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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 Gregorytown, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Gregorytown 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 Gregorytown:
    • 42.031151, -75.036363
    • 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 Gregorytown
  • 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 Gregorytown ...

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.

  • Burnwood [Delaware County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Burnwood
    • Burnwood [Delaware County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the south of Gregorytown
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Burnwood have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Burnwood
  • Butternut Grove [Delaware County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Butternut Grove
    • Butternut Grove [Delaware County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the southeast of Gregorytown
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Butternut Grove have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Butternut Grove
  • Centerville [Delaware County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Centerville
    • Centerville [Delaware County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the west of Gregorytown
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Centerville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Centerville
  • Downsville [Delaware County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Downsville
    • Downsville [Delaware County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the northeast of Gregorytown
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Downsville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Downsville
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Downsville<3>
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    • Elk Brook [Delaware County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Elk Brook
      • Elk Brook [Delaware County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the south of Gregorytown
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Elk Brook have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Elk Brook
    • Harvard [Delaware County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Harvard
      • Harvard [Delaware County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the west of Gregorytown
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Harvard have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Harvard
    • Long Flat [Delaware County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Long Flat
      • Long Flat [Delaware County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the southwest of Gregorytown
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Long Flat have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Long Flat
    • Peakville [Delaware County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Peakville
      • Peakville [Delaware County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the southwest of Gregorytown
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Peakville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Peakville

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 Gregorytown. 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 ...
    • Walter R. Brooks     (Author)
      • Author. He was born in Rome (NY) on January 9, 1886 (a Saturday) and died in Roxbury (NY) on August 17, 1958 (a Sunday) at the age of 72. He is buried at Woodlawn Cemetery (Madison County, New York).
      • Roxbury is located 29 miles [46.7 km] to the northeast of Gregorytown.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Walter R. Brooks<4>
    • Charles Hines     (Director)
      • Director. He was born in Oakland (PA) on February 14, 1892 (a Sunday) and died in Los Angeles (CA) on July 16, 1936 (a Thursday) at the age of 44. He is buried at Calvary Cemetery (Los Angeles County, California).
      • Oakland is located 29 miles [46.7 km] to the west of Gregorytown.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Charles Hines<4>
    • 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 27 miles [43.5 km] to the southeast of Gregorytown.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Milton Kamen<4>

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

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

  • View Our List ...
    • Delhi, which is the Seat of Delaware County and lies 18 miles [29 km]<1> to the north northeast. If you could walk a straight line from Gregorytown to Delhi, with an average speed<5> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take just over 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 78 miles [125.5 km] to the northeast (NE). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take less than two hours, a buggy would take most of three days and walking would take 5 days.
    • The White House (Washington, DC) is 240 miles [386.2 km] to the south southwest (SSW). 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 5,683 miles [9,145.9 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<7>
    • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 6,397 miles [10,295 km] and it lies to the east northeast (ENE).<8>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 4,272 miles [6,875.1 km] and it lies to the east northeast (ENE).<9>

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Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Delaware County: www.co.delaware.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' distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Gregorytown) 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 Gregorytown. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from GregorytownOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Gregorytown. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 42.0312, Longitude: -75.0364    
<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 Gregorytown 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 306.421 degrees.
<8>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 302.271 degrees.
<9>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 302.53 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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