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As we travel, we like to pursue some of our interests (such as astronomy and bird watching).

When in Texas Valley, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Texas Valley 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 Texas Valley:
    • 42.486183, -75.972979
    • 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 Texas Valley
  • 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 Texas Valley ...

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.

  • Freetown Corners
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Freetown Corners
    • Freetown Corners lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the northwest of Texas Valley.
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Freetown Corners have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Freetown Corners
  • Georgetown
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Georgetown
    • Georgetown lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the east of Texas Valley.
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Georgetown have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Georgetown
  • German Four Corners
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for German Four Corners
    • German Four Corners lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the east of Texas Valley.
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for German Four Corners have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on German Four Corners
  • Lakeview
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lakeview
    • Lakeview lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the southeast of Texas Valley.
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lakeview have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lakeview
  • Lakeville
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lakeville
    • Lakeville lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the southeast of Texas Valley.
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lakeville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lakeville
  • Lower Cincinnatus
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lower Cincinnatus
    • Lower Cincinnatus lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the northeast of Texas Valley.
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lower Cincinnatus have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lower Cincinnatus
  • Marathon
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Marathon
    • Marathon lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the southwest of Texas Valley.
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 853 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Marathon have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Marathon
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Marathon<3>
  • Messengerville
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Messengerville
    • Messengerville lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the west of Texas Valley.
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Messengerville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Messengerville
  • Penelope
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Penelope
    • Penelope lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the southeast of Texas Valley.
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Penelope have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Penelope

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

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

  • Cortland, which is the Seat of Cortland County, lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<1> to the northwest. If you could walk a straight line from Texas Valley to Cortland, with an average speed<4> 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 112 miles [180.2 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 253 miles [407.2 km] to the south southwest (SSW). Driving would take four to five hours, a buggy would take 10 days and walking would take 15 days.
  • The shortest distance<5> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 5,703 miles [9,178.1 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<6>
  • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 6,420 miles [10,332 km] and it lies to the east northeast (ENE).<7>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 4,295 miles [6,912.1 km] and it lies to the east northeast (ENE).<8>

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

The official website for Cortland County: www.cortland-co.org/

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' (or 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- Texas Valley) to Point B.Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Texas Valley. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 42.4862, Longitude: -75.9730       In this case, the coordinates for Texas Valley have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<2>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.
<3>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<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 Texas Valley 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 306.948 degrees.
<7>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 302.938 degrees.
<8>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 302.758 degrees.




 

 

 

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