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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 Windsor, we use the following websites to find information relevant to South Windsor 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 Windsor:
    • 42.027580, -75.622405
    • 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 Windsor
  • 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 Windsor ...

We have found three communities that share the name South Windsor.

Within New York, the name South Windsor is unique.

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

  • Communities Elsewhere In North America ...
    • Connecticut
      • Hartford County
      • This South Windsor is located in Hartford County and lies 157 miles [252.7 km]<1> to the east of the South Windsor that is located in Broome County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on South Windsor
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Hartford County community of South Windsor.
    • Maine
      • Kennebec County
      • This South Windsor is located in Kennebec County and lies 340 miles [547.2 km]<1> to the east northeast of the South Windsor that is located in Broome County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on South Windsor
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Kennebec County community of South Windsor.
    • Ontario
      • This South Windsor lies 379 miles [609.9 km]<1> to the west of the South Windsor that is located in Broome County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on South Windsor

Curious and Interesting Names Near South Windsor ...

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.

  • Brushville
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Brushville
    • Brushville lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the south of South Windsor.
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Brushville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Brushville
  • Corbettsville
  • Damascus
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Damascus
    • Damascus lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the north of South Windsor.
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Damascus have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Damascus
  • Danville
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Danville
    • Danville lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the east of South Windsor.
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Danville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Danville
  • Flowers
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Flowers
    • Flowers lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the west of South Windsor.
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Flowers have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Flowers
  • Great Bend
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Great Bend
    • Great Bend lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the southwest of South Windsor.
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 663 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Great Bend have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Great Bend
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Great Bend<3>
  • Gulf Summit
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Gulf Summit
    • Gulf Summit lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the east of South Windsor.
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Gulf Summit have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Gulf Summit
  • Hickory Grove
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hickory Grove
    • Hickory Grove lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the southwest of South Windsor.
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hickory Grove have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hickory Grove
  • Island Plain
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Island Plain
    • Island Plain lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the southwest of South Windsor.
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Island Plain have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Island Plain
  • Lester
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lester
    • Lester lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the northwest of South Windsor.
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lester have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lester
  • Stevens Point
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Stevens Point
    • Stevens Point lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the southeast of South Windsor.
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Stevens Point have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Stevens Point

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

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

  • Binghamton, which is the Seat of Broome County, lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<1> to the west northwest. If you could walk a straight line from South Windsor to Binghamton, with an average speed<4> 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 104 miles [167.4 km] to the east northeast (ENE). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take less than two hours, a buggy would take 4 days and walking would take 6 days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC) is 228 miles [366.9 km] to the south southwest (SSW). Driving would take nearly four hours, a buggy would take 9 days and walking would take 13 days.
  • The shortest distance<5> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 5,707 miles [9,184.5 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<6>
  • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 6,422 miles [10,335.2 km] and it lies to the east northeast (ENE).<7>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 4,298 miles [6,917 km] and it lies to the east northeast (ENE).<8>

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

The official website for Broome County: www.gobroomecounty.com/

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- South Windsor) to Point B.Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in South Windsor. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 42.0276, Longitude: -75.6224       In this case, the coordinates for South Windsor 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 South Windsor 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 306.779 degrees.
<7>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 302.674 degrees.
<8>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 302.799 degrees.




 

 

 

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