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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 Franklinville, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Franklinville 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 Franklinville:
    • 42.307009, -78.498911
    • 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 Franklinville
  • 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 Franklinville ...

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.

  • Bird [Cattaraugus County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bird
    • Bird [Cattaraugus County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the northwest of Franklinville
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bird
  • Elton [Cattaraugus County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Elton
    • Elton [Cattaraugus County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the north of Franklinville
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Elton have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Elton
  • Farmersville [Cattaraugus County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Farmersville
    • Farmersville [Cattaraugus County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the northeast of Franklinville
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Farmersville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Farmersville
  • Farmersville Station [Cattaraugus County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Farmersville Station
    • Farmersville Station [Cattaraugus County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the northeast of Franklinville
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Farmersville Station have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Farmersville Station
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Farmersville Station<3>
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    • Fox [Cattaraugus County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Fox
      • Fox [Cattaraugus County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the northwest of Franklinville
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Fox have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Fox
    • Great Valley [Cattaraugus County]
    • Hardy Corners [Allegany County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hardy Corners
      • Hardy Corners [Allegany County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the east of Franklinville
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hardy Corners have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hardy Corners
    • Lime Lake [Cattaraugus County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lime Lake
      • Lime Lake [Cattaraugus County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the north of Franklinville
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lime Lake have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lime Lake
    • Orlando [Cattaraugus County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Orlando
      • Orlando [Cattaraugus County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the west of Franklinville
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Orlando have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Orlando
    • Plato [Cattaraugus County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Plato
      • Plato [Cattaraugus County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the west of Franklinville
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Plato have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Plato
    • Riceville [Cattaraugus County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Riceville
      • Riceville [Cattaraugus County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the northwest of Franklinville
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Riceville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Riceville
    • Sugartown [Cattaraugus County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sugartown
      • Sugartown [Cattaraugus County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the southwest of Franklinville
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Sugartown have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sugartown

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 Franklinville. 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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    • Charles Callahan     (Actor, writer)
    • Hiram Bond Everest     (Inventor)
      • Inventor. He was born in Pike (NY) on April 11, 1830 (a Sunday) and died in Los Angeles (CA) on March 5, 1913 (a Wednesday) at the age of 82. He is buried at Mt. Hope Cemetery (Monroe County, New York).
      • Pike is located 24 miles [38.6 km] to the northeast of Franklinville.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Hiram Bond Everest<4>
    • Gladys Hulette     (Actress)
    • William Muldoon     (Professional wrestler)
      • Professional wrestler. He was born in Caneadea (NY) on May 25, 1852 (a Tueday) and died in Purchase (NY) on June 3, 1933 (a Saturday) at the age of 81. He is buried at Kensico Cemetery (Westchester County, New York).
      • Caneadea is located 18 miles [29 km] to the east of Franklinville.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: William Muldoon<4>
    • George Edward 'Rube' Waddell     (Major League Baseball)
    • Ellen Beach 'Lark Ellen' Yaw     (Opera singer)
    • Louis Zamperini     (US Prisoner during World War II, Olympic runner, evangelist)
      • US Prisoner during World War II, Olympic runner, evangelist. He was born in Olean (NY) on January 26, 1917 (a Friday) and died in Los Angeles (CA) on July 2, 2014 (a Wednesday) at the age of 97. The body was cremated.
      • Olean is located 15 miles [24.1 km] to the south of Franklinville.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Louis Zamperini<4>

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

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

  • View Our List ...
    • Little Valley, which is the Seat of Cattaraugus County and lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<1> to the west southwest. If you could walk a straight line from Franklinville to Little Valley, with an average speed<5> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take most of a day to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take four to five hours.
    • Albany, which is the State Capital of New York, lies 242 miles [389.5 km] to the east (E). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take nearly four hours, a buggy would take 10 days and walking would take 14 days.
    • The White House (Washington, DC) is 247 miles [397.5 km] to the south southeast (SSE). 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 5,812 miles [9,353.5 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<7>
    • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 6,534 miles [10,515.5 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<8>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 4,410 miles [7,097.2 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<9>

Mentions & References for Franklinville

Index of Cities, Towns and Villages for New York

About Cattaraugus County

About New York

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

The official website for Cattaraugus County: www.co.cattaraugus.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 drawn from Point A (ie- Franklinville) 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 Franklinville. 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 FranklinvilleOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Franklinville. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 42.3070, Longitude: -78.4989       In this case, the coordinates for Franklinville 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 Franklinville 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 308.535 degrees.
<8>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 304.70 degrees.
<9>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 304.015 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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