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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 Spring Brook, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Spring Brook 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 Spring Brook:
    • 42.818115, -78.675584
    • 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 Spring Brook
  • 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 Spring Brook ...

We have found seven communities that share the name Spring Brook.

Within New York, the name Spring Brook is unique.

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

  • Communities Elsewhere In North America ...
    • Connecticut
      • Hartford 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 Spring Brook [Hartford County].
    • Michigan
      • Emmet 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 Michigan community of Spring Brook [Emmet County].
      • Kalamazoo County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information. For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Michigan community of Spring Brook [Kalamazoo County].
    • New Brunswick
      • This Spring Brook lies 722 miles [1,161.9 km]<2> to the east northeast of the Spring Brook that is located in Erie County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Spring Brook
    • Ontario
      • This Spring Brook lies 123 miles [197.9 km]<2> to the north northeast of the Spring Brook that is located in Erie County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Spring Brook
    • Pennsylvania
      • Lackawanna County
      • This Spring Brook is located in Lackawanna County and lies 189 miles [304.2 km]<2> to the east southeast of the Spring Brook that is located in Erie County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Spring Brook
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Lackawanna County community of Spring Brook.
    • Wisconsin
      • Washburn 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 Wisconsin community of Spring Brook [Washburn County].

Curious and Interesting Names Near Spring Brook ...

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.

  • Big Tree
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Big Tree
    • Big Tree lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<2> to the southwest of Spring Brook.
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Big Tree have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Big Tree
  • Blossom
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Blossom
    • Blossom lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<2> to the northwest of Spring Brook.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Blossom
  • Duells Corner
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Duells Corner
    • Duells Corner lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<2> to the southwest of Spring Brook.
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Duells Corner have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Duells Corner
  • Ebenezer
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ebenezer
    • Ebenezer lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<2> to the west of Spring Brook.
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Ebenezer have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ebenezer
  • Forks
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Forks
    • Forks lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<2> to the northwest of Spring Brook.
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Forks have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Forks
  • Gardenville
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Gardenville
    • Gardenville lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<2> to the northwest of Spring Brook.
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Gardenville have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Gardenville
  • Griffins Mills
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Griffins Mills
    • Griffins Mills lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<2> to the south of Spring Brook.
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Griffins Mills have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Griffins Mills
  • Loveland
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Loveland
    • Loveland lies 5 miles [8 km]<2> to the south of Spring Brook.
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Loveland have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Loveland
  • Orchard Park
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Orchard Park
    • Orchard Park lies 5 miles [8 km]<2> to the southwest of Spring Brook.
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 3,116 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Orchard Park have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Orchard Park
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Orchard Park<4>
  • Porterville
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Porterville
    • Porterville lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<2> to the east of Spring Brook.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Porterville
  • Spring Brook Station
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Spring Brook Station
    • Spring Brook Station lies less than 2 miles<2> to the north of Spring Brook.
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Spring Brook Station have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Spring Brook Station
  • Town Line
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Town Line
    • Town Line lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<2> to the northeast of Spring Brook.
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Town Line have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Town Line
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Town Line<4>
  • Town Line Station
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Town Line Station
    • Town Line Station lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<2> to the northeast of Spring Brook.
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Town Line Station have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Town Line Station

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

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

  • Buffalo, which is the Seat of Erie County, lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<2> to the west northwest. If you could walk a straight line from Spring Brook to Buffalo, with an average speed<5> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take five to six hours to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take nearly four hours.
  • Albany, which is the State Capital of New York, lies 249 miles [400.7 km] to the east (E). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take nearly four hours, a buggy would take 10 days and walking would take 15 days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC) is 283 miles [455.4 km] to the south southeast (SSE). Driving would take four to five hours, a buggy would take 11 days and walking would take 16 days.
  • The shortest distance<6> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 5,797 miles [9,329.4 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<7>
  • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 6,521 miles [10,494.5 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<8>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 4,398 miles [7,077.9 km] and it lies to the east northeast (ENE).<9>

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

The official website for Erie County: www.erie.gov/

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 Spring Brook 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- Spring Brook) to Point B.Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Spring Brook. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 42.8181, Longitude: -78.6756       In this case, the coordinates for Spring Brook 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 Spring Brook 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 308.604 degrees.
<8>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 304.859 degrees.
<9>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 303.89 degrees.




 

 

 

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