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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 Haverstraw, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Haverstraw 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 Haverstraw:
    • 41.201206, -74.037642
    • 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 Haverstraw
  • 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 Haverstraw ...

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.

  • Cedar Flats [Rockland County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cedar Flats
    • Cedar Flats [Rockland County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the north of Haverstraw
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cedar Flats have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cedar Flats
  • Felters Corners [Rockland County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Felters Corners
    • Felters Corners [Rockland County] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the east of Haverstraw
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Felters Corners have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Felters Corners
  • Happy Valley [Rockland County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Happy Valley
    • Happy Valley [Rockland County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the south of Haverstraw
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Happy Valley have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Happy Valley
  • King's Ferry [Rockland County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for King's Ferry
    • King's Ferry [Rockland County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the northeast of Haverstraw
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for King's Ferry have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on King's Ferry
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    • Ladentown [Rockland County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ladentown
      • Ladentown [Rockland County] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the southwest of Haverstraw
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Ladentown have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ladentown
    • New City [Rockland County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for New City
      • New City [Rockland County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the southeast of Haverstraw
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for New City have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on New City
    • New Square [Rockland County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for New Square
      • New Square [Rockland County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the south of Haverstraw
      • Estimated population in 2019: 8,763 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for New Square have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on New Square
    • Quaker Park [Rockland County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Quaker Park
      • Quaker Park [Rockland County] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the south of Haverstraw
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Quaker Park have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Quaker Park
    • Stony Point [Rockland County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Stony Point
      • Stony Point [Rockland County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the northeast of Haverstraw
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Stony Point have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Stony Point
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Stony Point<3>
    • Summit Park [Rockland County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Summit Park
      • Summit Park [Rockland County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the south of Haverstraw
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Summit Park have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Summit Park
    • Willow Grove [Rockland County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Willow Grove
      • Willow Grove [Rockland County] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the north of Haverstraw
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Willow Grove have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Willow Grove

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 Haverstraw. 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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    • Slim Aarons     (Photographer)
      • Photographer. He was born in New York (New York) on Sunday October 29, 1916 and died in Montrose (New York) on Tueday May 23, 2006 at the age of 89. He is buried at Mt. Auburn Cemetery (Middlesex County, Massachusetts).
      • New York is located 34 miles [54.7 km] to the south of Haverstraw.
      • Montrose is located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the northeast of Haverstraw.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Slim Aarons<4>
    • Frank Abbundando     (Crime figure)
      • Crime figure. He was born in New York (New York) on Monday July 11, 1910 and died in Ossining (New York) on Thursday February 19, 1942 at the age of 31. He is buried at St. John RC Cemetery (Queens County, New York).
      • New York is located 34 miles [54.7 km] to the south of Haverstraw.
      • Ossining is located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the east of Haverstraw.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Frank Abbundando<4>
    • Platt Adams     (Olympic Gold Medalist)
      • Olympic Gold Medalist. He was born in Belleville (New Jersey) on Monday March 23, 1885 and died in Normandy Beach (New Jersey) on Monday February 27, 1961 at the age of 75. He is buried at Rosedale Cemetery (Essex County, New Jersey).
      • Belleville is located 28 miles [45.1 km] to the south of Haverstraw.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Platt Adams<4>
    • Shana Alexander     (Journalist, author)
      • Journalist, author. She was born in Manhattan (New York) on Tueday October 6, 1925 and died in Hermosa Beach (California) on Thursday June 23, 2005 at the age of 79. She is buried at Westwood Memorial Park (Los Angeles County, California).
      • Manhattan is located 29 miles [46.7 km] to the south of Haverstraw.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Shana Alexander<4>
    • Cosmo Francis 'Gus' Allegretti     (Actor, puppeteer)
      • Actor, puppeteer. He was born in Manhattan (New York) on Wednesday April 6, 1927 and died in Phoenix (Arizona) on Friday July 26, 2013 at the age of 86. We don't have any burial details.
      • Manhattan is located 29 miles [46.7 km] to the south of Haverstraw.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Cosmo Francis 'Gus' Allegretti<4>
    • June Allyson     (Actress)
      • Actress. She was born in Bronx (New York) on Sunday October 7, 1917 and died in Ojai (California) on Saturday July 8, 2006 at the age of 88. The body was cremated.
      • Bronx is located 26 miles [41.8 km] to the south of Haverstraw.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: June Allyson<4>
    • Glenn Anders     (Actor)
      • Actor. He was born in Los Angeles (California) on Sunday September 1, 1889 and died in Englewood (New Jersey) on Monday October 26, 1981 at the age of 92. He is buried at Kensico Cemetery (Westchester County, New York).
      • Englewood is located 21 miles [33.8 km] to the south of Haverstraw.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Glenn Anders<4>
    • Peter Arno     (Cartoonist)
      • Cartoonist. He was born in New York (New York) on Friday January 8, 1904 and died in Port Chester (New York) on Thursday February 22, 1968 at the age of 64. He is buried at Kensico Cemetery (Westchester County, New York).
      • New York is located 34 miles [54.7 km] to the south of Haverstraw.
      • Port Chester is located 23 miles [37 km] to the southeast of Haverstraw.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Peter Arno<4>
    • Phil Arnold     (Actor)
      • Actor. He was born in Hackensack (New Jersey) on Wednesday September 15, 1909 and died in Van Nuys (California) on Thursday May 9, 1968 at the age of 58. He is buried at Eden Memorial Park (Los Angeles County, California).
      • Hackensack is located 21 miles [33.8 km] to the south of Haverstraw.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Phil Arnold<4>
    • Timothy Shay Arthur     (Author)
      • Author. He was born in Newburgh (New York) on Thursday June 22, 1809 and died in Philadelphia (Pennsylvania) on Friday March 6, 1885 at the age of 75. He is buried at Woodlands Cemetery (Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania).
      • Newburgh is located 20 miles [32.2 km] to the north of Haverstraw.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Timothy Shay Arthur<4>
    • Lauren Bacall     (Oscar nominated actress)
      • Oscar nominated actress. She was born in New York (New York) on Tueday September 16, 1924 and died in Manhattan (New York) on Tueday August 12, 2014 at the age of 89. She is buried at Glendale Forest Lawn Memorial Park (Los Angeles County, California).
      • New York is located 34 miles [54.7 km] to the south of Haverstraw.
      • Manhattan is located 29 miles [46.7 km] to the south of Haverstraw.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Lauren Bacall<4>
    • Faith Baldwin     (Author)
      • Author. She was born in New Rochelle (New York) on Sunday October 1, 1893 and died in Norwalk (Connecticut) on Saturday March 18, 1978 at the age of 84.
      • New Rochelle is located 23 miles [37 km] to the southeast of Haverstraw.
      • Norwalk is located 32 miles [51.5 km] to the east of Haverstraw.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Faith Baldwin<4>
    • Anne Bancroft     (Oscar winning actress, singer, director, screenwriter)
      • Oscar winning actress, singer, director, screenwriter. She was born in Bronx (New York) on Thursday September 17, 1931 and died in New York (New York) on Monday June 6, 2005 at the age of 73. She is buried at Kensico Cemetery (Westchester County, New York).
      • Bronx is located 26 miles [41.8 km] to the south of Haverstraw.
      • New York is located 34 miles [54.7 km] to the south of Haverstraw.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Anne Bancroft<4>

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

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

  • View Our List ...
    • New City, which is the Seat of Rockland County and lies just to the Southeast.
    • Albany, which is the State Capital of New York, lies 101 miles [162.5 km]<1> to the north (N). If you could drive a straight line from Haverstraw to Albany, with an average speed<5>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 6 days. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take three full days.
    • The White House (Washington, DC) is 224 miles [360.5 km] to the southwest (SW). Driving would take nearly four 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 5,675 miles [9,133 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<7>
    • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 6,383 miles [10,272.4 km] and it lies to the east northeast (ENE).<8>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 4,259 miles [6,854.2 km] and it lies to the east northeast (ENE).<9>

Other Roadside Stops ...

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About Rockland County

About New York

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Rockland County: www.co.rockland.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 things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Haverstraw) to Point B.If you need the driving distance (or directions), we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Haverstraw. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from HaverstrawOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Haverstraw. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 41.2012, Longitude: -74.0376       In this case, the coordinates for Haverstraw 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 Haverstraw 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 305.909 degrees.
<8>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 301.558 degrees.
<9>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 302.457 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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