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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 Syracuse, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Syracuse 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 Syracuse:
    • 43.049583, -76.147461
    • 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 Syracuse
  • 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 Syracuse ...

We have found eleven communities that share the name Syracuse.

Within New York, the name Syracuse is unique.

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

  • Communities Elsewhere In North America ...
    • Florida
      • Putnam 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 Florida community of Syracuse [Putnam County].
    • Indiana
      • Kosciusko County
      • This Syracuse is located in Kosciusko County and lies 503 miles [809.5 km]<2> to the west of the Syracuse that is located in Onondaga County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Syracuse
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Kosciusko County community of Syracuse.
    • Kansas
      • Cowley 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 Kansas community of Syracuse [Cowley County].
      • Doniphan County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information. For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Kansas community of Syracuse [Doniphan County].
      • Hamilton County
      • This Syracuse is located in Hamilton County and lies 1,382 miles [2,224.1 km]<2> to the west of the Syracuse that is located in Onondaga County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Syracuse
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Hamilton County community of Syracuse.
      • Wilson County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information. For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Kansas community of Syracuse [Wilson County].
    • Missouri
      • Morgan County
      • This Syracuse is located in Morgan County and lies 922 miles [1,483.8 km]<2> to the west southwest of the Syracuse that is located in Onondaga County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Syracuse
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Morgan County community of Syracuse.
    • Nebraska
      • Otoe County
      • This Syracuse is located in Otoe County and lies 1,040 miles [1,673.7 km]<2> to the west of the Syracuse that is located in Onondaga County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Syracuse
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Otoe County community of Syracuse.
    • Ohio
      • Meigs County
      • This Syracuse is located in Meigs County and lies 412 miles [663 km]<2> to the southwest of the Syracuse that is located in Onondaga County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Syracuse
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Meigs County community of Syracuse.
    • South Carolina
      • Darlington County
      • This Syracuse is located in Darlington County and lies 642 miles [1,033.2 km]<2> to the south southwest of the Syracuse that is located in Onondaga County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Syracuse
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Darlington County community of Syracuse.
    • Utah
      • Davis County
      • This Syracuse is located in Davis County and lies 1,832 miles [2,948.3 km]<2> to the west of the Syracuse that is located in Onondaga County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Syracuse
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Davis County community of Syracuse.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Syracuse ...

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.

  • Amboy [Onondaga County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Amboy
    • Amboy [Onondaga County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<2> to the west of Syracuse
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Amboy have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Amboy
  • Galeville [Onondaga County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Galeville
    • Galeville [Onondaga County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<2> to the northwest of Syracuse
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Galeville have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Galeville
  • Jamesville [Onondaga County]
  • Kellys Corners [Onondaga County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Kellys Corners
    • Kellys Corners [Onondaga County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<2> to the southwest of Syracuse
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Kellys Corners have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Kellys Corners
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    • Liverpool [Onondaga County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Liverpool
      • Liverpool [Onondaga County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<2> to the northwest of Syracuse
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,394 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Liverpool
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Liverpool<4>
    • Long Branch [Onondaga County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Long Branch
      • Long Branch [Onondaga County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<2> to the northwest of Syracuse
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Long Branch have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Long Branch
    • Orchard Village [Onondaga County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Orchard Village
      • Orchard Village [Onondaga County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<2> to the west of Syracuse
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Orchard Village have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Orchard Village
    • Parson Farms [Onondaga County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Parson Farms
      • Parson Farms [Onondaga County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<2> to the west of Syracuse
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Parson Farms have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Parson Farms
    • Pitcher Hill [Onondaga County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pitcher Hill
      • Pitcher Hill [Onondaga County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<2> to the north of Syracuse
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Pitcher Hill have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pitcher Hill
    • Pleasant View [Onondaga County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pleasant View
      • Pleasant View [Onondaga County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<2> to the northwest of Syracuse
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Pleasant View have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pleasant View
    • Polkville [Onondaga County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Polkville
      • Polkville [Onondaga County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<2> to the northeast of Syracuse
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Polkville have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Polkville
    • Skytop [Onondaga County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Skytop
      • Skytop [Onondaga County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<2> to the southeast of Syracuse
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Skytop have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Skytop
    • Split Rock [Onondaga County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Split Rock
      • Split Rock [Onondaga County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<2> to the southwest of Syracuse
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Split Rock have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Split Rock
    • Stanley Manor [Onondaga County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Stanley Manor
      • Stanley Manor [Onondaga County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<2> to the west of Syracuse
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Stanley Manor have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Stanley Manor

Notable Births & Deaths ...

This is a new section for us and we are still collecting data.

Below is our list of notable people who were born, died or were buried in the area surrounding Syracuse. Please note that while we are collecting data on an ongoing basis, it's a big task and it's unlikely that our list will ever be more than a sample.

  • View Our List ...
    • John Alderman     (Actor)
    • Mary Raymond Shipman Andrews     (Author)
    • Carmen Basilio     (Professional boxer)
      • Professional boxer. He was born in Canastota (NY) on April 2, 1927 (a Saturday) and died in Rochester (NY) on November 7, 2012 (a Wednesday) at the age of 85. He is buried at St. Agatha Cemetery (Madison County, New York).
      • Canastota is located 20 miles [32.2 km] to the east of Syracuse.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Carmen Basilio<5>
    • Eric Carle     (Author)
      • Author. He was born in Syracuse on June 25, 1929 (a Tueday) and died in Northampton (MA) on May 23, 2021 (a Sunday) at the age of 91. We don't have any burial details.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Eric Carle<5>
    • Francis Bicknell Carpenter     (Artist)
    • Ann Carter     (Actress)
    • Millard Fillmore     (13th President of the US (1850 - 1853))
      • 13th President of the US (1850 - 1853). He was born in Summer Hill (NY) on January 7, 1800 (a Tueday) and died in Buffalo (NY) on March 8, 1874 (a Sunday) at the age of 74. He is buried at Forest Lawn Cemetery (Erie County, New York).
      • Summer Hill is located 29 miles [46.7 km] to the south of Syracuse.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Millard Fillmore<5>
    • Herbert Franklin     (Automotive pioneer, inventor, businessman)
      • Full name: Herbert Henry Franklin
      • Automotive pioneer, inventor, businessman. He was born in Lisle (NY) on September 1, 1866 (a Saturday) and died in Syracuse on July 7, 1956 (a Saturday) at the age of 89. He is buried at Oakwood Cemetery (Onondaga County, New York).
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Herbert Franklin<5>
    • Chris Gedney     (Professional football)
      • Full name: Christopher Joseph Gedney
      • Professional football. He was born in Liverpool (NY) on August 9, 1970 (a Sunday) and died in Syracuse on March 9, 2018 (a Friday) at the age of 47.
      • Liverpool is located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the northwest of Syracuse.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Chris Gedney<5>
    • Forbes Heermans     (Author)
      • Author. He was born in Syracuse on October 25, 1856 (a Saturday) and died in Syracuse on September 18, 1928 (a Tueday) at the age of 71. He is buried at Oakwood Cemetery (Onondaga County, New York).
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Forbes Heermans<5>
    • Louise Henry     (Actress)
      • Born: Jessie Louise Hieman
      • Actress. She was born in Syracuse on June 14, 1911 (a Wednesday) and died in New York (NY) on February 17, 1967 (a Friday) at the age of 55. She is buried at Woodlawn Cemetery (Bronx County, New York).
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Louise Henry<5>
    • Michael Andrew 'Peanuts' Hucko     (Musician)
    • Michael R. 'Mike' Mansell     (Major League Baseball> *~~mlb:<1879/05/01:1884/10/15)
      • Major League Baseball> *~~mlb:<1879/05/01:1884/10/15. He was born in Auburn (NY) on January 15, 1858 (a Friday) and died in Auburn (NY) on December 4, 1902 (a Thursday) at the age of 44. He is buried at St. Joseph Cemetery (New York).
      • Auburn is located 22 miles [35.4 km] to the west of Syracuse.
      • Auburn is located 22 miles [35.4 km] to the west of Syracuse.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Michael R. 'Mike' Mansell<5>

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

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

  • View Our List ...
    • Albany, which is the State Capital of New York, lies 123 miles [197.9 km]<2> to the east southeast (ESE). If you could drive a straight line from Syracuse to Albany, with an average speed<6>of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, it would take about two hours to make the trip. A comfortable walk of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour would take 7 days. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take 5 days.
    • The White House (Washington, DC) is 290 miles [466.7 km] to the south (S). Driving would take four to five hours, a buggy would take 12 days and walking would take 17 days.
    • The shortest distance<7> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 5,686 miles [9,150.7 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<8>
    • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 6,406 miles [10,309.5 km] and it lies to the east northeast (ENE).<9>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 4,282 miles [6,891.2 km] and it lies to the east northeast (ENE).<10>

Other Roadside Stops ...

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Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Syracuse: www.syracuse.ny.us/

The official website for Onondaga County: www.ongov.net/

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 Rock Creek to see Pete ... Rock 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 Syracuse 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 things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Syracuse) to Point B.If you need the driving distance, we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Syracuse. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from SyracuseOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Syracuse. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 43.0496, Longitude: -76.1475    
<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>The Find-a-Grave website is an excellent research tool with information about a cemetery's location and interments. They also offer a forum for their members which can provide additional help. More information about Find-a-Grave can be found on their website: findagrave.com.
<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 Syracuse 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 306.996 degrees.
<9>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 303.083 degrees.
<10>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 302.589 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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