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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 Hamden, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Hamden 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 Hamden:
    • 42.191013, -74.994667
    • 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 Hamden
  • 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 Hamden ...

We have found six communities that share the name Hamden.

Within New York, the name Hamden is unique.

Beyond New York, we know of another six communities that are located throughout in the United States.

  • Communities Elsewhere In North America ...
    • Connecticut
      • New Haven County
      • This Hamden is located in New Haven County and lies 121 miles [194.7 km]<1> to the east southeast of the Hamden that is located in Delaware County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hamden
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the New Haven County community of Hamden.
    • Kansas
      • Sumner County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<2> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Kansas community of Hamden [Sumner County].
    • Missouri
      • Chariton County
      • This Hamden is located in Chariton County and lies 946 miles [1,522.4 km]<1> to the west of the Hamden that is located in Delaware County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hamden
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Chariton County community of Hamden.
    • New Jersey
      • Hunterdon County
      • This Hamden is located in Hunterdon County and lies 109 miles [175.4 km]<1> to the south of the Hamden that is located in Delaware County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hamden
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Hunterdon County community of Hamden.
    • Ohio
      • Vinton County
      • This Hamden is located in Vinton County and lies 446 miles [717.8 km]<1> to the west southwest of the Hamden that is located in Delaware County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hamden
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Vinton County community of Hamden.
    • Oklahoma
      • Choctaw County
      • This Hamden is located in Choctaw County and lies 1,243 miles [2,000.4 km]<1> to the west southwest of the Hamden that is located in Delaware County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hamden
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Choctaw County community of Hamden.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Hamden ...

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.

  • Arabia [Delaware County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Arabia
    • Arabia [Delaware County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the northwest of Hamden
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Arabia have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Arabia
  • Arena [Delaware County] - Historic
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Arena
    • Arena [Delaware County] was located 14 miles [22.5 km]<1> to the east of Hamden
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Arena have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
  • Bloomville [Delaware County]
  • Centerville [Delaware County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Centerville
    • Centerville [Delaware County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<1> to the southwest of Hamden
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Centerville have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Centerville
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    • Downsville [Delaware County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Downsville
      • Downsville [Delaware County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the south of Hamden
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Downsville have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Downsville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Downsville<4>
    • Franklin [Delaware County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Franklin
      • Franklin [Delaware County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<1> to the northwest of Hamden
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 335 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Franklin have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Franklin
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Franklin<4>
    • Harvard [Delaware County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Harvard
      • Harvard [Delaware County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<1> to the southwest of Hamden
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Harvard have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Harvard
    • Lake Delaware [Delaware County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lake Delaware
      • Lake Delaware [Delaware County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the northeast of Hamden
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lake Delaware have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lake Delaware
    • Long Flat [Delaware County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Long Flat
      • Long Flat [Delaware County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<1> to the south of Hamden
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Long Flat have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Long Flat
    • Pinesville [Delaware County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pinesville
      • Pinesville [Delaware County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the west of Hamden
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Pinesville have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pinesville
    • Rock Rift [Delaware County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rock Rift
      • Rock Rift [Delaware County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<1> to the southwest of Hamden
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Rock Rift have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rock Rift
    • Treadwell [Delaware County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Treadwell
      • Treadwell [Delaware County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the north of Hamden
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Treadwell have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Treadwell
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Treadwell<4>
    • Trout Creek [Delaware County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Trout Creek
      • Trout Creek [Delaware County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<1> to the west of Hamden
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Trout Creek have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Trout Creek
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Trout Creek<4>

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 Hamden. 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 22 miles [35.4 km] to the east of Hamden.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Walter R. Brooks<5>

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

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

  • View Our List ...
    • Delhi, which is the Seat of Delaware County and lies just to the North Northeast.
    • Albany, which is the State Capital of New York, lies 70 miles [112.7 km]<1> to the east northeast (ENE). If you could drive a straight line from Hamden to Albany, with an average speed<6>of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, it would take less than two hours to make the trip. A comfortable walk of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour would take three full days. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take about three full days.
    • The White House (Washington, DC) is 251 miles [403.9 km] to the south southwest (SSW). Driving would take nearly four hours, a buggy would take 10 days and walking would take 15 days.
    • The shortest distance<7> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 5,675 miles [9,133 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<8>
    • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 6,389 miles [10,282.1 km] and it lies to the east northeast (ENE).<9>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 4,264 miles [6,862.2 km] and it lies to the east northeast (ENE).<10>

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Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Hamden. 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' (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- Hamden) 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 Hamden. 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 HamdenOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Hamden. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 42.1910, Longitude: -74.9947    
<2>If we encounter the name of what might be a community, our methodology is to add that name to our Gazetteer as a placeholder. As we find more information about that community, it will be added to our Gazetteer.

Just as a reminder: Our definition of a community is rather broad and includes those places (or areas) where several families lived and had a name which identified that place. For example, you might hear somebody say that they are going over to Mile's to see Pete ... Mile's is just a gas station and a couple of homes at the crossroads. While it might not be on the map, everybody in the area knows it by that name.

Places of interest include buildings at a crossroad, several families clustered in a hollow or maybe the location of a way station. It also includes places like mines, lumber camps, ferry crossings, etc. The community might still exist, is now gone or only existed for just a short period of time.

Also keep in mind that Hamden could have been on the original document by mistake, misspelled, the original/alternate name of a community that we've listed elsewhere or was placed in the wrong county. Sometimes a post office or train station would have a different name than the community where it's located, so two names might be referring to the same community - we're working to straighten it all out.
<3>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.
<4>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<5>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.
<6>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.
<7>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 Hamden to the Middle East to be East and South, the Great Circle Route actually lies to the North and East.
<8>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Jerusalem is 306.378 degrees.
<9>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 302.248 degrees.
<10>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 302.438 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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