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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 Medina, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Medina 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 Medina:
    • 43.220419, -78.386925
    • 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 Medina
  • 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 Medina ...

We have found sixteen communities that share the name Medina.

Within New York, the name Medina is unique.

Beyond New York, we know of another sixteen communities that are located throughout in the United States and Canada. Of these sixteen communities, fifteen are located in the United States and one is in Canada.

  • Communities Elsewhere In North America ...
    • Arkansas
      • Arkansas County
      • This Medina is located in Arkansas County and lies 939 miles [1,511.2 km]<1> to the southwest of the Medina that is located in Orleans County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Medina
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Arkansas County community of Medina.
    • Kansas
      • Jefferson County
      • This Medina is located in Jefferson County and lies 928 miles [1,493.5 km]<1> to the west southwest of the Medina that is located in Orleans County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Medina
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Jefferson County community of Medina.
    • Michigan
      • Lenawee County
      • This Medina is located in Lenawee County and lies 314 miles [505.3 km]<1> to the west southwest of the Medina that is located in Orleans County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Medina
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Lenawee County community of Medina.
    • Minnesota
      • Hennepin County
      • This Medina is located in Hennepin County and lies 762 miles [1,226.3 km]<1> to the west northwest of the Medina that is located in Orleans County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Medina
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Hennepin County community of Medina.
      • Stevens 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 Minnesota community of Medina [Stevens County].
    • North Dakota
      • Stutsman County
      • This Medina is located in Stutsman County and lies 1,047 miles [1,685 km]<1> to the west northwest of the Medina that is located in Orleans County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Medina
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Stutsman County community of Medina.
    • Ohio
      • Medina County
      • This Medina is located in Medina County and lies 228 miles [366.9 km]<1> to the southwest of the Medina that is located in Orleans County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Medina
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Medina County community of Medina.
    • Ontario
      • This Medina lies 134 miles [215.7 km]<1> to the west of the Medina that is located in Orleans County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Medina
    • Tennessee
      • Gibson County
      • This Medina is located in Gibson County and lies 752 miles [1,210.2 km]<1> to the southwest of the Medina that is located in Orleans County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Medina
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Gibson County community of Medina.
    • Texas
      • Bandera County
      • This Medina is located in Bandera County and lies 1,475 miles [2,373.8 km]<1> to the west southwest of the Medina that is located in Orleans County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Medina
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Bandera County community of Medina.
      • Bexar 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 Texas community of Medina [Bexar County].
      • Zapata County
      • This Medina is located in Zapata County and lies 1,621 miles [2,608.7 km] to the southwest of the Medina that is located in Orleans County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Medina
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Zapata County community of Medina.
    • Virginia
      • Washington 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 Virginia community of Medina [Washington County].
    • Washington
      • King County
      • This Medina is located in King County and lies 2,118 miles [3,408.6 km]<1> to the west northwest of the Medina that is located in Orleans County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Medina
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the King County community of Medina.
    • West Virginia
      • Jackson County
      • This Medina is located in Jackson County and lies 336 miles [540.7 km]<1> to the south southwest of the Medina that is located in Orleans County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Medina
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Jackson County community of Medina.
    • Wisconsin
      • Outagamie County
      • This Medina is located in Outagamie County and lies 516 miles [830.4 km]<1> to the west northwest of the Medina that is located in Orleans County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Medina
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Outagamie County community of Medina.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Medina ...

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.

  • Alabama [Genesee County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Alabama
    • Alabama [Genesee County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the south of Medina
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Alabama
  • Childs [Orleans County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Childs
    • Childs [Orleans County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the northeast of Medina
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Childs have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Childs
  • County Line [Niagara County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for County Line
    • County Line [Niagara County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the northwest of Medina
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for County Line have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on County Line
  • Eagle Harbor [Orleans County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Eagle Harbor
    • Eagle Harbor [Orleans County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the east of Medina
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Eagle Harbor
  • Continue List   (7 more) ...
    • Eagle Harbor Station [Orleans County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Eagle Harbor Station
      • Eagle Harbor Station [Orleans County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the east of Medina
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Eagle Harbor Station have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Eagle Harbor Station
    • Five Corners [Orleans County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Five Corners
      • Five Corners [Orleans County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the east of Medina
      • 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
    • Gasport [Niagara County]
    • Gilberts Corner [Niagara County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Gilberts Corner
      • Gilberts Corner [Niagara County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the southwest of Medina
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Gilberts Corner have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Gilberts Corner
    • Hartland [Niagara County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hartland
      • Hartland [Niagara County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the west of Medina
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hartland
    • Wheatville [Genesee County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Wheatville
      • Wheatville [Genesee County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the south of Medina
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Wheatville
    • Wheatville Station [Genesee County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Wheatville Station
      • Wheatville Station [Genesee County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the south of Medina
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Wheatville Station have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Wheatville Station

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 Medina. 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.

  • View Our List ...
    • Nancy Coleman     (Actress)
      • Actress. She was born in Everett (WA) on December 30, 1912 (a Monday) and died in Brockport (NY) on January 18, 2000 (a Tueday) at the age of 87. She is buried at Lakeview Cemetery (Monroe County, New York).
      • Brockport is located 22 miles [35.4 km] to the east of Medina.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Nancy Coleman<5>
    • Tom Day     (Professional football)
      • Full name: Thomas Frederick Day
      • Professional football. He was born in Washington, DC on August 20, 1935 (a Tueday) and died in Amherst (NY) on August 21, 2000 (a Monday) at the age of 65. He is buried at Mt. Calvary Cemetery (Erie County, New York).
      • Amherst is located 26 miles [41.8 km] to the southwest of Medina.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Tom Day<5>
    • Warren Hull     (Actor)
      • Full name: John Warren Hull
      • Actor. He was born in Gasport (NY) on January 17, 1903 (a Saturday) and died in Waterbury (CT) on September 14, 1974 (a Saturday) at the age of 71.
      • Gasport is located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the west of Medina.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Warren Hull<5>
    • Jim Hurtubise     (Race car driver)
    • George Baldwin Selden     (Inventor)
      • Inventor. He was born in Clarkson (NY) on September 14, 1846 (a Monday) and died in Rochester (NY) on January 17, 1922 (a Tueday) at the age of 75. He is buried at Mt. Hope Cemetery (Monroe County, New York).
      • Clarkson is located 23 miles [37 km] to the east of Medina.
      • Rochester is located 39 miles [62.8 km] to the east of Medina.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: George Baldwin Selden<5>
    • Frances E. Willard     (Social reformer)

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

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

  • View Our List ...
    • Albion, which is the Seat of Orleans County and lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the east. If you could walk a straight line from Medina to Albion, with an average speed<6> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take four to five hours to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take a little over three hours.
    • Albany, which is the State Capital of New York, lies 236 miles [379.8 km] to the east (E). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take nearly four hours, a buggy would take 10 days and walking would take 14 days.
    • The White House (Washington, DC) is 306 miles [492.5 km] to the south southeast (SSE). Driving would take five to six hours, a buggy would take 12 days and walking would take 18 days.
    • The shortest distance<7> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 5,768 miles [9,282.7 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<8>
    • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 6,493 miles [10,449.5 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<9>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 4,370 miles [7,032.8 km] and it lies to the east northeast (ENE).<10>

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Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Medina: www.villagemedina.org/

The official website for Orleans County: www.orleansny.com/

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' (or point-to-point) distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Medina) 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 Medina. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from MedinaOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Medina. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 43.2204, Longitude: -78.3869    
<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 Rock Creek to see Pete ... Rock 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 Medina 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>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>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<5>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.
<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 Medina 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 308.387 degrees.
<9>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 304.678 degrees.
<10>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 303.585 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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