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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 Southville, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Southville 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 Southville:
    • 44.673669, -74.854083
    • 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 Southville
  • Bird Watching ...
    • We enjoy finding new spots for bird watching and we use the eBird website for local sighting reports and to help identify hotspots.
    • The eBird website is organized on a county-by-county basis. We have selected Saint Lawrence County as the starting point when you click on the link below:
    • eBird sighting report for Saint Lawrence County
    • Since Southville is near Franklin County, we have provided a link to its eBird sighting report:
    • eBird sighting report for Franklin County
  • 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 Southville ...

We have found four communities that share the name Southville.

Within New York, the name Southville is unique.

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

  • Communities Elsewhere In North America ...
    • Connecticut
      • Litchfield 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 Connecticut community of Southville [Litchfield County].
    • Kentucky
      • Shelby County
      • This Southville is located in Shelby County and lies 700 miles [1,126.5 km]<2> to the southwest of the Southville that is located in Saint Lawrence County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Southville
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Shelby County community of Southville.
    • Massachusetts
      • Worcester County
      • This Southville is located in Worcester County and lies 235 miles [378.2 km]<2> to the southeast of the Southville that is located in Saint Lawrence County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Southville
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Worcester County community of Southville.
    • Nova Scotia
      • This Southville lies 441 miles [709.7 km]<2> to the east of the Southville that is located in Saint Lawrence County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Southville

Curious and Interesting Names Near Southville ...

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.

  • Coney Island
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Coney Island
    • Coney Island lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<2> to the southwest of Southville.
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Coney Island have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Coney Island
  • Converse
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Converse
    • Converse lies less than 2 miles<2> to the east of Southville.
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Converse have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Converse
  • High Flats
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for High Flats
    • High Flats lies 5 miles [8 km]<2> to the south of Southville.
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for High Flats have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on High Flats
  • Kellogg
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Kellogg
    • Kellogg lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<2> to the northeast of Southville.
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Kellogg have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Kellogg
  • Parishville
  • Parishville Center
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Parishville Center
    • Parishville Center lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<2> to the southwest of Southville.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Parishville Center
  • Skinnerville
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Skinnerville
    • Skinnerville lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<2> to the north of Southville.
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Skinnerville have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Skinnerville
  • Unionville
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Unionville
    • Unionville lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<2> to the west of Southville.
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Unionville have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Unionville
  • Wildwood
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Wildwood
    • Wildwood lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<2> to the south of Southville.
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Wildwood have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Wildwood

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

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

  • Canton, which is the Seat of Saint Lawrence County, lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<2> to the west southwest. If you could walk a straight line from Southville to Canton, 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 five to six hours.
  • Albany, which is the State Capital of New York, lies 149 miles [239.8 km] to the south southeast (SSE). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take less than three hours, a buggy would take 6 days and walking would take 9 days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC) is 414 miles [666.3 km] to the south southwest (SSW). Driving would take most of a day, a buggy would take 17 days and walking would take 24 days.
  • The shortest distance<6> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 5,568 miles [8,960.8 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<7>
  • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 6,292 miles [10,126 km] and it lies to the east northeast (ENE).<8>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 4,168 miles [6,707.7 km] and it lies to the east northeast (ENE).<9>

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

The official website for Saint Lawrence County: www.co.st-lawrence.ny.us/

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 Rock Creek to see Pete ... Rock 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 Southville 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 'straight-line' distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Southville) to Point B.Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Southville. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 44.6737, Longitude: -74.8541       In this case, the coordinates for Southville 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 Southville 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 305.988 degrees.
<8>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 302.217 degrees.
<9>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 301.205 degrees.




 

 

 

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