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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 Tamarack, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Tamarack 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 Tamarack:
    • 42.772022, -73.543448
    • 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 Tamarack
  • 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 Tamarack ...

We have found eighteen communities that share the name Tamarack.

Within New York, the name Tamarack is unique.

Beyond New York, we know of another eighteen communities that are located throughout in the United States and Canada. Of these eighteen communities, sixteen are located in the United States and two are in Canada.

  • Communities Elsewhere In North America ...
    • British Columbia
      • This Tamarack lies 2,280 miles [3,669.3 km]<1> to the northwest of the Tamarack that is located in Rensselaer County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Tamarack
    • California
      • Calaveras County
      • This Tamarack is located in Calaveras County and lies 2,426 miles [3,904.3 km]<1> to the west of the Tamarack that is located in Rensselaer County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Tamarack
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Calaveras County community of Tamarack.
      • Nevada County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<2> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the California community of Tamarack [Nevada County].
      • Placer County
      • This community is historic<3> and we have very little information. For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the California community of Tamarack [Placer County].
    • Georgia
      • DeKalb County
      • This Tamarack is located in DeKalb County and lies 853 miles [1,372.8 km]<1> to the southwest of the Tamarack that is located in Rensselaer County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Tamarack
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the DeKalb County community of Tamarack.
    • Idaho
      • Adams County
      • This Tamarack is located in Adams County and lies 2,113 miles [3,400.5 km]<1> to the west northwest of the Tamarack that is located in Rensselaer County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Tamarack
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Adams County community of Tamarack.
    • Illinois
      • Will County
      • This Tamarack is located in Will County and lies 755 miles [1,215.1 km]<1> to the west of the Tamarack that is located in Rensselaer County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Tamarack
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Will County community of Tamarack.
    • Indiana
      • Porter County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<2> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Indiana community of Tamarack [Porter County].
    • Michigan
      • Gogebic County
      • This Tamarack is located in Gogebic County and lies 799 miles [1,285.9 km]<1> to the west northwest of the Tamarack that is located in Rensselaer County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Tamarack
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Gogebic County community of Tamarack.
      • Houghton County
      • This Tamarack is located in Houghton County and lies 789 miles [1,269.8 km] to the west northwest of the Tamarack that is located in Rensselaer County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Tamarack
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Houghton County community of Tamarack.
    • Minnesota
      • Aitkin County
      • This Tamarack is located in Aitkin County and lies 994 miles [1,599.7 km]<1> to the west northwest of the Tamarack that is located in Rensselaer County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Tamarack
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Aitkin County community of Tamarack.
    • Montana
      • Lincoln County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<2> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Montana community of Tamarack [Lincoln County].
    • North Carolina
      • Watauga County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<2> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the North Carolina community of Tamarack [Watauga County].
    • Ontario
      • We haven't found the location of this community yet.
    • Pennsylvania
      • Clinton County
      • This Tamarack is located in Clinton County and lies 239 miles [384.6 km]<1> to the west southwest of the Tamarack that is located in Rensselaer County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Tamarack
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Clinton County community of Tamarack.
    • Tennessee
      • Washington County
      • This Tamarack is located in Washington County and lies 650 miles [1,046.1 km]<1> to the southwest of the Tamarack that is located in Rensselaer County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Tamarack
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Washington County community of Tamarack.
    • Utah
      • Weber County
      • This Tamarack is located in Weber County and lies 1,955 miles [3,146.3 km]<1> to the west of the Tamarack that is located in Rensselaer County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Tamarack
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Weber County community of Tamarack.
    • Wisconsin
      • Trempealeau County
      • This Tamarack is located in Trempealeau County and lies 900 miles [1,448.4 km]<1> to the west northwest of the Tamarack that is located in Rensselaer County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Tamarack
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Trempealeau County community of Tamarack.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Tamarack ...

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.

  • Barberville
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Barberville
    • Barberville lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the south of Tamarack.
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Barberville have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Barberville
  • Berlin
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Berlin
    • Berlin lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the southeast of Tamarack.
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Berlin have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Berlin
  • Bucks Corner
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bucks Corner
    • Bucks Corner lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the southeast of Tamarack.
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Bucks Corner have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bucks Corner
  • Crescent
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Crescent
    • Crescent lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the west of Tamarack.
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Crescent have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Crescent
  • Crescent Station
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Crescent Station
    • Crescent Station lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the west of Tamarack.
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Crescent Station have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Crescent Station
  • Eagle Mills
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Eagle Mills
    • Eagle Mills lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the southwest of Tamarack.
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Eagle Mills have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Eagle Mills
  • Factory Hollow
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Factory Hollow
    • Factory Hollow lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the northeast of Tamarack.
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Factory Hollow have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Factory Hollow
  • Glass Lake
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Glass Lake
    • Glass Lake lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the south of Tamarack.
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Glass Lake have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Glass Lake
  • Green Island
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Green Island
    • Green Island lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the west of Tamarack.
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,879 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Green Island have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Green Island
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Green Island<5>
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    • Halfmoon
    • Halfmoon Beach
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Halfmoon Beach
      • Halfmoon Beach lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the west of Tamarack.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Halfmoon Beach
    • Lincolnville
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lincolnville
      • Lincolnville lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the north of Tamarack.
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lincolnville have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lincolnville
    • Maple Grove
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Maple Grove
      • Maple Grove lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the south of Tamarack.
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Maple Grove have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Maple Grove
    • Mountain View
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mountain View
      • Mountain View lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the southwest of Tamarack.
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Mountain View have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mountain View
    • Sand Lake

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

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

  • Troy, which is the Seat of Rensselaer County, lies just to the West Southwest.
  • Albany, which is the State Capital of New York, lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<1> to the southwest (SW). If you could walk a straight line from Tamarack to Albany, with an average speed<6> 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.
  • The White House (Washington, DC) is 323 miles [519.8 km] to the southwest (SW). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take five to six hours, a buggy would take 13 days and walking would take 19 days.
  • The shortest distance<7> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 5,591 miles [8,997.8 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<8>
  • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 6,305 miles [10,146.9 km] and it lies to the east northeast (ENE).<9>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 4,180 miles [6,727.1 km] and it lies to the east northeast (ENE).<10>

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

The official website for Rensselaer County: www.rensco.com/

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- Tamarack) to Point B.Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Tamarack. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 42.7720, Longitude: -73.5434       In this case, the coordinates for Tamarack have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<2>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 Tamarack 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.
<3>We use the term 'Historic' broadly and it generally means that the community no longer exists. However, it can also mean that the community might still exist, but was significantly larger or had a more 'official' existence in the past than it does now. Unfortunately our sources of data have proven to be unreliable. If you can provide us with more specific information about Tamarack, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.
<4>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.
<5>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<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 Tamarack 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 305.421 degrees.
<9>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 301.265 degrees.
<10>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 301.499 degrees.




 

 

 

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