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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 Poplar Ridge, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Poplar Ridge 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 Poplar Ridge:
    • 42.738373, -76.617826
    • 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 Poplar Ridge
  • 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 Poplar Ridge ...

We found thirteen communities that share the name Poplar Ridge.

Within New York, the name Poplar Ridge is unique.

Beyond New York, we know of another thirteen communities that are located throughout in the United States and Canada. Of these thirteen communities, eleven are located in the United States and two are in Canada.

  • Communities Elsewhere In North America ...
    • Alabama
      • Madison County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<1> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Alabama community of Poplar Ridge [Madison County].
      • Marshall County
      • This Poplar Ridge is located in Marshall County and lies 768 miles [1,236 km]<2> to the southwest of the Poplar Ridge that is located in Cayuga County.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Marshall County community of Poplar Ridge.
    • Alberta
      • This Poplar Ridge lies 2,070 miles [3,331.3 km]<2> to the northwest of the Poplar Ridge that is located in Cayuga County.
    • Arkansas
      • Craighead County
      • This Poplar Ridge is located in Craighead County and lies 876 miles [1,409.8 km]<2> to the west southwest of the Poplar Ridge that is located in Cayuga County.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Craighead County community of Poplar Ridge.
    • Illinois
      • Jackson County
      • This Poplar Ridge is located in Jackson County and lies 755 miles [1,215.1 km]<2> to the west southwest of the Poplar Ridge that is located in Cayuga County.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Jackson County community of Poplar Ridge.
      • Will County
      • This Poplar Ridge is located in Will County and lies 592 miles [952.7 km] to the west of the Poplar Ridge that is located in Cayuga County.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Will County community of Poplar Ridge.
    • Manitoba
      • We haven't found the location of this community yet.
    • Maryland
      • Anne Arundel County
      • This Poplar Ridge is located in Anne Arundel County and lies 249 miles [400.7 km]<2> to the south of the Poplar Ridge that is located in Cayuga County.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Anne Arundel County community of Poplar Ridge.
    • North Carolina
      • Orange County
      • This Poplar Ridge is located in Orange County and lies 478 miles [769.3 km]<2> to the south southwest of the Poplar Ridge that is located in Cayuga County.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Orange County community of Poplar Ridge.
    • Ohio
      • Darke County
      • This Poplar Ridge is located in Darke County and lies 449 miles [722.6 km]<2> to the west southwest of the Poplar Ridge that is located in Cayuga County.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Darke County community of Poplar Ridge.
    • Tennessee
      • Dyer County
      • This Poplar Ridge is located in Dyer County and lies 808 miles [1,300.3 km]<2> to the west southwest of the Poplar Ridge that is located in Cayuga County.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Dyer County community of Poplar Ridge.
    • Virginia
      • Chesapeake City
      • This Poplar Ridge is located in Chesapeake City and lies 417 miles [671.1 km]<2> to the south of the Poplar Ridge that is located in Cayuga County.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Chesapeake City community of Poplar Ridge.
      • Frederick County
      • This Poplar Ridge is located in Frederick County and lies 266 miles [428.1 km] to the south southwest of the Poplar Ridge that is located in Cayuga County.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Frederick County community of Poplar Ridge.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Poplar Ridge ...

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.

  • Aurora
    (4 miles [6.4 km] to the west)
  • Belltown
    (7 miles [11.3 km] to the south)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Belltown have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Belltown
    • Belltown is located in Cayuga County
  • Bunker
    (4 miles [6.4 km] to the north)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Bunker have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bunker
    • Bunker is located in Cayuga County
  • Cascade
    (7 miles [11.3 km] to the east)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cascade have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cascade
    • Cascade is located in Cayuga County
  • Edgewater
    (7 miles [11.3 km] to the east)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Edgewater have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Edgewater
    • Edgewater is located in Cayuga County
  • Elm Beach
    (6 miles [9.7 km] to the west)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Elm Beach have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Elm Beach
    • Elm Beach is located in Seneca County
  • Five Corners
    (7 miles [11.3 km] to the south)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Five Corners have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Five Corners
    • Five Corners is located in Cayuga County
  • Goodyear Corners
    (7 miles [11.3 km] to the south)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Goodyear Corners have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Goodyear Corners
    • Goodyear Corners is located in Cayuga County
  • Indian Cove
    (7 miles [11.3 km] to the east)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Indian Cove have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Indian Cove
    • Indian Cove is located in Cayuga County
  • Kidders
    (7 miles [11.3 km] to the southwest)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Kidders
    • Kidders is located in Seneca County
  • King Ferry
    (5 miles [8 km] to the south)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for King Ferry have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for King Ferry
    • King Ferry is located in Cayuga County
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for King Ferry <3>
  • King Ferry Station
    (5 miles [8 km] to the south)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for King Ferry Station have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for King Ferry Station
    • King Ferry Station is located in Cayuga County
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Little Hollow
      (5 miles [8 km] to the southeast)
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Little Hollow have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Little Hollow
      • Little Hollow is located in Cayuga County
    • Marsh Corner
      (8 miles [12.9 km] to the west)
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Marsh Corner have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Marsh Corner
      • Marsh Corner is located in Seneca County
    • Pine Hollow
      (8 miles [12.9 km] to the southeast)
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Pine Hollow have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pine Hollow
      • Pine Hollow is located in Cayuga County
    • Poplar Beach
      (7 miles [11.3 km] to the west)
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Poplar Beach have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Poplar Beach
      • Poplar Beach is located in Seneca County
    • Powers Corner
      (8 miles [12.9 km] to the north)
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Powers Corner have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Powers Corner
      • Powers Corner is located in Cayuga County
    • Union Springs
      (8 miles [12.9 km] to the northwest)

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

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

  • Auburn, which is the Seat of Cayuga County, lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<2> to the north. If you could walk a straight line from Poplar Ridge to Auburn, with an average speed<5> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take 6 hours to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take four to five hours.
  • Albany, which is the State Capital of New York, lies 144 miles [231.7 km] to the east (E). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take less than three hours, a buggy would take 6 days and walking would take 9 days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC) is 266 miles [428.1 km] to the south (S). Driving would take four to five hours, a buggy would take 11 days and walking would take 16 days.
  • The shortest distance<6> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 5,718 miles [9,202.2 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<7>
  • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 6,438 miles [10,361 km] and it lies to the east northeast (ENE).<8>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 4,314 miles [6,942.7 km] and it lies to the east northeast (ENE).<9>

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

The official website for Cayuga County: www.co.cayuga.ny.us/

The official website for State of New York: https://www.ny.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>If we encounter the name of what might be a community, our methodology is to add that name to our Gazetteer as a placeholder. As we find more information about that community, it will be added to our Gazetteer.

Just as a reminder: Our definition of a community is rather broad and includes those places (or areas) where several families lived and had a name which identified that place. For example, you might hear somebody say that they are going over to Mile's to see Pete ... Mile's is just a gas station and a couple of homes at the crossroads. While it might not be on the map, everybody in the area knows it by that name.

Places of interest include buildings at a crossroad, several families clustered in a hollow or maybe the location of a way station. It also includes places like mines, lumber camps, ferry crossings, etc. The community might still exist, is now gone or only existed for just a short period of time.

Also keep in mind that Poplar Ridge could have been on the original document by mistake, misspelled, the original/alternate name of a community that we've listed elsewhere or was placed in the wrong county. Sometimes a post office or train station would have a different name than the community where it's located, so two names might be referring to the same community - we're working to straighten it all out.
<2>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'point-to-point' distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Poplar Ridge) to Point B.Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Poplar Ridge. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 42.7384, Longitude: -76.6178    
<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 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 found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.
<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 Poplar Ridge 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 307.322 degrees.
<8>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 303.40 degrees.
<9>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 302.949 degrees.









 

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