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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 Westerleigh, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Westerleigh 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 Westerleigh:
    • 40.621044, -74.131841
    • 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 Westerleigh
  • 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 Westerleigh ...

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.

  • Bulls Head [Richmond County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bulls Head
    • Bulls Head [Richmond County] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the southwest of Westerleigh
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Bulls Head have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bulls Head
  • Elizabethport [Union County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Elizabethport
    • Elizabethport [Union County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the northwest of Westerleigh
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Elizabethport have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Elizabethport
  • Elm Park [Richmond County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Elm Park
    • Elm Park [Richmond County] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the northwest of Westerleigh
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Elm Park have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Elm Park
  • Fox Hills [Richmond County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Fox Hills
    • Fox Hills [Richmond County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the east of Westerleigh
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Fox Hills have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Fox Hills
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    • Graniteville [Richmond County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Graniteville
      • Graniteville [Richmond County] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the west of Westerleigh
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Graniteville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Graniteville
    • Gulfport [Richmond County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Gulfport
      • Gulfport [Richmond County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the west of Westerleigh
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Gulfport have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Gulfport
    • Heartland Village [Richmond County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Heartland Village
      • Heartland Village [Richmond County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the southwest of Westerleigh
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Heartland Village have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Heartland Village
    • Liberty Square [Union County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Liberty Square
      • Liberty Square [Union County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the northwest of Westerleigh
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Liberty Square have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Liberty Square
    • Mariners Harbor [Richmond County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mariners Harbor
      • Mariners Harbor [Richmond County] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the northwest of Westerleigh
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Mariners Harbor have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mariners Harbor
    • Old Place [Richmond County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Old Place
      • Old Place [Richmond County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the west of Westerleigh
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Old Place have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Old Place
    • Rosebank [Richmond County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rosebank
      • Rosebank [Richmond County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the east of Westerleigh
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Rosebank have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rosebank
    • Sunnyside [Richmond County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sunnyside
      • Sunnyside [Richmond County] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the east of Westerleigh
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Sunnyside have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sunnyside
    • Willowbrook [Richmond County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Willowbrook
      • Willowbrook [Richmond County] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the south of Westerleigh
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Willowbrook have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Willowbrook

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 Westerleigh. 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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    • Bud Abbott     (Actor, comedian)
      • Born: William Alexander Abbott
      • Actor, comedian. He was born in Asbury Park (NJ) on October 2, 1897 (a Saturday) and died in Woodland Hills (CA) on April 24, 1974 (a Wednesday) at the age of 76. The body was cremated.
      • Asbury Park is located 28 miles [45.1 km] to the south of Westerleigh.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Bud Abbott<3>
    • Platt Adams     (Olympic Gold Medalist)
      • Olympic Gold Medalist. He was born in Belleville (NJ) on March 23, 1885 (a Monday) and died in Normandy Beach (NJ) on February 27, 1961 (a Monday) at the age of 75. He is buried at Rosedale Cemetery (Essex County, New Jersey).
      • Belleville is located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the north of Westerleigh.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Platt Adams<3>
    • Shana Alexander     (Journalist, author)
    • Nelson Algren     (Author)
      • Born: Nelson Ahlgren Abraham
      • Author. He was born in Detroit (MI) on March 28, 1909 (a Sunday) and died in Long Island City (NY) on May 9, 1981 (a Saturday) at the age of 72. He is buried at Oakland Cemetery (Suffolk County, New York).
      • Long Island City is located 12 miles [19.3 km] to the northeast of Westerleigh.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Nelson Algren<3>
    • Cosmo Francis 'Gus' Allegretti     (Actor, puppeteer)
      • Actor, puppeteer. He was born in Manhattan (NY) on April 6, 1927 (a Wednesday) and died in Phoenix (AZ) on July 26, 2013 (a Friday) at the age of 86. We don't have any burial details.
      • Manhattan is located 13 miles [20.9 km] to the northeast of Westerleigh.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Cosmo Francis 'Gus' Allegretti<3>
    • June Allyson     (Actress)
      • Born: Ella Geisman
      • Actress. She was born in Bronx (NY) on October 7, 1917 (a Sunday) and died in Ojai (CA) on July 8, 2006 (a Saturday) at the age of 88. The body was cremated.
      • Bronx is located 20 miles [32.2 km] to the northeast of Westerleigh.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: June Allyson<3>
    • Glenn Anders     (Actor)
      • Actor. He was born in Los Angeles (CA) on September 1, 1889 (a Sunday) and died in Englewood (NJ) on October 26, 1981 (a Monday) at the age of 92. He is buried at Kensico Cemetery (Westchester County, New York).
      • Englewood is located 20 miles [32.2 km] to the northeast of Westerleigh.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Glenn Anders<3>
    • Dorothy Appleby     (Actress)
    • Elizabeth Arden     (Businesswoman)
      • Businesswoman. She was born in Vaughan (ON) on December 31, 1878 (a Tueday) and died in Manhattan (NY) on October 18, 1966 (a Tueday) at the age of 87. She is buried at Sleepy Hollow Cemetery (Westchester County, New York).
      • Manhattan is located 13 miles [20.9 km] to the northeast of Westerleigh.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Elizabeth Arden<3>
    • Louis 'Satchmo' Armstrong     (Trumpeter, composer, singer, actor)
      • Full name: Louis Daniel Armstrong
      • Trumpeter, composer, singer, actor. He was born in New Orleans (LA) on August 4, 1901 (a Sunday) and died in Corona (NY) on July 6, 1971 (a Tueday) at the age of 69. He is buried at Flushing Cemetery (Queens County, New York).
      • Corona is located 16 miles [25.7 km] to the northeast of Westerleigh.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Louis 'Satchmo' Armstrong<3>
    • Phil Arnold     (Actor)
      • Actor. He was born in Hackensack (NJ) on September 15, 1909 (a Wednesday) and died in Van Nuys (CA) on May 9, 1968 (a Thursday) at the age of 58. He is buried at Eden Memorial Park (Los Angeles County, California).
      • Hackensack is located 18 miles [29 km] to the north of Westerleigh.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Phil Arnold<3>
    • Eleanor Stackhouse Atkinson     (Author)
    • Eleanor Audley     (Actress)

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

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

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    • Saint George, which is the Seat of Richmond County and lies just to the East Northeast.
    • Albany, which is the State Capital of New York, lies 141 miles [226.9 km]<1> to the north (N). If you could drive a straight line from Westerleigh 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 8 days. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take 6 days.
    • The White House (Washington, DC) is 194 miles [312.2 km] to the southwest (SW). Driving would take a little over three hours, a buggy would take 8 days and walking would take 11 days.
    • The shortest distance<5> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 5,703 miles [9,178.1 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<6>
    • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 6,408 miles [10,312.7 km] and it lies to the east northeast (ENE).<7>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 4,285 miles [6,896 km] and it lies to the east northeast (ENE).<8>

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Off-the-Road Links ...

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

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- Westerleigh) 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 Westerleigh. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from WesterleighOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Westerleigh. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 40.6210, Longitude: -74.1318    
<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 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.
<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 Westerleigh 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 306.027 degrees.
<7>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 301.599 degrees.
<8>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 302.76 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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