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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 Titusville, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Titusville 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 Titusville:
    • 41.667594, -73.874024
    • 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 Titusville
  • 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 Titusville ...

We have found five communities that share the name Titusville.

Within New York, the name Titusville is unique.

Beyond New York, we know of another five communities that are located throughout in the United States and Canada. Of these five communities, four are located in the United States and one is in Canada.

  • Communities Elsewhere In North America ...
    • Florida
      • Brevard County
      • This Titusville is located in Brevard County and lies 982 miles [1,580.4 km]<1> to the south southwest of the Titusville that is located in Dutchess County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Titusville
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Brevard County community of Titusville.
    • Indiana
      • Ripley 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 Titusville [Ripley County].
    • New Brunswick
      • This Titusville lies 484 miles [778.9 km]<1> to the northeast of the Titusville that is located in Dutchess County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Titusville
    • New Jersey
      • Mercer County
      • This Titusville is located in Mercer County and lies 107 miles [172.2 km]<1> to the south southwest of the Titusville that is located in Dutchess County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Titusville
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Mercer County community of Titusville.
    • Pennsylvania
      • Crawford County
      • This Titusville is located in Crawford County and lies 299 miles [481.2 km]<1> to the west of the Titusville that is located in Dutchess County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Titusville
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Crawford County community of Titusville.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Titusville ...

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.

  • Baileys Gap
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Baileys Gap
    • Baileys Gap lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the west of Titusville.
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Baileys Gap have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Baileys Gap
  • Diddell
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Diddell
    • Diddell lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the south of Titusville.
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Diddell have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Diddell
  • Fishkill Plains
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Fishkill Plains
    • Fishkill Plains lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the southeast of Titusville.
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Fishkill Plains have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Fishkill Plains
  • Freedom Plains
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Freedom Plains
    • Freedom Plains lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the east of Titusville.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Freedom Plains
  • Hickory Hills
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hickory Hills
    • Hickory Hills lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the north of Titusville.
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hickory Hills have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hickory Hills
  • Highland
  • Highland Landing
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Highland Landing
    • Highland Landing lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the northwest of Titusville.
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Highland Landing have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Highland Landing
  • Hillside Lake
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hillside Lake
    • Hillside Lake lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the southeast of Titusville.
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hillside Lake have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hillside Lake
  • Hopewell Junction
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    • Howland
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Howland
      • Howland lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the southwest of Titusville.
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Howland have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Howland
    • Knapps Corner
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Knapps Corner
      • Knapps Corner lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the southwest of Titusville.
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Knapps Corner have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Knapps Corner
    • Red Oaks Mill
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Red Oaks Mill
      • Red Oaks Mill lies less than 2 miles<1> to the south of Titusville.
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Red Oaks Mill have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Red Oaks Mill
    • Shady Brook
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Shady Brook
      • Shady Brook lies less than 2 miles<1> to the north of Titusville.
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Shady Brook have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Shady Brook
    • Spackenkill
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Spackenkill
      • Spackenkill lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the west of Titusville.
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Spackenkill have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Spackenkill
    • Timothy Heights
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Timothy Heights
      • Timothy Heights lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the north of Titusville.
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Timothy Heights have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Timothy Heights

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

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

  • Poughkeepsie, which is the Seat of Dutchess County, lies just to the Northwest.
  • Albany, which is the State Capital of New York, lies 68 miles [109.4 km]<1> to the north (N). If you could walk a straight line from Titusville to Albany, with an average speed<5> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take three full days to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take about three full days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC) is 253 miles [407.2 km] to the southwest (SW). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take four to five hours, a buggy would take 10 days and walking would take 15 days.
  • The shortest distance<6> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 5,649 miles [9,091.2 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<7>
  • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 6,359 miles [10,233.8 km] and it lies to the east northeast (ENE).<8>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 4,235 miles [6,815.6 km] and it lies to the east northeast (ENE).<9>

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

The official website for Dutchess County: www.dutchessny.gov/

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- Titusville) to Point B.Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Titusville. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 41.6676, Longitude: -73.8740       In this case, the coordinates for Titusville 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 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 Titusville 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>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 Titusville 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 305.757 degrees.
<8>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 301.463 degrees.
<9>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 302.171 degrees.




 

 

 

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