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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 Brewster Hill, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Brewster Hill 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 Brewster Hill:
    • 41.423983, -73.604294
    • 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 Brewster Hill
  • 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 Brewster Hill ...

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.

  • Crafts [Putnam County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Crafts
    • Crafts [Putnam County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the southwest of Brewster Hill
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Crafts have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Crafts
  • Deans Corner [Putnam County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Deans Corner
    • Deans Corner [Putnam County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the southwest of Brewster Hill
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Deans Corner have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Deans Corner
  • Deforest Corners [Putnam County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Deforest Corners
    • Deforest Corners [Putnam County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the northeast of Brewster Hill
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Deforest Corners
  • Field Corners [Putnam County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Field Corners
    • Field Corners [Putnam County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the northwest of Brewster Hill
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Field Corners have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Field Corners
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    • Harmony Park [Putnam County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Harmony Park
      • Harmony Park [Putnam County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the north of Brewster Hill
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Harmony Park have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Harmony Park
    • Kent Corners [Putnam County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Kent Corners
      • Kent Corners [Putnam County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the northwest of Brewster Hill
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Kent Corners have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Kent Corners
    • Milltown [Putnam County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Milltown
      • Milltown [Putnam County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the east of Brewster Hill
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Milltown have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Milltown
    • Peach Lake [Putnam County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Peach Lake
      • Peach Lake [Putnam County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the south of Brewster Hill
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Peach Lake have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Peach Lake
    • Sodom [Putnam County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sodom
      • Sodom [Putnam County] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the southeast of Brewster Hill
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Sodom have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sodom
    • Towners [Putnam County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Towners
      • Towners [Putnam County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the north of Brewster Hill
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Towners have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Towners

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 Brewster Hill. 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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    • Slim Aarons     (Photographer)
      • Photographer. He was born in New York (New York) on Sunday October 29, 1916 and died in Montrose (New York) on Tueday May 23, 2006 at the age of 89. He is buried at Mt. Auburn Cemetery (Middlesex County, Massachusetts).
      • Montrose is located 20 miles [32.2 km] to the southwest of Brewster Hill.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Slim Aarons<3>
    • Frank Abbundando     (Crime figure)
      • Crime figure. He was born in New York (New York) on Monday July 11, 1910 and died in Ossining (New York) on Thursday February 19, 1942 at the age of 31. He is buried at St. John RC Cemetery (Queens County, New York).
      • Ossining is located 22 miles [35.4 km] to the southwest of Brewster Hill.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Frank Abbundando<3>
    • Peter Arno     (Cartoonist)
      • Cartoonist. He was born in New York (New York) on Friday January 8, 1904 and died in Port Chester (New York) on Thursday February 22, 1968 at the age of 64. He is buried at Kensico Cemetery (Westchester County, New York).
      • Port Chester is located 29 miles [46.7 km] to the south of Brewster Hill.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Peter Arno<3>
    • Timothy Shay Arthur     (Author)
      • Author. He was born in Newburgh (New York) on Thursday June 22, 1809 and died in Philadelphia (Pennsylvania) on Friday March 6, 1885 at the age of 75. He is buried at Woodlands Cemetery (Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania).
      • Newburgh is located 21 miles [33.8 km] to the west of Brewster Hill.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Timothy Shay Arthur<3>
    • Faith Baldwin     (Author)
      • Author. She was born in New Rochelle (New York) on Sunday October 1, 1893 and died in Norwalk (Connecticut) on Saturday March 18, 1978 at the age of 84.
      • New Rochelle is located 36 miles [57.9 km] to the south of Brewster Hill.
      • Norwalk is located 23 miles [37 km] to the southeast of Brewster Hill.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Faith Baldwin<3>
    • James Goodwin Batterson     (Architect)
      • Architect. He was born in Bloomfield (Connecticut) on Sunday February 23, 1823 and died in Bloomfield (Connecticut) on Wednesday September 18, 1901 at the age of 78. He is buried at Cedar Hill Cemetery (Hartford County, Connecticut).
      • Bloomfield is located 25 miles [40.2 km] to the northeast of Brewster Hill.
      • Bloomfield is located 25 miles [40.2 km] to the northeast of Brewster Hill.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: James Goodwin Batterson<3>
    • Laurie Hope Beechman     (Actress)
      • Actress. She was born in Philadelphia (Pennsylvania) on Saturday April 4, 1953 and died in White Plains (New York) on Sunday March 8, 1998 at the age of 44. She is buried at Montefiore Cemetery (Montgomery County, Pennsylvania).
      • White Plains is located 28 miles [45.1 km] to the south of Brewster Hill.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Laurie Hope Beechman<3>
    • Ann Blyth     (Oscar nominated actress)
      • Oscar nominated actress. She was born in Mount Kisco (New York) on Thursday August 16, 1928
      • Mount Kisco is located 16 miles [25.7 km] to the south of Brewster Hill.
    • Eugene Booth, Jr.     (Physicist)
      • Physicist. He was born in Rome (Georgia) on Saturday September 28, 1912 and died in Briarcliff Manor (New York) on Saturday March 6, 2004 at the age of 91. He is buried at Bonaventure Cemetery (Chatham County, Georgia).
      • Briarcliff Manor is located 23 miles [37 km] to the southwest of Brewster Hill.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Eugene Booth, Jr.<3>
    • Eugene Booth, Jr.     (Physicist)
      • Physicist. He was born in Rome (Georgia) on Saturday September 28, 1912 and died in Briarcliff Manor (New York) on Saturday March 6, 2004 at the age of 91. He is buried at Bonaventure Cemetery (Chatham County, Georgia).
      • Briarcliff Manor is located 23 miles [37 km] to the southwest of Brewster Hill.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Eugene Booth, Jr.<3>
    • Evangeline Cory Booth     (Social reformer)
      • Social reformer. She was born in London (England) on Monday December 25, 1865 and died in Hartsdale (New York) on Monday July 17, 1950 at the age of 84. She is buried at Kensico Cemetery (Westchester County, New York).
      • Hartsdale is located 29 miles [46.7 km] to the south of Brewster Hill.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Evangeline Cory Booth<3>
    • Sydney Barton Booth     (Actor)
      • Actor. He was born in Boston (Massachusetts) on Wednesday January 29, 1873 and died in Stamford (Connecticut) on Friday February 5, 1937 at the age of 64. He is buried at Rosedale Cemetery (Essex County, Massachusetts).
      • Stamford is located 25 miles [40.2 km] to the south of Brewster Hill.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Sydney Barton Booth<3>
    • Victor Borge     (Pianist, conductor, composer, comedian, actor)
      • Pianist, conductor, composer, comedian, actor. He was born in Copenhagen (Denmark) on Sunday January 3, 1909 and died in Greenwich (Connecticut) on Saturday December 23, 2000 at the age of 91.
      • Greenwich is located 27 miles [43.5 km] to the south of Brewster Hill.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Victor Borge<3>

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

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

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    • Carmel, which is the Seat of Putnam County and lies just to the West.
    • Albany, which is the State Capital of New York, lies 85 miles [136.8 km]<1> to the north (N). If you could drive a straight line from Brewster Hill to Albany, with an average speed<4>of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, it would take less than two hours to make the trip. A comfortable walk of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour would take 5 days. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take most of three days.
    • The White House (Washington, DC) is 251 miles [403.9 km] to the southwest (SW). Driving would take nearly four hours, a buggy would take 10 days and walking would take 15 days.
    • The shortest distance<5> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 5,648 miles [9,089.6 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<6>
    • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 6,356 miles [10,229 km] and it lies to the east northeast (ENE).<7>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 4,232 miles [6,810.7 km] and it lies to the east northeast (ENE).<8>

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Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Putnam County: www.putnamcountyny.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 'straight-line' distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Brewster Hill) 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 Brewster Hill. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Brewster Hill

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Brewster Hill. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 41.4240, Longitude: -73.6043       In this case, the coordinates for Brewster Hill 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>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.
<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 Brewster Hill 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 305.624 degrees.
<7>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 301.273 degrees.
<8>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 302.163 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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