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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 Alexander, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Alexander 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 Alexander:
    • 42.902021, -78.259113
    • 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 Alexander
  • 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 Alexander ...

We have found 28 communities that share the name Alexander.

Within New York, the name Alexander is unique.

Beyond New York, we know of another 28 communities that are located throughout in the United States and Canada. Of these 28 communities, 26 are located in the United States and two are in Canada.

  • Communities Elsewhere In North America ...
    • Alabama
      • Sumter County
      • This community is historic<1> and although located in Sumter County, we don't know where within the county.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Sumter County community of Alexander.
    • Alberta
      • This Alexander lies 1,776 miles [2,858.2 km]<2> to the northwest of the Alexander that is located in Genesee County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Alexander
    • Arkansas
      • Greene County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<3> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Arkansas community of Alexander [Greene County].
      • Saline County
      • This Alexander is located in Saline County and lies 951 miles [1,530.5 km]<2> to the west southwest of the Alexander that is located in Genesee County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Alexander
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Saline County community of Alexander.
    • Colorado
      • Lake County
      • This community is historic<1> and although located in Lake County, we don't know where within the county.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Lake County community of Alexander.
    • Georgia
      • Burke County
      • This Alexander is located in Burke County and lies 709 miles [1,141 km]<2> to the south southwest of the Alexander that is located in Genesee County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Alexander
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Burke County community of Alexander.
      • Paulding County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<3> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Georgia community of Alexander [Paulding County].
    • Idaho
      • Caribou County
      • This Alexander is located in Caribou County and lies 1,684 miles [2,710.1 km]<2> to the west of the Alexander that is located in Genesee County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Alexander
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Caribou County community of Alexander.
    • Illinois
      • Kane County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<3> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Illinois community of Alexander [Kane County].
      • Morgan County
      • This Alexander is located in Morgan County and lies 648 miles [1,042.9 km]<2> to the west southwest of the Alexander that is located in Genesee County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Alexander
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Morgan County community of Alexander.
    • Iowa
      • Franklin County
      • This Alexander is located in Franklin County and lies 769 miles [1,237.6 km]<2> to the west of the Alexander that is located in Genesee County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Alexander
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Franklin County community of Alexander.
    • Kansas
      • Douglas County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<3> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Kansas community of Alexander [Douglas County].
      • Rush County
      • This Alexander is located in Rush County and lies 1,152 miles [1,854 km]<2> to the west of the Alexander that is located in Genesee County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Alexander
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Rush County community of Alexander.
    • Kentucky
      • Allen County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<3> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Kentucky community of Alexander [Allen County].
      • Fulton County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information. For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Kentucky community of Alexander [Fulton County].
    • Maine
      • Washington County
      • This Alexander is located in Washington County and lies 556 miles [894.8 km]<2> to the east northeast of the Alexander that is located in Genesee County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Alexander
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Washington County community of Alexander.
    • Manitoba
      • This Alexander lies 1,148 miles [1,847.5 km]<2> to the west northwest of the Alexander that is located in Genesee County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Alexander
    • Michigan
      • Chippewa County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<3> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Michigan community of Alexander [Chippewa County].
      • Crawford County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information. For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Michigan community of Alexander [Crawford County].
    • Mississippi
      • Issaquena County
      • This community is historic<1> and we have very little information. For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Mississippi community of Alexander [Issaquena County].
    • Nevada
      • Elko County
      • This community is historic<1> and although located in Elko County, we don't know where within the county.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Elko County community of Alexander.
    • North Carolina
      • Buncombe County
      • This Alexander is located in Buncombe County and lies 549 miles [883.5 km]<2> to the south southwest of the Alexander that is located in Genesee County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Alexander
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Buncombe County community of Alexander.
    • North Dakota
      • McKenzie County
      • This Alexander is located in McKenzie County and lies 1,271 miles [2,045.5 km]<2> to the west northwest of the Alexander that is located in Genesee County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Alexander
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the McKenzie County community of Alexander.
    • Ohio
      • Athens County
      • This community is historic<1> and although located in Athens County, we don't know where within the county.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Athens County community of Alexander.
      • Cuyahoga County
      • This Alexander is located in Cuyahoga County and lies 201 miles [323.5 km]<2> to the west southwest of the Alexander that is located in Genesee County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Alexander
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Cuyahoga County community of Alexander.
    • South Carolina
      • Pickens County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<3> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the South Carolina community of Alexander [Pickens County].
    • Texas
      • Erath County
      • This Alexander is located in Erath County and lies 1,319 miles [2,122.7 km]<2> to the west southwest of the Alexander that is located in Genesee County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Alexander
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Erath County community of Alexander.
    • West Virginia
      • Upshur County
      • This Alexander is located in Upshur County and lies 302 miles [486 km]<2> to the south southwest of the Alexander that is located in Genesee County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Alexander
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Upshur County community of Alexander.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Alexander ...

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.

  • Beehive Crossing [Wyoming County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Beehive Crossing
    • Beehive Crossing [Wyoming County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<2> to the southeast of Alexander
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Beehive Crossing have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Beehive Crossing
  • Brick House Corners [Genesee County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Brick House Corners
    • Brick House Corners [Genesee County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<2> to the northwest of Alexander
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Brick House Corners have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Brick House Corners
  • Bushville [Genesee County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bushville
    • Bushville [Genesee County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<2> to the north of Alexander
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bushville
  • Cookville [Genesee County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cookville
    • Cookville [Genesee County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<2> to the northwest of Alexander
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cookville have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cookville
  • Continue List   (8 more) ...
    • Dale [Wyoming County]
    • Dutch Flats [Wyoming County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Dutch Flats
      • Dutch Flats [Wyoming County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<2> to the south of Alexander
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Dutch Flats have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Dutch Flats
    • Fargo [Genesee County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Fargo
      • Fargo [Genesee County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<2> to the west of Alexander
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Fargo have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Fargo
    • Little Canada [Genesee County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Little Canada
      • Little Canada [Genesee County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<2> to the northeast of Alexander
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Little Canada have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Little Canada
    • Longwood [Genesee County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Longwood
      • Longwood [Genesee County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<2> to the northwest of Alexander
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Longwood have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Longwood
    • Millers Crossing [Wyoming County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Millers Crossing
      • Millers Crossing [Wyoming County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<2> to the southeast of Alexander
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Millers Crossing have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Millers Crossing
    • Suicide Corners [Genesee County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Suicide Corners
      • Suicide Corners [Genesee County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<2> to the east of Alexander
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Suicide Corners have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Suicide Corners
    • Texaco Town [Genesee County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Texaco Town
      • Texaco Town [Genesee County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<2> to the east of Alexander
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Texaco Town have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Texaco Town

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 Alexander. 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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    • Francis Bellamy     (Author who wrote the 'Pledge of Allegiance')
      • Author who wrote the 'Pledge of Allegiance'. He was born in Mount Morris (New York) on Friday May 18, 1855 and died in Tampa (Florida) on Friday August 28, 1931 at the age of 76. He is buried at Rome Cemetery (Oneida County, New York).
      • Mount Morris is located 23 miles [37 km] to the southeast of Alexander.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Francis Bellamy<6>
    • Emma Lampert Cooper     (Artist)
      • Artist. She was born in Nunda (New York) on Saturday February 24, 1855 and died in Pittsford (New York) on Friday July 30, 1920 at the age of 65. She is buried at Mt. Hope Cemetery (Monroe County, New York).
      • Nunda is located 27 miles [43.5 km] to the southeast of Alexander.
      • Pittsford is located 39 miles [62.8 km] to the east of Alexander.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Emma Lampert Cooper<6>
    • Tom Day     (Professional football)
      • Professional football. He was born in Washington, DC on Tueday August 20, 1935 and died in Amherst (New York) on Monday August 21, 2000 at the age of 65. He is buried at Mt. Calvary Cemetery (Erie County, New York).
      • Amherst is located 27 miles [43.5 km] to the west of Alexander.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Tom Day<6>
    • Hiram Bond Everest     (Inventor)
      • Inventor. He was born in Pike (New York) on Sunday April 11, 1830 and died in Los Angeles (California) on Wednesday March 5, 1913 at the age of 82. He is buried at Mt. Hope Cemetery (Monroe County, New York).
      • Pike is located 24 miles [38.6 km] to the south of Alexander.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Hiram Bond Everest<6>
    • Warren Hull     (Actor)
      • Actor. He was born in Gasport (New York) on Saturday January 17, 1903 and died in Waterbury (Connecticut) on Saturday September 14, 1974 at the age of 71.
      • Gasport is located 25 miles [40.2 km] to the northwest of Alexander.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Warren Hull<6>
    • George Baldwin Selden     (Inventor)
      • Inventor. He was born in Clarkson (New York) on Monday September 14, 1846 and died in Rochester (New York) on Tueday January 17, 1922 at the age of 75. He is buried at Mt. Hope Cemetery (Monroe County, New York).
      • Clarkson is located 28 miles [45.1 km] to the northeast of Alexander.
      • Rochester is located 37 miles [59.5 km] to the northeast of Alexander.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: George Baldwin Selden<6>
    • Justin Strzelczyk     (Professional football)
      • Professional football. He was born in West Seneca (New York) on Sunday August 18, 1968 and died in Herkimer (New York) on Thursday September 30, 2004 at the age of 36. He is buried at St. Stanislaus RC Cemetery (Erie County, New York).
      • West Seneca is located 25 miles [40.2 km] to the west of Alexander.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Justin Strzelczyk<6>
    • Frances E. Willard     (Social reformer)
      • Social reformer. She was born in Churchville (New York) on Saturday September 28, 1839 and died in New York Mills (New York) on Thursday February 17, 1898 at the age of 58. She is buried at Rosehill Cemetery (Cook County, Illinois).
      • Churchville is located 23 miles [37 km] to the northeast of Alexander.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Frances E. Willard<6>

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

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

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    • Batavia, which is the Seat of Genesee County and lies just to the North Northeast.
    • Albany, which is the State Capital of New York, lies 228 miles [366.9 km]<2> to the east (E). If you could drive a straight line from Alexander to Albany, with an average speed<7>of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, it would take nearly four hours to make the trip. A comfortable walk of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour would take 13 days. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take 9 days.
    • The White House (Washington, DC) is 283 miles [455.4 km] to the south southeast (SSE). Driving would take four to five hours, a buggy would take 11 days and walking would take 16 days.
    • The shortest distance<8> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 5,777 miles [9,297.2 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<9>
    • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 6,501 miles [10,462.3 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<10>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 4,377 miles [7,044.1 km] and it lies to the east northeast (ENE).<11>

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

The official website for Genesee County: www.co.genesee.ny.us/

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

Footnotes ...

<1>We use the term 'Historic' broadly and it generally means that the community no longer exists. However, it can also mean that the community might still exist, but was significantly larger or had a more 'official' existence in the past than it does now. Unfortunately our sources of data have proven to be unreliable. If you can provide us with more specific information about Alexander, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.
<2>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a '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- Alexander) to Point B.

If you need the driving distance, we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Alexander. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Alexander

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Alexander. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 42.9020, Longitude: -78.2591       In this case, the coordinates for Alexander have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<3>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 Alexander 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.
<4>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.
<5>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<6>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.
<7>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.
<8>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 Alexander to the Middle East to be East and South, the Great Circle Route actually lies to the North and East.
<9>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Jerusalem is 308.335 degrees.
<10>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 304.568 degrees.
<11>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 303.657 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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