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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 Tusten, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Tusten and the surrounding area.

  • 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 Tusten:
    • 41.585922, -74.980445
    • 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 Tusten
  • 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 Tusten ...

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.

  • Damascus [Wayne County]
  • Falls Mills [Sullivan County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Falls Mills
    • Falls Mills [Sullivan County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the north of Tusten
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Falls Mills
  • Fawn Lake Forest [Pike County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Fawn Lake Forest
    • Fawn Lake Forest [Pike County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the southwest of Tusten
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Fawn Lake Forest have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Fawn Lake Forest
  • Handsome Eddy [Sullivan County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Handsome Eddy
    • Handsome Eddy [Sullivan County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the southeast of Tusten
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Handsome Eddy have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Handsome Eddy
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    • Hunts Corners [Sullivan County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hunts Corners
      • Hunts Corners [Sullivan County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the west of Tusten
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hunts Corners have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hunts Corners
    • Lava [Sullivan County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lava
      • Lava [Sullivan County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the northwest of Tusten
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lava have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lava
    • Masthope [Pike County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Masthope
      • Masthope [Pike County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the southwest of Tusten
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Masthope
    • Masthope Rapids [Pike County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Masthope Rapids
      • Masthope Rapids [Pike County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the southwest of Tusten
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Masthope Rapids have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Masthope Rapids
    • Mohican Lake [Sullivan County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mohican Lake
      • Mohican Lake [Sullivan County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the southeast of Tusten
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Mohican Lake have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mohican Lake
    • Narrowsburg [Sullivan County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Narrowsburg
      • Narrowsburg [Sullivan County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the west of Tusten
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Narrowsburg have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Narrowsburg
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Narrowsburg<2>
    • Smallwood [Sullivan County]

Notable Births & Deaths ...

This is a new section for us and we are still collecting data.

Below is our list of notable people who were born, died or were buried in the area surrounding Tusten. Please note that while we are collecting data on an ongoing basis, it's a big task and it's unlikely that our list will ever be more than a sample.

  • View Our List ...
    • Thomas Everett 'Tom' Burns     (Major League Baseball> *~~mlb:<1880/05/01:1892/07/22)
    • William Chauvenet     (Mathematician, professor)
    • Herbert 'Herb' Kalin     (Musician, singer)
    • Milton Kamen     (Actor, comic)
      • Actor, comic. He was born in Hurleyville (NY) on March 5, 1921 (a Saturday) and died in Beverly Hills (CA) on February 24, 1977 (a Thursday) at the age of 55. He is buried at Eden Memorial Park (Los Angeles County, California).
      • Hurleyville is located 18 miles [29 km] to the northeast of Tusten.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Milton Kamen<4>
    • Joseph Bohomiel 'Joe' Lapchick     (Professional basketball)
    • Pat O'Malley     (Actor)

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

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

  • View Our List ...
    • Monticello, which is the Seat of Sullivan County and lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<1> to the east northeast. If you could walk a straight line from Tusten to Monticello, with an average speed<5> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take most of a day 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 96 miles [154.5 km] to the northeast (NE). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take less than two hours, a buggy would take three full days and walking would take 6 days.
    • The White House (Washington, DC) is 214 miles [344.4 km] to the south southwest (SSW). Driving would take a little over three hours, a buggy would take 9 days and walking would take 13 days.
    • The shortest distance<6> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 5,699 miles [9,171.7 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<7>
    • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 6,411 miles [10,317.5 km] and it lies to the east northeast (ENE).<8>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 4,286 miles [6,897.6 km] and it lies to the east northeast (ENE).<9>

Other Roadside Stops ...

Visit our Community Index for New York

About Sullivan County

About New York

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Sullivan County: www.co.sullivan.ny.us/

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 from Point A (ie- Tusten) to Point B.If you need the driving distance, we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Tusten. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from TustenOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Tusten. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 41.5859, Longitude: -74.9804       In this case, the coordinates for Tusten 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>The Find-a-Grave website is an excellent research tool with information about a cemetery's location and interments. They also offer a forum for their members which can provide additional help. More information about Find-a-Grave can be found on their website: findagrave.com.
<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 Tusten 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 306.435 degrees.
<8>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 302.214 degrees.
<9>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 302.704 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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