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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 Ridgeway, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Ridgeway 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 Ridgeway:
    • 43.262002, -78.376969
    • 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 Ridgeway
  • 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 Ridgeway ...

We have found one communities that share the name Ridgeway.

Within New York, the name Ridgeway is unique.

Beyond New York, there is another community also named Ridgeway in the United States.

  • Communities Elsewhere In North America ...
    • Wisconsin
      • Iowa County
      • This Ridgeway is located in Iowa County and lies 585 miles [941.5 km]<1> to the west of the Ridgeway that is located in Orleans County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ridgeway
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Iowa County community of Ridgeway.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Ridgeway ...

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.

  • Childs [Orleans County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Childs
    • Childs [Orleans County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the east of Ridgeway
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Childs have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Childs
  • County Line [Niagara County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for County Line
    • County Line [Niagara County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the northwest of Ridgeway
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for County Line have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on County Line
  • Eagle Harbor [Orleans County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Eagle Harbor
    • Eagle Harbor [Orleans County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the east of Ridgeway
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Eagle Harbor
  • Eagle Harbor Station [Orleans County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Eagle Harbor Station
    • Eagle Harbor Station [Orleans County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the east of Ridgeway
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Eagle Harbor Station have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Eagle Harbor Station
  • Continue List   (8 more) ...
    • Five Corners [Orleans County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Five Corners
      • Five Corners [Orleans County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the east of Ridgeway
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Five Corners have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Five Corners
    • Gasport [Niagara County]
    • Gilberts Corner [Niagara County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Gilberts Corner
      • Gilberts Corner [Niagara County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the southwest of Ridgeway
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Gilberts Corner have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Gilberts Corner
    • Hartland [Niagara County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hartland
      • Hartland [Niagara County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the west of Ridgeway
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hartland
    • Kuckville [Orleans County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Kuckville
      • Kuckville [Orleans County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the northeast of Ridgeway
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Kuckville
    • Rock Ledge Beach [Orleans County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rock Ledge Beach
      • Rock Ledge Beach [Orleans County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the northeast of Ridgeway
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Rock Ledge Beach have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rock Ledge Beach
    • Sunset Beach [Orleans County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sunset Beach
      • Sunset Beach [Orleans County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the northeast of Ridgeway
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Sunset Beach have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sunset Beach
    • Toms Landing [Orleans County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Toms Landing
      • Toms Landing [Orleans County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the northeast of Ridgeway
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Toms Landing have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Toms Landing

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 Ridgeway. 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 ...
    • 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 22 miles [35.4 km] to the east of Ridgeway.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Nancy Coleman<4>
    • Tom Day     (Professional football)
      • Full name: Thomas Frederick Day
      • Professional football. He was born in Washington, DC on August 20, 1935 (a Tueday) and died in Amherst (NY) on August 21, 2000 (a Monday) at the age of 65. He is buried at Mt. Calvary Cemetery (Erie County, New York).
      • Amherst is located 28 miles [45.1 km] to the southwest of Ridgeway.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Tom Day<4>
    • Warren Hull     (Actor)
      • Full name: John Warren Hull
      • Actor. He was born in Gasport (NY) on January 17, 1903 (a Saturday) and died in Waterbury (CT) on September 14, 1974 (a Saturday) at the age of 71.
      • Gasport is located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the southwest of Ridgeway.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Warren Hull<4>
    • Jim Hurtubise     (Race car driver)
    • George Baldwin Selden     (Inventor)
      • Inventor. He was born in Clarkson (NY) on September 14, 1846 (a Monday) and died in Rochester (NY) on January 17, 1922 (a Tueday) at the age of 75. He is buried at Mt. Hope Cemetery (Monroe County, New York).
      • Clarkson is located 22 miles [35.4 km] to the east of Ridgeway.
      • Rochester is located 39 miles [62.8 km] to the east of Ridgeway.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: George Baldwin Selden<4>
    • Frances E. Willard     (Social reformer)

How Far From Ridgeway to ...

We spend a lot of time looking through Gazetteers & Almanacs that were published in the late 1800's and early 1900's. Many of the Gazetteers include the distance from a community such as Ridgeway to various places of note, such as the White House.

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

  • View Our List ...
    • Albion, which is the Seat of Orleans County and lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the east. If you could walk a straight line from Ridgeway to Albion, with an average speed<5> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take four to five hours to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take a little over three hours.
    • Albany, which is the State Capital of New York, lies 236 miles [379.8 km] to the east (E). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take nearly four hours, a buggy would take 10 days and walking would take 14 days.
    • The White House (Washington, DC) is 309 miles [497.3 km] to the south southeast (SSE). Driving would take five to six hours, a buggy would take 12 days and walking would take 18 days.
    • The shortest distance<6> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 5,766 miles [9,279.5 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<7>
    • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 6,491 miles [10,446.3 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<8>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 4,368 miles [7,029.6 km] and it lies to the east northeast (ENE).<9>

Other Roadside Stops ...

Communities in New York

About Orleans County

About New York

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Orleans County: www.orleansny.com/

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 from Point A (ie- Ridgeway) 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 Ridgeway. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from RidgewayOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Ridgeway. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 43.2620, Longitude: -78.3770       In this case, the coordinates for Ridgeway 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 Ridgeway 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 308.377 degrees.
<8>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 304.673 degrees.
<9>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 303.562 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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