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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 Back Settlement, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Back Settlement 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 Back Settlement:
    • 47.156426, -68.870043
    • 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 Back Settlement
  • 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 Aroostook County as the starting point when you click on the link below:
    • eBird sighting report for Aroostook 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 Back Settlement ...

We have found three communities that share the name Back Settlement.

There is one other community in Maine which is also named Back Settlement.

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

  • Communities Located In Maine ...
    • Penobscot County
      • This Back Settlement is located in Penobscot County and lies 114 miles [183.5 km]<1> to the south southeast of the Back Settlement that is located in Aroostook County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Back Settlement
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Penobscot County community of Back Settlement.
  • Communities Elsewhere In North America ...
    • Nova Scotia
      • This Back Settlement lies 340 miles [547.2 km]<1> to the east southeast of the Back Settlement that is located in Aroostook County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Back Settlement
    • Ontario
      • This Back Settlement lies 640 miles [1,030 km]<1> to the west of the Back Settlement that is located in Aroostook County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Back Settlement

Curious and Interesting Names Near Back Settlement ...

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.

  • Boat Landing Camp [Aroostook County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Boat Landing Camp
    • Boat Landing Camp [Aroostook County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<1> to the west of Back Settlement
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Boat Landing Camp have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Boat Landing Camp
  • Boundary
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Boundary
    • Boundary lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<1> to the northeast of Back Settlement
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Boundary came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<3>
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Boundary
  • Burnt Mill [Aroostook County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Burnt Mill
    • Burnt Mill [Aroostook County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the east of Back Settlement
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Burnt Mill have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Burnt Mill
  • Cross Rock [Aroostook County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cross Rock
    • Cross Rock [Aroostook County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the southwest of Back Settlement
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cross Rock have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cross Rock
  • Continue List   (5 more) ...
    • Dickey [Aroostook County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Dickey
      • Dickey [Aroostook County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the west of Back Settlement
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Dickey have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Dickey
    • Eagle Lake [Aroostook County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Eagle Lake
      • Eagle Lake [Aroostook County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<1> to the southeast of Back Settlement
      • Estimated population in 2019: 803 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Eagle Lake have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Eagle Lake
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Eagle Lake<4>
    • Jones Mill [Aroostook County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Jones Mill
      • Jones Mill [Aroostook County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the south of Back Settlement
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Jones Mill have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Jones Mill
    • Michigan Settlement [Aroostook County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Michigan Settlement
      • Michigan Settlement [Aroostook County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<1> to the east of Back Settlement
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Michigan Settlement have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Michigan Settlement
    • Soldier Pond [Aroostook County]

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

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

  • View Our List ...
    • Houlton, which is the Seat of Aroostook County and lies 86 miles [138.4 km]<1> to the southeast. If you could drive a straight line from Back Settlement to Houlton, with an average speed<5>of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, it would take less than two hours to make the trip. A comfortable walk of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour would take 5 days. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take most of three days.
    • Augusta, which is the State Capital of Maine, lies 201 miles [323.5 km] to the south southwest (SSW). Driving would take a little over three hours, a buggy would take 8 days and walking would take 12 days.
    • The White House (Washington, DC) is 702 miles [1,129.8 km] to the southwest (SW). Driving would take just about two full days, a buggy would take 28 days and walking would take 40 days.
    • The shortest distance<6> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 5,234 miles [8,423.3 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 5,957 miles [9,586.9 km] and it lies to the east northeast (ENE).<8>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 3,834 miles [6,170.2 km] and it lies to the east northeast (ENE).<9>

Other Roadside Stops ...

Index of Cities, Towns and Villages for Maine

About Aroostook County

About Maine

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Aroostook County: www.aroostook.me.us/

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 drawn from Point A (ie- Back Settlement) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Back Settlement. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 47.1564, Longitude: -68.8700       In this case, the coordinates for Back Settlement 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>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.
<4>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<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 Back Settlement 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 301.741 degrees.
<8>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 297.914 degrees.
<9>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 296.81 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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