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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 Scarborough, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Scarborough 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 Scarborough:
    • 43.578139, -70.321715
    • 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 Scarborough
  • 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 Scarborough ...

We found three communities that share the name Scarborough.

Within Maine, the name Scarborough is unique.

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

  • Communities Elsewhere In North America ...
    • New York
      • Westchester County
      • This Scarborough is located in Westchester County and lies 246 miles [395.9 km]<1> to the southwest of the Scarborough that is located in Cumberland County.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Westchester County community of Scarborough.
    • North Carolina
      • Pitt County
      • This Scarborough is located in Pitt County and lies 666 miles [1,071.8 km]<1> to the southwest of the Scarborough that is located in Cumberland County.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Pitt County community of Scarborough.
    • Ontario
      • 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 Ontario community of Scarborough.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Scarborough ...

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.

  • Cash Corner
    (3 miles [4.8 km] to the north)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cash Corner have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cash Corner
    • Cash Corner is located in Cumberland County
  • Crocketts Corner
    (3 miles [4.8 km] to the north)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Crocketts Corner have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Crocketts Corner
    • Crocketts Corner is located in Cumberland County
  • Danish Village ‑ Historic
    (Less than 2 miles to the west)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Danish Village have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Danish Village
    • Danish Village is located in Cumberland County
  • Elizabeth Park
    (4 miles [6.4 km] to the east)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Elizabeth Park have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Elizabeth Park
    • Elizabeth Park is located in Cumberland County
  • Grand Beach
    (3 miles [4.8 km] to the southwest)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Grand Beach have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Grand Beach
    • Grand Beach is located in Cumberland County
  • Knightville
    (4 miles [6.4 km] to the northeast)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Knightville have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Knightville
    • Knightville is located in Cumberland County
  • Lone Creek Village ‑ Historic
    (3 miles [4.8 km] to the north)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lone Creek Village have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lone Creek Village
    • Lone Creek Village is located in Cumberland County
  • Pine Point
    (2 miles [3.2 km] to the southwest)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Pine Point have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pine Point
    • Pine Point is located in Cumberland County
  • Pine Point Beach
    (2 miles [3.2 km] to the south)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Pine Point Beach have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pine Point Beach
    • Pine Point Beach is located in Cumberland County
  • Pond Cove
    (4 miles [6.4 km] to the east)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Pond Cove have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pond Cove
    • Pond Cove is located in Cumberland County
  • Sunset Park
    (2 miles [3.2 km] to the north)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Sunset Park have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sunset Park
    • Sunset Park is located in Cumberland County
  • Surfside
    (3 miles [4.8 km] to the southwest)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Surfside have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Surfside
    • Surfside is located in York County
  • Town Landing
    (2 miles [3.2 km] to the south)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Town Landing have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Town Landing
    • Town Landing is located in Cumberland County

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

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

  • Portland, which is the Seat of Cumberland County, lies just to the North Northeast.
  • Augusta, which is the State Capital of Maine, lies 57 miles [91.7 km]<1> to the north northeast (NNE). If you could walk a straight line from Scarborough to Augusta, with an average speed<4> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take most of three days to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take over two days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC) is 475 miles [764.4 km] to the southwest (SW). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take most of a day, a buggy would take 19 days and walking would take 27 days.
  • The shortest distance<5> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 5,426 miles [8,732.3 km] and it lies to the east northeast (ENE).<6>
  • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 6,137 miles [9,876.5 km] and it lies to the east northeast (ENE).<7>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 4,012 miles [6,456.7 km] and it lies to the east northeast (ENE).<8>

The official website for Scarborough: www.scarborough.me.us/

The official website for Cumberland County: www.cumberlandcounty.org/

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 from Point A (ie- Scarborough) to Point B.Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Scarborough. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 43.5781, Longitude: -70.3217       In this case, the coordinates for Scarborough 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 Bird Creek to see Pete ... Bird 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 Scarborough 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 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.
<5>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 Scarborough to the Middle East to be East and South, the Great Circle Route actually lies to the North and East.
<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Jerusalem is 303.335 degrees.
<7>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 299.06 degrees.
<8>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 299.591 degrees.









 

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