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

When in Thomas Estates West, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Thomas Estates West 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 Thomas Estates West:
    • 43.192500, -78.010556
    • 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 Thomas Estates West
  • 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 Thomas Estates West ...

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.

  • Churchville
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Churchville
    • Churchville lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the southeast of Thomas Estates West.
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,118 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Churchville
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Churchville<2>
  • Five Corners
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Five Corners
    • Five Corners lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the northwest of Thomas Estates West.
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Five Corners have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Five Corners
  • Harper Park
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Harper Park
    • Harper Park lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the north of Thomas Estates West.
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Harper Park have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Harper Park
  • Hidden Meadows
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hidden Meadows
    • Hidden Meadows lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the south of Thomas Estates West.
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hidden Meadows have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hidden Meadows
  • Honest Hill
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Honest Hill
    • Honest Hill lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the southwest of Thomas Estates West.
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Honest Hill have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Honest Hill
  • Murray
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Murray
    • Murray lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the north of Thomas Estates West.
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Murray have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Murray
  • Pumpkin Hill
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pumpkin Hill
    • Pumpkin Hill lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the southwest of Thomas Estates West.
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Pumpkin Hill have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pumpkin Hill
  • Redman Corners
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Redman Corners
    • Redman Corners lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the northeast of Thomas Estates West.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Redman Corners
  • Stone Church
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Stone Church
    • Stone Church lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the south of Thomas Estates West.
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Stone Church have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Stone Church
  • Sweden Center
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sweden Center
    • Sweden Center lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the east of Thomas Estates West.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sweden Center
  • Town Pump
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Town Pump
    • Town Pump lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the east of Thomas Estates West.
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Town Pump have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Town Pump

How Far From Thomas Estates West 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 Thomas Estates West to various places of note, such as the White House.

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

  • Albion, which is the Seat of Orleans County, lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the west northwest. If you could walk a straight line from Thomas Estates West to Albion, with an average speed<4> 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 217 miles [349.2 km] to the east (E). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take nearly four hours, a buggy would take 9 days and walking would take 13 days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC) is 300 miles [482.8 km] to the south (S). Driving would take five to six hours, a buggy would take 12 days and walking would take 17 days.
  • The shortest distance<5> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 5,755 miles [9,261.8 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<6>
  • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 6,479 miles [10,426.9 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<7>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 4,355 miles [7,008.7 km] and it lies to the east northeast (ENE).<8>

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

The official website for Orleans County: www.orleansny.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' (or point-to-point) distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Thomas Estates West) to Point B.Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Thomas Estates West. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 43.1925, Longitude: -78.0106       In this case, the coordinates for Thomas Estates West 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 Thomas Estates West 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 308.152 degrees.
<7>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 304.408 degrees.
<8>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 303.415 degrees.




 

 

 

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