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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 Shin Hollow, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Shin Hollow 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 Shin Hollow:
    • 41.404542, -74.615997
    • 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 Shin Hollow
  • 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 Shin Hollow ...

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.

  • Bushville [Orange County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bushville
    • Bushville [Orange County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the southeast of Shin Hollow
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Bushville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bushville
  • Cuddebackville [Orange County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cuddebackville
    • Cuddebackville [Orange County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the north of Shin Hollow
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cuddebackville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cuddebackville
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Cuddebackville<3>
  • Finchville [Orange County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Finchville
    • Finchville [Orange County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the northeast of Shin Hollow
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Finchville
  • Greenville [Orange County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Greenville
    • Greenville [Orange County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the south of Shin Hollow
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Greenville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Greenville
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    • Logtown [Orange County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Logtown
      • Logtown [Orange County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the south of Shin Hollow
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Logtown have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Logtown
    • Mount Hope [Orange County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mount Hope
      • Mount Hope [Orange County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the northeast of Shin Hollow
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Mount Hope have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mount Hope
    • Paradise [Orange County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Paradise
      • Paradise [Orange County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the north of Shin Hollow
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Paradise have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Paradise
    • Rockport [Sussex County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rockport
      • Rockport [Sussex County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the south of Shin Hollow
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Rockport have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rockport
    • Roses Point [Orange County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Roses Point
      • Roses Point [Orange County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the north of Shin Hollow
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Roses Point have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Roses Point
    • Sparrow Bush [Orange County]

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 Shin Hollow. 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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    • William Chauvenet     (Mathematician, professor)
      • Mathematician, professor. He was born in Milford (PA) on May 24, 1820 (a Wednesday) and died in Saint Paul (MN) on December 13, 1870 (a Tueday) at the age of 50. He is buried at Bellefontaine Cemetery (Saint Louis City, Missouri).
      • Milford is located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the southwest of Shin Hollow.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: William Chauvenet<4>
    • Mort Drucker     (Caricaturist, cartoonist)
      • Caricaturist, cartoonist. He was born on March 22, 1929 (a Friday) and died in Woodbury (NY) on April 9, 2020 (a Thursday) at the age of 91. We don't have any burial details.
      • Woodbury is located 27 miles [43.5 km] to the east of Shin Hollow.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Mort Drucker<4>
    • Thomas John 'Dude' Esterbrook     (Major League Baseball> *~~mlb:<1880/05/01:1891/07/22)
    • George Inness, Jr.     (Artist)
      • Artist. He was born in Paris (France) on January 5, 1854 (a Thursday) and died in Cragsmoor (NY) on July 27, 1926 (a Tueday) at the age of 72. He is buried at Rosedale Cemetery (Essex County, New Jersey).
      • Cragsmoor is located 21 miles [33.8 km] to the northeast of Shin Hollow.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: George Inness, Jr.<4>
    • Herbert 'Herb' Kalin     (Musician, singer)
    • 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 23 miles [37 km] to the north of Shin Hollow.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Milton Kamen<4>
    • Richard Kiley     (Actor)
      • Actor. He was born in Chicago (IL) on March 31, 1922 (a Friday) and died in Warwick (NY) on March 5, 1999 (a Friday) at the age of 77. He is buried at Warwick Cemetery (Orange County, New York).
      • Warwick is located 16 miles [25.7 km] to the southeast of Shin Hollow.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Richard Kiley<4>
    • Joseph Bohomiel 'Joe' Lapchick     (Professional basketball)
    • John 'John the Eagle' Riggi     (Crime figure)
    • Kate Williamson     (Actress)

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

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

  • View Our List ...
    • Goshen, which is the Seat of Orange County and lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<1> to the east. If you could walk a straight line from Shin Hollow to Goshen, with an average speed<5> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take most of a day to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take four to five hours.
    • Albany, which is the State Capital of New York, lies 96 miles [154.5 km] to the north northeast (NNE). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take less than two hours, a buggy would take three full days and walking would take 6 days.
    • The White House (Washington, DC) is 215 miles [346 km] to the southwest (SW). Driving would take nearly four hours, a buggy would take 9 days and walking would take 13 days.
    • The shortest distance<6> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 5,691 miles [9,158.8 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<7>
    • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 6,401 miles [10,301.4 km] and it lies to the east northeast (ENE).<8>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 4,277 miles [6,883.2 km] and it lies to the east northeast (ENE).<9>

Mentions & References for Shin Hollow

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About Orange County

About New York

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

The official website for Orange County: www.co.orange.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- Shin Hollow) 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 Shin Hollow. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Shin HollowOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Shin Hollow. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 41.4045, Longitude: -74.6160    
<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 Shin Hollow 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 306.234 degrees.
<8>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 301.958 degrees.
<9>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 302.622 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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