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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 Amelith, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Amelith 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 Amelith:
    • 43.537693, -83.994803
    • 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 Amelith
  • 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

Curious and Interesting Names Near Amelith ...

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.

  • Crow Island [Saginaw County] - Historic
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Crow Island
    • Crow Island [Saginaw County] was located 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the southeast of Amelith
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Crow Island have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
  • Dice [Saginaw County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Dice
    • Dice [Saginaw County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the southwest of Amelith
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Dice
  • Fisherville [Bay County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Fisherville
    • Fisherville [Bay County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the northwest of Amelith
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Fisherville
  • Frankenlust [Bay County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Frankenlust
    • Frankenlust [Bay County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the northeast of Amelith
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Frankenlust
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    • Freeland [Saginaw County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Freeland
      • Freeland [Saginaw County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the west of Amelith
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Freeland have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Freeland
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Freeland<3>
    • Frost [Saginaw County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Frost
      • Frost [Saginaw County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the southwest of Amelith
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Frost have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Frost
    • Lawndale [Saginaw County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lawndale
      • Lawndale [Saginaw County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the southwest of Amelith
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lawndale have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lawndale
    • Melbourne [Saginaw County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Melbourne
      • Melbourne [Saginaw County] was located 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the east of Amelith
      • Note: We haven't been able to verify our GPS coordinates for Melbourne. Although the coordinates have been estimated, they should be in the vicinity.<4>
    • Salzburg [Bay County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Salzburg
      • Salzburg [Bay County] was located 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the northeast of Amelith
      • Note: We haven't been able to verify our GPS coordinates for Salzburg. Although the coordinates have been estimated, they should be in the vicinity.<4>
    • Shields [Saginaw County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Shields
      • Shields [Saginaw County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the south of Amelith
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Shields have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Shields
    • Three Churches Corner [Bay County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Three Churches Corner
      • Three Churches Corner [Bay County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the north of Amelith
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Three Churches Corner have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Three Churches Corner

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 Amelith. 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.

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    • Charles Struckman Coyle     (Founder of Folkestone Press)
    • William 'Bill' Hewitt     (Professional football)
    • Madonna     (Singer, songwriter, actress, businesswoman)
      • Born: Madonna Louise Ciccone
      • Singer, songwriter, actress, businesswoman. She was born in Bay City (MI) on August 16, 1958 (a Saturday)
      • Bay City is located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the northeast of Amelith.
    • Will 'Deacon' Smalley     (Major League Baseball> *~~mlb:<1890/04/19:1891/04/30)
      • Full name: William Darwin Smalley
      • Major League Baseball> *~~mlb:<1890/04/19:1891/04/30. He was born in Oakland (CA) on June 27, 1871 (a Tueday) and died in Bay City (MI) on October 11, 1891 (a Sunday) at the age of 20.
      • Bay City is located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the northeast of Amelith.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Will 'Deacon' Smalley<5>

How Far From Amelith to ...

We spend a lot of time looking through Gazetteers & Almanacs that were published in the late 1800's and early 1900's. Many of the Gazetteers include the distance from a community such as Amelith to various places of note, such as the White House.

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

  • View Our List ...
    • Bay City, which is the Seat of Bay County and lies just to the Northeast.
    • Lansing, which is the State Capital of Michigan, lies 62 miles [99.8 km]<1> to the south southwest (SSW). If you could walk a straight line from Amelith to Lansing, with an average speed<6> 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 about three full days.
    • The White House (Washington, DC) is 482 miles [775.7 km] to the southeast (SE). 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 28 days.
    • The shortest distance<7> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 5,969 miles [9,606.2 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<8>
    • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 6,706 miles [10,792.3 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<9>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 4,588 miles [7,383.7 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<10>

Other Roadside Stops ...

Communities in Michigan

About Bay County

About Michigan

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Bay County: www.co.bay.mi.us/

The official website for State of Michigan: https://www.michigan.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Amelith) 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 Amelith. 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 AmelithOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Amelith. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 43.5377, Longitude: -83.9948    
<2>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.
<3>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<4>An 'estimated' location is one where we have been given GPS coordinates, but are unable to verify the accuracy of those coordinates. That said, we have some confidence that we have placed the marker near the actual location. A typical reason for being unable to verify a location is that it might be on private property or maybe historic and gone without an obvious trace.
<5>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.
<6>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.
<7>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 Amelith to the Middle East to be East and South, the Great Circle Route actually lies to the North and East.
<8>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Jerusalem is 311.989 degrees.
<9>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 308.794 degrees.
<10>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 306.222 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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