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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 Fort Salonga, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Fort Salonga and the surrounding area.

  • Weather ...
  • 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 Fort Salonga:
    • 40.912598, -73.300949
    • 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 Fort Salonga
  • 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

Curious and Interesting Names Near Fort Salonga ...

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.

  • Cove Neck [Nassau County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cove Neck
    • Cove Neck [Nassau County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the west of Fort Salonga
    • Estimated population in 2019: 301 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cove Neck have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cove Neck
  • Crab Meadow [Suffolk County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Crab Meadow
    • Crab Meadow [Suffolk County] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the northwest of Fort Salonga
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Crab Meadow have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Crab Meadow
  • Deer Park [Suffolk County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Deer Park
    • Deer Park [Suffolk County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the south of Fort Salonga
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Deer Park have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Deer Park
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Deer Park<3>
  • Greenlawn [Suffolk County]
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    • Half Hollow [Suffolk County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Half Hollow
      • Half Hollow [Suffolk County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the south of Fort Salonga
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Half Hollow have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Half Hollow
    • Kings Park [Suffolk County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Kings Park
      • Kings Park [Suffolk County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the southeast of Fort Salonga
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Kings Park have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Kings Park
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Kings Park<3>
    • Lake Grove [Suffolk County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lake Grove
      • Lake Grove [Suffolk County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the east of Fort Salonga
      • Estimated population in 2019: 11,056 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lake Grove have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lake Grove
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Lake Grove<3>
    • Laurel Hollow [Nassau County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Laurel Hollow
      • Laurel Hollow [Nassau County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the southwest of Fort Salonga
      • Estimated population in 2019: 2,033 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Laurel Hollow have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Laurel Hollow
    • Little Plains [Suffolk County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Little Plains
      • Little Plains [Suffolk County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the southwest of Fort Salonga
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Little Plains have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Little Plains
    • Lloyd Harbor [Suffolk County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lloyd Harbor
      • Lloyd Harbor [Suffolk County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the west of Fort Salonga
      • Estimated population in 2019: 3,658 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lloyd Harbor have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lloyd Harbor
    • Pine Aire [Suffolk County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pine Aire
      • Pine Aire [Suffolk County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the south of Fort Salonga
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Pine Aire have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pine Aire

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 Fort Salonga. 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.

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    • June Allyson     (Actress)
      • Actress. She was born in Bronx (New York) on Sunday October 7, 1917 and died in Ojai (California) on Saturday July 8, 2006 at the age of 88. The body was cremated.
      • Bronx is located 29 miles [46.7 km] to the west of Fort Salonga.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: June Allyson<4>
    • Peter Arno     (Cartoonist)
      • Cartoonist. He was born in New York (New York) on Friday January 8, 1904 and died in Port Chester (New York) on Thursday February 22, 1968 at the age of 64. He is buried at Kensico Cemetery (Westchester County, New York).
      • New York is located 38 miles [61.2 km] to the west of Fort Salonga.
      • Port Chester is located 19 miles [30.6 km] to the west of Fort Salonga.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Peter Arno<4>
    • Eleanor Stackhouse Atkinson     (Author)
      • Author. She was born in Rensselaer (Indiana) on Wednesday January 7, 1863 and died in Manhasset (New York) on Wednesday November 4, 1942 at the age of 79. She is buried at Weston Cemetery (Jasper County, Indiana).
      • Manhasset is located 22 miles [35.4 km] to the west of Fort Salonga.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Eleanor Stackhouse Atkinson<4>
    • Doe Avedon     (Actress, model)
    • Faith Baldwin     (Author)
      • Author. She was born in New Rochelle (New York) on Sunday October 1, 1893 and died in Norwalk (Connecticut) on Saturday March 18, 1978 at the age of 84.
      • New Rochelle is located 25 miles [40.2 km] to the west of Fort Salonga.
      • Norwalk is located 15 miles [24.1 km] to the northwest of Fort Salonga.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Faith Baldwin<4>
    • Anne Bancroft     (Oscar winning actress, singer, director, screenwriter)
      • Oscar winning actress, singer, director, screenwriter. She was born in Bronx (New York) on Thursday September 17, 1931 and died in New York (New York) on Monday June 6, 2005 at the age of 73. She is buried at Kensico Cemetery (Westchester County, New York).
      • Bronx is located 29 miles [46.7 km] to the west of Fort Salonga.
      • New York is located 38 miles [61.2 km] to the west of Fort Salonga.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Anne Bancroft<4>
    • Billy Bang     (Musician)
      • Musician. He was born in Mobile (Alabama) on Saturday September 20, 1947 and died in Bronx (New York) on Monday April 11, 2011 at the age of 63. He is buried at Woodlawn Cemetery (Bronx County, New York).
      • Bronx is located 29 miles [46.7 km] to the west of Fort Salonga.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Billy Bang<4>
    • J.J. Barry     (Actor)
      • Actor. He was born in New York (New York) on Monday April 25, 1932 and died in Huntington Station (New York) on Wednesday August 15, 1990 at the age of 58. He is buried at Cemetery of the Holy Rood (Nassau County, New York).
      • New York is located 38 miles [61.2 km] to the west of Fort Salonga.
      • Huntington Station is located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the southwest of Fort Salonga.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: J.J. Barry<4>
    • Maurice Barrymore     (Actor)
      • Actor. He was born in Punjab (India) on Friday September 21, 1849 and died in Amityville (New York) on Sunday March 26, 1905 at the age of 55. He is buried at Mt. Vernon Cemetery (Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania).
      • Amityville is located 17 miles [27.4 km] to the south of Fort Salonga.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Maurice Barrymore<4>
    • James Barton     (Actor)
      • Actor. He was born in Gloucester City (New Jersey) on Saturday November 1, 1890 and died in Mineola (New York) on Wednesday December 19, 1962 at the age of 72. He is buried at St. John RC Cemetery (Queens County, New York).
      • Mineola is located 21 miles [33.8 km] to the southwest of Fort Salonga.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: James Barton<4>
    • Clarence H. Bassett     (Singer)
      • Singer. He was born in Jamaica (New York) on Friday March 13, 1936 and died in Richmond (Virginia) on Tueday January 25, 2005 at the age of 68. He is buried at Oakwood Cemetery (Richmond City, Virginia).
      • Jamaica is located 29 miles [46.7 km] to the southwest of Fort Salonga.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Clarence H. Bassett<4>
    • Terry Becker     (Actor, director, producer)
      • Actor, director, producer. He was born in Bronx (New York) on Friday August 5, 1921 and died in Los Angeles (California) on Tueday December 30, 2014 at the age of 93. He is buried at Eden Memorial Park (Los Angeles County, California).
      • Bronx is located 29 miles [46.7 km] to the west of Fort Salonga.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Terry Becker<4>
    • Laurie Hope Beechman     (Actress)
      • Actress. She was born in Philadelphia (Pennsylvania) on Saturday April 4, 1953 and died in White Plains (New York) on Sunday March 8, 1998 at the age of 44. She is buried at Montefiore Cemetery (Montgomery County, Pennsylvania).
      • White Plains is located 25 miles [40.2 km] to the west of Fort Salonga.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Laurie Hope Beechman<4>

How Far From Fort Salonga to ...

We spend a lot of time looking through Gazetteers that were published in the late 1800's and early 1900's. Many of the Gazetteers include the distance from a community such as Fort Salonga to various places of note, such as the White House.

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

  • View Our List ...
    • Riverhead, which is the Seat of Suffolk County and lies 33 miles [53.1 km]<1> to the east. If you could walk a straight line from Fort Salonga to Riverhead, with an average speed<5> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take most of two days to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take just over a day.
    • Albany, which is the State Capital of New York, lies 122 miles [196.3 km] to the north (N). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take about two hours, a buggy would take 5 days and walking would take 7 days.
    • The White House (Washington, DC) is 241 miles [387.9 km] to the west southwest (WSW). Driving would take nearly four hours, a buggy would take 10 days and walking would take 14 days.
    • The shortest distance<6> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 5,656 miles [9,102.4 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<7>
    • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 6,361 miles [10,237 km] and it lies to the east northeast (ENE).<8>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 4,238 miles [6,820.4 km] and it lies to the east northeast (ENE).<9>

Other Roadside Stops ...

The Communities of New York

About Suffolk County

About New York

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Suffolk County: www.co.suffolk.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 '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- Fort Salonga) 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 Fort Salonga. 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 Fort Salonga

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Fort Salonga. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 40.9126, Longitude: -73.3009       In this case, the coordinates for Fort Salonga have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<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>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<4>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.
<5>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.
<6>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 Fort Salonga to the Middle East to be East and South, the Great Circle Route actually lies to the North and East.
<7>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Jerusalem is 305.503 degrees.
<8>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 301.053 degrees.
<9>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 302.267 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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