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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 Van Buren, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Van Buren 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 Van Buren:
    • 47.157265, -67.935302
    • 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 Van Buren
  • 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 Van Buren ...

We have found twenty communities that share the name Van Buren.

Within Maine, the name Van Buren is unique.

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

  • Communities Elsewhere In North America ...
    • Arkansas
      • Crawford County
      • This Van Buren is located in Crawford County and lies 1,579 miles [2,541.2 km]<1> to the west southwest of the Van Buren that is located in Aroostook County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Van Buren
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Crawford County community of Van Buren.
    • Georgia
      • Jones County
      • This community is historic<2> and we have very little information. For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Georgia community of Van Buren [Jones County].
    • Indiana
      • Grant County
      • This Van Buren is located in Grant County and lies 981 miles [1,578.8 km]<1> to the west southwest of the Van Buren that is located in Aroostook County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Van Buren
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Grant County community of Van Buren.
    • Iowa
      • Jackson County
      • This Van Buren is located in Jackson County and lies 1,151 miles [1,852.4 km]<1> to the west of the Van Buren that is located in Aroostook County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Van Buren
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Jackson County community of Van Buren.
      • Lee County
      • This community is historic<2> and although located in Lee County, we don't know where within the county.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Lee County community of Van Buren.
    • Kentucky
      • Anderson County
      • This Van Buren is located in Anderson County and lies 1,077 miles [1,733.3 km]<1> to the west southwest of the Van Buren that is located in Aroostook County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Van Buren
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Anderson County community of Van Buren.
    • Louisiana
      • Livingston Parish
      • This community is historic<2> and we have very little information. For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Louisiana community of Van Buren [Livingston Parish].
    • Michigan
      • Kalkaska County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<3> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Michigan community of Van Buren [Kalkaska County].
    • Mississippi
      • Itawamba County
      • This Van Buren is located in Itawamba County and lies 1,389 miles [2,235.4 km]<1> to the west southwest of the Van Buren that is located in Aroostook County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Van Buren
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Itawamba County community of Van Buren.
    • Missouri
      • Carter County
      • This Van Buren is located in Carter County and lies 1,366 miles [2,198.4 km]<1> to the west southwest of the Van Buren that is located in Aroostook County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Van Buren
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Carter County community of Van Buren.
      • Osage County
      • This community is historic<2> and although located in Osage County, we don't know where within the county.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Osage County community of Van Buren.
    • New York
      • Chautauqua County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<3> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the New York community of Van Buren [Chautauqua County].
      • Onondaga County
      • This Van Buren is located in Onondaga County and lies 493 miles [793.4 km]<1> to the west southwest of the Van Buren that is located in Aroostook County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Van Buren
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Onondaga County community of Van Buren.
    • Ohio
      • Hancock County
      • This Van Buren is located in Hancock County and lies 880 miles [1,416.2 km]<1> to the west southwest of the Van Buren that is located in Aroostook County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Van Buren
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Hancock County community of Van Buren.
      • Licking County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<3> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Ohio community of Van Buren [Licking County].
    • Pennsylvania
      • Armstrong County
      • This Van Buren is located in Armstrong County and lies 716 miles [1,152.3 km]<1> to the west southwest of the Van Buren that is located in Aroostook County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Van Buren
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Armstrong County community of Van Buren.
      • Washington County
      • This Van Buren is located in Washington County and lies 786 miles [1,264.9 km] to the west southwest of the Van Buren that is located in Aroostook County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Van Buren
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Washington County community of Van Buren.
    • Tennessee
      • Hardeman County
      • This Van Buren is located in Hardeman County and lies 1,370 miles [2,204.8 km]<1> to the west southwest of the Van Buren that is located in Aroostook County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Van Buren
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Hardeman County community of Van Buren.
    • Washington
      • Whatcom County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<3> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Washington community of Van Buren [Whatcom County].
    • Wisconsin
      • Grant County
      • This Van Buren is located in Grant County and lies 1,151 miles [1,852.4 km]<1> to the west of the Van Buren that is located in Aroostook County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Van Buren
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Grant County community of Van Buren.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Van Buren ...

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.

  • California [Aroostook County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for California
    • California [Aroostook County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the southwest of Van Buren
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for California have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on California
  • Grand Falls
  • Grand Falls Station
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Grand Falls Station
    • Grand Falls Station lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the southeast of Van Buren
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Grand Falls Station
  • Grand River
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Grand River
    • Grand River lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the northeast of Van Buren
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Grand River came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<6>
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Grand River
  • Continue List   (4 more) ...
    • Martin Siding
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Martin Siding
      • Martin Siding lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the southeast of Van Buren
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Martin Siding came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<6>
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Martin Siding
    • Parent [Aroostook County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Parent
      • Parent [Aroostook County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the northwest of Van Buren
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Parent have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Parent
    • Powers Creek
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Powers Creek
      • Powers Creek lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the southeast of Van Buren
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Powers Creek came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<6>
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Powers Creek
    • Prime
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Prime
      • Prime lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the northwest of Van Buren
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Prime came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<6>
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Prime

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

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

  • View Our List ...
    • Houlton, which is the Seat of Aroostook County and lies 71 miles [114.3 km]<1> to the south. If you could drive a straight line from Van Buren to Houlton, with an average speed<7>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 4 days. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take about three full days.
    • Augusta, which is the State Capital of Maine, lies 215 miles [346 km] to the south southwest (SSW). Driving would take nearly four hours, a buggy would take 9 days and walking would take 13 days.
    • The White House (Washington, DC) is 731 miles [1,176.4 km] to the southwest (SW). Driving would take just about two full days, a buggy would take 29 days and walking would take 42 days.
    • The shortest distance<8> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 5,196 miles [8,362.2 km] and it lies to the east northeast (ENE).<9>
    • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 5,918 miles [9,524.1 km] and it lies to the east northeast (ENE).<10>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 3,794 miles [6,105.9 km] and it lies to the east northeast (ENE).<11>

Mentions & References for Van Buren

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About Aroostook County

About Maine

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Van Buren. 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 from Point A (ie- Van Buren) 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 Van Buren. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Van BurenOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Van Buren. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 47.1573, Longitude: -67.9353       In this case, the coordinates for Van Buren have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<2>We use the term 'Historic' broadly and it generally means that the community no longer exists. However, it can also mean that the community might still exist, but was significantly larger or had a more 'official' existence in the past than it does now. Unfortunately our sources of data have proven to be unreliable. If you can provide us with more specific information about Van Buren, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.
<3>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 Van Buren 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.
<4>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.
<5>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<6>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.
<7>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.
<8>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 Van Buren to the Middle East to be East and South, the Great Circle Route actually lies to the North and East.
<9>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Jerusalem is 301.141 degrees.
<10>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 297.249 degrees.
<11>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 296.321 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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