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As we travel, we like to pursue some of our interests (such as astronomy and bird watching).

When in Alice, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Alice 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 Alice:
    • 42.020903, -77.613878
    • 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 Alice
  • 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 Alice ...

We found twenty communities that share the name Alice.

Within New York, the name Alice is unique.

Beyond New York, we know of another twenty communities that are located throughout in the United States and Canada. Of these twenty communities, nineteen are located in the United States and one is in Canada.

  • Communities Elsewhere In North America ...
    • Alabama
      • Etowah County
      • This Alice is located in Etowah County and lies 718 miles [1,155.5 km]<1> to the southwest of the Alice that is located in Steuben County.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Etowah County community of Alice.
    • Colorado
      • Clear Creek County
      • This Alice is located in Clear Creek County and lies 1,463 miles [2,354.5 km]<1> to the west of the Alice that is located in Steuben County.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Clear Creek County community of Alice.
      • Gilpin County
      • This community is historic<2> and although located in Gilpin County, we don't know where within the county.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Gilpin County community of Alice.
    • Georgia
      • Pickens County
      • Although located in Pickens County, we don't know the location within the county.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Pickens County community of Alice.
      • Pulaski 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 Alice [Pulaski County].
    • Iowa
      • Linn County
      • This Alice is located in Linn County and lies 720 miles [1,158.7 km]<1> to the west of the Alice that is located in Steuben County.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Linn County community of Alice.
    • Louisiana
      • West Feliciana Parish
      • This Alice is located in West Feliciana Parish and lies 1,076 miles [1,731.7 km]<1> to the southwest of the Alice that is located in Steuben County.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the West Feliciana Parish community of Alice.
    • Mississippi
      • Neshoba County
      • This Alice is located in Neshoba County and lies 895 miles [1,440.4 km]<1> to the southwest of the Alice that is located in Steuben County.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Neshoba County community of Alice.
    • Missouri
      • Texas County
      • This Alice is located in Texas County and lies 839 miles [1,350.2 km]<1> to the west southwest of the Alice that is located in Steuben County.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Texas County community of Alice.
    • Montana
      • Garfield County
      • This community is historic<2> and we have very little information. For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Montana community of Alice [Garfield County].
    • North Carolina
      • Buncombe 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 North Carolina community of Alice [Buncombe County].
    • North Dakota
      • Cass County
      • This Alice is located in Cass County and lies 1,033 miles [1,662.5 km]<1> to the west northwest of the Alice that is located in Steuben County.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Cass County community of Alice.
    • Ohio
      • Gallia County
      • This Alice is located in Gallia County and lies 324 miles [521.4 km]<1> to the southwest of the Alice that is located in Steuben County.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Gallia County community of Alice.
    • Ontario
      • This Alice lies 258 miles [415.2 km]<1> to the north of the Alice that is located in Steuben County.
    • Pennsylvania
      • Westmoreland County
      • This Alice is located in Westmoreland County and lies 165 miles [265.5 km]<1> to the southwest of the Alice that is located in Steuben County.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Westmoreland County community of Alice.
    • South Carolina
      • Anderson 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 Alice [Anderson County].
    • Tennessee
      • Benton 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 Tennessee community of Alice [Benton County].
    • Texas
      • Jim Wells County
      • This Alice is located in Jim Wells County and lies 1,513 miles [2,434.9 km]<1> to the southwest of the Alice that is located in Steuben County.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Jim Wells County community of Alice.
      • Nueces 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 Texas community of Alice [Nueces County].
    • West Virginia
      • Gilmer County
      • This Alice is located in Gilmer County and lies 267 miles [429.7 km]<1> to the southwest of the Alice that is located in Steuben County.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Gilmer County community of Alice.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Alice ...

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.

  • Elmer
    (7 miles [11.3 km] to the south)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Elmer have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Elmer
    • Elmer is located in Potter County (PA)
  • Greenwood
    (8 miles [12.9 km] to the north)
  • Hector
    (10 miles [16.1 km] to the south)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hector
    • Hector is located in Potter County (PA)
  • Independence
    (9 miles [14.5 km] to the northwest)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Independence
    • Independence is located in Allegany County
  • Jasper
    (9 miles [14.5 km] to the northeast)
  • Purple Brook ‑ Historic
    (5 miles [8 km] to the southeast)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Purple Brook have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Purple Brook
    • Purple Brook is located in Tioga County (PA)
  • Rough and Ready
    (6 miles [9.7 km] to the north)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Rough and Ready have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rough and Ready
    • Rough and Ready is located in Steuben County
  • Spring Mills
    (7 miles [11.3 km] to the west)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Spring Mills have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Spring Mills
    • Spring Mills is located in Allegany County
  • Young Hickory
    (2 miles [3.2 km] to the north)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Young Hickory have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Young Hickory
    • Young Hickory is located in Steuben County

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

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

  • Bath, which is the Seat of Steuben County, lies 26 miles [41.8 km]<1> to the north northeast. If you could walk a straight line from Alice to Bath, 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 just over a day.
  • Albany, which is the State Capital of New York, lies 201 miles [323.5 km] to the east northeast (ENE). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take a little over three hours, a buggy would take 8 days and walking would take 12 days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC) is 217 miles [349.2 km] to the south (S). Driving would take nearly four hours, a buggy would take 9 days and walking would take 13 days.
  • The shortest distance<7> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 5,789 miles [9,316.5 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<8>
  • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 6,508 miles [10,473.6 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<9>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 4,383 miles [7,053.8 km] and it lies to the east northeast (ENE).<10>

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

The official website for Steuben County: www.steubencony.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 things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Alice) to Point B.Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Alice. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 42.0209, Longitude: -77.6139       In this case, the coordinates for Alice have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<2>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 Alice, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.
<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 Alice 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 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>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 Alice 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 308.007 degrees.
<9>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 304.059 degrees.
<10>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 303.719 degrees.









 

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