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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 Arkville, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Arkville 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 Arkville:
    • 42.147866, -74.619877
    • 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 Arkville
  • 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 Arkville ...

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.

  • Arena [Delaware County] - Historic
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Arena
    • Arena [Delaware County] was located 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the west of Arkville
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Arena have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
  • Big Indian [Ulster County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Big Indian
    • Big Indian [Ulster County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the east of Arkville
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Big Indian have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Big Indian
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Big Indian<3>
  • Branch [Ulster County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Branch
    • Branch [Ulster County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<1> to the southeast of Arkville
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Branch have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Branch
  • Dunraven [Delaware County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Dunraven
    • Dunraven [Delaware County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the west of Arkville
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Dunraven have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Dunraven
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    • Frost Valley [Ulster County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Frost Valley
      • Frost Valley [Ulster County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<1> to the southeast of Arkville
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Frost Valley have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Frost Valley
    • Hardscrabble [Delaware County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hardscrabble
      • Hardscrabble [Delaware County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<1> to the north of Arkville
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hardscrabble have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hardscrabble
    • Highmount [Ulster County]
    • Kelly Corners [Delaware County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Kelly Corners
      • Kelly Corners [Delaware County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the northeast of Arkville
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Kelly Corners have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Kelly Corners
    • Lake Delaware [Delaware County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lake Delaware
      • Lake Delaware [Delaware County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<1> to the northwest of Arkville
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lake Delaware have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lake Delaware
    • Mapledale [Ulster County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mapledale
      • Mapledale [Ulster County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the southeast of Arkville
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Mapledale have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mapledale
    • Margaretville [Delaware County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Margaretville
      • Margaretville [Delaware County] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the west of Arkville
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 541 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Margaretville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Margaretville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Margaretville<3>
    • Mosquito Point [Greene County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mosquito Point
      • Mosquito Point [Greene County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<1> to the northeast of Arkville
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Mosquito Point have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mosquito Point

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 Arkville. 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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    • Maude Adams     (Actress)
      • Born: Maude Kiskadden
      • Actress. She was born in Salt Lake City (UT) on November 11, 1872 (a Monday) and died in Tannersville (NY) on July 17, 1953 (a Friday) at the age of 80.
      • Tannersville is located 25 miles [40.2 km] to the east of Arkville.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Maude Adams<4>
    • Walter R. Brooks     (Author)
      • Author. He was born in Rome (NY) on January 9, 1886 (a Saturday) and died in Roxbury (NY) on August 17, 1958 (a Sunday) at the age of 72. He is buried at Woodlawn Cemetery (Madison County, New York).
      • Roxbury is located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the north of Arkville.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Walter R. Brooks<4>
    • Alix Dobkin     (Singer, songwriter, author, activist)
      • Full name: Alix Cecil Dobkin
      • Singer, songwriter, author, activist. He was born on August 16, 1940 (a Friday) and died in Woodstock (NY) on May 19, 2021 (a Wednesday) at the age of 80. We don't have any burial details.
      • Woodstock is located 26 miles [41.8 km] to the east of Arkville.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Alix Dobkin<4>
    • Anton Otto Fischer     (Illustrator)
      • Illustrator. He was born in Regensburg (Germany) on February 23, 1882 (a Thursday) and died in Woodstock (NY) on March 26, 1962 (a Monday) at the age of 80. He is buried at Montrepose Cemetery (Ulster County, New York).
      • Woodstock is located 26 miles [41.8 km] to the east of Arkville.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Anton Otto Fischer<4>
    • Milton Kamen     (Actor, comic)
      • Actor, comic. He was born in Hurleyville (NY) on March 5, 1921 (a Saturday) and died in Beverly Hills (CA) on February 24, 1977 (a Thursday) at the age of 55. He is buried at Eden Memorial Park (Los Angeles County, California).
      • Hurleyville is located 28 miles [45.1 km] to the south of Arkville.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Milton Kamen<4>

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

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

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    • Delhi, which is the Seat of Delaware County and lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<1> to the west northwest. If you could walk a straight line from Arkville to Delhi, with an average speed<5> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take most of a day to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take five to six hours.
    • Albany, which is the State Capital of New York, lies 56 miles [90.1 km] to the northeast (NE). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take less than an hour, a buggy would take over two days and walking would take most of three days.
    • The White House (Washington, DC) is 257 miles [413.6 km] to the south southwest (SSW). Driving would take four to five hours, a buggy would take 10 days and walking would take 15 days.
    • The shortest distance<6> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 5,661 miles [9,110.5 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<7>
    • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 6,374 miles [10,258 km] and it lies to the east northeast (ENE).<8>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 4,250 miles [6,839.7 km] and it lies to the east northeast (ENE).<9>

Mentions & References for Arkville

Find a Community in New York

About Delaware County

About New York

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

The official website for Delaware County: www.co.delaware.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' (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- Arkville) to Point B.Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Arkville. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 42.1479, Longitude: -74.6199       In this case, the coordinates for Arkville 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>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.
<5>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.
<6>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 Arkville to the Middle East to be East and South, the Great Circle Route actually lies to the North and East.
<7>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Jerusalem is 306.154 degrees.
<8>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 301.989 degrees.
<9>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 302.287 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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