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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 Apex, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Apex 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 Apex:
    • 36.329138, -114.927777
    • 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 Apex
  • Bird Watching ...
    • We enjoy finding new spots for bird watching and we use the eBird website for local sighting reports and to help identify hotspots.
    • The eBird website is organized on a county-by-county basis. We have selected Clark County as the starting point when you click on the link below:
    • eBird sighting report for Clark County
    • Since Apex is near Mohave County, we have provided a link to its eBird sighting report:
    • eBird sighting report for Mohave County
  • 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 Apex ...

We have found fifteen communities that share the name Apex.

Within Nevada, the name Apex is unique.

Beyond Nevada, we know of another fifteen communities that are located throughout in the United States.

  • Communities Elsewhere In North America ...
    • Arizona
      • Coconino County
      • This community is historic<1> and we have very little information. For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Arizona community of Apex [Coconino County].
    • Arkansas
      • Sebastian County
      • This Apex is located in Sebastian County and lies 1,151 miles [1,852.4 km]<2> to the east of the Apex that is located in Clark County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Apex
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Sebastian County community of Apex.
    • California
      • El Dorado County
      • This Apex is located in El Dorado County and lies 362 miles [582.6 km]<2> to the west northwest of the Apex that is located in Clark County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Apex
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the El Dorado County community of Apex.
    • Colorado
      • Gilpin County
      • This community is historic<1> and we have very little information. For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Colorado community of Apex [Gilpin County].
    • Georgia
      • Mitchell 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 Apex [Mitchell County].
    • Kentucky
      • Christian County
      • This Apex is located in Christian County and lies 1,522 miles [2,449.4 km]<2> to the east of the Apex that is located in Clark County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Apex
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Christian County community of Apex.
      • Letcher 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 Kentucky community of Apex [Letcher County].
    • Missouri
      • Lincoln County
      • This Apex is located in Lincoln County and lies 1,330 miles [2,140.4 km]<2> to the east northeast of the Apex that is located in Clark County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Apex
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Lincoln County community of Apex.
    • Montana
      • Beaverhead County
      • This Apex is located in Beaverhead County and lies 635 miles [1,021.9 km]<2> to the north of the Apex that is located in Clark County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Apex
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Beaverhead County community of Apex.
    • Nebraska
      • Wayne County
      • This community is historic<1> and although located in Wayne County, we don't know where within the county.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Wayne County community of Apex.
    • New York
      • Delaware County
      • This Apex is located in Delaware County and lies 2,140 miles [3,444 km]<2> to the east northeast of the Apex that is located in Clark County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Apex
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Delaware County community of Apex.
    • North Carolina
      • Wake County
      • This Apex is located in Wake County and lies 2,002 miles [3,221.9 km]<2> to the east of the Apex that is located in Clark County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Apex
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Wake County community of Apex.
    • Ohio
      • Harrison County
      • This Apex is located in Harrison County and lies 1,851 miles [2,978.9 km]<2> to the east northeast of the Apex that is located in Clark County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Apex
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Harrison County community of Apex.
      • Pike County
      • This community is historic<1> and although located in Pike County, we don't know where within the county.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Pike County community of Apex.
    • Oregon
      • Umatilla County
      • This Apex is located in Umatilla County and lies 688 miles [1,107.2 km]<2> to the north northwest of the Apex that is located in Clark County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Apex
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Umatilla County community of Apex.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Apex ...

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.

  • Bonanza [Clark County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bonanza
    • Bonanza [Clark County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<2> to the southwest of Apex
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Bonanza have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bonanza
  • Crystal [Clark County] - Historic
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Crystal
    • Crystal [Clark County] was located 15 miles [24.1 km]<2> to the northeast of Apex
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Crystal have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
  • Dike [Clark County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Dike
    • Dike [Clark County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<2> to the west of Apex
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Dike have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Dike
  • Dry Lake [Clark County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Dry Lake
    • Dry Lake [Clark County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<2> to the northeast of Apex
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Dry Lake have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Dry Lake
  • Continue List   (5 more) ...
    • Hillegas [Clark County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hillegas
      • Hillegas [Clark County] was located 13 miles [20.9 km]<2> to the southwest of Apex
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hillegas have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jungletown [Clark County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Jungletown
      • Jungletown [Clark County] was located 8 miles [12.9 km]<2> to the southwest of Apex
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Jungletown have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Valley [Clark County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Valley
      • Valley [Clark County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<2> to the southwest of Apex
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Valley have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Valley
    • Vegas Heights [Clark County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Vegas Heights
      • Vegas Heights [Clark County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<2> to the southwest of Apex
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Vegas Heights have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Vegas Heights
    • Winterwood [Clark County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Winterwood
      • Winterwood [Clark County] was located 14 miles [22.5 km]<2> to the southwest of Apex
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Winterwood have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.

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 Apex. 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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    • Marty Allen     (Entertainer)
      • Born: Morton David Alpern
      • Entertainer. He was born in Pittsburgh (PA) on March 23, 1922 (a Thursday) and died in Las Vegas (NV) on February 12, 2018 (a Monday) at the age of 95. We don't have any burial details.
      • Las Vegas is located 16 miles [25.7 km] to the southwest of Apex.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Marty Allen<5>
    • Louie Anderson     (Comedian, actor, author)
      • Full name: Louis Perry Anderson
      • Comedian, actor, author. He was born in Saint Paul (MN) on March 24, 1953 (a Tueday) and died in Las Vegas (NV) on January 21, 2022 (a Friday) at the age of 68. He is buried at Acacia Park Cemetery (Dakota County, Minnesota).
      • Las Vegas is located 16 miles [25.7 km] to the southwest of Apex.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Louie Anderson<5>
    • Freddie Bell     (Entertainer)
      • Born: Ferdinando Dominick Bello
      • Entertainer. He was born in Philadelphia (PA) on September 29, 1931 (a Tueday) and died in Las Vegas (NV) on February 10, 2008 (a Sunday) at the age of 76. He is buried at Palm Eastern Cemetery (Clark County, Nevada).
      • Las Vegas is located 16 miles [25.7 km] to the southwest of Apex.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Freddie Bell<5>
    • Edgar Bergen     (Comedian, ventriloquist)
      • Comedian, ventriloquist. He was born in Chicago (IL) on February 16, 1903 (a Monday) and died in Paradise (NV) on September 30, 1978 (a Saturday) at the age of 75. He is buried at Inglewood Park Cemetery (Los Angeles County, California).
      • Paradise is located 19 miles [30.6 km] to the southwest of Apex.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Edgar Bergen<5>
    • Benny Binion     (Businessman, founder of Binion's Horseshoe Casino)
    • Sam Butera     (Musician)
      • Musician. He was born in New Orleans (LA) on August 17, 1927 (a Wednesday) and died in Las Vegas (NV) on June 3, 2009 (a Wednesday) at the age of 81. He is buried at Greenwood Cemetery (Orleans Parish, Louisiana).
      • Las Vegas is located 16 miles [25.7 km] to the southwest of Apex.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Sam Butera<5>
    • Brent Russell Chalem     (Actor)
    • Diego 'Chico' Corrales     (Professional boxer)
    • Tony Curtis     (Actor)
      • Born: Bernard Schwartz
      • Actor. He was born in Bronx (NY) on June 3, 1925 (a Wednesday) and died in Henderson (NV) on August 29, 2010 (a Sunday) at the age of 85.
      • Henderson is located 20 miles [32.2 km] to the south of Apex.
    • Morris Barney 'Moe' Dalitz     (Crime figure)
    • Jerry Doyle     (Actor)
      • Actor. He was born in Brooklyn (NY) on July 16, 1956 (a Monday) and died in Las Vegas (NV) on July 27, 2016 (a Wednesday) at the age of 60. He is buried at Cedar Lawn Cemetery (Passaic County, New Jersey).
      • Las Vegas is located 16 miles [25.7 km] to the southwest of Apex.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Jerry Doyle<5>
    • Herbie Faye     (Actor, comedian)
      • Actor, comedian. He was born on February 2, 1899 (a Thursday) and died in Las Vegas (NV) on June 28, 1980 (a Saturday) at the age of 81.
      • Las Vegas is located 16 miles [25.7 km] to the southwest of Apex.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Herbie Faye<5>
    • Totie Fields     (Comedian)

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

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

  • View Our List ...
    • Las Vegas, which is the Seat of Clark County and lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<2> to the southwest. If you could walk a straight line from Apex to Las Vegas, with an average speed<6> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take most of a day to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take five to six hours.
    • Carson City, which is the State Capital of Nevada, lies 328 miles [527.9 km] to the northwest (NW). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take five to six hours, a buggy would take 13 days and walking would take 19 days.
    • The White House (Washington, DC) is 2,065 miles [3,323.3 km] to the east northeast (ENE). Driving would take 4 days, a buggy would take 81 days and walking would take 118 days.
    • The shortest distance<7> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 7,345 miles [11,820.6 km] and it lies to the north northeast (NNE).<8>
    • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 8,114 miles [13,058.2 km] and it lies to the north northeast (NNE).<9>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 6,089 miles [9,799.3 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<10>

Other Roadside Stops ...

Visit our Community Index for Nevada

About Clark County

About Nevada

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Clark County: www.accessclarkcounty.com/

The official website for State of Nevada: nv.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>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 Apex, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.
<2>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Apex) to Point B.Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Apex. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 36.3291, Longitude: -114.9278       In this case, the coordinates for Apex have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<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 Apex 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 Apex 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 333.842 degrees.
<9>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 333.406 degrees.
<10>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 323.721 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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