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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 Fairport, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Fairport 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 Fairport:
    • 41.9848, -120.323083
    • 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 Fairport
  • 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 Fairport ...

We found twelve communities that share the name Fairport.

Within California, the name Fairport is unique.

Beyond California, we know of another twelve communities that are located throughout in the United States and Canada. Of these twelve communities, eleven are located in the United States and one is in Canada.

  • Communities Elsewhere In North America ...
    • Iowa
      • Muscatine County
      • This Fairport is located in Muscatine County and lies 1,509 miles [2,428.5 km]<1> to the east of the Fairport that is located in Modoc County.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Muscatine County community of Fairport.
    • Kansas
      • Riley 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 Fairport [Riley County].
      • Russell County
      • This Fairport is located in Russell County and lies 1,132 miles [1,821.8 km]<1> to the east of the Fairport that is located in Modoc County.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Russell County community of Fairport.
    • Michigan
      • Delta County
      • This Fairport is located in Delta County and lies 1,683 miles [2,708.5 km]<1> to the east northeast of the Fairport that is located in Modoc County.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Delta County community of Fairport.
      • Lenawee 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 Fairport [Lenawee County].
    • Mississippi
      • Noxubee 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 Mississippi community of Fairport [Noxubee County].
    • Missouri
      • DeKalb County
      • This Fairport is located in DeKalb County and lies 1,355 miles [2,180.7 km]<1> to the east of the Fairport that is located in Modoc County.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the DeKalb County community of Fairport.
    • New York
      • Monroe County
      • This Fairport is located in Monroe County and lies 2,158 miles [3,473 km]<1> to the east northeast of the Fairport that is located in Modoc County.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Monroe County community of Fairport.
    • North Carolina
      • Granville County
      • This Fairport is located in Granville County and lies 2,251 miles [3,622.6 km]<1> to the east of the Fairport that is located in Modoc County.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Granville County community of Fairport.
    • Ohio
      • Lake 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 Fairport [Lake County].
    • Ontario
      • This Fairport lies 2,068 miles [3,328.1 km]<1> to the east northeast of the Fairport that is located in Modoc County.
    • Virginia
      • Northumberland County
      • This Fairport is located in Northumberland County and lies 2,323 miles [3,738.5 km]<1> to the east of the Fairport that is located in Modoc County.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Northumberland County community of Fairport.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Fairport ...

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.

  • Five Corners
    (15 miles [24.1 km] to the northwest)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Five Corners have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Five Corners
    • Five Corners is located in Lake County (OR)
  • Hot Springs ‑ Historic
    (8 miles [12.9 km] to the north)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hot Springs have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hot Springs
    • Hot Springs is located in Lake County (OR)
  • Lake City
    (24 miles [38.6 km] to the south)
  • Lakeview
    (13 miles [20.9 km] to the north)
  • New Idaho
    (17 miles [27.4 km] to the north)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for New Idaho have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for New Idaho
    • New Idaho is located in Lake County (OR)
  • Surprise Station
    (28 miles [45.1 km] to the south)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Surprise Station have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Surprise Station
    • Surprise Station is located in Modoc County
  • Willow Ranch
    (5 miles [8 km] to the south)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Willow Ranch have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Willow Ranch
    • Willow Ranch is located in Modoc County

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

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

  • Alturas, which is the Seat of Modoc County, lies 36 miles [57.9 km]<1> to the south southwest. If you could walk a straight line from Fairport to Alturas, 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.
  • Sacramento, which is the State Capital of California, lies 242 miles [389.5 km] to the south southwest (SSW). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take nearly four hours, a buggy would take 10 days and walking would take 14 days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC) is 2,260 miles [3,637.1 km] to the east (E). Driving would take 5 days, a buggy would take 89 days and walking would take 129 days.
  • The shortest distance<7> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 7,104 miles [11,432.8 km] and it lies to the north northeast (NNE).<8>
  • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 7,870 miles [12,665.5 km] and it lies to the north northeast (NNE).<9>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 5,933 miles [9,548.2 km] and it lies to the north northeast (NNE).<10>

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

The official website for State of California: https://www.ca.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>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- Fairport) to Point B.Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Fairport. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 41.9848, Longitude: -120.3231    
<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 Mile's to see Pete ... Mile's 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 Fairport 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 Fairport, 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 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>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 Fairport 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 338.849 degrees.
<9>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 339.758 degrees.
<10>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 326.791 degrees.









 

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