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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 Horton, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Horton 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 Horton:
    • 41.972072, -75.017084
    • 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 Horton
  • 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 Horton ...

We have found 30 communities that share the name Horton.

Within New York, the name Horton is unique.

Beyond New York, we know of another 30 communities that are located throughout in the United States and Canada. Of these 30 communities, 28 are located in the United States and two are in Canada.

  • Communities Elsewhere In North America ...
    • Alabama
      • DeKalb County
      • This Horton is located in DeKalb County and lies 786 miles [1,264.9 km]<1> to the southwest of the Horton that is located in Delaware County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Horton
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the DeKalb County community of Horton.
      • Marshall County
      • This Horton is located in Marshall County and lies 813 miles [1,308.4 km] to the southwest of the Horton that is located in Delaware County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Horton
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Marshall County community of Horton.
    • Georgia
      • Dodge 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 Georgia community of Horton [Dodge County].
    • Illinois
      • Pike County
      • This Horton is located in Pike County and lies 852 miles [1,371.2 km]<1> to the west of the Horton that is located in Delaware County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Horton
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Pike County community of Horton.
    • Indiana
      • Hamilton 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 Indiana community of Horton [Hamilton County].
    • Iowa
      • Bremer County
      • This Horton is located in Bremer County and lies 890 miles [1,432.3 km]<1> to the west of the Horton that is located in Delaware County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Horton
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Bremer County community of Horton.
    • Kansas
      • Brown County
      • This Horton is located in Brown County and lies 1,081 miles [1,739.7 km]<1> to the west of the Horton that is located in Delaware County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Horton
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Brown County community of Horton.
      • Lyon 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 Horton [Lyon County].
    • Kentucky
      • Ohio County
      • This Horton is located in Ohio County and lies 699 miles [1,124.9 km]<1> to the west southwest of the Horton that is located in Delaware County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Horton
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Ohio County community of Horton.
    • Manitoba
      • This community is historic<2> and we have little information. For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for Horton.
    • Michigan
      • Genesee 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 Michigan community of Horton [Genesee County].
      • Jackson County
      • This Horton is located in Jackson County and lies 487 miles [783.8 km]<1> to the west of the Horton that is located in Delaware County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Horton
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Jackson County community of Horton.
    • Minnesota
      • Hubbard County
      • This Horton is located in Hubbard County and lies 1,042 miles [1,676.9 km]<1> to the west northwest of the Horton that is located in Delaware County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Horton
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Hubbard County community of Horton.
    • Missouri
      • Bates 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 Missouri community of Horton [Bates County].
      • Howell County
      • This Horton is located in Howell County and lies 973 miles [1,565.9 km]<1> to the west southwest of the Horton that is located in Delaware County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Horton
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Howell County community of Horton.
      • Vernon County
      • This Horton is located in Vernon County and lies 1,057 miles [1,701.1 km] to the west of the Horton that is located in Delaware County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Horton
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Vernon County community of Horton.
    • Montana
      • Custer County
      • This Horton is located in Custer County and lies 1,556 miles [2,504.1 km]<1> to the west northwest of the Horton that is located in Delaware County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Horton
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Custer County community of Horton.
    • New Jersey
      • Morris 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 New Jersey community of Horton [Morris County].
    • North Carolina
      • Watauga 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 North Carolina community of Horton [Watauga County].
    • Nova Scotia
      • We haven't found the location of this community yet.
    • Ohio
      • Athens County
      • This community is historic<3> and although located in Athens County, we don't know where within the county.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Athens County community of Horton.
      • Harrison County
      • This community is historic and we have very little information. For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Ohio community of Horton [Harrison County].
      • Logan County
      • This Horton is located in Logan County and lies 455 miles [732.3 km]<1> to the west of the Horton that is located in Delaware County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Horton
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Logan County community of Horton.
    • Oregon
      • Klamath County
      • This Horton is located in Klamath County and lies 2,349 miles [3,780.3 km]<1> to the west northwest of the Horton that is located in Delaware County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Horton
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Klamath County community of Horton.
      • Lane County
      • This Horton is located in Lane County and lies 2,413 miles [3,883.3 km] to the west northwest of the Horton that is located in Delaware County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Horton
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Lane County community of Horton.
    • Texas
      • Delta County
      • This Horton is located in Delta County and lies 1,282 miles [2,063.2 km]<1> to the west southwest of the Horton that is located in Delaware County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Horton
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Delta County community of Horton.
      • Jasper County
      • This Horton is located in Jasper County and lies 1,288 miles [2,072.8 km] to the west southwest of the Horton that is located in Delaware County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Horton
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Jasper County community of Horton.
      • Panola County
      • This Horton is located in Panola County and lies 1,248 miles [2,008.5 km] to the west southwest of the Horton that is located in Delaware County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Horton
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Panola County community of Horton.
    • West Virginia
      • Randolph County
      • This Horton is located in Randolph County and lies 323 miles [519.8 km]<1> to the southwest of the Horton that is located in Delaware County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Horton
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Randolph County community of Horton.
    • Wyoming
      • Weston County
      • This community is historic<3> and we have very little information. For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Wyoming community of Horton [Weston County].

Curious and Interesting Names Near Horton ...

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 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the southwest of Horton
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Burnwood have been provided by the GNIS.<4> 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 less than 2 miles<1> to the southeast of Horton
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Butternut Grove have been provided by the GNIS.<4> 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 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the northwest of Horton
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Centerville have been provided by the GNIS.<4> 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 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the north of Horton
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Downsville have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Downsville
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Downsville<5>
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Elk Brook [Delaware County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Elk Brook
      • Elk Brook [Delaware County] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the west of Horton
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Elk Brook have been provided by the GNIS.<4> 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 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the northwest of Horton
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Harvard have been provided by the GNIS.<4> 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 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the northwest of Horton
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Long Flat have been provided by the GNIS.<4> 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 west of Horton
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Peakville have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Peakville
    • Rock Valley [Delaware County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rock Valley
      • Rock Valley [Delaware County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the southwest of Horton
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rock Valley
    • Rockland [Sullivan County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rockland
      • Rockland [Sullivan County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the east of Horton
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Rockland have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rockland

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 Horton. 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 ...
    • 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 24 miles [38.6 km] to the southeast of Horton.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Milton Kamen<6>
    • Joseph Bohomiel 'Joe' Lapchick     (Professional basketball)

How Far From Horton to ...

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

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

  • View Our List ...
    • Delhi, which is the Seat of Delaware County and lies 21 miles [33.8 km]<1> to the north northeast. If you could walk a straight line from Horton to Delhi, with an average speed<7> 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 most of a day.
    • Albany, which is the State Capital of New York, lies 79 miles [127.1 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 237 miles [381.4 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<8> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 5,685 miles [9,149.1 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<9>
    • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 6,398 miles [10,296.6 km] and it lies to the east northeast (ENE).<10>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 4,273 miles [6,876.7 km] and it lies to the east northeast (ENE).<11>

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Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Horton. 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 things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Horton) 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 Horton. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from HortonOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Horton. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 41.9721, Longitude: -75.0171    
<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 Bird Creek to see Pete ... Bird Creek 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 Horton 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>We use the term 'Historic' broadly and it generally means that the community no longer exists. However, it can also mean that the community might still exist, but was significantly larger or had a more 'official' existence in the past than it does now. Unfortunately our sources of data have proven to be unreliable. If you can provide us with more specific information about Horton, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.
<4>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.
<5>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<6>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.
<7>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.
<8>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 Horton to the Middle East to be East and South, the Great Circle Route actually lies to the North and East.
<9>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Jerusalem is 306.416 degrees.
<10>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 302.255 degrees.
<11>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 302.548 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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