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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 Spencer, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Spencer and the surrounding area.

  • 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 Spencer:
    • 42.215907, -76.479941
    • 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 Spencer
  • 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 Spencer ...

We have found one communities that share the name Spencer.

Within New York, the name Spencer is unique.

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

  • Communities Elsewhere In North America ...
    • Wisconsin
      • Marathon County
      • This Spencer is located in Marathon County and lies 710 miles [1,142.6 km]<1> to the west northwest of the Spencer that is located in Tioga County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Spencer
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Marathon County community of Spencer.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Spencer ...

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.

  • Alpine
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Alpine
    • Alpine lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<1> to the northwest of Spencer.
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Alpine have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Alpine
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Alpine<3>
  • Candor
  • Catatonk
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Catatonk
    • Catatonk lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the southeast of Spencer.
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Catatonk have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Catatonk
  • Erin
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Erin
    • Erin lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the west of Spencer.
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Erin have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Erin
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Erin<3>
  • Germany Hill
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Germany Hill
    • Germany Hill lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the southeast of Spencer.
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Germany Hill have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Germany Hill
  • Hicks
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hicks
    • Hicks lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the southwest of Spencer.
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hicks have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hicks
  • Hoopers Valley
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hoopers Valley
    • Hoopers Valley lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<1> to the south of Spencer.
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hoopers Valley have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hoopers Valley
  • Jenksville
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Jenksville
    • Jenksville lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<1> to the east of Spencer.
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Jenksville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Jenksville
  • Rush Run
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rush Run
    • Rush Run lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<1> to the west of Spencer.
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Rush Run have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rush Run
  • Slaterville Springs
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Slaterville Springs
    • Slaterville Springs lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<1> to the northeast of Spencer.
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Slaterville Springs have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Slaterville Springs
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Slaterville Springs<3>
  • Speedsville
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Speedsville
    • Speedsville lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<1> to the northeast of Spencer.
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Speedsville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Speedsville
  • Straits Corners
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Straits Corners
    • Straits Corners lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the southeast of Spencer.
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Straits Corners have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Straits Corners

How Far From Spencer to ...

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

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

  • Owego, which is the Seat of Tioga County, lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<1> to the southeast. If you could walk a straight line from Spencer to Owego, with an average speed<4> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take 6 hours 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 141 miles [226.9 km] to the east northeast (ENE). 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 8 days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC) is 230 miles [370.1 km] to the south (S). 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 5,734 miles [9,228 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<6>
  • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 6,452 miles [10,383.5 km] and it lies to the east northeast (ENE).<7>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 4,327 miles [6,963.6 km] and it lies to the east northeast (ENE).<8>

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

The official website for Tioga County: www.tiogacountyny.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' (or 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- Spencer) 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 Spencer. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from SpencerOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Spencer. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 42.2159, Longitude: -76.4799       In this case, the coordinates for Spencer 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 Spencer 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 307.288 degrees.
<7>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 303.278 degrees.
<8>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 303.111 degrees.




 

 

 

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