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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 Stoneco, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Stoneco 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 Stoneco:
    • 41.620927, -73.948193
    • 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 Stoneco
  • 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 Stoneco ...

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.

  • Baileys Gap
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Baileys Gap
    • Baileys Gap lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the northwest of Stoneco.
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Baileys Gap have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Baileys Gap
  • Castle Point
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Castle Point
    • Castle Point lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the south of Stoneco.
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Castle Point have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Castle Point
  • Cedar Cliff
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cedar Cliff
    • Cedar Cliff lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the south of Stoneco.
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cedar Cliff have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cedar Cliff
  • Diddell
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Diddell
    • Diddell lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the east of Stoneco.
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Diddell have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Diddell
  • Fishkill
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Fishkill
    • Fishkill lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the southeast of Stoneco.
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,139 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Fishkill have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Fishkill
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Fishkill<3>
  • Fishkill Plains
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Fishkill Plains
    • Fishkill Plains lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the east of Stoneco.
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Fishkill Plains have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Fishkill Plains
  • Fostertown
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Fostertown
    • Fostertown lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the southwest of Stoneco.
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Fostertown have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Fostertown
  • Highland
  • Highland Landing
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Highland Landing
    • Highland Landing lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the north of Stoneco.
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Highland Landing have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Highland Landing
  • Howland
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Howland
    • Howland lies less than 2 miles<1> to the southeast of Stoneco.
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Howland have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Howland
  • Knapps Corner
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Knapps Corner
    • Knapps Corner lies less than 2 miles<1> to the east of Stoneco.
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Knapps Corner have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Knapps Corner
  • Middle Hope
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Middle Hope
    • Middle Hope lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the southwest of Stoneco.
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Middle Hope have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Middle Hope
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Middle Hope<3>
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    • Red Oaks Mill
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Red Oaks Mill
      • Red Oaks Mill lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the northeast of Stoneco.
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Red Oaks Mill have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Red Oaks Mill
    • Shady Brook
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Shady Brook
      • Shady Brook lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the northeast of Stoneco.
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Shady Brook have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Shady Brook
    • Spackenkill
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Spackenkill
      • Spackenkill lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the northeast of Stoneco.
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Spackenkill have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Spackenkill
    • Tuckers Corner
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Tuckers Corner
      • Tuckers Corner lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the northwest of Stoneco.
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Tuckers Corner have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Tuckers Corner

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

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

  • Poughkeepsie, which is the Seat of Dutchess County, lies just to the North Northeast.
  • Albany, which is the State Capital of New York, lies 72 miles [115.9 km]<1> to the north (N). If you could drive a straight line from Stoneco to Albany, with an average speed<4>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 4 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 248 miles [399.1 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<5> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 5,654 miles [9,099.2 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<6>
  • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 6,364 miles [10,241.9 km] and it lies to the east northeast (ENE).<7>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 4,240 miles [6,823.6 km] and it lies to the east northeast (ENE).<8>

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

The official website for Dutchess County: www.dutchessny.gov/

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 drawn from Point A (ie- Stoneco) to Point B.Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Stoneco. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 41.6209, Longitude: -73.9482       In this case, the coordinates for Stoneco 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>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 Stoneco 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 305.807 degrees.
<7>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 301.512 degrees.
<8>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 302.225 degrees.




 

 

 

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