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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 Appleton, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Appleton 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 Appleton:
    • 44.289243, -69.250877
    • 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 Appleton
  • 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 Appleton ...

We have found 22 communities that share the name Appleton.

Within Maine, the name Appleton is unique.

Beyond Maine, we know of another 22 communities that are located throughout in the United States and Canada. Of these 22 communities, twenty are located in the United States and two are in Canada.

  • Communities Elsewhere In North America ...
    • Alabama
      • Escambia County
      • This Appleton is located in Escambia County and lies 1,323 miles [2,129.2 km]<1> to the southwest of the Appleton that is located in Knox County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Appleton
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Escambia County community of Appleton.
    • Arkansas
      • Pope County
      • This Appleton is located in Pope County and lies 1,386 miles [2,230.6 km]<1> to the west southwest of the Appleton that is located in Knox County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Appleton
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Pope County community of Appleton.
    • Colorado
      • Mesa County
      • This Appleton is located in Mesa County and lies 2,039 miles [3,281.5 km]<1> to the west of the Appleton that is located in Knox County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Appleton
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Mesa County community of Appleton.
    • Georgia
      • Montgomery 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 Georgia community of Appleton [Montgomery County].
    • Idaho
      • Gooding County
      • This Appleton is located in Gooding County and lies 2,245 miles [3,613 km]<1> to the west northwest of the Appleton that is located in Knox County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Appleton
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Gooding County community of Appleton.
    • Illinois
      • Knox County
      • This Appleton is located in Knox County and lies 1,084 miles [1,744.5 km]<1> to the west of the Appleton that is located in Knox County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Appleton
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Knox County community of Appleton.
    • Kansas
      • Bourbon County
      • This community is historic<3> and although located in Bourbon County, we don't know where within the county.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Bourbon County community of Appleton.
      • Clark 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 Kansas community of Appleton [Clark 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 Kansas community of Appleton [Crawford County].
      • Mitchell 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 Kansas community of Appleton [Mitchell County].
    • Maryland
      • Cecil County
      • This Appleton is located in Cecil County and lies 462 miles [743.5 km]<1> to the southwest of the Appleton that is located in Knox County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Appleton
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Cecil County community of Appleton.
    • Minnesota
      • Swift County
      • This Appleton is located in Swift County and lies 1,308 miles [2,105 km]<1> to the west northwest of the Appleton that is located in Knox County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Appleton
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Swift County community of Appleton.
    • New York
      • Niagara County
      • This Appleton is located in Niagara County and lies 472 miles [759.6 km]<1> to the west of the Appleton that is located in Knox County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Appleton
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Niagara County community of Appleton.
    • Newfoundland and Labrador
      • This Appleton lies 753 miles [1,211.8 km]<1> to the east northeast of the Appleton that is located in Knox County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Appleton
    • Ohio
      • Licking County
      • This Appleton is located in Licking County and lies 737 miles [1,186.1 km]<1> to the west southwest of the Appleton that is located in Knox County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Appleton
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Licking County community of Appleton.
    • Ontario
      • This Appleton lies 342 miles [550.4 km]<1> to the west northwest of the Appleton that is located in Knox County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Appleton
    • Pennsylvania
      • York County
      • This Appleton is located in York County and lies 483 miles [777.3 km]<1> to the southwest of the Appleton that is located in Knox County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Appleton
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the York County community of Appleton.
    • South Carolina
      • Allendale County
      • This Appleton is located in Allendale County and lies 1,012 miles [1,628.7 km]<1> to the southwest of the Appleton that is located in Knox County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Appleton
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Allendale County community of Appleton.
      • Barnwell 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 South Carolina community of Appleton [Barnwell County].
    • Tennessee
      • Lawrence County
      • This Appleton is located in Lawrence County and lies 1,146 miles [1,844.3 km]<1> to the west southwest of the Appleton that is located in Knox County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Appleton
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Lawrence County community of Appleton.
    • Washington
      • Klickitat County
      • This Appleton is located in Klickitat County and lies 2,494 miles [4,013.7 km]<1> to the west northwest of the Appleton that is located in Knox County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Appleton
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Klickitat County community of Appleton.
    • Wisconsin
      • Outagamie County
      • This Appleton is located in Outagamie County and lies 944 miles [1,519.2 km]<1> to the west of the Appleton that is located in Knox County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Appleton
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Outagamie County community of Appleton.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Appleton ...

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.

  • Grants Turn [Knox County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Grants Turn
    • Grants Turn [Knox County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the east of Appleton
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Grants Turn have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Grants Turn
  • Gushees Corner [Knox County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Gushees Corner
    • Gushees Corner [Knox County] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the southeast of Appleton
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Gushees Corner have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Gushees Corner
  • Hope [Knox County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hope
    • Hope [Knox County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the east of Appleton
    • Estimated population in 2019: 1,687 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hope
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Hope<5>
  • Knights Corner [Waldo County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Knights Corner
    • Knights Corner [Waldo County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the northeast of Appleton
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Knights Corner have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Knights Corner
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    • Liberty [Waldo County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Liberty
      • Liberty [Waldo County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the north of Appleton
      • Estimated population in 2019: 968 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Liberty have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Liberty
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Liberty<5>
    • Lincolnville Center [Waldo County]
    • Lucas Corner [Knox County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lucas Corner
      • Lucas Corner [Knox County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the west of Appleton
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lucas Corner
    • Martins Corner [Knox County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Martins Corner
      • Martins Corner [Knox County] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the north of Appleton
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Martins Corner have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Martins Corner
    • Pauls Corner [Waldo County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pauls Corner
      • Pauls Corner [Waldo County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the north of Appleton
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Pauls Corner have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pauls Corner
    • Razorville [Knox County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Razorville
      • Razorville [Knox County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the west of Appleton
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Razorville have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Razorville
    • Sawpit Corner [Knox County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sawpit Corner
      • Sawpit Corner [Knox County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the northwest of Appleton
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Sawpit Corner have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sawpit Corner
    • Slab City [Waldo County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Slab City
      • Slab City [Waldo County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the northeast of Appleton
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Slab City have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Slab City
    • Union [Knox County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Union
      • Union [Knox County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the south of Appleton
      • Estimated population in 2019: 2,255 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Union have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Union
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Union<5>

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 Appleton. 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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    • Orison Blunt     (Inventor, businessman)
      • Inventor, businessman. He was born in Gardiner (Maine) on Thursday July 27, 1815 and died in New York (New York) on Monday April 21, 1879 at the age of 63. He is buried at Green - Wood Cemetery (Kings County, New York).
      • Gardiner is located 26 miles [41.8 km] to the west of Appleton.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Orison Blunt<6>
    • Effie Carlton     (Composer, composed the song 'Rock a Bye Baby')
      • Composer, composed the song 'Rock a Bye Baby'. She was born in Rockland (Maine) on Tueday March 4, 1856 and died in Boston (Massachusetts) on Sunday January 7, 1940 at the age of 83. She is buried at Mt. Feake Cemetery (Middlesex County, Massachusetts).
      • Rockland is located 14 miles [22.5 km] to the southeast of Appleton.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Effie Carlton<6>
    • Lew Cody     (Actor)
      • Actor. He was born in Waterville (Maine) on Friday February 22, 1884 and died in Beverly Hills (California) on Thursday May 31, 1934 at the age of 50. He is buried at St. Peters Catholic Cemetery (Androscoggin County, Maine).
      • Waterville is located 26 miles [41.8 km] to the northwest of Appleton.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Lew Cody<6>
    • Mary Williams 'Molly' Dewson     (Social reformer)
      • Social reformer. She was born in Quincy (Massachusetts) on Wednesday February 18, 1874 and died in Castine (Maine) on Monday October 1, 1962 at the age of 88. She is buried at Castine Cemetery (Hancock County, Maine).
      • Castine is located 23 miles [37 km] to the east of Appleton.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Mary Williams 'Molly' Dewson<6>
    • James Weldon Johnson     (Composer, social reformer, diplomat)
      • Composer, social reformer, diplomat. He was born in Jacksonville (Florida) on Saturday June 17, 1871 and died in Wiscasset (Maine) on Sunday June 26, 1938 at the age of 67. He is buried at Green - Wood Cemetery (Kings County, New York).
      • Wiscasset is located 28 miles [45.1 km] to the southwest of Appleton.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: James Weldon Johnson<6>
    • Elijah Parish Lovejoy     (Social activist)
      • Social activist. He was born in Albion (Maine) on Tueday November 9, 1802 and died in Alton (Illinois) on Tueday November 7, 1837 at the age of 35. He is buried at Alton Cemetery (Madison County, Illinois).
      • Albion is located 19 miles [30.6 km] to the northwest of Appleton.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Elijah Parish Lovejoy<6>
    • Abigail Kane Ottmann     (Actress)
      • Actress. She was born in Philadelphia (Pennsylvania) on Tueday July 10, 1883 and died in Augusta (Maine) on Thursday February 17, 1966 at the age of 82. She is buried at St. Marys Cemetery (Kennebec County, Maine).
      • Augusta is located 26 miles [41.8 km] to the west of Appleton.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Abigail Kane Ottmann<6>

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

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

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    • Rockland, which is the Seat of Knox County and lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<1> to the south southeast. If you could walk a straight line from Appleton to Rockland, with an average speed<7> 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 26 miles [41.8 km] to the west (W). The buggy would take just over a day and walking would take just about two full days.
    • The White House (Washington, DC) is 547 miles [880.3 km] to the southwest (SW). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take just over a day, a buggy would take 22 days and walking would take 31 days.
    • The shortest distance<8> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 5,355 miles [8,618 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 6,067 miles [9,763.9 km] and it lies to the east northeast (ENE).<10>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 3,942 miles [6,344 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 Appleton. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

The official website for Knox County: www.knoxcounty.midcoast.com/

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- Appleton) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Appleton. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 44.2892, Longitude: -69.2509       In this case, the coordinates for Appleton have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<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 Rock Creek to see Pete ... Rock 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 Appleton 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>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 Appleton, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.
<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 Appleton 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 302.555 degrees.
<10>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 298.31 degrees.
<11>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 298.692 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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