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Welcome to Flatbush ...

Flatbush is located in Kings County<1>.

The location of Flatbush has been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (ie- the GNIS).<2>

Flatbush is 50 feet [15 m] above sea level.<3>.

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

Communities Also Named Flatbush ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are two New York communities named Flatbush: This one is located in Kings County and the other is located in Ulster County.

For more information, see our Tidbits & Trivia Page for Flatbush.

Communities near Flatbush ...

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

  • New York
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for New York
    • New York lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<4> to the northwest of Flatbush.
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 8,253,213 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on New York
  • Bronx
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bronx
    • Bronx lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<4> to the north of Flatbush.
    • Population from the 2010 Census: 1,385,108 people
    • Bronx has also been known as:
    • Bronx
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bronx
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Bronx<5>
  • Hempstead
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    • Hempstead lies 18 miles [29 km]<4> to the east of Flatbush.
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 764,055 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hempstead have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hempstead
  • Newark
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    • Newark lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<4> to the northwest of Flatbush.
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 282,520 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Newark
  • Jersey City
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Jersey City
    • Jersey City lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<4> to the northwest of Flatbush.
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 262,664 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Jersey City
  • North Hempstead
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for North Hempstead
    • North Hempstead lies 18 miles [29 km]<4> to the northeast of Flatbush.
    • 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.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on North Hempstead
  • Yonkers
  • Elizabeth
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    • Elizabeth lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<4> to the west of Flatbush.
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 128,382 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Elizabeth
  • Clifton
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Clifton
    • Clifton lies 18 miles [29 km]<4> to the northwest of Flatbush.
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 85,025 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Clifton
  • Passaic
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    • Passaic lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<4> to the northwest of Flatbush.
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 69,340 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Passaic

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 Flatbush. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Flatbush.

Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Flatbush. 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 Flatbush.

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

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Flatbush ...

Looking for more information about Flatbush? 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.

While we are unaware of a Tourism page that is specific to Flatbush, there are neighboring communities that do have Tourism pages. A map of those communities can be found with our TripAdvisor Page for Flatbush.

Adding Flatbush to Our Gazetteer ...

We originally found mention of Flatbush 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 Flatbush was in the Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).

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

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Flatbush. 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 Kings, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<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>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Flatbush - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<4>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 from Point A (ie- Flatbush) to Point B.Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Flatbush. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 40.6520, Longitude: -73.9590       In this case, the coordinates for Flatbush have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<5>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.




 

 

 

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