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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 Stiles, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Stiles 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 Stiles:
    • 43.113956, -76.276596
    • 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 Stiles
  • 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 Stiles ...

We have found nine communities that share the name Stiles.

Within New York, the name Stiles is unique.

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

  • Communities Elsewhere In North America ...
    • Iowa
      • Davis County
      • This Stiles is located in Davis County and lies 842 miles [1,355.1 km]<1> to the west of the Stiles that is located in Onondaga County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Stiles
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Davis County community of Stiles.
    • Kentucky
      • Nelson County
      • This Stiles is located in Nelson County and lies 622 miles [1,001 km]<1> to the southwest of the Stiles that is located in Onondaga County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Stiles
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Nelson County community of Stiles.
    • Michigan
      • Newaygo 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 Michigan community of Stiles [Newaygo County].
      • Oakland County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information. For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Michigan community of Stiles [Oakland County].
    • North Carolina
      • Macon County
      • This Stiles is located in Macon County and lies 663 miles [1,067 km]<1> to the southwest of the Stiles that is located in Onondaga County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Stiles
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Macon County community of Stiles.
    • North Dakota
      • Richland County
      • This Stiles is located in Richland County and lies 1,038 miles [1,670.5 km]<1> to the west northwest of the Stiles that is located in Onondaga County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Stiles
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Richland County community of Stiles.
    • Pennsylvania
      • Lehigh County
      • This Stiles is located in Lehigh County and lies 173 miles [278.4 km]<1> to the south southeast of the Stiles that is located in Onondaga County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Stiles
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Lehigh County community of Stiles.
    • Texas
      • Reagan County
      • This community is historic<3> and we have very little information. For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Texas community of Stiles [Reagan County].
    • Wisconsin
      • Oconto County
      • This Stiles is located in Oconto County and lies 596 miles [959.2 km]<1> to the west northwest of the Stiles that is located in Onondaga County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Stiles
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Oconto County community of Stiles.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Stiles ...

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.

  • Amboy
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Amboy
    • Amboy lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the south of Stiles.
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Amboy have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Amboy
  • Belgium
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Belgium
    • Belgium lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the north of Stiles.
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Belgium have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Belgium
  • Casual Estates
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Casual Estates
    • Casual Estates lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the north of Stiles.
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Casual Estates have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Casual Estates
  • Cold Springs
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cold Springs
    • Cold Springs lies less than 2 miles<1> to the northeast of Stiles.
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cold Springs have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cold Springs
  • Elmcrest
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Elmcrest
    • Elmcrest lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the northeast of Stiles.
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Elmcrest have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Elmcrest
  • Garden Terrace
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Garden Terrace
    • Garden Terrace lies less than 2 miles<1> to the south of Stiles.
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Garden Terrace have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Garden Terrace
  • Liverpool
  • Long Branch
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Long Branch
    • Long Branch lies less than 2 miles<1> to the east of Stiles.
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Long Branch have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Long Branch
  • Orchard Village
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Orchard Village
    • Orchard Village lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the south of Stiles.
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Orchard Village have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Orchard Village
  • Pleasant View
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pleasant View
    • Pleasant View lies less than 2 miles<1> to the southeast of Stiles.
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Pleasant View have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pleasant View
  • Red Rock
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Red Rock
    • Red Rock lies less than 2 miles<1> to the northwest of Stiles.
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Red Rock have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Red Rock

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

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

  • Syracuse, which is the Seat of Onondaga County, lies just to the Southeast.
  • Albany, which is the State Capital of New York, lies 131 miles [210.8 km]<1> to the east southeast (ESE). If you could drive a straight line from Stiles to Albany, with an average speed<6>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 293 miles [471.5 km] to the south (S). Driving would take four to five hours, a buggy would take 12 days and walking would take 17 days.
  • The shortest distance<7> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 5,689 miles [9,155.6 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<8>
  • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 6,409 miles [10,314.3 km] and it lies to the east northeast (ENE).<9>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 4,285 miles [6,896 km] and it lies to the east northeast (ENE).<10>

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

The official website for Onondaga County: www.ongov.net/

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- Stiles) to Point B.Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Stiles. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 43.1140, Longitude: -76.2766       In this case, the coordinates for Stiles 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 Stiles 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>We use the term 'Historic' broadly and it generally means that the community no longer exists. However, it can also mean that the community might still exist, but was significantly larger or had a more 'official' existence in the past than it does now. Unfortunately our sources of data have proven to be unreliable. If you can provide us with more specific information about Stiles, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.
<4>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.
<5>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<6>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.
<7>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 Stiles to the Middle East to be East and South, the Great Circle Route actually lies to the North and East.
<8>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Jerusalem is 307.07 degrees.
<9>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 303.177 degrees.
<10>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 302.621 degrees.




 

 

 

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