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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 Alden Center, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Alden Center 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 Alden Center:
    • 42.911068, -78.523454
    • 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 Alden Center
  • 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 Alden Center ...

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.

  • Blossom [Erie County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Blossom
    • Blossom [Erie County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the southwest of Alden Center
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Blossom
  • Brick House Corners [Genesee County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Brick House Corners
    • Brick House Corners [Genesee County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the northeast of Alden Center
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Brick House Corners have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Brick House Corners
  • Clarence [Erie County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Clarence
    • Clarence [Erie County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the northwest of Alden Center
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Clarence have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Clarence
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Clarence<3>
  • Fargo [Genesee County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Fargo
    • Fargo [Genesee County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the east of Alden Center
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Fargo have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Fargo
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    • Harris Hill [Erie County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Harris Hill
      • Harris Hill [Erie County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the northwest of Alden Center
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Harris Hill
    • Hunts Corners [Erie County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hunts Corners
      • Hunts Corners [Erie County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the north of Alden Center
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hunts Corners have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hunts Corners
    • Longwood [Genesee County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Longwood
      • Longwood [Genesee County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the east of Alden Center
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Longwood have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Longwood
    • Looneyville [Erie County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Looneyville
      • Looneyville [Erie County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the northwest of Alden Center
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Looneyville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Looneyville
    • Peters Corners [Erie County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Peters Corners
      • Peters Corners [Erie County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the north of Alden Center
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Peters Corners have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Peters Corners
    • Porterville [Erie County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Porterville
      • Porterville [Erie County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the south of Alden Center
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Porterville
    • Sand Ridge [Erie County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sand Ridge
      • Sand Ridge [Erie County] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the north of Alden Center
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Sand Ridge have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sand Ridge
    • Spring Brook Station [Erie County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Spring Brook Station
      • Spring Brook Station [Erie County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the southwest of Alden Center
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Spring Brook Station have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Spring Brook Station
    • Town Line [Erie County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Town Line
      • Town Line [Erie County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the southwest of Alden Center
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Town Line have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Town Line
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Town Line<3>
    • Town Line Station [Erie County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Town Line Station
      • Town Line Station [Erie County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the west of Alden Center
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Town Line Station have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Town Line Station

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 Alden Center. 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 ...
    • James Joseph 'Jimmy' Collins     (Major League Baseball)
      • Major League Baseball. He was born in Niagara Falls (NY) on January 16, 1870 (a Sunday) and died in Buffalo (NY) on March 6, 1943 (a Saturday) at the age of 73.
      • Niagara Falls is located 28 miles [45.1 km] to the northwest of Alden Center.
      • Buffalo is located 17 miles [27.4 km] to the west of Alden Center.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: James Joseph 'Jimmy' Collins<4>
    • Thomas J. Cottonaro     (Actor)
      • Actor. He was born in Castrogiovanni (Enna), Italy on March 20, 1914 (a Friday) and died in Niagara Falls (NY) on February 7, 2001 (a Wednesday) at the age of 86. He is buried at Mt. Calvary Cemetery (Erie County, New York).
      • Niagara Falls is located 28 miles [45.1 km] to the northwest of Alden Center.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Thomas J. Cottonaro<4>
    • Tom Day     (Professional football)
      • Full name: Thomas Frederick Day
      • Professional football. He was born in Washington, DC on August 20, 1935 (a Tueday) and died in Amherst (NY) on August 21, 2000 (a Monday) at the age of 65. He is buried at Mt. Calvary Cemetery (Erie County, New York).
      • Amherst is located 14 miles [22.5 km] to the west of Alden Center.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Tom Day<4>
    • Michael Fonfara     (Musician)
      • Musician. He was born in Stevensville (ON) on August 11, 1946 (a Sunday) and died in Toronto (ON) on January 8, 2021 (a Friday) at the age of 74. We don't have any burial details.
      • Stevensville is located 26 miles [41.8 km] to the west of Alden Center.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Michael Fonfara<4>
    • Gladys Hulette     (Actress)
    • Warren Hull     (Actor)
      • Full name: John Warren Hull
      • Actor. He was born in Gasport (NY) on January 17, 1903 (a Saturday) and died in Waterbury (CT) on September 14, 1974 (a Saturday) at the age of 71.
      • Gasport is located 20 miles [32.2 km] to the north of Alden Center.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Warren Hull<4>
    • Jim Hurtubise     (Race car driver)
    • Justin Strzelczyk     (Professional football)
    • Franchot Tone     (Oscar nominated actor)
      • Full name: Stanislaus Pascal Franchot Tone
      • Oscar nominated actor. He was born in Niagara Falls (NY) on February 27, 1905 (a Monday) and died on September 18, 1968 (a Wednesday) at the age of 63. The body was cremated.
      • Niagara Falls is located 28 miles [45.1 km] to the northwest of Alden Center.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Franchot Tone<4>
    • Ellen Beach 'Lark Ellen' Yaw     (Opera singer)

How Far From Alden Center to ...

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

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

  • View Our List ...
    • Buffalo, which is the Seat of Erie County and lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<1> to the west. If you could walk a straight line from Alden Center to Buffalo, with an average speed<5> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take most of a day to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take five to six hours.
    • Albany, which is the State Capital of New York, lies 241 miles [387.9 km] to the east (E). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take nearly four hours, a buggy would take 10 days and walking would take 14 days.
    • The White House (Washington, DC) is 287 miles [461.9 km] to the south southeast (SSE). Driving would take four to five hours, a buggy would take 12 days and walking would take 17 days.
    • The shortest distance<6> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 5,787 miles [9,313.3 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<7>
    • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 6,511 miles [10,478.4 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<8>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 4,388 miles [7,061.8 km] and it lies to the east northeast (ENE).<9>

Other Roadside Stops ...

Visit our Community Index for New York

About Erie County

About New York

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Erie County: www.erie.gov/

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- Alden Center) 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 Alden Center. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Alden CenterOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Alden Center. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 42.9111, Longitude: -78.5235    
<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 Alden Center 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 308.501 degrees.
<8>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 304.756 degrees.
<9>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 303.779 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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