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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 Montclair, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Montclair 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 Montclair:
    • 40.825560, -74.207747
    • 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 Montclair
  • 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 Montclair ...

We have found nineteen communities that share the name Montclair.

Within New Jersey, the name Montclair is unique.

Beyond New Jersey, we know of another nineteen communities that are located throughout in the United States.

  • Communities Elsewhere In North America ...
    • Alabama
      • Jefferson County
      • This Montclair is located in Jefferson County and lies 858 miles [1,380.8 km]<1> to the west southwest of the Montclair that is located in Essex County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Montclair
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Jefferson County community of Montclair.
    • California
      • Alameda County
      • This Montclair is located in Alameda County and lies 2,540 miles [4,087.7 km]<1> to the west northwest of the Montclair that is located in Essex County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Montclair
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Alameda County community of Montclair.
      • San Bernardino County
      • This Montclair is located in San Bernardino County and lies 2,403 miles [3,867.3 km] to the west of the Montclair that is located in Essex County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Montclair
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the San Bernardino County community of Montclair.
    • Colorado
      • Arapahoe 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 Colorado community of Montclair [Arapahoe County].
      • Denver 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 Colorado community of Montclair [Denver County].
    • Florida
      • Lake County
      • This Montclair is located in Lake County and lies 936 miles [1,506.3 km]<1> to the south southwest of the Montclair that is located in Essex County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Montclair
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Lake County community of Montclair.
    • Georgia
      • Richmond County
      • This Montclair is located in Richmond County and lies 664 miles [1,068.6 km]<1> to the southwest of the Montclair that is located in Essex County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Montclair
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Richmond County community of Montclair.
    • Indiana
      • Hendricks County
      • This Montclair is located in Hendricks County and lies 653 miles [1,050.9 km]<1> to the west of the Montclair that is located in Essex County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Montclair
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Hendricks County community of Montclair.
    • Kentucky
      • Fayette County
      • This Montclair is located in Fayette County and lies 581 miles [935 km]<1> to the west southwest of the Montclair that is located in Essex County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Montclair
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Fayette County community of Montclair.
      • Shelby County
      • This Montclair is located in Shelby County and lies 618 miles [994.6 km] to the west southwest of the Montclair that is located in Essex County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Montclair
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Shelby County community of Montclair.
    • Massachusetts
      • Norfolk County
      • This Montclair is located in Norfolk County and lies 191 miles [307.4 km]<1> to the east northeast of the Montclair that is located in Essex County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Montclair
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Norfolk County community of Montclair.
    • North Carolina
      • Cumberland County
      • This Montclair is located in Cumberland County and lies 475 miles [764.4 km]<1> to the southwest of the Montclair that is located in Essex County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Montclair
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Cumberland County community of Montclair.
      • Davidson County
      • This Montclair is located in Davidson County and lies 477 miles [767.7 km] to the southwest of the Montclair that is located in Essex County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Montclair
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Davidson County community of Montclair.
      • Onslow County
      • This Montclair is located in Onslow County and lies 452 miles [727.4 km] to the south southwest of the Montclair that is located in Essex County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Montclair
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Onslow County community of Montclair.
      • Scotland County
      • This Montclair is located in Scotland County and lies 510 miles [820.8 km] to the southwest of the Montclair that is located in Essex County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Montclair
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Scotland County community of Montclair.
      • Wilson County
      • This Montclair is located in Wilson County and lies 404 miles [650.2 km] to the south southwest of the Montclair that is located in Essex County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Montclair
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Wilson County community of Montclair.
    • South Carolina
      • Greenville County
      • This Montclair is located in Greenville County and lies 606 miles [975.3 km]<1> to the southwest of the Montclair that is located in Essex County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Montclair
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Greenville County community of Montclair.
    • Tennessee
      • Washington County
      • This Montclair is located in Washington County and lies 538 miles [865.8 km]<1> to the west southwest of the Montclair that is located in Essex County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Montclair
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Washington County community of Montclair.
    • Virginia
      • Prince William County
      • This Montclair is located in Prince William County and lies 225 miles [362.1 km]<1> to the southwest of the Montclair that is located in Essex County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Montclair
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Prince William County community of Montclair.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Montclair ...

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 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the south of Montclair
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Ampere have been provided by the GNIS.<3> 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 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the northwest of Montclair
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cedar Grove have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cedar Grove
  • Franklin [Essex County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Franklin
    • Franklin [Essex County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the west of Montclair
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Franklin have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Franklin
  • Great Notch [Passaic County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Great Notch
    • Great Notch [Passaic County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the north of Montclair
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Great Notch have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Great Notch
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    • Kingsland [Bergen County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Kingsland
      • Kingsland [Bergen County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the east of Montclair
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Kingsland have been provided by the GNIS.<3> 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 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the northeast of Montclair
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lake View have been provided by the GNIS.<3> 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 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the north of Montclair
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Little Falls have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Little Falls
    • Meadow Village [Essex County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Meadow Village
      • Meadow Village [Essex County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the northwest of Montclair
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Meadow Village have been provided by the GNIS.<3> 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 east of Montclair
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Nutley have been provided by the GNIS.<3> 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 south of Montclair
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Orange
    • Roseville [Essex County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Roseville
      • Roseville [Essex County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the south of Montclair
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Roseville have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Roseville

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 Montclair. 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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    • 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 Montclair.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Frank Abbundando<4>
    • Platt Adams     (Olympic Gold Medalist)
      • Olympic Gold Medalist. He was born in Belleville (NJ) 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).
      • Belleville is located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the southeast of Montclair.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Platt Adams<4>
    • 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 14 miles [22.5 km] to the east of Montclair.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Nelson Algren<4>
    • 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 12 miles [19.3 km] to the east of Montclair.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Cosmo Francis 'Gus' Allegretti<4>
    • 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 17 miles [27.4 km] to the east of Montclair.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: June Allyson<4>
    • 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 13 miles [20.9 km] to the east of Montclair.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Glenn Anders<4>
    • 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 12 miles [19.3 km] to the east of Montclair.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Elizabeth Arden<4>
    • 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 18 miles [29 km] to the east of Montclair.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Louis 'Satchmo' Armstrong<4>
    • 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 9 miles [14.5 km] to the northeast of Montclair.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Phil Arnold<4>
    • 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 Montclair.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Brooke Astor<4>
    • Eleanor Stackhouse Atkinson     (Author)

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

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

  • View Our List ...
    • Newark, which is the Seat of Essex County and lies just to the South Southeast.
    • 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 Montclair to Trenton, with an average speed<5> 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 200 miles [321.9 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<6> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 5,698 miles [9,170 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<7>
    • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 6,404 miles [10,306.2 km] and it lies to the east northeast (ENE).<8>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 4,281 miles [6,889.6 km] and it lies to the east northeast (ENE).<9>

Find a Community located in New Jersey

About Essex County

About New Jersey

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Montclair. 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 obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Montclair) 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 Montclair. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from MontclairOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Montclair. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 40.8256, Longitude: -74.2077    
<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 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 Montclair 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>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 Montclair 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 306.051 degrees.
<8>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 301.658 degrees.
<9>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 302.701 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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