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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 Abertown, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Abertown 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 Abertown:
    • 41.250928, -74.784611
    • 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 Abertown
  • 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 Abertown ...

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.

  • Beemerville [Sussex County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Beemerville
    • Beemerville [Sussex County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the southeast of Abertown
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Beemerville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Beemerville
  • Delaware [Pike County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Delaware
    • Delaware [Pike County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the southwest of Abertown
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Delaware have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Delaware
  • Four Corners [Sussex County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Four Corners
    • Four Corners [Sussex County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the northeast of Abertown
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Four Corners have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Four Corners
  • Frenchtown [Pike County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Frenchtown
    • Frenchtown [Pike County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the northwest of Abertown
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Frenchtown have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Frenchtown
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    • Gold Key Lake [Pike County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Gold Key Lake
      • Gold Key Lake [Pike County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the northwest of Abertown
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Gold Key Lake have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Gold Key Lake
    • Indian Point [Pike County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Indian Point
      • Indian Point [Pike County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the northwest of Abertown
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Indian Point have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Indian Point
    • Lewisburg [Sussex County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lewisburg
      • Lewisburg [Sussex County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the east of Abertown
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lewisburg have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lewisburg
    • Libertyville [Sussex County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Libertyville
      • Libertyville [Sussex County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the east of Abertown
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Libertyville
    • Plains [Sussex County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Plains
      • Plains [Sussex County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the southeast of Abertown
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Plains have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Plains
    • Plumbsock [Sussex County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Plumbsock
      • Plumbsock [Sussex County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the east of Abertown
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Plumbsock have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Plumbsock
    • Roys [Sussex County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Roys
      • Roys [Sussex County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the southeast of Abertown
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Roys have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Roys
    • Silver Spring [Pike County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Silver Spring
      • Silver Spring [Pike County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the northwest of Abertown
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Silver Spring have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Silver Spring

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 Abertown. 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 ...
    • Hugh 'Lumpy' Brannum     (Vocalist, arranger, composer, actor)
      • Vocalist, arranger, composer, actor. He was born in Sandwich (IL) on January 5, 1910 (a Wednesday) and died in East Stroudsburg (PA) on April 19, 1987 (a Sunday) at the age of 77. The body was cremated.
      • East Stroudsburg is located 26 miles [41.8 km] to the southwest of Abertown.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Hugh 'Lumpy' Brannum<3>
    • William Chauvenet     (Mathematician, professor)
    • Thomas John 'Dude' Esterbrook     (Major League Baseball> *~~mlb:<1880/05/01:1891/07/22)
    • Herbert 'Herb' Kalin     (Musician, singer)
    • Richard Kiley     (Actor)
      • Actor. He was born in Chicago (IL) on March 31, 1922 (a Friday) and died in Warwick (NY) on March 5, 1999 (a Friday) at the age of 77. He is buried at Warwick Cemetery (Orange County, New York).
      • Warwick is located 22 miles [35.4 km] to the east of Abertown.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Richard Kiley<3>
    • Joseph Bohomiel 'Joe' Lapchick     (Professional basketball)
    • John Albert Macy     (Author)
    • John 'John the Eagle' Riggi     (Crime figure)

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

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

  • View Our List ...
    • Newton, which is the Seat of Sussex County and lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<1> to the south. If you could walk a straight line from Abertown to Newton, with an average speed<4> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take 6 hours to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take four to five hours.
    • Trenton, which is the State Capital of New Jersey, lies 71 miles [114.3 km] to the south (S). 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 4 days.
    • The White House (Washington, DC) is 201 miles [323.5 km] to the southwest (SW). Driving would take a little over three hours, a buggy would take 8 days and walking would take 12 days.
    • The shortest distance<5> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 5,704 miles [9,179.7 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<6>
    • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 6,414 miles [10,322.3 km] and it lies to the east northeast (ENE).<7>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 4,290 miles [6,904.1 km] and it lies to the east northeast (ENE).<8>

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

The official website for Sussex County: www.sussex.nj.us/

The official website for State of New Jersey: https://www.state.nj.us/

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- Abertown) to Point B.Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Abertown. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 41.2509, Longitude: -74.7846       In this case, the coordinates for Abertown have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<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>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.
<4>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.
<5>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 Abertown to the Middle East to be East and South, the Great Circle Route actually lies to the North and East.
<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Jerusalem is 306.351 degrees.
<7>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 302.066 degrees.
<8>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 302.766 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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