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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 Albia, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Albia 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 Albia:
    • 42.705083, -73.659788
    • 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 Albia
  • 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 Albia ...

We have found three communities that share the name Albia.

Within New York, the name Albia is unique.

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

  • Communities Elsewhere In North America ...
    • Iowa
      • Monroe County
      • This Albia is located in Monroe County and lies 989 miles [1,591.6 km]<1> to the west of the Albia that is located in Rensselaer County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Albia
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Monroe County community of Albia.
    • Kansas
      • Washington 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 Kansas community of Albia [Washington County].
    • Kentucky
      • Pulaski County
      • This Albia is located in Pulaski County and lies 687 miles [1,105.6 km]<1> to the west southwest of the Albia that is located in Rensselaer County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Albia
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Pulaski County community of Albia.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Albia ...

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.

  • Barberville [Rensselaer County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Barberville
    • Barberville [Rensselaer County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the east of Albia
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Barberville have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Barberville
  • Best [Rensselaer County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Best
    • Best [Rensselaer County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the south of Albia
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Best
  • Crescent Station [Albany County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Crescent Station
    • Crescent Station [Albany County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the northwest of Albia
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Crescent Station have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Crescent Station
  • Eagle Mills [Rensselaer County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Eagle Mills
    • Eagle Mills [Rensselaer County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the northeast of Albia
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Eagle Mills have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Eagle Mills
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    • Glass Lake [Rensselaer County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Glass Lake
      • Glass Lake [Rensselaer County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the southeast of Albia
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Glass Lake have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Glass Lake
    • Green Island [Albany County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Green Island
      • Green Island [Albany County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the northwest of Albia
      • Estimated population in 2019: 2,622 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Green Island have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Green Island
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Green Island<4>
    • Halfmoon [Saratoga County]
    • Halfmoon Beach [Saratoga County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Halfmoon Beach
      • Halfmoon Beach [Saratoga County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the northwest of Albia
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Halfmoon Beach
    • Luther [Rensselaer County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Luther
      • Luther [Rensselaer County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the south of Albia
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Luther
    • Maple Grove [Rensselaer County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Maple Grove
      • Maple Grove [Rensselaer County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the southeast of Albia
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Maple Grove have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Maple Grove
    • Mohawk View [Albany County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mohawk View
      • Mohawk View [Albany County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the northwest of Albia
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Mohawk View have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mohawk View
    • Mountain View [Rensselaer County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mountain View
      • Mountain View [Rensselaer County] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the east of Albia
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Mountain View have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mountain View
    • Normansville [Albany County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Normansville
      • Normansville [Albany County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the southwest of Albia
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Normansville have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Normansville
    • Sand Lake [Rensselaer County]
    • Shakers [Albany County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Shakers
      • Shakers [Albany County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the west of Albia
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Shakers have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Shakers
    • Van Allen Park [Rensselaer County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Van Allen Park
      • Van Allen Park [Rensselaer County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the southwest of Albia
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Van Allen Park have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Van Allen 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 Albia. 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 ...
    • 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 6 miles [9.7 km] to the southwest of Albia.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Ezra Ames<5>
    • Susan B. Anthony     (Suffragette, activist)
      • Suffragette, activist. She was born in Adams (Massachusetts) on Tueday February 15, 1820 and died in Rochester (New York) on Tueday March 13, 1906 at the age of 86. She is buried at Mt. Hope Cemetery (Monroe County, New York).
      • Adams is located 28 miles [45.1 km] to the east of Albia.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Susan B. Anthony<5>
    • Mark Henry Belanger     (Major League Baseball)
      • Major League Baseball. He was born in Pittsfield (Massachusetts) on Thursday June 8, 1944 and died in New York (New York) on Tueday October 6, 1998 at the age of 54.
      • Pittsfield is located 27 miles [43.5 km] to the southeast of Albia.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Mark Henry Belanger<5>
    • Anne Charlotte Lynch Botta     (Author)
      • Author. She was born in Bennington (Vermont) on Saturday November 11, 1815 and died in New York (New York) on Monday March 23, 1891 at the age of 75. She is buried at Woodlawn Cemetery (Bronx County, New York).
      • Bennington is located 26 miles [41.8 km] to the northeast of Albia.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Anne Charlotte Lynch Botta<5>
    • 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 Less than 2 miles to the northwest of Albia.
      • Albany is located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the southwest of Albia.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Nick Brignola<5>
    • Richard D. Buckley     (Major League Baseball)
    • Jack Chesbro     (Professional baseball)
      • Professional baseball. He was born in North Adams (Massachusetts) on Friday June 5, 1874 and died in Conway (Massachusetts) on Friday November 6, 1931 at the age of 57. He is buried at Howland Cemetery (Franklin County, Massachusetts).
      • North Adams is located 27 miles [43.5 km] to the east of Albia.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Jack Chesbro<5>
    • Charles 'Chas' Crocker     (Railroad tycoon, industrialist)
      • Railroad tycoon, industrialist. He was born in Troy (New York) on Monday September 16, 1822 and died in Monterey (California) on Tueday August 14, 1888 at the age of 65. He is buried at Mountain View Cemetery (Alameda County, California).
      • Troy is located Less than 2 miles to the northwest of Albia.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Charles 'Chas' Crocker<5>
    • 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 6 miles [9.7 km] to the southwest of Albia.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: John Cunniff<5>
    • George Stacy Davis     (Major League Baseball)
      • Major League Baseball. He was born in Cohoes (New York) on Tueday August 23, 1870 and died in Philadelphia (Pennsylvania) on Thursday October 17, 1940 at the age of 70. He is buried at Fernwood Cemetery (Delaware County, Pennsylvania).
      • Cohoes is located 5 miles [8 km] to the northwest of Albia.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: George Stacy Davis<5>
    • Ellen Demming     (Actress)
      • Actress. She was born in Schenectady (New York) on Friday November 10, 1922 and died in Springfield (Vermont) on Thursday February 7, 2002 at the age of 79. She is buried at Oak Hill Cemetery (Windham County, Vermont).
      • Schenectady is located 16 miles [25.7 km] to the northwest of Albia.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Ellen Demming<5>
    • 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 6 miles [9.7 km] to the southwest of Albia.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Jack 'Legs' Diamond<5>
    • Bob Eberly     (Singer)
      • Singer. He was born in Mechanicville (New York) on Monday July 24, 1916 and died in Glen Burnie (Maryland) on Thursday December 17, 1981 at the age of 65. He is buried at Pinelawn Memorial Park (Suffolk County, New York).
      • Mechanicville is located 13 miles [20.9 km] to the north of Albia.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Bob Eberly<5>

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

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

  • View Our List ...
    • Troy, which is the Seat of Rensselaer County and lies just to the North Northwest.
    • Albany, which is the State Capital of New York, lies just to the west southwest (WSW).
    • The White House (Washington, DC) is 316 miles [508.6 km]<1> to the southwest (SW). If you could drive a straight line from Albia to White House, with an average speed<6>of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, it would take five to six hours to make the trip. A comfortable walk of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour would take 18 days. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take 13 days.
    • The shortest distance<7> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 5,599 miles [9,010.7 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<8>
    • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 6,313 miles [10,159.8 km] and it lies to the east northeast (ENE).<9>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 4,188 miles [6,739.9 km] and it lies to the east northeast (ENE).<10>

Other Roadside Stops ...

Communities in New York

About Rensselaer County

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Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Rensselaer County: www.rensco.com/

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 '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- Albia) 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 Albia. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Albia

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Albia. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 42.7051, Longitude: -73.6598    
<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 Rock Creek to see Pete ... Rock 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 Albia 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>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<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 Albia 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 305.501 degrees.
<9>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 301.344 degrees.
<10>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 301.585 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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