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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 Greenville, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Greenville 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 Greenville:
    • 41.367872, -74.594050
    • 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 Greenville
  • 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

Communities Also Named Greenville ...

We have found two communities that share the name Greenville.

There is one other community in New York which is also named Greenville.

Beyond New York, there is another community also named Greenville in the United States.

  • Communities Located In New York ...
    • Greene County
      • This Greenville is located in Greene County and lies 76 miles [122.3 km]<1> to the north northeast of the Greenville that is located in Orange County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Greenville
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Greene County community of Greenville.
  • Communities Elsewhere In North America ...
    • Wisconsin
      • Outagamie County
      • This Greenville is located in Outagamie County and lies 734 miles [1,181.3 km]<1> to the west northwest of the Greenville that is located in Orange County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Greenville
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Outagamie County community of Greenville.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Greenville ...

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.

  • Bushville [Orange County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bushville
    • Bushville [Orange County] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the east of Greenville
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Bushville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bushville
  • Cuddebackville [Orange County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cuddebackville
    • Cuddebackville [Orange County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the north of Greenville
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cuddebackville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cuddebackville
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Cuddebackville<3>
  • Eden [Orange County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Eden
    • Eden [Orange County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the southeast of Greenville
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Eden have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Eden
  • Finchville [Orange County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Finchville
    • Finchville [Orange County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the north of Greenville
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Finchville
  • Continue List   (9 more) ...
    • Greenville [Orange County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Greenville
      • Greenville [Orange County] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the southwest of Greenville
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Greenville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Greenville
    • Logtown [Orange County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Logtown
      • Logtown [Orange County] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the south of Greenville
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Logtown have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Logtown
    • Mount Hope [Orange County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mount Hope
      • Mount Hope [Orange County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the northeast of Greenville
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Mount Hope have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mount Hope
    • Quarryville [Sussex County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Quarryville
      • Quarryville [Sussex County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the south of Greenville
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Quarryville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Quarryville
    • Rockport [Sussex County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rockport
      • Rockport [Sussex County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the south of Greenville
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Rockport have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rockport
    • Roses Point [Orange County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Roses Point
      • Roses Point [Orange County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the north of Greenville
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Roses Point have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Roses Point
    • Slate Hill [Orange County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Slate Hill
      • Slate Hill [Orange County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the east of Greenville
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Slate Hill have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Slate Hill
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Slate Hill<3>
    • Sparrow Bush [Orange County]
    • Unionville [Orange County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Unionville
      • Unionville [Orange County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the south of Greenville
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 597 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Unionville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Unionville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Unionville<3>

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 Greenville. 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.

  • View Our List ...
    • William Chauvenet     (Mathematician, professor)
    • Mort Drucker     (Caricaturist, cartoonist)
      • Caricaturist, cartoonist. He was born on March 22, 1929 (a Friday) and died in Woodbury (NY) on April 9, 2020 (a Thursday) at the age of 91. We don't have any burial details.
      • Woodbury is located 25 miles [40.2 km] to the east of Greenville.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Mort Drucker<4>
    • Thomas John 'Dude' Esterbrook     (Major League Baseball> *~~mlb:<1880/05/01:1891/07/22)
    • Valerie Harper     (Actress)
    • George Inness, Jr.     (Artist)
      • Artist. He was born in Paris (France) on January 5, 1854 (a Thursday) and died in Cragsmoor (NY) on July 27, 1926 (a Tueday) at the age of 72. He is buried at Rosedale Cemetery (Essex County, New Jersey).
      • Cragsmoor is located 23 miles [37 km] to the northeast of Greenville.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: George Inness, Jr.<4>
    • Herbert 'Herb' Kalin     (Musician, singer)
    • Milton Kamen     (Actor, comic)
      • Actor, comic. He was born in Hurleyville (NY) on March 5, 1921 (a Saturday) and died in Beverly Hills (CA) on February 24, 1977 (a Thursday) at the age of 55. He is buried at Eden Memorial Park (Los Angeles County, California).
      • Hurleyville is located 25 miles [40.2 km] to the north of Greenville.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Milton Kamen<4>
    • Richard Kiley     (Actor)
      • Actor. He was born in Chicago (IL) on March 31, 1922 (a Friday) and died in Warwick (NY) on March 5, 1999 (a Friday) at the age of 77. He is buried at Warwick Cemetery (Orange County, New York).
      • Warwick is located 14 miles [22.5 km] to the southeast of Greenville.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Richard Kiley<4>
    • Joseph Bohomiel 'Joe' Lapchick     (Professional basketball)
    • John 'John the Eagle' Riggi     (Crime figure)
    • Kate Williamson     (Actress)

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

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

  • View Our List ...
    • Goshen, which is the Seat of Orange County and lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<1> to the east. If you could walk a straight line from Greenville to Goshen, 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 98 miles [157.7 km] to the north northeast (NNE). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take less than two hours, a buggy would take three full days and walking would take 6 days.
    • The White House (Washington, DC) is 213 miles [342.8 km] to the southwest (SW). Driving would take a little over three hours, a buggy would take 9 days and walking would take 13 days.
    • The shortest distance<6> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 5,692 miles [9,160.4 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<7>
    • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 6,402 miles [10,303 km] and it lies to the east northeast (ENE).<8>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 4,278 miles [6,884.8 km] and it lies to the east northeast (ENE).<9>

Other Roadside Stops ...

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About Orange County

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Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Orange County: www.co.orange.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 obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Greenville) 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 Greenville. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from GreenvilleOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Greenville. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 41.3679, Longitude: -74.5940       In this case, the coordinates for Greenville 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 Greenville 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 306.224 degrees.
<8>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 301.942 degrees.
<9>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 302.629 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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