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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 Acra, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Acra and the surrounding area.

  • 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 Acra:
    • 42.310919, -74.055413
    • 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 Acra
  • 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 Acra ...

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.

  • Cairo [Greene County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cairo
    • Cairo [Greene County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the east of Acra
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cairo have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cairo
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Cairo<3>
  • Freehold [Greene County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Freehold
    • Freehold [Greene County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the north of Acra
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Freehold have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Freehold
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Freehold<3>
  • Gayhead [Greene County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Gayhead
    • Gayhead [Greene County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the northeast of Acra
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Gayhead
  • Greenville [Greene County]
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    • Hensonville [Greene County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hensonville
      • Hensonville [Greene County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the west of Acra
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hensonville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hensonville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Hensonville<3>
    • Ledgewood Park [Greene County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ledgewood Park
      • Ledgewood Park [Greene County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the south of Acra
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Ledgewood Park have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ledgewood Park
    • Maplecrest [Greene County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Maplecrest
      • Maplecrest [Greene County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the west of Acra
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Maplecrest have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Maplecrest
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Maplecrest<3>
    • Place Corners [Greene County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Place Corners
      • Place Corners [Greene County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the northeast of Acra
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Place Corners have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Place Corners
    • Result [Greene County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Result
      • Result [Greene County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the northeast of Acra
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Result have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Result
    • Round Top [Greene County]
    • Surprise [Greene County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Surprise
      • Surprise [Greene County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the northeast of Acra
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Surprise have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Surprise
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Surprise<3>
    • Tannersville [Greene County]
    • Twilight Park [Greene County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Twilight Park
      • Twilight Park [Greene County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the south of Acra
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Twilight Park have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Twilight Park

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 Acra. 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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    • Maude Adams     (Actress)
      • Actress. She was born in Salt Lake City (Utah) on Monday November 11, 1872 and died in Tannersville (New York) on Friday July 17, 1953 at the age of 80.
      • Tannersville is located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the southwest of Acra.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Maude Adams<4>
    • Maryanne Amacher     (Composer)
      • Composer. She was born in Kane (Pennsylvania) on Friday February 25, 1938 and died in Rhinebeck (New York) on Thursday October 22, 2009 at the age of 71. She is buried at Montrepose Cemetery (Ulster County, New York).
      • Rhinebeck is located 27 miles [43.5 km] to the south of Acra.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Maryanne Amacher<4>
    • Ezra Ames     (Artist)
      • Artist. He was born in Framingham (Massachusetts) on Thursday May 5, 1768 and died in Albany (New York) on Tueday February 23, 1836 at the age of 67. He is buried at Albany Rural Cemetery (Albany County, New York).
      • Albany is located 28 miles [45.1 km] to the northeast of Acra.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Ezra Ames<4>
    • Nick Brignola     (Musician)
      • Musician. He was born in Troy (New York) on Friday July 17, 1936 and died in Albany (New York) on Friday February 8, 2002 at the age of 65.
      • Troy is located 34 miles [54.7 km] to the northeast of Acra.
      • Albany is located 28 miles [45.1 km] to the northeast of Acra.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Nick Brignola<4>
    • Walter R. Brooks     (Author)
      • Author. He was born in Rome (New York) on Saturday January 9, 1886 and died in Roxbury (New York) on Sunday August 17, 1958 at the age of 72. He is buried at Woodlawn Cemetery (Madison County, New York).
      • Roxbury is located 26 miles [41.8 km] to the west of Acra.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Walter R. Brooks<4>
    • John Cunniff     (Professional hockey)
      • Professional hockey. He was born in South Boston (Massachusetts) on Sunday July 9, 1944 and died in Albany (New York) on Friday May 10, 2002 at the age of 57. He is buried at Cedar Grove Cemetery (Suffolk County, Massachusetts).
      • Albany is located 28 miles [45.1 km] to the northeast of Acra.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: John Cunniff<4>
    • Jack 'Legs' Diamond     (Crime figure)
      • Crime figure. He was born in Philadelphia (Pennsylvania) on Saturday July 10, 1897 and died in Albany (New York) on Friday December 18, 1931 at the age of 34. He is buried at Mt. Olivet Cemetery (Queens County, New York).
      • Albany is located 28 miles [45.1 km] to the northeast of Acra.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Jack 'Legs' Diamond<4>
    • Johnny Evers     (Major League Baseball)
      • Major League Baseball. He was born in Troy (New York) on Thursday July 21, 1881 and died in Albany (New York) on Friday March 28, 1947 at the age of 65.
      • Troy is located 34 miles [54.7 km] to the northeast of Acra.
      • Albany is located 28 miles [45.1 km] to the northeast of Acra.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Johnny Evers<4>
    • Anton Otto Fischer     (Illustrator)
      • Illustrator. He was born in Regensburg (Germany) on Thursday February 23, 1882 and died in Woodstock (New York) on Monday March 26, 1962 at the age of 80. He is buried at Montrepose Cemetery (Ulster County, New York).
      • Woodstock is located 18 miles [29 km] to the south of Acra.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Anton Otto Fischer<4>
    • Dorothy Frooks     (Actress, author)
      • Actress, author. She was born in Saugerties (New York) on Wednesday February 12, 1896 and died in New York (New York) on Sunday April 13, 1997 at the age of 101. She is buried at Calverton National Cemetery (Suffolk County, New York).
      • Saugerties is located 16 miles [25.7 km] to the south of Acra.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Dorothy Frooks<4>
    • Billy 'Flash' Harrell     (Major League Baseball)
      • Major League Baseball. He was born in Norristown (Pennsylvania) on Wednesday July 18, 1928 and died in Albany (New York) on Tueday May 6, 2014 at the age of 85. He is buried at Oakwood Cemetery (Rensselaer County, New York).
      • Albany is located 28 miles [45.1 km] to the northeast of Acra.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Billy 'Flash' Harrell<4>
    • Gladys Hurlbut     (Actress, playwright, screenwriter)
      • Actress, playwright, screenwriter. She was born in Norwich (Connecticut) on Friday December 9, 1898 and died in Woodstock (New York) on Monday January 25, 1988 at the age of 89. She is buried at Wiltwyck Cemetery (Ulster County, New York).
      • Woodstock is located 2 miles [3.2 km] to the east of Acra.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Gladys Hurlbut<4>
    • Robert Hutton     (Actor, director, screenwriter)
      • Actor, director, screenwriter. He was born in Kingston (New York) on Friday June 11, 1920 and died in Kingston (New York) on Sunday August 7, 1994 at the age of 74. He is buried at Calvary Cemetery (Orange County, New York).
      • Kingston is located 26 miles [41.8 km] to the south of Acra.
      • Kingston is located 26 miles [41.8 km] to the south of Acra.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Robert Hutton<4>

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

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

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    • Catskill, which is the Seat of Greene County and lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the southeast. If you could walk a straight line from Acra to Catskill, with an average speed<5> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take five to six hours to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take nearly four hours.
    • Albany, which is the State Capital of New York, lies 28 miles [45.1 km] to the north northeast (NNE). The buggy would take just over a day and walking would take just about two full days.
    • The White House (Washington, DC) is 282 miles [453.8 km] to the southwest (SW). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take four to five hours, a buggy would take 11 days and walking would take 16 days.
    • The shortest distance<6> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 5,631 miles [9,062.2 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<7>
    • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 6,344 miles [10,209.7 km] and it lies to the east northeast (ENE).<8>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 4,219 miles [6,789.8 km] and it lies to the east northeast (ENE).<9>

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Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for State of New York: https://www.ny.gov/

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- Acra) to Point B.Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Acra. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 42.3109, Longitude: -74.0554       In this case, the coordinates for Acra have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<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>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<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 Acra 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 305.791 degrees.
<8>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 301.606 degrees.
<9>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 301.953 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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