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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 Balmville, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Balmville 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 Balmville:
    • 41.534816, -74.014863
    • 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 Balmville
  • 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 Balmville ...

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.

  • Castle Point [Dutchess County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Castle Point
    • Castle Point [Dutchess County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the east of Balmville
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Castle Point have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Castle Point
  • Cedar Cliff [Orange County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cedar Cliff
    • Cedar Cliff [Orange County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the northeast of Balmville
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cedar Cliff have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cedar Cliff
  • Dutchess Junction [Dutchess County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Dutchess Junction
    • Dutchess Junction [Dutchess County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the southeast of Balmville
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Dutchess Junction have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Dutchess Junction
  • Fishkill Landing [Dutchess County] - Historic
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Fishkill Landing
    • Fishkill Landing [Dutchess County] was located less than 2 miles<1> to the southeast of Balmville
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Fishkill Landing have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Fostertown [Orange County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Fostertown
      • Fostertown [Orange County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the northwest of Balmville
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Fostertown have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Fostertown
    • Groveville [Dutchess County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Groveville
      • Groveville [Dutchess County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the east of Balmville
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Groveville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Groveville
    • Meadow Winds [Orange County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Meadow Winds
      • Meadow Winds [Orange County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the west of Balmville
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Meadow Winds have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Meadow Winds
    • Middle Hope [Orange County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Middle Hope
      • Middle Hope [Orange County] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the north of Balmville
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Middle Hope have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Middle Hope
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Middle Hope<3>
    • Orange Lake [Orange County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Orange Lake
      • Orange Lake [Orange County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the west of Balmville
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Orange Lake have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Orange Lake
    • Vails Gate [Orange County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Vails Gate
      • Vails Gate [Orange County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the south of Balmville
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Vails Gate have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Vails Gate
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Vails Gate<3>
    • Vails Gate Junction [Orange County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Vails Gate Junction
      • Vails Gate Junction [Orange County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the southwest of Balmville
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Vails Gate Junction have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Vails Gate Junction

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 Balmville. 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 ...
    • Slim Aarons     (Photographer)
      • Photographer. He was born on October 29, 1916 (a Sunday) and died in Montrose (NY) on May 23, 2006 (a Tueday) at the age of 89. He is buried at Mt. Auburn Cemetery (Middlesex County, Massachusetts).
      • Montrose is located 19 miles [30.6 km] to the south of Balmville.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Slim Aarons<4>
    • Frank Abbundando     (Crime figure)
      • Crime figure. He was born on July 11, 1910 (a Monday) and died in Ossining (NY) on February 19, 1942 (a Thursday) at the age of 31. He is buried at St. John RC Cemetery (Queens County, New York).
      • Ossining is located 26 miles [41.8 km] to the south of Balmville.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Frank Abbundando<4>
    • Maryanne Amacher     (Composer)
      • Composer. She was born in Kane (PA) on February 25, 1938 (a Friday) and died in Rhinebeck (NY) on October 22, 2009 (a Thursday) at the age of 71. She is buried at Montrepose Cemetery (Ulster County, New York).
      • Rhinebeck is located 27 miles [43.5 km] to the north of Balmville.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Maryanne Amacher<4>
    • Timothy Shay Arthur     (Author)
    • Brooke Astor     (Philanthropist)
      • Born: Roberta Brooke Russell
      • Philanthropist. She was born in Portsmouth (NH) on March 30, 1902 (a Sunday) and died in Briarcliff Manor (NY) on August 13, 2007 (a Monday) at the age of 105. She is buried at Sleepy Hollow Cemetery (Westchester County, New York).
      • Briarcliff Manor is located 28 miles [45.1 km] to the south of Balmville.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Brooke Astor<4>
    • Frank F. Bahret     (Major League Baseball> *~~mlb:<1884/04/17:1884/04/22)
      • Major League Baseball> *~~mlb:<1884/04/17:1884/04/22. He was born in Poughkeepsie (NY) in 1858 and died in Poughkeepsie (NY) on March 30, 1888 (a Friday). He is buried at Poughkeepsie Rural Cemetery (Dutchess County, New York).
      • Poughkeepsie is located 12 miles [19.3 km] to the north of Balmville.
      • Poughkeepsie is located 12 miles [19.3 km] to the north of Balmville.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Frank F. Bahret<4>
    • Holbrook Blinn     (Actor)
    • Ann Blyth     (Oscar nominated actress)
      • Full name: Ann Marie Blyth
      • Oscar nominated actress. She was born in Mount Kisco (NY) on August 16, 1928 (a Thursday)
      • Mount Kisco is located 27 miles [43.5 km] to the southeast of Balmville.
    • Peter Bogdanovich     (Director, writer, actor, producer)
      • Director, writer, actor, producer. He was born in Kingston (NY) on July 30, 1939 (a Sunday) and died in Los Angeles (CA) on January 6, 2022 (a Thursday) at the age of 82. The body was cremated.
      • Kingston is located 27 miles [43.5 km] to the north of Balmville.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Peter Bogdanovich<4>
    • Jane Matilda Bolin     (Jurist)
    • Eugene Booth, Jr.     (Physicist)
    • Eugene Booth, Jr.     (Physicist)
    • Herbert Theodore 'Buttons' Briggs     (Major League Baseball> *~~mlb:<1896/04/23:1905/09/25)

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

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

  • View Our List ...
    • Goshen, which is the Seat of Orange County and lies 18 miles [29 km]<1> to the west southwest. If you could walk a straight line from Balmville to Goshen, with an average speed<5> 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 five to six hours.
    • Albany, which is the State Capital of New York, lies 78 miles [125.5 km] to the north (N). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take less than two hours, a buggy would take most of three days and walking would take 5 days.
    • The White House (Washington, DC) is 241 miles [387.9 km] to the southwest (SW). Driving would take nearly four hours, a buggy would take 10 days and walking would take 14 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 6,370 miles [10,251.5 km] and it lies to the east northeast (ENE).<8>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 4,246 miles [6,833.3 km] and it lies to the east northeast (ENE).<9>

Other Roadside Stops ...

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About Orange County

About New York

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Orange County: www.co.orange.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 drawn from Point A (ie- Balmville) to Point B.If you need the driving distance (or directions), we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Balmville. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from BalmvilleOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Balmville. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 41.5348, Longitude: -74.0149       In this case, the coordinates for Balmville 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 Balmville 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 305.857 degrees.
<8>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 301.555 degrees.
<9>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 302.295 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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