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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 Ashford, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Ashford 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 Ashford:
    • 42.440063, -78.644193
    • 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 Ashford
  • 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 Ashford ...

We have found two communities that share the name Ashford.

Within New York, the name Ashford is unique.

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

  • Communities Elsewhere In North America ...
    • Connecticut
      • Windham County
      • This Ashford is located in Windham County and lies 333 miles [535.9 km]<1> to the east of the Ashford that is located in Cattaraugus County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ashford
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Windham County community of Ashford.
    • Wisconsin
      • Fond du Lac County
      • This Ashford is located in Fond du Lac County and lies 495 miles [796.6 km]<1> to the west northwest of the Ashford that is located in Cattaraugus County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ashford
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Fond du Lac County community of Ashford.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Ashford ...

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.

  • Bird [Cattaraugus County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bird
    • Bird [Cattaraugus County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the southeast of Ashford
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bird
  • Elton [Cattaraugus County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Elton
    • Elton [Cattaraugus County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the east of Ashford
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Elton have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Elton
  • Fowlerville [Erie County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Fowlerville
    • Fowlerville [Erie County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the north of Ashford
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Fowlerville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Fowlerville
  • Fox [Cattaraugus County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Fox
    • Fox [Cattaraugus County] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the south of Ashford
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Fox have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Fox
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    • Lime Lake [Cattaraugus County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lime Lake
      • Lime Lake [Cattaraugus County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the east of Ashford
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lime Lake have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lime Lake
    • Maples [Cattaraugus County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Maples
      • Maples [Cattaraugus County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the southwest of Ashford
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Maples have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Maples
    • Orlando [Cattaraugus County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Orlando
      • Orlando [Cattaraugus County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the south of Ashford
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Orlando have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Orlando
    • Otto [Cattaraugus County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Otto
      • Otto [Cattaraugus County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the southwest of Ashford
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Otto have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Otto
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Otto<3>
    • Plato [Cattaraugus County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Plato
      • Plato [Cattaraugus County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the south of Ashford
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Plato have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Plato
    • Riceville [Cattaraugus County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Riceville
      • Riceville [Cattaraugus County] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the east of Ashford
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Riceville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Riceville
    • Woodside [Erie County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Woodside
      • Woodside [Erie County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the northwest of Ashford
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Woodside have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Woodside
    • Yorkshire [Cattaraugus County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Yorkshire
      • Yorkshire [Cattaraugus County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the northeast of Ashford
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Yorkshire

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 Ashford. 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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    • Charles Callahan     (Actor, writer)
      • Actor, writer. He was born in Olean (New York) on Friday August 2, 1889 and died in Los Angeles (California) on Thursday September 5, 1946 at the age of 57. He is buried at Los Angeles National Cemetery (Los Angeles County, California).
      • Olean is located 27 miles [43.5 km] to the southeast of Ashford.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Charles Callahan<4>
    • Hiram Bond Everest     (Inventor)
      • Inventor. He was born in Pike (New York) on Sunday April 11, 1830 and died in Los Angeles (California) on Wednesday March 5, 1913 at the age of 82. He is buried at Mt. Hope Cemetery (Monroe County, New York).
      • Pike is located 26 miles [41.8 km] to the east of Ashford.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Hiram Bond Everest<4>
    • William Muldoon     (Professional wrestler)
      • Professional wrestler. He was born in Caneadea (New York) on Tueday May 25, 1852 and died in Purchase (New York) on Saturday June 3, 1933 at the age of 81. He is buried at Kensico Cemetery (Westchester County, New York).
      • Caneadea is located 25 miles [40.2 km] to the east of Ashford.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: William Muldoon<4>
    • Monroe Salisbury     (Actor)
      • Actor. He was born in Angola (New York) on Monday May 8, 1876 and died on Tueday August 6, 1935 at the age of 59. He is buried at Angelus Rosedale Cemetery (Los Angeles County, California).
      • Angola is located 23 miles [37 km] to the northwest of Ashford.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Monroe Salisbury<4>
    • Justin Strzelczyk     (Professional football)
      • Professional football. He was born in West Seneca (New York) on Sunday August 18, 1968 and died in Herkimer (New York) on Thursday September 30, 2004 at the age of 36. He is buried at St. Stanislaus RC Cemetery (Erie County, New York).
      • West Seneca is located 27 miles [43.5 km] to the north of Ashford.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Justin Strzelczyk<4>
    • Louis Zamperini     (US Prisoner during World War II, Olympic runner, evangelist)
      • US Prisoner during World War II, Olympic runner, evangelist. He was born in Olean (New York) on Friday January 26, 1917 and died in Los Angeles (California) on Wednesday July 2, 2014 at the age of 97. The body was cremated.
      • Olean is located 27 miles [43.5 km] to the southeast of Ashford.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Louis Zamperini<4>

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

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

  • View Our List ...
    • Little Valley, which is the Seat of Cattaraugus County and lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<1> to the south southwest. If you could walk a straight line from Ashford to Little Valley, 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 four to five hours.
    • Albany, which is the State Capital of New York, lies 248 miles [399.1 km] to the east (E). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take nearly four hours, a buggy would take 10 days and walking would take 14 days.
    • The White House (Washington, DC) is 258 miles [415.2 km] to the south southeast (SSE). 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 5,812 miles [9,353.5 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<7>
    • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 6,535 miles [10,517.1 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<8>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 4,411 miles [7,098.8 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<9>

Other Roadside Stops ...

The Communities of New York

About Cattaraugus County

About New York

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Cattaraugus County: www.co.cattaraugus.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- Ashford) to Point B.

If you need the driving distance, we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Ashford. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Ashford

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Ashford. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 42.4401, Longitude: -78.6442       In this case, the coordinates for Ashford 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 Ashford 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 308.615 degrees.
<8>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 304.812 degrees.
<9>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 304.03 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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