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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 Gorham, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Gorham 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 Gorham:
    • 42.802566, -77.208867
    • 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 Gorham
  • 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 Gorham ...

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.

  • Cottage City [Ontario County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cottage City
    • Cottage City [Ontario County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the west of Gorham
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cottage City have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cottage City
  • Crystal Beach [Ontario County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Crystal Beach
    • Crystal Beach [Ontario County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the west of Gorham
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Crystal Beach have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Crystal Beach
  • Flint [Ontario County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Flint
    • Flint [Ontario County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the northeast of Gorham
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Flint have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Flint
  • Greens Landing [Ontario County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Greens Landing
    • Greens Landing [Ontario County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the northwest of Gorham
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Greens Landing have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Greens Landing
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    • Mead Corner [Ontario County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mead Corner
      • Mead Corner [Ontario County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the northeast of Gorham
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Mead Corner have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mead Corner
    • Pine Corners [Yates County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pine Corners
      • Pine Corners [Yates County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the southwest of Gorham
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Pine Corners have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pine Corners
    • Potter [Yates County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Potter
      • Potter [Yates County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the south of Gorham
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Potter
    • Reed Corners [Ontario County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Reed Corners
      • Reed Corners [Ontario County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the north of Gorham
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Reed Corners have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Reed Corners
    • Roseland Park [Ontario County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Roseland Park
      • Roseland Park [Ontario County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the northwest of Gorham
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Roseland Park have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Roseland Park
    • Rushville [Yates County]
    • Stanley [Ontario County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Stanley
      • Stanley [Ontario County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the east of Gorham
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Stanley have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Stanley
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Stanley<3>
    • Williams Corner [Yates County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Williams Corner
      • Williams Corner [Yates County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the south of Gorham
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Williams Corner have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Williams Corner

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 Gorham. 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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    • Louise Blanchard Bethune     (Architect)
    • Emma Lampert Cooper     (Artist)
      • Artist. She was born in Nunda (NY) on February 24, 1855 (a Saturday) and died in Pittsford (NY) on July 30, 1920 (a Friday) at the age of 65. She is buried at Mt. Hope Cemetery (Monroe County, New York).
      • Nunda is located 40 miles [64.4 km] to the southwest of Gorham.
      • Pittsford is located 25 miles [40.2 km] to the northwest of Gorham.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Emma Lampert Cooper<4>
    • Glenn Hammond Curtiss     (Aviation pioneer)
    • Gilbert Emery     (Actor)
      • Born: Gilbert Emery Bensley Pottle
      • Actor. He was born in Naples (NY) on June 11, 1875 (a Friday) and died in Los Angeles (CA) on October 27, 1945 (a Saturday) at the age of 70. He is buried at Rose Ridge Cemetery (Ontario County, New York).
      • Naples is located 16 miles [25.7 km] to the southwest of Gorham.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Gilbert Emery<4>
    • Philip Seymour Hoffman     (Oscar winning actor, producer, director)
      • Oscar winning actor, producer, director. He was born in Fairport (NY) on July 23, 1967 (a Sunday) and died on February 2, 2014 (a Sunday) at the age of 46. The body was cremated.
      • Fairport is located 23 miles [37 km] to the northwest of Gorham.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Philip Seymour Hoffman<4>
    • Lynn Bogue Hunt     (Artist)
    • Coates Kinney     (Poet)
      • Poet. He was born in Penn Yan (NY) on November 24, 1826 (a Friday) and died in Cincinnati (OH) on January 25, 1904 (a Monday) at the age of 77. He is buried at Miami Cemetery (Warren County, Ohio).
      • Penn Yan is located 12 miles [19.3 km] to the southeast of Gorham.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Coates Kinney<4>
    • Howie Krist     (Professional baseball)
      • Professional baseball. He was born in West Henrietta (NY) on February 28, 1916 (a Monday) and died in Buffalo (NY) on April 23, 1989 (a Sunday) at the age of 73. He is buried at Delavan Cemetery (Cattaraugus County, New York).
      • West Henrietta is located 28 miles [45.1 km] to the northwest of Gorham.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Howie Krist<4>
    • Lewis Henry Morgan     (Pioneering anthopologist and considered the father of ethnology)
      • Pioneering anthopologist and considered the father of ethnology. He was born in Aurora (NY) on November 21, 1818 (a Saturday) and died in Rochester (NY) on December 17, 1881 (a Saturday) at the age of 63. He is buried at Mt. Hope Cemetery (Monroe County, New York).
      • Aurora is located 25 miles [40.2 km] to the east of Gorham.
      • Rochester is located 31 miles [49.9 km] to the northwest of Gorham.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Lewis Henry Morgan<4>

How Far From Gorham to ...

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

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

  • View Our List ...
    • Canandaigua, which is the Seat of Ontario County and lies just to the North Northwest.
    • Albany, which is the State Capital of New York, lies 175 miles [281.6 km]<1> to the east (E). If you could drive a straight line from Gorham to Albany, with an average speed<5>of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, it would take about three hours to make the trip. A comfortable walk of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour would take 10 days. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take 7 days.
    • The White House (Washington, DC) is 269 miles [432.9 km] to the south (S). Driving would take four to five hours, a buggy would take 11 days and walking would take 16 days.
    • The shortest distance<6> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 5,739 miles [9,236 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<7>
    • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 6,461 miles [10,398 km] and it lies to the east northeast (ENE).<8>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 4,336 miles [6,978.1 km] and it lies to the east northeast (ENE).<9>

Other Roadside Stops ...

Cities, Towns and Villages of New York

About Ontario County

About New York

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Ontario County: www.co.ontario.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 things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Gorham) 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 Gorham. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from GorhamOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Gorham. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 42.8026, Longitude: -77.2089       In this case, the coordinates for Gorham 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 Gorham 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 307.684 degrees.
<8>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 303.819 degrees.
<9>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 303.20 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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