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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 Oldtown, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Oldtown 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 Oldtown:
    • 39.730337, -83.937709
    • 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 Oldtown
  • 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 Oldtown ...

We found ten communities that share the name Oldtown.

Within Ohio, the name Oldtown is unique.

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

  • Communities Elsewhere In North America ...
    • Idaho
      • Bonner County
      • This Oldtown is located in Bonner County and lies 1,729 miles [2,782.6 km]<1> to the west northwest of the Oldtown that is located in Greene County.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Bonner County community of Oldtown.
    • Illinois
      • Saline County
      • This Oldtown is located in Saline County and lies 295 miles [474.8 km]<1> to the west southwest of the Oldtown that is located in Greene County.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Saline County community of Oldtown.
    • Indiana
      • Dearborn County
      • This Oldtown is located in Dearborn County and lies 65 miles [104.6 km]<1> to the southwest of the Oldtown that is located in Greene County.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Dearborn County community of Oldtown.
    • Kentucky
      • Greenup County
      • This Oldtown is located in Greenup County and lies 105 miles [169 km]<1> to the south southeast of the Oldtown that is located in Greene County.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Greenup County community of Oldtown.
    • Maryland
      • Allegany County
      • This Oldtown is located in Allegany County and lies 283 miles [455.4 km]<1> to the east of the Oldtown that is located in Greene County.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Allegany County community of Oldtown.
    • Massachusetts
      • Bristol 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 Massachusetts community of Oldtown [Bristol County].
    • South Carolina
      • Newberry County
      • This community is historic<3> and we have very little information. For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the South Carolina community of Oldtown [Newberry County].
    • Tennessee
      • Cocke County
      • This Oldtown is located in Cocke County and lies 262 miles [421.6 km]<1> to the south of the Oldtown that is located in Greene County.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Cocke County community of Oldtown.
    • Virginia
      • Grayson County
      • This Oldtown is located in Grayson County and lies 266 miles [428.1 km]<1> to the southeast of the Oldtown that is located in Greene County.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Grayson County community of Oldtown.
    • West Virginia
      • Mason County
      • This community is historic<3> and we have very little information. For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the West Virginia community of Oldtown [Mason County].

Curious and Interesting Names Near Oldtown ...

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.

  • Alpha
    (4 miles [6.4 km] to the west)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Alpha have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Alpha
    • Alpha is located in Greene County
  • Beavercreek
    (6 miles [9.7 km] to the west)
  • Cedarville
    (6 miles [9.7 km] to the east)
  • Fairborn
    (6 miles [9.7 km] to the northwest)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Fairborn have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Fairborn
    • Fairborn is located in Greene County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 33,990 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Fairborn <5>
  • Five Points
    (6 miles [9.7 km] to the northwest)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Five Points have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Five Points
    • Five Points is located in Greene County
  • Goes
    (2 miles [3.2 km] to the northeast)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Goes have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Goes
    • Goes is located in Greene County
  • Hennessey ‑ Historic
    (7 miles [11.3 km] to the northeast)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hennessey have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hennessey
    • Hennessey is located in Clark County
  • Park Hills Crossing
    (5 miles [8 km] to the northwest)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Park Hills Crossing have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Park Hills Crossing
    • Park Hills Crossing is located in Greene County
  • Pleasant View
    (6 miles [9.7 km] to the northwest)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Pleasant View have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pleasant View
    • Pleasant View is located in Greene County
  • Silver Springs
    (7 miles [11.3 km] to the southeast)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Silver Springs have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Silver Springs
    • Silver Springs is located in Greene County
  • Stringtown
    (5 miles [8 km] to the southeast)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Stringtown have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Stringtown
    • Stringtown is located in Greene County
  • Yellow Springs
    (5 miles [8 km] to the northeast)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Yellow Springs have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Yellow Springs
    • Yellow Springs is located in Greene County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 3,761 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Yellow Springs <5>

How Far From Oldtown to ...

We spend a lot of time looking through Gazetteers, Almanacs & Directories that were published in the late 1800's and early 1900's. Many of the Gazetteers include the distance from a community such as Oldtown to various places of note, such as the White House.

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

  • Xenia, which is the Seat of Greene County, lies just to the South.
  • Columbus, which is the State Capital of Ohio, lies 52 miles [83.7 km]<1> to the east northeast (ENE). If you could walk a straight line from Oldtown to Columbus, with an average speed<6> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take most of three days to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take over two days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC) is 373 miles [600.3 km] to the east (E). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take 6 hours, a buggy would take 15 days and walking would take 22 days.
  • The shortest distance<7> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 6,143 miles [9,886.2 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<8>
  • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 6,868 miles [11,053 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<9>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 4,744 miles [7,634.7 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<10>

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

The official website for Greene County: www.co.greene.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- Oldtown) to Point B.Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Oldtown. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 39.7303, Longitude: -83.9377       In this case, the coordinates for Oldtown 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 Oldtown 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 Oldtown, 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 Oldtown 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 312.065 degrees.
<9>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 308.318 degrees.
<10>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 307.452 degrees.









 

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