A place near to a place designated, but not adjoining or abutting on it. 23 Am J2d Deeds § 243. The word is not an absolute but a relative one, and what is in the vicinity of a place under one set of circumstances may not be so under other circumstances. In a sparsely settled region a person residing fifteen miles from a road might be regarded as being in the vicinity of it. Sterling v Carter, 105 Kan 423, 185 P 11; Burton v Douglas, 141 Wis 110, 123 NW 631. See immediate vicinity; vicinage.