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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 New Port Richey, we use the following websites to find information relevant to New Port Richey 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 New Port Richey:
    • 28.245195, -82.719692
    • 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 New Port Richey
  • 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

Curious and Interesting Names Near New Port Richey ...

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.

  • Bayonet Point [Pasco County]
  • Council Crest [Hillsborough County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Council Crest
    • Council Crest [Hillsborough County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the southeast of New Port Richey
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Council Crest have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Council Crest
  • Cove Springs [Pinellas County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cove Springs
    • Cove Springs [Pinellas County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the south of New Port Richey
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cove Springs
  • Garden Lake [Hillsborough County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Garden Lake
    • Garden Lake [Hillsborough County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the southeast of New Port Richey
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Garden Lake have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Garden Lake
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    • Gulf Harbors [Pasco County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Gulf Harbors
      • Gulf Harbors [Pasco County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the west of New Port Richey
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Gulf Harbors have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Gulf Harbors
    • Gulf Pine [Pasco County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Gulf Pine
      • Gulf Pine [Pasco County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the southeast of New Port Richey
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Gulf Pine have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Gulf Pine
    • Holiday [Pasco County]
    • Keystone [Hillsborough County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Keystone
      • Keystone [Hillsborough County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the southeast of New Port Richey
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Keystone have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Keystone
    • Keystone Park [Hillsborough County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Keystone Park
      • Keystone Park [Hillsborough County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the southeast of New Port Richey
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Keystone Park have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Keystone Park
    • Lake Abray [Hillsborough County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lake Abray
      • Lake Abray [Hillsborough County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the southeast of New Port Richey
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lake Abray have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lake Abray
    • Seven Springs [Pasco County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Seven Springs
      • Seven Springs [Pasco County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the southeast of New Port Richey
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Seven Springs have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Seven Springs
    • Swan Cove [Hillsborough County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Swan Cove
      • Swan Cove [Hillsborough County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the southeast of New Port Richey
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Swan Cove have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Swan Cove
    • Tarpon Springs [Pinellas County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Tarpon Springs
      • Tarpon Springs [Pinellas County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the south of New Port Richey
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 25,624 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Tarpon Springs
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Tarpon Springs<2>
    • Trinity [Pasco County]

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 New Port Richey. 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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    • William Fritz 'Dick the Bruiser' Afflis, Jr.     (Professional football)
    • Douglas Reagan Ault     (Major League Baseball)
      • Major League Baseball. He was born in Beaumont (TX) on March 9, 1950 (a Thursday) and died in Tarpon Springs (FL) on December 22, 2004 (a Wednesday) at the age of 54.
      • Tarpon Springs is located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the south of New Port Richey.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Douglas Reagan Ault<4>
    • Francis Bellamy     (Author who wrote the 'Pledge of Allegiance')
      • Full name: Francis Julius Bellamy
      • Author who wrote the 'Pledge of Allegiance'. He was born in Mount Morris (NY) on May 18, 1855 (a Friday) and died in Tampa (FL) on August 28, 1931 (a Friday) at the age of 76. He is buried at Rome Cemetery (Oneida County, New York).
      • Tampa is located 25 miles [40.2 km] to the southeast of New Port Richey.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Francis Bellamy<4>
    • John C. 'Spider' Brackenborough     (Professional hockey)
    • Evelyn Brent     (Actress)
    • Willie Jerome Brown     (Professional football)
      • Professional football. He was born in Brooksville (FL) on February 4, 1965 (a Thursday) and died in Brooksville (FL) on June 25, 1992 (a Thursday) at the age of 27.
      • Brooksville is located 29 miles [46.7 km] to the northeast of New Port Richey.
      • Brooksville is located 29 miles [46.7 km] to the northeast of New Port Richey.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Willie Jerome Brown<4>
    • Rick Casares     (Professional football)
      • Professional football. He was born in Tampa (FL) on July 4, 1931 (a Saturday) and died in Tampa (FL) on September 13, 2013 (a Friday) at the age of 82. He is buried at Sarasota National Cemetery (Sarasota County, Florida).
      • Tampa is located 25 miles [40.2 km] to the southeast of New Port Richey.
      • Tampa is located 25 miles [40.2 km] to the southeast of New Port Richey.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Rick Casares<4>
    • Lloyd Colteryahn     (Professional football)
      • Professional football. He was born in Brentwood (PA) on August 26, 1931 (a Wednesday) and died in Dunedin (FL) on May 2, 2011 (a Monday) at the age of 79. He is buried at Ft. Lincoln Cemetery (Prince George's County, Maryland).
      • Dunedin is located 15 miles [24.1 km] to the south of New Port Richey.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Lloyd Colteryahn<4>
    • Stanley Timothy 'Tim' Crews     (Major League Baseball)
      • Major League Baseball. He was born in Tampa (FL) on April 3, 1961 (a Monday) and died in Orlando (FL) on March 23, 1993 (a Tueday) at the age of 31.
      • Tampa is located 25 miles [40.2 km] to the southeast of New Port Richey.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Stanley Timothy 'Tim' Crews<4>
    • Tony Cuccinello     (Major League Baseball)
      • Major League Baseball. He was born in Long Island City (NY) on November 8, 1907 (a Friday) and died in Tampa (FL) on September 21, 1995 (a Thursday) at the age of 87. He is buried at Garden of Memories (Hillsborough County, Florida).
      • Tampa is located 25 miles [40.2 km] to the southeast of New Port Richey.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Tony Cuccinello<4>
    • Angelo Mirena Dundee     (Professional boxer)
    • Harold Rudolf Foster     (Cartoonist)
    • Connie Haines     (Singer, Actress)
      • Singer, Actress. She was born in Savannah (GA) on January 20, 1921 (a Thursday) and died in Clearwater Beach (FL) on September 22, 2008 (a Monday) at the age of 87.
      • Clearwater Beach is located 18 miles [29 km] to the south of New Port Richey.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Connie Haines<4>

How Far From New Port Richey 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 city such as New Port Richey to various places of note, such as the White House.

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

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    • Dade City, which is the Seat of Pasco County and lies 32 miles [51.5 km]<1> to the east northeast. If you could walk a straight line from New Port Richey to Dade City, with an average speed<5> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take most of two days to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take just over a day.
    • Tallahassee, which is the State Capital of Florida, lies 178 miles [286.5 km] to the north northwest (NNW). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take a little over three hours, a buggy would take 7 days and walking would take 11 days.
    • The White House (Washington, DC) is 804 miles [1,293.9 km] to the north northeast (NNE). Driving would take just about two full days, a buggy would take 32 days and walking would take 46 days.
    • The shortest distance<6> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 6,618 miles [10,650.6 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<7>
    • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 7,289 miles [11,730.5 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<8>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 5,186 miles [8,346.1 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<9>

Other Roadside Stops ...

Visit our Community Index for Florida

About Pasco County

About Florida

Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for New Port Richey: www.cityofnewportrichey.org/

The official website for Pasco County: www.pascocountyfl.net/

The official website for State of Florida: www.myflorida.com/

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 from Point A (ie- New Port Richey) to Point B.If you need the driving distance (or directions), we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for New Port Richey. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from New Port RicheyOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in New Port Richey. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 28.2452, Longitude: -82.7197    
<2>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<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>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.
<5>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.
<6>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 New Port Richey to the Middle East to be East and South, the Great Circle Route actually lies to the North and East.
<7>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Jerusalem is 310.99 degrees.
<8>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 305.453 degrees.
<9>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 309.914 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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