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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 Alexandria Center, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Alexandria 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 Alexandria Center:
    • 44.307552, -75.876062
    • 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 Alexandria 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 Alexandria 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.

  • Douglas Crossing [Jefferson County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Douglas Crossing
    • Douglas Crossing [Jefferson County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the south of Alexandria Center
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Douglas Crossing have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Douglas Crossing
  • Ebenezer
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ebenezer
    • Ebenezer lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the northwest of Alexandria Center
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ebenezer
  • Fineview [Jefferson County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Fineview
    • Fineview [Jefferson County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the west of Alexandria Center
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Fineview have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Fineview
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Fineview<3>
  • Fishers Landing [Jefferson County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Fishers Landing
    • Fishers Landing [Jefferson County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the west of Alexandria Center
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Fishers Landing have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Fishers Landing
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Fishers Landing<3>
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    • Front of Escott
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Front of Escott
      • Front of Escott lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the northwest of Alexandria Center
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Front of Escott came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<4>
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Front of Escott
    • Goose Bay [Jefferson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Goose Bay
      • Goose Bay [Jefferson County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the north of Alexandria Center
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Goose Bay have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Goose Bay
    • Holland
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Holland
      • Holland lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the northwest of Alexandria Center
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Holland came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<4>
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Holland
    • Moore Landing [Jefferson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Moore Landing
      • Moore Landing [Jefferson County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the west of Alexandria Center
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Moore Landing have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Moore Landing
    • Narrows
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Narrows
      • Narrows lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the north of Alexandria Center
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Narrows came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<4>
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Narrows
    • Orleans Four Corners [Jefferson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Orleans Four Corners
      • Orleans Four Corners [Jefferson County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the south of Alexandria Center
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Orleans Four Corners have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Orleans Four Corners
    • Rockport
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rockport
      • Rockport lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the northwest of Alexandria Center
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Rockport came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<4>
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rockport
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Rockport<3>
    • Thousand Island Park [Jefferson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Thousand Island Park
      • Thousand Island Park [Jefferson County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the west of Alexandria Center
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Thousand Island Park have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Thousand Island Park
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Thousand Island Park<3>

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 Alexandria 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 ...
    • Eugenie Besserer     (Actress)
      • Actress. She was born in Watertown (New York) on Friday December 25, 1868 and died in Los Angeles (California) on Monday May 28, 1934 at the age of 65. She is buried at Calvary Cemetery (Los Angeles County, California).
      • Watertown is located 23 miles [37 km] to the south of Alexandria Center.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Eugenie Besserer<5>
    • Scotty Mattraw     (Actor)
      • Actor. He was born in Evans Mills (New York) on Tueday October 19, 1880 and died in Hollywood (California) on Saturday November 9, 1946 at the age of 66. He is buried at Inglewood Park Cemetery (Los Angeles County, California).
      • Evans Mills is located 15 miles [24.1 km] to the south of Alexandria Center.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Scotty Mattraw<5>
    • Tommy Ryan     (Professional boxer)
      • Professional boxer. He was born in Redwood (New York) on Thursday March 31, 1870 and died in Van Nuys (California) on Tueday August 3, 1948 at the age of 78. He is buried at Inglewood Park Cemetery (Los Angeles County, California).
      • Redwood is located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the east of Alexandria Center.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Tommy Ryan<5>
    • Mary Wiseman See     (Candy maker, Founder of See's Candy)
      • Candy maker, Founder of See's Candy. She was born on Saturday September 16, 1854 and died in Gananoque (Ontario) on Monday July 31, 1939 at the age of 84. She is buried at Willow Bank Cemetery (Leeds and Grenville County, Ontario).
      • Gananoque is located 14 miles [22.5 km] to the west of Alexandria Center.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Mary Wiseman See<5>

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

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

  • View Our List ...
    • Watertown, which is the Seat of Jefferson County and lies 23 miles [37 km]<1> to the south. If you could walk a straight line from Alexandria Center to Watertown, with an average speed<6> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take just about two full days 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 155 miles [249.4 km] to the southeast (SE). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take less than three hours, a buggy would take 6 days and walking would take 9 days.
    • The White House (Washington, DC) is 378 miles [608.3 km] to the south (S). Driving would take most of a day, a buggy would take 15 days and walking would take 22 days.
    • The shortest distance<7> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 5,623 miles [9,049.3 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<8>
    • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 6,348 miles [10,216.1 km] and it lies to the east northeast (ENE).<9>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 4,224 miles [6,797.9 km] and it lies to the east northeast (ENE).<10>

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Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Jefferson County: www.co.jefferson.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' distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Alexandria Center) to Point B.Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Alexandria Center. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 44.3076, Longitude: -75.8761       In this case, the coordinates for Alexandria Center 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>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<4>If we have found a location and have questions about the accuracy of our information, we will simply say that the marker is 'in the vicinity'. We are not confident about the location and the position of our marker is only a rough guide. If we have too many doubts about the location, we will not include it in our database.
<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 Alexandria Center 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 306.682 degrees.
<9>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 302.935 degrees.
<10>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 301.883 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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