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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 Madison Center, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Madison Center 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 Madison Center:
    • 42.880625, -75.498232
    • 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 Madison Center
  • 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 Madison Center ...

We have found three communities that share the name Madison Center.

Within New York, the name Madison Center is unique.

Beyond New York, we know of another three communities that are located throughout in the United States.

  • Communities Elsewhere In North America ...
    • Connecticut
      • New Haven County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<1> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Connecticut community of Madison Center [New Haven County].
    • Maine
      • Somerset County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<1> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Maine community of Madison Center [Somerset County].
    • Michigan
      • Lenawee County
      • This Madison Center is located in Lenawee County and lies 441 miles [709.7 km]<2> to the west of the Madison Center that is located in Madison County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Madison Center
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Lenawee County community of Madison Center.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Madison Center ...

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.

  • Brothertown [Oneida County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Brothertown
    • Brothertown [Oneida County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<2> to the northeast of Madison Center
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Brothertown have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Brothertown
  • Eagleville [Madison County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Eagleville
    • Eagleville [Madison County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<2> to the west of Madison Center
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Eagleville have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Eagleville
  • Five Corners [Oneida County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Five Corners
    • Five Corners [Oneida County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<2> to the east of Madison Center
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Five Corners have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Five Corners
  • Forge Hollow [Oneida County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Forge Hollow
    • Forge Hollow [Oneida County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<2> to the northeast of Madison Center
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Forge Hollow have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Forge Hollow
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    • Guideboard [Madison County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Guideboard
      • Guideboard [Madison County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<2> to the southeast of Madison Center
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Guideboard have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Guideboard
    • Moscow Hill [Madison County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Moscow Hill
      • Moscow Hill [Madison County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<2> to the southeast of Madison Center
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Moscow Hill have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Moscow Hill
    • Pecksport [Madison County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pecksport
      • Pecksport [Madison County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<2> to the west of Madison Center
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Pecksport have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pecksport
    • Pierceville [Madison County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pierceville
      • Pierceville [Madison County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<2> to the west of Madison Center
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Pierceville have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pierceville
    • Poolville [Madison County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Poolville
      • Poolville [Madison County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<2> to the south of Madison Center
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Poolville have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Poolville
    • Pratts [Madison County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pratts
      • Pratts [Madison County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<2> to the northwest of Madison Center
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Pratts have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pratts
    • Pratts Hollow [Madison County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pratts Hollow
      • Pratts Hollow [Madison County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<2> to the northwest of Madison Center
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pratts Hollow
    • Randallsville [Madison County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Randallsville
      • Randallsville [Madison County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<2> to the southwest of Madison Center
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Randallsville have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Randallsville
    • Small Corners [Oneida County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Small Corners
      • Small Corners [Oneida County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<2> to the northeast of Madison Center
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Small Corners have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Small Corners
    • Williams Corners [Madison County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Williams Corners
      • Williams Corners [Madison County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<2> to the west of Madison Center
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Williams Corners have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Williams 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 Madison Center. 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 18 miles [29 km] to the northwest of Madison Center.
      • 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 23 miles [37 km] to the north of Madison Center.
      • 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 20 miles [32.2 km] to the northeast of Madison Center.
      • 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 6 miles [9.7 km] to the north of Madison Center.
      • 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 14 miles [22.5 km] to the northeast of Madison Center.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Asa Gray<4>
    • Stuart Nathaniel Lake     (Author)
    • Tompkins Harrison Matteson     (Artist)
      • Artist. He was born in Peterboro (NY) on May 9, 1813 (a Sunday) and died in Sherburne (NY) on February 2, 1884 (a Saturday) at the age of 70.
      • Peterboro is located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the northwest of Madison Center.
      • Sherburne is located 13 miles [20.9 km] to the south of Madison Center.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Tompkins Harrison Matteson<4>
    • John Joseph McGraw     (Major League Baseball)
    • 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 20 miles [32.2 km] to the northeast of Madison Center.
      • Utica is located 20 miles [32.2 km] to the northeast of Madison Center.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: David John 'Dave' McKeough<4>
    • Justin Strzelczyk     (Professional football)
    • Steve Suhey     (Professional football)
    • Harold George 'Hal' White     (Major League Baseball)
    • Frances E. Willard     (Social reformer)

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

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

  • View Our List ...
    • Wampsville, which is the Seat of Madison County and lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<2> to the northwest. If you could walk a straight line from Madison Center to Wampsville, 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 89 miles [143.2 km] to the east (E). 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 286 miles [460.3 km] to the south southwest (SSW). 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 5,667 miles [9,120.2 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<7>
    • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 6,385 miles [10,275.7 km] and it lies to the east northeast (ENE).<8>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 4,260 miles [6,855.8 km] and it lies to the east northeast (ENE).<9>

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Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Madison County: www.madisoncounty.org/

The official website for State of New York: https://www.ny.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>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 Madison Center 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.
<2>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Madison Center) to Point B.Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Madison Center. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 42.8806, Longitude: -75.4982       In this case, the coordinates for Madison Center have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<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 Madison Center 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 306.611 degrees.
<8>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 302.623 degrees.
<9>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 302.359 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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