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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 Sunside, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Sunside 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 Sunside:
    • 42.340362, -74.078469
    • 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 Sunside
  • 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 Sunside ...

We have found two communities that share the name Sunside.

Within New York, the name Sunside is unique.

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

  • Communities Elsewhere In North America ...
    • Ohio
      • Trumbull County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<1> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Ohio community of Sunside [Trumbull County].
    • Wyoming
      • Natrona County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<1> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Wyoming community of Sunside [Natrona County].

Curious and Interesting Names Near Sunside ...

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.

  • Cairo
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cairo
    • Cairo lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<2> to the southeast of Sunside.
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cairo have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cairo
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Cairo<4>
  • Cooksburg
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cooksburg
    • Cooksburg lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<2> to the northwest of Sunside.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cooksburg
  • Freehold
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Freehold
    • Freehold lies less than 2 miles<2> to the northeast of Sunside.
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Freehold have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Freehold
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Freehold<4>
  • Gayhead
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Gayhead
    • Gayhead lies 5 miles [8 km]<2> to the east of Sunside.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Gayhead
  • Grapeville
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Grapeville
    • Grapeville lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<2> to the northeast of Sunside.
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Grapeville have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Grapeville
  • Greenville
  • Hensonville
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hensonville
    • Hensonville lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<2> to the southwest of Sunside.
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hensonville have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hensonville
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Hensonville<4>
  • Lambs Corner
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lambs Corner
    • Lambs Corner lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<2> to the north of Sunside.
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lambs Corner have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lambs Corner
  • Maplecrest
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Maplecrest
    • Maplecrest lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<2> to the southwest of Sunside.
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Maplecrest have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Maplecrest
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Maplecrest<4>
  • Medusa
  • Place Corners
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Place Corners
    • Place Corners lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<2> to the northeast of Sunside.
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Place Corners have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Place Corners
  • Result
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Result
    • Result lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<2> to the east of Sunside.
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Result have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Result
  • Round Top
  • Surprise

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

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

  • Catskill, which is the Seat of Greene County, lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<2> to the southeast. If you could walk a straight line from Sunside to Catskill, with an average speed<5> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take 6 hours to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take four to five hours.
  • Albany, which is the State Capital of New York, lies 27 miles [43.5 km] to the northeast (NE). The buggy would take just over a day and walking would take just about two full days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC) is 283 miles [455.4 km] to the southwest (SW). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take four to five hours, a buggy would take 11 days and walking would take 16 days.
  • The shortest distance<6> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 5,631 miles [9,062.2 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<7>
  • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 6,344 miles [10,209.7 km] and it lies to the east northeast (ENE).<8>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 4,219 miles [6,789.8 km] and it lies to the east northeast (ENE).<9>

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Sunside. 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>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 Bird Creek to see Pete ... Bird Creek 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 Sunside 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.
<2>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'point-to-point' distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Sunside) to Point B.Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Sunside. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 42.3404, Longitude: -74.0785       In this case, the coordinates for Sunside have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<3>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.
<4>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<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 Sunside 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 305.802 degrees.
<8>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 301.623 degrees.
<9>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 301.95 degrees.




 

 

 

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