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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 Collins, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Collins 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 Collins:
    • 39.880103, -76.132731
    • 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 Collins
  • 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 Collins ...

We have found 41 communities that share the name Collins.

Within Pennsylvania, the name Collins is unique.

Beyond Pennsylvania, we know of another 41 communities that are located throughout in the United States and Canada. Of these 41 communities, 40 are located in the United States and one is in Canada.

  • Communities Elsewhere In North America ...
    • Alabama
      • Calhoun County
      • This community is historic<1> and we have very little information. For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Alabama community of Collins [Calhoun County].
      • Jefferson County
      • This Collins is located in Jefferson County and lies 745 miles [1,199 km]<2> to the west southwest of the Collins that is located in Lancaster County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Collins
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Jefferson County community of Collins.
    • Arkansas
      • Drew County
      • This Collins is located in Drew County and lies 958 miles [1,541.8 km]<2> to the west southwest of the Collins that is located in Lancaster County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Collins
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Drew County community of Collins.
    • California
      • Fresno County
      • This community is historic<1> and we have very little information. For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the California community of Collins [Fresno County].
      • Napa County
      • This Collins is located in Napa County and lies 2,449 miles [3,941.3 km]<2> to the west northwest of the Collins that is located in Lancaster County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Collins
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Napa County community of Collins.
      • San Bernardino County
      • This community is historic and we have very little information. For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the California community of Collins [San Bernardino County].
    • Florida
      • Hillsborough County
      • This Collins is located in Hillsborough County and lies 892 miles [1,435.5 km]<2> to the south southwest of the Collins that is located in Lancaster County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Collins
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Hillsborough County community of Collins.
    • Georgia
      • Columbia 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 Georgia community of Collins [Columbia County].
      • Tattnall County
      • This Collins is located in Tattnall County and lies 627 miles [1,009.1 km]<2> to the southwest of the Collins that is located in Lancaster County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Collins
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Tattnall County community of Collins.
    • Idaho
      • Bingham County
      • This Collins is located in Bingham County and lies 1,872 miles [3,012.7 km]<2> to the west northwest of the Collins that is located in Lancaster County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Collins
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Bingham County community of Collins.
    • Illinois
      • Kankakee County
      • This community is historic<1> and we have very little information. For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Illinois community of Collins [Kankakee County].
      • Randolph County
      • This Collins is located in Randolph County and lies 752 miles [1,210.2 km]<2> to the west of the Collins that is located in Lancaster County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Collins
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Randolph County community of Collins.
      • Will 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 Illinois community of Collins [Will County].
      • Winnebago 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 Illinois community of Collins [Winnebago County].
    • Indiana
      • Whitley County
      • This Collins is located in Whitley County and lies 493 miles [793.4 km]<2> to the west northwest of the Collins that is located in Lancaster County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Collins
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Whitley County community of Collins.
    • Iowa
      • Story County
      • This Collins is located in Story County and lies 905 miles [1,456.5 km]<2> to the west northwest of the Collins that is located in Lancaster County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Collins
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Story County community of Collins.
    • Kentucky
      • Pike County
      • This Collins is located in Pike County and lies 384 miles [618 km]<2> to the west southwest of the Collins that is located in Lancaster County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Collins
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Pike County community of Collins.
    • Louisiana
      • Morehouse Parish
      • 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 Louisiana community of Collins [Morehouse Parish].
    • Maine
      • Aroostook 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 Maine community of Collins [Aroostook County].
    • Massachusetts
      • Hampden 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 Massachusetts community of Collins [Hampden County].
    • Michigan
      • Ionia County
      • This Collins is located in Ionia County and lies 502 miles [807.9 km]<2> to the west northwest of the Collins that is located in Lancaster County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Collins
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Ionia County community of Collins.
      • Oceana 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 Michigan community of Collins [Oceana County].
    • Mississippi
      • Covington County
      • This Collins is located in Covington County and lies 941 miles [1,514.4 km]<2> to the west southwest of the Collins that is located in Lancaster County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Collins
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Covington County community of Collins.
    • Missouri
      • Saint Clair County
      • This Collins is located in Saint Clair County and lies 948 miles [1,525.7 km]<2> to the west of the Collins that is located in Lancaster County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Collins
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Saint Clair County community of Collins.
    • Montana
      • Teton County
      • This Collins is located in Teton County and lies 1,841 miles [2,962.8 km]<2> to the west northwest of the Collins that is located in Lancaster County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Collins
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Teton County community of Collins.
    • Nebraska
      • Scotts Bluff County
      • This community is historic<1> and although located in Scotts Bluff County, we don't know where within the county.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Scotts Bluff County community of Collins.
    • New York
      • Erie County
      • This Collins is located in Erie County and lies 231 miles [371.8 km]<2> to the northwest of the Collins that is located in Lancaster County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Collins
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Erie County community of Collins.
    • North Carolina
      • Burke County
      • This community is historic<1> and we have very little information. For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the North Carolina community of Collins [Burke County].
    • Ohio
      • Huron County
      • This Collins is located in Huron County and lies 346 miles [556.8 km]<2> to the west northwest of the Collins that is located in Lancaster County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Collins
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Huron County community of Collins.
    • Ontario
      • This Collins lies 965 miles [1,553 km]<2> to the northwest of the Collins that is located in Lancaster County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Collins
    • South Carolina
      • Chester 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 South Carolina community of Collins [Chester County].
    • Tennessee
      • Grundy County
      • This Collins is located in Grundy County and lies 602 miles [968.8 km]<2> to the west southwest of the Collins that is located in Lancaster County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Collins
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Grundy County community of Collins.
      • Hawkins 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 Tennessee community of Collins [Hawkins County].
    • Texas
      • Jasper County
      • This Collins is located in Jasper County and lies 1,172 miles [1,886.2 km]<2> to the west southwest of the Collins that is located in Lancaster County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Collins
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Jasper County community of Collins.
      • Nueces 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 Texas community of Collins [Nueces County].
    • Virginia
      • Caroline 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 Virginia community of Collins [Caroline County].
    • West Virginia
      • Raleigh 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 West Virginia community of Collins [Raleigh County].
    • Wisconsin
      • Manitowoc County
      • This Collins is located in Manitowoc County and lies 673 miles [1,083.1 km]<2> to the west northwest of the Collins that is located in Lancaster County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Collins
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Manitowoc County community of Collins.
    • Wyoming
      • Albany County
      • This community is historic<1> and we have very little information. For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Wyoming community of Collins [Albany County].
      • Carbon 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 Wyoming community of Collins [Carbon County].
      • Laramie 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 Wyoming community of Collins [Laramie County].

Curious and Interesting Names Near Collins ...

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.

  • Buck [Lancaster County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Buck
    • Buck [Lancaster County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<2> to the west of Collins
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Buck
  • Chestnut Level [Lancaster County]
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Chestnut Level have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Chestnut Level
    • Chestnut Level [Lancaster County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<2> to the southwest of Collins
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Chestnut Level
  • Georgetown [Lancaster County]
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Georgetown have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Georgetown
    • Georgetown [Lancaster County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<2> to the northeast of Collins
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Georgetown
  • Hawksville [Lancaster County]
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hawksville have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hawksville
    • Hawksville [Lancaster County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<2> to the northwest of Collins
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hawksville
  • Continue List   (8 more) ...
    • Mechanic Grove [Lancaster County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mechanic Grove
      • Mechanic Grove [Lancaster County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<2> to the southwest of Collins
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mechanic Grove
    • Mount Pleasant [Lancaster County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Mount Pleasant have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mount Pleasant
      • Mount Pleasant [Lancaster County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<2> to the northeast of Collins
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mount Pleasant
    • Ninepoints [Lancaster County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Ninepoints have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ninepoints
      • Ninepoints [Lancaster County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<2> to the northeast of Collins
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ninepoints
    • Oak Shade [Lancaster County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Oak Shade have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Oak Shade
      • Oak Shade [Lancaster County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<2> to the south of Collins
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Oak Shade
    • Quarryville [Lancaster County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Quarryville have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Quarryville
      • Quarryville [Lancaster County] lies less than 2 miles<2> to the northwest of Collins
      • Estimated population in 2019: 2,757 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Quarryville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Quarryville<5>
    • Spruce Grove [Lancaster County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Spruce Grove have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Spruce Grove
      • Spruce Grove [Lancaster County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<2> to the southeast of Collins
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Spruce Grove
    • Truce [Lancaster County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Truce have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Truce
      • Truce [Lancaster County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<2> to the west of Collins
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Truce
    • Unicorn [Lancaster County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Unicorn have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Unicorn
      • Unicorn [Lancaster County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<2> to the south of Collins
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Unicorn

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 Collins. 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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    • David Hayes Agnew     (Medical pioneer)
      • Medical pioneer. He was born in Christiana (Pennsylvania) on Tueday November 24, 1818 and died in Philadelphia (Pennsylvania) on Tueday March 22, 1892 at the age of 73. He is buried at West Laurel Hill Cemetery (Montgomery County, Pennsylvania).
      • Christiana is located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the northeast of Collins.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: David Hayes Agnew<6>
    • Samuel Barber     (Composer)
      • Composer. He was born in West Chester (Pennsylvania) on Wednesday March 9, 1910 and died in New York (New York) on Friday January 23, 1981 at the age of 70. He is buried at Oaklands Cemetery (Chester County, Pennsylvania).
      • West Chester is located 28 miles [45.1 km] to the east of Collins.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Samuel Barber<6>
    • Edwin Thomas Booth     (Actor)
      • Actor. He was born in Bel Air (Maryland) on Wednesday November 13, 1833 and died in New York (New York) on Wednesday June 7, 1893 at the age of 59. He is buried at Mt. Auburn Cemetery (Middlesex County, Massachusetts).
      • Bel Air is located 26 miles [41.8 km] to the southwest of Collins.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Edwin Thomas Booth<6>
    • John Wilkes Booth     (Presidental assassin, actor)
      • Presidental assassin, actor. He was born in Bel Air (Maryland) on Wednesday January 10, 1838 and died in Port Royal (Virginia) on Wednesday April 26, 1865 at the age of 27. He is buried at Green Mount Cemetery (Baltimore City, Maryland).
      • Bel Air is located 26 miles [41.8 km] to the southwest of Collins.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: John Wilkes Booth<6>
    • Lydia Bruce     (Actress, dancer)
      • Actress, dancer. She was born in Detroit (Michigan) on Thursday January 8, 1931 and died in Lancaster (Pennsylvania) on Wednesday May 7, 2008 at the age of 77. She is buried at Pine Grove Cemetery (Strafford County, New Hampshire).
      • Lancaster is located 14 miles [22.5 km] to the northwest of Collins.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Lydia Bruce<6>
    • William Havon 'Bill' Bruton     (Major League Baseball)
      • Major League Baseball. He was born in Lisman (Alabama) on Tueday December 22, 1925 and died in Marshallton (Delaware) on Tueday December 5, 1995 at the age of 70. He is buried at Gracelawn Memorial Park (New Castle County, Delaware).
      • Marshallton is located 27 miles [43.5 km] to the southeast of Collins.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: William Havon 'Bill' Bruton<6>
    • James Buchanan     (15th President of the US (1857 - 1861))
      • 15th President of the US (1857 - 1861). He was born in Cove Gap (Pennsylvania) on Saturday April 23, 1791 and died in Lancaster (Pennsylvania) on Monday June 1, 1868 at the age of 77. He is buried at Woodward Hill Cemetery (Lancaster County, Pennsylvania).
      • Lancaster is located 14 miles [22.5 km] to the northwest of Collins.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: James Buchanan<6>
    • Cabell 'Cab' Calloway     (Singer, bandleader)
      • Singer, bandleader. He was born in Rochester (New York) on Wednesday December 25, 1907 and died in Hockessin (Delaware) on Friday November 18, 1994 at the age of 86. He is buried at Ferncliff Cemetery (Westchester County, New York).
      • Hockessin is located 23 miles [37 km] to the east of Collins.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Cabell 'Cab' Calloway<6>
    • G. Alan Dawson     (Musician)
      • Musician. He was born in Marietta (Pennsylvania) on Sunday July 14, 1929 and died in Lexington (Massachusetts) on Friday February 23, 1996 at the age of 66. He is buried at Forest Hills Cemetery (Suffolk County, Massachusetts).
      • Marietta is located 25 miles [40.2 km] to the northwest of Collins.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: G. Alan Dawson<6>
    • Charles Demuth     (Painter)
      • Painter. He was born in Lancaster (Pennsylvania) on Thursday November 8, 1883 and died in Lancaster (Pennsylvania) on Thursday October 24, 1935 at the age of 51. He is buried at Lancaster Cemetery (Lancaster County, Pennsylvania).
      • Lancaster is located 14 miles [22.5 km] to the northwest of Collins.
      • Lancaster is located 14 miles [22.5 km] to the northwest of Collins.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Charles Demuth<6>
    • Harry Dunn     (Artist)
      • Artist. He was born in West Chester (Pennsylvania) on Friday May 3, 1929 and died in West Chester (Pennsylvania) on Tueday June 9, 1998 at the age of 69. He is buried at Oaklands Cemetery (Chester County, Pennsylvania).
      • West Chester is located 28 miles [45.1 km] to the east of Collins.
      • West Chester is located 28 miles [45.1 km] to the east of Collins.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Harry Dunn<6>
    • Jacob Eichholtz     (Artist)
      • Artist. He was born in Lancaster (Pennsylvania) on Saturday November 2, 1776 and died in Lancaster (Pennsylvania) on Tueday May 10, 1842 at the age of 65. He is buried at Woodward Hill Cemetery (Lancaster County, Pennsylvania).
      • Lancaster is located 14 miles [22.5 km] to the northwest of Collins.
      • Lancaster is located 14 miles [22.5 km] to the northwest of Collins.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Jacob Eichholtz<6>
    • Robert Fulton     (Inventor, engineer, artist)
      • Inventor, engineer, artist. He was born in Little Britain (Pennsylvania) on Thursday November 14, 1765 and died in New York (New York) on Friday February 24, 1815 at the age of 49.
      • Little Britain is located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the south of Collins.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Robert Fulton<6>

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

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

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    • Lancaster, which is the Seat of Lancaster County and lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<2> to the northwest. If you could walk a straight line from Collins to Lancaster, with an average speed<7> 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.
    • Harrisburg, which is the State Capital of Pennsylvania, lies 48 miles [77.2 km] to the northwest (NW). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take less than an hour, a buggy would take most of two days and walking would take about three full days.
    • The White House (Washington, DC) is 83 miles [133.6 km] to the southwest (SW). Driving would take less than two hours, a buggy would take most of three days and walking would take 5 days.
    • The shortest distance<8> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 5,818 miles [9,363.2 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<9>
    • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 6,525 miles [10,501 km] and it lies to the east northeast (ENE).<10>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 4,401 miles [7,082.7 km] and it lies to the east northeast (ENE).<11>

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Off-the-Road Links ...

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The official website for Lancaster County: www.co.lancaster.pa.us/

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Footnotes ...

<1>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 Collins, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.
<2>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Collins) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Collins. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 39.8801, Longitude: -76.1327       In this case, the coordinates for Collins have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<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 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 Collins 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 Collins 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 307.284 degrees.
<10>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 302.904 degrees.
<11>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 303.94 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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