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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:
    • 35.790152, -78.737505
    • 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 28 miles [45.1 km]<1> to the west southwest of the Asbury that is located in Wake County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Asbury
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Chatham County community of Asbury.
    • Montgomery County
      • This Asbury is located in Montgomery County and lies 61 miles [98.2 km]<1> to the west southwest of the Asbury that is located in Wake County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Asbury
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Montgomery County community of Asbury.
    • Stokes County
      • This Asbury is located in Stokes County and lies 106 miles [170.6 km]<1> to the west northwest of the Asbury that is located in Wake County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Asbury
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Stokes County community of Asbury.
  • Communities Elsewhere In North America ...
    • Alabama
      • Clarke County
      • This Asbury is located in Clarke County and lies 587 miles [944.7 km]<1> to the west southwest of the Asbury that is located in Wake 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 490 miles [788.6 km] to the southwest of the Asbury that is located in Wake 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 428 miles [688.8 km] to the west of the Asbury that is located in Wake 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 529 miles [851.3 km] to the west southwest of the Asbury that is located in Wake 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 792 miles [1,274.6 km]<1> to the northwest of the Asbury that is located in Wake 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 352 miles [566.5 km]<1> to the northwest of the Asbury that is located in Wake 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 264 miles [424.9 km]<1> to the northeast of the Asbury that is located in Wake 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 1,080 miles [1,738.1 km]<1> to the northwest of the Asbury that is located in Wake 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 885 miles [1,424.3 km]<1> to the west northwest of the Asbury that is located in Wake 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 333 miles [535.9 km]<1> to the north northeast of the Asbury that is located in Wake 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 394 miles [634.1 km] to the north northeast of the Asbury that is located in Wake 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 480 miles [772.5 km]<1> to the north northeast of the Asbury that is located in Wake 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 507 miles [815.9 km] to the north northeast of the Asbury that is located in Wake 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 381 miles [613.2 km]<1> to the northwest of the Asbury that is located in Wake 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 390 miles [627.6 km]<1> to the north northeast of the Asbury that is located in Wake 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 440 miles [708.1 km] to the north of the Asbury that is located in Wake 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 173 miles [278.4 km]<1> to the west southwest of the Asbury that is located in Wake 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 406 miles [653.4 km]<1> to the west of the Asbury that is located in Wake 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 594 miles [956 km] to the west of the Asbury that is located in Wake 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 284 miles [457.1 km] to the west of the Asbury that is located in Wake 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 606 miles [975.3 km] to the west of the Asbury that is located in Wake 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 356 miles [572.9 km] to the west of the Asbury that is located in Wake 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 511 miles [822.4 km] to the west of the Asbury that is located in Wake 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 207 miles [333.1 km] to the west northwest of the Asbury that is located in Wake 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 172 miles [276.8 km]<1> to the northwest of the Asbury that is located in Wake 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.

  • Blackhawk [Wake County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Blackhawk
    • Blackhawk [Wake County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the northwest of Asbury
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Blackhawk have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Blackhawk
  • Cedar Creek [Wake County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cedar Creek
    • Cedar Creek [Wake County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the west of Asbury
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cedar Creek have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cedar Creek
  • Dublin Woods [Wake County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Dublin Woods
    • Dublin Woods [Wake County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the northwest of Asbury
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Dublin Woods have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Dublin Woods
  • Dutchess Village [Wake County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Dutchess Village
    • Dutchess Village [Wake County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the west of Asbury
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Dutchess Village have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Dutchess Village
  • Continue List   (16 more) ...
    • Glen Eden [Wake County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Glen Eden
      • Glen Eden [Wake County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the northeast of Asbury
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Glen Eden have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Glen Eden
    • Hearthstone Farms [Wake County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hearthstone Farms
      • Hearthstone Farms [Wake County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the northwest of Asbury
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hearthstone Farms have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hearthstone Farms
    • Indian Hills [Wake County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Indian Hills
      • Indian Hills [Wake County] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the southeast of Asbury
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Indian Hills have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Indian Hills
    • Irongate [Wake County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Irongate
      • Irongate [Wake County] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the west of Asbury
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Irongate have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Irongate
    • Isle Forest [Wake County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Isle Forest
      • Isle Forest [Wake County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the east of Asbury
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Isle Forest have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Isle Forest
    • Ivy Meadows [Wake County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ivy Meadows
      • Ivy Meadows [Wake County] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the southwest of Asbury
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Ivy Meadows have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ivy Meadows
    • Kent Garden [Wake County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Kent Garden
      • Kent Garden [Wake County] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the east of Asbury
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Kent Garden have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Kent Garden
    • Little Lake Hill [Wake County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Little Lake Hill
      • Little Lake Hill [Wake County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the east of Asbury
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Little Lake Hill have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Little Lake Hill
    • Method [Wake County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Method
      • Method [Wake County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the east of Asbury
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Method
    • Orchards [Wake County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Orchards
      • Orchards [Wake County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the southeast of Asbury
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Orchards have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Orchards
    • Piney Plains [Wake County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Piney Plains
      • Piney Plains [Wake County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the south of Asbury
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Piney Plains have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Piney Plains
    • Pirates Cove [Wake County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pirates Cove
      • Pirates Cove [Wake County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the southwest of Asbury
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Pirates Cove have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pirates Cove
    • Stoneybrook [Wake County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Stoneybrook
      • Stoneybrook [Wake County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the southwest of Asbury
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Stoneybrook have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Stoneybrook
    • Summerwinds [Wake County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Summerwinds
      • Summerwinds [Wake County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the southwest of Asbury
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Summerwinds have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Summerwinds
    • Walnut Ridge [Wake County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Walnut Ridge
      • Walnut Ridge [Wake County] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the south of Asbury
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Walnut Ridge have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Walnut Ridge
    • Wishing Well [Wake County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Wishing Well
      • Wishing Well [Wake County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the west of Asbury
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Wishing Well have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Wishing Well

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.

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    • John 'Big John' Baker     (Professional football)
      • Professional football. He was born in Raleigh (North Carolina) on Monday June 10, 1935 and died in Raleigh (North Carolina) on Wednesday October 31, 2007 at the age of 72. He is buried at Carolina Biblical Gardens (Wake County, North Carolina).
      • Raleigh is located 5 miles [8 km] to the east of Asbury.
      • Raleigh is located 5 miles [8 km] to the east of Asbury.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: John 'Big John' Baker<5>
    • Janis Carter     (Actress)
      • Actress. She was born in Cleveland (Ohio) on Friday October 10, 1913 and died in Durham (North Carolina) on Saturday July 30, 1994 at the age of 80. She is buried at Maplewood Cemetery (Durham County, North Carolina).
      • Durham is located 16 miles [25.7 km] to the northwest of Asbury.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Janis Carter<5>
    • Annie Elizabeth 'Bessie' Delany     (Author)
    • Rick Ferrell     (Major League Baseball)
      • Major League Baseball. He was born in Durham (North Carolina) on Thursday October 12, 1905 and died in Bloomfield Hills (Michigan) on Thursday July 27, 1995 at the age of 89. He is buried at New Garden Friends Cemetery (Guilford County, North Carolina).
      • Durham is located 16 miles [25.7 km] to the northwest of Asbury.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Rick Ferrell<5>
    • Randall Jarrell     (Poet)
      • Poet. He was born in Nashville (Tennessee) on Wednesday May 6, 1914 and died in Chapel Hill (North Carolina) on Thursday October 14, 1965 at the age of 51. He is buried at New Garden Friends Cemetery (Guilford County, North Carolina).
      • Chapel Hill is located 19 miles [30.6 km] to the northwest of Asbury.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Randall Jarrell<5>
    • Andrew Johnson     (17th President of the US (1865 - 1869))
      • 17th President of the US (1865 - 1869). He was born in Raleigh (North Carolina) on Thursday December 29, 1808 and died in Elizabethton (Tennessee) on Saturday July 31, 1875 at the age of 66.
      • Raleigh is located 5 miles [8 km] to the east of Asbury.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Andrew Johnson<5>
    • Jack 'Galveston Giant' Johnson     (Professional boxer)
    • Dewey 'Pigmeat' Markham     (Entertainer)
      • Entertainer. He was born in Durham (North Carolina) on Monday April 18, 1904 and died in Bronx (New York) on Sunday December 13, 1981 at the age of 77. He is buried at Woodlawn Cemetery (Bronx County, New York).
      • Durham is located 16 miles [25.7 km] to the northwest of Asbury.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Dewey 'Pigmeat' Markham<5>
    • Janis Martin     (Musician)
      • Musician. She was born in Sutherlin (Virginia) on Wednesday March 27, 1940 and died in Durham (North Carolina) on Monday September 3, 2007 at the age of 67. She is buried at Highland Burial Park (Danville City, Virginia).
      • Durham is located 16 miles [25.7 km] to the northwest of Asbury.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Janis Martin<5>
    • Clyde Lensley McPhatter     (Singer)
    • Anita Rose Morris     (Actress)
      • Actress. She was born in Durham (North Carolina) on Sunday March 14, 1943 and died in Los Angeles (California) on Wednesday March 2, 1994 at the age of 51. She is buried at Maplewood Cemetery (Durham County, North Carolina).
      • Durham is located 16 miles [25.7 km] to the northwest of Asbury.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Anita Rose Morris<5>
    • Soupy Sales     (Comedian)
      • Comedian. He was born in Franklinton (North Carolina) on Friday January 8, 1926 and died in Bronx (New York) on Thursday October 22, 2009 at the age of 83. He is buried at Kensico Cemetery (Westchester County, New York).
      • Franklinton is located 26 miles [41.8 km] to the northeast of Asbury.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Soupy Sales<5>
    • Kate Elizabeth Smith     (Singer)
      • Singer. She was born in Washington, DC on Wednesday May 1, 1907 and died in Raleigh (North Carolina) on Tueday June 17, 1986 at the age of 79.
      • Raleigh is located 5 miles [8 km] to the east of Asbury.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Kate Elizabeth Smith<5>

How Far From Asbury 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 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:

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    • Raleigh, which is the Seat of Wake County and lies just to the East.
    • Raleigh, which is the State Capital of North Carolina, lies just to the east (E).
    • The White House (Washington, DC) is 233 miles [375 km]<1> to the north northeast (NNE). If you could drive a straight line from Asbury to White House, with an average speed<6>of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, it would take nearly four hours to make the trip. A comfortable walk of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour would take 14 days. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take 10 days.
    • The shortest distance<7> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 6,104 miles [9,823.4 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<8>
    • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 6,799 miles [10,941.9 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<9>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 4,680 miles [7,531.7 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<10>

Other Roadside Stops ...

Find a Community within North Carolina

About Wake County

About North Carolina

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 Wake County: www.wakegov.com/

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 'point-to-point' distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line 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: 35.7902, Longitude: -78.7375       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 Mile's to see Pete ... Mile's 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>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 Asbury 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 309.007 degrees.
<9>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 304.245 degrees.
<10>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 306.508 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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