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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, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Milford 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 Milford:
    • 42.546466, -74.976826
    • 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
  • 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 ...

We have found two communities that share the name Milford.

Within New York, the name Milford is unique.

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

  • Communities Elsewhere In North America ...
    • Connecticut
      • New Haven County
      • This Milford is located in New Haven County and lies 134 miles [215.7 km]<1> to the southeast of the Milford that is located in Otsego County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Milford
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the New Haven County community of Milford.
    • Wisconsin
      • Jefferson County
      • This Milford is located in Jefferson County and lies 702 miles [1,129.8 km]<1> to the west of the Milford that is located in Otsego County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Milford
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Jefferson County community of Milford.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Milford ...

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]<1> to the southeast of Milford
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Butts Corner have been provided by the GNIS.<2> 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 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the north of Milford
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Chase have been provided by the GNIS.<2> 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]<1> to the east of Milford
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Chaseville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> 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 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the east of Milford
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Elk Creek have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Elk Creek
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    • Fall Bridge [Otsego County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Fall Bridge
      • Fall Bridge [Otsego County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the northwest of Milford
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Fall Bridge have been provided by the GNIS.<2> 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 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the north of Milford
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Field Crossing have been provided by the GNIS.<2> 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 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the north of Milford
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Index have been provided by the GNIS.<2> 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 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the northwest of Milford
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Jones Crossing have been provided by the GNIS.<2> 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 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the northwest of Milford
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lena have been provided by the GNIS.<2> 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 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the east of Milford
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Maryland have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Maryland
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Maryland<3>
    • Mount Vision [Otsego County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mount Vision
      • Mount Vision [Otsego County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the northwest of Milford
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Mount Vision have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mount Vision
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Mount Vision<3>
    • Scotch Hill [Otsego County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Scotch Hill
      • Scotch Hill [Otsego County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the northwest of Milford
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Scotch Hill have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Scotch Hill
    • Summit Crossing [Otsego County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Summit Crossing
      • Summit Crossing [Otsego County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the north of Milford
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Summit Crossing have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Summit Crossing
    • Toddsville [Otsego County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Toddsville
      • Toddsville [Otsego County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the north of Milford
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Toddsville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Toddsville

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. 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.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Walter R. Brooks<4>
    • Walter C. 'Walt' Brown     (Race car driver)
    • James Fenimore Cooper     (Author)
    • Henry John Kaiser     (Industrialist)
    • Tompkins Harrison Matteson     (Artist)

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

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

  • View Our List ...
    • Cooperstown, which is the Seat of Otsego County and lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the north northeast. If you could walk a straight line from Milford to Cooperstown, with an average speed<5> 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 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 274 miles [441 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<6> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 5,659 miles [9,107.3 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<7>
    • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 6,375 miles [10,259.6 km] and it lies to the east northeast (ENE).<8>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 4,250 miles [6,839.7 km] and it lies to the east northeast (ENE).<9>

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Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Milford. 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>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'point-to-point' distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Milford) 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 Milford. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from MilfordOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Milford. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 42.5465, Longitude: -74.9768       In this case, the coordinates for Milford have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<2>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.
<3>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<4>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.
<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 Milford 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 306.327 degrees.
<8>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 302.248 degrees.
<9>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 302.268 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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