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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 Amity, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Amity 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 Amity:
    • 39.205614, -84.404107
    • 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 Amity
  • 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 Amity ...

We have found 24 communities that share the name Amity.

There are four communities within Ohio that are also named Amity.

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

  • Communities Located In Ohio ...
    • Knox County
      • This Amity is located in Knox County and lies 138 miles [222.1 km]<1> to the northeast of the Amity that is located in Hamilton County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Amity
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Knox County community of Amity.
    • Madison County
      • This Amity is located in Madison County and lies 85 miles [136.8 km]<1> to the northeast of the Amity that is located in Hamilton County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Amity
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Madison County community of Amity.
    • Mahoning County
      • This community is historic<2> and although located in Mahoning County, we don't know where within the county.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Mahoning County community of Amity.
    • Montgomery County
      • This Amity is located in Montgomery County and lies 40 miles [64.4 km]<1> to the north of the Amity that is located in Hamilton County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Amity
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Montgomery County community of Amity.
  • Communities Elsewhere In North America ...
    • Alabama
      • Jefferson 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 Alabama community of Amity [Jefferson County].
    • Arkansas
      • Clark County
      • This Amity is located in Clark County and lies 605 miles [973.7 km]<1> to the west southwest of the Amity that is located in Hamilton County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Amity
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Clark County community of Amity.
      • Howard 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 Arkansas community of Amity [Howard County].
    • Colorado
      • Prowers 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 Colorado community of Amity [Prowers County].
    • Connecticut
      • New Haven 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 Connecticut community of Amity [New Haven County].
    • Georgia
      • Lincoln County
      • This Amity is located in Lincoln County and lies 396 miles [637.3 km]<1> to the south southeast of the Amity that is located in Hamilton County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Amity
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Lincoln County community of Amity.
    • Illinois
      • Richland County
      • This Amity is located in Richland County and lies 191 miles [307.4 km]<1> to the west of the Amity that is located in Hamilton County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Amity
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Richland County community of Amity.
    • Indiana
      • Johnson County
      • This Amity is located in Johnson County and lies 86 miles [138.4 km]<1> to the west of the Amity that is located in Hamilton County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Amity
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Johnson County community of Amity.
    • Iowa
      • Scott 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 Iowa community of Amity [Scott County].
    • Kansas
      • Jewell 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 Kansas community of Amity [Jewell County].
    • Kentucky
      • Hardin 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 Amity [Hardin County].
    • Maine
      • Aroostook County
      • This Amity is located in Aroostook County and lies 957 miles [1,540.1 km]<1> to the northeast of the Amity that is located in Hamilton County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Amity
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Aroostook County community of Amity.
    • Missouri
      • DeKalb County
      • This Amity is located in DeKalb County and lies 535 miles [861 km]<1> to the west of the Amity that is located in Hamilton County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Amity
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the DeKalb County community of Amity.
    • New York
      • Orange County
      • This Amity is located in Orange County and lies 543 miles [873.9 km]<1> to the east northeast of the Amity that is located in Hamilton County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Amity
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Orange County community of Amity.
    • North Carolina
      • Iredell 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 North Carolina community of Amity [Iredell County].
    • Oregon
      • Yamhill County
      • This Amity is located in Yamhill County and lies 2,007 miles [3,230 km]<1> to the west northwest of the Amity that is located in Hamilton County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Amity
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Yamhill County community of Amity.
    • Pennsylvania
      • Bucks County
      • This Amity is located in Bucks County and lies 491 miles [790.2 km]<1> to the east northeast of the Amity that is located in Hamilton County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Amity
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Bucks County community of Amity.
      • Washington County
      • This Amity is located in Washington County and lies 230 miles [370.1 km] to the east northeast of the Amity that is located in Hamilton County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Amity
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Washington County community of Amity.
    • Tennessee
      • Cannon County
      • This Amity is located in Cannon County and lies 258 miles [415.2 km]<1> to the south southwest of the Amity that is located in Hamilton County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Amity
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Cannon County community of Amity.
    • Texas
      • Comanche County
      • This Amity is located in Comanche County and lies 948 miles [1,525.7 km]<1> to the west southwest of the Amity that is located in Hamilton County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Amity
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Comanche County community of Amity.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Amity ...

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.

  • Carthage [Hamilton County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Carthage
    • Carthage [Hamilton County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the west of Amity
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Carthage have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Carthage
  • Clare [Hamilton County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Clare
    • Clare [Hamilton County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the south of Amity
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Clare have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Clare
  • Deer Park [Hamilton County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Deer Park
    • Deer Park [Hamilton County] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the east of Amity
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 5,522 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Deer Park have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Deer Park
  • Hartwell [Hamilton County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hartwell
    • Hartwell [Hamilton County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the west of Amity
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hartwell
  • Continue List   (13 more) ...
    • Indian Hill [Hamilton County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Indian Hill
      • Indian Hill [Hamilton County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the southeast of Amity
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Indian Hill have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Indian Hill
    • Jones Farm [Hamilton County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Jones Farm
      • Jones Farm [Hamilton County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the northeast of Amity
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Jones Farm have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Jones Farm
    • Kennedy Heights [Hamilton County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Kennedy Heights
      • Kennedy Heights [Hamilton County] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the south of Amity
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Kennedy Heights have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Kennedy Heights
    • Lincoln Heights [Hamilton County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lincoln Heights
      • Lincoln Heights [Hamilton County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the northwest of Amity
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 3,354 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lincoln Heights have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lincoln Heights
    • Lockland [Hamilton County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lockland
      • Lockland [Hamilton County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the northwest of Amity
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 3,437 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lockland have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lockland
    • Plainville [Hamilton County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Plainville
      • Plainville [Hamilton County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the southeast of Amity
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Plainville have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Plainville
    • Pleasant Ridge [Hamilton County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pleasant Ridge
      • Pleasant Ridge [Hamilton County] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the southwest of Amity
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Pleasant Ridge have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pleasant Ridge
    • Raiders Run [Hamilton County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Raiders Run
      • Raiders Run [Hamilton County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the east of Amity
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Raiders Run have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Raiders Run
    • Reading [Hamilton County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Reading
      • Reading [Hamilton County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the northwest of Amity
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 10,204 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Reading
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Reading<5>
    • Red Bank [Hamilton County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Red Bank
      • Red Bank [Hamilton County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the south of Amity
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Red Bank have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Red Bank
    • Roselawn [Hamilton County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Roselawn
      • Roselawn [Hamilton County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the west of Amity
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Roselawn have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Roselawn
    • Woodlawn [Hamilton County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Woodlawn
      • Woodlawn [Hamilton County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the northwest of Amity
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 3,395 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Woodlawn have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Woodlawn
    • Wyoming [Hamilton County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Wyoming
      • Wyoming [Hamilton County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the northwest of Amity
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 8,550 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Wyoming
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Wyoming<5>

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 Amity. 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 Alexander     (Actor)
      • Actor. He was born in Newport (KY) on November 29, 1897 (a Monday) and died on July 13, 1982 (a Tueday) at the age of 84. He is buried at Kensico Cemetery (Westchester County, New York).
      • Newport is located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the southwest of Amity.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: John Alexander<6>
    • Nicholas 'Nick' Altrock     (Major League Baseball)
      • Major League Baseball. He was born in Cincinnati (OH) on September 15, 1876 (a Friday) and died in Washington, DC on January 20, 1965 (a Wednesday) at the age of 88. He is buried at Vine Street Hill Cemetery (Hamilton County, Ohio).
      • Cincinnati is located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the southwest of Amity.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Nicholas 'Nick' Altrock<6>
    • Neil Alden Armstrong     (Astronaut, test pilot)
      • Astronaut, test pilot. He was born in Wapakoneta (OH) on August 5, 1930 (a Tueday) and died in Cincinnati (OH) on August 25, 2012 (a Saturday) at the age of 82. The body was cremated.
      • Cincinnati is located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the southwest of Amity.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Neil Alden Armstrong<6>
    • Theda Bara     (Actress)
      • Born: Theodosia Burr Goodman
      • Actress. She was born in Cincinnati (OH) on July 29, 1885 (a Wednesday) and died in Los Angeles (CA) on April 7, 1955 (a Thursday) at the age of 69.
      • Cincinnati is located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the southwest of Amity.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Theda Bara<6>
    • Frank Gustav Bell     (Major League Baseball> *~~mlb:<1885/07/07:1885/07/31)
      • Major League Baseball> *~~mlb:<1885/07/07:1885/07/31. He was born in Cincinnati (OH) on December 11, 1862 (a Thursday) and died in Cincinnati (OH) on April 14, 1891 (a Tueday) at the age of 28.
      • Cincinnati is located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the southwest of Amity.
      • Cincinnati is located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the southwest of Amity.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Frank Gustav Bell<6>
    • Gus Bell     (Major League Baseball)
      • Major League Baseball. He was born in Louisville (KY) on November 15, 1928 (a Thursday) and died in Montgomery (OH) on May 7, 1995 (a Sunday) at the age of 66. He is buried at Gate of Heaven Cemetery (Hamilton County, Ohio).
      • Montgomery is located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the northeast of Amity.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Gus Bell<6>
    • Larry Benton     (Major League Baseball)
      • Major League Baseball. He was born in Saint Louis (MO) on November 20, 1897 (a Saturday) and died in Amberley (OH) on April 3, 1953 (a Friday) at the age of 55. He is buried at St. Joseph Cemetery (Hamilton County, Ohio).
      • Amberley is located Less than 2 miles to the west of Amity.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Larry Benton<6>
    • Lawrence James 'Larry' Benton     (Professional baseball)
    • Johnny Black     (Songwriter)
    • Sarah Tittle Barrett Bolton     (Poet, author)
    • Gay Brewer, Jr.     (Professional golf)
      • Professional golf. He was born in Middletown (OH) on March 19, 1932 (a Saturday) and died in Lexington (KY) on August 31, 2007 (a Friday) at the age of 75. He is buried at Lexington Cemetery (Fayette County, Kentucky).
      • Middletown is located 21 miles [33.8 km] to the north of Amity.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Gay Brewer, Jr.<6>
    • Edward Frank 'Moe' Burtschy     (Major League Baseball)
      • Major League Baseball. He was born in Cincinnati (OH) on April 18, 1922 (a Tueday) and died in Cincinnati (OH) on May 2, 2004 (a Sunday) at the age of 82. He is buried at St. Joseph Cemetery (Hamilton County, Ohio).
      • Cincinnati is located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the southwest of Amity.
      • Cincinnati is located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the southwest of Amity.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Edward Frank 'Moe' Burtschy<6>
    • Helen May Butler     (Bandmaster)

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

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

  • View Our List ...
    • Cincinnati, which is the Seat of Hamilton County and lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the southwest. If you could walk a straight line from Amity to Cincinnati, with an average speed<7> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take four to five hours to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take a little over three hours.
    • Columbus, which is the State Capital of Ohio, lies 91 miles [146.5 km] to the northeast (NE). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take less than two hours, a buggy would take most of three days and walking would take 6 days.
    • The White House (Washington, DC) is 395 miles [635.7 km] to the east (E). Driving would take most of a day, a buggy would take 16 days and walking would take 23 days.
    • The shortest distance<8> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 6,186 miles [9,955.4 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<9>
    • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 6,910 miles [11,120.6 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<10>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 4,785 miles [7,700.7 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<11>

Other Roadside Stops ...

The Communities of Ohio

About Hamilton County

About Ohio

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Hamilton County: www.hamilton-co.org/

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- Amity) to Point B.Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Amity. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 39.2056, Longitude: -84.4041       In this case, the coordinates for Amity 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 Amity, 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 Amity 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>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<6>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.
<7>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.
<8>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 Amity to the Middle East to be East and South, the Great Circle Route actually lies to the North and East.
<9>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Jerusalem is 312.364 degrees.
<10>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 308.582 degrees.
<11>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 307.824 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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