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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 Marietta, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Marietta 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 Marietta:
    • 42.908956, -76.323542
    • 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 Marietta
  • 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 Marietta ...

We found 23 communities that share the name Marietta.

Within New York, the name Marietta is unique.

Beyond New York, we know of another 23 communities that are located throughout in the United States.

  • Communities Elsewhere In North America ...
    • Alabama
      • Escambia County
      • This Marietta is located in Escambia County and lies 994 miles [1,599.7 km]<1> to the southwest of the Marietta that is located in Onondaga County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Marietta
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Escambia County community of Marietta.
    • Florida
      • Duval County
      • This Marietta is located in Duval County and lies 919 miles [1,479 km]<1> to the south southwest of the Marietta that is located in Onondaga County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Marietta
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Duval County community of Marietta.
      • Hillsborough County
      • This Marietta is located in Hillsborough County and lies 1,085 miles [1,746.1 km] to the south southwest of the Marietta that is located in Onondaga County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Marietta
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Hillsborough County community of Marietta.
    • Georgia
      • Cobb County
      • This Marietta is located in Cobb County and lies 760 miles [1,223.1 km]<1> to the southwest of the Marietta that is located in Onondaga County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Marietta
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Cobb County community of Marietta.
    • Illinois
      • Fulton County
      • This Marietta is located in Fulton County and lies 743 miles [1,195.7 km]<1> to the west of the Marietta that is located in Onondaga County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Marietta
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Fulton County community of Marietta.
    • Indiana
      • Shelby County
      • This Marietta is located in Shelby County and lies 551 miles [886.7 km]<1> to the west southwest of the Marietta that is located in Onondaga County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Marietta
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Shelby County community of Marietta.
    • Iowa
      • Marshall County
      • This Marietta is located in Marshall County and lies 849 miles [1,366.3 km]<1> to the west of the Marietta that is located in Onondaga County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Marietta
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Marshall County community of Marietta.
    • Kansas
      • Marshall County
      • This Marietta is located in Marshall County and lies 1,067 miles [1,717.2 km]<1> to the west of the Marietta that is located in Onondaga County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Marietta
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Marshall County community of Marietta.
      • Reno County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<2> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Kansas community of Marietta [Reno County].
      • Saline 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 Kansas community of Marietta [Saline County].
    • Minnesota
      • Lac qui Parle County
      • This Marietta is located in Lac qui Parle County and lies 1,006 miles [1,619 km]<1> to the west northwest of the Marietta that is located in Onondaga County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Marietta
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Lac qui Parle County community of Marietta.
    • Mississippi
      • Prentiss County
      • This Marietta is located in Prentiss County and lies 873 miles [1,405 km]<1> to the southwest of the Marietta that is located in Onondaga County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Marietta
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Prentiss County community of Marietta.
    • Missouri
      • Holt County
      • This community is historic<3> and although located in Holt County, we don't know where within the county.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Holt County community of Marietta.
    • Nevada
      • Mineral County
      • This community is historic<3> and we have very little information. For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Nevada community of Marietta [Mineral County].
    • North Carolina
      • Robeson County
      • This Marietta is located in Robeson County and lies 608 miles [978.5 km]<1> to the south southwest of the Marietta that is located in Onondaga County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Marietta
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Robeson County community of Marietta.
    • Ohio
      • Washington County
      • This Marietta is located in Washington County and lies 359 miles [577.8 km]<1> to the southwest of the Marietta that is located in Onondaga County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Marietta
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Washington County community of Marietta.
    • Oklahoma
      • Adair County
      • This Marietta is located in Adair County and lies 1,090 miles [1,754.2 km]<1> to the west southwest of the Marietta that is located in Onondaga County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Marietta
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Adair County community of Marietta.
      • Love County
      • This Marietta is located in Love County and lies 1,279 miles [2,058.4 km] to the west southwest of the Marietta that is located in Onondaga County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Marietta
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Love County community of Marietta.
    • Pennsylvania
      • Lancaster County
      • This Marietta is located in Lancaster County and lies 197 miles [317 km]<1> to the south of the Marietta that is located in Onondaga County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Marietta
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Lancaster County community of Marietta.
    • South Carolina
      • Greenville County
      • This Marietta is located in Greenville County and lies 637 miles [1,025.2 km]<1> to the southwest of the Marietta that is located in Onondaga County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Marietta
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Greenville County community of Marietta.
    • South Dakota
      • Fall River County
      • This Marietta is located in Fall River County and lies 1,384 miles [2,227.3 km]<1> to the west of the Marietta that is located in Onondaga County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Marietta
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Fall River County community of Marietta.
    • Texas
      • Cass County
      • This Marietta is located in Cass County and lies 1,193 miles [1,919.9 km]<1> to the west southwest of the Marietta that is located in Onondaga County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Marietta
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Cass County community of Marietta.
    • Washington
      • Whatcom County
      • This Marietta is located in Whatcom County and lies 2,226 miles [3,582.4 km]<1> to the west northwest of the Marietta that is located in Onondaga County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Marietta
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Whatcom County community of Marietta.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Marietta ...

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.

  • Amber
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Amber
    • Amber lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the southeast of Marietta.
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Amber have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Amber
  • Edgewater Park
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Edgewater Park
    • Edgewater Park lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the southwest of Marietta.
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Edgewater Park have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Edgewater Park
  • Gamble Mill
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Gamble Mill
    • Gamble Mill lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the southeast of Marietta.
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Gamble Mill have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Gamble Mill
  • Heath Grove
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Heath Grove
    • Heath Grove lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the southeast of Marietta.
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Heath Grove have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Heath Grove
  • Ironsides
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ironsides
    • Ironsides lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the east of Marietta.
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Ironsides have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ironsides
  • Jones Beach
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Jones Beach
    • Jones Beach lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the west of Marietta.
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Jones Beach have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Jones Beach
  • Joshua
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Joshua
    • Joshua lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the east of Marietta.
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Joshua have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Joshua
  • Lords Corners
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lords Corners
    • Lords Corners lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the east of Marietta.
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lords Corners have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lords Corners
  • Rice Grove
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rice Grove
    • Rice Grove lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the southeast of Marietta.
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Rice Grove have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rice Grove
  • Rose Hill
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rose Hill
    • Rose Hill lies less than 2 miles<1> to the west of Marietta.
    • 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
  • Shamrock
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Shamrock
    • Shamrock lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the west of Marietta.
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Shamrock have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Shamrock
  • Thorn Hill
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Thorn Hill
    • Thorn Hill lies less than 2 miles<1> to the southwest of Marietta.
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Thorn Hill have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Thorn Hill
  • Williams Grove
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Williams Grove
    • Williams Grove lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the southeast of Marietta.
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Williams Grove have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Williams Grove
  • Winding Ways
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Winding Ways
    • Winding Ways lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the west of Marietta.
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Winding Ways have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Winding Ways

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

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

  • Syracuse, which is the Seat of Onondaga County, lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<1> to the northeast. If you could walk a straight line from Marietta to Syracuse, with an average speed<5> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take 6 hours to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take four to five hours.
  • Albany, which is the State Capital of New York, lies 130 miles [209.2 km] to the east (E). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take less than three hours, a buggy would take 5 days and walking would take 8 days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC) is 279 miles [449 km] to the south (S). Driving would take four to five hours, a buggy would take 11 days and walking would take 16 days.
  • The shortest distance<6> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 5,699 miles [9,171.7 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<7>
  • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 6,419 miles [10,330.4 km] and it lies to the east northeast (ENE).<8>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 4,295 miles [6,912.1 km] and it lies to the east northeast (ENE).<9>

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

The official website for Onondaga County: www.ongov.net/

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 things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Marietta) to Point B.Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Marietta. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 42.9090, Longitude: -76.3235       In this case, the coordinates for Marietta have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<2>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 Marietta 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.
<3>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 Marietta, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.
<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 found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.
<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 Marietta 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 307.121 degrees.
<8>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 303.201 degrees.
<9>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 302.735 degrees.




 

 

 

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