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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 Andover, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Andover 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 Andover:
    • 44.635617, -70.751181
    • 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 Andover
  • 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 Andover ...

We have found twenty communities that share the name Andover.

Within Maine, the name Andover is unique.

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

  • Communities Elsewhere In North America ...
    • California
      • Placer 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 California community of Andover [Placer County].
    • Connecticut
      • Tolland County
      • This Andover is located in Tolland County and lies 216 miles [347.6 km]<2> to the south southwest of the Andover that is located in Oxford County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Andover
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Tolland County community of Andover.
    • Florida
      • Hillsborough County
      • This Andover is located in Hillsborough County and lies 1,316 miles [2,117.9 km]<2> to the southwest of the Andover that is located in Oxford County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Andover
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Hillsborough County community of Andover.
      • Miami-Dade County
      • This Andover is located in Miami-Dade County and lies 1,392 miles [2,240.2 km] to the south southwest of the Andover that is located in Oxford County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Andover
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Miami-Dade County community of Andover.
    • Illinois
      • Henry County
      • This Andover is located in Henry County and lies 1,011 miles [1,627 km]<2> to the west of the Andover that is located in Oxford County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Andover
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Henry County community of Andover.
    • Iowa
      • Clinton County
      • This Andover is located in Clinton County and lies 994 miles [1,599.7 km]<2> to the west of the Andover that is located in Oxford County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Andover
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Clinton County community of Andover.
    • Kansas
      • Butler County
      • This Andover is located in Butler County and lies 1,445 miles [2,325.5 km]<2> to the west of the Andover that is located in Oxford County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Andover
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Butler County community of Andover.
    • Massachusetts
      • Essex County
      • This Andover is located in Essex County and lies 137 miles [220.5 km]<2> to the south of the Andover that is located in Oxford County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Andover
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Essex County community of Andover.
    • Minnesota
      • Anoka County
      • This Andover is located in Anoka County and lies 1,100 miles [1,770.3 km]<2> to the west of the Andover that is located in Oxford County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Andover
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Anoka County community of Andover.
    • Missouri
      • Harrison County
      • This Andover is located in Harrison County and lies 1,205 miles [1,939.3 km]<2> to the west of the Andover that is located in Oxford County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Andover
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Harrison County community of Andover.
    • New Hampshire
      • Merrimack County
      • This Andover is located in Merrimack County and lies 98 miles [157.7 km]<2> to the southwest of the Andover that is located in Oxford County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Andover
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Merrimack County community of Andover.
    • New Jersey
      • Sussex 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 New Jersey community of Andover [Sussex County].
    • New York
      • Allegany County
      • This Andover is located in Allegany County and lies 392 miles [630.9 km]<2> to the west southwest of the Andover that is located in Oxford County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Andover
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Allegany County community of Andover.
    • Ohio
      • Ashtabula County
      • This Andover is located in Ashtabula County and lies 536 miles [862.6 km]<2> to the west southwest of the Andover that is located in Oxford County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Andover
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Ashtabula County community of Andover.
    • Pennsylvania
      • Fulton County
      • This Andover is located in Fulton County and lies 494 miles [795 km]<2> to the southwest of the Andover that is located in Oxford County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Andover
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Fulton County community of Andover.
    • South Carolina
      • Spartanburg 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 South Carolina community of Andover [Spartanburg County].
    • South Dakota
      • Day County
      • This Andover is located in Day County and lies 1,319 miles [2,122.7 km]<2> to the west northwest of the Andover that is located in Oxford County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Andover
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Day County community of Andover.
    • Vermont
      • Windsor County
      • This Andover is located in Windsor County and lies 134 miles [215.7 km]<2> to the southwest of the Andover that is located in Oxford County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Andover
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Windsor County community of Andover.
    • Virginia
      • Wise County
      • This Andover is located in Wise County and lies 823 miles [1,324.5 km]<2> to the southwest of the Andover that is located in Oxford County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Andover
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Wise County community of Andover.
    • Washington
      • King 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 Washington community of Andover [King County].

Curious and Interesting Names Near Andover ...

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.

  • Carthage [Franklin County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Carthage
    • Carthage [Franklin County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<2> to the east of Andover
    • Estimated population in 2019: 542 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Carthage have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Carthage
  • Chase Corner [Franklin County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Chase Corner
    • Chase Corner [Franklin County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<2> to the northeast of Andover
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Chase Corner have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Chase Corner
  • Dickvale [Oxford County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Dickvale
    • Dickvale [Oxford County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<2> to the southeast of Andover
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Dickvale have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Dickvale
  • Locke Mills [Oxford County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Locke Mills
    • Locke Mills [Oxford County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<2> to the south of Andover
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Locke Mills have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Locke Mills
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Locke Mills<5>
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Mayville [Oxford County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mayville
      • Mayville [Oxford County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<2> to the south of Andover
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mayville
    • Mexico [Oxford County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mexico
      • Mexico [Oxford County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<2> to the southeast of Andover
      • Estimated population in 2019: 2,629 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Mexico have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mexico
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Mexico<5>
    • Middle Dam [Oxford County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Middle Dam
      • Middle Dam [Oxford County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<2> to the northwest of Andover
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Middle Dam have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Middle Dam
    • Ten Degree [Franklin County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ten Degree
      • Ten Degree [Franklin County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<2> to the north of Andover
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Ten Degree have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ten Degree
    • Upper Dam [Oxford County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Upper Dam
      • Upper Dam [Oxford County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<2> to the north of Andover
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Upper Dam
    • Virginia [Oxford County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Virginia
      • Virginia [Oxford County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<2> to the southeast of Andover
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Virginia have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Virginia

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 Andover. 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.

  • View Our List ...
    • Chet Bulger     (Professional football)
      • Professional football. He was born in Rumford (Maine) on Tueday September 18, 1917 and died in Fairfax (Virginia) on Thursday February 19, 2009 at the age of 91.
      • Rumford is located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the southeast of Andover.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Chet Bulger<6>
    • Lillian Bayard Norton Nordica     (Opera singer)
      • Opera singer. She was born in Farmington (Maine) on Saturday December 12, 1857 and died in Cirebon (Indonesia) on Sunday May 10, 1914 at the age of 56.
      • Farmington is located 29 miles [46.7 km] to the east of Andover.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Lillian Bayard Norton Nordica<6>
    • Marshall Stedman     (Actor, director)
      • Actor, director. He was born in Bethel (Maine) on Sunday August 16, 1874 and died in Laguna Beach (California) on Thursday December 16, 1943 at the age of 69.
      • Bethel is located 16 miles [25.7 km] to the south of Andover.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Marshall Stedman<6>

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

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

  • View Our List ...
    • South Paris, which is the Seat of Oxford County and lies 30 miles [48.3 km]<2> to the south southeast. If you could walk a straight line from Andover to South Paris, with an average speed<7> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take most of two days to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take just over a day.
    • Augusta, which is the State Capital of Maine, lies 52 miles [83.7 km] to the east southeast (ESE). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take less than an hour, a buggy would take over two days and walking would take most of three days.
    • The White House (Washington, DC) is 511 miles [822.4 km] to the southwest (SW). Driving would take just over a day, a buggy would take 20 days and walking would take 29 days.
    • The shortest distance<8> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 5,404 miles [8,696.9 km] and it lies to the east northeast (ENE).<9>
    • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 6,120 miles [9,849.2 km] and it lies to the east northeast (ENE).<10>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 3,995 miles [6,429.3 km] and it lies to the east northeast (ENE).<11>

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Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Oxford County: www.oxfordcounty.org/

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 Andover, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.
<2>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Andover) 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 Andover. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Andover

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Andover. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 44.6356, Longitude: -70.7512       In this case, the coordinates for Andover 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 Andover 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>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.
<5>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<6>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.
<7>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.
<8>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 Andover to the Middle East to be East and South, the Great Circle Route actually lies to the North and East.
<9>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Jerusalem is 303.419 degrees.
<10>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 299.336 degrees.
<11>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 299.219 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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