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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 Avondale, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Avondale 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 Avondale:
    • 33.911268, -80.405915
    • 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 Avondale
  • 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 Avondale ...

We have found 60 communities that share the name Avondale.

There are three communities within South Carolina that are also named Avondale.

Beyond South Carolina, we know of another 57 communities that are located throughout in the United States and Canada. Of these 57 communities, 55 are located in the United States and six are in Canada.

  • Communities Located In South Carolina ...
    • Charleston County
      • This Avondale is located in Charleston County and lies 81 miles [130.4 km]<1> to the south southeast of the Avondale that is located in Sumter County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Avondale
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Charleston County community of Avondale.
    • Greenwood County
      • This Avondale is located in Greenwood County and lies 101 miles [162.5 km]<1> to the west northwest of the Avondale that is located in Sumter County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Avondale
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Greenwood County community of Avondale.
    • Oconee County
      • This Avondale is located in Oconee County and lies 158 miles [254.3 km]<1> to the west northwest of the Avondale that is located in Sumter County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Avondale
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Oconee County community of Avondale.
  • Communities Elsewhere In North America ...
    • Alabama
      • Jefferson County
      • This Avondale is located in Jefferson County and lies 366 miles [589 km]<1> to the west of the Avondale that is located in Sumter County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Avondale
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Jefferson County community of Avondale.
    • Arizona
      • Maricopa County
      • This Avondale is located in Maricopa County and lies 1,828 miles [2,941.9 km]<1> to the west of the Avondale that is located in Sumter County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Avondale
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Maricopa County community of Avondale.
    • Colorado
      • Pueblo County
      • This Avondale is located in Pueblo County and lies 1,365 miles [2,196.8 km]<1> to the west northwest of the Avondale that is located in Sumter County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Avondale
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Pueblo County community of Avondale.
    • Florida
      • Duval County
      • This Avondale is located in Duval County and lies 260 miles [418.4 km]<1> to the south southwest of the Avondale that is located in Sumter County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Avondale
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Duval County community of Avondale.
      • Escambia County
      • This Avondale is located in Escambia County and lies 468 miles [753.2 km] to the west southwest of the Avondale that is located in Sumter County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Avondale
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Escambia County community of Avondale.
      • Hillsborough County
      • This Avondale is located in Hillsborough County and lies 426 miles [685.6 km] to the south southwest of the Avondale that is located in Sumter County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Avondale
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Hillsborough County community of Avondale.
    • Georgia
      • Bibb County
      • This Avondale is located in Bibb County and lies 204 miles [328.3 km]<1> to the west southwest of the Avondale that is located in Sumter County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Avondale
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Bibb County community of Avondale.
      • Chatham County
      • This Avondale is located in Chatham County and lies 133 miles [214 km] to the south southwest of the Avondale that is located in Sumter County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Avondale
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Chatham County community of Avondale.
      • Dougherty County
      • This Avondale is located in Dougherty County and lies 272 miles [437.7 km] to the southwest of the Avondale that is located in Sumter County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Avondale
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Dougherty County community of Avondale.
      • McDuffie County
      • This Avondale is located in McDuffie County and lies 116 miles [186.7 km] to the west southwest of the Avondale that is located in Sumter County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Avondale
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the McDuffie County community of Avondale.
      • Muscogee County
      • This Avondale is located in Muscogee County and lies 282 miles [453.8 km] to the west southwest of the Avondale that is located in Sumter County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Avondale
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Muscogee County community of Avondale.
      • Richmond County
      • This Avondale is located in Richmond County and lies 98 miles [157.7 km] to the west southwest of the Avondale that is located in Sumter County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Avondale
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Richmond County community of Avondale.
    • Illinois
      • Cook County
      • This Avondale is located in Cook County and lies 681 miles [1,096 km]<1> to the north northwest of the Avondale that is located in Sumter County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Avondale
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Cook County community of Avondale.
    • Indiana
      • Grant 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 Indiana community of Avondale [Grant County].
    • Kansas
      • Franklin 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 Kansas community of Avondale [Franklin County].
    • Kentucky
      • Jefferson 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 Kentucky community of Avondale [Jefferson County].
      • McCracken 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 Kentucky community of Avondale [McCracken County].
    • Louisiana
      • Jefferson Parish
      • This Avondale is located in Jefferson Parish and lies 636 miles [1,023.5 km]<1> to the west southwest of the Avondale that is located in Sumter County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Avondale
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Jefferson Parish community of Avondale.
      • Tensas Parish
      • This Avondale is located in Tensas Parish and lies 644 miles [1,036.4 km] to the west of the Avondale that is located in Sumter County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Avondale
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Tensas Parish community of Avondale.
    • Maryland
      • Carroll County
      • This Avondale is located in Carroll County and lies 432 miles [695.2 km]<1> to the north northeast of the Avondale that is located in Sumter County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Avondale
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Carroll County community of Avondale.
      • Prince George's County
      • This Avondale is located in Prince George's County and lies 396 miles [637.3 km] to the north northeast of the Avondale that is located in Sumter County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Avondale
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Prince George's County community of Avondale.
    • Michigan
      • Muskegon 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 Michigan community of Avondale [Muskegon County].
      • Osceola County
      • This Avondale is located in Osceola County and lies 743 miles [1,195.7 km]<1> to the north northwest of the Avondale that is located in Sumter County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Avondale
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Osceola County community of Avondale.
    • Mississippi
      • Bolivar 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 Mississippi community of Avondale [Bolivar County].
      • Oktibbeha County
      • This Avondale is located in Oktibbeha County and lies 483 miles [777.3 km]<1> to the west of the Avondale that is located in Sumter County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Avondale
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Oktibbeha County community of Avondale.
    • Missouri
      • Clay County
      • This Avondale is located in Clay County and lies 862 miles [1,387.3 km]<1> to the west northwest of the Avondale that is located in Sumter County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Avondale
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Clay County community of Avondale.
    • Montana
      • Valley 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 Montana community of Avondale [Valley County].
    • New Brunswick
      • This Avondale lies 1,086 miles [1,747.7 km]<1> to the north northeast of the Avondale that is located in Sumter County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Avondale
    • New Jersey
      • Essex County
      • This Avondale is located in Essex County and lies 587 miles [944.7 km]<1> to the north northeast of the Avondale that is located in Sumter County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Avondale
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Essex County community of Avondale.
    • Newfoundland and Labrador
      • This Avondale lies 1,689 miles [2,718.2 km]<1> to the northeast of the Avondale that is located in Sumter County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Avondale
    • North Carolina
      • Rutherford County
      • This Avondale is located in Rutherford County and lies 122 miles [196.3 km]<1> to the northwest of the Avondale that is located in Sumter County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Avondale
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Rutherford County community of Avondale.
    • Nova Scotia
      • We haven't found the location of this community yet.
    • Ohio
      • Belmont County
      • This Avondale is located in Belmont County and lies 419 miles [674.3 km]<1> to the north of the Avondale that is located in Sumter County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Avondale
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Belmont County community of Avondale.
      • Coshocton 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 Ohio community of Avondale [Coshocton County].
      • Hamilton County
      • This Avondale is located in Hamilton County and lies 426 miles [685.6 km] to the north northwest of the Avondale that is located in Sumter County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Avondale
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Hamilton County community of Avondale.
      • Licking County
      • This community is historic<3> and although located in Licking County, we don't know where within the county.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Licking County community of Avondale.
      • Logan County
      • This Avondale is located in Logan County and lies 494 miles [795 km] to the north northwest of the Avondale that is located in Sumter County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Avondale
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Logan County community of Avondale.
      • Montgomery County
      • This Avondale is located in Montgomery County and lies 455 miles [732.3 km] to the north northwest of the Avondale that is located in Sumter County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Avondale
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Montgomery County community of Avondale.
      • Muskingum County
      • This Avondale is located in Muskingum County and lies 421 miles [677.5 km] to the north northwest of the Avondale that is located in Sumter County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Avondale
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Muskingum County community of Avondale.
      • Stark County
      • This Avondale is located in Stark County and lies 480 miles [772.5 km] to the north of the Avondale that is located in Sumter County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Avondale
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Stark County community of Avondale.
    • Ontario
      • This Avondale lies 836 miles [1,345.4 km]<1> to the north northeast of the Avondale that is located in Sumter County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Avondale
    • Pennsylvania
      • Chester County
      • This Avondale is located in Chester County and lies 481 miles [774.1 km]<1> to the north northeast of the Avondale that is located in Sumter County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Avondale
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Chester County community of Avondale.
      • York County
      • This Avondale is located in York County and lies 463 miles [745.1 km] to the north northeast of the Avondale that is located in Sumter County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Avondale
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the York County community of Avondale.
    • Prince Edward Island
      • This Avondale lies 1,254 miles [2,018.1 km]<1> to the northeast of the Avondale that is located in Sumter County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Avondale
    • Rhode Island
      • Washington County
      • This Avondale is located in Washington County and lies 693 miles [1,115.3 km]<1> to the northeast of the Avondale that is located in Sumter County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Avondale
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Washington County community of Avondale.
    • Tennessee
      • Davidson County
      • This Avondale is located in Davidson County and lies 393 miles [632.5 km]<1> to the west northwest of the Avondale that is located in Sumter County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Avondale
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Davidson County community of Avondale.
      • Gibson County
      • This Avondale is located in Gibson County and lies 498 miles [801.5 km] to the west northwest of the Avondale that is located in Sumter County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Avondale
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Gibson County community of Avondale.
      • Grainger County
      • This Avondale is located in Grainger County and lies 238 miles [383 km] to the northwest of the Avondale that is located in Sumter County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Avondale
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Grainger County community of Avondale.
      • Hamilton County
      • This Avondale is located in Hamilton County and lies 287 miles [461.9 km] to the west northwest of the Avondale that is located in Sumter County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Avondale
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Hamilton County community of Avondale.
      • Sumner County
      • This Avondale is located in Sumner County and lies 385 miles [619.6 km] to the west northwest of the Avondale that is located in Sumter County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Avondale
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Sumner County community of Avondale.
    • Texas
      • Cameron County
      • This Avondale is located in Cameron County and lies 1,160 miles [1,866.8 km]<1> to the west southwest of the Avondale that is located in Sumter County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Avondale
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Cameron County community of Avondale.
      • Tarrant County
      • This Avondale is located in Tarrant County and lies 981 miles [1,578.8 km] to the west of the Avondale that is located in Sumter County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Avondale
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Tarrant County community of Avondale.
    • Utah
      • Salt Lake County
      • This Avondale is located in Salt Lake County and lies 1,784 miles [2,871.1 km]<1> to the west northwest of the Avondale that is located in Sumter County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Avondale
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Salt Lake County community of Avondale.
    • Virginia
      • Hanover County
      • This Avondale is located in Hanover County and lies 309 miles [497.3 km]<1> to the north northeast of the Avondale that is located in Sumter County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Avondale
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Hanover County community of Avondale.
    • Washington
      • King County
      • This Avondale is located in King County and lies 2,342 miles [3,769.1 km]<1> to the northwest of the Avondale that is located in Sumter County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Avondale
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the King County community of Avondale.
    • West Virginia
      • Doddridge County
      • This Avondale is located in Doddridge County and lies 372 miles [598.7 km]<1> to the north of the Avondale that is located in Sumter County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Avondale
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Doddridge County community of Avondale.
      • McDowell County
      • This Avondale is located in McDowell County and lies 253 miles [407.2 km] to the north northwest of the Avondale that is located in Sumter County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Avondale
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the McDowell County community of Avondale.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Avondale ...

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.

  • Burns Down [Sumter County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Burns Down
    • Burns Down [Sumter County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the northeast of Avondale
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Burns Down have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Burns Down
  • Edgewater [Sumter County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Edgewater
    • Edgewater [Sumter County] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the northeast of Avondale
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Edgewater have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Edgewater
  • Flowers Heights [Sumter County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Flowers Heights
    • Flowers Heights [Sumter County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the east of Avondale
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Flowers Heights have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Flowers Heights
  • Hearthstone [Sumter County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hearthstone
    • Hearthstone [Sumter County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the north of Avondale
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hearthstone have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hearthstone
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    • Iris Heights [Sumter County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Iris Heights
      • Iris Heights [Sumter County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the east of Avondale
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Iris Heights have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Iris Heights
    • Rainbow Falls [Sumter County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rainbow Falls
      • Rainbow Falls [Sumter County] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the south of Avondale
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Rainbow Falls have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rainbow Falls
    • Shady Grove [Sumter County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Shady Grove
      • Shady Grove [Sumter County] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the southeast of Avondale
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Shady Grove have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Shady Grove
    • Summer View [Sumter County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Summer View
      • Summer View [Sumter County] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the west of Avondale
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Summer View have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Summer View
    • Twin Lakes [Sumter County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Twin Lakes
      • Twin Lakes [Sumter County] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the south of Avondale
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Twin Lakes have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Twin Lakes
    • Winter Park [Sumter County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Winter Park
      • Winter Park [Sumter County] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the northwest of Avondale
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Winter Park have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Winter Park

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 Avondale. 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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    • James 'Buster' Clarkson     (Negro League Baseball)
      • Negro League Baseball. He was born in Hopkins (South Carolina) on Thursday March 13, 1913 and died in Jeannette (Pennsylvania) on Wednesday January 18, 1989 at the age of 75. He is buried at Brush Creek Cemetery (Westmoreland County, Pennsylvania).
      • Hopkins is located 27 miles [43.5 km] to the west of Avondale.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: James 'Buster' Clarkson<5>
    • Lawrence Eugene 'Larry' Doby     (Major League Baseball)
      • Major League Baseball. He was born in Camden (South Carolina) on Thursday December 13, 1923 and died in Montclair (New Jersey) on Wednesday June 18, 2003 at the age of 79. The body was cremated.
      • Camden is located 25 miles [40.2 km] to the northwest of Avondale.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Lawrence Eugene 'Larry' Doby<5>
    • Althea Gibson     (Professional tennis)
      • Professional tennis. She was born in Silver (South Carolina) on Thursday August 25, 1927 and died on Sunday September 28, 2003 at the age of 76. She is buried at Rosedale Cemetery (Essex County, New Jersey).
      • Silver is located 16 miles [25.7 km] to the south of Avondale.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Althea Gibson<5>
    • Robert N. 'Bobcat' Montgomery, Sr.     (Professional boxer)
    • Angelica Van Buren     (Daughter-in-law of Martin Van Buren - since he was a widower, Angelica served as the de facto First Lady for the Van Buren Presidency (1837 - 1841))
      • Daughter-in-law of Martin Van Buren - since he was a widower, Angelica served as the de facto First Lady for the Van Buren Presidency (1837 - 1841). She was born in Wedgefield (South Carolina) on Friday February 13, 1818 and died in New York (New York) on Saturday December 29, 1877 at the age of 59.
      • Wedgefield is located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the west of Avondale.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Angelica Van Buren<5>

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

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

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    • Sumter, which is the Seat of Sumter County and lies just to the East.
    • Columbia, which is the State Capital of South Carolina, lies 36 miles [57.9 km]<1> to the west (W). If you could walk a straight line from Avondale to Columbia, with an average speed<6> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take over two days to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take just about two full days.
    • The White House (Washington, DC) is 391 miles [629.3 km] to the north northeast (NNE). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take most of a day, a buggy would take 16 days and walking would take 23 days.
    • The shortest distance<7> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 6,259 miles [10,072.9 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<8>
    • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 6,951 miles [11,186.6 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<9>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 4,834 miles [7,779.6 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<10>

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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 from Point A (ie- Avondale) to Point B.Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Avondale. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 33.9113, Longitude: -80.4059       In this case, the coordinates for Avondale 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 Avondale 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 Avondale, 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 have found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.
<5>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.
<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 Avondale 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 309.966 degrees.
<9>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 305.069 degrees.
<10>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 307.721 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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