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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 Bolivar, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Bolivar 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 Bolivar:
    • 42.047289, -78.131675
    • 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 Bolivar
  • 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 Bolivar ...

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.

  • Clara [Potter County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Clara
    • Clara [Potter County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the south of Bolivar
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Clara have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Clara
  • Coneville [Potter County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Coneville
    • Coneville [Potter County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the south of Bolivar
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Coneville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Coneville
  • Eleven Mile [Potter County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Eleven Mile
    • Eleven Mile [Potter County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the southeast of Bolivar
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Eleven Mile have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Eleven Mile
  • Friendship [Allegany County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Friendship
    • Friendship [Allegany County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the north of Bolivar
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Friendship have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Friendship
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Friendship<3>
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    • Knight Creek [Allegany County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Knight Creek
      • Knight Creek [Allegany County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the northeast of Bolivar
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Knight Creek have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Knight Creek
    • Little Genesee [Allegany County]
    • Main Settlement [Cattaraugus County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Main Settlement
      • Main Settlement [Cattaraugus County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the west of Bolivar
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Main Settlement have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Main Settlement
    • Pikeville [Allegany County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pikeville
      • Pikeville [Allegany County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the east of Bolivar
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Pikeville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pikeville
    • Richburg [Allegany County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Richburg
      • Richburg [Allegany County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the north of Bolivar
      • Estimated population in 2019: 419 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Richburg
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Richburg<3>
    • Shinglehouse [Potter County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Shinglehouse
      • Shinglehouse [Potter County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the southwest of Bolivar
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,054 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Shinglehouse
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Shinglehouse<3>
    • Sunnyside [Potter County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sunnyside
      • Sunnyside [Potter County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the south of Bolivar
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Sunnyside have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sunnyside
    • Toll Gate Corner [Cattaraugus County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Toll Gate Corner
      • Toll Gate Corner [Cattaraugus County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the west of Bolivar
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Toll Gate Corner have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Toll Gate Corner

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 Bolivar. 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 15 miles [24.1 km] to the west of Bolivar.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Charles Callahan<4>
    • Gabby Hayes     (Actor)
    • Riki Lindhome     (Actress, musician, comedian)
      • Actress, musician, comedian. She was born in Coudersport (Pennsylvania) on Monday March 5, 1979
      • Coudersport is located 19 miles [30.6 km] to the south of Bolivar.
    • 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 23 miles [37 km] to the north of Bolivar.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: William Muldoon<4>
    • George Edward 'Rube' Waddell     (Major League Baseball)
    • 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.
      • Olean is located 15 miles [24.1 km] to the west of Bolivar.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Louis Zamperini<4>

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

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

  • View Our List ...
    • Belmont, which is the Seat of Allegany County and lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<1> to the north northeast. If you could walk a straight line from Bolivar to Belmont, with an average speed<5> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take 6 hours 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 226 miles [363.7 km] to the east northeast (ENE). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take nearly four hours, a buggy would take 9 days and walking would take 13 days.
    • The White House (Washington, DC) is 224 miles [360.5 km] to the south southeast (SSE). Driving would take nearly four hours, a buggy would take 9 days and walking would take 13 days.
    • The shortest distance<6> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 5,808 miles [9,347.1 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<7>
    • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 6,529 miles [10,507.4 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<8>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 4,404 miles [7,087.6 km] and it lies to the east northeast (ENE).<9>

Other Roadside Stops ...

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About Allegany County

About New York

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Allegany County: www.alleganyco.com/

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- Bolivar) 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 Bolivar. 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 Bolivar

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Bolivar. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 42.0473, Longitude: -78.1317       In this case, the coordinates for Bolivar 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 Bolivar 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 308.326 degrees.
<8>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 304.424 degrees.
<9>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 303.949 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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