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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 Florida, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Florida 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 Florida:
    • 41.332002, -74.356828
    • 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 Florida
  • 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 Florida ...

We have found twelve communities that share the name Florida.

Within New York, the name Florida is unique.

Beyond New York, we know of another twelve communities that are located throughout in the United States and Canada. Of these twelve communities, eleven are located in the United States and two are in Canada.

  • Communities Elsewhere In North America ...
    • Colorado
      • La Plata County
      • This Florida is located in La Plata County and lies 1,796 miles [2,890.4 km]<1> to the west of the Florida that is located in Orange County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Florida
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the La Plata County community of Florida.
    • Illinois
      • Randolph 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 Illinois community of Florida [Randolph County].
    • Indiana
      • Madison County
      • This Florida is located in Madison County and lies 598 miles [962.4 km]<1> to the west of the Florida that is located in Orange County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Florida
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Madison County community of Florida.
    • Massachusetts
      • Berkshire County
      • This Florida is located in Berkshire County and lies 115 miles [185.1 km]<1> to the northeast of the Florida that is located in Orange County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Florida
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Berkshire County community of Florida.
    • Michigan
      • Houghton 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 Florida [Houghton County].
    • Missouri
      • Monroe County
      • This Florida is located in Monroe County and lies 923 miles [1,485.4 km]<1> to the west of the Florida that is located in Orange County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Florida
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Monroe County community of Florida.
    • New Mexico
      • Dona Ana 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 New Mexico community of Florida [Dona Ana County].
      • Luna County
      • This Florida is located in Luna County and lies 1,921 miles [3,091.5 km]<1> to the west of the Florida that is located in Orange County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Florida
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Luna County community of Florida.
      • Socorro County
      • This Florida is located in Socorro County and lies 1,834 miles [2,951.5 km] to the west of the Florida that is located in Orange County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Florida
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Socorro County community of Florida.
    • Ohio
      • Henry County
      • This Florida is located in Henry County and lies 510 miles [820.8 km]<1> to the west of the Florida that is located in Orange County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Florida
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Henry County community of Florida.
      • Knox County
      • This community is historic<3> and although located in Knox County, we don't know where within the county.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Knox County community of Florida.
    • Ontario
      • This Florida lies 621 miles [999.4 km]<1> to the north northwest of the Florida that is located in Orange County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Florida

Curious and Interesting Names Near Florida ...

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.

  • Cedarcrest [Orange County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cedarcrest
    • Cedarcrest [Orange County] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the south of Florida
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cedarcrest have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cedarcrest
  • Chester [Orange County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Chester
    • Chester [Orange County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the northeast of Florida
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 4,056 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Chester
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Chester<5>
  • Edenville [Orange County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Edenville
    • Edenville [Orange County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the southwest of Florida
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Edenville have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Edenville
  • Greycourt [Orange County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Greycourt
    • Greycourt [Orange County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the east of Florida
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Greycourt have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Greycourt
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Homestead Village [Orange County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Homestead Village
      • Homestead Village [Orange County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the south of Florida
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Homestead Village have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Homestead Village
    • Little York [Orange County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Little York
      • Little York [Orange County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the southwest of Florida
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Little York have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Little York
    • Otter Kill [Orange County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Otter Kill
      • Otter Kill [Orange County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the northeast of Florida
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Otter Kill have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Otter Kill
    • Pine Island [Orange County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pine Island
      • Pine Island [Orange County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the southwest of Florida
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Pine Island have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pine Island
    • Snufftown [Orange County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Snufftown
      • Snufftown [Orange County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the west of Florida
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Snufftown have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Snufftown
    • Sugar Loaf [Orange County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sugar Loaf
      • Sugar Loaf [Orange County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the east of Florida
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Sugar Loaf have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sugar Loaf
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Sugar Loaf<5>

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 Florida. 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 ...
    • Slim Aarons     (Photographer)
      • Photographer. He was born on October 29, 1916 (a Sunday) and died in Montrose (NY) on May 23, 2006 (a Tueday) at the age of 89. He is buried at Mt. Auburn Cemetery (Middlesex County, Massachusetts).
      • Montrose is located 22 miles [35.4 km] to the east of Florida.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Slim Aarons<6>
    • Frank Abbundando     (Crime figure)
      • Crime figure. He was born on July 11, 1910 (a Monday) and died in Ossining (NY) on February 19, 1942 (a Thursday) at the age of 31. He is buried at St. John RC Cemetery (Queens County, New York).
      • Ossining is located 28 miles [45.1 km] to the southeast of Florida.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Frank Abbundando<6>
    • Timothy Shay Arthur     (Author)
    • Alice Guy Blache     (Director)
      • Director. She was born in Paris (France) on July 1, 1873 (a Tueday) and died in Mahwah (NJ) on March 24, 1968 (a Sunday) at the age of 94. She is buried at Maryrest Cemetery (Bergen County, New Jersey).
      • Mahwah is located 20 miles [32.2 km] to the southeast of Florida.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Alice Guy Blache<6>
    • Holbrook Blinn     (Actor)
    • Northern James Calloway     (Actor)
      • Actor. He was born on January 22, 1948 (a Thursday) and died in Ossining (NY) on January 9, 1990 (a Tueday) at the age of 42. He is buried at Ferncliff Cemetery (Westchester County, New York).
      • Ossining is located 28 miles [45.1 km] to the southeast of Florida.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Northern James Calloway<6>
    • Northern James Calloway     (Actor)
      • Actor. He was born on January 22, 1948 (a Thursday) and died in Ossining (NY) on January 9, 1990 (a Tueday) at the age of 42. He is buried at Ferncliff Cemetery (Westchester County, New York).
      • Ossining is located 28 miles [45.1 km] to the southeast of Florida.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Northern James Calloway<6>
    • Louis Capone     (Crime figure)
      • Crime figure. He was born in Naples (Italy) on September 5, 1896 (a Saturday) and died in Ossining (NY) on March 4, 1944 (a Saturday) at the age of 47. He is buried at Holy Cross Cemetery (Kings County, New York).
      • Ossining is located 28 miles [45.1 km] to the southeast of Florida.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Louis Capone<6>
    • Frank Jacob Chamberlin     (Professional football)
      • Professional football. He was born in Mahwah (NJ) on January 2, 1978 (a Monday) and died in Wyckoff (NJ) on November 17, 2013 (a Sunday) at the age of 35. He is buried at Maryrest Cemetery (Bergen County, New Jersey).
      • Mahwah is located 20 miles [32.2 km] to the southeast of Florida.
      • Wyckoff is located 24 miles [38.6 km] to the southeast of Florida.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Frank Jacob Chamberlin<6>
    • William Chauvenet     (Mathematician, professor)
    • Joe Colombo     (Crime figure)
      • Crime figure. He was born on June 16, 1923 (a Saturday) and died in Newburgh (NY) on May 22, 1978 (a Monday) at the age of 54. He is buried at St. John RC Cemetery (Queens County, New York).
      • Newburgh is located 21 miles [33.8 km] to the northeast of Florida.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Joe Colombo<6>
    • Elmer Nathan 'Al' Corwin     (Major League Baseball)
    • Anne Theresa Donovan     (Professional basketball)
      • Professional basketball. She was born in Ridgewood (NJ) on November 1, 1961 (a Wednesday) and died in Wilmington (NC) on June 13, 2018 (a Wednesday) at the age of 56. She is buried at Maryrest Cemetery (Bergen County, New Jersey).
      • Ridgewood is located 27 miles [43.5 km] to the southeast of Florida.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Anne Theresa Donovan<6>

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

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

  • View Our List ...
    • Goshen, which is the Seat of Orange County and lies just to the North Northeast.
    • Albany, which is the State Capital of New York, lies 96 miles [154.5 km]<1> to the north northeast (NNE). If you could drive a straight line from Florida to Albany, with an average speed<7>of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, it would take less than two hours to make the trip. A comfortable walk of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour would take 6 days. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take three full days.
    • The White House (Washington, DC) is 219 miles [352.4 km] to the southwest (SW). Driving would take nearly four hours, a buggy would take 9 days and walking would take 13 days.
    • The shortest distance<8> 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).<9>
    • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 6,393 miles [10,288.5 km] and it lies to the east northeast (ENE).<10>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 4,269 miles [6,870.3 km] and it lies to the east northeast (ENE).<11>

Other Roadside Stops ...

Index of Cities, Towns and Villages for New York

About Orange County

About New York

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Orange County: www.co.orange.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' (or 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- Florida) 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 Florida. 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 FloridaOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Florida. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 41.3320, Longitude: -74.3568       In this case, the coordinates for Florida have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<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 Mile's to see Pete ... Mile's 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 Florida 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>We use the term 'Historic' broadly and it generally means that the community no longer exists. However, it can also mean that the community might still exist, but was significantly larger or had a more 'official' existence in the past than it does now. Unfortunately our sources of data have proven to be unreliable. If you can provide us with more specific information about Florida, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.
<4>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.
<5>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<6>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.
<7>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.
<8>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 Florida to the Middle East to be East and South, the Great Circle Route actually lies to the North and East.
<9>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Jerusalem is 306.086 degrees.
<10>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 301.779 degrees.
<11>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 302.539 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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