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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 Syosset, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Syosset 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 Syosset:
    • 40.826210, -73.502068
    • 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 Syosset
  • 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 Syosset ...

We have found one communities that share the name Syosset.

There is one other community in New York which is also named Syosset.

Beyond New York.

  • Communities Located In New York ...
    • Queens 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 New York community of Syosset [Queens County].

Curious and Interesting Names Near Syosset ...

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.

  • Centre Island
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Centre Island
    • Centre Island lies 5 miles [8 km]<2> to the north of Syosset.
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 404 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Centre Island have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Centre Island
  • Cove Neck
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cove Neck
    • Cove Neck lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<2> to the north of Syosset.
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 299 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cove Neck have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cove Neck
  • Hicksville
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hicksville
    • Hicksville lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<2> to the south of Syosset.
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hicksville have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hicksville
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Hicksville<4>
  • Laurel Hollow
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Laurel Hollow
    • Laurel Hollow lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<2> to the northeast of Syosset.
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,027 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Laurel Hollow have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Laurel Hollow
  • Locust Grove
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Locust Grove
    • Locust Grove lies less than 2 miles<2> to the south of Syosset.
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Locust Grove have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Locust Grove
  • Mill Neck
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mill Neck
    • Mill Neck lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<2> to the northwest of Syosset.
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 959 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Mill Neck have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mill Neck
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Mill Neck<4>
  • Muttontown
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Muttontown
    • Muttontown lies less than 2 miles<2> to the west of Syosset.
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 3,673 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Muttontown have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Muttontown
  • Oyster Bay
  • Oyster Bay Cove
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Oyster Bay Cove
    • Oyster Bay Cove lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<2> to the north of Syosset.
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,243 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Oyster Bay Cove have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Oyster Bay Cove
  • Plainview
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Plainview
    • Plainview lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<2> to the southeast of Syosset.
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Plainview have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Plainview
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Plainview<4>
  • Swedetown Village
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Swedetown Village
    • Swedetown Village lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<2> to the south of Syosset.
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Swedetown Village have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Swedetown Village

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

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

  • Mineola, which is the Seat of Nassau County, lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<2> to the southwest. If you could walk a straight line from Syosset to Mineola, with an average speed<5> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take four to five hours to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take a little over three hours.
  • Albany, which is the State Capital of New York, lies 127 miles [204.4 km] to the north (N). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take less than three hours, a buggy would take 5 days and walking would take 8 days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC) is 229 miles [368.5 km] to the southwest (SW). Driving would take nearly four hours, a buggy would take 9 days and walking would take 13 days.
  • The shortest distance<6> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 5,668 miles [9,121.8 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<7>
  • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 6,373 miles [10,256.3 km] and it lies to the east northeast (ENE).<8>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 4,250 miles [6,839.7 km] and it lies to the east northeast (ENE).<9>

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

The official website for Nassau County: www.nassaucountyny.gov/

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 Syosset 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 'straight-line' distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Syosset) to Point B.If you need the driving distance (or directions), we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Syosset. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from SyossetOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Syosset. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 40.8262, Longitude: -73.5021       In this case, the coordinates for Syosset 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 Syosset 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 305.632 degrees.
<8>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 301.185 degrees.
<9>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 302.394 degrees.




 

 

 

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