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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 Candor, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Candor 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 Candor:
    • 42.232647, -76.342109
    • 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 Candor
  • 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 Candor ...

We found two communities that share the name Candor.

Within New York, the name Candor is unique.

Beyond New York, we know of another two communities that are located throughout in the United States.

  • Communities Elsewhere In North America ...
    • North Carolina
      • Montgomery County
      • This Candor is located in Montgomery County and lies 512 miles [824 km]<1> to the south southwest of the Candor that is located in Tioga County.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Montgomery County community of Candor.
    • Pennsylvania
      • Washington County
      • This Candor is located in Washington County and lies 241 miles [387.9 km]<1> to the west southwest of the Candor that is located in Tioga County.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Washington County community of Candor.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Candor ...

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.

  • Catatonk
    (5 miles [8 km] to the south)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Catatonk have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Catatonk
    • Catatonk is located in Tioga County
  • Germany Hill
    (5 miles [8 km] to the south)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Germany Hill have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Germany Hill
    • Germany Hill is located in Tioga County
  • Hullsville
    (10 miles [16.1 km] to the southeast)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hullsville
    • Hullsville is located in Tioga County
  • Jenksville
    (5 miles [8 km] to the northeast)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Jenksville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Jenksville
    • Jenksville is located in Tioga County
  • Price Home
    (10 miles [16.1 km] to the southeast)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Price Home have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Price Home
    • Price Home is located in Tioga County
  • Slaterville Springs
    (11 miles [17.7 km] to the north)
  • Speedsville
    (6 miles [9.7 km] to the northeast)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Speedsville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Speedsville
    • Speedsville is located in Tompkins County
  • Straits Corners
    (6 miles [9.7 km] to the south)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Straits Corners have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Straits Corners
    • Straits Corners is located in Tioga County

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

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

  • Owego, which is the Seat of Tioga County, lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the south southeast. If you could walk a straight line from Candor to Owego, with an average speed<4> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take four to five hours to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take a little over three hours.
  • Albany, which is the State Capital of New York, lies 134 miles [215.7 km] to the east northeast (ENE). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take less than three hours, a buggy would take 6 days and walking would take 8 days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC) is 233 miles [375 km] to the south (S). Driving would take nearly four hours, a buggy would take 10 days and walking would take 14 days.
  • The shortest distance<5> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 5,728 miles [9,218.3 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<6>
  • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 6,445 miles [10,372.2 km] and it lies to the east northeast (ENE).<7>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 4,321 miles [6,954 km] and it lies to the east northeast (ENE).<8>

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

The official website for Tioga County: www.tiogacountyny.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 obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Candor) to Point B.Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Candor. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 42.2326, Longitude: -76.3421    
<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 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>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 Candor 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 307.201 degrees.
<7>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 303.183 degrees.
<8>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 303.04 degrees.









 

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