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Welcome to Far Rockaway ...

Far Rockaway is located in Queens County<1>.

Far Rockaway is near sea level<2>.

Time Zone: Far Rockaway lies in the Eastern Time Zone (EST/EDT) and observes daylight saving time

Communities near Far Rockaway ...

We have created a list of 10 communities that are near Far Rockaway.

  • New York [New York County]
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    • New York [New York County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<3> to the northwest of Far Rockaway
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 8,253,213 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on New York
  • Bronx [Bronx County]
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    • Bronx [Bronx County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<3> to the north of Far Rockaway
    • Population from the 2010 Census: 1,385,108 people
    • Bronx has also been known as:
    • Bronx
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    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Bronx<4>
  • Hempstead [Nassau County]
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    • Hempstead [Nassau County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<3> to the northeast of Far Rockaway
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 764,055 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hempstead have been provided by the GNIS.<5> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hempstead
  • Oyster Bay [Nassau County]
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    • Oyster Bay [Nassau County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<3> to the northeast of Far Rockaway
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 296,592 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Oyster Bay have been provided by the GNIS.<5> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Oyster Bay
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    • Jersey City [Hudson County]
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      • Jersey City [Hudson County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<3> to the northwest of Far Rockaway
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 262,664 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Jersey City
    • North Hempstead [Nassau County]
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      • North Hempstead [Nassau County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<3> to the north of Far Rockaway
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 230,379 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for North Hempstead have been provided by the GNIS.<5> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on North Hempstead
    • Union City [Hudson County]
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      • Union City [Hudson County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<3> to the northwest of Far Rockaway
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 67,137 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Union City
    • Hempstead [Nassau County]
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      • Hempstead [Nassau County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<3> to the northeast of Far Rockaway
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 54,749 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hempstead
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Hempstead<4>
    • West New York [Hudson County]
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      • West New York [Hudson County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<3> to the northwest of Far Rockaway
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 53,132 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for West New York have been provided by the GNIS.<5> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on West New York
    • Hoboken [Hudson County]
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      • Hoboken [Hudson County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<3> to the northwest of Far Rockaway
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 53,081 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hoboken

To Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.

We created a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Far Rockaway. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Far Rockaway.

Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Far Rockaway. Our list includes information such as whether the 1895 community had a post office or railroad service. See our List of 1890's Communities around Far Rockaway.

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Far Rockaway. See our Newspapers Page for Far Rockaway.

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Far Rockaway ...

Looking for more information about Far Rockaway? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you can read an overview with links that will help you find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

In addition to the Tourism page for Far Rockaway, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Far Rockaway.

Adding Far Rockaway to Our Gazetteer ...

We originally found mention of Far Rockaway in both the FIPS-55 and the GNIS. For more information, see the FIPS and GNIS Codes sections on our Miscellaneous Page.

In addition, our notes show that the earliest dated mention that we've found for Far Rockaway was in the Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).

For more details about the above, see References and Mentions for Far Rockaway on our Genealogy Page.

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Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for State of New York: https://www.ny.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of New York's counties, including Queens, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Far Rockaway - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<3>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 drawn from Point A (ie- Far Rockaway) 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 Far Rockaway. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Far RockawayOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Far Rockaway. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 40.6006, Longitude: -73.7461    
<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 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.






















 

 

 

 

 


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