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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 Prattsville, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Prattsville 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 Prattsville:
    • 42.328694, -74.421259
    • 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 Prattsville
  • 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 Prattsville ...

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.

  • Conesville [Schoharie County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Conesville
    • Conesville [Schoharie County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the northeast of Prattsville
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Conesville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Conesville
  • Flat Creek [Schoharie County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Flat Creek
    • Flat Creek [Schoharie County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the north of Prattsville
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Flat Creek have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Flat Creek
  • Grand Gorge [Delaware County]
  • Hardscrabble [Delaware County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hardscrabble
    • Hardscrabble [Delaware County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the west of Prattsville
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hardscrabble have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hardscrabble
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    • Manorkill [Schoharie County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Manorkill
      • Manorkill [Schoharie County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the northeast of Prattsville
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Manorkill
    • Mosquito Point [Greene County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mosquito Point
      • Mosquito Point [Greene County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the south of Prattsville
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Mosquito Point have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mosquito Point
    • North Settlement [Greene County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for North Settlement
      • North Settlement [Greene County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the east of Prattsville
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for North Settlement have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on North Settlement
    • Prattsville [Greene County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Prattsville
      • Prattsville [Greene County] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the southwest of Prattsville
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Prattsville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Prattsville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Prattsville<3>
    • Red Falls [Greene County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Red Falls
      • Red Falls [Greene County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the southeast of Prattsville
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Red Falls

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 Prattsville. 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 ...
    • Maude Adams     (Actress)
      • Born: Maude Kiskadden
      • Actress. She was born in Salt Lake City (UT) on November 11, 1872 (a Monday) and died in Tannersville (NY) on July 17, 1953 (a Friday) at the age of 80.
      • Tannersville is located 17 miles [27.4 km] to the southeast of Prattsville.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Maude Adams<4>
    • Walter R. Brooks     (Author)
      • Author. He was born in Rome (NY) on January 9, 1886 (a Saturday) and died in Roxbury (NY) on August 17, 1958 (a Sunday) at the age of 72. He is buried at Woodlawn Cemetery (Madison County, New York).
      • Roxbury is located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the west of Prattsville.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Walter R. Brooks<4>
    • Alix Dobkin     (Singer, songwriter, author, activist)
      • Full name: Alix Cecil Dobkin
      • Singer, songwriter, author, activist. He was born on August 16, 1940 (a Friday) and died in Woodstock (NY) on May 19, 2021 (a Wednesday) at the age of 80. We don't have any burial details.
      • Woodstock is located 25 miles [40.2 km] to the southeast of Prattsville.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Alix Dobkin<4>
    • Anton Otto Fischer     (Illustrator)
      • Illustrator. He was born in Regensburg (Germany) on February 23, 1882 (a Thursday) and died in Woodstock (NY) on March 26, 1962 (a Monday) at the age of 80. He is buried at Montrepose Cemetery (Ulster County, New York).
      • Woodstock is located 25 miles [40.2 km] to the southeast of Prattsville.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Anton Otto Fischer<4>
    • Dorothy Frooks     (Actress, author)
      • Actress, author. She was born in Saugerties (NY) on February 12, 1896 (a Wednesday) and died on April 13, 1997 (a Sunday) at the age of 101. She is buried at Calverton National Cemetery (Suffolk County, New York).
      • Saugerties is located 29 miles [46.7 km] to the southeast of Prattsville.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Dorothy Frooks<4>
    • Gladys Hurlbut     (Actress, playwright, screenwriter)
      • Actress, playwright, screenwriter. She was born in Norwich (CT) on December 9, 1898 (a Friday) and died in Woodstock (NY) on January 25, 1988 (a Monday) at the age of 89. She is buried at Wiltwyck Cemetery (Ulster County, New York).
      • Woodstock is located 20 miles [32.2 km] to the east of Prattsville.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Gladys Hurlbut<4>
    • Henry Herman Westinghouse     (Inventor, businessman)
      • Inventor, businessman. He was born in Central Bridge (NY) on November 16, 1853 (a Wednesday) and died on November 18, 1933 (a Saturday) at the age of 80. He is buried at Woodlawn Cemetery (Bronx County, New York).
      • Central Bridge is located 26 miles [41.8 km] to the north of Prattsville.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Henry Herman Westinghouse<4>

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

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

  • View Our List ...
    • Catskill, which is the Seat of Greene County and lies 29 miles [46.7 km]<1> to the east southeast. If you could walk a straight line from Prattsville to Catskill, with an average speed<5> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take just about two full days to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take just over a day.
    • Albany, which is the State Capital of New York, lies 40 miles [64.4 km] to the northeast (NE). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take less than an hour, a buggy would take just about two full days and walking would take over two days.
    • The White House (Washington, DC) is 273 miles [439.4 km] to the south southwest (SSW). 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 5,645 miles [9,084.7 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<7>
    • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 6,359 miles [10,233.8 km] and it lies to the east northeast (ENE).<8>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 4,235 miles [6,815.6 km] and it lies to the east northeast (ENE).<9>

Other Roadside Stops ...

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Off-the-Road Links ...

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

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' distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Prattsville) 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 Prattsville. 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 PrattsvilleOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Prattsville. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 42.3287, Longitude: -74.4213       In this case, the coordinates for Prattsville 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 Prattsville 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 306.012 degrees.
<8>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 301.858 degrees.
<9>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 302.113 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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