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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 Asbury, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Asbury 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 Asbury:
    • 35.493748, -79.773924
    • 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 Asbury
  • 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 Asbury ...

We have found 33 communities that share the name Asbury.

There are three communities within North Carolina that are also named Asbury.

Beyond North Carolina, we know of another 30 communities that are located throughout in the United States.

  • Communities Located In North Carolina ...
    • Chatham County
      • This Asbury is located in Chatham County and lies 33 miles [53.1 km]<1> to the east northeast of the Asbury that is located in Montgomery County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Asbury
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Chatham County community of Asbury.
    • Stokes County
      • This Asbury is located in Stokes County and lies 80 miles [128.7 km]<1> to the north northwest of the Asbury that is located in Montgomery County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Asbury
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Stokes County community of Asbury.
    • Wake County
      • This Asbury is located in Wake County and lies 61 miles [98.2 km]<1> to the east northeast of the Asbury that is located in Montgomery County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Asbury
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Wake County community of Asbury.
  • Communities Elsewhere In North America ...
    • Alabama
      • Clarke County
      • This Asbury is located in Clarke County and lies 526 miles [846.5 km]<1> to the west southwest of the Asbury that is located in Montgomery County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Asbury
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Clarke County community of Asbury.
      • Dale County
      • This Asbury is located in Dale County and lies 431 miles [693.6 km] to the southwest of the Asbury that is located in Montgomery County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Asbury
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Dale County community of Asbury.
      • Marshall County
      • This Asbury is located in Marshall County and lies 367 miles [590.6 km] to the west of the Asbury that is located in Montgomery County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Asbury
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Marshall County community of Asbury.
      • Tuscaloosa County
      • This Asbury is located in Tuscaloosa County and lies 467 miles [751.6 km] to the west southwest of the Asbury that is located in Montgomery County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Asbury
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Tuscaloosa County community of Asbury.
    • Georgia
      • Burke 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 Asbury [Burke County].
      • Troup 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 Georgia community of Asbury [Troup County].
    • Iowa
      • Dubuque County
      • This Asbury is located in Dubuque County and lies 762 miles [1,226.3 km]<1> to the northwest of the Asbury that is located in Montgomery County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Asbury
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Dubuque County community of Asbury.
    • Kentucky
      • Bracken County
      • This Asbury is located in Bracken County and lies 321 miles [516.6 km]<1> to the northwest of the Asbury that is located in Montgomery County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Asbury
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Bracken County community of Asbury.
    • Maryland
      • Anne Arundel 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 Maryland community of Asbury [Anne Arundel County].
      • Caroline County
      • This Asbury is located in Caroline County and lies 316 miles [508.6 km]<1> to the northeast of the Asbury that is located in Montgomery County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Asbury
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Caroline County community of Asbury.
    • Minnesota
      • Chippewa County
      • This Asbury is located in Chippewa County and lies 1,050 miles [1,689.8 km]<1> to the northwest of the Asbury that is located in Montgomery County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Asbury
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Chippewa County community of Asbury.
    • Missouri
      • Jasper County
      • This Asbury is located in Jasper County and lies 832 miles [1,339 km]<1> to the west northwest of the Asbury that is located in Montgomery County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Asbury
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Jasper County community of Asbury.
    • New Jersey
      • Gloucester County
      • This Asbury is located in Gloucester County and lies 384 miles [618 km]<1> to the northeast of the Asbury that is located in Montgomery County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Asbury
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Gloucester County community of Asbury.
      • Warren County
      • This Asbury is located in Warren County and lies 442 miles [711.3 km] to the north northeast of the Asbury that is located in Montgomery County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Asbury
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Warren County community of Asbury.
    • New York
      • Tompkins County
      • This Asbury is located in Tompkins County and lies 516 miles [830.4 km]<1> to the north northeast of the Asbury that is located in Montgomery County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Asbury
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Tompkins County community of Asbury.
      • Ulster County
      • This Asbury is located in Ulster County and lies 555 miles [893.2 km] to the north northeast of the Asbury that is located in Montgomery County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Asbury
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Ulster County community of Asbury.
    • Ohio
      • Hamilton County
      • This Asbury is located in Hamilton County and lies 351 miles [564.9 km]<1> to the northwest of the Asbury that is located in Montgomery County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Asbury
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Hamilton County community of Asbury.
      • Perry 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 Ohio community of Asbury [Perry County].
    • Pennsylvania
      • Columbia County
      • This Asbury is located in Columbia County and lies 431 miles [693.6 km]<1> to the north northeast of the Asbury that is located in Montgomery County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Asbury
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Columbia County community of Asbury.
      • Erie County
      • This Asbury is located in Erie County and lies 454 miles [730.6 km] to the north of the Asbury that is located in Montgomery County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Asbury
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Erie County community of Asbury.
    • South Carolina
      • Cherokee County
      • This Asbury is located in Cherokee County and lies 111 miles [178.6 km]<1> to the west southwest of the Asbury that is located in Montgomery County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Asbury
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Cherokee County community of Asbury.
      • Union 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 South Carolina community of Asbury [Union County].
    • Tennessee
      • Coffee County
      • This Asbury is located in Coffee County and lies 348 miles [560.1 km]<1> to the west of the Asbury that is located in Montgomery County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Asbury
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Coffee County community of Asbury.
      • Haywood County
      • This Asbury is located in Haywood County and lies 537 miles [864.2 km] to the west of the Asbury that is located in Montgomery County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Asbury
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Haywood County community of Asbury.
      • Knox County
      • This Asbury is located in Knox County and lies 229 miles [368.5 km] to the west of the Asbury that is located in Montgomery County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Asbury
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Knox County community of Asbury.
      • Lauderdale County
      • This Asbury is located in Lauderdale County and lies 550 miles [885.1 km] to the west of the Asbury that is located in Montgomery County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Asbury
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Lauderdale County community of Asbury.
      • Pickett County
      • This Asbury is located in Pickett County and lies 304 miles [489.2 km] to the west northwest of the Asbury that is located in Montgomery County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Asbury
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Pickett County community of Asbury.
      • Stewart County
      • This Asbury is located in Stewart County and lies 457 miles [735.5 km] to the west of the Asbury that is located in Montgomery County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Asbury
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Stewart County community of Asbury.
      • Washington County
      • This Asbury is located in Washington County and lies 157 miles [252.7 km] to the west northwest of the Asbury that is located in Montgomery County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Asbury
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Washington County community of Asbury.
    • West Virginia
      • Greenbrier County
      • This Asbury is located in Greenbrier County and lies 166 miles [267.2 km]<1> to the north northwest of the Asbury that is located in Montgomery County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Asbury
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Greenbrier County community of Asbury.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Asbury ...

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.

  • Black Ankle [Montgomery County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Black Ankle
    • Black Ankle [Montgomery County] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the west of Asbury
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Black Ankle have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Black Ankle
  • Dover [Moore County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Dover
    • Dover [Moore County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the southeast of Asbury
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Dover have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Dover
  • Ether [Montgomery County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ether
    • Ether [Montgomery County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the south of Asbury
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Ether have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ether
  • Flint Hill [Montgomery County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Flint Hill
    • Flint Hill [Montgomery County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the west of Asbury
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Flint Hill have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Flint Hill
  • Continue List   (5 more) ...
    • Jugtown [Moore County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Jugtown
      • Jugtown [Moore County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the east of Asbury
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Jugtown
    • Seagrove [Randolph County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Seagrove
      • Seagrove [Randolph County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the north of Asbury
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 231 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Seagrove have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Seagrove
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Seagrove<5>
    • Spies [Moore County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Spies
      • Spies [Moore County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the southeast of Asbury
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Spies have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Spies
    • Star [Montgomery County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Star
      • Star [Montgomery County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the south of Asbury
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 849 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Star have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Star
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Star<5>
    • Steeds [Montgomery County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Steeds
      • Steeds [Montgomery County] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the south of Asbury
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Steeds have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Steeds

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 Asbury. 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 ...
    • Frances Elizabeth Bavier     (Actress)
      • Actress. She was born in New York (New York) on Sunday December 14, 1902 and died in Siler City (North Carolina) on Wednesday December 6, 1989 at the age of 87. She is buried at Oakwood Cemetery (Chatham County, North Carolina).
      • Siler City is located 23 miles [37 km] to the northeast of Asbury.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Frances Elizabeth Bavier<6>

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

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

  • View Our List ...
    • Troy, which is the Seat of Montgomery County and lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the southwest. If you could walk a straight line from Asbury to Troy, with an average speed<7> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take five to six hours to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take nearly four hours.
    • Raleigh, which is the State Capital of North Carolina, lies 66 miles [106.2 km] to the east northeast (ENE). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take less than two hours, a buggy would take about three full days and walking would take three full days.
    • The White House (Washington, DC) is 279 miles [449 km] to the north northeast (NNE). Driving would take four to five hours, a buggy would take 11 days and walking would take 16 days.
    • The shortest distance<8> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 6,162 miles [9,916.8 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<9>
    • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 6,859 miles [11,038.5 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<10>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 4,739 miles [7,626.7 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<11>

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Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Montgomery County: www.montgomery-county-nc.gov/

The official website for State of North Carolina: https://www.nc.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 drawn from Point A (ie- Asbury) to Point B.Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Asbury. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 35.4937, Longitude: -79.7739       In this case, the coordinates for Asbury 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 Asbury, 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 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 Asbury 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>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 Asbury 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 309.605 degrees.
<10>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 304.885 degrees.
<11>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 307.006 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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