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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 Lockport, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Lockport 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 Lockport:
    • 43.153113, -78.676142
    • 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 Lockport
  • 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 Lockport ...

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.

  • Gasport [Niagara County]
  • Gilberts Corner [Niagara County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Gilberts Corner
    • Gilberts Corner [Niagara County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the east of Lockport
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Gilberts Corner have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Gilberts Corner
  • Hartland [Niagara County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hartland
    • Hartland [Niagara County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the northeast of Lockport
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hartland
  • Hickory Corners [Niagara County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hickory Corners
    • Hickory Corners [Niagara County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the northwest of Lockport
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hickory Corners have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hickory Corners
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    • Lockport [Niagara County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lockport
      • Lockport [Niagara County] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the northwest of Lockport
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 20,194 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lockport
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Lockport<2>
    • Rapids [Niagara County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rapids
      • Rapids [Niagara County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the southeast of Lockport
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Rapids have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rapids
    • Raymond [Niagara County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Raymond
      • Raymond [Niagara County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the south of Lockport
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Raymond
    • Sand Hill [Erie County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sand Hill
      • Sand Hill [Erie County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the southeast of Lockport
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Sand Hill have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sand Hill
    • Shooktown [Niagara County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Shooktown
      • Shooktown [Niagara County] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the northeast of Lockport
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Shooktown have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Shooktown
    • Streeters Corners [Niagara County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Streeters Corners
      • Streeters Corners [Niagara County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the northwest of Lockport
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Streeters Corners have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Streeters Corners
    • Terrys Corners [Niagara County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Terrys Corners
      • Terrys Corners [Niagara County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the east of Lockport
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Terrys Corners have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Terrys Corners

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 Lockport. 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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    • James Joseph 'Jimmy' Collins     (Major League Baseball)
      • Major League Baseball. He was born in Niagara Falls (NY) on January 16, 1870 (a Sunday) and died in Buffalo (NY) on March 6, 1943 (a Saturday) at the age of 73.
      • Niagara Falls is located 18 miles [29 km] to the west of Lockport.
      • Buffalo is located 21 miles [33.8 km] to the southwest of Lockport.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: James Joseph 'Jimmy' Collins<4>
    • Thomas J. Cottonaro     (Actor)
      • Actor. He was born in Castrogiovanni (Enna), Italy on March 20, 1914 (a Friday) and died in Niagara Falls (NY) on February 7, 2001 (a Wednesday) at the age of 86. He is buried at Mt. Calvary Cemetery (Erie County, New York).
      • Niagara Falls is located 18 miles [29 km] to the west of Lockport.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Thomas J. Cottonaro<4>
    • William Donald 'Bill' Cupolo     (Professional hockey)
      • Professional hockey. He was born in Niagara Falls (ON) on January 8, 1924 (a Tueday) and died in Niagara Falls (ON) on December 7, 2005 (a Wednesday) at the age of 81. He is buried at Fairview Cemetery (Regional Municipality of Niagara, Ontario).
      • Niagara Falls is located 21 miles [33.8 km] to the west of Lockport.
      • Niagara Falls is located 21 miles [33.8 km] to the west of Lockport.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: William Donald 'Bill' Cupolo<4>
    • Tom Day     (Professional football)
      • Full name: Thomas Frederick Day
      • Professional football. He was born in Washington, DC on August 20, 1935 (a Tueday) and died in Amherst (NY) on August 21, 2000 (a Monday) at the age of 65. He is buried at Mt. Calvary Cemetery (Erie County, New York).
      • Amherst is located 13 miles [20.9 km] to the southwest of Lockport.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Tom Day<4>
    • Edward James 'Ed' Delahanty     (Major League Baseball> *~~mlb:<1888/05/22:1903/06/25)
    • Michael Fonfara     (Musician)
      • Musician. He was born in Stevensville (ON) on August 11, 1946 (a Sunday) and died in Toronto (ON) on January 8, 2021 (a Friday) at the age of 74. We don't have any burial details.
      • Stevensville is located 23 miles [37 km] to the southwest of Lockport.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Michael Fonfara<4>
    • Kathleen Howard     (Opera singer, actress)
      • Opera singer, actress. She was born in Clifton (ON) on July 27, 1879 (a Sunday) and died in Hollywood (CA) on April 15, 1956 (a Sunday) at the age of 76. She is buried at Forest Lawn Cemetery (Erie County, New York).
      • Clifton is located 20 miles [32.2 km] to the west of Lockport.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Kathleen Howard<4>
    • Warren Hull     (Actor)
      • Full name: John Warren Hull
      • Actor. He was born in Gasport (NY) on January 17, 1903 (a Saturday) and died in Waterbury (CT) on September 14, 1974 (a Saturday) at the age of 71.
      • Gasport is located 5 miles [8 km] to the northeast of Lockport.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Warren Hull<4>
    • Jim Hurtubise     (Race car driver)
    • Justin Strzelczyk     (Professional football)
    • Franchot Tone     (Oscar nominated actor)
      • Full name: Stanislaus Pascal Franchot Tone
      • Oscar nominated actor. He was born in Niagara Falls (NY) on February 27, 1905 (a Monday) and died on September 18, 1968 (a Wednesday) at the age of 63. The body was cremated.
      • Niagara Falls is located 18 miles [29 km] to the west of Lockport.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Franchot Tone<4>

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

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

  • View Our List ...
    • Lockport, which is the Seat of Niagara County and lies just to the Northwest.
    • Albany, which is the State Capital of New York, lies 250 miles [402.3 km]<1> to the east (E). If you could drive a straight line from Lockport to Albany, with an average speed<5>of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, it would take nearly four hours to make the trip. A comfortable walk of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour would take 15 days. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take 10 days.
    • The White House (Washington, DC) is 305 miles [490.8 km] to the south southeast (SSE). Driving would take five to six hours, a buggy would take 12 days and walking would take 18 days.
    • The shortest distance<6> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 5,783 miles [9,306.8 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<7>
    • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 6,508 miles [10,473.6 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<8>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 4,385 miles [7,057 km] and it lies to the east northeast (ENE).<9>

Mentions & References for Lockport

Find a Community located in New York

About Niagara County

About New York

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

The official website for Niagara County: www.niagaracounty.com/

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 obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Lockport) 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 Lockport. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from LockportOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Lockport. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 43.1531, Longitude: -78.6761       In this case, the coordinates for Lockport have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<2>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<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>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 Lockport 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 308.577 degrees.
<8>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 304.88 degrees.
<9>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 303.752 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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