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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 Benton, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Benton 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 Benton:
    • 42.722013, -77.049413
    • 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 Benton
  • 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 Benton ...

We have found one communities that share the name Benton.

Within New York, the name Benton is unique.

Beyond New York, there is another community also named Benton in the United States.

  • Communities Elsewhere In North America ...
    • Wisconsin
      • Lafayette County
      • This Benton is located in Lafayette County and lies 677 miles [1,089.5 km]<1> to the west of the Benton that is located in Yates County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Benton
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Lafayette County community of Benton.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Benton ...

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.

  • Flint [Ontario County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Flint
    • Flint [Ontario County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the north of Benton
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Flint have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Flint
  • Friend [Yates County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Friend
    • Friend [Yates County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the southwest of Benton
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Friend have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Friend
  • Hall [Ontario County]
  • Havens Corner [Yates County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Havens Corner
    • Havens Corner [Yates County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the west of Benton
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Havens Corner have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Havens Corner
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    • Mays Mills [Yates County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mays Mills
      • Mays Mills [Yates County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the southeast of Benton
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Mays Mills have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mays Mills
    • Mead Corner [Ontario County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mead Corner
      • Mead Corner [Ontario County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the northwest of Benton
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Mead Corner have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mead Corner
    • Pastime Park [Seneca County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pastime Park
      • Pastime Park [Seneca County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the northeast of Benton
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Pastime Park have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pastime Park
    • Potter [Yates County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Potter
      • Potter [Yates County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the west of Benton
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Potter
    • Randall Crossing [Yates County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Randall Crossing
      • Randall Crossing [Yates County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the southeast of Benton
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Randall Crossing have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Randall Crossing
    • Rushville [Yates County]
    • Second Milo [Yates County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Second Milo
      • Second Milo [Yates County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the south of Benton
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Second Milo have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Second Milo
    • Stanley [Ontario County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Stanley
      • Stanley [Ontario County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the north of Benton
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Stanley have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Stanley
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Stanley<3>
    • Willow Grove [Yates County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Willow Grove
      • Willow Grove [Yates County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the south of Benton
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Willow Grove have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Willow Grove

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 Benton. 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 ...
    • Louise Blanchard Bethune     (Architect)
    • Glenn Hammond Curtiss     (Aviation pioneer)
    • Gilbert Emery     (Actor)
      • Born: Gilbert Emery Bensley Pottle
      • Actor. He was born in Naples (NY) on June 11, 1875 (a Friday) and died in Los Angeles (CA) on October 27, 1945 (a Saturday) at the age of 70. He is buried at Rose Ridge Cemetery (Ontario County, New York).
      • Naples is located 19 miles [30.6 km] to the southwest of Benton.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Gilbert Emery<4>
    • Coates Kinney     (Poet)
      • Poet. He was born in Penn Yan (NY) on November 24, 1826 (a Friday) and died in Cincinnati (OH) on January 25, 1904 (a Monday) at the age of 77. He is buried at Miami Cemetery (Warren County, Ohio).
      • Penn Yan is located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the south of Benton.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Coates Kinney<4>
    • 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 28 miles [45.1 km] to the northeast of Benton.
      • Auburn is located 28 miles [45.1 km] to the northeast of Benton.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Michael R. 'Mike' Mansell<4>
    • Lewis Henry Morgan     (Pioneering anthopologist and considered the father of ethnology)
      • Pioneering anthopologist and considered the father of ethnology. He was born in Aurora (NY) on November 21, 1818 (a Saturday) and died in Rochester (NY) on December 17, 1881 (a Saturday) at the age of 63. He is buried at Mt. Hope Cemetery (Monroe County, New York).
      • Aurora is located 17 miles [27.4 km] to the east of Benton.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Lewis Henry Morgan<4>

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

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

  • View Our List ...
    • Penn Yan, which is the Seat of Yates County and lies just to the South.
    • Albany, which is the State Capital of New York, lies 166 miles [267.2 km]<1> to the east (E). If you could drive a straight line from Benton to Albany, with an average speed<5>of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, it would take about three hours to make the trip. A comfortable walk of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour would take 10 days. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take 7 days.
    • The White House (Washington, DC) is 264 miles [424.9 km] to the south (S). Driving would take four to five hours, a buggy would take 11 days and walking would take 15 days.
    • The shortest distance<6> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 5,736 miles [9,231.2 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<7>
    • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 6,457 miles [10,391.5 km] and it lies to the east northeast (ENE).<8>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 4,333 miles [6,973.3 km] and it lies to the east northeast (ENE).<9>

Other Roadside Stops ...

Find a Community in New York

About Yates County

About New York

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

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 '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- Benton) 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 Benton. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from BentonOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Benton. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 42.7220, Longitude: -77.0494       In this case, the coordinates for Benton 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 Benton 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 307.592 degrees.
<8>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 303.702 degrees.
<9>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 303.159 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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