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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 French Creek, we use the following websites to find information relevant to French Creek 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 French Creek:
    • 42.045611, -79.699217
    • 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 French Creek
  • 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 French Creek ...

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.

  • Beaver Dam [Erie County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Beaver Dam
    • Beaver Dam [Erie County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the south of French Creek
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Beaver Dam
  • Columbus [Warren County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Columbus
    • Columbus [Warren County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the southeast of French Creek
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Columbus have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Columbus
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Columbus<3>
  • Cutting [Chautauqua County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cutting
    • Cutting [Chautauqua County] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the south of French Creek
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cutting have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cutting
  • Five Points [Erie County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Five Points
    • Five Points [Erie County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the south of French Creek
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Five Points have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Five Points
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    • French Creek [Chautauqua County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for French Creek
      • French Creek [Chautauqua County] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the north of French Creek
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on French Creek
    • Little Hope [Erie County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Little Hope
      • Little Hope [Erie County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the northwest of French Creek
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Little Hope have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Little Hope
    • Lowville [Erie County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lowville
      • Lowville [Erie County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the west of French Creek
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lowville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lowville
    • Marvin [Chautauqua County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Marvin
      • Marvin [Chautauqua County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the southwest of French Creek
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Marvin have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Marvin
    • Ranges Corners [Erie County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ranges Corners
      • Ranges Corners [Erie County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the south of French Creek
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Ranges Corners have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ranges Corners
    • Slab City [Chautauqua County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Slab City
      • Slab City [Chautauqua County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the northeast of French Creek
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Slab City have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Slab City

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 French Creek. 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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    • Hugh Carpenter Bedient     (Major League Baseball)
      • Major League Baseball. He was born in Gerry (New York) on Wednesday October 23, 1889 and died in Jamestown (New York) on Wednesday July 21, 1965 at the age of 75. He is buried at Levant Cemetery (Chautauqua County, New York).
      • Gerry is located 25 miles [40.2 km] to the northeast of French Creek.
      • Jamestown is located 24 miles [38.6 km] to the east of French Creek.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Hugh Carpenter Bedient<4>
    • Louie Bierbauer     (Major League Baseball)
      • Major League Baseball. He was born in Erie (Pennsylvania) on Saturday September 23, 1865 and died in Erie (Pennsylvania) on Sunday January 31, 1926 at the age of 60. He is buried at Erie Cemetery (Erie County, Pennsylvania).
      • Erie is located 20 miles [32.2 km] to the west of French Creek.
      • Erie is located 20 miles [32.2 km] to the west of French Creek.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Louie Bierbauer<4>
    • Edgar Leander Cushman     (Major League Baseball)
      • Major League Baseball. He was born in Eagleville (Ohio) on Saturday March 27, 1852 and died in Erie (Pennsylvania) on Sunday September 26, 1915 at the age of 63. He is buried at Erie Cemetery (Erie County, Pennsylvania).
      • Erie is located 20 miles [32.2 km] to the west of French Creek.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Edgar Leander Cushman<4>
    • William E. 'Wild Bill' Donovan     (Major League Baseball)
      • Major League Baseball. He was born in Lawrence (Massachusetts) on Friday October 13, 1876 and died in Forsyth (New York) on Sunday December 9, 1923 at the age of 47. He is buried at Holy Cross Cemetery (Delaware County, Pennsylvania).
      • Forsyth is located 17 miles [27.4 km] to the north of French Creek.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: William E. 'Wild Bill' Donovan<4>
    • Eric George 'The Swatting Swede' Erickson     (Major League Baseball)
      • Major League Baseball. He was born in Vargarda (Sweden) on Sunday March 13, 1892 and died in Jamestown (New York) on Wednesday May 19, 1965 at the age of 73.
      • Jamestown is located 24 miles [38.6 km] to the east of French Creek.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Eric George 'The Swatting Swede' Erickson<4>
    • William Drapper Harkins     (Scientist)
      • Scientist. He was born in Titusville (Pennsylvania) on Sunday December 28, 1873 and died in Chicago (Illinois) on Wednesday March 7, 1951 at the age of 77. He is buried at Oak Woods Cemetery (Cook County, Illinois).
      • Titusville is located 28 miles [45.1 km] to the south of French Creek.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: William Drapper Harkins<4>
    • Guy Jackson Hecker     (Major League Baseball)
      • Major League Baseball. He was born in Youngsville (Pennsylvania) on Thursday April 3, 1856 and died in Wooster (Ohio) on Saturday December 3, 1938 at the age of 82.
      • Youngsville is located 23 miles [37 km] to the southeast of French Creek.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Guy Jackson Hecker<4>
    • Samuel 'The Jet' Jethroe     (Major League Baseball)
      • Major League Baseball. He was born in East Saint Louis (Illinois) on Tueday January 20, 1920 and died in Erie (Pennsylvania) on Saturday June 16, 2001 at the age of 81. He is buried at Erie Cemetery (Erie County, Pennsylvania).
      • Erie is located 20 miles [32.2 km] to the west of French Creek.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Samuel 'The Jet' Jethroe<4>
    • Harry Kellar     (Magician)
      • Magician. He was born in Erie (Pennsylvania) on Wednesday July 11, 1849 and died in Los Angeles (California) on Friday March 10, 1922 at the age of 72. He is buried at Rosedale Cemetery (Los Angeles County, California).
      • Erie is located 20 miles [32.2 km] to the west of French Creek.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Harry Kellar<4>
    • Thomas Leach     (Major League Baseball)
      • Major League Baseball. He was born in French Creek (New York) on Sunday November 4, 1877 and died in Haines City (Florida) on Monday September 29, 1969 at the age of 91. He is buried at Forest Hill Cemetery (Polk County, Florida).
      • French Creek is located Less than 2 miles to the north of French Creek.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Thomas Leach<4>
    • Edward Caleb Randall     (Author)
      • Author. He was born in Ripley (New York) on Thursday July 19, 1860 and died in Buffalo (New York) on Wednesday July 3, 1935 at the age of 75. He is buried at Forest Lawn Cemetery (Erie County, New York).
      • Ripley is located 15 miles [24.1 km] to the north of French Creek.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Edward Caleb Randall<4>

How Far From French Creek 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 community such as French Creek to various places of note, such as the White House.

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

  • View Our List ...
    • Mayville, which is the Seat of Chautauqua County and lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<1> to the north northeast. If you could walk a straight line from French Creek to Mayville, 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 five to six hours.
    • Albany, which is the State Capital of New York, lies 305 miles [490.8 km] to the east (E). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take five to six hours, a buggy would take 12 days and walking would take 18 days.
    • The White House (Washington, DC) is 258 miles [415.2 km] to the south southeast (SSE). Driving would take four to five hours, a buggy would take 10 days and walking would take 15 days.
    • The shortest distance<6> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 5,871 miles [9,448.5 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<7>
    • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 6,595 miles [10,613.6 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<8>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 4,471 miles [7,195.4 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<9>

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Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Chautauqua County: www.co.chautauqua.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- French Creek) 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 French Creek. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from French Creek

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in French Creek. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 42.0456, Longitude: -79.6992       In this case, the coordinates for French Creek 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 French Creek 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 309.307 degrees.
<8>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 305.533 degrees.
<9>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 304.683 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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