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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 Murray, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Murray 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 Murray:
    • 43.249504, -78.058073
    • 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 Murray
  • 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 Murray ...

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.

  • Childs [Orleans County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Childs
    • Childs [Orleans County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the west of Murray
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Childs have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Childs
  • Five Corners [Orleans County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Five Corners
    • Five Corners [Orleans County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the west of Murray
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Five Corners have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Five Corners
  • Harper Park [Monroe County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Harper Park
    • Harper Park [Monroe County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the northeast of Murray
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Harper Park have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Harper Park
  • Honest Hill [Orleans County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Honest Hill
    • Honest Hill [Orleans County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the south of Murray
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Honest Hill have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Honest Hill
  • Continue List   (5 more) ...
    • Kent [Orleans County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Kent
      • Kent [Orleans County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the northwest of Murray
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Kent have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Kent
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Kent<3>
    • Murray [Orleans County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Murray
      • Murray [Orleans County] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the north of Murray
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Murray have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Murray
    • Redman Corners [Monroe County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Redman Corners
      • Redman Corners [Monroe County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the east of Murray
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Redman Corners
    • Sweden Center [Monroe County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sweden Center
      • Sweden Center [Monroe County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the southeast of Murray
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sweden Center
    • Troutburg [Monroe County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Troutburg
      • Troutburg [Monroe County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the northeast of Murray
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Troutburg have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Troutburg

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

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

  • View Our List ...
    • Albion, which is the Seat of Orleans County and lies just to the West.
    • Albany, which is the State Capital of New York, lies 220 miles [354.1 km]<1> to the east (E). If you could drive a straight line from Murray to Albany, with an average speed<4>of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, it would take nearly four hours to make the trip. A comfortable walk of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour would take 13 days. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take 9 days.
    • The White House (Washington, DC) is 305 miles [490.8 km] to the south (S). Driving would take five to six hours, a buggy would take 12 days and walking would take 18 days.
    • The shortest distance<5> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 5,754 miles [9,260.2 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<6>
    • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 6,479 miles [10,426.9 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<7>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 4,355 miles [7,008.7 km] and it lies to the east northeast (ENE).<8>

Notables Page for Murray

Mentions & References for Murray

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About New York

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

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' distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Murray) 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 Murray. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from MurrayOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Murray. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 43.2495, Longitude: -78.0581       In this case, the coordinates for Murray 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>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.
<5>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 Murray to the Middle East to be East and South, the Great Circle Route actually lies to the North and East.
<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Jerusalem is 308.177 degrees.
<7>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 304.445 degrees.
<8>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 303.414 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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