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As we travel, we like to pursue some of our interests (such as astronomy and bird watching).

When in Bloomfield, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Bloomfield 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 Bloomfield:
    • 40.612604, -74.178200
    • 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 Bloomfield
  • 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 Bloomfield ...

We found 51 communities that share the name Bloomfield.

There is one other community in New York which is also named Bloomfield.

Beyond New York, we know of another 50 communities that are located throughout in the United States and Canada. Of these 50 communities, 46 are located in the United States and six are in Canada.

  • Communities Located In New York ...
    • Ontario County
      • This Bloomfield is located in Ontario County and lies 229 miles [368.5 km]<1> to the northwest of the Bloomfield that is located in Richmond County.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Ontario County community of Bloomfield.
  • Communities Elsewhere In North America ...
    • Alabama
      • Madison 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 Alabama community of Bloomfield [Madison County].
    • Arkansas
      • Benton County
      • This Bloomfield is located in Benton County and lies 1,138 miles [1,831.4 km]<1> to the west of the Bloomfield that is located in Richmond County.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Benton County community of Bloomfield.
    • California
      • Sonoma County
      • This Bloomfield is located in Sonoma County and lies 2,566 miles [4,129.6 km]<1> to the west northwest of the Bloomfield that is located in Richmond County.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Sonoma County community of Bloomfield.
    • Connecticut
      • Hartford County
      • This Bloomfield is located in Hartford County and lies 87 miles [140 km]<1> to the northeast of the Bloomfield that is located in Richmond County.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Hartford County community of Bloomfield.
    • Florida
      • Lake 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 Florida community of Bloomfield [Lake County].
    • Illinois
      • Adams County
      • This Bloomfield is located in Adams County and lies 901 miles [1,450 km]<1> to the west of the Bloomfield that is located in Richmond County.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Adams County community of Bloomfield.
      • Edgar County
      • This Bloomfield is located in Edgar County and lies 714 miles [1,149.1 km] to the west of the Bloomfield that is located in Richmond County.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Edgar County community of Bloomfield.
      • Johnson County
      • This Bloomfield is located in Johnson County and lies 816 miles [1,313.2 km] to the west of the Bloomfield that is located in Richmond County.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Johnson County community of Bloomfield.
      • Scott County
      • This Bloomfield is located in Scott County and lies 865 miles [1,392.1 km] to the west of the Bloomfield that is located in Richmond County.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Scott County community of Bloomfield.
    • Indiana
      • Greene County
      • This Bloomfield is located in Greene County and lies 684 miles [1,100.8 km]<1> to the west of the Bloomfield that is located in Richmond County.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Greene County community of Bloomfield.
      • Jay County
      • This Bloomfield is located in Jay County and lies 566 miles [910.9 km] to the west of the Bloomfield that is located in Richmond County.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Jay County community of Bloomfield.
      • Spencer County
      • This Bloomfield is located in Spencer County and lies 712 miles [1,145.9 km] to the west of the Bloomfield that is located in Richmond County.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Spencer County community of Bloomfield.
    • Iowa
      • Davis County
      • This Bloomfield is located in Davis County and lies 953 miles [1,533.7 km]<1> to the west of the Bloomfield that is located in Richmond County.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Davis County community of Bloomfield.
    • Kansas
      • Elk 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 Bloomfield [Elk County].
      • McPherson 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 Kansas community of Bloomfield [McPherson County].
      • Montgomery 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 Kansas community of Bloomfield [Montgomery County].
      • Phillips 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 Kansas community of Bloomfield [Phillips County].
    • Kentucky
      • Nelson County
      • This Bloomfield is located in Nelson County and lies 623 miles [1,002.6 km]<1> to the west southwest of the Bloomfield that is located in Richmond County.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Nelson County community of Bloomfield.
    • Maryland
      • Frederick County
      • This Bloomfield is located in Frederick County and lies 188 miles [302.6 km]<1> to the west southwest of the Bloomfield that is located in Richmond County.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Frederick County community of Bloomfield.
      • Talbot County
      • This Bloomfield is located in Talbot County and lies 162 miles [260.7 km] to the southwest of the Bloomfield that is located in Richmond County.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Talbot County community of Bloomfield.
    • Michigan
      • Oakland County
      • This Bloomfield is located in Oakland County and lies 485 miles [780.5 km]<1> to the west northwest of the Bloomfield that is located in Richmond County.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Oakland County community of Bloomfield.
      • Tuscola 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 Bloomfield [Tuscola County].
    • Minnesota
      • Hennepin 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 Bloomfield [Hennepin County].
    • Mississippi
      • Kemper County
      • This Bloomfield is located in Kemper County and lies 968 miles [1,557.8 km]<1> to the west southwest of the Bloomfield that is located in Richmond County.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Kemper County community of Bloomfield.
      • Neshoba County
      • This Bloomfield is located in Neshoba County and lies 983 miles [1,582 km] to the west southwest of the Bloomfield that is located in Richmond County.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Neshoba County community of Bloomfield.
    • Missouri
      • Carroll County
      • Although located in Carroll County, we don't know the location within the county.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Carroll County community of Bloomfield.
      • Stoddard County
      • This Bloomfield is located in Stoddard County and lies 885 miles [1,424.3 km]<1> to the west of the Bloomfield that is located in Richmond County.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Stoddard County community of Bloomfield.
    • Montana
      • Dawson County
      • This Bloomfield is located in Dawson County and lies 1,585 miles [2,550.8 km]<1> to the west northwest of the Bloomfield that is located in Richmond County.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Dawson County community of Bloomfield.
    • Nebraska
      • Knox County
      • This Bloomfield is located in Knox County and lies 1,215 miles [1,955.4 km]<1> to the west northwest of the Bloomfield that is located in Richmond County.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Knox County community of Bloomfield.
    • New Brunswick
      • This Bloomfield lies 508 miles [817.5 km]<1> to the northeast of the Bloomfield that is located in Richmond County.
    • New Jersey
      • Essex County
      • This Bloomfield is located in Essex County and lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<1> to the north of the Bloomfield that is located in Richmond County.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Essex County community of Bloomfield.
      • Middlesex 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 New Jersey community of Bloomfield [Middlesex County].
    • New Mexico
      • San Juan County
      • This Bloomfield is located in San Juan County and lies 1,830 miles [2,945.1 km]<1> to the west of the Bloomfield that is located in Richmond County.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the San Juan County community of Bloomfield.
    • Newfoundland and Labrador
      • This Bloomfield lies 1,128 miles [1,815.3 km]<1> to the northeast of the Bloomfield that is located in Richmond County.
    • North Carolina
      • Iredell County
      • This Bloomfield is located in Iredell County and lies 494 miles [795 km]<1> to the southwest of the Bloomfield that is located in Richmond County.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Iredell County community of Bloomfield.
    • Nova Scotia
      • This Bloomfield lies 503 miles [809.5 km]<1> to the northeast of the Bloomfield that is located in Richmond County.
    • Ohio
      • Jefferson 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 Ohio community of Bloomfield [Jefferson County].
      • Morrow County
      • This Bloomfield is located in Morrow County and lies 448 miles [721 km]<1> to the west of the Bloomfield that is located in Richmond County.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Morrow County community of Bloomfield.
      • Muskingum County
      • This Bloomfield is located in Muskingum County and lies 399 miles [642.1 km] to the west of the Bloomfield that is located in Richmond County.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Muskingum County community of Bloomfield.
      • Washington County
      • This Bloomfield is located in Washington County and lies 378 miles [608.3 km] to the west of the Bloomfield that is located in Richmond County.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Washington County community of Bloomfield.
    • Oklahoma
      • Bloomfield #1
      • This community is historic<2> and we have little information. For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for Bloomfield.
    • Ontario
      • This Bloomfield lies 280 miles [450.6 km]<1> to the north northwest of the Bloomfield that is located in Richmond County.
    • Pennsylvania
      • Allegheny County
      • This Bloomfield is located in Allegheny County and lies 158 miles [254.3 km]<1> to the west of the Bloomfield that is located in Richmond County.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Allegheny County community of Bloomfield.
      • Crawford 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 Pennsylvania community of Bloomfield [Crawford County].
    • Prince Edward Island
      • This Bloomfield lies 652 miles [1,049.3 km]<1> to the northeast of the Bloomfield that is located in Richmond County.
    • South Dakota
      • Spink County
      • This Bloomfield is located in Spink County and lies 1,241 miles [1,997.2 km]<1> to the west northwest of the Bloomfield that is located in Richmond County.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Spink County community of Bloomfield.
    • Texas
      • Cooke County
      • This Bloomfield is located in Cooke County and lies 1,347 miles [2,167.8 km]<1> to the west southwest of the Bloomfield that is located in Richmond County.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Cooke County community of Bloomfield.
    • Vermont
      • Essex County
      • This Bloomfield is located in Essex County and lies 313 miles [503.7 km]<1> to the north northeast of the Bloomfield that is located in Richmond County.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Essex County community of Bloomfield.
    • Virginia
      • Loudoun County
      • This Bloomfield is located in Loudoun County and lies 221 miles [355.7 km]<1> to the west southwest of the Bloomfield that is located in Richmond County.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Loudoun County community of Bloomfield.
    • Wisconsin
      • Walworth County
      • Although located in Walworth County, we don't know the location within the county.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Walworth County community of Bloomfield.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Bloomfield ...

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.

  • Bulls Head
    (Less than 2 miles to the southeast)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Bulls Head have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bulls Head
    • Bulls Head is located in Richmond County
  • Chrome
    (3 miles [4.8 km] to the southwest)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Chrome have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Chrome
    • Chrome is located in Middlesex County (NJ)
  • Elizabeth
    (3 miles [4.8 km] to the northwest)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Elizabeth
    • Elizabeth is located in Union County (NJ)
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 128,382 people
  • Elizabethport
    (2 miles [3.2 km] to the north)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Elizabethport have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Elizabethport
    • Elizabethport is located in Union County (NJ)
  • Elm Park
    (2 miles [3.2 km] to the northeast)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Elm Park have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Elm Park
    • Elm Park is located in Richmond County
  • Fresh Kills
    (3 miles [4.8 km] to the south)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Fresh Kills have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Fresh Kills
    • Fresh Kills is located in Richmond County
  • Graniteville
    (Less than 2 miles to the east)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Graniteville
    • Graniteville is located in Richmond County
  • Greenridge
    (3 miles [4.8 km] to the south)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Greenridge have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Greenridge
    • Greenridge is located in Richmond County
  • Gulfport
    (Less than 2 miles to the northwest)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Gulfport have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Gulfport
    • Gulfport is located in Richmond County
  • Heartland Village
    (Less than 2 miles to the southeast)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Heartland Village have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Heartland Village
    • Heartland Village is located in Richmond County
  • Liberty Square
    (2 miles [3.2 km] to the north)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Liberty Square have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Liberty Square
    • Liberty Square is located in Union County (NJ)
  • Mariners Harbor
    (Less than 2 miles to the northeast)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Mariners Harbor have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mariners Harbor
    • Mariners Harbor is located in Richmond County
  • Continue List   (4 more) ...
    • Old Place
      (Less than 2 miles to the north)
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Old Place have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Old Place
      • Old Place is located in Richmond County
    • Sunnyside
      (3 miles [4.8 km] to the east)
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Sunnyside have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sunnyside
      • Sunnyside is located in Richmond County
    • Union Square
      (3 miles [4.8 km] to the north)
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Union Square have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Union Square
      • Union Square is located in Union County (NJ)
    • Willowbrook
      (2 miles [3.2 km] to the east)
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Willowbrook have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Willowbrook
      • Willowbrook is located in Richmond County

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

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

  • Saint George, which is the Seat of Richmond County, lies just to the East Northeast.
  • Albany, which is the State Capital of New York, lies 142 miles [228.5 km]<1> to the north (N). If you could drive a straight line from Bloomfield to Albany, with an average speed<4>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 6 days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC) is 192 miles [309 km] to the southwest (SW). Driving would take a little over three hours, a buggy would take 8 days and walking would take 11 days.
  • The shortest distance<5> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 5,705 miles [9,181.3 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<6>
  • 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).<7>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 4,287 miles [6,899.3 km] and it lies to the east northeast (ENE).<8>

The official website for Bloomfield: www.bloomfieldny.org/

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 drawn from Point A (ie- Bloomfield) to Point B.Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Bloomfield. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 40.6126, Longitude: -74.1782       In this case, the coordinates for Bloomfield 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 Rock Creek to see Pete ... Rock 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 Bloomfield 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 found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.
<4>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.
<5>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 Bloomfield to the Middle East to be East and South, the Great Circle Route actually lies to the North and East.
<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Jerusalem is 306.056 degrees.
<7>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 301.63 degrees.
<8>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 302.783 degrees.









 

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