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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 Belleville, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Belleville 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 Belleville:
    • 40.793753, -74.150080
    • 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 Belleville
  • 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 Belleville ...

We have found 32 communities that share the name Belleville.

Within New Jersey, the name Belleville is unique.

Beyond New Jersey, we know of another 32 communities that are located throughout in the United States and Canada. Of these 32 communities, 29 are located in the United States and three are in Canada.

  • Communities Elsewhere In North America ...
    • Alabama
      • Conecuh County
      • This Belleville is located in Conecuh County and lies 967 miles [1,556.2 km]<1> to the southwest of the Belleville that is located in Essex County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Belleville
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Conecuh County community of Belleville.
    • Arkansas
      • Yell County
      • This Belleville is located in Yell County and lies 1,119 miles [1,800.9 km]<1> to the west southwest of the Belleville that is located in Essex County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Belleville
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Yell County community of Belleville.
    • California
      • San Bernardino County
      • This community is historic<2> and although located in San Bernardino County, we don't know where within the county.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the San Bernardino County community of Belleville.
      • Tulare 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 California community of Belleville [Tulare County].
    • Florida
      • Hamilton 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 Florida community of Belleville [Hamilton County].
    • Illinois
      • Saint Clair County
      • This Belleville is located in Saint Clair County and lies 855 miles [1,376 km]<1> to the west of the Belleville that is located in Essex County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Belleville
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Saint Clair County community of Belleville.
    • Indiana
      • Hendricks County
      • This Belleville is located in Hendricks County and lies 654 miles [1,052.5 km]<1> to the west of the Belleville that is located in Essex County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Belleville
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Hendricks County community of Belleville.
    • Iowa
      • Jefferson 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 Iowa community of Belleville [Jefferson County].
    • Kansas
      • Chautauqua 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 Kansas community of Belleville [Chautauqua County].
      • Ness 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 Kansas community of Belleville [Ness County].
      • Republic County
      • This Belleville is located in Republic County and lies 1,234 miles [1,985.9 km]<1> to the west of the Belleville that is located in Essex County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Belleville
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Republic County community of Belleville.
    • Louisiana
      • Avoyelles Parish
      • This Belleville is located in Avoyelles Parish and lies 1,199 miles [1,929.6 km]<1> to the west southwest of the Belleville that is located in Essex County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Belleville
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Avoyelles Parish community of Belleville.
    • Michigan
      • Wayne County
      • This Belleville is located in Wayne County and lies 492 miles [791.8 km]<1> to the west northwest of the Belleville that is located in Essex County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Belleville
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Wayne County community of Belleville.
    • Mississippi
      • Perry County
      • This Belleville is located in Perry County and lies 1,063 miles [1,710.7 km]<1> to the west southwest of the Belleville that is located in Essex County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Belleville
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Perry County community of Belleville.
    • Missouri
      • Cole County
      • This community is historic<2> and we have very little information. For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Missouri community of Belleville [Cole County].
      • Jasper County
      • This Belleville is located in Jasper County and lies 1,123 miles [1,807.3 km]<1> to the west of the Belleville that is located in Essex County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Belleville
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Jasper County community of Belleville.
      • Montgomery 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 Missouri community of Belleville [Montgomery County].
    • Nevada
      • Esmeralda 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 Nevada community of Belleville [Esmeralda County].
      • Mineral County
      • This community is historic<2> and we have very little information. For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Nevada community of Belleville [Mineral County].
    • New Brunswick
      • This Belleville lies 491 miles [790.2 km]<1> to the northeast of the Belleville that is located in Essex County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Belleville
    • New York
      • Jefferson County
      • This Belleville is located in Jefferson County and lies 229 miles [368.5 km]<1> to the north northwest of the Belleville that is located in Essex County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Belleville
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Jefferson County community of Belleville.
    • North Dakota
      • Grand Forks 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 North Dakota community of Belleville [Grand Forks County].
    • Nova Scotia
      • This Belleville lies 469 miles [754.8 km]<1> to the east northeast of the Belleville that is located in Essex County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Belleville
    • Oklahoma
      • Love County
      • This Belleville is located in Love County and lies 1,363 miles [2,193.5 km]<1> to the west southwest of the Belleville that is located in Essex County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Belleville
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Love County community of Belleville.
    • Ontario
      • This Belleville lies 285 miles [458.7 km]<1> to the northwest of the Belleville that is located in Essex County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Belleville
    • Pennsylvania
      • Mifflin County
      • This Belleville is located in Mifflin County and lies 187 miles [300.9 km]<1> to the west of the Belleville that is located in Essex County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Belleville
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Mifflin County community of Belleville.
    • Rhode Island
      • Washington County
      • This Belleville is located in Washington County and lies 148 miles [238.2 km]<1> to the east northeast of the Belleville that is located in Essex County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Belleville
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Washington County community of Belleville.
    • Tennessee
      • Lincoln County
      • This Belleville is located in Lincoln County and lies 773 miles [1,244 km]<1> to the west southwest of the Belleville that is located in Essex County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Belleville
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Lincoln County community of Belleville.
    • Virginia
      • Suffolk City
      • This Belleville is located in Suffolk City and lies 297 miles [478 km]<1> to the south southwest of the Belleville that is located in Essex County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Belleville
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Suffolk City community of Belleville.
    • Washington
      • Skagit 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 Washington community of Belleville [Skagit County].
    • West Virginia
      • Wood County
      • This Belleville is located in Wood County and lies 417 miles [671.1 km]<1> to the west southwest of the Belleville that is located in Essex County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Belleville
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Wood County community of Belleville.
    • Wisconsin
      • Dane County
      • This Belleville is located in Dane County and lies 803 miles [1,292.3 km]<1> to the west northwest of the Belleville that is located in Essex County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Belleville
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Dane County community of Belleville.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Belleville ...

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.

  • Ampere [Essex County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ampere
    • Ampere [Essex County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the southwest of Belleville
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Ampere have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ampere
  • Cedar Grove [Essex County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cedar Grove
    • Cedar Grove [Essex County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the northwest of Belleville
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cedar Grove have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cedar Grove
  • Great Notch [Passaic County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Great Notch
    • Great Notch [Passaic County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the northwest of Belleville
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Great Notch have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Great Notch
  • Greenville [Hudson County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Greenville
    • Greenville [Hudson County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the southeast of Belleville
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Greenville have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Greenville
  • Continue List   (12 more) ...
    • Hillside [Union County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hillside
      • Hillside [Union County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the southwest of Belleville
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hillside have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hillside
    • Kingsland [Bergen County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Kingsland
      • Kingsland [Bergen County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the northeast of Belleville
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Kingsland have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Kingsland
    • Lake View [Passaic County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lake View
      • Lake View [Passaic County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the north of Belleville
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lake View have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lake View
    • Little Falls [Passaic County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Little Falls
      • Little Falls [Passaic County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the northwest of Belleville
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Little Falls have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Little Falls
    • Maplewood [Essex County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Maplewood
      • Maplewood [Essex County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the southwest of Belleville
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Maplewood
    • Marion [Hudson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Marion
      • Marion [Hudson County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the southeast of Belleville
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Marion have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Marion
    • Meadow Village [Essex County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Meadow Village
      • Meadow Village [Essex County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the northwest of Belleville
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Meadow Village have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Meadow Village
    • Nutley [Essex County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Nutley
      • Nutley [Essex County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the north of Belleville
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Nutley have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Nutley
    • Orange [Essex County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Orange
      • Orange [Essex County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the west of Belleville
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Orange
    • Roseville [Essex County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Roseville
      • Roseville [Essex County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the southwest of Belleville
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Roseville have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Roseville
    • Saddle Brook [Bergen County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Saddle Brook
      • Saddle Brook [Bergen County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the north of Belleville
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Saddle Brook
    • Union City [Hudson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Union City
      • Union City [Hudson County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the east of Belleville
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 67,137 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Union City

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 Belleville. 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.

  • View Our List ...
    • Frank Abbundando     (Crime figure)
      • Crime figure. He was born on July 11, 1910 (a Monday) and died in Ossining (NY) on February 19, 1942 (a Thursday) at the age of 31. He is buried at St. John RC Cemetery (Queens County, New York).
      • Ossining is located 29 miles [46.7 km] to the northeast of Belleville.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Frank Abbundando<5>
    • Platt Adams     (Olympic Gold Medalist)
      • Olympic Gold Medalist. He was born in Belleville on March 23, 1885 (a Monday) and died in Normandy Beach (NJ) on February 27, 1961 (a Monday) at the age of 75. He is buried at Rosedale Cemetery (Essex County, New Jersey).
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Platt Adams<5>
    • Shana Alexander     (Journalist, author)
    • Nelson Algren     (Author)
      • Born: Nelson Ahlgren Abraham
      • Author. He was born in Detroit (MI) on March 28, 1909 (a Sunday) and died in Long Island City (NY) on May 9, 1981 (a Saturday) at the age of 72. He is buried at Oakland Cemetery (Suffolk County, New York).
      • Long Island City is located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the east of Belleville.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Nelson Algren<5>
    • Cosmo Francis 'Gus' Allegretti     (Actor, puppeteer)
      • Actor, puppeteer. He was born in Manhattan (NY) on April 6, 1927 (a Wednesday) and died in Phoenix (AZ) on July 26, 2013 (a Friday) at the age of 86. We don't have any burial details.
      • Manhattan is located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the east of Belleville.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Cosmo Francis 'Gus' Allegretti<5>
    • June Allyson     (Actress)
      • Born: Ella Geisman
      • Actress. She was born in Bronx (NY) on October 7, 1917 (a Sunday) and died in Ojai (CA) on July 8, 2006 (a Saturday) at the age of 88. The body was cremated.
      • Bronx is located 15 miles [24.1 km] to the east of Belleville.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: June Allyson<5>
    • Glenn Anders     (Actor)
      • Actor. He was born in Los Angeles (CA) on September 1, 1889 (a Sunday) and died in Englewood (NJ) on October 26, 1981 (a Monday) at the age of 92. He is buried at Kensico Cemetery (Westchester County, New York).
      • Englewood is located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the northeast of Belleville.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Glenn Anders<5>
    • Dorothy Appleby     (Actress)
    • Elizabeth Arden     (Businesswoman)
      • Businesswoman. She was born in Vaughan (ON) on December 31, 1878 (a Tueday) and died in Manhattan (NY) on October 18, 1966 (a Tueday) at the age of 87. She is buried at Sleepy Hollow Cemetery (Westchester County, New York).
      • Manhattan is located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the east of Belleville.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Elizabeth Arden<5>
    • Louis 'Satchmo' Armstrong     (Trumpeter, composer, singer, actor)
      • Full name: Louis Daniel Armstrong
      • Trumpeter, composer, singer, actor. He was born in New Orleans (LA) on August 4, 1901 (a Sunday) and died in Corona (NY) on July 6, 1971 (a Tueday) at the age of 69. He is buried at Flushing Cemetery (Queens County, New York).
      • Corona is located 15 miles [24.1 km] to the east of Belleville.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Louis 'Satchmo' Armstrong<5>
    • Peter Arno     (Cartoonist)
      • Born: Curtis Arnoux Peters, Jr.
      • Cartoonist. He was born on January 8, 1904 (a Friday) and died in Port Chester (NY) on February 22, 1968 (a Thursday) at the age of 64. He is buried at Kensico Cemetery (Westchester County, New York).
      • Port Chester is located 29 miles [46.7 km] to the northeast of Belleville.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Peter Arno<5>
    • Phil Arnold     (Actor)
      • Actor. He was born in Hackensack (NJ) on September 15, 1909 (a Wednesday) and died in Van Nuys (CA) on May 9, 1968 (a Thursday) at the age of 58. He is buried at Eden Memorial Park (Los Angeles County, California).
      • Hackensack is located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the northeast of Belleville.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Phil Arnold<5>
    • Brooke Astor     (Philanthropist)
      • Born: Roberta Brooke Russell
      • Philanthropist. She was born in Portsmouth (NH) on March 30, 1902 (a Sunday) and died in Briarcliff Manor (NY) on August 13, 2007 (a Monday) at the age of 105. She is buried at Sleepy Hollow Cemetery (Westchester County, New York).
      • Briarcliff Manor is located 28 miles [45.1 km] to the northeast of Belleville.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Brooke Astor<5>

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

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

  • View Our List ...
    • Newark, which is the Seat of Essex County and lies just to the South Southwest.
    • Trenton, which is the State Capital of New Jersey, lies 50 miles [80.5 km]<1> to the southwest (SW). If you could walk a straight line from Belleville to Trenton, with an average speed<6> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take most of three days to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take most of two days.
    • The White House (Washington, DC) is 201 miles [323.5 km] to the southwest (SW). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take a little over three hours, a buggy would take 8 days and walking would take 12 days.
    • The shortest distance<7> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 5,696 miles [9,166.8 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<8>
    • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 6,403 miles [10,304.6 km] and it lies to the east northeast (ENE).<9>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 4,279 miles [6,886.4 km] and it lies to the east northeast (ENE).<10>

Communities in New Jersey

About Essex County

About New Jersey

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

The official website for Essex County: www.co.essex.nj.us/

The official website for State of New Jersey: https://www.state.nj.us/

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 drawn from Point A (ie- Belleville) to Point B.If you need the driving distance, we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Belleville. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from BellevilleOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Belleville. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 40.7938, Longitude: -74.1501    
<2>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 Belleville, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.
<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 Bird Creek to see Pete ... Bird 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 Belleville 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>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 Belleville 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 306.02 degrees.
<9>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 301.618 degrees.
<10>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 302.69 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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