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Welcome to Vails Gate ...

Vails Gate is located in Orange County<1>.

The location of Vails Gate has been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (ie- the GNIS).<2>

Vails Gate is 280 feet [85 m] above sea level.<3>.

Time Zone: Vails Gate lies in the Eastern Time Zone (EST/EDT) and observes daylight saving time

Websites for Vails Gate ...

Chamber of Commerce:   www.orangeny.org/

Although we don't have any websites that are specific to Vails Gate, the following might be of interest:

Communities near Vails Gate ...

We have created a list of 10 communities that are near Vails Gate.

  • Poughkeepsie (16 miles [25.7 km] to the northeast)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Poughkeepsie
    • Poughkeepsie lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<4> to the northeast of Vails Gate and is located in Dutchess County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 43,870 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Poughkeepsie have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Poughkeepsie
  • Cortlandt (16 miles [25.7 km] to the southeast)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cortlandt
    • Cortlandt lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<4> to the southeast of Vails Gate and is located in Westchester County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 42,123 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cortlandt have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cortlandt
  • Haverstraw (17 miles [27.4 km] to the south)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Haverstraw
    • Haverstraw lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<4> to the south of Vails Gate and is located in Rockland County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 36,949 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Haverstraw have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Haverstraw
  • Yorktown (18 miles [29 km] to the southeast)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Yorktown
    • Yorktown lies 18 miles [29 km]<4> to the southeast of Vails Gate and is located in Westchester County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 35,988 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Yorktown have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Yorktown
  • Carmel (17 miles [27.4 km] to the east)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Carmel
    • Carmel lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<4> to the east of Vails Gate and is located in Putnam County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 34,339 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Carmel have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Carmel
  • Newburgh (6 miles [9.7 km] to the north)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Newburgh
    • Newburgh lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<4> to the north of Vails Gate and is located in Orange County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 31,524 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Newburgh have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Newburgh
  • Poughkeepsie (18 miles [29 km] to the north)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Poughkeepsie
    • Poughkeepsie lies 18 miles [29 km]<4> to the north of Vails Gate and is located in Dutchess County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 30,447 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Poughkeepsie
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Poughkeepsie<5>
  • East Fishkill (15 miles [24.1 km] to the northeast)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for East Fishkill
    • East Fishkill lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<4> to the northeast of Vails Gate and is located in Dutchess County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 29,503 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for East Fishkill have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on East Fishkill
  • Wallkill (17 miles [27.4 km] to the west)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Wallkill
    • Wallkill lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<4> to the west of Vails Gate and is located in Orange County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 29,331 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Wallkill have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Wallkill
  • Palm Tree (9 miles [14.5 km] to the southwest)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Palm Tree
    • Palm Tree lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<4> to the southwest of Vails Gate and is located in Orange County
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Palm Tree

To Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.

We created a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Vails Gate. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Vails Gate.

Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Vails Gate. Our list includes information such as whether the 1895 community had a post office or railroad service. See our List of 1890's Communities around Vails Gate.

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Vails Gate. See our Newspapers Page for Vails Gate.

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Vails Gate ...

Looking for more information about Vails Gate? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you can read an overview with links that will help you find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

In addition to the Tourism page for Vails Gate, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Vails Gate.

Adding Vails Gate to Our Gazetteer ...

We originally found mention of Vails Gate in both the FIPS-55 and the GNIS. For more information, see the FIPS and GNIS Codes sections on our Miscellaneous Page.

In addition, our notes show that the earliest dated mention that we've found for Vails Gate was in the Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).

We also found Vails Gate on a map titled Rand McNally Map of New York (1897).

For more details about the above, see References and Mentions for Vails Gate on our Genealogy Page.

Recent Changes to RoadsideThoughts ...

Mentions & References for Vails Gate

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About Orange County

About New York

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

The official website for Orange County: www.co.orange.ny.us/

The official website for State of New York: https://www.ny.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of New York's counties, including Orange, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<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>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Vails Gate - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<4>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'point-to-point' distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Vails Gate) 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 Vails Gate. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Vails GateOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Vails Gate. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 41.4543, Longitude: -74.0576       In this case, the coordinates for Vails Gate have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<5>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.




 

 

 

 

 


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