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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 Milford Center, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Milford 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 Milford Center:
    • 42.524245, -74.988771
    • 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 Milford 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 Milford Center ...

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

Within New York, the name Milford 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 ...
    • Maine
      • Penobscot 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 Milford Center [Penobscot County].
    • Massachusetts
      • Worcester 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 Massachusetts community of Milford Center [Worcester County].
    • Ohio
      • Union County
      • This Milford Center is located in Union County and lies 466 miles [750 km]<2> to the west southwest of the Milford Center that is located in Otsego County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Milford Center
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Union County community of Milford Center.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Milford 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.

  • Butts Corner [Delaware County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Butts Corner
    • Butts Corner [Delaware County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<2> to the east of Milford Center
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Butts Corner have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Butts Corner
  • Chase [Otsego County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Chase
    • Chase [Otsego County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<2> to the north of Milford Center
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Chase have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Chase
  • Chaseville [Otsego County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Chaseville
    • Chaseville [Otsego County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<2> to the east of Milford Center
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Chaseville have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Chaseville
  • Elk Creek [Otsego County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Elk Creek
    • Elk Creek [Otsego County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<2> to the northeast of Milford Center
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Elk Creek have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Elk Creek
  • Continue List   (9 more) ...
    • Fall Bridge [Otsego County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Fall Bridge
      • Fall Bridge [Otsego County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<2> to the northwest of Milford Center
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Fall Bridge have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Fall Bridge
    • Field Crossing [Otsego County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Field Crossing
      • Field Crossing [Otsego County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<2> to the north of Milford Center
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Field Crossing have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Field Crossing
    • Index [Otsego County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Index
      • Index [Otsego County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<2> to the north of Milford Center
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Index have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Index
    • Jones Crossing [Otsego County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Jones Crossing
      • Jones Crossing [Otsego County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<2> to the northwest of Milford Center
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Jones Crossing have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Jones Crossing
    • Lena [Otsego County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lena
      • Lena [Otsego County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<2> to the northwest of Milford Center
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lena have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lena
    • Maryland [Otsego County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Maryland
      • Maryland [Otsego County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<2> to the east of Milford Center
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Maryland have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Maryland
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Maryland<4>
    • Mount Vision [Otsego County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mount Vision
      • Mount Vision [Otsego County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<2> to the northwest of Milford Center
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Mount Vision have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mount Vision
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Mount Vision<4>
    • Scotch Hill [Otsego County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Scotch Hill
      • Scotch Hill [Otsego County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<2> to the north of Milford Center
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Scotch Hill have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Scotch Hill
    • Welcome [Otsego County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Welcome
      • Welcome [Otsego County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<2> to the northwest of Milford Center
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Welcome

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 Milford 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.

  • View Our List ...
    • 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).
      • Roxbury is located 27 miles [43.5 km] to the southeast of Milford Center.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Walter R. Brooks<5>
    • Walter C. 'Walt' Brown     (Race car driver)
    • James Fenimore Cooper     (Author)
    • Henry John Kaiser     (Industrialist)
    • Tompkins Harrison Matteson     (Artist)

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

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

  • View Our List ...
    • Cooperstown, which is the Seat of Otsego County and lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<2> to the north northeast. If you could walk a straight line from Milford Center to Cooperstown, with an average speed<6> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take five to six hours to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take nearly four hours.
    • Albany, which is the State Capital of New York, lies 62 miles [99.8 km] to the east (E). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take less than an hour, a buggy would take about three full days and walking would take most of three days.
    • The White House (Washington, DC) is 272 miles [437.7 km] to the south southwest (SSW). Driving would take four to five hours, a buggy would take 11 days and walking would take 16 days.
    • The shortest distance<7> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 5,661 miles [9,110.5 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<8>
    • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 6,377 miles [10,262.8 km] and it lies to the east northeast (ENE).<9>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 4,252 miles [6,842.9 km] and it lies to the east northeast (ENE).<10>

Other Roadside Stops ...

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About Otsego County

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Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Otsego County: www.otsegocounty.com/

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 Mile's to see Pete ... Mile's 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 Milford 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- Milford Center) to Point B.Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Milford Center. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 42.5242, Longitude: -74.9888       In this case, the coordinates for Milford 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>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 Milford Center 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 306.337 degrees.
<9>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 302.256 degrees.
<10>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 302.284 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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