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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 Beech Ridge, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Beech Ridge 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 Beech Ridge:
    • 43.146307, -70.712993
    • 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 Beech Ridge
  • 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 Beech Ridge ...

We have found one communities that share the name Beech Ridge.

Within Maine, the name Beech Ridge is unique.

Beyond Maine, there is another community also named Beech Ridge in the United States.

  • Communities Elsewhere In North America ...
    • Illinois
      • Alexander County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<1> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Illinois community of Beech Ridge [Alexander County].

Curious and Interesting Names Near Beech Ridge ...

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.

  • Brickyard Landing [York County] - Historic
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Brickyard Landing
    • Brickyard Landing [York County] was located less than 2 miles<2> to the east of Beech Ridge
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Brickyard Landing have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
  • Christian Shore [Rockingham County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Christian Shore
    • Christian Shore [Rockingham County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<2> to the southwest of Beech Ridge
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Christian Shore have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Christian Shore
  • Cider Hill [York County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cider Hill
    • Cider Hill [York County] lies less than 2 miles<2> to the northeast of Beech Ridge
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cider Hill have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cider Hill
  • Green Acre [York County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Green Acre
    • Green Acre [York County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<2> to the southwest of Beech Ridge
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Green Acre have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Green Acre
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    • Long Beach [York County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Long Beach
      • Long Beach [York County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<2> to the east of Beech Ridge
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Long Beach have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Long Beach
    • Puddle Dock [Rockingham County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Puddle Dock
      • Puddle Dock [Rockingham County] was located 5 miles [8 km]<2> to the southwest of Beech Ridge
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Puddle Dock have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Rosemary [York County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rosemary
      • Rosemary [York County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<2> to the west of Beech Ridge
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Rosemary have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rosemary
    • Scotland [York County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Scotland
      • Scotland [York County] lies less than 2 miles<2> to the north of Beech Ridge
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Scotland have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Scotland
    • Seabury [York County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Seabury
      • Seabury [York County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<2> to the southeast of Beech Ridge
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Seabury have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Seabury
    • Shepherds Hill [York County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Shepherds Hill
      • Shepherds Hill [York County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<2> to the south of Beech Ridge
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Shepherds Hill have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Shepherds Hill

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 Beech Ridge. 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 ...
    • Thomas Bailey Aldrich     (Author, poet, editor)
      • Author, poet, editor. He was born in Portsmouth (New Hampshire) on Friday November 11, 1836 and died in Boston (Massachusetts) on Tueday March 19, 1907 at the age of 70. He is buried at Mt. Auburn Cemetery (Middlesex County, Massachusetts).
      • Portsmouth is located 5 miles [8 km] to the southwest of Beech Ridge.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Thomas Bailey Aldrich<4>
    • Henry A. Barrows     (Actor)
      • Actor. He was born in Saco (Maine) on Thursday April 29, 1875 and died in Los Angeles (California) on Sunday March 25, 1945 at the age of 69. He is buried at Los Angeles National Cemetery (Los Angeles County, California).
      • Saco is located 27 miles [43.5 km] to the northeast of Beech Ridge.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Henry A. Barrows<4>
    • Lee Bergere     (Actor)
      • Actor. He was born in Brooklyn (New York) on Wednesday April 10, 1918 and died in Fremont (New Hampshire) on Wednesday January 31, 2007 at the age of 88.
      • Fremont is located 24 miles [38.6 km] to the southwest of Beech Ridge.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Lee Bergere<4>
    • Al Capp     (Cartoonist)
      • Cartoonist. He was born in New Haven (Connecticut) on Tueday September 28, 1909 and died in South Hampton (New Hampshire) on Monday November 5, 1979 at the age of 70. He is buried at Mt. Prospect Cemetery (Essex County, Massachusetts).
      • South Hampton is located 22 miles [35.4 km] to the southwest of Beech Ridge.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Al Capp<4>
    • William Morris Hunt     (Artist)
      • Artist. He was born in Brattleboro (Vermont) on Wednesday March 31, 1824 and died in Portsmouth (New Hampshire) on Monday September 8, 1879 at the age of 55. He is buried at Prospect Hill Cemetery (Windham County, Vermont).
      • Portsmouth is located 5 miles [8 km] to the southwest of Beech Ridge.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: William Morris Hunt<4>
    • Alfred 'Fred' Parent     (Major League Baseball)
      • Major League Baseball. He was born in Biddeford (Maine) on Thursday November 25, 1875 and died in Sanford (Maine) on Thursday November 2, 1972 at the age of 97. He is buried at St. Ignatius Cemetery (York County, Maine).
      • Biddeford is located 27 miles [43.5 km] to the northeast of Beech Ridge.
      • Sanford is located 20 miles [32.2 km] to the north of Beech Ridge.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Alfred 'Fred' Parent<4>
    • Jane Pierce     (Wife and First Lady to the Presidency of Franklin Pierce (1853 - 1857))
      • Wife and First Lady to the Presidency of Franklin Pierce (1853 - 1857). She was born in Hampton (New Hampshire) on Wednesday March 12, 1806 and died in Andover (Massachusetts) on Wednesday December 2, 1863 at the age of 57. She is buried at Old North Cemetery (Merrimack County, New Hampshire).
      • Hampton is located 15 miles [24.1 km] to the southwest of Beech Ridge.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Jane Pierce<4>
    • Jethro Warner     (Actor)
      • Actor. He was born in Dover (New Hampshire) on Monday July 26, 1875 and died in New York (New York) on Sunday April 12, 1931 at the age of 55. He is buried at Kensico Cemetery (Westchester County, New York).
      • Dover is located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the northwest of Beech Ridge.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Jethro Warner<4>

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

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

  • View Our List ...
    • Alfred, which is the Seat of York County and lies 22 miles [35.4 km]<2> to the north. If you could walk a straight line from Beech Ridge to Alfred, with an average speed<5> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take just over a day to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take most of a day.
    • Augusta, which is the State Capital of Maine, lies 92 miles [148.1 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 6 days.
    • The White House (Washington, DC) is 440 miles [708.1 km] to the southwest (SW). Driving would take most of a day, a buggy would take 18 days and walking would take 25 days.
    • The shortest distance<6> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 5,459 miles [8,785.4 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 6,169 miles [9,928 km] and it lies to the east northeast (ENE).<8>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 4,044 miles [6,508.2 km] and it lies to the east northeast (ENE).<9>

Other Roadside Stops ...

Find a Community located in Maine

About York County

About Maine

Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Beech Ridge. 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>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 Beech Ridge 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.
<2>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- Beech Ridge) 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 Beech Ridge. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Beech Ridge

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Beech Ridge. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 43.1463, Longitude: -70.7130    
<3>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.
<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 Beech Ridge 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 303.644 degrees.
<8>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 299.332 degrees.
<9>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 300.003 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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