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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 Stamford, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Stamford 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 Stamford:
    • 42.361193, -74.662098
    • 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 Stamford
  • 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 Stamford ...

We have found two communities that share the name Stamford.

Within New York, the name Stamford is unique.

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

  • Communities Elsewhere In North America ...
    • Connecticut
      • Fairfield County
      • This Stamford is located in Fairfield County and lies 104 miles [167.4 km]<1> to the south southeast of the Stamford that is located in Delaware County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Stamford
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Fairfield County community of Stamford.
    • Vermont
      • Bennington County
      • This Stamford is located in Bennington County and lies 85 miles [136.8 km]<1> to the east northeast of the Stamford that is located in Delaware County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Stamford
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Bennington County community of Stamford.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Stamford ...

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.

  • Arabia
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Arabia
    • Arabia lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<1> to the north of Stamford.
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Arabia have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Arabia
  • Bloomville
  • Butts Corner
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Butts Corner
    • Butts Corner lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the northwest of Stamford.
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Butts Corner have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Butts Corner
  • Charlotteville
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Charlotteville
    • Charlotteville lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<1> to the north of Stamford.
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Charlotteville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Charlotteville
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Charlotteville<3>
  • Eminence
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Eminence
    • Eminence lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<1> to the northeast of Stamford.
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Eminence have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Eminence
  • Grand Gorge
  • Hardscrabble
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hardscrabble
    • Hardscrabble lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the southeast of Stamford.
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hardscrabble have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hardscrabble
  • Hobart
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hobart
    • Hobart lies less than 2 miles<1> to the northwest of Stamford.
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 387 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hobart have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hobart
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Hobart<3>
  • Kelly Corners
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Kelly Corners
    • Kelly Corners lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<1> to the south of Stamford.
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Kelly Corners have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Kelly Corners
  • Lake Delaware
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lake Delaware
    • Lake Delaware lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the southwest of Stamford.
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lake Delaware have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lake Delaware
  • Prattsville
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Prattsville
    • Prattsville lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<1> to the east of Stamford.
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Prattsville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Prattsville
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Prattsville<3>

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

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

  • Delhi, which is the Seat of Delaware County, lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<1> to the west southwest. If you could walk a straight line from Stamford to Delhi, with an average speed<4> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take most of a day 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 50 miles [80.5 km] to the east northeast (ENE). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take less than an hour, a buggy would take most of two days and walking would take most of three days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC) is 269 miles [432.9 km] to the south southwest (SSW). 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 5,654 miles [9,099.2 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<6>
  • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 6,368 miles [10,248.3 km] and it lies to the east northeast (ENE).<7>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 4,244 miles [6,830.1 km] and it lies to the east northeast (ENE).<8>

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

The official website for Delaware County: www.co.delaware.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 things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Stamford) 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 Stamford. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from StamfordOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Stamford. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 42.3612, Longitude: -74.6621       In this case, the coordinates for Stamford 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 Stamford 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 306.155 degrees.
<7>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 302.025 degrees.
<8>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 302.208 degrees.




 

 

 

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