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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 Upper Montclair, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Upper 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 Upper Montclair:
    • 40.841130, -74.208070
    • 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 Upper 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

Curious and Interesting Names Near Upper 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 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the south of Upper Montclair
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Ampere have been provided by the GNIS.<2> 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 less than 2 miles<1> to the northwest of Upper Montclair
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cedar Grove have been provided by the GNIS.<2> 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 Upper Montclair
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Franklin have been provided by the GNIS.<2> 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 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the north of Upper Montclair
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Great Notch have been provided by the GNIS.<2> 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 southeast of Upper Montclair
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Kingsland have been provided by the GNIS.<2> 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 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the northeast of Upper Montclair
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lake View have been provided by the GNIS.<2> 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 less than 2 miles<1> to the north of Upper Montclair
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Little Falls have been provided by the GNIS.<2> 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 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the northwest of Upper Montclair
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Meadow Village have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Meadow Village
    • Mountain View [Passaic County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mountain View
      • Mountain View [Passaic County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the northwest of Upper Montclair
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Mountain View have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mountain View
    • Nutley [Essex County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Nutley
      • Nutley [Essex County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the southeast of Upper Montclair
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Nutley have been provided by the GNIS.<2> 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 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the south of Upper Montclair
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Orange
    • Preakness [Passaic County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Preakness
      • Preakness [Passaic County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the north of Upper Montclair
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Preakness have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Preakness
    • Roseville [Essex County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Roseville
      • Roseville [Essex County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the south of Upper Montclair
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Roseville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> 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 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the northeast of Upper Montclair
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Saddle Brook
    • Two Bridges [Essex County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Two Bridges
      • Two Bridges [Essex County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the northwest of Upper Montclair
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Two Bridges have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Two Bridges

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 Upper 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.

  • 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 28 miles [45.1 km] to the northeast of Upper Montclair.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Frank Abbundando<3>
    • 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 4 miles [6.4 km] to the southeast of Upper Montclair.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Platt Adams<3>
    • 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 southeast of Upper Montclair.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Nelson Algren<3>
    • 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 13 miles [20.9 km] to the east of Upper Montclair.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Cosmo Francis 'Gus' Allegretti<3>
    • 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 Upper Montclair.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: June Allyson<3>
    • 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 12 miles [19.3 km] to the east of Upper Montclair.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Glenn Anders<3>
    • 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 13 miles [20.9 km] to the east of Upper Montclair.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Elizabeth Arden<3>
    • 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 19 miles [30.6 km] to the east of Upper Montclair.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Louis 'Satchmo' Armstrong<3>
    • 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 east of Upper Montclair.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Phil Arnold<3>
    • 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 Upper Montclair.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Brooke Astor<3>
    • Eleanor Stackhouse Atkinson     (Author)

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

With a nod to our favorite Gazetteers, the straight-line distance beginning in Upper 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 51 miles [82.1 km]<1> to the southwest (SW). If you could walk a straight line from Upper Montclair to Trenton, with an average speed<4> 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<5> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 5,697 miles [9,168.4 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<6>
    • 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).<7>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 4,280 miles [6,888 km] and it lies to the east northeast (ENE).<8>

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About Essex County

About New Jersey

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Upper 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 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Upper Montclair) 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 Upper Montclair. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Upper MontclairOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Upper Montclair. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 40.8411, Longitude: -74.2081    
<2>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.
<3>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.
<4>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.
<5>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 Upper Montclair to the Middle East to be East and South, the Great Circle Route actually lies to the North and East.
<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Jerusalem is 306.05 degrees.
<7>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 301.659 degrees.
<8>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 302.694 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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