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Welcome to Stanley ...

Stanley is located in Ontario County<1>.


The location of Stanley has been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (ie- the GNIS).<2>


While we don't have a date for the founding of Stanley, you might consider that their post office opened  in 1873.

Stanley is 880 feet [268 m] above sea level.<3>.

Time Zone: Stanley lies in the Eastern Time Zone (EST/EDT) and observes daylight saving time

Stanley lies within the (585) area code.

Communities Also Named Stanley ...

Using our Gazetteer, we found that there are 43 communities that are also named Stanley - they are located in Alabama, Arizona, Arkansas, British Columbia, California, Idaho, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky (2), Louisiana (2), Manitoba, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan (2), Minnesota (2), Missouri (2), Nebraska, New Brunswick, New Jersey, New Mexico, North Carolina, North Dakota, Nova Scotia (3), Ohio (3), Oklahoma, Ontario, Oregon, Pennsylvania, South Dakota, Tennessee, Virginia, West Virginia and Wisconsin.

For more information, see our Tidbits & Trivia Page for Stanley.

Communities near Stanley ...

We have created a list of 10 communities that are near Stanley.

  • Geneva
    (6 miles [9.7 km] to the northeast)
  • Canandaigua
    (10 miles [16.1 km] to the northwest)
  • Newark
    (15 miles [24.1 km] to the north)
  • Seneca Falls
    (16 miles [25.7 km] to the east)
  • Penn Yan
    (11 miles [17.7 km] to the south)
  • Waterloo
    (13 miles [20.9 km] to the northeast)
  • Lyons
    (17 miles [27.4 km] to the north)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lyons have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lyons
    • Lyons is located in Wayne County
    • Estimated population in 2015: 3,494 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Lyons <4>
  • Palmyra
    (17 miles [27.4 km] to the northwest)
  • Victor
    (19 miles [30.6 km] to the northwest)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Victor have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Victor
    • Victor is located in Ontario County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,671 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Victor <4>
  • Clifton Springs
    (9 miles [14.5 km] to the north)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Clifton Springs have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Clifton Springs
    • Clifton Springs is located in Ontario County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,012 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Clifton Springs <4>

To Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.

We created a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Stanley. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Stanley.

Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Stanley. Our list includes information such as whether the 1895 community had a post office or railroad service. See our List of 1890's Communities around Stanley.

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Stanley. See our Newspapers Page for Stanley.

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Stanley ...

Looking for more information about Stanley? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you can read an overview with links that will help you find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

In addition to the Tourism page for Stanley, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Stanley.

Adding Stanley to Our Gazetteer ...

We originally found mention of Stanley in both the FIPS-55 and the GNIS. For more information, see the FIPS and GNIS Codes sections on our Miscellaneous Page.

From our notes, the earliest published mention we've found for Stanley was in the document titled List of Post Offices from Cameron Blevins and Richard Helbock.<5>

From that list, the Stanley post office opened in 1873.

We also found Stanley in the book titled Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).

For more details, see References and Mentions for Stanley.

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

The official website for Ontario County: www.co.ontario.ny.us/

The official website for State of New York: https://www.ny.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of New York's counties, including Ontario, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<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 found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.
<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Stanley - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<4>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<5>A copy of their list with background information can be found at:

      https://cblevins.github.io/us-post-offices/data-biography/









 

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