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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 Amboy, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Amboy 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 Amboy:
    • 41.927277, -80.615078
    • 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 Amboy
  • 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 Amboy ...

We have found seventeen communities that share the name Amboy.

Within Ohio, the name Amboy is unique.

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

  • Communities Elsewhere In North America ...
    • Arkansas
      • Pulaski County
      • This Amboy is located in Pulaski County and lies 799 miles [1,285.9 km]<1> to the southwest of the Amboy that is located in Ashtabula County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Amboy
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Pulaski County community of Amboy.
    • California
      • San Bernardino County
      • This Amboy is located in San Bernardino County and lies 1,956 miles [3,147.9 km]<1> to the west of the Amboy that is located in Ashtabula County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Amboy
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the San Bernardino County community of Amboy.
    • Georgia
      • Turner 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 Georgia community of Amboy [Turner County].
      • Wilcox County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information. For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Georgia community of Amboy [Wilcox County].
    • Illinois
      • Lee County
      • This Amboy is located in Lee County and lies 450 miles [724.2 km]<1> to the west of the Amboy that is located in Ashtabula County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Amboy
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Lee County community of Amboy.
    • Indiana
      • Miami County
      • This Amboy is located in Miami County and lies 290 miles [466.7 km]<1> to the west southwest of the Amboy that is located in Ashtabula County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Amboy
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Miami County community of Amboy.
    • Iowa
      • Jasper 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 Iowa community of Amboy [Jasper County].
    • Kansas
      • 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 Amboy [Rooks County].
    • Michigan
      • Hillsdale 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 Michigan community of Amboy [Hillsdale County].
    • Minnesota
      • Blue Earth County
      • This Amboy is located in Blue Earth County and lies 697 miles [1,121.7 km]<1> to the west northwest of the Amboy that is located in Ashtabula County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Amboy
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Blue Earth County community of Amboy.
      • Otter Tail 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 Minnesota community of Amboy [Otter Tail County].
    • Nebraska
      • Webster County
      • This Amboy is located in Webster County and lies 935 miles [1,504.7 km]<1> to the west of the Amboy that is located in Ashtabula County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Amboy
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Webster County community of Amboy.
    • New York
      • Onondaga County
      • This Amboy is located in Onondaga County and lies 234 miles [376.6 km]<1> to the east northeast of the Amboy that is located in Ashtabula County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Amboy
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Onondaga County community of Amboy.
    • North Carolina
      • Chowan 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 North Carolina community of Amboy [Chowan County].
    • South Dakota
      • Sanborn 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 South Dakota community of Amboy [Sanborn County].
    • Washington
      • Clark County
      • This Amboy is located in Clark County and lies 2,074 miles [3,337.8 km]<1> to the west northwest of the Amboy that is located in Ashtabula County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Amboy
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Clark County community of Amboy.
    • West Virginia
      • Preston County
      • This Amboy is located in Preston County and lies 186 miles [299.3 km]<1> to the south southeast of the Amboy that is located in Ashtabula County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Amboy
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Preston County community of Amboy.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Amboy ...

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 Corner [Erie County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Center Corner
    • Center Corner [Erie County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the east of Amboy
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Center Corner have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Center Corner
  • Cherry Hill [Erie County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cherry Hill
    • Cherry Hill [Erie County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the east of Amboy
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cherry Hill
  • Crestlawn Village [Ashtabula County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Crestlawn Village
    • Crestlawn Village [Ashtabula County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the southwest of Amboy
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Crestlawn Village have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Crestlawn Village
  • Gageville [Ashtabula County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Gageville
    • Gageville [Ashtabula County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the southwest of Amboy
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Gageville have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Gageville
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    • Harbor [Ashtabula County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Harbor
      • Harbor [Ashtabula County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the west of Amboy
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Harbor have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Harbor
    • Kelloggsville [Ashtabula County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Kelloggsville
      • Kelloggsville [Ashtabula County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the south of Amboy
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Kelloggsville have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Kelloggsville
    • Kingsville [Ashtabula County]
    • Kingsville On-the-Lake [Ashtabula County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Kingsville On-the-Lake
      • Kingsville On-the-Lake [Ashtabula County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the west of Amboy
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Kingsville On-the-Lake have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Kingsville On-the-Lake
    • Lakeville [Ashtabula County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lakeville
      • Lakeville [Ashtabula County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the northeast of Amboy
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lakeville have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lakeville
    • Plymouth [Ashtabula County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Plymouth
      • Plymouth [Ashtabula County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the southwest of Amboy
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Plymouth have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Plymouth
    • Willow Arms [Ashtabula County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Willow Arms
      • Willow Arms [Ashtabula County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the west of Amboy
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Willow Arms have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Willow Arms

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 Amboy. 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 ...
    • Edgar Leander Cushman     (Major League Baseball)
      • Major League Baseball. He was born in Eagleville (OH) on March 27, 1852 (a Saturday) and died in Erie (PA) on September 26, 1915 (a Sunday) at the age of 63. He is buried at Erie Cemetery (Erie County, Pennsylvania).
      • Eagleville is located 18 miles [29 km] to the southwest of Amboy.
      • Erie is located 30 miles [48.3 km] to the northeast of Amboy.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Edgar Leander Cushman<5>
    • Edward Sylvester Ellis     (Author)
    • Johnny Shackleford     (Race car driver)
      • Race car driver. He was born in Jefferson (OH) on November 24, 1913 (a Monday) and died in Dayton (OH) on June 14, 1948 (a Monday) at the age of 34. He is buried at Woodland Cemetery (Montgomery County, Ohio).
      • Jefferson is located 15 miles [24.1 km] to the southwest of Amboy.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Johnny Shackleford<5>
    • Andrew Tombes     (Actor)
      • Actor. He was born in Ashtabula (OH) on June 24, 1904 (a Friday) and died on March 17, 1976 (a Wednesday) at the age of 71. He is buried at Kensico Cemetery (Westchester County, New York).
      • Ashtabula is located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the west of Amboy.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Andrew Tombes<5>

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

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

  • View Our List ...
    • Jefferson, which is the Seat of Ashtabula County and lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<1> to the south southwest. If you could walk a straight line from Amboy to Jefferson, 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 four to five hours.
    • Columbus, which is the State Capital of Ohio, lies 183 miles [294.5 km] to the southwest (SW). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take a little over three hours, a buggy would take 8 days and walking would take 11 days.
    • The White House (Washington, DC) is 281 miles [452.2 km] to the southeast (SE). Driving would take four to five hours, a buggy would take 11 days and walking would take 16 days.
    • The shortest distance<7> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 5,913 miles [9,516.1 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<8>
    • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 6,638 miles [10,682.8 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<9>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 4,514 miles [7,264.6 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<10>

Other Roadside Stops ...

Index of Cities, Towns and Villages for Ohio

About Ashtabula County

About Ohio

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Ashtabula County: www.co.ashtabula.oh.us/

The official website for State of Ohio: https://ohio.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 obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Amboy) to Point B.Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Amboy. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 41.9273, Longitude: -80.6151       In this case, the coordinates for Amboy 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 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 Amboy 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>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.
<4>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<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 Amboy 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 309.892 degrees.
<9>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 306.176 degrees.
<10>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 305.16 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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