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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 Eden, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Eden 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 Eden:
    • 42.651727, -78.876422
    • 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 Eden
  • 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 Eden ...

We have found three communities that share the name Eden.

Within New York, the name Eden is unique.

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

  • Communities Elsewhere In North America ...
    • Vermont
      • Lamoille County
      • This Eden is located in Lamoille County and lies 346 miles [556.8 km]<1> to the east northeast of the Eden that is located in Erie County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Eden
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Lamoille County community of Eden.
    • Wisconsin
      • Fond du Lac County
      • This Eden is located in Fond du Lac County and lies 481 miles [774.1 km]<1> to the west northwest of the Eden that is located in Erie County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Eden
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Fond du Lac County community of Eden.
      • Iowa County
      • This Eden is located in Iowa County and lies 581 miles [935 km] to the west of the Eden that is located in Erie County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Eden
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Iowa County community of Eden.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Eden ...

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.

  • Armor [Erie County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Armor
    • Armor [Erie County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the northeast of Eden
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Armor
  • Boston [Erie County]
  • Clover Bank [Erie County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Clover Bank
    • Clover Bank [Erie County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the north of Eden
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Clover Bank have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Clover Bank
  • Creekside [Erie County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Creekside
    • Creekside [Erie County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the northeast of Eden
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Creekside have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Creekside
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    • Derby [Erie County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Derby
      • Derby [Erie County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the west of Eden
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Derby have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Derby
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Derby<2>
    • Eden [Erie County]
    • Eden Valley [Erie County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Eden Valley
      • Eden Valley [Erie County] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the north of Eden
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Eden Valley have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Eden Valley
    • Forest Glen [Erie County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Forest Glen
      • Forest Glen [Erie County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the north of Eden
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Forest Glen have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Forest Glen
    • Highland-on-the-Lake [Erie County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Highland-on-the-Lake
      • Highland-on-the-Lake [Erie County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the northwest of Eden
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Highland-on-the-Lake have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Highland-on-the-Lake
    • Jerusalem Corners [Erie County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Jerusalem Corners
      • Jerusalem Corners [Erie County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the west of Eden
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Jerusalem Corners have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Jerusalem Corners
    • Lake View [Erie County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lake View
      • Lake View [Erie County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the northwest of Eden
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lake View have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lake View
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Lake View<2>
    • New Oregon [Erie County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for New Oregon
      • New Oregon [Erie County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the southeast of Eden
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for New Oregon have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on New Oregon
    • Patchin [Erie County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Patchin
      • Patchin [Erie County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the east of Eden
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Patchin
    • Water Valley [Erie County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Water Valley
      • Water Valley [Erie County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the north of Eden
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Water Valley have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Water Valley

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 Eden. 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.

  • View Our List ...
    • Tom Day     (Professional football)
      • Full name: Thomas Frederick Day
      • Professional football. He was born in Washington, DC on August 20, 1935 (a Tueday) and died in Amherst (NY) on August 21, 2000 (a Monday) at the age of 65. He is buried at Mt. Calvary Cemetery (Erie County, New York).
      • Amherst is located 22 miles [35.4 km] to the north of Eden.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Tom Day<4>
    • Michael Fonfara     (Musician)
      • Musician. He was born in Stevensville (ON) on August 11, 1946 (a Sunday) and died in Toronto (ON) on January 8, 2021 (a Friday) at the age of 74. We don't have any burial details.
      • Stevensville is located 22 miles [35.4 km] to the northwest of Eden.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Michael Fonfara<4>
    • Gladys Hulette     (Actress)
    • Jim Hurtubise     (Race car driver)
    • Ted 'Teeder' Kennedy     (Professional hockey)
      • Professional hockey. He was born in Humberstone (ON) on December 12, 1925 (a Saturday) and died in Port Colborne (ON) on August 14, 2009 (a Friday) at the age of 83. He is buried at Oakwood Cemetery (Regional Municipality of Niagara, Ontario).
      • Humberstone is located 25 miles [40.2 km] to the northwest of Eden.
      • Port Colborne is located 24 miles [38.6 km] to the northwest of Eden.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Ted 'Teeder' Kennedy<4>
    • 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 7 miles [11.3 km] to the west of Eden.
      • 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 27 miles [43.5 km] to the southwest of Eden.
      • 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 16 miles [25.7 km] to the north of Eden.
      • Dunkirk is located 26 miles [41.8 km] to the southwest of Eden.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Cory Wells<4>
    • Ellen Beach 'Lark Ellen' Yaw     (Opera singer)

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

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

  • View Our List ...
    • Buffalo, which is the Seat of Erie County and lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<1> to the north. If you could walk a straight line from Eden to Buffalo, with an average speed<5> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take most of a day to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take five to six hours.
    • 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 276 miles [444.2 km] to the south southeast (SSE). Driving would take four to five hours, a buggy would take 11 days and walking would take 16 days.
    • The shortest distance<6> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 5,812 miles [9,353.5 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<7>
    • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 6,536 miles [10,518.7 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<8>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 4,412 miles [7,100.4 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<9>

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Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Eden. 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 obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Eden) 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 Eden. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from EdenOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Eden. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 42.6517, Longitude: -78.8764       In this case, the coordinates for Eden have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<2>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<3>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.
<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 Eden 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 308.745 degrees.
<8>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 304.991 degrees.
<9>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 304.054 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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