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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 Aetna, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Aetna and the surrounding area.

  • 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 Aetna:
    • 43.568276, -85.920227
    • 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 Aetna
  • 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 Aetna ...

We have found nine communities that share the name Aetna.

Within Michigan, the name Aetna is unique.

Beyond Michigan, we know of another nine communities that are located throughout in the United States and Canada. Of these nine communities, eight are located in the United States and one is in Canada.

  • Communities Elsewhere In North America ...
    • Alabama
      • Geneva 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 Alabama community of Aetna [Geneva County].
    • Alberta
      • This Aetna lies 1,349 miles [2,171 km]<2> to the west northwest of the Aetna that is located in Newaygo County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Aetna
    • Arkansas
      • Craighead County
      • This Aetna is located in Craighead County and lies 581 miles [935 km]<2> to the south southwest of the Aetna that is located in Newaygo County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Aetna
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Craighead County community of Aetna.
      • Sharp County
      • This Aetna is located in Sharp County and lies 602 miles [968.8 km] to the south southwest of the Aetna that is located in Newaygo County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Aetna
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Sharp County community of Aetna.
    • Illinois
      • Coles 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 Aetna [Coles County].
    • Indiana
      • Lake County
      • This Aetna is located in Lake County and lies 153 miles [246.2 km]<2> to the south southwest of the Aetna that is located in Newaygo County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Aetna
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Lake County community of Aetna.
    • Kansas
      • Barber County
      • This community is historic<3> and we have very little information. For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Kansas community of Aetna [Barber County].
    • Tennessee
      • Hickman County
      • This Aetna is located in Hickman County and lies 552 miles [888.4 km]<2> to the south of the Aetna that is located in Newaygo County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Aetna
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Hickman County community of Aetna.
      • Marion 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 Tennessee community of Aetna [Marion County].

Curious and Interesting Names Near Aetna ...

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.

  • Big Prairie [Newaygo County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Big Prairie
    • Big Prairie [Newaygo County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<2> to the east of Aetna
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Big Prairie have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Big Prairie
  • Bishop [Newaygo County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bishop
    • Bishop [Newaygo County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<2> to the south of Aetna
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bishop
  • Bitely [Newaygo County]
  • Ferry [Oceana County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ferry
    • Ferry [Oceana County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<2> to the west of Aetna
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ferry
  • Continue List   (5 more) ...
    • Grant [Newaygo County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Grant
      • Grant [Newaygo County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<2> to the south of Aetna
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 900 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Grant
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Grant<5>
    • Jugville [Newaygo County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Jugville
      • Jugville [Newaygo County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<2> to the southeast of Aetna
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Jugville have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Jugville
    • Oxbow [Newaygo County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Oxbow
      • Oxbow [Newaygo County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<2> to the east of Aetna
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Oxbow have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Oxbow
    • Riverview [Newaygo County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Riverview
      • Riverview [Newaygo County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<2> to the southeast of Aetna
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Riverview have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Riverview
    • Woodland Park [Newaygo County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Woodland Park
      • Woodland Park [Newaygo County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<2> to the north of Aetna
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Woodland Park

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 Aetna. 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 ...
    • Earl Morrall     (Professional football)
      • Professional football. He was born in Muskegon (MI) on May 17, 1934 (a Thursday) and died in Naples (FL) on April 25, 2014 (a Friday) at the age of 79. We don't have any burial details.
      • Muskegon is located 28 miles [45.1 km] to the southwest of Aetna.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Earl Morrall<6>
    • Dr. Daniel Hale Williams     (Medical pioneer)

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

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

  • View Our List ...
    • White Cloud, which is the Seat of Newaygo County and lies just to the East.
    • Lansing, which is the State Capital of Michigan, lies 89 miles [143.2 km]<2> to the southeast (SE). If you could drive a straight line from Aetna to Lansing, 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 5 days. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take most of three days.
    • The White House (Washington, DC) is 562 miles [904.5 km] to the east southeast (ESE). Driving would take just over a day, a buggy would take 22 days and walking would take 32 days.
    • The shortest distance<8> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 6,039 miles [9,718.8 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<9>
    • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 6,779 miles [10,909.7 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<10>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 4,664 miles [7,506 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<11>

Other Roadside Stops ...

The Communities of Michigan

About Newaygo County

About Michigan

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Newaygo County: www.countyofnewaygo.com/

The official website for State of Michigan: https://www.michigan.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 Aetna 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 things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Aetna) to Point B.If you need the driving distance, we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Aetna. 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 AetnaOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Aetna. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 43.5683, Longitude: -85.9202    
<3>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 Aetna, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.
<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>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.
<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 Aetna 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 313.265 degrees.
<10>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 310.243 degrees.
<11>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 307.184 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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