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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 De Witt, we use the following websites to find information relevant to De Witt 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 De Witt:
    • 43.041026, -76.070327
    • 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 De Witt
  • 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 De Witt ...

We have found seven communities that share the name De Witt.

Within New York, the name De Witt is unique.

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

  • Communities Elsewhere In North America ...
    • Arkansas
      • Arkansas County
      • This De Witt is located in Arkansas County and lies 1,018 miles [1,638.3 km]<1> to the west southwest of the De Witt that is located in Onondaga County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on De Witt
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Arkansas County community of De Witt.
    • Georgia
      • Mitchell County
      • This De Witt is located in Mitchell County and lies 915 miles [1,472.5 km]<1> to the south southwest of the De Witt that is located in Onondaga County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on De Witt
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Mitchell County community of De Witt.
    • Illinois
      • De Witt County
      • This De Witt is located in De Witt County and lies 684 miles [1,100.8 km]<1> to the west southwest of the De Witt that is located in Onondaga County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on De Witt
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the De Witt County community of De Witt.
    • Iowa
      • Clinton County
      • This De Witt is located in Clinton County and lies 741 miles [1,192.5 km]<1> to the west of the De Witt that is located in Onondaga County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on De Witt
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Clinton County community of De Witt.
    • Michigan
      • Clinton County
      • This De Witt is located in Clinton County and lies 429 miles [690.4 km]<1> to the west of the De Witt that is located in Onondaga County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on De Witt
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Clinton County community of De Witt.
    • Missouri
      • Carroll County
      • This De Witt is located in Carroll County and lies 924 miles [1,487 km]<1> to the west of the De Witt that is located in Onondaga County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on De Witt
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Carroll County community of De Witt.
    • Nebraska
      • Saline County
      • This De Witt is located in Saline County and lies 1,087 miles [1,749.4 km]<1> to the west of the De Witt that is located in Onondaga County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on De Witt
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Saline County community of De Witt.

Curious and Interesting Names Near De Witt ...

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.

  • Eagle Village [Onondaga County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Eagle Village
    • Eagle Village [Onondaga County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the east of De Witt
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Eagle Village have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Eagle Village
  • Galeville [Onondaga County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Galeville
    • Galeville [Onondaga County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the northwest of De Witt
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Galeville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Galeville
  • High Bridge [Onondaga County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for High Bridge
    • High Bridge [Onondaga County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the southeast of De Witt
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for High Bridge have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on High Bridge
  • Jamesville [Onondaga County]
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    • Kirkville [Onondaga County]
    • Pitcher Hill [Onondaga County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pitcher Hill
      • Pitcher Hill [Onondaga County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the northwest of De Witt
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Pitcher Hill have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pitcher Hill
    • Polkville [Onondaga County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Polkville
      • Polkville [Onondaga County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the northeast of De Witt
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Polkville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Polkville
    • Sentinel Heights [Onondaga County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sentinel Heights
      • Sentinel Heights [Onondaga County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the south of De Witt
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sentinel Heights
    • Skytop [Onondaga County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Skytop
      • Skytop [Onondaga County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the southwest of De Witt
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Skytop have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Skytop
    • Split Rock [Onondaga County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Split Rock
      • Split Rock [Onondaga County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the west of De Witt
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Split Rock have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Split Rock

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 De Witt. 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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    • John Alderman     (Actor)
    • Mary Raymond Shipman Andrews     (Author)
    • Carmen Basilio     (Professional boxer)
      • Professional boxer. He was born in Canastota (NY) on April 2, 1927 (a Saturday) and died in Rochester (NY) on November 7, 2012 (a Wednesday) at the age of 85. He is buried at St. Agatha Cemetery (Madison County, New York).
      • Canastota is located 16 miles [25.7 km] to the east of De Witt.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Carmen Basilio<4>
    • Ovid Butler     (Social reformer)
      • Social reformer. He was born in Augusta (NY) on February 7, 1801 (a Saturday) and died in Indianapolis (IN) on July 12, 1881 (a Tueday) at the age of 80. He is buried at Crown Hill Cemetery (Marion County, Indiana).
      • Augusta is located 29 miles [46.7 km] to the east of De Witt.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Ovid Butler<4>
    • Eric Carle     (Author)
      • Author. He was born in Syracuse (NY) on June 25, 1929 (a Tueday) and died in Northampton (MA) on May 23, 2021 (a Sunday) at the age of 91. We don't have any burial details.
      • Syracuse is located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the west of De Witt.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Eric Carle<4>
    • Francis Bicknell Carpenter     (Artist)
      • Artist. He was born in Homer (NY) on August 6, 1830 (a Friday) and died on May 23, 1900 (a Wednesday) at the age of 69. He is buried at Glenwood Cemetery (Cortland County, New York).
      • Homer is located 28 miles [45.1 km] to the south of De Witt.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Francis Bicknell Carpenter<4>
    • Ann Carter     (Actress)
    • Herbert Franklin     (Automotive pioneer, inventor, businessman)
      • Full name: Herbert Henry Franklin
      • Automotive pioneer, inventor, businessman. He was born in Lisle (NY) on September 1, 1866 (a Saturday) and died in Syracuse (NY) on July 7, 1956 (a Saturday) at the age of 89. He is buried at Oakwood Cemetery (Onondaga County, New York).
      • Syracuse is located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the west of De Witt.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Herbert Franklin<4>
    • Chris Gedney     (Professional football)
      • Full name: Christopher Joseph Gedney
      • Professional football. He was born in Liverpool (NY) on August 9, 1970 (a Sunday) and died in Syracuse (NY) on March 9, 2018 (a Friday) at the age of 47.
      • Liverpool is located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the northwest of De Witt.
      • Syracuse is located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the west of De Witt.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Chris Gedney<4>
    • Forbes Heermans     (Author)
      • Author. He was born in Syracuse (NY) on October 25, 1856 (a Saturday) and died in Syracuse (NY) on September 18, 1928 (a Tueday) at the age of 71. He is buried at Oakwood Cemetery (Onondaga County, New York).
      • Syracuse is located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the west of De Witt.
      • Syracuse is located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the west of De Witt.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Forbes Heermans<4>
    • Louise Henry     (Actress)
      • Born: Jessie Louise Hieman
      • Actress. She was born in Syracuse (NY) on June 14, 1911 (a Wednesday) and died on February 17, 1967 (a Friday) at the age of 55. She is buried at Woodlawn Cemetery (Bronx County, New York).
      • Syracuse is located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the west of De Witt.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Louise Henry<4>
    • Michael Andrew 'Peanuts' Hucko     (Musician)
    • Michael R. 'Mike' Mansell     (Major League Baseball> *~~mlb:<1879/05/01:1884/10/15)
      • Major League Baseball> *~~mlb:<1879/05/01:1884/10/15. He was born in Auburn (NY) on January 15, 1858 (a Friday) and died in Auburn (NY) on December 4, 1902 (a Thursday) at the age of 44. He is buried at St. Josephs Cemetery (Cayuga County, New York).
      • Auburn is located 26 miles [41.8 km] to the west of De Witt.
      • Auburn is located 26 miles [41.8 km] to the west of De Witt.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Michael R. 'Mike' Mansell<4>

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

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

  • View Our List ...
    • Syracuse, which is the Seat of Onondaga County and lies just to the West.
    • Albany, which is the State Capital of New York, lies 119 miles [191.5 km]<1> to the east southeast (ESE). If you could drive a straight line from De Witt to Albany, with an average speed<5>of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, it would take about two hours to make the trip. A comfortable walk of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour would take 7 days. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take 5 days.
    • The White House (Washington, DC) is 290 miles [466.7 km] to the south (S). Driving would take four to five hours, a buggy would take 12 days and walking would take 17 days.
    • The shortest distance<6> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 5,683 miles [9,145.9 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<7>
    • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 6,403 miles [10,304.6 km] and it lies to the east northeast (ENE).<8>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 4,279 miles [6,886.4 km] and it lies to the east northeast (ENE).<9>

Mentions & References for De Witt

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The official website for Onondaga County: www.ongov.net/

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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 drawn from Point A (ie- De Witt) 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 De Witt. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from De WittOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in De Witt. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 43.0410, Longitude: -76.0703    
<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 De Witt 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 306.949 degrees.
<8>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 303.029 degrees.
<9>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 302.556 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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