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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 Monsey, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Monsey 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 Monsey:
    • 41.111207, -74.068475
    • 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 Monsey
  • 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

Curious and Interesting Names Near Monsey ...

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.

  • Chestnut Ridge [Rockland County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Chestnut Ridge
    • Chestnut Ridge [Rockland County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the south of Monsey
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 7,994 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Chestnut Ridge have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Chestnut Ridge
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Chestnut Ridge<3>
  • Happy Valley [Rockland County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Happy Valley
    • Happy Valley [Rockland County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the north of Monsey
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Happy Valley have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Happy Valley
  • Hillburn [Rockland County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hillburn
    • Hillburn [Rockland County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the west of Monsey
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 980 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hillburn have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hillburn
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Hillburn<3>
  • Hillcrest [Rockland County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hillcrest
    • Hillcrest [Rockland County] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the northeast of Monsey
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hillcrest have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hillcrest
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    • Ladentown [Rockland County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ladentown
      • Ladentown [Rockland County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the north of Monsey
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Ladentown have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ladentown
    • Mount Pleasant [Bergen County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mount Pleasant
      • Mount Pleasant [Bergen County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the south of Monsey
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Mount Pleasant have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mount Pleasant
    • New City [Rockland County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for New City
      • New City [Rockland County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the northeast of Monsey
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for New City have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on New City
    • New City Park [Rockland County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for New City Park
      • New City Park [Rockland County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the northeast of Monsey
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for New City Park have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on New City Park
    • New Square [Rockland County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for New Square
      • New Square [Rockland County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the northeast of Monsey
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 9,014 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on New Square
    • Pearl River [Rockland County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pearl River
      • Pearl River [Rockland County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the southeast of Monsey
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Pearl River have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pearl River
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Pearl River<3>
    • Quaker Park [Rockland County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Quaker Park
      • Quaker Park [Rockland County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the north of Monsey
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Quaker Park have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Quaker Park
    • Spring Valley [Rockland County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Spring Valley
      • Spring Valley [Rockland County] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the east of Monsey
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 32,258 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Spring Valley have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Spring Valley
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Spring Valley<3>
    • Spring Valley Village [Rockland County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Spring Valley Village
      • Spring Valley Village [Rockland County] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the east of Monsey
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Spring Valley Village have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Spring Valley Village
    • Summit Park [Rockland County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Summit Park
      • Summit Park [Rockland County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the north of Monsey
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Summit Park have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Summit Park
    • Valley Cottage [Rockland County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Valley Cottage
      • Valley Cottage [Rockland County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the east of Monsey
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Valley Cottage

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 Monsey. 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.

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    • Slim Aarons     (Photographer)
      • Photographer. He was born in New York (NY) on October 29, 1916 (a Sunday) and died in Montrose (NY) on May 23, 2006 (a Tueday) at the age of 89. He is buried at Mt. Auburn Cemetery (Middlesex County, Massachusetts).
      • New York is located 28 miles [45.1 km] to the south of Monsey.
      • Montrose is located 12 miles [19.3 km] to the northeast of Monsey.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Slim Aarons<4>
    • Frank Abbundando     (Crime figure)
      • Crime figure. He was born in New York (NY) on July 11, 1910 (a Monday) and died in Ossining (NY) on February 19, 1942 (a Thursday) at the age of 31. He is buried at St. John RC Cemetery (Queens County, New York).
      • New York is located 28 miles [45.1 km] to the south of Monsey.
      • Ossining is located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the east of Monsey.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Frank Abbundando<4>
    • Platt Adams     (Olympic Gold Medalist)
      • Olympic Gold Medalist. He was born in Belleville (NJ) on March 23, 1885 (a Monday) and died in Normandy Beach (NJ) on February 27, 1961 (a Monday) at the age of 75. He is buried at Rosedale Cemetery (Essex County, New Jersey).
      • Belleville is located 22 miles [35.4 km] to the south of Monsey.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Platt Adams<4>
    • Shana Alexander     (Journalist, author)
    • Nelson Algren     (Author)
      • Born: Nelson Ahlgren Abraham
      • Author. He was born in Detroit (MI) on March 28, 1909 (a Sunday) and died in Long Island City (NY) on May 9, 1981 (a Saturday) at the age of 72. He is buried at Oakland Cemetery (Suffolk County, New York).
      • Long Island City is located 25 miles [40.2 km] to the south of Monsey.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Nelson Algren<4>
    • Cosmo Francis 'Gus' Allegretti     (Actor, puppeteer)
      • Actor, puppeteer. He was born in Manhattan (NY) on April 6, 1927 (a Wednesday) and died in Phoenix (AZ) on July 26, 2013 (a Friday) at the age of 86. We don't have any burial details.
      • Manhattan is located 23 miles [37 km] to the south of Monsey.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Cosmo Francis 'Gus' Allegretti<4>
    • June Allyson     (Actress)
      • Born: Ella Geisman
      • Actress. She was born in Bronx (NY) on October 7, 1917 (a Sunday) and died in Ojai (CA) on July 8, 2006 (a Saturday) at the age of 88. The body was cremated.
      • Bronx is located 21 miles [33.8 km] to the southeast of Monsey.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: June Allyson<4>
    • Glenn Anders     (Actor)
      • Actor. He was born in Los Angeles (CA) on September 1, 1889 (a Sunday) and died in Englewood (NJ) on October 26, 1981 (a Monday) at the age of 92. He is buried at Kensico Cemetery (Westchester County, New York).
      • Englewood is located 15 miles [24.1 km] to the south of Monsey.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Glenn Anders<4>
    • Dorothy Appleby     (Actress)
    • Elizabeth Arden     (Businesswoman)
    • Louis 'Satchmo' Armstrong     (Trumpeter, composer, singer, actor)
      • Full name: Louis Daniel Armstrong
      • Trumpeter, composer, singer, actor. He was born in New Orleans (LA) on August 4, 1901 (a Sunday) and died in Corona (NY) on July 6, 1971 (a Tueday) at the age of 69. He is buried at Flushing Cemetery (Queens County, New York).
      • Corona is located 27 miles [43.5 km] to the southeast of Monsey.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Louis 'Satchmo' Armstrong<4>
    • Peter Arno     (Cartoonist)
      • Born: Curtis Arnoux Peters, Jr.
      • Cartoonist. He was born in New York (NY) on January 8, 1904 (a Friday) and died in Port Chester (NY) on February 22, 1968 (a Thursday) at the age of 64. He is buried at Kensico Cemetery (Westchester County, New York).
      • New York is located 28 miles [45.1 km] to the south of Monsey.
      • Port Chester is located 22 miles [35.4 km] to the east of Monsey.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Peter Arno<4>
    • Phil Arnold     (Actor)
      • Actor. He was born in Hackensack (NJ) on September 15, 1909 (a Wednesday) and died in Van Nuys (CA) on May 9, 1968 (a Thursday) at the age of 58. He is buried at Eden Memorial Park (Los Angeles County, California).
      • Hackensack is located 15 miles [24.1 km] to the south of Monsey.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Phil Arnold<4>

How Far From Monsey to ...

We spend a lot of time looking through Gazetteers, Almanacs & Directories that were published in the late 1800's and early 1900's. Many of the Gazetteers include the distance from a community such as Monsey to various places of note, such as the White House.

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

  • View Our List ...
    • New City, which is the Seat of Rockland County and lies just to the East Northeast.
    • Albany, which is the State Capital of New York, lies 107 miles [172.2 km]<1> to the north (N). If you could drive a straight line from Monsey to Albany, with an average speed<5>of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, it would take less than two hours to make the trip. A comfortable walk of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour would take 6 days. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take 5 days.
    • The White House (Washington, DC) is 219 miles [352.4 km] to the southwest (SW). Driving would take nearly four hours, a buggy would take 9 days and walking would take 13 days.
    • The shortest distance<6> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 5,680 miles [9,141.1 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<7>
    • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 6,388 miles [10,280.5 km] and it lies to the east northeast (ENE).<8>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 4,264 miles [6,862.2 km] and it lies to the east northeast (ENE).<9>

Other Roadside Stops ...

The Communities of New York

About Rockland County

About New York

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Rockland County: www.co.rockland.ny.us/

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 obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Monsey) 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 Monsey. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from MonseyOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Monsey. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 41.1112, Longitude: -74.0685       In this case, the coordinates for Monsey 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 Monsey 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 305.937 degrees.
<8>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 301.576 degrees.
<9>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 302.512 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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