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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 Saugerties, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Saugerties 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 Saugerties:
    • 42.083146, -74.000970
    • 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 Saugerties
  • 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

Curious and Interesting Names Near Saugerties ...

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.

  • Canoe Hill [Ulster County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Canoe Hill
    • Canoe Hill [Ulster County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the east of Saugerties
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Canoe Hill have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Canoe Hill
  • Centerville [Ulster County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Centerville
    • Centerville [Ulster County] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the west of Saugerties
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Centerville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Centerville
  • Daisy [Ulster County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Daisy
    • Daisy [Ulster County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the southwest of Saugerties
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Daisy have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Daisy
  • Fish Creek [Ulster County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Fish Creek
    • Fish Creek [Ulster County] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the south of Saugerties
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Fish Creek have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Fish Creek
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    • Flatbush [Ulster County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Flatbush
      • Flatbush [Ulster County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the southeast of Saugerties
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Flatbush have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Flatbush
    • High Falls [Greene County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for High Falls
      • High Falls [Greene County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the north of Saugerties
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for High Falls have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on High Falls
    • High Woods [Ulster County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for High Woods
      • High Woods [Ulster County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the southwest of Saugerties
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for High Woods have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on High Woods
    • Manorville [Ulster County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Manorville
      • Manorville [Ulster County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the northwest of Saugerties
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Manorville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Manorville
    • Mount Marion [Ulster County]
    • Quarryville [Ulster County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Quarryville
      • Quarryville [Ulster County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the north of Saugerties
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Quarryville
    • Ruby [Ulster County]
    • Veteran [Ulster County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Veteran
      • Veteran [Ulster County] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the southeast of Saugerties
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Veteran have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Veteran

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 Saugerties. 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.

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    • Maude Adams     (Actress)
      • Born: Maude Kiskadden
      • Actress. She was born in Salt Lake City (UT) on November 11, 1872 (a Monday) and died in Tannersville (NY) on July 17, 1953 (a Friday) at the age of 80.
      • Tannersville is located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the northwest of Saugerties.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Maude Adams<4>
    • Maryanne Amacher     (Composer)
      • Composer. She was born in Kane (PA) on February 25, 1938 (a Friday) and died in Rhinebeck (NY) on October 22, 2009 (a Thursday) at the age of 71. She is buried at Montrepose Cemetery (Ulster County, New York).
      • Rhinebeck is located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the southeast of Saugerties.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Maryanne Amacher<4>
    • Frank F. Bahret     (Major League Baseball> *~~mlb:<1884/04/17:1884/04/22)
      • Major League Baseball> *~~mlb:<1884/04/17:1884/04/22. He was born in Poughkeepsie (NY) in 1858 and died in Poughkeepsie (NY) on March 30, 1888 (a Friday). He is buried at Poughkeepsie Rural Cemetery (Dutchess County, New York).
      • Poughkeepsie is located 26 miles [41.8 km] to the south of Saugerties.
      • Poughkeepsie is located 26 miles [41.8 km] to the south of Saugerties.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Frank F. Bahret<4>
    • Peter Bogdanovich     (Director, writer, actor, producer)
      • Director, writer, actor, producer. He was born in Kingston (NY) on July 30, 1939 (a Sunday) and died in Los Angeles (CA) on January 6, 2022 (a Thursday) at the age of 82. The body was cremated.
      • Kingston is located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the south of Saugerties.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Peter Bogdanovich<4>
    • Jane Matilda Bolin     (Jurist)
    • Herbert Theodore 'Buttons' Briggs     (Major League Baseball> *~~mlb:<1896/04/23:1905/09/25)
    • James Cagney     (Oscar winning actor)
      • Full name: James Francis Cagney
      • Oscar winning actor. He was born on July 17, 1899 (a Monday) and died in Stanfordville (NY) on March 30, 1986 (a Sunday) at the age of 86. He is buried at Gate of Heaven Cemetery (Westchester County, New York).
      • Stanfordville is located 21 miles [33.8 km] to the southeast of Saugerties.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: James Cagney<4>
    • Alix Dobkin     (Singer, songwriter, author, activist)
      • Full name: Alix Cecil Dobkin
      • Singer, songwriter, author, activist. He was born on August 16, 1940 (a Friday) and died in Woodstock (NY) on May 19, 2021 (a Wednesday) at the age of 80. We don't have any burial details.
      • Woodstock is located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the southwest of Saugerties.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Alix Dobkin<4>
    • Anton Otto Fischer     (Illustrator)
      • Illustrator. He was born in Regensburg (Germany) on February 23, 1882 (a Thursday) and died in Woodstock (NY) on March 26, 1962 (a Monday) at the age of 80. He is buried at Montrepose Cemetery (Ulster County, New York).
      • Woodstock is located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the southwest of Saugerties.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Anton Otto Fischer<4>
    • Dorothy Frooks     (Actress, author)
      • Actress, author. She was born in Saugerties (NY) on February 12, 1896 (a Wednesday) and died on April 13, 1997 (a Sunday) at the age of 101. She is buried at Calverton National Cemetery (Suffolk County, New York).
      • Saugerties is located 2 miles [3.2 km] to the east of Saugerties.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Dorothy Frooks<4>
    • Charles Kassel Harris     (Composer)
      • Composer. He was born in Poughkeepsie (NY) on May 1, 1867 (a Wednesday) and died on December 22, 1930 (a Monday) at the age of 63. He is buried at Woodlawn Cemetery (Bronx County, New York).
      • Poughkeepsie is located 26 miles [41.8 km] to the south of Saugerties.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Charles Kassel Harris<4>
    • Gladys Hurlbut     (Actress, playwright, screenwriter)
      • Actress, playwright, screenwriter. She was born in Norwich (CT) on December 9, 1898 (a Friday) and died in Woodstock (NY) on January 25, 1988 (a Monday) at the age of 89. She is buried at Wiltwyck Cemetery (Ulster County, New York).
      • Woodstock is located 16 miles [25.7 km] to the north of Saugerties.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Gladys Hurlbut<4>
    • Robert Hutton     (Actor, director, screenwriter)
      • Born: Robert Bruce Winne
      • Actor, director, screenwriter. He was born in Kingston (NY) on June 11, 1920 (a Friday) and died in Kingston (NY) on August 7, 1994 (a Sunday) at the age of 74. He is buried at Calvary Cemetery (Orange County, New York).
      • Kingston is located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the south of Saugerties.
      • Kingston is located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the south of Saugerties.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Robert Hutton<4>

How Far From Saugerties to ...

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

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

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    • Kingston, which is the Seat of Ulster County and lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the south. If you could walk a straight line from Saugerties to Kingston, 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 41 miles [66 km] to the north northeast (NNE). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take less than an hour, a buggy would take just about two full days and walking would take about three full days.
    • The White House (Washington, DC) is 271 miles [436.1 km] to the southwest (SW). Driving would take four to five hours, a buggy would take 11 days and walking would take 16 days.
    • The shortest distance<6> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 5,638 miles [9,073.5 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<7>
    • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 6,350 miles [10,219.3 km] and it lies to the east northeast (ENE).<8>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 4,225 miles [6,799.5 km] and it lies to the east northeast (ENE).<9>

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Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Ulster County: www.co.ulster.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 'straight-line' distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Saugerties) 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 Saugerties. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from SaugertiesOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Saugerties. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 42.0831, Longitude: -74.0010       In this case, the coordinates for Saugerties 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 Saugerties 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 305.785 degrees.
<8>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 301.562 degrees.
<9>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 302.035 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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