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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 Lee, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Lee 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 Lee:
    • 43.325625, -75.518233
    • 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 Lee
  • 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 Lee ...

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.

  • Beartown [Oneida County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Beartown
    • Beartown [Oneida County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the northeast of Lee
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Beartown have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Beartown
  • Elmer Hill [Oneida County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Elmer Hill
    • Elmer Hill [Oneida County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the southeast of Lee
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Elmer Hill have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Elmer Hill
  • Flint Town [Oneida County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Flint Town
    • Flint Town [Oneida County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the northeast of Lee
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Flint Town have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Flint Town
  • Hillside [Oneida County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hillside
    • Hillside [Oneida County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the east of Lee
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hillside have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hillside
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    • Lake Delta [Oneida County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lake Delta
      • Lake Delta [Oneida County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the southeast of Lee
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lake Delta have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lake Delta
    • Lee [Oneida County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lee
      • Lee [Oneida County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the southwest of Lee
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lee have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lee
    • Lee Center [Oneida County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lee Center
      • Lee Center [Oneida County] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the south of Lee
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lee Center have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lee Center
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Lee Center<3>
    • Leisure Village [Oneida County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Leisure Village
      • Leisure Village [Oneida County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the southwest of Lee
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Leisure Village have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Leisure Village
    • Liberty Gardens [Oneida County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Liberty Gardens
      • Liberty Gardens [Oneida County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the south of Lee
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Liberty Gardens have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Liberty Gardens
    • Mohawk Gardens [Oneida County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mohawk Gardens
      • Mohawk Gardens [Oneida County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the southeast of Lee
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Mohawk Gardens have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mohawk Gardens
    • Pine Crest [Oneida County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pine Crest
      • Pine Crest [Oneida County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the southwest of Lee
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Pine Crest have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pine Crest
    • Stokes Corner [Oneida County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Stokes Corner
      • Stokes Corner [Oneida County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the southeast of Lee
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Stokes Corner have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Stokes Corner

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 Lee. 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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    • Carmen Basilio     (Professional boxer)
      • Professional boxer. He was born in Canastota (NY) on April 2, 1927 (a Saturday) and died in Rochester (NY) on November 7, 2012 (a Wednesday) at the age of 85. He is buried at St. Agatha Cemetery (Madison County, New York).
      • Canastota is located 20 miles [32.2 km] to the southwest of Lee.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Carmen Basilio<4>
    • 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).
      • Rome is located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the southeast of Lee.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Walter R. Brooks<4>
    • Edward D. 'Eddie' Burke     (Major League Baseball> *~~mlb:<1890/04/19:1897/09/19)
      • Major League Baseball> *~~mlb:<1890/04/19:1897/09/19. He was born in Northumberland (PA) on October 6, 1866 (a Saturday) and died in Utica (NY) on November 26, 1907 (a Tueday) at the age of 41. He is buried at St. Agnes Cemetery (Oneida County, New York).
      • Utica is located 21 miles [33.8 km] to the southeast of Lee.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Edward D. 'Eddie' Burke<4>
    • Ovid Butler     (Social reformer)
      • Social reformer. He was born in Augusta (NY) on February 7, 1801 (a Saturday) and died in Indianapolis (IN) on July 12, 1881 (a Tueday) at the age of 80. He is buried at Crown Hill Cemetery (Marion County, Indiana).
      • Augusta is located 24 miles [38.6 km] to the south of Lee.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Ovid Butler<4>
    • Asa Gray     (Botanist)
      • Botanist. He was born in Sauquoit (NY) on November 18, 1810 (a Sunday) and died in Cambridge (MA) on January 30, 1888 (a Monday) at the age of 77. He is buried at Mt. Auburn Cemetery (Middlesex County, Massachusetts).
      • Sauquoit is located 25 miles [40.2 km] to the southeast of Lee.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Asa Gray<4>
    • Walter Hunt     (Inventor)
      • Inventor. He was born in Martinsburg (NY) on July 29, 1796 (a Friday) and died on June 8, 1859 (a Wednesday) at the age of 62. He is buried at Green - Wood Cemetery (Kings County, New York).
      • Martinsburg is located 28 miles [45.1 km] to the north of Lee.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Walter Hunt<4>
    • Stuart Nathaniel Lake     (Author)
    • Tompkins Harrison Matteson     (Artist)
    • David John 'Dave' McKeough     (Major League Baseball> *~~mlb:<1890/04/22:1891/06/12)
      • Major League Baseball> *~~mlb:<1890/04/22:1891/06/12. He was born in Utica (NY) on December 1, 1863 (a Tueday) and died in Utica (NY) on July 11, 1901 (a Thursday) at the age of 37. He is buried at St. Agnes Cemetery (Oneida County, New York).
      • Utica is located 21 miles [33.8 km] to the southeast of Lee.
      • Utica is located 21 miles [33.8 km] to the southeast of Lee.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: David John 'Dave' McKeough<4>
    • Harold George 'Hal' White     (Major League Baseball)
    • Frances E. Willard     (Social reformer)
    • Harold Bell Wright     (Author)

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

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

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    • Utica, which is the Seat of Oneida County and lies 21 miles [33.8 km]<1> to the southeast. If you could walk a straight line from Lee to Utica, 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 most of a day.
    • Albany, which is the State Capital of New York, lies 99 miles [159.3 km] to the east southeast (ESE). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take less than two hours, a buggy would take three full days and walking would take 6 days.
    • The White House (Washington, DC) is 315 miles [506.9 km] to the south southwest (SSW). Driving would take five to six hours, a buggy would take 13 days and walking would take 18 days.
    • The shortest distance<6> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 5,649 miles [9,091.2 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<7>
    • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 6,369 miles [10,249.9 km] and it lies to the east northeast (ENE).<8>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 4,245 miles [6,831.7 km] and it lies to the east northeast (ENE).<9>

Other Roadside Stops ...

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About Oneida County

About New York

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Oneida County: www.co.oneida.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- Lee) 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 Lee. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from LeeOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Lee. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 43.3256, Longitude: -75.5182       In this case, the coordinates for Lee 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 Lee 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 306.573 degrees.
<8>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 302.652 degrees.
<9>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 302.165 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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