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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 Collins, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Collins 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 Collins:
    • 42.493117, -78.861699
    • 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 Collins
  • 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 Collins ...

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.

  • Bagdad [Erie County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bagdad
    • Bagdad [Erie County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the west of Collins
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Bagdad have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bagdad
  • Balltown [Chautauqua County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Balltown
    • Balltown [Chautauqua County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the west of Collins
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Balltown have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Balltown
  • Boston [Erie County]
  • Cottage [Cattaraugus County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cottage
    • Cottage [Cattaraugus County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the southwest of Collins
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cottage have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cottage
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    • Eden [Erie County]
    • Eden Valley [Erie County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Eden Valley
      • Eden Valley [Erie County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<1> to the north of Collins
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Eden Valley have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Eden Valley
    • Fowlerville [Erie County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Fowlerville
      • Fowlerville [Erie County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the northeast of Collins
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Fowlerville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Fowlerville
    • Fox [Cattaraugus County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Fox
      • Fox [Cattaraugus County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<1> to the southeast of Collins
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Fox have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Fox
    • Maples [Cattaraugus County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Maples
      • Maples [Cattaraugus County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<1> to the southeast of Collins
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Maples have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Maples
    • New Oregon [Erie County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for New Oregon
      • New Oregon [Erie County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the northeast of Collins
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for New Oregon have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on New Oregon
    • Otto [Cattaraugus County]
    • Patchin [Erie County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Patchin
      • Patchin [Erie County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<1> to the northeast of Collins
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Patchin
    • Woodside [Erie County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Woodside
      • Woodside [Erie County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the east of Collins
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Woodside have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Woodside

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 Collins. 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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    • Hugh Carpenter Bedient     (Major League Baseball)
      • Major League Baseball. He was born in Gerry (NY) on October 23, 1889 (a Wednesday) and died in Jamestown (NY) on July 21, 1965 (a Wednesday) at the age of 75. He is buried at Levant Cemetery (Chautauqua County, New York).
      • Gerry is located 28 miles [45.1 km] to the southwest of Collins.
      • Jamestown is located 33 miles [53.1 km] to the southwest of Collins.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Hugh Carpenter Bedient<4>
    • Gladys Hulette     (Actress)
    • Grace S. Richmond     (Author)
    • Monroe Salisbury     (Actor)
      • Actor. He was born in Angola (NY) on May 8, 1876 (a Monday) and died on August 6, 1935 (a Tueday) at the age of 59. He is buried at Angelus Rosedale Cemetery (Los Angeles County, California).
      • Angola is located 13 miles [20.9 km] to the northwest of Collins.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Monroe Salisbury<4>
    • Olive Risley Seward     (Author)
      • Author. She was born in Fredonia (NY) on July 15, 1844 (a Monday) and died in Washington, DC on November 27, 1908 (a Friday) at the age of 64. She is buried at Forest Hill Cemetery (Chautauqua County, New York).
      • Fredonia is located 24 miles [38.6 km] to the west of Collins.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Olive Risley Seward<4>
    • Justin Strzelczyk     (Professional football)
    • Cory Wells     (Musician - a member of 'Three Dog Night')
      • Born: Emil Lewandowski
      • Musician - a member of 'Three Dog Night'. He was born in Buffalo (NY) on February 5, 1942 (a Thursday) and died in Dunkirk (NY) on October 20, 2015 (a Tueday) at the age of 73. We don't have any burial details.
      • Buffalo is located 27 miles [43.5 km] to the north of Collins.
      • Dunkirk is located 24 miles [38.6 km] to the west of Collins.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Cory Wells<4>
    • Ellen Beach 'Lark Ellen' Yaw     (Opera singer)

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

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

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    • Buffalo, which is the Seat of Erie County and lies 27 miles [43.5 km]<1> to the north. If you could walk a straight line from Collins to Buffalo, with an average speed<5> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take just about two full days to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take just over a day.
    • Albany, which is the State Capital of New York, lies 259 miles [416.8 km] to the east (E). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take four to five hours, a buggy would take 11 days and walking would take 15 days.
    • The White House (Washington, DC) is 265 miles [426.5 km] to the south southeast (SSE). Driving would take four to five hours, a buggy would take 11 days and walking would take 15 days.
    • The shortest distance<6> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 5,818 miles [9,363.2 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<7>
    • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 6,542 miles [10,528.3 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<8>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 4,418 miles [7,110.1 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<9>

Mentions & References for Collins

Visit our Community Index for New York

About Erie County

About New York

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

The official website for Erie County: www.erie.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- Collins) 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 Collins. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from CollinsOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Collins. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 42.4931, Longitude: -78.8617       In this case, the coordinates for Collins 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 Collins 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 308.748 degrees.
<8>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 304.97 degrees.
<9>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 304.111 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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