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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 Port William, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Port William 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 Port William:
    • 39.552252, -83.785479
    • 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 Port William
  • 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 Port William ...

We found one communities that share the name Port William.

Within Ohio, the name Port William is unique.

Beyond Ohio, there is another community also named Port William in the United States.

  • Communities Elsewhere In North America ...
    • Alaska
      • This Port William lies 3,209 miles [5,164.4 km]<1> to the northwest of the Port William that is located in Clinton County.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Port William ...

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.

  • Bowersville
    (3 miles [4.8 km] to the northeast)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Bowersville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bowersville
    • Bowersville is located in Greene County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 332 people
  • Gunnerville
    (2 miles [3.2 km] to the northeast)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Gunnerville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Gunnerville
    • Gunnerville is located in Greene County
  • Gurneyville
    (5 miles [8 km] to the southwest)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Gurneyville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Gurneyville
    • Gurneyville is located in Clinton County
  • Jamestown
    (7 miles [11.3 km] to the north)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Jamestown have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Jamestown
    • Jamestown is located in Greene County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,146 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Jamestown <3>
  • Little Center
    (6 miles [9.7 km] to the southwest)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Little Center have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Little Center
    • Little Center is located in Clinton County
  • Maple Corner
    (7 miles [11.3 km] to the northwest)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Maple Corner have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Maple Corner
    • Maple Corner is located in Greene County
  • Mechanicsville ‑ Historic
    (5 miles [8 km] to the northeast)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Mechanicsville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mechanicsville
    • Mechanicsville is located in Greene County
  • Melvin
    (6 miles [9.7 km] to the southeast)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Melvin have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Melvin
    • Melvin is located in Clinton County
  • Mount Pleasant
    (3 miles [4.8 km] to the west)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Mount Pleasant have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mount Pleasant
    • Mount Pleasant is located in Clinton County
  • Paintersville
    (2 miles [3.2 km] to the northwest)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Paintersville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Paintersville
    • Paintersville is located in Greene County
  • Powderlick
    (7 miles [11.3 km] to the southeast)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Powderlick have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Powderlick
    • Powderlick is located in Clinton County
  • Silver Springs
    (7 miles [11.3 km] to the northwest)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Silver Springs have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Silver Springs
    • Silver Springs is located in Greene County
  • Starbucktown
    (5 miles [8 km] to the south)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Starbucktown have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Starbucktown
    • Starbucktown is located in Clinton County

How Far From Port William 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 village such as Port William to various places of note, such as the White House.

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

  • Wilmington, which is the Seat of Clinton County, lies just to the South Southwest.
  • Columbus, which is the State Capital of Ohio, lies 51 miles [82.1 km]<1> to the northeast (NE). If you could walk a straight line from Port William to Columbus, with an average speed<4> 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 most of two days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC) is 363 miles [584.2 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 21 days.
  • The shortest distance<5> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 6,145 miles [9,889.4 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<6>
  • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 6,869 miles [11,054.6 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<7>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 4,745 miles [7,636.3 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<8>

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

The official website for Clinton County: www.co.clinton.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 'point-to-point' distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Port William) to Point B.Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Port William. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 39.5523, Longitude: -83.7855       In this case, the coordinates for Port William have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<2>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.
<3>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<4>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.
<5>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 Port William to the Middle East to be East and South, the Great Circle Route actually lies to the North and East.
<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Jerusalem is 311.972 degrees.
<7>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 308.186 degrees.
<8>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 307.438 degrees.









 

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