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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 Roxbury, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Roxbury 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 Roxbury:
    • 42.300640, -74.553207
    • 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 Roxbury
  • 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 Roxbury ...

We have found three communities that share the name Roxbury.

Within New York, the name Roxbury is unique.

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

  • Communities Elsewhere In North America ...
    • Connecticut
      • Litchfield County
      • This Roxbury is located in Litchfield County and lies 82 miles [132 km]<1> to the southeast of the Roxbury that is located in Delaware County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Roxbury
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Litchfield County community of Roxbury.
    • Vermont
      • Washington County
      • This Roxbury is located in Washington County and lies 152 miles [244.6 km]<1> to the northeast of the Roxbury that is located in Delaware County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Roxbury
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Washington County community of Roxbury.
    • Wisconsin
      • Dane County
      • This Roxbury is located in Dane County and lies 767 miles [1,234.4 km]<1> to the west of the Roxbury that is located in Delaware County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Roxbury
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Dane County community of Roxbury.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Roxbury ...

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 (10 miles [16.1 km] to the northeast)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Conesville
    • Conesville lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the northeast of Roxbury and is located in Schoharie County
    • 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 (11 miles [17.7 km] to the northeast)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Flat Creek
    • Flat Creek lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the northeast of Roxbury and is located in Schoharie County
    • 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 (5 miles [8 km] to the northeast)
  • Hardscrabble (less than 2 miles to the northwest)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hardscrabble
    • Hardscrabble lies less than 2 miles<1> to the northwest of Roxbury and is located in Delaware County
    • 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
  • Highmount (11 miles [17.7 km] to the south)
  • Hobart (7 miles [11.3 km] to the northwest)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hobart
    • Hobart lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the northwest of Roxbury and is located in Delaware County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 387 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hobart have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hobart
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Hobart<3>
  • Kelly Corners (8 miles [12.9 km] to the south)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Kelly Corners
    • Kelly Corners lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the south of Roxbury and is located in Delaware County
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Kelly Corners have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Kelly Corners
  • Margaretville (11 miles [17.7 km] to the southwest)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Margaretville
    • Margaretville lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the southwest of Roxbury and is located in Delaware County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 541 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Margaretville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Margaretville
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Margaretville<3>
  • Mosquito Point (8 miles [12.9 km] to the east)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mosquito Point
    • Mosquito Point lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the east of Roxbury and is located in Greene County
    • 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
  • Prattsville (6 miles [9.7 km] to the east)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Prattsville
    • Prattsville lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the east of Roxbury and is located in Greene County
    • 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 (8 miles [12.9 km] to the east)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Red Falls
    • Red Falls lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the east of Roxbury and is located in Greene County
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Red Falls

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

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

  • View Our List ...
    • Delhi, which is the Seat of Delaware County and lies 18 miles [29 km]<1> to the west. If you could walk a straight line from Roxbury to Delhi, with an average speed<4> 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 five to six hours.
    • Albany, which is the State Capital of New York, lies 47 miles [75.6 km] to the east northeast (ENE). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take less than an hour, a buggy would take most of two days and walking would take about three full days.
    • The White House (Washington, DC) is 268 miles [431.3 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<5> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 5,652 miles [9,096 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<6>
    • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 6,366 miles [10,245.1 km] and it lies to the east northeast (ENE).<7>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 4,241 miles [6,825.2 km] and it lies to the east northeast (ENE).<8>

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Notable Births & Deaths for Roxbury

Mentions & References for Roxbury

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About Delaware County

About New York

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

The official website for Delaware County: www.co.delaware.ny.us/

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 things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Roxbury) to Point B.If you need the driving distance, we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Roxbury. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from RoxburyOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Roxbury. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 42.3006, Longitude: -74.5532       In this case, the coordinates for Roxbury 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>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.
<5>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 Roxbury to the Middle East to be East and South, the Great Circle Route actually lies to the North and East.
<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Jerusalem is 306.096 degrees.
<7>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 301.948 degrees.
<8>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 302.186 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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