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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 Manhattan, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Manhattan 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 Manhattan:
    • 40.778885, -73.968482
    • 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 Manhattan
  • 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 Manhattan ...

We have found eighteen communities that share the name Manhattan.

Within New York, the name Manhattan is unique.

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

  • Communities Elsewhere In North America ...
    • Colorado
      • Larimer County
      • This community is historic<1> and we have very little information. For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Colorado community of Manhattan [Larimer County].
    • Florida
      • Hillsborough County
      • This Manhattan is located in Hillsborough County and lies 1,010 miles [1,625.4 km]<2> to the south southwest of the Manhattan that is located in New York County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Manhattan
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Hillsborough County community of Manhattan.
      • Manatee County
      • This Manhattan is located in Manatee County and lies 1,031 miles [1,659.2 km] to the south southwest of the Manhattan that is located in New York County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Manhattan
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Manatee County community of Manhattan.
    • Illinois
      • Will County
      • This Manhattan is located in Will County and lies 729 miles [1,173.2 km]<2> to the west of the Manhattan that is located in New York County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Manhattan
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Will County community of Manhattan.
    • Indiana
      • Putnam County
      • This Manhattan is located in Putnam County and lies 688 miles [1,107.2 km]<2> to the west of the Manhattan that is located in New York County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Manhattan
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Putnam County community of Manhattan.
    • Iowa
      • Keokuk County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<3> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Iowa community of Manhattan [Keokuk County].
    • Kansas
      • Riley County
      • This Manhattan is located in Riley County and lies 1,198 miles [1,928 km]<2> to the west of the Manhattan that is located in New York County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Manhattan
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Riley County community of Manhattan.
    • Mississippi
      • Washington County
      • This Manhattan is located in Washington County and lies 1,062 miles [1,709.1 km]<2> to the west southwest of the Manhattan that is located in New York County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Manhattan
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Washington County community of Manhattan.
    • Montana
      • Gallatin County
      • This Manhattan is located in Gallatin County and lies 1,891 miles [3,043.3 km]<2> to the west northwest of the Manhattan that is located in New York County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Manhattan
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Gallatin County community of Manhattan.
    • Nebraska
      • Dodge County
      • Although located in Dodge County, we don't know the location within the county.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Dodge County community of Manhattan.
    • Nevada
      • Nye County
      • This Manhattan is located in Nye County and lies 2,273 miles [3,658 km]<2> to the west of the Manhattan that is located in New York County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Manhattan
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Nye County community of Manhattan.
    • Ohio
      • Allen County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<3> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Ohio community of Manhattan [Allen County].
      • Jefferson County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information. For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Ohio community of Manhattan [Jefferson County].
      • Lawrence County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information. For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Ohio community of Manhattan [Lawrence County].
      • Lucas County
      • This community is historic<1> and although located in Lucas County, we don't know where within the county.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Lucas County community of Manhattan.
    • Pennsylvania
      • Tioga County
      • This Manhattan is located in Tioga County and lies 196 miles [315.4 km]<2> to the west northwest of the Manhattan that is located in New York County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Manhattan
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Tioga County community of Manhattan.
    • Texas
      • Matagorda County
      • This community is historic<1> and although located in Matagorda County, we don't know where within the county.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Matagorda County community of Manhattan.
    • Utah
      • Weber County
      • This Manhattan is located in Weber County and lies 1,963 miles [3,159.1 km]<2> to the west northwest of the Manhattan that is located in New York County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Manhattan
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Weber County community of Manhattan.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Manhattan ...

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.

  • Blissville [Queens County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Blissville
    • Blissville [Queens County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<2> to the southeast of Manhattan
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Blissville have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Blissville
  • Chinatown [New York County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Chinatown
    • Chinatown [New York County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<2> to the south of Manhattan
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Chinatown have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Chinatown
  • Esplanade Gardens [New York County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Esplanade Gardens
    • Esplanade Gardens [New York County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<2> to the northeast of Manhattan
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Esplanade Gardens have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Esplanade Gardens
  • Gracie Square [New York County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Gracie Square
    • Gracie Square [New York County] lies less than 2 miles<2> to the east of Manhattan
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Gracie Square have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Gracie Square
  • Continue List   (16 more) ...
    • Greenpoint [Kings County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Greenpoint
      • Greenpoint [Kings County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<2> to the south of Manhattan
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Greenpoint
    • Harlem [New York County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Harlem
      • Harlem [New York County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<2> to the northeast of Manhattan
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Harlem
    • Hell's Kitchen [New York County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hell's Kitchen
      • Hell's Kitchen [New York County] lies less than 2 miles<2> to the southwest of Manhattan
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hell's Kitchen
    • High Bridge [Bronx County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for High Bridge
      • High Bridge [Bronx County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<2> to the northeast of Manhattan
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for High Bridge have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on High Bridge
    • Hunts Point [Bronx County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hunts Point
      • Hunts Point [Bronx County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<2> to the northeast of Manhattan
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hunts Point have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hunts Point
    • Knickerbocker Village [New York County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Knickerbocker Village
      • Knickerbocker Village [New York County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<2> to the south of Manhattan
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Knickerbocker Village have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Knickerbocker Village
    • Little Italy [New York County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Little Italy
      • Little Italy [New York County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<2> to the south of Manhattan
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Little Italy have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Little Italy
    • Long Island City [Queens County]
    • Peter Cooper Village [New York County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Peter Cooper Village
      • Peter Cooper Village [New York County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<2> to the south of Manhattan
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Peter Cooper Village have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Peter Cooper Village
    • Rhinelander Gardens [New York County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rhinelander Gardens
      • Rhinelander Gardens [New York County] was located 3 miles [4.8 km]<2> to the southwest of Manhattan
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Rhinelander Gardens have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Rose Hill [New York County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rose Hill
      • Rose Hill [New York County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<2> to the south of Manhattan
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Rose Hill have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rose Hill
    • Sunnyside [Queens County]
    • Sunnyside Gardens [Queens County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sunnyside Gardens
      • Sunnyside Gardens [Queens County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<2> to the southeast of Manhattan
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Sunnyside Gardens have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sunnyside Gardens
    • Union City [Hudson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Union City
      • Union City [Hudson County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<2> to the west of Manhattan
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 67,137 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Union City
    • University Village [New York County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for University Village
      • University Village [New York County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<2> to the southwest of Manhattan
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for University Village have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on University Village
    • Woodside [Queens County]

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

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

  • View Our List ...
    • New York, which is the Seat of New York County and lies just to the South Southwest.
    • Albany, which is the State Capital of New York, lies 130 miles [209.2 km]<2> to the north (N). If you could drive a straight line from Manhattan to Albany, with an average speed<6>of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, it would take less than three hours to make the trip. A comfortable walk of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour would take 8 days. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take 5 days.
    • The White House (Washington, DC) is 208 miles [334.7 km] to the southwest (SW). Driving would take a little over three hours, a buggy would take 9 days and walking would take 12 days.
    • The shortest distance<7> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 5,689 miles [9,155.6 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<8>
    • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 6,395 miles [10,291.8 km] and it lies to the east northeast (ENE).<9>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 4,272 miles [6,875.1 km] and it lies to the east northeast (ENE).<10>

Notables Page for Manhattan

Mentions & References for Manhattan

Index of Cities, Towns and Villages for New York

About New York County

About New York

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>We use the term 'Historic' broadly and it generally means that the community no longer exists. However, it can also mean that the community might still exist, but was significantly larger or had a more 'official' existence in the past than it does now. Unfortunately our sources of data have proven to be unreliable. If you can provide us with more specific information about Manhattan, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.
<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 drawn from Point A (ie- Manhattan) 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 Manhattan. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from ManhattanOur 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    
<3>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 Manhattan 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.
<4>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.
<5>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<6>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.
<7>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 Manhattan to the Middle East to be East and South, the Great Circle Route actually lies to the North and East.
<8>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Jerusalem is 305.914 degrees.
<9>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 301.496 degrees.
<10>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 302.618 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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