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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 Abrams, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Abrams 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 Abrams:
    • 43.684011, -122.956738
    • 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 Abrams
  • Bird Watching ...
    • We enjoy finding new spots for bird watching and we use the eBird website for local sighting reports and to help identify hotspots.
    • The eBird website is organized on a county-by-county basis. We have selected Lane County as the starting point when you click on the link below:
    • eBird sighting report for Lane County
    • Since Abrams is near Douglas County, we have provided a link to its eBird sighting report:
    • eBird sighting report for Douglas County
  • 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 Abrams ...

We have found three communities that share the name Abrams.

Within Oregon, the name Abrams is unique.

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

  • Communities Elsewhere In North America ...
    • Maryland
      • Montgomery County
      • This Abrams is located in Montgomery County and lies 2,366 miles [3,807.7 km]<1> to the east of the Abrams that is located in Lane County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Abrams
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Montgomery County community of Abrams.
    • Pennsylvania
      • Montgomery 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 Pennsylvania community of Abrams [Montgomery County].
    • Wisconsin
      • Oconto County
      • This Abrams is located in Oconto County and lies 1,714 miles [2,758.4 km]<1> to the east northeast of the Abrams that is located in Lane County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Abrams
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Oconto County community of Abrams.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Abrams ...

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.

  • Amos [Lane County] - Historic
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Amos
    • Amos [Lane County] was located 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the southwest of Abrams
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Amos have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
  • Comstock [Douglas County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Comstock
    • Comstock [Douglas County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<1> to the west of Abrams
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Comstock have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Comstock
  • Cottage Grove [Lane County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cottage Grove
    • Cottage Grove [Lane County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the northwest of Abrams
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 10,518 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cottage Grove
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Cottage Grove<4>
  • Curtin [Douglas County]
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    • Divide [Lane County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Divide
      • Divide [Lane County] was located 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the northwest of Abrams
      • Note: We haven't been able to verify our GPS coordinates for Divide. Although the coordinates have been estimated, they should be in the vicinity.<5>
    • Gap [Lane County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Gap
      • Gap [Lane County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the northwest of Abrams
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Gap have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Gap
    • London [Lane County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for London
      • London [Lane County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the southwest of Abrams
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for London have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on London
    • London Springs [Lane County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for London Springs
      • London Springs [Lane County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the southwest of Abrams
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for London Springs have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on London Springs
    • Royal [Lane County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Royal
      • Royal [Lane County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<1> to the northwest of Abrams
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Royal have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Royal
    • Wildwood [Lane County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Wildwood
      • Wildwood [Lane County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the northeast of Abrams
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Wildwood have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Wildwood

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 Abrams. 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 ...

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

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

  • View Our List ...
    • Eugene, which is the Seat of Lane County and lies 26 miles [41.8 km]<1> to the north northwest. If you could walk a straight line from Abrams to Eugene, with an average speed<7> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take just about two full days to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take just over a day.
    • Salem, which is the State Capital of Oregon, lies 86 miles [138.4 km] to the north (N). 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 5 days.
    • The White House (Washington, DC) is 2,374 miles [3,820.6 km] to the east (E). Driving would take 5 days, a buggy would take 93 days and walking would take 135 days.
    • The shortest distance<8> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 7,039 miles [11,328.2 km] and it lies to the north northeast (NNE).<9>
    • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 7,802 miles [12,556.1 km] and it lies to the north northeast (NNE).<10>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 5,905 miles [9,503.2 km] and it lies to the north northeast (NNE).<11>

Communities in Oregon

About Lane County

About Oregon

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

The official website for Lane County: www.lanecounty.org/

The official website for State of Oregon: https://www.oregon.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Abrams) to Point B.Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Abrams. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 43.6840, Longitude: -122.9567       In this case, the coordinates for Abrams 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 Rock Creek to see Pete ... Rock 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 Abrams 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>An 'estimated' location is one where we have been given GPS coordinates, but are unable to verify the accuracy of those coordinates. That said, we have some confidence that we have placed the marker near the actual location. A typical reason for being unable to verify a location is that it might be on private property or maybe historic and gone without an obvious trace.
<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 Abrams 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 341.168 degrees.
<10>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 342.582 degrees.
<11>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 328.392 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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