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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 Alene, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Alene 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 Alene:
    • 43.012289, -75.736852
    • 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 Alene
  • 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 Alene ...

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.

  • Clockville [Madison County]
  • Cottons [Madison County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cottons
    • Cottons [Madison County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the northwest of Alene
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cottons
  • Five Chimneys Corner [Madison County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Five Chimneys Corner
    • Five Chimneys Corner [Madison County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the east of Alene
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Five Chimneys Corner have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Five Chimneys Corner
  • Five Corners [Madison County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Five Corners
    • Five Corners [Madison County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the northeast of Alene
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Five Corners have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Five Corners
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    • Merrillsville [Madison County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Merrillsville
      • Merrillsville [Madison County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the east of Alene
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Merrillsville have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Merrillsville
    • Nelson [Madison County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Nelson
      • Nelson [Madison County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the south of Alene
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Nelson have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Nelson
    • Scribner Corners [Madison County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Scribner Corners
      • Scribner Corners [Madison County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the northeast of Alene
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Scribner Corners have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Scribner Corners
    • Sulphur Springs [Madison County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sulphur Springs
      • Sulphur Springs [Madison County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the west of Alene
      • Sulphur Springs has also been known as:
      • Chittenango Springs
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sulphur Springs
    • Valley Mills [Madison County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Valley Mills
      • Valley Mills [Madison County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the east of Alene
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Valley Mills

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 Alene. 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 ...
    • John Alderman     (Actor)
    • Mary Raymond Shipman Andrews     (Author)
    • Carmen Basilio     (Professional boxer)
      • Professional boxer. He was born in Canastota (NY) on April 2, 1927 (a Saturday) and died in Rochester (NY) on November 7, 2012 (a Wednesday) at the age of 85. He is buried at St. Agatha Cemetery (Madison County, New York).
      • Canastota is located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the north of Alene.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Carmen Basilio<4>
    • Walter R. Brooks     (Author)
      • Author. He was born in Rome (NY) on January 9, 1886 (a Saturday) and died in Roxbury (NY) on August 17, 1958 (a Sunday) at the age of 72. He is buried at Woodlawn Cemetery (Madison County, New York).
      • Rome is located 20 miles [32.2 km] to the northeast of Alene.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Walter R. Brooks<4>
    • Edward D. 'Eddie' Burke     (Major League Baseball> *~~mlb:<1890/04/19:1897/09/19)
    • Ovid Butler     (Social reformer)
      • Social reformer. He was born in Augusta (NY) on February 7, 1801 (a Saturday) and died in Indianapolis (IN) on July 12, 1881 (a Tueday) at the age of 80. He is buried at Crown Hill Cemetery (Marion County, Indiana).
      • Augusta is located 12 miles [19.3 km] to the east of Alene.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Ovid Butler<4>
    • Eric Carle     (Author)
      • Author. He was born in Syracuse (NY) on June 25, 1929 (a Tueday) and died in Northampton (MA) on May 23, 2021 (a Sunday) at the age of 91. We don't have any burial details.
      • Syracuse is located 20 miles [32.2 km] to the west of Alene.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Eric Carle<4>
    • Ann Carter     (Actress)
    • Herbert Franklin     (Automotive pioneer, inventor, businessman)
      • Full name: Herbert Henry Franklin
      • Automotive pioneer, inventor, businessman. He was born in Lisle (NY) on September 1, 1866 (a Saturday) and died in Syracuse (NY) on July 7, 1956 (a Saturday) at the age of 89. He is buried at Oakwood Cemetery (Onondaga County, New York).
      • Syracuse is located 20 miles [32.2 km] to the west of Alene.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Herbert Franklin<4>
    • Chris Gedney     (Professional football)
      • Full name: Christopher Joseph Gedney
      • Professional football. He was born in Liverpool (NY) on August 9, 1970 (a Sunday) and died in Syracuse (NY) on March 9, 2018 (a Friday) at the age of 47.
      • Liverpool is located 24 miles [38.6 km] to the west of Alene.
      • Syracuse is located 20 miles [32.2 km] to the west of Alene.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Chris Gedney<4>
    • Asa Gray     (Botanist)
      • Botanist. He was born in Sauquoit (NY) on November 18, 1810 (a Sunday) and died in Cambridge (MA) on January 30, 1888 (a Monday) at the age of 77. He is buried at Mt. Auburn Cemetery (Middlesex County, Massachusetts).
      • Sauquoit is located 24 miles [38.6 km] to the east of Alene.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Asa Gray<4>
    • Forbes Heermans     (Author)
      • Author. He was born in Syracuse (NY) on October 25, 1856 (a Saturday) and died in Syracuse (NY) on September 18, 1928 (a Tueday) at the age of 71. He is buried at Oakwood Cemetery (Onondaga County, New York).
      • Syracuse is located 20 miles [32.2 km] to the west of Alene.
      • Syracuse is located 20 miles [32.2 km] to the west of Alene.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Forbes Heermans<4>
    • Louise Henry     (Actress)
      • Born: Jessie Louise Hieman
      • Actress. She was born in Syracuse (NY) on June 14, 1911 (a Wednesday) and died on February 17, 1967 (a Friday) at the age of 55. She is buried at Woodlawn Cemetery (Bronx County, New York).
      • Syracuse is located 20 miles [32.2 km] to the west of Alene.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Louise Henry<4>

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

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

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    • Wampsville, which is the Seat of Madison County and lies just to the North Northeast.
    • Albany, which is the State Capital of New York, lies 102 miles [164.2 km]<1> to the east southeast (ESE). If you could drive a straight line from Alene to Albany, with an average speed<5>of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, it would take less than two hours to make the trip. A comfortable walk of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour would take 6 days. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take three full days.
    • The White House (Washington, DC) is 292 miles [469.9 km] to the south southwest (SSW). 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 5,671 miles [9,126.6 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<7>
    • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 6,390 miles [10,283.7 km] and it lies to the east northeast (ENE).<8>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 4,266 miles [6,865.5 km] and it lies to the east northeast (ENE).<9>

Other Roadside Stops ...

Index of Cities, Towns and Villages for New York

About Madison County

About New York

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Madison County: www.madisoncounty.org/

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 obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Alene) to Point B.Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Alene. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 43.0123, Longitude: -75.7369       In this case, the coordinates for Alene have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<2>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<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>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 Alene 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 306.745 degrees.
<8>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 302.794 degrees.
<9>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 302.411 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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