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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 Springs, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Springs 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 Springs:
    • 41.016211, -72.159244
    • 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 Springs
  • 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 Springs ...

We have found ten communities that share the name Springs.

There are two communities within New York that are also named Springs.

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

  • Communities Located In New York ...
    • Saratoga County
      • This Springs is located in Saratoga County and lies 164 miles [263.9 km]<1> to the north northwest of the Springs that is located in Suffolk County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Springs
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Saratoga County community of Springs.
    • Suffolk 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 New York community of Springs [Suffolk County].
  • Communities Elsewhere In North America ...
    • California
      • Humboldt County
      • This Springs is located in Humboldt County and lies 2,665 miles [4,288.9 km]<1> to the west northwest of the Springs that is located in Suffolk County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Springs
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Humboldt County community of Springs.
    • Florida
      • Hillsborough County
      • This Springs is located in Hillsborough County and lies 1,066 miles [1,715.6 km]<1> to the southwest of the Springs that is located in Suffolk County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Springs
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Hillsborough County community of Springs.
    • Georgia
      • Clayton County
      • This Springs is located in Clayton County and lies 846 miles [1,361.5 km]<1> to the west southwest of the Springs that is located in Suffolk County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Springs
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Clayton County community of Springs.
    • Kansas
      • Brown 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 Kansas community of Springs [Brown County].
      • Labette 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 Kansas community of Springs [Labette County].
    • Massachusetts
      • Barnstable County
      • This Springs is located in Barnstable County and lies 100 miles [160.9 km]<1> to the east northeast of the Springs that is located in Suffolk County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Springs
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Barnstable County community of Springs.
    • Pennsylvania
      • Somerset County
      • This Springs is located in Somerset County and lies 378 miles [608.3 km]<1> to the west of the Springs that is located in Suffolk County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Springs
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Somerset County community of Springs.
    • South Dakota
      • Potter 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 Dakota community of Springs [Potter County].

Curious and Interesting Names Near Springs ...

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.

  • Alewife Brook Landing
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Alewife Brook Landing
    • Alewife Brook Landing lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the west of Springs.
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Alewife Brook Landing have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Alewife Brook Landing
  • Barnes Hole
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Barnes Hole
    • Barnes Hole lies less than 2 miles<1> to the southeast of Springs.
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Barnes Hole have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Barnes Hole
  • Fireplace
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Fireplace
    • Fireplace lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the north of Springs.
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Fireplace have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Fireplace
  • Freetown
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Freetown
    • Freetown lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the southwest of Springs.
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Freetown have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Freetown
  • Fresh Pond Landing
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Fresh Pond Landing
    • Fresh Pond Landing lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the southeast of Springs.
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Fresh Pond Landing have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Fresh Pond Landing
  • Hands Creek Landing
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hands Creek Landing
    • Hands Creek Landing lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the west of Springs.
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hands Creek Landing have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hands Creek Landing
  • Hardscrabble
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hardscrabble
    • Hardscrabble lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the southwest of Springs.
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hardscrabble have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hardscrabble
  • Kingstown
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Kingstown
    • Kingstown lies less than 2 miles<1> to the south of Springs.
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Kingstown have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Kingstown
  • Maidstone Park
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Maidstone Park
    • Maidstone Park lies less than 2 miles<1> to the northwest of Springs.
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Maidstone Park have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Maidstone Park
  • Threemile Harbor
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Threemile Harbor
    • Threemile Harbor lies less than 2 miles<1> to the west of Springs.
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Threemile Harbor have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Threemile Harbor

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

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

  • Riverhead, which is the Seat of Suffolk County, lies 27 miles [43.5 km]<1> to the west southwest. If you could walk a straight line from Springs to Riverhead, with an average speed<4> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take just about two full days to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take just over a day.
  • Albany, which is the State Capital of New York, lies 140 miles [225.3 km] to the northwest (NW). 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 296 miles [476.4 km] to the west southwest (WSW). Driving would take four to five hours, a buggy would take 12 days and walking would take 17 days.
  • The shortest distance<5> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 5,603 miles [9,017.2 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<6>
  • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 6,306 miles [10,148.5 km] and it lies to the east northeast (ENE).<7>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 4,183 miles [6,731.9 km] and it lies to the east northeast (ENE).<8>

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

The official website for Suffolk County: www.co.suffolk.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 'point-to-point' distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Springs) to Point B.If you need the driving distance, we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Springs. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from SpringsOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Springs. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 41.0162, Longitude: -72.1592       In this case, the coordinates for Springs 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 Bird Creek to see Pete ... Bird 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 Springs 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 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 Springs 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 304.816 degrees.
<7>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 300.294 degrees.
<8>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 301.723 degrees.




 

 

 

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