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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 New Windsor, we use the following websites to find information relevant to New Windsor 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 New Windsor:
    • 41.476664, -74.023452
    • 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 New Windsor
  • 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 New Windsor ...

We have found three communities that share the name New Windsor.

Within New York, the name New Windsor is unique.

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

  • Communities Elsewhere In North America ...
    • Illinois
      • Mercer County
      • This New Windsor is located in Mercer County and lies 850 miles [1,367.9 km]<1> to the west of the New Windsor that is located in Orange County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on New Windsor
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Mercer County community of New Windsor.
    • Kansas
      • Cherokee County
      • This community is historic<2> and although located in Cherokee County, we don't know where within the county.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Cherokee County community of New Windsor.
    • Maryland
      • Carroll County
      • This New Windsor is located in Carroll County and lies 209 miles [336.4 km]<1> to the southwest of the New Windsor that is located in Orange County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on New Windsor
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Carroll County community of New Windsor.

Curious and Interesting Names Near New Windsor ...

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.

  • Cornwall Landing [Orange County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cornwall Landing
    • Cornwall Landing [Orange County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the southeast of New Windsor
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cornwall Landing have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cornwall Landing
  • Cornwall-on-Hudson [Greene County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cornwall-on-Hudson
    • Cornwall-on-Hudson [Greene County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the south of New Windsor
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cornwall-on-Hudson came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<4>
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cornwall-on-Hudson
  • Dutchess Junction [Dutchess County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Dutchess Junction
    • Dutchess Junction [Dutchess County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the east of New Windsor
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Dutchess Junction have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Dutchess Junction
  • Firthcliffe [Orange County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Firthcliffe
    • Firthcliffe [Orange County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the southwest of New Windsor
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Firthcliffe have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Firthcliffe
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    • Fishkill Landing [Dutchess County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Fishkill Landing
      • Fishkill Landing [Dutchess County] was located 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the northeast of New Windsor
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Fishkill Landing have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Meadow Winds [Orange County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Meadow Winds
      • Meadow Winds [Orange County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the northwest of New Windsor
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Meadow Winds have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Meadow Winds
    • Meadowbrook [Orange County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Meadowbrook
      • Meadowbrook [Orange County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the southwest of New Windsor
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Meadowbrook have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Meadowbrook
    • Vails Gate [Orange County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Vails Gate
      • Vails Gate [Orange County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the southwest of New Windsor
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Vails Gate have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Vails Gate
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Vails Gate<5>
    • Vails Gate Junction [Orange County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Vails Gate Junction
      • Vails Gate Junction [Orange County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the southwest of New Windsor
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Vails Gate Junction have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Vails Gate Junction

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 New Windsor. 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 ...
    • Slim Aarons     (Photographer)
      • Photographer. He was born 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).
      • Montrose is located 16 miles [25.7 km] to the south of New Windsor.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Slim Aarons<6>
    • Frank Abbundando     (Crime figure)
      • Crime figure. He was born 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).
      • Ossining is located 23 miles [37 km] to the south of New Windsor.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Frank Abbundando<6>
    • Timothy Shay Arthur     (Author)
    • Brooke Astor     (Philanthropist)
      • Born: Roberta Brooke Russell
      • Philanthropist. She was born in Portsmouth (NH) on March 30, 1902 (a Sunday) and died in Briarcliff Manor (NY) on August 13, 2007 (a Monday) at the age of 105. She is buried at Sleepy Hollow Cemetery (Westchester County, New York).
      • Briarcliff Manor is located 25 miles [40.2 km] to the southeast of New Windsor.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Brooke Astor<6>
    • Frank F. Bahret     (Major League Baseball> *~~mlb:<1884/04/17:1884/04/22)
      • Major League Baseball> *~~mlb:<1884/04/17:1884/04/22. He was born in Poughkeepsie (NY) in 1858 and died in Poughkeepsie (NY) on March 30, 1888 (a Friday). He is buried at Poughkeepsie Rural Cemetery (Dutchess County, New York).
      • Poughkeepsie is located 16 miles [25.7 km] to the north of New Windsor.
      • Poughkeepsie is located 16 miles [25.7 km] to the north of New Windsor.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Frank F. Bahret<6>
    • Alice Guy Blache     (Director)
      • Director. She was born in Paris (France) on July 1, 1873 (a Tueday) and died in Mahwah (NJ) on March 24, 1968 (a Sunday) at the age of 94. She is buried at Maryrest Cemetery (Bergen County, New Jersey).
      • Mahwah is located 27 miles [43.5 km] to the south of New Windsor.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Alice Guy Blache<6>
    • Holbrook Blinn     (Actor)
    • Ann Blyth     (Oscar nominated actress)
      • Full name: Ann Marie Blyth
      • Oscar nominated actress. She was born in Mount Kisco (NY) on August 16, 1928 (a Thursday)
      • Mount Kisco is located 24 miles [38.6 km] to the southeast of New Windsor.
    • Jane Matilda Bolin     (Jurist)
    • Eugene Booth, Jr.     (Physicist)
    • Eugene Booth, Jr.     (Physicist)
    • Herbert Theodore 'Buttons' Briggs     (Major League Baseball> *~~mlb:<1896/04/23:1905/09/25)
    • Northern James Calloway     (Actor)
      • Actor. He was born on January 22, 1948 (a Thursday) and died in Ossining (NY) on January 9, 1990 (a Tueday) at the age of 42. He is buried at Ferncliff Cemetery (Westchester County, New York).
      • Ossining is located 23 miles [37 km] to the south of New Windsor.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Northern James Calloway<6>

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

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

  • View Our List ...
    • Goshen, which is the Seat of Orange County and lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<1> to the west southwest. If you could walk a straight line from New Windsor to Goshen, with an average speed<7> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take most of a day to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take five to six hours.
    • Albany, which is the State Capital of New York, lies 82 miles [132 km] to the north (N). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take less than two hours, a buggy would take most of three days and walking would take 5 days.
    • The White House (Washington, DC) is 238 miles [383 km] to the southwest (SW). Driving would take nearly four hours, a buggy would take 10 days and walking would take 14 days.
    • The shortest distance<8> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 5,663 miles [9,113.7 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<9>
    • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 6,373 miles [10,256.3 km] and it lies to the east northeast (ENE).<10>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 4,249 miles [6,838.1 km] and it lies to the east northeast (ENE).<11>

Other Roadside Stops ...

Cities, Towns and Villages of New York

About Orange County

About New York

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Orange County: www.co.orange.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 'point-to-point' distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- New Windsor) to Point B.If you need the driving distance, we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for New Windsor. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from New WindsorOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in New Windsor. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 41.4767, Longitude: -74.0235    
<2>We use the term 'Historic' broadly and it generally means that the community no longer exists. However, it can also mean that the community might still exist, but was significantly larger or had a more 'official' existence in the past than it does now. Unfortunately our sources of data have proven to be unreliable. If you can provide us with more specific information about New Windsor, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.
<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>If we have found a location and have questions about the accuracy of our information, we will simply say that the marker is 'in the vicinity'. We are not confident about the location and the position of our marker is only a rough guide. If we have too many doubts about the location, we will not include it in our database.
<5>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<6>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.
<7>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.
<8>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 New Windsor to the Middle East to be East and South, the Great Circle Route actually lies to the North and East.
<9>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Jerusalem is 305.869 degrees.
<10>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 301.558 degrees.
<11>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 302.325 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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