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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 Starkey, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Starkey 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 Starkey:
    • 42.523682, -76.949685
    • 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 Starkey
  • 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 Starkey ...

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.

  • Cat Elbow Corner [Seneca County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cat Elbow Corner
    • Cat Elbow Corner [Seneca County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the east of Starkey
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cat Elbow Corner have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cat Elbow Corner
  • Crystal Spring [Yates County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Crystal Spring
    • Crystal Spring [Yates County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the southwest of Starkey
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Crystal Spring have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Crystal Spring
  • Dundee [Yates County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Dundee
    • Dundee [Yates County] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the west of Starkey
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,608 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Dundee have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Dundee
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Dundee<3>
  • Hector [Schuyler County]
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    • Himrod [Yates County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Himrod
      • Himrod [Yates County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the north of Starkey
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Himrod have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Himrod
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Himrod<3>
    • Porter Corner [Yates County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Porter Corner
      • Porter Corner [Yates County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the west of Starkey
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Porter Corner have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Porter Corner
    • Randall Crossing [Yates County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Randall Crossing
      • Randall Crossing [Yates County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the north of Starkey
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Randall Crossing have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Randall Crossing
    • Reading Center [Schuyler County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Reading Center
      • Reading Center [Schuyler County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the south of Starkey
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Reading Center have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Reading Center
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Reading Center<3>
    • Rock Stream [Yates County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rock Stream
      • Rock Stream [Yates County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the south of Starkey
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Rock Stream have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rock Stream
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Rock Stream<3>
    • Second Milo [Yates County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Second Milo
      • Second Milo [Yates County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the northwest of Starkey
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Second Milo have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Second Milo

Notable Births & Deaths ...

This is a new section for us and we are still collecting data.

Below is our list of notable people who were born, died or were buried in the area surrounding Starkey. Please note that while we are collecting data on an ongoing basis, it's a big task and it's unlikely that our list will ever be more than a sample.

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    • A.R. Ammons     (Poet)
      • Full name: Archie Randolph Ammons
      • Poet. He was born in Whiteville (NC) on February 26, 1926 (a Friday) and died in Ithaca (NY) on February 26, 2001 (a Monday) at the age of 75. He is buried at Pleasant Grove Cemetery (Tompkins County, New York).
      • Ithaca is located 23 miles [37 km] to the east of Starkey.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: A.R. Ammons<4>
    • Louise Blanchard Bethune     (Architect)
    • John Edgar Clapp     (Major League Baseball> *~~mlb:<1876/04/26:1883/09/28)
      • Major League Baseball> *~~mlb:<1876/04/26:1883/09/28. He was born in Ithaca (NY) on July 15, 1851 (a Tueday) and died in Ithaca (NY) on December 18, 1904 (a Sunday) at the age of 53. He is buried at Lake View Cemetery (Tompkins County, New York).
      • Ithaca is located 23 miles [37 km] to the east of Starkey.
      • Ithaca is located 23 miles [37 km] to the east of Starkey.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: John Edgar Clapp<4>
    • Glenn Hammond Curtiss     (Aviation pioneer)
    • Peter Joseph Wilhelm Debye     (Nobel laureate, chemist, physicist)
      • Nobel laureate, chemist, physicist. He was born in Maastricht (Netherlands) on March 24, 1884 (a Monday) and died in Ithaca (NY) on November 2, 1996 (a Saturday) at the age of 112. He is buried at Pleasant Grove Cemetery (Tompkins County, New York).
      • Ithaca is located 23 miles [37 km] to the east of Starkey.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Peter Joseph Wilhelm Debye<4>
    • Gilbert Emery     (Actor)
      • Born: Gilbert Emery Bensley Pottle
      • Actor. He was born in Naples (NY) on June 11, 1875 (a Friday) and died in Los Angeles (CA) on October 27, 1945 (a Saturday) at the age of 70. He is buried at Rose Ridge Cemetery (Ontario County, New York).
      • Naples is located 23 miles [37 km] to the west of Starkey.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Gilbert Emery<4>
    • Thomas Gold     (Astronomer, geoscientist)
      • Astronomer, geoscientist. He was born in Vienna (Austria) on May 22, 1920 (a Saturday) and died in Ithaca (NY) on June 22, 2004 (a Tueday) at the age of 84. He is buried at Pleasant Grove Cemetery (Tompkins County, New York).
      • Ithaca is located 23 miles [37 km] to the east of Starkey.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Thomas Gold<4>
    • Robert A. 'Bob, the Hig' Higgins     (Professional football)
    • Coates Kinney     (Poet)
      • Poet. He was born in Penn Yan (NY) on November 24, 1826 (a Friday) and died in Cincinnati (OH) on January 25, 1904 (a Monday) at the age of 77. He is buried at Miami Cemetery (Warren County, Ohio).
      • Penn Yan is located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the northwest of Starkey.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Coates Kinney<4>
    • Lewis Henry Morgan     (Pioneering anthopologist and considered the father of ethnology)
      • Pioneering anthopologist and considered the father of ethnology. He was born in Aurora (NY) on November 21, 1818 (a Saturday) and died in Rochester (NY) on December 17, 1881 (a Saturday) at the age of 63. He is buried at Mt. Hope Cemetery (Monroe County, New York).
      • Aurora is located 20 miles [32.2 km] to the northeast of Starkey.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Lewis Henry Morgan<4>
    • Frederick Daniel Scott     (Actor)

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

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

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    • Penn Yan, which is the Seat of Yates County and lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the north northwest. If you could walk a straight line from Starkey to Penn Yan, with an average speed<5> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take four to five hours to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take a little over three hours.
    • Albany, which is the State Capital of New York, lies 162 miles [260.7 km] to the east (E). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take less than three hours, a buggy would take 7 days and walking would take 10 days.
    • The White House (Washington, DC) is 250 miles [402.3 km] to the south (S). Driving would take nearly four hours, a buggy would take 10 days and walking would take 15 days.
    • The shortest distance<6> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 5,741 miles [9,239.2 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<7>
    • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 6,460 miles [10,396.4 km] and it lies to the east northeast (ENE).<8>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 4,336 miles [6,978.1 km] and it lies to the east northeast (ENE).<9>

Mentions & References for Starkey

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Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Starkey. 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 '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- Starkey) 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 Starkey. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from StarkeyOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Starkey. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 42.5237, Longitude: -76.9497       In this case, the coordinates for Starkey 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>The Find-a-Grave website is an excellent research tool with information about a cemetery's location and interments. They also offer a forum for their members which can provide additional help. More information about Find-a-Grave can be found on their website: findagrave.com.
<5>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.
<6>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 Starkey to the Middle East to be East and South, the Great Circle Route actually lies to the North and East.
<7>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Jerusalem is 307.549 degrees.
<8>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 303.622 degrees.
<9>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 303.197 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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