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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 Saratoga Springs, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Saratoga Springs 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 Saratoga Springs:
    • 43.067575, -73.778454
    • 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 Saratoga Springs
  • 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 Saratoga Springs ...

We have found five communities that share the name Saratoga Springs.

Within New York, the name Saratoga Springs is unique.

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

  • Communities Elsewhere In North America ...
    • California
      • Lake County
      • This Saratoga Springs is located in Lake County and lies 2,536 miles [4,081.3 km]<1> to the west northwest of the Saratoga Springs that is located in Saratoga County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Saratoga Springs
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Lake County community of Saratoga Springs.
    • Kansas
      • Wyandotte County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<2> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Kansas community of Saratoga Springs [Wyandotte County].
    • North Dakota
      • LaMoure 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 North Dakota community of Saratoga Springs [LaMoure County].
    • Tennessee
      • Bledsoe County
      • This Saratoga Springs is located in Bledsoe County and lies 793 miles [1,276.2 km]<1> to the southwest of the Saratoga Springs that is located in Saratoga County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Saratoga Springs
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Bledsoe County community of Saratoga Springs.
    • Utah
      • Utah County
      • This Saratoga Springs is located in Utah County and lies 1,958 miles [3,151.1 km]<1> to the west of the Saratoga Springs that is located in Saratoga County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Saratoga Springs
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Utah County community of Saratoga Springs.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Saratoga Springs ...

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.

  • Birch Run [Saratoga County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Birch Run
    • Birch Run [Saratoga County] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the northwest of Saratoga Springs
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Birch Run have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Birch Run
  • Cedar Bluffs [Saratoga County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cedar Bluffs
    • Cedar Bluffs [Saratoga County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the southeast of Saratoga Springs
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cedar Bluffs have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cedar Bluffs
  • Deer Run [Saratoga County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Deer Run
    • Deer Run [Saratoga County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the west of Saratoga Springs
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Deer Run have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Deer Run
  • Evergreen Point [Saratoga County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Evergreen Point
    • Evergreen Point [Saratoga County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the west of Saratoga Springs
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Evergreen Point have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Evergreen Point
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    • Francis Corners [Saratoga County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Francis Corners
      • Francis Corners [Saratoga County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the south of Saratoga Springs
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Francis Corners have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Francis Corners
    • Geyser Crest [Saratoga County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Geyser Crest
      • Geyser Crest [Saratoga County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the southwest of Saratoga Springs
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Geyser Crest have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Geyser Crest
    • Geyser Gates [Saratoga County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Geyser Gates
      • Geyser Gates [Saratoga County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the southwest of Saratoga Springs
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Geyser Gates have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Geyser Gates
    • Gilbert Corners [Saratoga County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Gilbert Corners
      • Gilbert Corners [Saratoga County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the east of Saratoga Springs
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Gilbert Corners have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Gilbert Corners
    • Heritage Manor [Saratoga County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Heritage Manor
      • Heritage Manor [Saratoga County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the northwest of Saratoga Springs
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Heritage Manor have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Heritage Manor
    • Independence Square [Saratoga County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Independence Square
      • Independence Square [Saratoga County] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the northeast of Saratoga Springs
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Independence Square have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Independence Square
    • Malta Ridge [Saratoga County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Malta Ridge
      • Malta Ridge [Saratoga County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the south of Saratoga Springs
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Malta Ridge have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Malta Ridge
    • Maple Shade [Saratoga County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Maple Shade
      • Maple Shade [Saratoga County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the southeast of Saratoga Springs
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Maple Shade have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Maple Shade
    • Meadowbrook [Saratoga County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Meadowbrook
      • Meadowbrook [Saratoga County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the east of Saratoga Springs
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Meadowbrook have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Meadowbrook
    • Snake Hill [Saratoga County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Snake Hill
      • Snake Hill [Saratoga County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the southeast of Saratoga Springs
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Snake Hill have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Snake Hill
    • Waters Edge [Saratoga County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Waters Edge
      • Waters Edge [Saratoga County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the southeast of Saratoga Springs
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Waters Edge have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Waters Edge
    • Wood Knolls [Saratoga County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Wood Knolls
      • Wood Knolls [Saratoga County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the northeast of Saratoga Springs
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Wood Knolls have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Wood Knolls

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 Saratoga Springs. 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 ...
    • Ezra Ames     (Artist)
      • Artist. He was born in Framingham (Massachusetts) on Thursday May 5, 1768 and died in Albany (New York) on Tueday February 23, 1836 at the age of 67. He is buried at Albany Rural Cemetery (Albany County, New York).
      • Albany is located 28 miles [45.1 km] to the south of Saratoga Springs.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Ezra Ames<5>
    • Nick Brignola     (Musician)
      • Musician. He was born in Troy (New York) on Friday July 17, 1936 and died in Albany (New York) on Friday February 8, 2002 at the age of 65.
      • Troy is located 23 miles [37 km] to the south of Saratoga Springs.
      • Albany is located 28 miles [45.1 km] to the south of Saratoga Springs.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Nick Brignola<5>
    • Richard D. Buckley     (Major League Baseball)
    • Colonel Gerald Paul 'Jerry' Carr     (Astronaut - Skylab 3, USMC, aeronautical engineer)
      • Astronaut - Skylab 3, USMC, aeronautical engineer. He was born in Denver (Colorado) on Monday August 22, 1932 and died in Albany (New York) on Wednesday August 26, 2020 at the age of 88. We don't have any burial details.
      • Albany is located 28 miles [45.1 km] to the south of Saratoga Springs.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Colonel Gerald Paul 'Jerry' Carr<5>
    • Charles 'Chas' Crocker     (Railroad tycoon, industrialist)
      • Railroad tycoon, industrialist. He was born in Troy (New York) on Monday September 16, 1822 and died in Monterey (California) on Tueday August 14, 1888 at the age of 65. He is buried at Mountain View Cemetery (Alameda County, California).
      • Troy is located 23 miles [37 km] to the south of Saratoga Springs.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Charles 'Chas' Crocker<5>
    • John Cunniff     (Professional hockey)
      • Professional hockey. He was born in South Boston (Massachusetts) on Sunday July 9, 1944 and died in Albany (New York) on Friday May 10, 2002 at the age of 57. He is buried at Cedar Grove Cemetery (Suffolk County, Massachusetts).
      • Albany is located 28 miles [45.1 km] to the south of Saratoga Springs.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: John Cunniff<5>
    • George Stacy Davis     (Major League Baseball)
      • Major League Baseball. He was born in Cohoes (New York) on Tueday August 23, 1870 and died in Philadelphia (Pennsylvania) on Thursday October 17, 1940 at the age of 70. He is buried at Fernwood Cemetery (Delaware County, Pennsylvania).
      • Cohoes is located 20 miles [32.2 km] to the south of Saratoga Springs.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: George Stacy Davis<5>
    • Ellen Demming     (Actress)
      • Actress. She was born in Schenectady (New York) on Friday November 10, 1922 and died in Springfield (Vermont) on Thursday February 7, 2002 at the age of 79. She is buried at Oak Hill Cemetery (Windham County, Vermont).
      • Schenectady is located 19 miles [30.6 km] to the southwest of Saratoga Springs.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Ellen Demming<5>
    • Jack 'Legs' Diamond     (Crime figure)
      • Crime figure. He was born in Philadelphia (Pennsylvania) on Saturday July 10, 1897 and died in Albany (New York) on Friday December 18, 1931 at the age of 34. He is buried at Mt. Olivet Cemetery (Queens County, New York).
      • Albany is located 28 miles [45.1 km] to the south of Saratoga Springs.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Jack 'Legs' Diamond<5>
    • Kirk Douglas     (Actor, producer, director, author)
      • Actor, producer, director, author. He was born in Amsterdam (New York) on Saturday December 9, 1916 and died in Beverly Hills (California) on Wednesday February 5, 2020 at the age of 103. He is buried at Westwood Memorial Park (Los Angeles County, California).
      • Amsterdam is located 22 miles [35.4 km] to the southwest of Saratoga Springs.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Kirk Douglas<5>
    • Bob Eberly     (Singer)
      • Singer. He was born in Mechanicville (New York) on Monday July 24, 1916 and died in Glen Burnie (Maryland) on Thursday December 17, 1981 at the age of 65. He is buried at Pinelawn Memorial Park (Suffolk County, New York).
      • Mechanicville is located 12 miles [19.3 km] to the southeast of Saratoga Springs.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Bob Eberly<5>
    • Johnny Evers     (Major League Baseball)
      • Major League Baseball. He was born in Troy (New York) on Thursday July 21, 1881 and died in Albany (New York) on Friday March 28, 1947 at the age of 65.
      • Troy is located 23 miles [37 km] to the south of Saratoga Springs.
      • Albany is located 28 miles [45.1 km] to the south of Saratoga Springs.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Johnny Evers<5>
    • Abigail Fillmore     (Wife and First Lady to the Presidency of Millard Fillmore (1850 - 1853))
      • Wife and First Lady to the Presidency of Millard Fillmore (1850 - 1853). She was born in Stillwater (New York) on Tueday March 13, 1798 and died in Washington, DC on Wednesday March 30, 1853 at the age of 55. She is buried at Forest Lawn Cemetery (Erie County, New York).
      • Stillwater is located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the southeast of Saratoga Springs.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Abigail Fillmore<5>

How Far From Saratoga Springs 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 city such as Saratoga Springs to various places of note, such as the White House.

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

  • View Our List ...
    • Ballston Spa, which is the Seat of Saratoga County and lies just to the Southwest.
    • Albany, which is the State Capital of New York, lies 28 miles [45.1 km]<1> to the south (S). If you could walk a straight line from Saratoga Springs to Albany, with an average speed<6> 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.
    • The White House (Washington, DC) is 334 miles [537.5 km] to the south southwest (SSW). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take five to six hours, a buggy would take 13 days and walking would take 19 days.
    • The shortest distance<7> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 5,589 miles [8,994.6 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<8>
    • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 6,305 miles [10,146.9 km] and it lies to the east northeast (ENE).<9>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 4,180 miles [6,727.1 km] and it lies to the east northeast (ENE).<10>

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Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Saratoga Springs: www.saratoga-springs.org/

The official website for Saratoga County: www.co.saratoga.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 obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Saratoga Springs) 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 Saratoga Springs. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Saratoga SpringsOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Saratoga Springs. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 43.0676, Longitude: -73.7785       In this case, the coordinates for Saratoga Springs have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<2>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 Saratoga Springs 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.
<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 Saratoga Springs, 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>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.
<6>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.
<7>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 Saratoga Springs to the Middle East to be East and South, the Great Circle Route actually lies to the North and East.
<8>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Jerusalem is 305.527 degrees.
<9>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 301.433 degrees.
<10>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 301.466 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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