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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 Springport, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Springport 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 Springport:
    • 42.858401, -76.679114
    • 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 Springport
  • 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

Curious and Interesting Names Near Springport ...

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.

  • Aurora
  • Bunker
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bunker
    • Bunker lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the southeast of Springport.
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Bunker have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bunker
  • Cross Roads
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cross Roads
    • Cross Roads lies less than 2 miles<1> to the north of Springport.
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cross Roads have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cross Roads
  • Fosterville
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Fosterville
    • Fosterville lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the north of Springport.
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Fosterville have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Fosterville
  • Half Acre
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Half Acre
    • Half Acre lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the northeast of Springport.
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Half Acre have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Half Acre
  • Mud Lock
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mud Lock
    • Mud Lock lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the northwest of Springport.
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Mud Lock have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mud Lock
  • Powers Corner
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Powers Corner
    • Powers Corner lies less than 2 miles<1> to the east of Springport.
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Powers Corner have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Powers Corner
  • Sherlock Corners
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sherlock Corners
    • Sherlock Corners lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the northeast of Springport.
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Sherlock Corners have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sherlock Corners
  • Union Springs

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

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

  • Auburn, which is the Seat of Cayuga County, lies just to the Northeast.
  • Albany, which is the State Capital of New York, lies 148 miles [238.2 km]<1> to the east (E). If you could drive a straight line from Springport to Albany, with an average speed<4>of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, it would take less than three hours to make the trip. A comfortable walk of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour would take 9 days. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take 6 days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC) is 274 miles [441 km] to the south (S). Driving would take four to five hours, a buggy would take 11 days and walking would take 16 days.
  • The shortest distance<5> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 5,716 miles [9,199 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<6>
  • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 6,436 miles [10,357.7 km] and it lies to the east northeast (ENE).<7>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 4,312 miles [6,939.5 km] and it lies to the east northeast (ENE).<8>

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

The official website for Cayuga County: www.co.cayuga.ny.us/

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 drawn from Point A (ie- Springport) 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 Springport. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from SpringportOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Springport. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 42.8584, Longitude: -76.6791       In this case, the coordinates for Springport have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<2>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<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 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 Springport 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 307.348 degrees.
<7>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 303.449 degrees.
<8>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 302.925 degrees.




 

 

 

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