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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 Wawarsing, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Wawarsing 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 Wawarsing:
    • 41.747871, -74.421544
    • 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 Wawarsing
  • 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 Wawarsing ...

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.

  • Cherrytown [Ulster County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cherrytown
    • Cherrytown [Ulster County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the northeast of Wawarsing
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cherrytown have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cherrytown
  • Dairyland [Ulster County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Dairyland
    • Dairyland [Ulster County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the west of Wawarsing
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Dairyland have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Dairyland
  • Ellenville [Ulster County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ellenville
    • Ellenville [Ulster County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the southeast of Wawarsing
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 4,006 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ellenville
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Ellenville<3>
  • Granite [Ulster County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Granite
    • Granite [Ulster County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the east of Wawarsing
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Granite have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Granite
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    • Greenfield Park [Ulster County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Greenfield Park
      • Greenfield Park [Ulster County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the southwest of Wawarsing
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Greenfield Park have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Greenfield Park
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Greenfield Park<3>
    • Honk Hill [Ulster County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Honk Hill
      • Honk Hill [Ulster County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the east of Wawarsing
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Honk Hill have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Honk Hill
    • Lackawack [Ulster County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lackawack
      • Lackawack [Ulster County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the north of Wawarsing
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lackawack have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lackawack
    • Pine Bush [Ulster County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pine Bush
      • Pine Bush [Ulster County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the east of Wawarsing
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Pine Bush have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pine Bush
    • Potterville [Ulster County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Potterville
      • Potterville [Ulster County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the north of Wawarsing
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Potterville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Potterville
    • Spring Glen [Ulster County]
    • Summitville [Sullivan County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Summitville
      • Summitville [Sullivan County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the south of Wawarsing
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Summitville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Summitville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Summitville<3>

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 Wawarsing. 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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    • Maryanne Amacher     (Composer)
      • Composer. She was born in Kane (PA) on February 25, 1938 (a Friday) and died in Rhinebeck (NY) on October 22, 2009 (a Thursday) at the age of 71. She is buried at Montrepose Cemetery (Ulster County, New York).
      • Rhinebeck is located 29 miles [46.7 km] to the northeast of Wawarsing.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Maryanne Amacher<4>
    • Timothy Shay Arthur     (Author)
    • Frank F. Bahret     (Major League Baseball> *~~mlb:<1884/04/17:1884/04/22)
      • Major League Baseball> *~~mlb:<1884/04/17:1884/04/22. He was born in Poughkeepsie (NY) in 1858 and died in Poughkeepsie (NY) on March 30, 1888 (a Friday). He is buried at Poughkeepsie Rural Cemetery (Dutchess County, New York).
      • Poughkeepsie is located 25 miles [40.2 km] to the east of Wawarsing.
      • Poughkeepsie is located 25 miles [40.2 km] to the east of Wawarsing.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Frank F. Bahret<4>
    • Peter Bogdanovich     (Director, writer, actor, producer)
      • Director, writer, actor, producer. He was born in Kingston (NY) on July 30, 1939 (a Sunday) and died in Los Angeles (CA) on January 6, 2022 (a Thursday) at the age of 82. The body was cremated.
      • Kingston is located 25 miles [40.2 km] to the northeast of Wawarsing.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Peter Bogdanovich<4>
    • Jane Matilda Bolin     (Jurist)
    • Herbert Theodore 'Buttons' Briggs     (Major League Baseball> *~~mlb:<1896/04/23:1905/09/25)
    • Joe Colombo     (Crime figure)
      • Crime figure. He was born on June 16, 1923 (a Saturday) and died in Newburgh (NY) on May 22, 1978 (a Monday) at the age of 54. He is buried at St. John RC Cemetery (Queens County, New York).
      • Newburgh is located 27 miles [43.5 km] to the southeast of Wawarsing.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Joe Colombo<4>
    • Elmer Nathan 'Al' Corwin     (Major League Baseball)
    • Alix Dobkin     (Singer, songwriter, author, activist)
      • Full name: Alix Cecil Dobkin
      • Singer, songwriter, author, activist. He was born on August 16, 1940 (a Friday) and died in Woodstock (NY) on May 19, 2021 (a Wednesday) at the age of 80. We don't have any burial details.
      • Woodstock is located 25 miles [40.2 km] to the northeast of Wawarsing.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Alix Dobkin<4>
    • Andrew Jackson Downing     (Architect)
    • Thomas John 'Dude' Esterbrook     (Major League Baseball> *~~mlb:<1880/05/01:1891/07/22)
    • Anton Otto Fischer     (Illustrator)
      • Illustrator. He was born in Regensburg (Germany) on February 23, 1882 (a Thursday) and died in Woodstock (NY) on March 26, 1962 (a Monday) at the age of 80. He is buried at Montrepose Cemetery (Ulster County, New York).
      • Woodstock is located 25 miles [40.2 km] to the northeast of Wawarsing.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Anton Otto Fischer<4>
    • Charles Kassel Harris     (Composer)
      • Composer. He was born in Poughkeepsie (NY) on May 1, 1867 (a Wednesday) and died on December 22, 1930 (a Monday) at the age of 63. He is buried at Woodlawn Cemetery (Bronx County, New York).
      • Poughkeepsie is located 25 miles [40.2 km] to the east of Wawarsing.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Charles Kassel Harris<4>

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

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

  • View Our List ...
    • Kingston, which is the Seat of Ulster County and lies 25 miles [40.2 km]<1> to the east northeast. If you could walk a straight line from Wawarsing to Kingston, with an average speed<5> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take just about two full days to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take most of a day.
    • Albany, which is the State Capital of New York, lies 71 miles [114.3 km] to the north northeast (NNE). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take less than two hours, a buggy would take about three full days and walking would take 4 days.
    • The White House (Washington, DC) is 240 miles [386.2 km] to the southwest (SW). Driving would take nearly four hours, a buggy would take 10 days and walking would take 14 days.
    • The shortest distance<6> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 5,669 miles [9,123.4 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<7>
    • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 6,380 miles [10,267.6 km] and it lies to the east northeast (ENE).<8>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 4,256 miles [6,849.4 km] and it lies to the east northeast (ENE).<9>

Mentions & References for Wawarsing

Communities in New York

About Ulster County

About New York

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

The official website for Ulster County: www.co.ulster.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' (or 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- Wawarsing) 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 Wawarsing. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from WawarsingOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Wawarsing. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 41.7479, Longitude: -74.4215       In this case, the coordinates for Wawarsing 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 Wawarsing 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 306.079 degrees.
<8>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 301.839 degrees.
<9>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 302.38 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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