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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 Mills, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Spring Mills 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 Mills:
    • 42.007846, -77.763605
    • 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 Mills
  • 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 Mills ...

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

Within New York, the name Spring Mills is unique.

Beyond New York, we know of another seven communities that are located throughout in the United States.

  • Communities Elsewhere In North America ...
    • Maryland
      • Carroll County
      • This Spring Mills is located in Carroll County and lies 173 miles [278.4 km]<1> to the south southeast of the Spring Mills that is located in Allegany County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Spring Mills
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Carroll County community of Spring Mills.
    • Michigan
      • Oakland County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<2> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Michigan community of Spring Mills [Oakland County].
    • New Jersey
      • Hunterdon County
      • This Spring Mills is located in Hunterdon County and lies 168 miles [270.4 km]<1> to the southeast of the Spring Mills that is located in Allegany County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Spring Mills
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Hunterdon County community of Spring Mills.
    • Pennsylvania
      • Centre County
      • This Spring Mills is located in Centre County and lies 80 miles [128.7 km]<1> to the south of the Spring Mills that is located in Allegany County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Spring Mills
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Centre County community of Spring Mills.
    • South Carolina
      • Lancaster County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<2> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the South Carolina community of Spring Mills [Lancaster County].
    • Virginia
      • Appomattox County
      • This Spring Mills is located in Appomattox County and lies 334 miles [537.5 km]<1> to the south of the Spring Mills that is located in Allegany County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Spring Mills
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Appomattox County community of Spring Mills.
    • West Virginia
      • Berkeley County
      • This Spring Mills is located in Berkeley County and lies 169 miles [272 km]<1> to the south of the Spring Mills that is located in Allegany County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Spring Mills
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Berkeley County community of Spring Mills.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Spring Mills ...

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.

  • Alice
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Alice
    • Alice lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the east of Spring Mills.
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Alice have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Alice
  • Eleven Mile
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Eleven Mile
    • Eleven Mile lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the west of Spring Mills.
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Eleven Mile have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Eleven Mile
  • Elm Valley
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Elm Valley
    • Elm Valley lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the northwest of Spring Mills.
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Elm Valley have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Elm Valley
  • Elmer
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Elmer
    • Elmer lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the southeast of Spring Mills.
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Elmer have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Elmer
  • Fox Hill
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Fox Hill
    • Fox Hill lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the south of Spring Mills.
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Fox Hill have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Fox Hill
  • Gold
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Gold
    • Gold lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the south of Spring Mills.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Gold
  • Greenwood
  • Hallsport
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hallsport
    • Hallsport lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the northwest of Spring Mills.
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hallsport have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hallsport
  • Independence
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Independence
    • Independence lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the north of Spring Mills.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Independence
  • Lewis Corner
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lewis Corner
    • Lewis Corner lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the southwest of Spring Mills.
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lewis Corner have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lewis Corner
  • Raymond
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Raymond
    • Raymond lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the southwest of Spring Mills.
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Raymond have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Raymond
  • Rough and Ready
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rough and Ready
    • Rough and Ready lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the northeast of Spring Mills.
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Rough and Ready have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rough and Ready
  • Young Hickory
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Young Hickory
    • Young Hickory lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the east of Spring Mills.
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Young Hickory have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Young Hickory

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

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

  • Belmont, which is the Seat of Allegany County, lies 20 miles [32.2 km]<1> to the northwest. If you could walk a straight line from Spring Mills to Belmont, with an average speed<5> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take just over a day to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take most of a day.
  • Albany, which is the State Capital of New York, lies 209 miles [336.4 km] to the east northeast (ENE). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take a little over three hours, a buggy would take 9 days and walking would take 12 days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC) is 218 miles [350.8 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<6> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 5,795 miles [9,326.1 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<7>
  • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 6,515 miles [10,484.9 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<8>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 4,390 miles [7,065 km] and it lies to the east northeast (ENE).<9>

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

The official website for Allegany County: www.alleganyco.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- Spring Mills) to Point B.Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Spring Mills. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 42.0078, Longitude: -77.7636       In this case, the coordinates for Spring Mills have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<2>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 Mile's to see Pete ... Mile's 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 Mills 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.
<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 Mills 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 308.101 degrees.
<8>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 304.163 degrees.
<9>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 303.794 degrees.




 

 

 

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