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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 Tompkins Corners, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Tompkins Corners 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 Tompkins Corners:
    • 42.203408, -76.887738
    • 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 Tompkins Corners
  • 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 Tompkins Corners ...

We have found two communities that share the name Tompkins Corners.

There are two communities within New York that are also named Tompkins Corners.

Beyond New York.

  • Communities Located In New York ...
    • Putnam County
      • This Tompkins Corners is located in Putnam County and lies 168 miles [270.4 km]<1> to the east southeast of the Tompkins Corners that is located in Chemung County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Tompkins Corners
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Putnam County community of Tompkins Corners.
    • Westchester County
      • This Tompkins Corners is located in Westchester County and lies 174 miles [280 km]<1> to the east southeast of the Tompkins Corners that is located in Chemung County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Tompkins Corners
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Westchester County community of Tompkins Corners.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Tompkins Corners ...

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.

  • Beaver Dams
  • Big Flats
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Big Flats
    • Big Flats lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the southwest of Tompkins Corners.
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Big Flats have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Big Flats
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Big Flats<2>
  • Chambers
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Chambers
    • Chambers lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the northwest of Tompkins Corners.
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Chambers have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Chambers
  • Cherry Lane
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cherry Lane
    • Cherry Lane lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the northwest of Tompkins Corners.
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cherry Lane have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cherry Lane
  • Fisherville
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Fisherville
    • Fisherville lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the south of Tompkins Corners.
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Fisherville have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Fisherville
  • Golden Glow Heights
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Golden Glow Heights
    • Golden Glow Heights lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the south of Tompkins Corners.
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Golden Glow Heights have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Golden Glow Heights
  • Horseheads
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Horseheads
    • Horseheads lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the southeast of Tompkins Corners.
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 6,244 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Horseheads
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Horseheads<2>
  • Orchard Knoll
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Orchard Knoll
    • Orchard Knoll lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the southeast of Tompkins Corners.
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Orchard Knoll have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Orchard Knoll
  • Pioneer Village
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pioneer Village
    • Pioneer Village lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the southeast of Tompkins Corners.
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Pioneer Village have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pioneer Village
  • Post Creek
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Post Creek
    • Post Creek lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the northwest of Tompkins Corners.
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Post Creek have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Post Creek
  • Rush Run
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rush Run
    • Rush Run lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the northeast of Tompkins Corners.
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Rush Run have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rush Run

How Far From Tompkins Corners 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 community such as Tompkins Corners to various places of note, such as the White House.

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

  • Elmira, which is the Seat of Chemung County, lies just to the South Southeast.
  • Albany, which is the State Capital of New York, lies 162 miles [260.7 km]<1> to the east northeast (ENE). If you could drive a straight line from Tompkins Corners to Albany, with an average speed<4>of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, it would take less than three hours to make the trip. A comfortable walk of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour would take 10 days. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take 7 days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC) is 228 miles [366.9 km] to the south (S). Driving would take nearly four hours, a buggy would take 9 days and walking would take 13 days.
  • The shortest distance<5> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 5,752 miles [9,256.9 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<6>
  • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 6,470 miles [10,412.5 km] and it lies to the east northeast (ENE).<7>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 4,345 miles [6,992.6 km] and it lies to the east northeast (ENE).<8>

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

The official website for Chemung County: www.chemungcounty.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 'point-to-point' distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Tompkins Corners) to Point B.Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Tompkins Corners. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 42.2034, Longitude: -76.8877       In this case, the coordinates for Tompkins Corners 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 Tompkins Corners 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 307.541 degrees.
<7>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 303.562 degrees.
<8>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 303.306 degrees.




 

 

 

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