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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 Ulysses, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Ulysses 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 Ulysses:
    • 42.512850, -76.618001
    • 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 Ulysses
  • 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 Ulysses ...

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.

  • Belltown [Cayuga County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Belltown
    • Belltown [Cayuga County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the north of Ulysses
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Belltown have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Belltown
  • Butternut Park [Tompkins County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Butternut Park
    • Butternut Park [Tompkins County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the southwest of Ulysses
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Butternut Park have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Butternut Park
  • Christian Hill [Tompkins County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Christian Hill
    • Christian Hill [Tompkins County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the southwest of Ulysses
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Christian Hill have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Christian Hill
  • Cold Springs [Seneca County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cold Springs
    • Cold Springs [Seneca County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the northwest of Ulysses
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cold Springs have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cold Springs
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    • Covert [Seneca County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Covert
      • Covert [Seneca County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the northwest of Ulysses
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Covert have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Covert
    • Five Corners [Cayuga County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Five Corners
      • Five Corners [Cayuga County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the north of Ulysses
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Five Corners have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Five Corners
    • Forest Home [Tompkins County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Forest Home
      • Forest Home [Tompkins County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the southeast of Ulysses
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Forest Home
    • Goodyear Corners [Cayuga County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Goodyear Corners
      • Goodyear Corners [Cayuga County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the north of Ulysses
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Goodyear Corners have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Goodyear Corners
    • Head Corners [Tompkins County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Head Corners
      • Head Corners [Tompkins County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the east of Ulysses
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Head Corners have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Head Corners
    • Howland Corners [Tompkins County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Howland Corners
      • Howland Corners [Tompkins County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the east of Ulysses
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Howland Corners have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Howland Corners
    • Ithaca [Tompkins County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ithaca
      • Ithaca [Tompkins County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the southeast of Ulysses
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 30,981 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ithaca
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Ithaca<3>
    • Kennedy Corner [Tompkins County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Kennedy Corner
      • Kennedy Corner [Tompkins County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the southeast of Ulysses
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Kennedy Corner have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Kennedy Corner
    • Krum Corner [Tompkins County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Krum Corner
      • Krum Corner [Tompkins County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the southeast of Ulysses
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Krum Corner have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Krum Corner
    • Podunk [Tompkins County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Podunk
      • Podunk [Tompkins County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the west of Ulysses
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Podunk have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Podunk
    • Willow Creek [Tompkins County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Willow Creek
      • Willow Creek [Tompkins County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the east of Ulysses
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Willow Creek have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Willow Creek

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 Ulysses. 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.

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    • A.R. Ammons     (Poet)
      • Full name: Archie Randolph Ammons
      • Poet. He was born in Whiteville (NC) on February 26, 1926 (a Friday) and died in Ithaca (NY) on February 26, 2001 (a Monday) at the age of 75. He is buried at Pleasant Grove Cemetery (Tompkins County, New York).
      • Ithaca is located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the southeast of Ulysses.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: A.R. Ammons<4>
    • Louise Blanchard Bethune     (Architect)
    • Francis Bicknell Carpenter     (Artist)
      • Artist. He was born in Homer (NY) on August 6, 1830 (a Friday) and died on May 23, 1900 (a Wednesday) at the age of 69. He is buried at Glenwood Cemetery (Cortland County, New York).
      • Homer is located 23 miles [37 km] to the east of Ulysses.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Francis Bicknell Carpenter<4>
    • John Edgar Clapp     (Major League Baseball> *~~mlb:<1876/04/26:1883/09/28)
      • Major League Baseball> *~~mlb:<1876/04/26:1883/09/28. He was born in Ithaca (NY) on July 15, 1851 (a Tueday) and died in Ithaca (NY) on December 18, 1904 (a Sunday) at the age of 53. He is buried at Lake View Cemetery (Tompkins County, New York).
      • Ithaca is located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the southeast of Ulysses.
      • Ithaca is located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the southeast of Ulysses.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: John Edgar Clapp<4>
    • Peter Joseph Wilhelm Debye     (Nobel laureate, chemist, physicist)
      • Nobel laureate, chemist, physicist. He was born in Maastricht (Netherlands) on March 24, 1884 (a Monday) and died in Ithaca (NY) on November 2, 1996 (a Saturday) at the age of 112. He is buried at Pleasant Grove Cemetery (Tompkins County, New York).
      • Ithaca is located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the southeast of Ulysses.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Peter Joseph Wilhelm Debye<4>
    • Millard Fillmore     (13th President of the US (1850 - 1853))
      • 13th President of the US (1850 - 1853). He was born in Summer Hill (NY) on January 7, 1800 (a Tueday) and died in Buffalo (NY) on March 8, 1874 (a Sunday) at the age of 74. He is buried at Forest Lawn Cemetery (Erie County, New York).
      • Summer Hill is located 17 miles [27.4 km] to the northeast of Ulysses.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Millard Fillmore<4>
    • Thomas Gold     (Astronomer, geoscientist)
      • Astronomer, geoscientist. He was born in Vienna (Austria) on May 22, 1920 (a Saturday) and died in Ithaca (NY) on June 22, 2004 (a Tueday) at the age of 84. He is buried at Pleasant Grove Cemetery (Tompkins County, New York).
      • Ithaca is located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the southeast of Ulysses.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Thomas Gold<4>
    • Coates Kinney     (Poet)
      • Poet. He was born in Penn Yan (NY) on November 24, 1826 (a Friday) and died in Cincinnati (OH) on January 25, 1904 (a Monday) at the age of 77. He is buried at Miami Cemetery (Warren County, Ohio).
      • Penn Yan is located 24 miles [38.6 km] to the northwest of Ulysses.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Coates Kinney<4>
    • Michael R. 'Mike' Mansell     (Major League Baseball> *~~mlb:<1879/05/01:1884/10/15)
      • Major League Baseball> *~~mlb:<1879/05/01:1884/10/15. He was born in Auburn (NY) on January 15, 1858 (a Friday) and died in Auburn (NY) on December 4, 1902 (a Thursday) at the age of 44. He is buried at St. Josephs Cemetery (Cayuga County, New York).
      • Auburn is located 29 miles [46.7 km] to the north of Ulysses.
      • Auburn is located 29 miles [46.7 km] to the north of Ulysses.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Michael R. 'Mike' Mansell<4>
    • Lewis Henry Morgan     (Pioneering anthopologist and considered the father of ethnology)
      • Pioneering anthopologist and considered the father of ethnology. He was born in Aurora (NY) on November 21, 1818 (a Saturday) and died in Rochester (NY) on December 17, 1881 (a Saturday) at the age of 63. He is buried at Mt. Hope Cemetery (Monroe County, New York).
      • Aurora is located 17 miles [27.4 km] to the north of Ulysses.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Lewis Henry Morgan<4>
    • Frederick Daniel Scott     (Actor)
    • Elmer Ambrose Sperry     (Inventor, businessman)

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

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

  • View Our List ...
    • Ithaca, which is the Seat of Tompkins County and lies just to the Southeast.
    • Albany, which is the State Capital of New York, lies 145 miles [233.4 km]<1> to the east (E). If you could drive a straight line from Ulysses to Albany, with an average speed<5>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 9 days. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take 6 days.
    • The White House (Washington, DC) is 250 miles [402.3 km] to the south (S). Driving would take nearly four 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 5,728 miles [9,218.3 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<7>
    • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 6,447 miles [10,375.4 km] and it lies to the east northeast (ENE).<8>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 4,322 miles [6,955.6 km] and it lies to the east northeast (ENE).<9>

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Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Tompkins County: www.co.tompkins.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 obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Ulysses) to Point B.If you need the driving distance (or directions), we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Ulysses. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from UlyssesOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Ulysses. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 42.5129, Longitude: -76.6180       In this case, the coordinates for Ulysses 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>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 Ulysses 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 307.344 degrees.
<8>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 303.389 degrees.
<9>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 303.047 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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