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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 Arundel, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Arundel 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 Arundel:
    • 43.382586, -70.477829
    • 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 Arundel
  • 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 Arundel ...

We found six communities that share the name Arundel.

Within Maine, the name Arundel is unique.

Beyond Maine, we know of another six communities that are located throughout in the United States and Canada. Of these six communities, five are located in the United States and one is in Canada.

  • Communities Elsewhere In North America ...
    • California
      • Merced 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 Arundel [Merced County].
    • Delaware
      • New Castle County
      • This Arundel is located in New Castle County and lies 367 miles [590.6 km]<2> to the southwest of the Arundel that is located in York County.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the New Castle County community of Arundel.
    • Florida
      • Martin County
      • This Arundel is located in Martin County and lies 1,251 miles [2,013.3 km]<2> to the south southwest of the Arundel that is located in York County.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Martin County community of Arundel.
    • Maryland
      • Cecil County
      • This Arundel is located in Cecil County and lies 383 miles [616.4 km]<2> to the southwest of the Arundel that is located in York County.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Cecil County community of Arundel.
      • Prince George's 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 Maryland community of Arundel [Prince George's County].
    • Quebec
      • This Arundel lies 270 miles [434.5 km]<2> to the northwest of the Arundel that is located in York County.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Arundel ...

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
    (6 miles [9.7 km] to the north)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Airport Village have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Airport Village
    • Airport Village is located in York County
  • Cozy Corners
    (4 miles [6.4 km] to the southwest)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cozy Corners have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cozy Corners
    • Cozy Corners is located in York County
  • Elms
    (5 miles [8 km] to the southwest)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Elms have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Elms
    • Elms is located in York County
  • Five Points
    (6 miles [9.7 km] to the north)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Five Points have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Five Points
    • Five Points is located in York County
  • Fortunes Rocks
    (5 miles [8 km] to the northeast)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Fortunes Rocks have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Fortunes Rocks
    • Fortunes Rocks is located in York County
  • Four Corners
    (2 miles [3.2 km] to the southwest)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Four Corners have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Four Corners
    • Four Corners is located in York County
  • Goose Rocks Beach
    (3 miles [4.8 km] to the east)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Goose Rocks Beach have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Goose Rocks Beach
    • Goose Rocks Beach is located in York County
  • Guinea Corner
    (5 miles [8 km] to the northeast)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Guinea Corner have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Guinea Corner
    • Guinea Corner is located in York County
  • Lower Landing
    (6 miles [9.7 km] to the southwest)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lower Landing have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lower Landing
    • Lower Landing is located in York County
  • Millers Crossing
    (Less than 2 miles to the north)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Millers Crossing have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Millers Crossing
    • Millers Crossing is located in York County
  • Tattle Corner
    (6 miles [9.7 km] to the northeast)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Tattle Corner have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Tattle Corner
    • Tattle Corner is located in York County
  • Tea Kettle Corner
    (4 miles [6.4 km] to the northeast)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Tea Kettle Corner have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Tea Kettle Corner
    • Tea Kettle Corner is located in York County
  • Town House Corners
    (Less than 2 miles to the southeast)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Town House Corners
    • Town House Corners is located in York County

How Far From Arundel to ...

We spend a lot of time looking through Gazetteers that were published in the late 1800's and early 1900's. Many of the Gazetteers include the distance from a community such as Arundel to various places of note, such as the White House.

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

  • Alfred, which is the Seat of York County, lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<2> to the west northwest. If you could walk a straight line from Arundel to Alfred, with an average speed<5> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take 6 hours 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 72 miles [115.9 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 most of three days and walking would take 4 days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC) is 460 miles [740.3 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 5,440 miles [8,754.8 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 6,150 miles [9,897.5 km] and it lies to the east northeast (ENE).<8>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 4,026 miles [6,479.2 km] and it lies to the east northeast (ENE).<9>

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Arundel. 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>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 Arundel, 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' (or point-to-point) distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Arundel) to Point B.Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Arundel. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 43.3826, Longitude: -70.4778       In this case, the coordinates for Arundel 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 Arundel 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 found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.
<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 Arundel 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 303.463 degrees.
<8>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 299.169 degrees.
<9>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 299.769 degrees.









 

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