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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 Roscoe, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Roscoe and the surrounding area.

  • 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 Roscoe:
    • 41.933447, -74.913603
    • 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 Roscoe
  • 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 Roscoe ...

We have found eighteen communities that share the name Roscoe.

Within New York, the name Roscoe is unique.

Beyond New York, we know of another eighteen communities that are located throughout in the United States.

  • Communities Elsewhere In North America ...
    • Alabama
      • Colbert 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 Roscoe [Colbert County].
    • Georgia
      • Coweta County
      • This Roscoe is located in Coweta County and lies 794 miles [1,277.8 km]<2> to the southwest of the Roscoe that is located in Sullivan County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Roscoe
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Coweta County community of Roscoe.
    • Illinois
      • Winnebago County
      • This Roscoe is located in Winnebago County and lies 721 miles [1,160.3 km]<2> to the west of the Roscoe that is located in Sullivan County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Roscoe
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Winnebago County community of Roscoe.
    • Iowa
      • Des Moines County
      • This Roscoe is located in Des Moines County and lies 846 miles [1,361.5 km]<2> to the west of the Roscoe that is located in Sullivan County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Roscoe
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Des Moines County community of Roscoe.
    • Kansas
      • Graham County
      • This Roscoe is located in Graham County and lies 1,307 miles [2,103.4 km]<2> to the west of the Roscoe that is located in Sullivan County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Roscoe
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Graham County community of Roscoe.
    • Kentucky
      • Elliott County
      • This Roscoe is located in Elliott County and lies 509 miles [819.2 km]<2> to the west southwest of the Roscoe that is located in Sullivan County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Roscoe
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Elliott County community of Roscoe.
    • Michigan
      • Alger 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 Michigan community of Roscoe [Alger County].
    • Minnesota
      • Goodhue County
      • This Roscoe is located in Goodhue County and lies 912 miles [1,467.7 km]<2> to the west northwest of the Roscoe that is located in Sullivan County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Roscoe
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Goodhue County community of Roscoe.
      • Stearns County
      • This Roscoe is located in Stearns County and lies 1,011 miles [1,627 km] to the west northwest of the Roscoe that is located in Sullivan County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Roscoe
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Stearns County community of Roscoe.
    • Mississippi
      • Newton County
      • This community is historic<3> and we have very little information. For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Mississippi community of Roscoe [Newton County].
    • Missouri
      • Saint Clair County
      • This Roscoe is located in Saint Clair County and lies 1,034 miles [1,664.1 km]<2> to the west of the Roscoe that is located in Sullivan County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Roscoe
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Saint Clair County community of Roscoe.
    • Montana
      • Carbon County
      • This Roscoe is located in Carbon County and lies 1,730 miles [2,784.2 km]<2> to the west northwest of the Roscoe that is located in Sullivan County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Roscoe
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Carbon County community of Roscoe.
    • Nebraska
      • Keith County
      • This Roscoe is located in Keith County and lies 1,374 miles [2,211.2 km]<2> to the west of the Roscoe that is located in Sullivan County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Roscoe
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Keith County community of Roscoe.
    • North Carolina
      • Chatham 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 North Carolina community of Roscoe [Chatham County].
    • Ohio
      • Coshocton County
      • This Roscoe is located in Coshocton County and lies 379 miles [609.9 km]<2> to the west southwest of the Roscoe that is located in Sullivan County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Roscoe
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Coshocton County community of Roscoe.
    • Pennsylvania
      • Washington County
      • This Roscoe is located in Washington County and lies 287 miles [461.9 km]<2> to the west southwest of the Roscoe that is located in Sullivan County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Roscoe
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Washington County community of Roscoe.
    • South Dakota
      • Edmunds County
      • This Roscoe is located in Edmunds County and lies 1,238 miles [1,992.4 km]<2> to the west northwest of the Roscoe that is located in Sullivan County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Roscoe
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Edmunds County community of Roscoe.
    • Texas
      • Nolan County
      • This Roscoe is located in Nolan County and lies 1,546 miles [2,488 km]<2> to the west southwest of the Roscoe that is located in Sullivan County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Roscoe
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Nolan County community of Roscoe.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Roscoe ...

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.

  • Beaverkill [Sullivan County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Beaverkill
    • Beaverkill [Sullivan County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<2> to the northeast of Roscoe
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Beaverkill have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Beaverkill
  • Burnwood [Delaware County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Burnwood
    • Burnwood [Delaware County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<2> to the west of Roscoe
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Burnwood have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Burnwood
  • Butternut Grove [Delaware County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Butternut Grove
    • Butternut Grove [Delaware County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<2> to the west of Roscoe
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Butternut Grove have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Butternut Grove
  • Deckertown [Sullivan County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Deckertown
    • Deckertown [Sullivan County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<2> to the east of Roscoe
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Deckertown
  • Continue List   (7 more) ...
    • Elk Brook [Delaware County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Elk Brook
      • Elk Brook [Delaware County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<2> to the west of Roscoe
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Elk Brook have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Elk Brook
    • Hazel [Sullivan County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hazel
      • Hazel [Sullivan County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<2> to the east of Roscoe
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hazel have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hazel
    • Long Flat [Delaware County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Long Flat
      • Long Flat [Delaware County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<2> to the northwest of Roscoe
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Long Flat have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Long Flat
    • Parksville [Sullivan County]
    • Peakville [Delaware County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Peakville
      • Peakville [Delaware County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<2> to the west of Roscoe
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Peakville have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Peakville
    • Rock Valley [Delaware County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rock Valley
      • Rock Valley [Delaware County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<2> to the west of Roscoe
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rock Valley
    • Rockland [Sullivan County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rockland
      • Rockland [Sullivan County] lies less than 2 miles<2> to the north of Roscoe
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Rockland have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rockland

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 Roscoe. 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 ...
    • Milton Kamen     (Actor, comic)
      • Actor, comic. He was born in Hurleyville (NY) on March 5, 1921 (a Saturday) and died in Beverly Hills (CA) on February 24, 1977 (a Thursday) at the age of 55. He is buried at Eden Memorial Park (Los Angeles County, California).
      • Hurleyville is located 18 miles [29 km] to the southeast of Roscoe.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Milton Kamen<6>
    • Joseph Bohomiel 'Joe' Lapchick     (Professional basketball)

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

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

  • View Our List ...
    • Monticello, which is the Seat of Sullivan County and lies 22 miles [35.4 km]<2> to the south southeast. If you could walk a straight line from Roscoe to Monticello, with an average speed<7> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take just over a day to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take most of a day.
    • Albany, which is the State Capital of New York, lies 77 miles [123.9 km] to the northeast (NE). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take less than two hours, a buggy would take most of three days and walking would take 5 days.
    • The White House (Washington, DC) is 237 miles [381.4 km] to the south southwest (SSW). Driving would take nearly four hours, a buggy would take 10 days and walking would take 14 days.
    • The shortest distance<8> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 5,682 miles [9,144.3 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<9>
    • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 6,395 miles [10,291.8 km] and it lies to the east northeast (ENE).<10>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 4,270 miles [6,871.9 km] and it lies to the east northeast (ENE).<11>

Other Roadside Stops ...

Visit our Community Index for New York

About Sullivan County

About New York

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Sullivan County: www.co.sullivan.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 Roscoe 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 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Roscoe) 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 Roscoe. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from RoscoeOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Roscoe. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 41.9334, Longitude: -74.9136    
<3>We use the term 'Historic' broadly and it generally means that the community no longer exists. However, it can also mean that the community might still exist, but was significantly larger or had a more 'official' existence in the past than it does now. Unfortunately our sources of data have proven to be unreliable. If you can provide us with more specific information about Roscoe, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.
<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 have found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.
<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 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.
<7>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.
<8>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 Roscoe to the Middle East to be East and South, the Great Circle Route actually lies to the North and East.
<9>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Jerusalem is 306.357 degrees.
<10>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 302.182 degrees.
<11>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 302.518 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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