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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 Starks Landing, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Starks Landing 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 Starks Landing:
    • 43.171458, -75.648238
    • 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 Starks Landing
  • 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 Starks Landing ...

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.

  • Churchville
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Churchville
    • Churchville lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the east of Starks Landing.
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Churchville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Churchville
  • Edgewater Beach
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Edgewater Beach
    • Edgewater Beach lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the northwest of Starks Landing.
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Edgewater Beach have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Edgewater Beach
  • Fish Creek Landing
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Fish Creek Landing
    • Fish Creek Landing lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the northwest of Starks Landing.
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Fish Creek Landing have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Fish Creek Landing
  • Fish Creek Station
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Fish Creek Station
    • Fish Creek Station lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the northwest of Starks Landing.
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Fish Creek Station have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Fish Creek Station
  • Five Corners
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Five Corners
    • Five Corners lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the south of Starks Landing.
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Five Corners have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Five Corners
  • Greenway
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Greenway
    • Greenway lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the east of Starks Landing.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Greenway
  • Greenway Corners
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Greenway Corners
    • Greenway Corners lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the east of Starks Landing.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Greenway Corners
  • Paradise Hill
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Paradise Hill
    • Paradise Hill lies less than 2 miles<1> to the southeast of Starks Landing.
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Paradise Hill have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Paradise Hill
  • Pine Crest
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pine Crest
    • Pine Crest lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the north of Starks Landing.
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Pine Crest have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pine Crest
  • Stacy Basin
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Stacy Basin
    • Stacy Basin lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the northeast of Starks Landing.
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Stacy Basin have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Stacy Basin
  • Willow Place
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Willow Place
    • Willow Place lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the southeast of Starks Landing.
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Willow Place have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Willow Place

How Far From Starks Landing to ...

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

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

  • Utica, which is the Seat of Oneida County, lies 21 miles [33.8 km]<1> to the east southeast. If you could walk a straight line from Starks Landing to Utica, with an average speed<3> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take just over a day to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take most of a day.
  • Albany, which is the State Capital of New York, lies 101 miles [162.5 km] to the east southeast (ESE). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take less than two hours, a buggy would take three full days and walking would take 6 days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC) is 303 miles [487.6 km] to the south southwest (SSW). Driving would take five to six hours, a buggy would take 12 days and walking would take 18 days.
  • The shortest distance<4> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 5,661 miles [9,110.5 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 6,381 miles [10,269.2 km] and it lies to the east northeast (ENE).<6>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 4,256 miles [6,849.4 km] and it lies to the east northeast (ENE).<7>

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

The official website for Oneida County: www.co.oneida.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 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Starks Landing) to Point B.Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Starks Landing. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 43.1715, Longitude: -75.6482       In this case, the coordinates for Starks Landing 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 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.
<4>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 Starks Landing to the Middle East to be East and South, the Great Circle Route actually lies to the North and East.
<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Jerusalem is 306.672 degrees.
<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 302.738 degrees.
<7>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 302.297 degrees.




 

 

 

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