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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 North Castle, we use the following websites to find information relevant to North Castle 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 North Castle:
    • 41.134263, -73.698464
    • 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 North Castle
  • 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 North Castle ...

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.

  • Glenville [Fairfield County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Glenville
    • Glenville [Fairfield County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the south of North Castle
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Glenville
  • Graham [Westchester County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Graham
    • Graham [Westchester County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the west of North Castle
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Graham have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Graham
  • High Ridge [Fairfield County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for High Ridge
    • High Ridge [Fairfield County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the east of North Castle
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for High Ridge have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on High Ridge
  • Horseshoe Hill [Westchester County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Horseshoe Hill
    • Horseshoe Hill [Westchester County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the northeast of North Castle
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Horseshoe Hill have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Horseshoe Hill
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    • Hunting Ridge [Fairfield County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hunting Ridge
      • Hunting Ridge [Fairfield County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the east of North Castle
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hunting Ridge have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hunting Ridge
    • Long Ridge [Fairfield County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Long Ridge
      • Long Ridge [Fairfield County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the east of North Castle
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Long Ridge have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Long Ridge
    • Mount Pleasant [Westchester County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mount Pleasant
      • Mount Pleasant [Westchester County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the southwest of North Castle
      • 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
    • Pleasantville [Westchester County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pleasantville
      • Pleasantville [Westchester County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the west of North Castle
      • Estimated population in 2019: 7,260 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pleasantville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Pleasantville<3>
    • Purchase [Westchester County]
    • Quarry Heights [Westchester County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Quarry Heights
      • Quarry Heights [Westchester County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the southwest of North Castle
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Quarry Heights have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Quarry Heights
    • Riverbank [Fairfield County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Riverbank
      • Riverbank [Fairfield County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the east of North Castle
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Riverbank have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Riverbank
    • Rock Ridge [Fairfield County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rock Ridge
      • Rock Ridge [Fairfield County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the south of North Castle
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Rock Ridge have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rock Ridge
    • Spring Valley [Westchester County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Spring Valley
      • Spring Valley [Westchester County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the west of North Castle
      • 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
    • Windmill Farm [Westchester County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Windmill Farm
      • Windmill Farm [Westchester County] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the northeast of North Castle
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Windmill Farm have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Windmill Farm

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 North Castle. 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 (New York) on Sunday October 29, 1916 and died in Montrose (New York) on Tueday May 23, 2006 at the age of 89. He is buried at Mt. Auburn Cemetery (Middlesex County, Massachusetts).
      • New York is located 33 miles [53.1 km] to the southwest of North Castle.
      • Montrose is located 14 miles [22.5 km] to the northwest of North Castle.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Slim Aarons<4>
    • Frank Abbundando     (Crime figure)
      • Crime figure. He was born in New York (New York) on Monday July 11, 1910 and died in Ossining (New York) on Thursday February 19, 1942 at the age of 31. He is buried at St. John RC Cemetery (Queens County, New York).
      • New York is located 33 miles [53.1 km] to the southwest of North Castle.
      • Ossining is located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the west of North Castle.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Frank Abbundando<4>
    • Shana Alexander     (Journalist, author)
      • Journalist, author. She was born in Manhattan (New York) on Tueday October 6, 1925 and died in Hermosa Beach (California) on Thursday June 23, 2005 at the age of 79. She is buried at Westwood Memorial Park (Los Angeles County, California).
      • Manhattan is located 28 miles [45.1 km] to the southwest of North Castle.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Shana Alexander<4>
    • Nelson Algren     (Author)
      • Author. He was born in Detroit (Michigan) on Sunday March 28, 1909 and died in Long Island City (New York) on Saturday May 9, 1981 at the age of 72. He is buried at Oakland Cemetery (Suffolk County, New York).
      • Long Island City is located 29 miles [46.7 km] to the southwest of North Castle.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Nelson Algren<4>
    • Cosmo Francis 'Gus' Allegretti     (Actor, puppeteer)
      • Actor, puppeteer. He was born in Manhattan (New York) on Wednesday April 6, 1927 and died in Phoenix (Arizona) on Friday July 26, 2013 at the age of 86. We don't have any burial details.
      • Manhattan is located 28 miles [45.1 km] to the southwest of North Castle.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Cosmo Francis 'Gus' Allegretti<4>
    • June Allyson     (Actress)
      • Actress. She was born in Bronx (New York) on Sunday October 7, 1917 and died in Ojai (California) on Saturday July 8, 2006 at the age of 88. The body was cremated.
      • Bronx is located 21 miles [33.8 km] to the southwest of North Castle.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: June Allyson<4>
    • Glenn Anders     (Actor)
      • Actor. He was born in Los Angeles (California) on Sunday September 1, 1889 and died in Englewood (New Jersey) on Monday October 26, 1981 at the age of 92. He is buried at Kensico Cemetery (Westchester County, New York).
      • Englewood is located 21 miles [33.8 km] to the southwest of North Castle.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Glenn Anders<4>
    • Dorothy Appleby     (Actress)
      • Actress. She was born in Portland (Maine) on Saturday January 6, 1906 and died in Long Island City (New York) on Wednesday August 8, 1990 at the age of 84. She is buried at Forest City Cemetery (Cumberland County, Maine).
      • Long Island City is located 29 miles [46.7 km] to the southwest of North Castle.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Dorothy Appleby<4>
    • Louis 'Satchmo' Armstrong     (Trumpeter, composer, singer, actor)
      • Trumpeter, composer, singer, actor. He was born in New Orleans (Louisiana) on Sunday August 4, 1901 and died in Corona (New York) on Tueday July 6, 1971 at the age of 69. He is buried at Flushing Cemetery (Queens County, New York).
      • Corona is located 28 miles [45.1 km] to the south of North Castle.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Louis 'Satchmo' Armstrong<4>
    • Peter Arno     (Cartoonist)
      • Cartoonist. He was born in New York (New York) on Friday January 8, 1904 and died in Port Chester (New York) on Thursday February 22, 1968 at the age of 64. He is buried at Kensico Cemetery (Westchester County, New York).
      • New York is located 33 miles [53.1 km] to the southwest of North Castle.
      • Port Chester is located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the south of North Castle.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Peter Arno<4>
    • Phil Arnold     (Actor)
      • Actor. He was born in Hackensack (New Jersey) on Wednesday September 15, 1909 and died in Van Nuys (California) on Thursday May 9, 1968 at the age of 58. He is buried at Eden Memorial Park (Los Angeles County, California).
      • Hackensack is located 24 miles [38.6 km] to the southwest of North Castle.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Phil Arnold<4>
    • Eleanor Stackhouse Atkinson     (Author)
      • Author. She was born in Rensselaer (Indiana) on Wednesday January 7, 1863 and died in Manhasset (New York) on Wednesday November 4, 1942 at the age of 79. She is buried at Weston Cemetery (Jasper County, Indiana).
      • Manhasset is located 23 miles [37 km] to the south of North Castle.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Eleanor Stackhouse Atkinson<4>
    • Doe Avedon     (Actress, model)

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

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

  • View Our List ...
    • White Plains, which is the Seat of Westchester County and lies just to the South Southwest.
    • Albany, which is the State Capital of New York, lies 105 miles [169 km]<1> to the north (N). If you could drive a straight line from North Castle 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 234 miles [376.6 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<6> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 5,664 miles [9,115.3 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<7>
    • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 6,371 miles [10,253.1 km] and it lies to the east northeast (ENE).<8>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 4,247 miles [6,834.9 km] and it lies to the east northeast (ENE).<9>

Other Roadside Stops ...

The Communities of New York

About Westchester County

About New York

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Westchester County: www.westchestergov.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' (or point-to-point) distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- North Castle) 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 North Castle. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from North Castle

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in North Castle. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 41.1343, Longitude: -73.6985       In this case, the coordinates for North Castle 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 North Castle 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 305.714 degrees.
<8>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 301.327 degrees.
<9>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 302.338 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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