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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 High Falls, we use the following websites to find information relevant to High Falls 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 High Falls:
    • 41.826760, -74.126255
    • 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 High Falls
  • 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 High Falls ...

We have found eight communities that share the name High Falls.

There are two communities within New York that are also named High Falls.

Beyond New York, we know of another six communities that are located throughout in the United States and Canada. Of these six communities, six are located in the United States and four are in Canada.

  • Communities Located In New York ...
    • Greene County
      • This High Falls is located in Greene County and lies 24 miles [38.6 km]<1> to the north northeast of the High Falls that is located in Ulster County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on High Falls
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Greene County community of High Falls.
    • Lewis County
      • This High Falls is located in Lewis County and lies 157 miles [252.7 km]<1> to the north northwest of the High Falls that is located in Ulster County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on High Falls
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Lewis County community of High Falls.
  • Communities Elsewhere In North America ...
    • Georgia
      • Monroe County
      • This High Falls is located in Monroe County and lies 805 miles [1,295.5 km]<1> to the southwest of the High Falls that is located in Ulster County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on High Falls
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Monroe County community of High Falls.
    • Kentucky
      • Wolfe County
      • This High Falls is located in Wolfe County and lies 575 miles [925.4 km]<1> to the west southwest of the High Falls that is located in Ulster County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on High Falls
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Wolfe County community of High Falls.
    • North Carolina
      • Moore County
      • This High Falls is located in Moore County and lies 525 miles [844.9 km]<1> to the southwest of the High Falls that is located in Ulster County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on High Falls
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Moore County community of High Falls.
    • Ontario
      • This High Falls lies 249 miles [400.7 km]<1> to the north northwest of the High Falls that is located in Ulster County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on High Falls
    • Quebec
      • This High Falls lies 289 miles [465.1 km]<1> to the north northwest of the High Falls that is located in Ulster County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on High Falls
    • South Carolina
      • Oconee 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 South Carolina community of High Falls [Oconee County].

Curious and Interesting Names Near High Falls ...

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.

  • Accord [Ulster County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Accord
    • Accord [Ulster County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the southwest of High Falls
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Accord have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Accord
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Accord<4>
  • Bruceville [Ulster County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bruceville
    • Bruceville [Ulster County] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the northeast of High Falls
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Bruceville have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bruceville
  • Butterville [Ulster County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Butterville
    • Butterville [Ulster County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the south of High Falls
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Butterville have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Butterville
  • Creeklocks [Ulster County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Creeklocks
    • Creeklocks [Ulster County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the northeast of High Falls
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Creeklocks have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Creeklocks
  • Continue List   (8 more) ...
    • Dashville [Ulster County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Dashville
      • Dashville [Ulster County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the east of High Falls
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Dashville have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Dashville
    • Hickorybush [Ulster County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hickorybush
      • Hickorybush [Ulster County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the northeast of High Falls
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hickorybush have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hickorybush
    • Lyonsville [Ulster County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lyonsville
      • Lyonsville [Ulster County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the west of High Falls
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lyonsville have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lyonsville
    • Maple Hill [Ulster County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Maple Hill
      • Maple Hill [Ulster County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the northeast of High Falls
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Maple Hill have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Maple Hill
    • Marbletown [Ulster County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Marbletown
      • Marbletown [Ulster County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the north of High Falls
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Marbletown have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Marbletown
    • Riverside Park [Ulster County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Riverside Park
      • Riverside Park [Ulster County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the north of High Falls
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Riverside Park have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Riverside Park
    • Springtown [Ulster County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Springtown
      • Springtown [Ulster County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the southeast of High Falls
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Springtown have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Springtown
    • Union Center [Ulster County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Union Center
      • Union Center [Ulster County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the east of High Falls
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Union Center have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Union Center

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 High Falls. 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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    • Maude Adams     (Actress)
      • Born: Maude Kiskadden
      • Actress. She was born in Salt Lake City (UT) on November 11, 1872 (a Monday) and died in Tannersville (NY) on July 17, 1953 (a Friday) at the age of 80.
      • Tannersville is located 25 miles [40.2 km] to the north of High Falls.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Maude Adams<5>
    • Maryanne Amacher     (Composer)
      • Composer. She was born in Kane (PA) on February 25, 1938 (a Friday) and died in Rhinebeck (NY) on October 22, 2009 (a Thursday) at the age of 71. She is buried at Montrepose Cemetery (Ulster County, New York).
      • Rhinebeck is located 13 miles [20.9 km] to the northeast of High Falls.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Maryanne Amacher<5>
    • Timothy Shay Arthur     (Author)
    • Frank F. Bahret     (Major League Baseball> *~~mlb:<1884/04/17:1884/04/22)
      • Major League Baseball> *~~mlb:<1884/04/17:1884/04/22. He was born in Poughkeepsie (NY) in 1858 and died in Poughkeepsie (NY) on March 30, 1888 (a Friday). He is buried at Poughkeepsie Rural Cemetery (Dutchess County, New York).
      • Poughkeepsie is located 13 miles [20.9 km] to the southeast of High Falls.
      • Poughkeepsie is located 13 miles [20.9 km] to the southeast of High Falls.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Frank F. Bahret<5>
    • Peter Bogdanovich     (Director, writer, actor, producer)
      • Director, writer, actor, producer. He was born in Kingston (NY) on July 30, 1939 (a Sunday) and died in Los Angeles (CA) on January 6, 2022 (a Thursday) at the age of 82. The body was cremated.
      • Kingston is located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the northeast of High Falls.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Peter Bogdanovich<5>
    • Jane Matilda Bolin     (Jurist)
    • Herbert Theodore 'Buttons' Briggs     (Major League Baseball> *~~mlb:<1896/04/23:1905/09/25)
    • James Cagney     (Oscar winning actor)
      • Full name: James Francis Cagney
      • Oscar winning actor. He was born on July 17, 1899 (a Monday) and died in Stanfordville (NY) on March 30, 1986 (a Sunday) at the age of 86. He is buried at Gate of Heaven Cemetery (Westchester County, New York).
      • Stanfordville is located 21 miles [33.8 km] to the east of High Falls.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: James Cagney<5>
    • Joe Colombo     (Crime figure)
      • Crime figure. He was born on June 16, 1923 (a Saturday) and died in Newburgh (NY) on May 22, 1978 (a Monday) at the age of 54. He is buried at St. John RC Cemetery (Queens County, New York).
      • Newburgh is located 23 miles [37 km] to the south of High Falls.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Joe Colombo<5>
    • Elmer Nathan 'Al' Corwin     (Major League Baseball)
    • Alix Dobkin     (Singer, songwriter, author, activist)
      • Full name: Alix Cecil Dobkin
      • Singer, songwriter, author, activist. He was born on August 16, 1940 (a Friday) and died in Woodstock (NY) on May 19, 2021 (a Wednesday) at the age of 80. We don't have any burial details.
      • Woodstock is located 14 miles [22.5 km] to the north of High Falls.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Alix Dobkin<5>
    • Andrew Jackson Downing     (Architect)
    • Anton Otto Fischer     (Illustrator)
      • Illustrator. He was born in Regensburg (Germany) on February 23, 1882 (a Thursday) and died in Woodstock (NY) on March 26, 1962 (a Monday) at the age of 80. He is buried at Montrepose Cemetery (Ulster County, New York).
      • Woodstock is located 14 miles [22.5 km] to the north of High Falls.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Anton Otto Fischer<5>

How Far From High Falls to ...

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

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

  • View Our List ...
    • Kingston, which is the Seat of Ulster County and lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the northeast. If you could walk a straight line from High Falls to Kingston, with an average speed<6> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take four to five hours to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take a little over three hours.
    • Albany, which is the State Capital of New York, lies 60 miles [96.6 km] to the north northeast (NNE). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take less than an hour, a buggy would take about three full days and walking would take most of three days.
    • The White House (Washington, DC) is 253 miles [407.2 km] to the southwest (SW). Driving would take four to five 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 5,654 miles [9,099.2 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<8>
    • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 6,365 miles [10,243.5 km] and it lies to the east northeast (ENE).<9>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 4,240 miles [6,823.6 km] and it lies to the east northeast (ENE).<10>

Mentions & References for High Falls

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About New York

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

The official website for Ulster County: www.co.ulster.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 drawn from Point A (ie- High Falls) 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 High Falls. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from High FallsOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in High Falls. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 41.8268, Longitude: -74.1263       In this case, the coordinates for High Falls have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<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 High Falls 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 High Falls 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 305.891 degrees.
<9>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 301.64 degrees.
<10>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 302.21 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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