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Welcome to Queens ...

Queens is located in Queens County<1>.

When the people of Queens refer to themselves (known as a demonym), they frequently use Queensite<2>

Queens is 40 feet [12 m] above sea level.<3>.

Time Zone: Queens lies in the Eastern Time Zone (EST/EDT) and observes daylight saving time

Communities Also Named Queens ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 4 communities that are also named Queens - they are located in Kentucky, Nova Scotia, Ontario and West Virginia.

For more information, see our Tidbits & Trivia Page for Queens.

Communities near Queens ...

We have created a list of 10 communities that are near Queens.

  • New York [New York County]
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    • New York [New York County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<4> to the west of Queens
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 8,253,213 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on New York
  • Bronx [Bronx County]
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    • Bronx [Bronx County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<4> to the northwest of Queens
    • Population from the 2010 Census: 1,385,108 people
    • Bronx has also been known as:
    • Bronx
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    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Bronx<5>
  • Hempstead [Nassau County]
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    • Hempstead [Nassau County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<4> to the southeast of Queens
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 764,055 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hempstead have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hempstead
  • Oyster Bay [Nassau County]
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    • Oyster Bay [Nassau County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<4> to the east of Queens
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 296,592 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Oyster Bay have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Oyster Bay
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    • Newark [Essex County]
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      • Newark [Essex County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<4> to the west of Queens
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 282,520 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Newark
    • Jersey City [Hudson County]
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      • Jersey City [Hudson County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<4> to the west of Queens
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 262,664 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Jersey City
    • North Hempstead [Nassau County]
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      • North Hempstead [Nassau County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<4> to the northeast of Queens
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 230,379 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for North Hempstead have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on North Hempstead
    • Yonkers [Westchester County]
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      • Yonkers [Westchester County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<4> to the north of Queens
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 200,040 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Yonkers
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Yonkers<5>
    • New Rochelle [Westchester County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for New Rochelle
      • New Rochelle [Westchester County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<4> to the north of Queens
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 80,973 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on New Rochelle
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for New Rochelle<5>
    • Passaic [Passaic County]
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      • Passaic [Passaic County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<4> to the northwest of Queens
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 69,340 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Passaic

To Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.

We created a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Queens. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Queens.

Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Queens. Our list includes information such as whether the 1895 community had a post office or railroad service. See our List of 1890's Communities around Queens.

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Queens. See our Newspapers Page for Queens.

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Queens ...

Looking for more information about Queens? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you can read an overview with links that will help you find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

In addition to the Tourism page for Queens, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Queens.

Adding Queens to Our Gazetteer ...

We originally found mention of Queens in the GNIS. For more information, see the Referenced GNIS Codes section on our Miscellaneous Page.

In addition, our notes show that the earliest dated mention that we've found for Queens was in the Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).

We also found Queens on a map titled Rand McNally Map of New York (1897).

For more details about the above, see References and Mentions for Queens on our Genealogy Page.

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Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Queens. 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>If you're interested in how the shape of New York's counties, including Queens, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>A demonym is the name for a resident of a community which is usually derived from (or is related to) the name of that community. In other words, it's how the residents of Queens refer to themselves. It's important to note that there aren't any rules for taking a community's name and turning it into a demonym. A demonym is informal and while the majority of Queens may use one name, keep in mind that others may use something different.
<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Queens - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<4>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- Queens) 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 Queens. 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 QueensOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Queens. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 40.7258, Longitude: -73.7918    
<5>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<6>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.






















 

 

 

 

 


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