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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 Eldred, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Eldred 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 Eldred:
    • 41.526987, -74.884440
    • 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 Eldred
  • 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 Eldred ...

We have found seven communities that share the name Eldred.

Within New York, the name Eldred is unique.

Beyond New York, we know of another seven communities that are located throughout in the United States and Canada. Of these seven communities, six are located in the United States and one is in Canada.

  • Communities Elsewhere In North America ...
    • Florida
      • Saint Lucie County
      • This Eldred is located in Saint Lucie County and lies 1,026 miles [1,651.2 km]<1> to the south southwest of the Eldred that is located in Sullivan County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Eldred
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Saint Lucie County community of Eldred.
    • Illinois
      • Greene County
      • This Eldred is located in Greene County and lies 837 miles [1,347 km]<1> to the west of the Eldred that is located in Sullivan County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Eldred
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Greene County community of Eldred.
    • Kansas
      • Barber County
      • This Eldred is located in Barber County and lies 1,308 miles [2,105 km]<1> to the west of the Eldred that is located in Sullivan County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Eldred
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Barber County community of Eldred.
    • Michigan
      • Jackson County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<2> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Michigan community of Eldred [Jackson County].
    • Minnesota
      • Polk County
      • This Eldred is located in Polk County and lies 1,152 miles [1,854 km]<1> to the west northwest of the Eldred that is located in Sullivan County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Eldred
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Polk County community of Eldred.
    • Pennsylvania
      • McKean County
      • This Eldred is located in McKean County and lies 182 miles [292.9 km]<1> to the west of the Eldred that is located in Sullivan County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Eldred
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the McKean County community of Eldred.
    • Saskatchewan
      • This Eldred lies 1,690 miles [2,719.8 km]<1> to the northwest of the Eldred that is located in Sullivan County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Eldred

Curious and Interesting Names Near Eldred ...

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.

  • Fawn Lake Forest [Pike County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Fawn Lake Forest
    • Fawn Lake Forest [Pike County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the west of Eldred
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Fawn Lake Forest have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Fawn Lake Forest
  • Forestburg [Sullivan County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Forestburg
    • Forestburg [Sullivan County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the east of Eldred
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Forestburg have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Forestburg
  • Fowlerville [Sullivan County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Fowlerville
    • Fowlerville [Sullivan County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the east of Eldred
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Fowlerville have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Fowlerville
  • Handsome Eddy [Sullivan County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Handsome Eddy
    • Handsome Eddy [Sullivan County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the south of Eldred
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Handsome Eddy have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Handsome Eddy
  • Continue List   (10 more) ...
    • Hunts Corners [Sullivan County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hunts Corners
      • Hunts Corners [Sullivan County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the northwest of Eldred
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hunts Corners have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hunts Corners
    • Knights Eddy [Sullivan County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Knights Eddy
      • Knights Eddy [Sullivan County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the southeast of Eldred
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Knights Eddy have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Knights Eddy
    • Lava [Sullivan County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lava
      • Lava [Sullivan County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the northwest of Eldred
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lava have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lava
    • Masthope [Pike County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Masthope
      • Masthope [Pike County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the west of Eldred
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Masthope
    • Masthope Rapids [Pike County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Masthope Rapids
      • Masthope Rapids [Pike County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the west of Eldred
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Masthope Rapids have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Masthope Rapids
    • Mohican Lake [Sullivan County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mohican Lake
      • Mohican Lake [Sullivan County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the east of Eldred
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Mohican Lake have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mohican Lake
    • Pond Eddy [Sullivan County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pond Eddy
      • Pond Eddy [Sullivan County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the southeast of Eldred
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Pond Eddy have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pond Eddy
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Pond Eddy<4>
    • Smallwood [Sullivan County]
    • Squirrels Corners [Sullivan County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Squirrels Corners
      • Squirrels Corners [Sullivan County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the northeast of Eldred
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Squirrels Corners
    • Twin Lakes [Pike County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Twin Lakes
      • Twin Lakes [Pike County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the south of Eldred
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Twin Lakes have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Twin Lakes

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 Eldred. 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 ...
    • Thomas Everett 'Tom' Burns     (Major League Baseball> *~~mlb:<1880/05/01:1892/07/22)
    • William Chauvenet     (Mathematician, professor)
    • Thomas John 'Dude' Esterbrook     (Major League Baseball> *~~mlb:<1880/05/01:1891/07/22)
    • George Inness, Jr.     (Artist)
      • Artist. He was born in Paris (France) on January 5, 1854 (a Thursday) and died in Cragsmoor (NY) on July 27, 1926 (a Tueday) at the age of 72. He is buried at Rosedale Cemetery (Essex County, New Jersey).
      • Cragsmoor is located 27 miles [43.5 km] to the east of Eldred.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: George Inness, Jr.<5>
    • Herbert 'Herb' Kalin     (Musician, singer)
    • Milton Kamen     (Actor, comic)
      • Actor, comic. He was born in Hurleyville (NY) on March 5, 1921 (a Saturday) and died in Beverly Hills (CA) on February 24, 1977 (a Thursday) at the age of 55. He is buried at Eden Memorial Park (Los Angeles County, California).
      • Hurleyville is located 18 miles [29 km] to the northeast of Eldred.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Milton Kamen<5>
    • Joseph Bohomiel 'Joe' Lapchick     (Professional basketball)
    • Kate Williamson     (Actress)

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

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

  • View Our List ...
    • Monticello, which is the Seat of Sullivan County and lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<1> to the northeast. If you could walk a straight line from Eldred to Monticello, with an average speed<6> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take 6 hours to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take four to five hours.
    • Albany, which is the State Capital of New York, lies 96 miles [154.5 km] to the northeast (NE). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take less than two hours, a buggy would take three full days and walking would take 6 days.
    • The White House (Washington, DC) is 214 miles [344.4 km] to the south southwest (SSW). Driving would take a little over three hours, a buggy would take 9 days and walking would take 13 days.
    • The shortest distance<7> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 5,697 miles [9,168.4 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<8>
    • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 6,409 miles [10,314.3 km] and it lies to the east northeast (ENE).<9>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 4,284 miles [6,894.4 km] and it lies to the east northeast (ENE).<10>

Other Roadside Stops ...

Cities, Towns and Villages of New York

About Sullivan County

About New York

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Sullivan County: www.co.sullivan.ny.us/

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- Eldred) 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 Eldred. 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 EldredOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Eldred. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 41.5270, Longitude: -74.8844    
<2>If we encounter the name of what might be a community, our methodology is to add that name to our Gazetteer as a placeholder. As we find more information about that community, it will be added to our Gazetteer.

Just as a reminder: Our definition of a community is rather broad and includes those places (or areas) where several families lived and had a name which identified that place. For example, you might hear somebody say that they are going over to Bird Creek to see Pete ... Bird Creek is just a gas station and a couple of homes at the crossroads. While it might not be on the map, everybody in the area knows it by that name.

Places of interest include buildings at a crossroad, several families clustered in a hollow or maybe the location of a way station. It also includes places like mines, lumber camps, ferry crossings, etc. The community might still exist, is now gone or only existed for just a short period of time.

Also keep in mind that Eldred could have been on the original document by mistake, misspelled, the original/alternate name of a community that we've listed elsewhere or was placed in the wrong county. Sometimes a post office or train station would have a different name than the community where it's located, so two names might be referring to the same community - we're working to straighten it all out.
<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>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<5>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.
<6>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.
<7>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 Eldred to the Middle East to be East and South, the Great Circle Route actually lies to the North and East.
<8>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Jerusalem is 306.383 degrees.
<9>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 302.146 degrees.
<10>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 302.687 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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