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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 Stapleton, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Stapleton 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 Stapleton:
    • 40.626493, -74.077641
    • 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 Stapleton
  • 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 Stapleton ...

We have found nine communities that share the name Stapleton.

Within New York, the name Stapleton is unique.

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

  • Communities Elsewhere In North America ...
    • Alabama
      • Baldwin County
      • This Stapleton is located in Baldwin County and lies 1,026 miles [1,651.2 km]<1> to the southwest of the Stapleton that is located in Richmond County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Stapleton
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Baldwin County community of Stapleton.
    • Colorado
      • Montezuma County
      • This Stapleton is located in Montezuma County and lies 1,841 miles [2,962.8 km]<1> to the west of the Stapleton that is located in Richmond County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Stapleton
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Montezuma County community of Stapleton.
    • Georgia
      • Jefferson County
      • This Stapleton is located in Jefferson County and lies 689 miles [1,108.8 km]<1> to the southwest of the Stapleton that is located in Richmond County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Stapleton
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Jefferson County community of Stapleton.
      • Johnson 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 Georgia community of Stapleton [Johnson County].
    • Indiana
      • Dubois 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 Indiana community of Stapleton [Dubois County].
    • Nebraska
      • Logan County
      • This Stapleton is located in Logan County and lies 1,372 miles [2,208 km]<1> to the west northwest of the Stapleton that is located in Richmond County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Stapleton
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Logan County community of Stapleton.
    • Oregon
      • Polk County
      • This Stapleton is located in Polk County and lies 2,470 miles [3,975.1 km]<1> to the west northwest of the Stapleton that is located in Richmond County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Stapleton
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Polk County community of Stapleton.
    • Virginia
      • Amherst County
      • This Stapleton is located in Amherst County and lies 341 miles [548.8 km]<1> to the southwest of the Stapleton that is located in Richmond County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Stapleton
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Amherst County community of Stapleton.
      • Hanover County
      • This Stapleton is located in Hanover County and lies 271 miles [436.1 km] to the southwest of the Stapleton that is located in Richmond County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Stapleton
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Hanover County community of Stapleton.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Stapleton ...

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.

  • Bath Beach
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bath Beach
    • Bath Beach lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the east of Stapleton.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bath Beach
  • Bulls Head
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bulls Head
    • Bulls Head lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the west of Stapleton.
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Bulls Head have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bulls Head
  • Cobble Hill
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cobble Hill
    • Cobble Hill lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the northeast of Stapleton.
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cobble Hill have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cobble Hill
  • Coney Island
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Coney Island
    • Coney Island lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the southeast of Stapleton.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Coney Island
  • Elizabethport
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Elizabethport
    • Elizabethport lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the west of Stapleton.
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Elizabethport have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Elizabethport
  • Elm Park
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Elm Park
    • Elm Park lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the west of Stapleton.
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Elm Park have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Elm Park
  • Fox Hills
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Fox Hills
    • Fox Hills lies less than 2 miles<1> to the southwest of Stapleton.
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Fox Hills have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Fox Hills
  • Graniteville
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Graniteville
    • Graniteville lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the west of Stapleton.
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Graniteville have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Graniteville
  • Greenville
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Greenville
    • Greenville lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the north of Stapleton.
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Greenville have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Greenville
  • Heartland Village
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Heartland Village
    • Heartland Village lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the southwest of Stapleton.
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Heartland Village have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Heartland Village
  • Mariners Harbor
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mariners Harbor
    • Mariners Harbor lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the west of Stapleton.
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Mariners Harbor have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mariners Harbor
  • Old Place
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Old Place
    • Old Place lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the west of Stapleton.
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Old Place have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Old Place
  • Continue List   (5 more) ...
    • Park Slope
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Park Slope
      • Park Slope lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the northeast of Stapleton.
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Park Slope have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Park Slope
    • Red Hook
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Red Hook
      • Red Hook lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the northeast of Stapleton.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Red Hook
    • Rosebank
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rosebank
      • Rosebank lies less than 2 miles<1> to the southeast of Stapleton.
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Rosebank have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rosebank
    • Sunnyside
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sunnyside
      • Sunnyside lies less than 2 miles<1> to the southwest of Stapleton.
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Sunnyside have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sunnyside
    • Willowbrook
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Willowbrook
      • Willowbrook lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the southwest of Stapleton.
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Willowbrook have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Willowbrook

How Far From Stapleton to ...

We spend a lot of time looking through Gazetteers, Almanacs & Directories that were published in the late 1800's and early 1900's. Many of the Gazetteers include the distance from a community such as Stapleton to various places of note, such as the White House.

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

  • Saint George, which is the Seat of Richmond County, lies just to the North.
  • Albany, which is the State Capital of New York, lies 141 miles [226.9 km]<1> to the north (N). If you could drive a straight line from Stapleton 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 8 days. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take 6 days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC) is 197 miles [317 km] to the southwest (SW). Driving would take a little over three hours, a buggy would take 8 days and walking would take 12 days.
  • The shortest distance<5> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 5,700 miles [9,173.3 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<6>
  • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 6,406 miles [10,309.5 km] and it lies to the east northeast (ENE).<7>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 4,283 miles [6,892.8 km] and it lies to the east northeast (ENE).<8>

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

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 drawn from Point A (ie- Stapleton) to Point B.Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Stapleton. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 40.6265, Longitude: -74.0776       In this case, the coordinates for Stapleton 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 Stapleton 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 Stapleton 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 305.995 degrees.
<7>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 301.563 degrees.
<8>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 302.734 degrees.




 

 

 

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