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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 Swift Corner, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Swift Corner 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 Swift Corner:
    • 42.866456, -76.028533
    • 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 Swift Corner
  • 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 Swift Corner ...

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.

  • Delphi Falls
  • Griffins Corners
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Griffins Corners
    • Griffins Corners lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the northwest of Swift Corner.
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Griffins Corners have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Griffins Corners
  • Indian Village
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Indian Village
    • Indian Village lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the northwest of Swift Corner.
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Indian Village have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Indian Village
  • Jamesville
  • Juddville
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Juddville
    • Juddville lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the east of Swift Corner.
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Juddville have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Juddville
  • Log City
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Log City
    • Log City lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the north of Swift Corner.
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Log City have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Log City
  • Maple Grove
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Maple Grove
    • Maple Grove lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the west of Swift Corner.
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Maple Grove have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Maple Grove
  • Pompey
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pompey
    • Pompey lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the north of Swift Corner.
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Pompey have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pompey
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Pompey<2>
  • Pompey Center
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pompey Center
    • Pompey Center lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the northeast of Swift Corner.
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Pompey Center have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pompey Center
  • Puckerville
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Puckerville
    • Puckerville lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the southeast of Swift Corner.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Puckerville
  • Sentinel Heights
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sentinel Heights
    • Sentinel Heights lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the northwest of Swift Corner.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sentinel Heights
  • Tripoli
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Tripoli
    • Tripoli lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the south of Swift Corner.
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Tripoli have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Tripoli
  • Union
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Union
    • Union lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the east of Swift Corner.
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Union have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Union

How Far From Swift Corner to ...

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

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

  • Syracuse, which is the Seat of Onondaga County, lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<1> to the north northwest. If you could walk a straight line from Swift Corner to Syracuse, with an average speed<4> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take most of a day 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 115 miles [185.1 km] to the east (E). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take about two hours, a buggy would take 5 days and walking would take 7 days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC) is 279 miles [449 km] to the south southwest (SSW). Driving would take four to five hours, a buggy would take 11 days and walking would take 16 days.
  • The shortest distance<5> 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).<6>
  • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 6,408 miles [10,312.7 km] and it lies to the east northeast (ENE).<7>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 4,284 miles [6,894.4 km] and it lies to the east northeast (ENE).<8>

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Swift Corner. 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 'straight-line' distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Swift Corner) to Point B.Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Swift Corner. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 42.8665, Longitude: -76.0285       In this case, the coordinates for Swift Corner have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<2>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<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 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 Swift Corner 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 306.942 degrees.
<7>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 302.993 degrees.
<8>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 302.615 degrees.




 

 

 

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