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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 Oswego, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Oswego 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 Oswego:
    • 43.403679, -76.560500
    • 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 Oswego
  • 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 Oswego ...

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.

  • Clark Corners [Oswego County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Clark Corners
    • Clark Corners [Oswego County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the east of Oswego
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Clark Corners have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Clark Corners
  • Crocketts [Cayuga County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Crocketts
    • Crocketts [Cayuga County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the southwest of Oswego
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Crocketts have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Crocketts
  • Fair Haven [Cayuga County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Fair Haven
    • Fair Haven [Cayuga County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the southwest of Oswego
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 716 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Fair Haven
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Fair Haven<3>
  • Fruit Valley [Oswego County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Fruit Valley
    • Fruit Valley [Oswego County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the north of Oswego
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Fruit Valley have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Fruit Valley
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    • Hannibal [Oswego County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hannibal
      • Hannibal [Oswego County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the south of Oswego
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 519 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hannibal have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hannibal
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Hannibal<3>
    • Hannibal Center [Oswego County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hannibal Center
      • Hannibal Center [Oswego County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the south of Oswego
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hannibal Center have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hannibal Center
    • Jones Corners [Oswego County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Jones Corners
      • Jones Corners [Oswego County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the northeast of Oswego
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Jones Corners have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Jones Corners
    • Lakeview [Oswego County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lakeview
      • Lakeview [Oswego County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the northeast of Oswego
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lakeview have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lakeview
    • Lewis Corners [Oswego County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lewis Corners
      • Lewis Corners [Oswego County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the southeast of Oswego
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lewis Corners have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lewis Corners
    • Moon Beach [Cayuga County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Moon Beach
      • Moon Beach [Cayuga County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the west of Oswego
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Moon Beach have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Moon Beach
    • Mount Pleasant [Oswego County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mount Pleasant
      • Mount Pleasant [Oswego County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the east of Oswego
      • 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

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 Oswego. 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 ...
    • William H. 'Dad' Clarke     (Major League Baseball> *~~mlb:<1888/04/23:1898/10/15)
      • Major League Baseball> *~~mlb:<1888/04/23:1898/10/15. He was born in Oswego (NY) on January 7, 1865 (a Saturday) and died in Lorain (OH) on June 3, 1911 (a Saturday) at the age of 46. He is buried at Calvary Cemetery (Lorain County, Ohio).
      • Oswego is located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the northeast of Oswego.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: William H. 'Dad' Clarke<4>
    • Chris Gedney     (Professional football)
      • Full name: Christopher Joseph Gedney
      • Professional football. He was born in Liverpool (NY) on August 9, 1970 (a Sunday) and died in Syracuse (NY) on March 9, 2018 (a Friday) at the age of 47.
      • Liverpool is located 27 miles [43.5 km] to the southeast of Oswego.
      • Syracuse is located 32 miles [51.5 km] to the southeast of Oswego.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Chris Gedney<4>
    • Morgan Andrew Robertson     (Author, inventor)
    • Ted Wilks     (Major League Baseball)
      • Major League Baseball. He was born in Fulton (NY) on November 13, 1915 (a Saturday) and died in Houston (TX) on August 21, 1989 (a Monday) at the age of 73. He is buried at Forest Park East Cemetery (Harris County, Texas).
      • Fulton is located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the southeast of Oswego.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Ted Wilks<4>

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

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

  • View Our List ...
    • Oswego, which is the Seat of Oswego County and lies just to the Northeast.
    • Albany, which is the State Capital of New York, lies 150 miles [241.4 km]<1> to the east southeast (ESE). If you could drive a straight line from Oswego to Albany, with an average speed<5>of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, it would take less than three hours to make the trip. A comfortable walk of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour would take 9 days. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take 6 days.
    • The White House (Washington, DC) is 312 miles [502.1 km] to the south (S). Driving would take five to six hours, a buggy would take 13 days and walking would take 18 days.
    • The shortest distance<6> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 5,688 miles [9,153.9 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<7>
    • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 6,410 miles [10,315.9 km] and it lies to the east northeast (ENE).<8>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 4,286 miles [6,897.6 km] and it lies to the east northeast (ENE).<9>

Mentions & References for Oswego

Index of Cities, Towns and Villages for New York

About Oswego County

About New York

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

The official website for Oswego County: www.co.oswego.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 things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Oswego) 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 Oswego. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from OswegoOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Oswego. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 43.4037, Longitude: -76.5605       In this case, the coordinates for Oswego 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 Oswego 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 307.217 degrees.
<8>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 303.389 degrees.
<9>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 302.627 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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