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As we travel, we like to pursue some of our interests (such as astronomy and bird watching).

When in Castle Hill, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Castle Hill 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 Castle Hill:
    • 46.699486, -68.226703
    • 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 Castle Hill
  • 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 Castle Hill ...

We found five communities that share the name Castle Hill.

Within Maine, the name Castle Hill is unique.

Beyond Maine, we know of another five communities that are located throughout in the United States.

  • Communities Elsewhere In North America ...
    • Florida
      • Lake County
      • This Castle Hill is located in Lake County and lies 1,448 miles [2,330.3 km]<1> to the southwest of the Castle Hill that is located in Aroostook County.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Lake County community of Castle Hill.
    • Iowa
      • Black Hawk County
      • This Castle Hill is located in Black Hawk County and lies 1,217 miles [1,958.6 km]<1> to the west of the Castle Hill that is located in Aroostook County.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Black Hawk County community of Castle Hill.
    • Massachusetts
      • Essex 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 Massachusetts community of Castle Hill [Essex County].
    • New York
      • Bronx 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 New York community of Castle Hill [Bronx County].
    • Virginia
      • Roanoke County
      • This Castle Hill is located in Roanoke County and lies 888 miles [1,429.1 km]<1> to the southwest of the Castle Hill that is located in Aroostook County.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Roanoke County community of Castle Hill.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Castle Hill ...

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.

  • Buffalo
    (15 miles [24.1 km] to the northwest)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Buffalo have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Buffalo
    • Buffalo is located in Aroostook County
  • Bugbee
    (6 miles [9.7 km] to the northeast)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Bugbee have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bugbee
    • Bugbee is located in Aroostook County
  • Caribou
    (15 miles [24.1 km] to the northeast)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Caribou have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Caribou
    • Caribou is located in Aroostook County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 7,622 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Caribou <4>
  • Carson
    (10 miles [16.1 km] to the northeast)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Carson have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Carson
    • Carson is located in Aroostook County
  • Deadmans Corner
    (13 miles [20.9 km] to the southeast)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Deadmans Corner have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Deadmans Corner
    • Deadmans Corner is located in Aroostook County
  • Green Ridge
    (14 miles [22.5 km] to the northeast)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Green Ridge have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Green Ridge
    • Green Ridge is located in Aroostook County
  • Grindstone
    (10 miles [16.1 km] to the southeast)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Grindstone have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Grindstone
    • Grindstone is located in Aroostook County
  • Maysville
    (13 miles [20.9 km] to the northeast)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Maysville have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Maysville
    • Maysville is located in Aroostook County
  • Pauls
    (13 miles [20.9 km] to the northeast)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Pauls have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pauls
    • Pauls is located in Aroostook County
  • Portage
    (12 miles [19.3 km] to the west)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Portage have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Portage
    • Portage is located in Aroostook County
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Portage <4>
  • Portage Lake
    (14 miles [22.5 km] to the northwest)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Portage Lake have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Portage Lake
    • Portage Lake is located in Aroostook County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 370 people

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

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

  • Houlton, which is the Seat of Aroostook County, lies 43 miles [69.2 km]<1> to the south southeast. If you could walk a straight line from Castle Hill to Houlton, with an average speed<5> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take about three full days to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take just about two full days.
  • Augusta, which is the State Capital of Maine, lies 181 miles [291.3 km] to the south southwest (SSW). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take a little over three hours, a buggy would take 7 days and walking would take 11 days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC) is 698 miles [1,123.3 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 5,224 miles [8,407.2 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 5,945 miles [9,567.6 km] and it lies to the east northeast (ENE).<8>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 3,821 miles [6,149.3 km] and it lies to the east northeast (ENE).<9>

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Castle Hill. 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 '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- Castle Hill) to Point B.Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Castle Hill. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 46.6995, Longitude: -68.2267       In this case, the coordinates for Castle Hill 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 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 Castle Hill 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>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.
<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 Castle Hill 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 301.428 degrees.
<8>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 297.485 degrees.
<9>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 296.757 degrees.









 

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