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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 South Wilson, we use the following websites to find information relevant to South Wilson 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 South Wilson:
    • 43.241723, -78.813093
    • 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 South Wilson
  • 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 South Wilson ...

We have found one communities that share the name South Wilson.

Within New York, the name South Wilson is unique.

Beyond New York, there is another community also named South Wilson in the United States.

  • Communities Elsewhere In North America ...
    • North Carolina
      • Wilson 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 South Wilson [Wilson County].

Curious and Interesting Names Near South Wilson ...

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.

  • Colonial Village
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Colonial Village
    • Colonial Village lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<2> to the southwest of South Wilson.
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Colonial Village have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Colonial Village
  • Escarpment
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Escarpment
    • Escarpment lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<2> to the southwest of South Wilson.
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Escarpment have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Escarpment
  • Hickory Corners
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hickory Corners
    • Hickory Corners lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<2> to the southeast of South Wilson.
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hickory Corners have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hickory Corners
  • Lockport
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lockport
    • Lockport lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<2> to the southeast of South Wilson.
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 20,194 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lockport
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Lockport<4>
  • Model City
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Model City
    • Model City lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<2> to the southwest of South Wilson.
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Model City have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Model City
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Model City<4>
  • Pleasant Corners
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pleasant Corners
    • Pleasant Corners lies less than 2 miles<2> to the north of South Wilson.
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Pleasant Corners have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pleasant Corners
  • Ransomville
  • Shooktown
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Shooktown
    • Shooktown lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<2> to the southeast of South Wilson.
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Shooktown have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Shooktown
  • Streeters Corners
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Streeters Corners
    • Streeters Corners lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<2> to the south of South Wilson.
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Streeters Corners have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Streeters Corners
  • Sunset Beach
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sunset Beach
    • Sunset Beach lies 5 miles [8 km]<2> to the north of South Wilson.
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Sunset Beach have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sunset Beach
  • Towers Corners
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Towers Corners
    • Towers Corners lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<2> to the west of South Wilson.
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Towers Corners have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Towers Corners
  • Tryonville
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Tryonville
    • Tryonville lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<2> to the west of South Wilson.
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Tryonville have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Tryonville

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

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

  • Lockport, which is the Seat of Niagara County, lies just to the Southeast.
  • Albany, which is the State Capital of New York, lies 258 miles [415.2 km]<2> to the east (E). If you could drive a straight line from South Wilson to Albany, with an average speed<5>of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, it would take four to five hours to make the trip. A comfortable walk of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour would take 15 days. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take 10 days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC) is 313 miles [503.7 km] to the south southeast (SSE). Driving would take five to six hours, a buggy would take 13 days and walking would take 18 days.
  • The shortest distance<6> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 5,784 miles [9,308.4 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<7>
  • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 6,510 miles [10,476.8 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<8>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 4,387 miles [7,060.2 km] and it lies to the east northeast (ENE).<9>

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

The official website for Niagara County: www.niagaracounty.com/

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 Bird Creek to see Pete ... Bird Creek 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 South Wilson 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 '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- South Wilson) to Point B.Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in South Wilson. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 43.2417, Longitude: -78.8131       In this case, the coordinates for South Wilson have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<3>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.
<4>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<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 South Wilson 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 308.656 degrees.
<8>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 304.984 degrees.
<9>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 303.782 degrees.




 

 

 

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