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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 Amboy, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Amboy 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 Amboy:
    • 43.069511, -76.272429
    • 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 Amboy
  • 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 Amboy ...

We have found seventeen communities that share the name Amboy.

Within New York, the name Amboy is unique.

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

  • Communities Elsewhere In North America ...
    • Arkansas
      • Pulaski County
      • This Amboy is located in Pulaski County and lies 1,029 miles [1,656 km]<1> to the west southwest of the Amboy that is located in Onondaga County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Amboy
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Pulaski County community of Amboy.
    • California
      • San Bernardino County
      • This Amboy is located in San Bernardino County and lies 2,181 miles [3,510 km]<1> to the west of the Amboy that is located in Onondaga County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Amboy
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the San Bernardino County community of Amboy.
    • Georgia
      • Turner County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<2> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Georgia community of Amboy [Turner County].
      • Wilcox 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 Georgia community of Amboy [Wilcox County].
    • Illinois
      • Lee County
      • This Amboy is located in Lee County and lies 673 miles [1,083.1 km]<1> to the west of the Amboy that is located in Onondaga County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Amboy
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Lee County community of Amboy.
    • Indiana
      • Miami County
      • This Amboy is located in Miami County and lies 524 miles [843.3 km]<1> to the west southwest of the Amboy that is located in Onondaga County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Amboy
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Miami County community of Amboy.
    • Iowa
      • Jasper County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<2> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Iowa community of Amboy [Jasper County].
    • Kansas
      • Rooks County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<2> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Kansas community of Amboy [Rooks County].
    • Michigan
      • Hillsdale County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<2> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Michigan community of Amboy [Hillsdale County].
    • Minnesota
      • Blue Earth County
      • This Amboy is located in Blue Earth County and lies 896 miles [1,442 km]<1> to the west of the Amboy that is located in Onondaga County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Amboy
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Blue Earth County community of Amboy.
      • Otter Tail County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<2> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Minnesota community of Amboy [Otter Tail County].
    • Nebraska
      • Webster County
      • This Amboy is located in Webster County and lies 1,159 miles [1,865.2 km]<1> to the west of the Amboy that is located in Onondaga County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Amboy
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Webster County community of Amboy.
    • North Carolina
      • Chowan County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<2> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the North Carolina community of Amboy [Chowan County].
    • Ohio
      • Ashtabula County
      • This Amboy is located in Ashtabula County and lies 234 miles [376.6 km]<1> to the west southwest of the Amboy that is located in Onondaga County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Amboy
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Ashtabula County community of Amboy.
    • South Dakota
      • Sanborn County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<2> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the South Dakota community of Amboy [Sanborn County].
    • Washington
      • Clark County
      • This Amboy is located in Clark County and lies 2,250 miles [3,621 km]<1> to the west northwest of the Amboy that is located in Onondaga County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Amboy
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Clark County community of Amboy.
    • West Virginia
      • Preston County
      • This Amboy is located in Preston County and lies 308 miles [495.7 km]<1> to the southwest of the Amboy that is located in Onondaga County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Amboy
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Preston County community of Amboy.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Amboy ...

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.

  • Cold Springs [Onondaga County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cold Springs
    • Cold Springs [Onondaga County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the north of Amboy
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cold Springs have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cold Springs
  • Elmcrest [Onondaga County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Elmcrest
    • Elmcrest [Onondaga County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the north of Amboy
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Elmcrest have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Elmcrest
  • Garden Terrace [Onondaga County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Garden Terrace
    • Garden Terrace [Onondaga County] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the northwest of Amboy
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Garden Terrace have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Garden Terrace
  • Kellys Corners [Onondaga County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Kellys Corners
    • Kellys Corners [Onondaga County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the south of Amboy
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Kellys Corners have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Kellys Corners
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    • Liverpool [Onondaga County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Liverpool
      • Liverpool [Onondaga County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the northeast of Amboy
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,394 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Liverpool
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Liverpool<4>
    • Long Branch [Onondaga County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Long Branch
      • Long Branch [Onondaga County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the northeast of Amboy
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Long Branch have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Long Branch
    • Orchard Village [Onondaga County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Orchard Village
      • Orchard Village [Onondaga County] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the south of Amboy
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Orchard Village have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Orchard Village
    • Parson Farms [Onondaga County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Parson Farms
      • Parson Farms [Onondaga County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the south of Amboy
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Parson Farms have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Parson Farms
    • Pleasant View [Onondaga County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pleasant View
      • Pleasant View [Onondaga County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the northeast of Amboy
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Pleasant View have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pleasant View
    • Red Rock [Onondaga County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Red Rock
      • Red Rock [Onondaga County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the north of Amboy
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Red Rock have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Red Rock
    • Split Rock [Onondaga County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Split Rock
      • Split Rock [Onondaga County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the southeast of Amboy
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Split Rock have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Split Rock
    • Stanley Manor [Onondaga County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Stanley Manor
      • Stanley Manor [Onondaga County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the south of Amboy
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Stanley Manor have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Stanley Manor

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 Amboy. 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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    • 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 26 miles [41.8 km] to the east of Amboy.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Carmen Basilio<5>
    • 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 6 miles [9.7 km] to the east of Amboy.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Eric Carle<5>
    • Ann Carter     (Actress)
    • William H. 'Dad' Clarke     (Major League Baseball> *~~mlb:<1888/04/23:1898/10/15)
      • Major League Baseball> *~~mlb:<1888/04/23:1898/10/15. He was born in Oswego (NY) on January 7, 1865 (a Saturday) and died in Lorain (OH) on June 3, 1911 (a Saturday) at the age of 46. He is buried at Calvary Cemetery (Lorain County, Ohio).
      • Oswego is located 29 miles [46.7 km] to the northwest of Amboy.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: William H. 'Dad' Clarke<5>
    • Millard Fillmore     (13th President of the US (1850 - 1853))
      • 13th President of the US (1850 - 1853). He was born in Summer Hill (NY) on January 7, 1800 (a Tueday) and died in Buffalo (NY) on March 8, 1874 (a Sunday) at the age of 74. He is buried at Forest Lawn Cemetery (Erie County, New York).
      • Summer Hill is located 29 miles [46.7 km] to the south of Amboy.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Millard Fillmore<5>
    • 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 6 miles [9.7 km] to the east of Amboy.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Herbert Franklin<5>
    • 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 4 miles [6.4 km] to the northeast of Amboy.
      • Syracuse is located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the east of Amboy.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Chris Gedney<5>
    • 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 6 miles [9.7 km] to the east of Amboy.
      • Syracuse is located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the east of Amboy.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Forbes Heermans<5>
    • 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 6 miles [9.7 km] to the east of Amboy.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Louise Henry<5>
    • Michael Andrew 'Peanuts' Hucko     (Musician)
    • Michael R. 'Mike' Mansell     (Major League Baseball> *~~mlb:<1879/05/01:1884/10/15)
      • Major League Baseball> *~~mlb:<1879/05/01:1884/10/15. He was born in Auburn (NY) on January 15, 1858 (a Friday) and died in Auburn (NY) on December 4, 1902 (a Thursday) at the age of 44. He is buried at St. Josephs Cemetery (Cayuga County, New York).
      • Auburn is located 17 miles [27.4 km] to the southwest of Amboy.
      • Auburn is located 17 miles [27.4 km] to the southwest of Amboy.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Michael R. 'Mike' Mansell<5>

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

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

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    • Syracuse, which is the Seat of Onondaga County and lies just to the East Southeast.
    • Albany, which is the State Capital of New York, lies 130 miles [209.2 km]<1> to the east southeast (ESE). If you could drive a straight line from Amboy to Albany, with an average speed<6>of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, it would take less than three hours to make the trip. A comfortable walk of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour would take 8 days. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take 5 days.
    • The White House (Washington, DC) is 290 miles [466.7 km] to the south (S). Driving would take four to five hours, a buggy would take 12 days and walking would take 17 days.
    • The shortest distance<7> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 5,690 miles [9,157.2 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<8>
    • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 6,411 miles [10,317.5 km] and it lies to the east northeast (ENE).<9>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 4,286 miles [6,897.6 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 Amboy. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

The official website for Onondaga County: www.ongov.net/

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 drawn from Point A (ie- Amboy) to Point B.Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Amboy. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 43.0695, Longitude: -76.2724       In this case, the coordinates for Amboy have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<2>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 Amboy 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.
<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>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<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 Amboy 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 307.072 degrees.
<9>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 303.172 degrees.
<10>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 302.639 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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