upshur County and lies 785 miles [1,263.3 km]<2> to the west southwest of the Alexander that is located in Washington County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Alexander
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Upshur County community of Alexander.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Alexander ...

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.

  • Burnt Hill
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Burnt Hill
    • Burnt Hill lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<2> to the northeast of Alexander
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Burnt Hill came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<4>
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Burnt Hill
  • Cedar [Washington County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cedar
    • Cedar [Washington County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<2> to the south of Alexander
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cedar have been provided by the GNIS.<5> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cedar
  • Charlotte [Washington County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Charlotte
    • Charlotte [Washington County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<2> to the southeast of Alexander
    • Estimated population in 2019: 317 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Charlotte have been provided by the GNIS.<5> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Charlotte
  • Cooper [Washington County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cooper
    • Cooper [Washington County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<2> to the south of Alexander
    • Estimated population in 2019: 145 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cooper have been provided by the GNIS.<5> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cooper
  • Continue List   (10 more) ...
    • Five Corners
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Five Corners
      • Five Corners lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<2> to the northeast of Alexander
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Five Corners
    • Four Corners
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Four Corners
      • Four Corners lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<2> to the northeast of Alexander
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Four Corners
    • Grove [Washington County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Grove
      • Grove [Washington County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<2> to the south of Alexander
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Grove have been provided by the GNIS.<5> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Grove
    • Lamb Place [Washington County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lamb Place
      • Lamb Place [Washington County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<2> to the north of Alexander
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lamb Place have been provided by the GNIS.<5> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lamb Place
    • Lower Little Ridge
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lower Little Ridge
      • Lower Little Ridge lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<2> to the northeast of Alexander
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lower Little Ridge came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<4>
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lower Little Ridge
    • Milltown
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Milltown
      • Milltown lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<2> to the northeast of Alexander
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Milltown came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<4>
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Milltown
    • Pine Corner [Washington County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pine Corner
      • Pine Corner [Washington County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<2> to the southeast of Alexander
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Pine Corner have been provided by the GNIS.<5> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pine Corner
    • Red Beach Landing [Washington County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Red Beach Landing
      • Red Beach Landing [Washington County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<2> to the west of Alexander
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Red Beach Landing have been provided by the GNIS.<5> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Red Beach Landing
    • Union Mills
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Union Mills
      • Union Mills lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<2> to the northeast of Alexander
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Union Mills came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<4>
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Union Mills
    • Woodland Junction [Washington County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Woodland Junction
      • Woodland Junction [Washington County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<2> to the northeast of Alexander
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Woodland Junction have been provided by the GNIS.<5> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Woodland Junction

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

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

  • View Our List ...
    • Machias, which is the Seat of Washington County and lies 25 miles [40.2 km]<2> to the south. If you could walk a straight line from Alexander to Machias, with an average speed<6> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take just about two full days to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take most of a day.
    • Augusta, which is the State Capital of Maine, lies 125 miles [201.2 km] to the west southwest (WSW). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take about two hours, a buggy would take 5 days and walking would take 8 days.
    • The White House (Washington, DC) is 650 miles [1,046.1 km] to the southwest (SW). Driving would take just over a day, a buggy would take 26 days and walking would take 37 days.
    • The shortest distance<7> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 5,251 miles [8,450.7 km] and it lies to the east northeast (ENE).<8>
    • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 5,963 miles [9,596.5 km] and it lies to the east northeast (ENE).<9>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 3,839 miles [6,178.3 km] and it lies to the east northeast (ENE).<10>

Other Roadside Stops ...

Index of Cities, Towns and Villages for Maine

About Washington County

About Maine

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

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

Footnotes ...

<1>We use the term 'Historic' broadly and it generally means that the community no longer exists. However, it can also mean that the community might still exist, but was significantly larger or had a more 'official' existence in the past than it does now. Unfortunately our sources of data have proven to be unreliable. If you can provide us with more specific information about Alexander, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.
<2>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'point-to-point' distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Alexander) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Alexander. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 45.0887, Longitude: -67.4683       In this case, the coordinates for Alexander have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<3>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 Alexander 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.
<4>If we have found a location and have questions about the accuracy of our information, we will simply say that the marker is 'in the vicinity'. We are not confident about the location and the position of our marker is only a rough guide. If we have too many doubts about the location, we will not include it in our database.
<5>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.
<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 Alexander 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 301.299 degrees.
<9>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 297.05 degrees.
<10>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 297.365 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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