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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 Cobleskill, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Cobleskill 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 Cobleskill:
    • 42.682575, -74.448749
    • 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 Cobleskill
  • 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 Cobleskill ...

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.

  • Bramanville [Schoharie County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bramanville
    • Bramanville [Schoharie County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the east of Cobleskill
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Bramanville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bramanville
  • Clove [Schoharie County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Clove
    • Clove [Schoharie County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the west of Cobleskill
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Clove have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Clove
  • Dwelly Corners [Schoharie County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Dwelly Corners
    • Dwelly Corners [Schoharie County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the northeast of Cobleskill
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Dwelly Corners have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Dwelly Corners
  • Gilbert Corners [Schoharie County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Gilbert Corners
    • Gilbert Corners [Schoharie County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the northwest of Cobleskill
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Gilbert Corners have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Gilbert Corners
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    • Greenbush [Schoharie County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Greenbush
      • Greenbush [Schoharie County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the south of Cobleskill
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Greenbush
    • Janesville [Schoharie County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Janesville
      • Janesville [Schoharie County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the west of Cobleskill
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Janesville
    • Lawyersville [Schoharie County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lawyersville
      • Lawyersville [Schoharie County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the northwest of Cobleskill
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lawyersville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lawyersville
    • Little York [Schoharie County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Little York
      • Little York [Schoharie County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the northwest of Cobleskill
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Little York have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Little York
    • Mineral Springs [Schoharie County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mineral Springs
      • Mineral Springs [Schoharie County] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the south of Cobleskill
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mineral Springs
    • Root Center [Montgomery County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Root Center
      • Root Center [Montgomery County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the north of Cobleskill
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Root Center have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Root Center

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 Cobleskill. 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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    • Walter R. Brooks     (Author)
      • Author. He was born in Rome (NY) on January 9, 1886 (a Saturday) and died in Roxbury (NY) on August 17, 1958 (a Sunday) at the age of 72. He is buried at Woodlawn Cemetery (Madison County, New York).
      • Roxbury is located 27 miles [43.5 km] to the south of Cobleskill.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Walter R. Brooks<3>
    • Walter C. 'Walt' Brown     (Race car driver)
    • James Fenimore Cooper     (Author)
    • Ellen Demming     (Actress)
      • Born: Betty Ellen Weber
      • Actress. She was born in Schenectady (NY) on November 10, 1922 (a Friday) and died in Springfield (VT) on February 7, 2002 (a Thursday) at the age of 79. She is buried at Oak Hill Cemetery (Windham County, Vermont).
      • Schenectady is located 27 miles [43.5 km] to the east of Cobleskill.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Ellen Demming<3>
    • Kirk Douglas     (Actor, producer, director, author)
      • Born: Issur Danielovitch
      • Actor, producer, director, author. He was born in Amsterdam (NY) on December 9, 1916 (a Saturday) and died in Beverly Hills (CA) on February 5, 2020 (a Wednesday) at the age of 103. He is buried at Westwood Memorial Park (Los Angeles County, California).
      • Amsterdam is located 21 miles [33.8 km] to the northeast of Cobleskill.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Kirk Douglas<3>
    • Henry John Kaiser     (Industrialist)
    • Margaret Cynthia Nickloy     (Circus entertainer, actress)
      • Circus entertainer, actress. She was born in Mayfield (NY) on August 12, 1902 (a Tueday) and died in Gloversville (NY) on April 29, 1961 (a Saturday) at the age of 58.
      • Mayfield is located 30 miles [48.3 km] to the north of Cobleskill.
      • Gloversville is located 26 miles [41.8 km] to the north of Cobleskill.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Margaret Cynthia Nickloy<3>
    • Carmela Anna Ponselle     (Opera singer)
      • Opera singer. She was born in Schenectady (NY) on June 7, 1887 (a Tueday) and died on June 13, 1977 (a Monday) at the age of 90. She is buried at Druid Ridge Cemetery (Baltimore County, Maryland).
      • Schenectady is located 27 miles [43.5 km] to the east of Cobleskill.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Carmela Anna Ponselle<3>
    • Elizabeth Cady Stanton     (Social reformer)
      • Social reformer. She was born in Johnstown (NY) on November 12, 1815 (a Sunday) and died on October 26, 1902 (a Sunday) at the age of 86. She is buried at Woodlawn Cemetery (Bronx County, New York).
      • Johnstown is located 22 miles [35.4 km] to the north of Cobleskill.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Elizabeth Cady Stanton<3>
    • Henry Herman Westinghouse     (Inventor, businessman)
      • Inventor, businessman. He was born in Central Bridge (NY) on November 16, 1853 (a Wednesday) and died on November 18, 1933 (a Saturday) at the age of 80. He is buried at Woodlawn Cemetery (Bronx County, New York).
      • Central Bridge is located 5 miles [8 km] to the east of Cobleskill.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Henry Herman Westinghouse<3>

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

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

  • View Our List ...
    • Schoharie, which is the Seat of Schoharie County and lies just to the East.
    • Albany, which is the State Capital of New York, lies 34 miles [54.7 km]<1> to the east (E). If you could walk a straight line from Cobleskill to Albany, with an average speed<4> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take most of two days to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take just about two full days.
    • The White House (Washington, DC) is 294 miles [473.1 km] to the south southwest (SSW). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take four to five hours, a buggy would take 12 days and walking would take 17 days.
    • The shortest distance<5> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 5,632 miles [9,063.8 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<6>
    • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 6,347 miles [10,214.5 km] and it lies to the east northeast (ENE).<7>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 4,223 miles [6,796.3 km] and it lies to the east northeast (ENE).<8>

Mentions & References for Cobleskill

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About Schoharie County

About New York

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

The official website for Schoharie County: www.schohariecounty-ny.gov/

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- Cobleskill) 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 Cobleskill. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from CobleskillOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Cobleskill. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 42.6826, Longitude: -74.4487       In this case, the coordinates for Cobleskill 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 Cobleskill 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 305.987 degrees.
<7>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 301.887 degrees.
<8>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 301.961 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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