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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 Penfield, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Penfield 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 Penfield:
    • 43.158674, -77.448328
    • 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 Penfield
  • 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 Penfield ...

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.

  • Egypt [Monroe County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Egypt
    • Egypt [Monroe County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the south of Penfield
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Egypt have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Egypt
  • Fairport [Monroe County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Fairport
    • Fairport [Monroe County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the south of Penfield
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 5,278 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Fairport
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Fairport<3>
  • Forest Lawn [Monroe County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Forest Lawn
    • Forest Lawn [Monroe County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the northwest of Penfield
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Forest Lawn have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Forest Lawn
  • Fruitland [Wayne County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Fruitland
    • Fruitland [Wayne County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the northeast of Penfield
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Fruitland have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Fruitland
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    • German Village [Monroe County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for German Village
      • German Village [Monroe County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the northwest of Penfield
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for German Village have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on German Village
    • Glen Edith [Monroe County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Glen Edith
      • Glen Edith [Monroe County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the northwest of Penfield
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Glen Edith have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Glen Edith
    • Glen Haven [Monroe County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Glen Haven
      • Glen Haven [Monroe County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the northwest of Penfield
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Glen Haven have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Glen Haven
    • Lincoln [Wayne County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lincoln
      • Lincoln [Wayne County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the east of Penfield
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lincoln
    • Oklahoma Beach [Monroe County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Oklahoma Beach
      • Oklahoma Beach [Monroe County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the northwest of Penfield
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Oklahoma Beach have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Oklahoma Beach
    • Roseland [Monroe County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Roseland
      • Roseland [Monroe County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the northeast of Penfield
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Roseland have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Roseland
    • Sea Breeze [Monroe County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sea Breeze
      • Sea Breeze [Monroe County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the northwest of Penfield
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Sea Breeze have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sea Breeze
    • Twelve Corners [Monroe County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Twelve Corners
      • Twelve Corners [Monroe County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the west of Penfield
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Twelve Corners have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Twelve Corners
    • Union Hill [Monroe County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Union Hill
      • Union Hill [Monroe County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the northeast of Penfield
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Union Hill have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Union Hill
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Union Hill<3>

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 Penfield. 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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    • Isabella MacDonald Alden     (Author)
    • Susan B. Anthony     (Suffragette, activist)
      • Suffragette, activist. She was born in Adams (MA) on February 15, 1820 (a Tueday) and died in Rochester (NY) on March 13, 1906 (a Tueday) at the age of 86. She is buried at Mt. Hope Cemetery (Monroe County, New York).
      • Rochester is located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the west of Penfield.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Susan B. Anthony<4>
    • Carmen Basilio     (Professional boxer)
      • Professional boxer. He was born in Canastota (NY) on April 2, 1927 (a Saturday) and died in Rochester (NY) on November 7, 2012 (a Wednesday) at the age of 85. He is buried at St. Agatha Cemetery (Madison County, New York).
      • Rochester is located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the west of Penfield.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Carmen Basilio<4>
    • Barney Bernard     (Actor)
      • Actor. He was born in Rochester (NY) on August 17, 1877 (a Friday) and died on March 21, 1924 (a Friday) at the age of 46. He is buried at Washington Cemetery (Kings County, New York).
      • Rochester is located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the west of Penfield.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Barney Bernard<4>
    • Louise Brooks     (Actress, author)
      • Full name: Mary Louise Brooks
      • Actress, author. She was born in Cherryvale (KS) on November 14, 1906 (a Wednesday) and died in Rochester (NY) on August 8, 1985 (a Thursday) at the age of 78. She is buried at Holy Sepulchre Cemetery (Monroe County, New York).
      • Rochester is located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the west of Penfield.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Louise Brooks<4>
    • Cabell 'Cab' Calloway     (Singer, bandleader)
    • Walter Cassebeer     (Artist)
      • Artist. He was born in Rochester (NY) on November 20, 1884 (a Thursday) and died in Greece (NY) on November 13, 1963 (a Wednesday) at the age of 79. He is buried at Mt. Hope Cemetery (Monroe County, New York).
      • Rochester is located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the west of Penfield.
      • Greece is located 12 miles [19.3 km] to the west of Penfield.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Walter Cassebeer<4>
    • Edythe Chapman     (Actress)
    • Nancy Coleman     (Actress)
      • Actress. She was born in Everett (WA) on December 30, 1912 (a Monday) and died in Brockport (NY) on January 18, 2000 (a Tueday) at the age of 87. She is buried at Lakeview Cemetery (Monroe County, New York).
      • Brockport is located 24 miles [38.6 km] to the west of Penfield.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Nancy Coleman<4>
    • Paul Cook, Jr.     (Major League Baseball> *~~mlb:<1884/09/13:1891/07/16)
      • Major League Baseball> *~~mlb:<1884/09/13:1891/07/16. He was born in Caledonia (NY) on May 5, 1863 (a Tueday) and died in Rochester (NY) on May 25, 1905 (a Thursday) at the age of 42. He is buried at Holy Sepulchre Cemetery (Monroe County, New York).
      • Caledonia is located 24 miles [38.6 km] to the southwest of Penfield.
      • Rochester is located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the west of Penfield.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Paul Cook, Jr.<4>
    • Emma Lampert Cooper     (Artist)
      • Artist. She was born in Nunda (NY) on February 24, 1855 (a Saturday) and died in Pittsford (NY) on July 30, 1920 (a Friday) at the age of 65. She is buried at Mt. Hope Cemetery (Monroe County, New York).
      • Pittsford is located 5 miles [8 km] to the southwest of Penfield.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Emma Lampert Cooper<4>
    • Adelaide Crapsey     (Poet)
    • Charles Sebastian 'Red' Dooin     (Major League Baseball)

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

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

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    • Rochester, which is the Seat of Monroe County and lies just to the West.
    • Albany, which is the State Capital of New York, lies 189 miles [304.2 km]<1> to the east (E). If you could drive a straight line from Penfield to Albany, with an average speed<5>of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, it would take a little over three hours to make the trip. A comfortable walk of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour would take 11 days. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take 8 days.
    • The White House (Washington, DC) is 295 miles [474.8 km] to the south (S). Driving would take four to five hours, a buggy would take 12 days and walking would take 17 days.
    • The shortest distance<6> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 5,734 miles [9,228 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<7>
    • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 6,457 miles [10,391.5 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<8>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 4,333 miles [6,973.3 km] and it lies to the east northeast (ENE).<9>

Mentions & References for Penfield

Index of Cities, Towns and Villages for New York

About Monroe County

About New York

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

The official website for Monroe County: www.monroecounty.gov/

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 drawn from Point A (ie- Penfield) 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 Penfield. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from PenfieldOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Penfield. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 43.1587, Longitude: -77.4483       In this case, the coordinates for Penfield 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 Penfield 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 307.80 degrees.
<8>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 304.006 degrees.
<9>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 303.16 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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