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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 Allentown, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Allentown 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 Allentown:
    • 43.325071, -73.954848
    • 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 Allentown
  • 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 Allentown ...

We have found 22 communities that share the name Allentown.

There is one other community in New York which is also named Allentown.

Beyond New York, we know of another 21 communities that are located throughout in the United States.

  • Communities Located In New York ...
    • Allegany County
      • This Allentown is located in Allegany County and lies 225 miles [362.1 km]<1> to the west southwest of the Allentown that is located in Saratoga County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Allentown
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Allegany County community of Allentown.
  • Communities Elsewhere In North America ...
    • Arizona
      • Apache County
      • This Allentown is located in Apache County and lies 1,944 miles [3,128.6 km]<1> to the west of the Allentown that is located in Saratoga County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Allentown
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Apache County community of Allentown.
    • Connecticut
      • Hartford County
      • This community is historic<2> and although located in Hartford County, we don't know where within the county.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Hartford County community of Allentown.
      • Litchfield County
      • This Allentown is located in Litchfield County and lies 125 miles [201.2 km]<1> to the south southeast of the Allentown that is located in Saratoga County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Allentown
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Litchfield County community of Allentown.
    • Florida
      • Santa Rosa County
      • This Allentown is located in Santa Rosa County and lies 1,125 miles [1,810.5 km]<1> to the southwest of the Allentown that is located in Saratoga County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Allentown
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Santa Rosa County community of Allentown.
    • Georgia
      • Wilkinson County
      • This Allentown is located in Wilkinson County and lies 895 miles [1,440.4 km]<1> to the southwest of the Allentown that is located in Saratoga County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Allentown
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Wilkinson County community of Allentown.
    • Illinois
      • Tazewell County
      • This Allentown is located in Tazewell County and lies 814 miles [1,310 km]<1> to the west of the Allentown that is located in Saratoga County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Allentown
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Tazewell County community of Allentown.
    • Mississippi
      • Alcorn County
      • This Allentown is located in Alcorn County and lies 976 miles [1,570.7 km]<1> to the west southwest of the Allentown that is located in Saratoga County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Allentown
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Alcorn County community of Allentown.
    • Montana
      • Lake County
      • This Allentown is located in Lake County and lies 1,945 miles [3,130.2 km]<1> to the west northwest of the Allentown that is located in Saratoga County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Allentown
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Lake County community of Allentown.
    • New Jersey
      • Monmouth 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 New Jersey community of Allentown [Monmouth County].
    • Ohio
      • Allen County
      • This Allentown is located in Allen County and lies 553 miles [890 km]<1> to the west southwest of the Allentown that is located in Saratoga County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Allentown
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Allen County community of Allentown.
      • Clark County
      • This community is historic<2> and although located in Clark County, we don't know where within the county.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Clark County community of Allentown.
      • Fayette 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 Ohio community of Allentown [Fayette County].
      • Scioto County
      • This Allentown is located in Scioto County and lies 562 miles [904.5 km] to the west southwest of the Allentown that is located in Saratoga County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Allentown
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Scioto County community of Allentown.
    • Oregon
      • Josephine 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 Oregon community of Allentown [Josephine County].
    • Pennsylvania
      • Allegheny County
      • This Allentown is located in Allegheny County and lies 369 miles [593.8 km]<1> to the west southwest of the Allentown that is located in Saratoga County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Allentown
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Allegheny County community of Allentown.
      • Lehigh County
      • This Allentown is located in Lehigh County and lies 203 miles [326.7 km] to the south southwest of the Allentown that is located in Saratoga County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Allentown
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Lehigh County community of Allentown.
    • South Carolina
      • Georgetown County
      • This Allentown is located in Georgetown County and lies 730 miles [1,174.8 km]<1> to the south southwest of the Allentown that is located in Saratoga County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Allentown
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Georgetown County community of Allentown.
    • Tennessee
      • Carter 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 Allentown [Carter County].
    • Virginia
      • Accomack County
      • This Allentown is located in Accomack County and lies 399 miles [642.1 km]<1> to the south southwest of the Allentown that is located in Saratoga County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Allentown
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Accomack County community of Allentown.
    • Washington
      • King County
      • This Allentown is located in King County and lies 2,321 miles [3,735.3 km]<1> to the west northwest of the Allentown that is located in Saratoga County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Allentown
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the King County community of Allentown.
    • West Virginia
      • Roane County
      • This Allentown is located in Roane County and lies 503 miles [809.5 km]<1> to the southwest of the Allentown that is located in Saratoga County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Allentown
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Roane County community of Allentown.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Allentown ...

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.

  • Bakertown [Warren County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bakertown
    • Bakertown [Warren County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the northwest of Allentown
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Bakertown have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bakertown
  • Beartown [Warren County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Beartown
    • Beartown [Warren County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the east of Allentown
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Beartown have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Beartown
  • Clarkville [Saratoga County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Clarkville
    • Clarkville [Saratoga County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the southwest of Allentown
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Clarkville have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Clarkville
  • Danielstown [Warren County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Danielstown
    • Danielstown [Warren County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the southeast of Allentown
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Danielstown have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Danielstown
  • Continue List   (9 more) ...
    • Day Center [Saratoga County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Day Center
      • Day Center [Saratoga County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the west of Allentown
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Day Center
    • Edinburg [Saratoga County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Edinburg
      • Edinburg [Saratoga County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the southwest of Allentown
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Edinburg have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Edinburg
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Edinburg<5>
    • Fourth Lake [Warren County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Fourth Lake
      • Fourth Lake [Warren County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the east of Allentown
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Fourth Lake have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Fourth Lake
    • Fox Hill [Saratoga County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Fox Hill
      • Fox Hill [Saratoga County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the southwest of Allentown
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Fox Hill have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Fox Hill
    • Harrisburg [Warren County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Harrisburg
      • Harrisburg [Warren County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the northwest of Allentown
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Harrisburg
    • Lake View [Saratoga County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lake View
      • Lake View [Saratoga County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the southwest of Allentown
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lake View have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lake View
    • Overlook [Saratoga County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Overlook
      • Overlook [Saratoga County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the south of Allentown
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Overlook have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Overlook
    • Stony Creek [Warren County]
    • Tenantville [Saratoga County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Tenantville
      • Tenantville [Saratoga County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the west of Allentown
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Tenantville have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Tenantville

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 Allentown. 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 ...
    • Kirk Douglas     (Actor, producer, director, author)
      • Actor, producer, director, author. He was born in Amsterdam (New York) on Saturday December 9, 1916 and died in Beverly Hills (California) on Wednesday February 5, 2020 at the age of 103. He is buried at Westwood Memorial Park (Los Angeles County, California).
      • Amsterdam is located 29 miles [46.7 km] to the southwest of Allentown.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Kirk Douglas<6>
    • Ulysses S. Grant     (18th President of the US (1869 - 1877))
      • 18th President of the US (1869 - 1877). He was born in Point Pleasant (Ohio) on Saturday April 27, 1822 and died in Wilton (New York) on Thursday July 23, 1885 at the age of 63.
      • Wilton is located 14 miles [22.5 km] to the southeast of Allentown.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Ulysses S. Grant<6>
    • Margaret Cynthia Nickloy     (Circus entertainer, actress)
      • Circus entertainer, actress. She was born in Mayfield (New York) on Tueday August 12, 1902 and died in Gloversville (New York) on Saturday April 29, 1961 at the age of 58.
      • Mayfield is located 21 miles [33.8 km] to the southwest of Allentown.
      • Gloversville is located 26 miles [41.8 km] to the southwest of Allentown.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Margaret Cynthia Nickloy<6>
    • Leonard Wells Volk     (Artist)
      • Artist. He was born in Wells (New York) on Friday November 7, 1828 and died in Osceola (Wisconsin) on Monday August 19, 1895 at the age of 66. He is buried at Rosehill Cemetery (Cook County, Illinois).
      • Wells is located 17 miles [27.4 km] to the west of Allentown.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Leonard Wells Volk<6>

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

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

  • View Our List ...
    • Ballston Spa, which is the Seat of Saratoga County and lies 22 miles [35.4 km]<1> to the south southeast. If you could walk a straight line from Allentown to Ballston Spa, with an average speed<7> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take just over a day 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 47 miles [75.6 km] to the south (S). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take less than an hour, a buggy would take most of two days and walking would take about three full days.
    • The White House (Washington, DC) is 345 miles [555.2 km] to the south southwest (SSW). Driving would take five to six hours, a buggy would take 14 days and walking would take 20 days.
    • The shortest distance<8> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 5,586 miles [8,989.8 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<9>
    • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 6,303 miles [10,143.7 km] and it lies to the east northeast (ENE).<10>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 4,178 miles [6,723.8 km] and it lies to the east northeast (ENE).<11>

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Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Saratoga County: www.co.saratoga.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 things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Allentown) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Allentown. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 43.3251, Longitude: -73.9548       In this case, the coordinates for Allentown 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 Allentown, 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 Bird Creek to see Pete ... Bird 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 Allentown 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 Allentown 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 305.602 degrees.
<10>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 301.561 degrees.
<11>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 301.425 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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