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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 Stillwater, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Stillwater 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 Stillwater:
    • 41.357594, -73.774300
    • 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 Stillwater
  • 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 Stillwater ...

We have found 26 communities that share the name Stillwater.

There are five communities within New York that are also named Stillwater.

Beyond New York, we know of another 21 communities that are located throughout in the United States and Canada. Of these 21 communities, 24 are located in the United States and four are in Canada.

  • Communities Located In New York ...
    • Chautauqua County
      • This Stillwater is located in Chautauqua County and lies 284 miles [457.1 km]<1> to the west northwest of the Stillwater that is located in Putnam County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Stillwater
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Chautauqua County community of Stillwater.
    • Essex County
      • This Stillwater is located in Essex County and lies 172 miles [276.8 km]<1> to the north of the Stillwater that is located in Putnam County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Stillwater
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Essex County community of Stillwater.
    • Herkimer County
      • This Stillwater is located in Herkimer County and lies 186 miles [299.3 km]<1> to the north northwest of the Stillwater that is located in Putnam County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Stillwater
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Herkimer County community of Stillwater.
    • Oswego County
      • This Stillwater is located in Oswego County and lies 187 miles [300.9 km]<1> to the northwest of the Stillwater that is located in Putnam County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Stillwater
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Oswego County community of Stillwater.
    • Saratoga County
      • This Stillwater is located in Saratoga County and lies 109 miles [175.4 km]<1> to the north of the Stillwater that is located in Putnam County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Stillwater
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Saratoga County community of Stillwater.
  • Communities Elsewhere In North America ...
    • Arkansas
      • Yell County
      • This Stillwater is located in Yell County and lies 1,157 miles [1,862 km]<1> to the west southwest of the Stillwater that is located in Putnam County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Stillwater
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Yell County community of Stillwater.
    • British Columbia
      • This Stillwater lies 2,461 miles [3,960.6 km]<1> to the west northwest of the Stillwater that is located in Putnam County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Stillwater
    • Florida
      • Hillsborough County
      • This Stillwater is located in Hillsborough County and lies 1,038 miles [1,670.5 km]<1> to the south southwest of the Stillwater that is located in Putnam County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Stillwater
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Hillsborough County community of Stillwater.
    • Illinois
      • Will County
      • This Stillwater is located in Will County and lies 744 miles [1,197.4 km]<1> to the west of the Stillwater that is located in Putnam County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Stillwater
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Will County community of Stillwater.
    • Iowa
      • Mitchell 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 Iowa community of Stillwater [Mitchell County].
    • Kentucky
      • Wolfe County
      • This Stillwater is located in Wolfe County and lies 573 miles [922.2 km]<1> to the west southwest of the Stillwater that is located in Putnam County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Stillwater
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Wolfe County community of Stillwater.
    • Maine
      • Penobscot County
      • This Stillwater is located in Penobscot County and lies 354 miles [569.7 km]<1> to the northeast of the Stillwater that is located in Putnam County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Stillwater
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Penobscot County community of Stillwater.
    • Minnesota
      • Washington County
      • This Stillwater is located in Washington County and lies 989 miles [1,591.6 km]<1> to the west northwest of the Stillwater that is located in Putnam County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Stillwater
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Washington County community of Stillwater.
    • Montana
      • Yellowstone 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 Montana community of Stillwater [Yellowstone County].
    • Nevada
      • Churchill County
      • This Stillwater is located in Churchill County and lies 2,330 miles [3,749.8 km]<1> to the west northwest of the Stillwater that is located in Putnam County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Stillwater
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Churchill County community of Stillwater.
      • Washoe 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 Nevada community of Stillwater [Washoe County].
    • New Hampshire
      • Grafton County
      • This Stillwater is located in Grafton County and lies 223 miles [358.9 km]<1> to the north northeast of the Stillwater that is located in Putnam County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Stillwater
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Grafton County community of Stillwater.
    • New Jersey
      • Sussex County
      • This Stillwater is located in Sussex County and lies 61 miles [98.2 km]<1> to the west southwest of the Stillwater that is located in Putnam County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Stillwater
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Sussex County community of Stillwater.
    • Nova Scotia
      • 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 Nova Scotia community of Stillwater.
    • Ohio
      • Tuscarawas County
      • This Stillwater is located in Tuscarawas County and lies 399 miles [642.1 km]<1> to the west of the Stillwater that is located in Putnam County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Stillwater
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Tuscarawas County community of Stillwater.
    • Oklahoma
      • Payne County
      • This Stillwater is located in Payne County and lies 1,300 miles [2,092.1 km]<1> to the west of the Stillwater that is located in Putnam County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Stillwater
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Payne County community of Stillwater.
    • Pennsylvania
      • Columbia County
      • This Stillwater is located in Columbia County and lies 135 miles [217.3 km]<1> to the west of the Stillwater that is located in Putnam County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Stillwater
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Columbia County community of Stillwater.
      • Susquehanna 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 Pennsylvania community of Stillwater [Susquehanna County].
    • Rhode Island
      • Providence County
      • This Stillwater is located in Providence County and lies 122 miles [196.3 km]<1> to the east northeast of the Stillwater that is located in Putnam County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Stillwater
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Providence County community of Stillwater.
    • Texas
      • Lipscomb County
      • This community is historic<3> and although located in Lipscomb County, we don't know where within the county.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Lipscomb County community of Stillwater.
    • Washington
      • King County
      • This Stillwater is located in King County and lies 2,370 miles [3,814.1 km]<1> to the west northwest of the Stillwater that is located in Putnam County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Stillwater
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the King County community of Stillwater.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Stillwater ...

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.

  • Armawalk
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Armawalk
    • Armawalk lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the south of Stillwater.
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Armawalk have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Armawalk
  • Bullet Hole
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bullet Hole
    • Bullet Hole lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the north of Stillwater.
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Bullet Hole have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bullet Hole
  • Butlerville
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Butlerville
    • Butlerville lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the east of Stillwater.
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Butlerville have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Butlerville
  • Crafts
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Crafts
    • Crafts lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the northeast of Stillwater.
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Crafts have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Crafts
  • Gilbert Corners
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Gilbert Corners
    • Gilbert Corners lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the northwest of Stillwater.
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Gilbert Corners have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Gilbert Corners
  • Granite Springs
  • Heritage Hills
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Heritage Hills
    • Heritage Hills lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the east of Stillwater.
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Heritage Hills have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Heritage Hills
  • Lake Mohegan
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lake Mohegan
    • Lake Mohegan lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the southwest of Stillwater.
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lake Mohegan have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lake Mohegan
  • Lake Peekskill
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lake Peekskill
    • Lake Peekskill lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the west of Stillwater.
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lake Peekskill have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lake Peekskill
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Lake Peekskill<5>
  • Lake Purdy
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lake Purdy
    • Lake Purdy lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the east of Stillwater.
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lake Purdy have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lake Purdy
  • Lincolndale
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lincolndale
    • Lincolndale lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the southeast of Stillwater.
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lincolndale have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lincolndale
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Lincolndale<5>
  • Sunnybrook
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sunnybrook
    • Sunnybrook lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the northwest of Stillwater.
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Sunnybrook have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sunnybrook

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

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

  • Carmel, which is the Seat of Putnam County, lies just to the Northeast.
  • Albany, which is the State Capital of New York, lies 89 miles [143.2 km]<1> to the north (N). If you could drive a straight line from Stillwater to Albany, with an average speed<6>of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, it would take less than two hours to make the trip. A comfortable walk of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour would take 5 days. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take most of three days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC) is 241 miles [387.9 km] to the southwest (SW). Driving would take nearly four hours, a buggy would take 10 days and walking would take 14 days.
  • The shortest distance<7> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 5,658 miles [9,105.7 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<8>
  • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 6,366 miles [10,245.1 km] and it lies to the east northeast (ENE).<9>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 4,242 miles [6,826.8 km] and it lies to the east northeast (ENE).<10>

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

The official website for Putnam County: www.putnamcountyny.com/

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' distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Stillwater) to Point B.Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Stillwater. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 41.3576, Longitude: -73.7743       In this case, the coordinates for Stillwater 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 Stillwater 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 Stillwater, 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 Stillwater 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 305.733 degrees.
<9>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 301.386 degrees.
<10>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 302.269 degrees.




 

 

 

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