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Welcome to Manhattan ...

Manhattan is located in New York County<1>.

When the people of Manhattan refer to themselves (known as a demonym), they frequently use Manhattanite<2>

Manhattan is 110 feet [34 m] above sea level.<3>.

Time Zone: Manhattan lies in the Eastern Time Zone (EST/EDT) and observes daylight saving time

Adding Manhattan to Our Gazetteer ...

As we work on our Gazetteer, we occasionally find mention of a community that is new to us. When we find such a community, we add it to our Gazetteer with the hope of adding more information in the future.

We originally found mention of Manhattan in the GNIS. For more information, see the Referenced GNIS Codes section on our Miscellaneous Page.

In addition, we also found mention of Manhattan elsewhere: The earliest map where we found it was on a .

For more details about the above, see References and Mentions for Manhattan on our Genealogy Page.

Communities Also Named Manhattan ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 18 communities that are also named Manhattan - they are located in Colorado, Florida (2), Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Mississippi, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, Ohio (4), Pennsylvania, Texas and Utah.

For more information, see our Tidbits & Trivia Page for Manhattan.

Communities near Manhattan ...

We have created a list of 10 communities that are near Manhattan.

  • New York [New York County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for New York
    • New York [New York County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<4> to the south of Manhattan
    • Estimated population in 2019: 8,336,817 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on New York
  • Bronx [Bronx County]
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    • Bronx [Bronx County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<4> to the northeast of Manhattan
    • Population from the 2010 Census: 1,385,108 people
    • Bronx has also been known as:
    • Bronx
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bronx
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Bronx<5>
  • Newark [Essex County]
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    • Newark [Essex County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<4> to the west of Manhattan
    • Estimated population in 2019: 282,011 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Newark
  • Jersey City [Hudson County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Jersey City
    • Jersey City [Hudson County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<4> to the southwest of Manhattan
    • Estimated population in 2019: 262,075 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Jersey City
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    • North Hempstead [Nassau County]
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      • North Hempstead [Nassau County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<4> to the east of Manhattan
      • Estimated population in 2019: 230,933 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for North Hempstead have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on North Hempstead
    • Yonkers [Westchester County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Yonkers
      • Yonkers [Westchester County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<4> to the north of Manhattan
      • Estimated population in 2019: 200,370 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Yonkers
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Yonkers<5>
    • Paterson [Passaic County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Paterson
      • Paterson [Passaic County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<4> to the northwest of Manhattan
      • Estimated population in 2019: 145,233 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Paterson
    • Elizabeth [Union County]
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      • Elizabeth [Union County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<4> to the southwest of Manhattan
      • Estimated population in 2019: 129,216 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Elizabeth
    • Greenburgh [Westchester County]
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      • Greenburgh [Westchester County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<4> to the north of Manhattan
      • Estimated population in 2019: 90,989 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Greenburgh have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Greenburgh
    • Clifton [Passaic County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Clifton
      • Clifton [Passaic County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<4> to the northwest of Manhattan
      • Estimated population in 2019: 85,052 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Clifton

To Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.

We created a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Manhattan. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Manhattan.

Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Manhattan. Our list includes information such as whether the 1895 community had a post office or railroad service. See our List of 1890's Communities around Manhattan.

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Manhattan. See our Newspapers Page for Manhattan.

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Manhattan ...

Looking for more information about Manhattan? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you can read an overview with links that will help you find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

While we are unaware of a Tourism page that is specific to Manhattan, there are neighboring communities that do have Tourism pages. A map of those communities can be found with our TripAdvisor Page for Manhattan.

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Off-the-Road Links ...

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

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

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of New York's counties, including New York, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>A demonym is the name for a resident of a community which is usually derived from (or is related to) the name of that community. In other words, it's how the residents of Manhattan refer to themselves. It's important to note that there aren't any rules for taking a community's name and turning it into a demonym. A demonym is informal and while the majority of Manhattan may use one name, keep in mind that others may use something different.
<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Manhattan - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<4>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- Manhattan) to Point B.

If you need the driving distance, we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Manhattan. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Manhattan

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Manhattan. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 40.7789, Longitude: -73.9685    
<5>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<6>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.






















 

 

 

 

 


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