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Welcome to Flushing ...

Flushing is located in Queens County<1>.

Flushing was established in 1645.

Flushing is 80 feet [24 m] above sea level.<2>.

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

Communities Also Named Flushing ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 3 communities that are also named Flushing - they are located in Michigan, Ohio and Pennsylvania.

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

Communities near Flushing ...

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

  • New York [New York County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for New York
    • New York [New York County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<3> to the southwest of Flushing
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 8,253,213 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on New York
  • Bronx [Bronx County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bronx
    • Bronx [Bronx County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<3> to the north of Flushing
    • 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<4>
  • Hempstead [Nassau County]
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    • Hempstead [Nassau County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<3> to the southeast of Flushing
    • 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]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Oyster Bay
    • Oyster Bay [Nassau County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<3> to the east of Flushing
    • 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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    • Newark [Essex County]
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      • Newark [Essex County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<3> to the west of Flushing
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 282,520 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Newark
    • Jersey City [Hudson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Jersey City
      • Jersey City [Hudson County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<3> to the west of Flushing
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 262,664 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Jersey City
    • North Hempstead [Nassau County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for North Hempstead
      • North Hempstead [Nassau County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<3> to the east of Flushing
      • 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
    • Yonkers [Westchester County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Yonkers
      • Yonkers [Westchester County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<3> to the north of Flushing
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 200,040 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Yonkers
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Yonkers<4>
    • Greenburgh [Westchester County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Greenburgh
      • Greenburgh [Westchester County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<3> to the north of Flushing
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 90,543 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Greenburgh have been provided by the GNIS.<5> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Greenburgh
    • Clifton [Passaic County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Clifton
      • Clifton [Passaic County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<3> to the west of Flushing
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 85,025 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Clifton

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

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

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Flushing. Our list includes 8 papers. See our Newspapers Page for Flushing.

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Flushing ...

Looking for more information about Flushing? 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 Flushing, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Flushing.

Adding Flushing to Our Gazetteer ...

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

We also found Flushing on a map titled Rand McNally Map of New York (1897).

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

Other Roadside Stops ...

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Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Flushing. 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 Flushing - 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' (or point-to-point) distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Flushing) 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 Flushing. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from FlushingOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Flushing. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 40.7678, Longitude: -73.8319    
<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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