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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 Afton, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Afton 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 Afton:
    • 42.227858, -75.524349
    • 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 Afton
  • 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 Afton ...

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.

  • Arctic [Delaware County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Arctic
    • Arctic [Delaware County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the southeast of Afton
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Arctic have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Arctic
  • Bettsburg [Chenango County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bettsburg
    • Bettsburg [Chenango County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the southwest of Afton
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Bettsburg have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bettsburg
  • Center Village [Broome County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Center Village
    • Center Village [Broome County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the southwest of Afton
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Center Village have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Center Village
  • China [Delaware County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for China
    • China [Delaware County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the southeast of Afton
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for China have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on China
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    • Coventry [Chenango County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Coventry
      • Coventry [Chenango County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the northwest of Afton
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Coventry have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Coventry
    • Coventryville [Chenango County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Coventryville
      • Coventryville [Chenango County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the northwest of Afton
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Coventryville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Coventryville
    • Creekside Village [Broome County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Creekside Village
      • Creekside Village [Broome County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the southwest of Afton
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Creekside Village have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Creekside Village
    • Middle Bridge [Chenango County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Middle Bridge
      • Middle Bridge [Chenango County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the northeast of Afton
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Middle Bridge have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Middle Bridge
    • New Ohio [Broome County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for New Ohio
      • New Ohio [Broome County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the west of Afton
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for New Ohio have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on New Ohio
    • Union Valley [Chenango County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Union Valley
      • Union Valley [Chenango County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the north of Afton
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Union Valley have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Union Valley

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 Afton. 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 ...
    • Daniel Maurice Casey     (Major League Baseball)
      • Major League Baseball. He was born in Binghamton (New York) on Thursday November 20, 1862 and died in Washington, DC on Monday February 8, 1943 at the age of 80. He is buried at Ft. Lincoln Cemetery (Prince George's County, Maryland).
      • Binghamton is located 21 miles [33.8 km] to the southwest of Afton.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Daniel Maurice Casey<3>
    • Herbert Franklin     (Automotive pioneer, inventor, businessman)
      • Automotive pioneer, inventor, businessman. He was born in Lisle (New York) on Saturday September 1, 1866 and died in Syracuse (New York) on Saturday July 7, 1956 at the age of 89. He is buried at Oakwood Cemetery (Onondaga County, New York).
      • Lisle is located 25 miles [40.2 km] to the west of Afton.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Herbert Franklin<3>
    • William Anthony 'Wild Bill' Hallahan     (Major League Baseball)
      • Major League Baseball. He was born in Binghamton (New York) on Monday August 4, 1902 and died in Binghamton (New York) on Wednesday July 8, 1981 at the age of 78. He is buried at Calvary Cemetery (Broome County, New York).
      • Binghamton is located 21 miles [33.8 km] to the southwest of Afton.
      • Binghamton is located 21 miles [33.8 km] to the southwest of Afton.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: William Anthony 'Wild Bill' Hallahan<3>
    • Charles Hines     (Director)
      • Director. He was born in Oakland (Pennsylvania) on Sunday February 14, 1892 and died in Los Angeles (California) on Thursday July 16, 1936 at the age of 44. He is buried at Calvary Cemetery (Los Angeles County, California).
      • Oakland is located 19 miles [30.6 km] to the south of Afton.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Charles Hines<3>
    • Billy 'The Kid' Kenville     (Professional basketball)
      • Professional basketball. He was born in Elmhurst (New York) on Monday December 1, 1930 and died in Binghamton (New York) on Monday June 18, 2018 at the age of 87. He is buried at Calvary Cemetery (Broome County, New York).
      • Binghamton is located 21 miles [33.8 km] to the southwest of Afton.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Billy 'The Kid' Kenville<3>
    • Johnny Logan     (Major League Baseball)
      • Major League Baseball. He was born in Endicott (New York) on Wednesday March 23, 1927 and died in Milwaukee (Wisconsin) on Friday August 9, 2013 at the age of 86. He is buried at Wisconsin Memorial Park (Waukesha County, Wisconsin).
      • Endicott is located 28 miles [45.1 km] to the west of Afton.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Johnny Logan<3>
    • Jack Sharkey     (Professional boxer)
      • Professional boxer. He was born in Binghamton (New York) on Saturday October 25, 1902 and died in Beverly (Massachusetts) on Wednesday August 17, 1994 at the age of 91. He is buried at Prospect Cemetery (Rockingham County, New Hampshire).
      • Binghamton is located 21 miles [33.8 km] to the southwest of Afton.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Jack Sharkey<3>

How Far From Afton to ...

We spend a lot of time looking through Gazetteers & Almanacs that were published in the late 1800's and early 1900's. Many of the Gazetteers include the distance from a community such as Afton to various places of note, such as the White House.

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

  • View Our List ...
    • Norwich, which is the Seat of Chenango County and lies 21 miles [33.8 km]<1> to the north. If you could walk a straight line from Afton to Norwich, with an average speed<4> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take just over a day to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take most of a day.
    • Albany, which is the State Capital of New York, lies 94 miles [151.3 km] to the east northeast (ENE). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take less than two hours, a buggy would take most of three days and walking would take 6 days.
    • The White House (Washington, DC) is 243 miles [391.1 km] to the south southwest (SSW). Driving would take nearly four hours, a buggy would take 10 days and walking would take 14 days.
    • The shortest distance<5> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 5,695 miles [9,165.2 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<6>
    • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 6,411 miles [10,317.5 km] and it lies to the east northeast (ENE).<7>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 4,286 miles [6,897.6 km] and it lies to the east northeast (ENE).<8>

Other Roadside Stops ...

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About Chenango County

About New York

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Chenango County: www.co.chenango.ny.us/

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' (or 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- Afton) 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 Afton. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from AftonOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Afton. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 42.2279, Longitude: -75.5243       In this case, the coordinates for Afton 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>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 Afton 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 306.698 degrees.
<7>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 302.615 degrees.
<8>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 302.665 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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