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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 Macedon, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Macedon 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 Macedon:
    • 43.078396, -77.311375
    • 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 Macedon
  • 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 Macedon ...

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.

  • Egypt [Monroe County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Egypt
    • Egypt [Monroe County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the west of Macedon
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Egypt have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Egypt
  • Fairport [Monroe County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Fairport
    • Fairport [Monroe County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the west of Macedon
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 5,278 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Fairport
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Fairport<3>
  • Fishers [Ontario County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Fishers
    • Fishers [Ontario County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the southwest of Macedon
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Fishers have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Fishers
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Fishers<3>
  • Fruitland [Wayne County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Fruitland
    • Fruitland [Wayne County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the north of Macedon
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Fruitland have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Fruitland
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    • Lincoln [Wayne County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lincoln
      • Lincoln [Wayne County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the north of Macedon
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lincoln
    • Littleville [Ontario County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Littleville
      • Littleville [Ontario County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the southeast of Macedon
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Littleville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Littleville
    • Marion [Wayne County]
    • Roseland [Monroe County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Roseland
      • Roseland [Monroe County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the northwest of Macedon
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Roseland have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Roseland
    • Shortsville [Ontario County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Shortsville
      • Shortsville [Ontario County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the southeast of Macedon
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,403 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Shortsville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Shortsville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Shortsville<3>
    • Union Hill [Monroe County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Union Hill
      • Union Hill [Monroe County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the north of Macedon
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Union Hill have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Union Hill
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Union Hill<3>
    • Yellow Mills [Wayne County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Yellow Mills
      • Yellow Mills [Wayne County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the southeast of Macedon
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Yellow Mills

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 Macedon. 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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    • Isabella MacDonald Alden     (Author)
    • Susan B. Anthony     (Suffragette, activist)
      • Suffragette, activist. She was born in Adams (MA) on February 15, 1820 (a Tueday) and died in Rochester (NY) on March 13, 1906 (a Tueday) at the age of 86. She is buried at Mt. Hope Cemetery (Monroe County, New York).
      • Rochester is located 16 miles [25.7 km] to the west of Macedon.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Susan B. Anthony<4>
    • 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).
      • Rochester is located 16 miles [25.7 km] to the west of Macedon.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Carmen Basilio<4>
    • Barney Bernard     (Actor)
      • Actor. He was born in Rochester (NY) on August 17, 1877 (a Friday) and died on March 21, 1924 (a Friday) at the age of 46. He is buried at Washington Cemetery (Kings County, New York).
      • Rochester is located 16 miles [25.7 km] to the west of Macedon.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Barney Bernard<4>
    • Louise Blanchard Bethune     (Architect)
    • Louise Brooks     (Actress, author)
      • Full name: Mary Louise Brooks
      • Actress, author. She was born in Cherryvale (KS) on November 14, 1906 (a Wednesday) and died in Rochester (NY) on August 8, 1985 (a Thursday) at the age of 78. She is buried at Holy Sepulchre Cemetery (Monroe County, New York).
      • Rochester is located 16 miles [25.7 km] to the west of Macedon.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Louise Brooks<4>
    • Cabell 'Cab' Calloway     (Singer, bandleader)
    • Walter Cassebeer     (Artist)
      • Artist. He was born in Rochester (NY) on November 20, 1884 (a Thursday) and died in Greece (NY) on November 13, 1963 (a Wednesday) at the age of 79. He is buried at Mt. Hope Cemetery (Monroe County, New York).
      • Rochester is located 16 miles [25.7 km] to the west of Macedon.
      • Greece is located 21 miles [33.8 km] to the northwest of Macedon.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Walter Cassebeer<4>
    • Edythe Chapman     (Actress)
    • Paul Cook, Jr.     (Major League Baseball> *~~mlb:<1884/09/13:1891/07/16)
      • Major League Baseball> *~~mlb:<1884/09/13:1891/07/16. He was born in Caledonia (NY) on May 5, 1863 (a Tueday) and died in Rochester (NY) on May 25, 1905 (a Thursday) at the age of 42. He is buried at Holy Sepulchre Cemetery (Monroe County, New York).
      • Caledonia is located 28 miles [45.1 km] to the west of Macedon.
      • Rochester is located 16 miles [25.7 km] to the west of Macedon.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Paul Cook, Jr.<4>
    • Emma Lampert Cooper     (Artist)
    • Adelaide Crapsey     (Poet)
    • Charles Sebastian 'Red' Dooin     (Major League Baseball)

How Far From Macedon to ...

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

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

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    • Lyons, which is the Seat of Wayne County and lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<1> to the east. If you could walk a straight line from Macedon to Lyons, 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 181 miles [291.3 km] to the east (E). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take a little over three hours, a buggy would take 7 days and walking would take 11 days.
    • The White House (Washington, DC) is 289 miles [465.1 km] to the south (S). Driving would take four to five hours, a buggy would take 12 days and walking would take 17 days.
    • The shortest distance<6> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 5,732 miles [9,224.8 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<7>
    • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 6,454 miles [10,386.7 km] and it lies to the east northeast (ENE).<8>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 4,330 miles [6,968.5 km] and it lies to the east northeast (ENE).<9>

Mentions & References for Macedon

Find a Community within New York

About Wayne County

About New York

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

The official website for Wayne County: www.co.wayne.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' distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Macedon) 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 Macedon. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from MacedonOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Macedon. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 43.0784, Longitude: -77.3114       In this case, the coordinates for Macedon 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 Macedon 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 307.722 degrees.
<8>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 303.905 degrees.
<9>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 303.129 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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