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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 Athearns Corner, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Athearns Corner 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 Athearns Corner:
    • 44.273133, -69.165874
    • 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 Athearns Corner
  • 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 Athearns Corner ...

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.

  • Carvers Corner [Waldo County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Carvers Corner
    • Carvers Corner [Waldo County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the east of Athearns Corner
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Carvers Corner have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Carvers Corner
  • Grants Turn [Knox County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Grants Turn
    • Grants Turn [Knox County] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the southeast of Athearns Corner
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Grants Turn have been provided by the GNIS.<2> 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 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the west of Athearns Corner
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Gushees Corner have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Gushees Corner
  • Heals Corner [Waldo County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Heals Corner
    • Heals Corner [Waldo County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the northeast of Athearns Corner
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Heals Corner have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Heals Corner
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    • Hope [Knox County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hope
      • Hope [Knox County] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the southeast of Athearns Corner
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,687 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hope
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Hope<3>
    • 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 north of Athearns Corner
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Knights Corner have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Knights Corner
    • Lake City [Knox County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lake City
      • Lake City [Knox County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the southeast of Athearns Corner
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lake City have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lake City
    • Lincolnville Center [Waldo County]
    • Martins Corner [Knox County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Martins Corner
      • Martins Corner [Knox County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the northwest of Athearns Corner
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Martins Corner have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Martins 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 north of Athearns Corner
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Slab City have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Slab City
    • Townhouse Corner [Waldo County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Townhouse Corner
      • Townhouse Corner [Waldo County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the northeast of Athearns Corner
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Townhouse Corner have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Townhouse Corner
    • Union [Knox County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Union
      • Union [Knox County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the southwest of Athearns Corner
      • Estimated population in 2019: 2,255 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Union have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Union
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Union<3>

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 Athearns Corner. 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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    • 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 12 miles [19.3 km] to the south of Athearns Corner.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Effie Carlton<4>
    • 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 29 miles [46.7 km] to the northwest of Athearns Corner.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Lew Cody<4>
    • 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 19 miles [30.6 km] to the northeast of Athearns Corner.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Mary Williams 'Molly' Dewson<4>
    • 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 22 miles [35.4 km] to the northwest of Athearns Corner.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Elijah Parish Lovejoy<4>
    • Elwyn Brooks 'E.B.' White     (Author)
      • Author. He was born in Mount Vernon (New York) on Tueday July 11, 1899 and died in Brooklin (Maine) on Tueday October 1, 1985 at the age of 86. He is buried at Brooklin Cemetery (Hancock County, Maine).
      • Brooklin is located 29 miles [46.7 km] to the east of Athearns Corner.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Elwyn Brooks 'E.B.' White<4>

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

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

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    • Rockland, which is the Seat of Knox County and lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<1> to the south southeast. If you could walk a straight line from Athearns Corner to Rockland, with an average speed<5> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take five to six hours to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take nearly four hours.
    • Augusta, which is the State Capital of Maine, lies 30 miles [48.3 km] to the west (W). The buggy would take just over a day and walking would take most of two days.
    • The White House (Washington, DC) is 549 miles [883.5 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 32 days.
    • The shortest distance<6> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 5,352 miles [8,613.2 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 6,063 miles [9,757.5 km] and it lies to the east northeast (ENE).<8>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 3,939 miles [6,339.2 km] and it lies to the east northeast (ENE).<9>

Other Roadside Stops ...

The Communities of Maine

About Knox County

About Maine

Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Athearns Corner. 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 'straight-line' (or 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- Athearns Corner) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Athearns Corner. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 44.2731, Longitude: -69.1659       In this case, the coordinates for Athearns Corner 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 Athearns Corner 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 302.506 degrees.
<8>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 298.252 degrees.
<9>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 298.661 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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