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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 Ash Grove, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Ash Grove 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 Ash Grove:
    • 43.032022, -73.331222
    • 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 Ash Grove
  • 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 Ash Grove ...

We found seven communities that share the name Ash Grove.

Within New York, the name Ash Grove is unique.

Beyond New York, we know of another seven communities that are located throughout in the United States.

  • Communities Elsewhere In North America ...
    • Indiana
      • Tippecanoe County
      • This Ash Grove is located in Tippecanoe County and lies 715 miles [1,150.7 km]<1> to the west of the Ash Grove that is located in Washington County.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Tippecanoe County community of Ash Grove.
    • Iowa
      • Davis County
      • This Ash Grove is located in Davis County and lies 996 miles [1,602.9 km]<1> to the west of the Ash Grove that is located in Washington County.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Davis County community of Ash Grove.
    • Kansas
      • Lincoln County
      • This Ash Grove is located in Lincoln County and lies 1,324 miles [2,130.8 km]<1> to the west of the Ash Grove that is located in Washington County.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Lincoln County community of Ash Grove.
      • Rooks County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<2> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Kansas community of Ash Grove [Rooks County].
    • Missouri
      • Greene County
      • This Ash Grove is located in Greene County and lies 1,135 miles [1,826.6 km]<1> to the west southwest of the Ash Grove that is located in Washington County.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Greene County community of Ash Grove.
    • Nebraska
      • Franklin County
      • This community is historic<3> and although located in Franklin County, we don't know where within the county.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Franklin County community of Ash Grove.
    • Virginia
      • Fairfax County
      • This Ash Grove is located in Fairfax County and lies 348 miles [560.1 km]<1> to the southwest of the Ash Grove that is located in Washington County.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Fairfax County community of Ash Grove.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Ash Grove ...

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.

  • Center White Creek
    (4 miles [6.4 km] to the southwest)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Center White Creek have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Center White Creek
    • Center White Creek is located in Washington County
  • Chiselville
    (10 miles [16.1 km] to the east)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Chiselville have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Chiselville
    • Chiselville is located in Bennington County (VT)
  • Eagle Bridge
    (6 miles [9.7 km] to the southwest)
  • Eagleville
    (3 miles [4.8 km] to the north)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Eagleville have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Eagleville
    • Eagleville is located in Washington County
  • Fly Summit
    (7 miles [11.3 km] to the west)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Fly Summit
    • Fly Summit is located in Washington County
  • Greenwich
    (9 miles [14.5 km] to the northwest)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Greenwich have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Greenwich
    • Greenwich is located in Washington County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,698 people
  • Hoosick Falls
    (9 miles [14.5 km] to the south)
  • Hoosick Junction
    (7 miles [11.3 km] to the south)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hoosick Junction have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hoosick Junction
    • Hoosick Junction is located in Rensselaer County
  • Kansas
    (10 miles [16.1 km] to the east)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Kansas
    • Kansas is located in Bennington County (VT)
  • Lee
    (9 miles [14.5 km] to the southwest)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lee have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lee
    • Lee is located in Washington County
  • Middle Falls
    (10 miles [16.1 km] to the northwest)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Middle Falls have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Middle Falls
    • Middle Falls is located in Washington County
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Middle Falls <5>
  • Paper Mill Village
    (9 miles [14.5 km] to the southeast)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Paper Mill Village have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Paper Mill Village
    • Paper Mill Village is located in Bennington County (VT)
  • Pumpkin Hook
    (Less than 2 miles to the southeast)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Pumpkin Hook have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pumpkin Hook
    • Pumpkin Hook is located in Washington County
  • Sodom
    (7 miles [11.3 km] to the southeast)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Sodom have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sodom
    • Sodom is located in Bennington County (VT)

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

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

  • Hudson Falls, which is the Seat of Washington County, lies 22 miles [35.4 km]<1> to the northwest. If you could walk a straight line from Ash Grove to Hudson Falls, with an average speed<6> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take just over a day to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take most of a day.
  • Albany, which is the State Capital of New York, lies 33 miles [53.1 km] to the southwest (SW). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take less than an hour, a buggy would take just over a day and walking would take most of two days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC) is 344 miles [553.6 km] to the southwest (SW). Driving would take five to six hours, a buggy would take 14 days and walking would take 20 days.
  • The shortest distance<7> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 5,572 miles [8,967.3 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<8>
  • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 6,287 miles [10,117.9 km] and it lies to the east northeast (ENE).<9>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 4,162 miles [6,698.1 km] and it lies to the east northeast (ENE).<10>

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

The official website for Washington County: www.co.washington.ny.us

The official website for State of New York: https://www.ny.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Ash Grove) to Point B.Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Ash Grove. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 43.0320, Longitude: -73.3312       In this case, the coordinates for Ash Grove have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<2>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 Ash Grove 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.
<3>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 Ash Grove, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.
<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 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>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 Ash Grove 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 305.257 degrees.
<9>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 301.124 degrees.
<10>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 301.274 degrees.









 

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