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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 Leptondale, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Leptondale 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 Leptondale:
    • 41.572483, -74.093556
    • 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 Leptondale
  • 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 Leptondale ...

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.

  • Castle Point [Dutchess County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Castle Point
    • Castle Point [Dutchess County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the east of Leptondale
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Castle Point have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Castle Point
  • Cedar Cliff [Orange County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cedar Cliff
    • Cedar Cliff [Orange County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the east of Leptondale
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cedar Cliff have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cedar Cliff
  • Fishkill Landing [Dutchess County] - Historic
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Fishkill Landing
    • Fishkill Landing [Dutchess County] was located 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the southeast of Leptondale
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Fishkill Landing have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
  • Flint [Ulster County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Flint
    • Flint [Ulster County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the northwest of Leptondale
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Flint have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Flint
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    • Fostertown [Orange County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Fostertown
      • Fostertown [Orange County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the southeast of Leptondale
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Fostertown have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Fostertown
    • Galeville [Ulster County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Galeville
      • Galeville [Ulster County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the northwest of Leptondale
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Galeville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Galeville
    • Ireland Corners [Ulster County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ireland Corners
      • Ireland Corners [Ulster County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the north of Leptondale
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Ireland Corners have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ireland Corners
    • Little Britain [Orange County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Little Britain
      • Little Britain [Orange County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the south of Leptondale
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Little Britain have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Little Britain
    • Meadow Winds [Orange County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Meadow Winds
      • Meadow Winds [Orange County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the south of Leptondale
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Meadow Winds have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Meadow Winds
    • Middle Hope [Orange County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Middle Hope
      • Middle Hope [Orange County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the east of Leptondale
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Middle Hope have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Middle Hope
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Middle Hope<3>
    • Orange Lake [Orange County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Orange Lake
      • Orange Lake [Orange County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the south of Leptondale
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Orange Lake have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Orange Lake
    • Tuckers Corner [Ulster County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Tuckers Corner
      • Tuckers Corner [Ulster County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the northeast of Leptondale
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Tuckers Corner have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Tuckers Corner
    • Vails Gate Junction [Orange County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Vails Gate Junction
      • Vails Gate Junction [Orange County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the south of Leptondale
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Vails Gate Junction have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Vails Gate Junction
    • Wallkill [Ulster County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Wallkill
      • Wallkill [Ulster County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the northwest of Leptondale
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Wallkill have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Wallkill
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Wallkill<3>

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 Leptondale. 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 on October 29, 1916 (a Sunday) and died in Montrose (NY) on May 23, 2006 (a Tueday) at the age of 89. He is buried at Mt. Auburn Cemetery (Middlesex County, Massachusetts).
      • Montrose is located 23 miles [37 km] to the south of Leptondale.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Slim Aarons<4>
    • 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 26 miles [41.8 km] to the north of Leptondale.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Maryanne Amacher<4>
    • 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 12 miles [19.3 km] to the northeast of Leptondale.
      • Poughkeepsie is located 12 miles [19.3 km] to the northeast of Leptondale.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Frank F. Bahret<4>
    • Holbrook Blinn     (Actor)
    • 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 25 miles [40.2 km] to the north of Leptondale.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Peter Bogdanovich<4>
    • 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 28 miles [45.1 km] to the northeast of Leptondale.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: James Cagney<4>
    • 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 6 miles [9.7 km] to the southeast of Leptondale.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Joe Colombo<4>
    • Elmer Nathan 'Al' Corwin     (Major League Baseball)
    • Andrew Jackson Downing     (Architect)
    • Mort Drucker     (Caricaturist, cartoonist)
      • Caricaturist, cartoonist. He was born on March 22, 1929 (a Friday) and died in Woodbury (NY) on April 9, 2020 (a Thursday) at the age of 91. We don't have any burial details.
      • Woodbury is located 16 miles [25.7 km] to the south of Leptondale.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Mort Drucker<4>

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

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

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    • Goshen, which is the Seat of Orange County and lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<1> to the southwest. If you could walk a straight line from Leptondale to Goshen, with an average speed<5> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take most of a day to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take five to six hours.
    • Albany, which is the State Capital of New York, lies 76 miles [122.3 km] to the north northeast (NNE). 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 241 miles [387.9 km] to the southwest (SW). Driving would take nearly four hours, a buggy would take 10 days and walking would take 14 days.
    • The shortest distance<6> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 5,662 miles [9,112.1 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<7>
    • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 6,372 miles [10,254.7 km] and it lies to the east northeast (ENE).<8>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 4,248 miles [6,836.5 km] and it lies to the east northeast (ENE).<9>

Other Roadside Stops ...

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About Orange County

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Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Orange County: www.co.orange.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- Leptondale) 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 Leptondale. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from LeptondaleOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Leptondale. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 41.5725, Longitude: -74.0936    
<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 Leptondale 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 305.901 degrees.
<8>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 301.609 degrees.
<9>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 302.313 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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