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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 Woodbourne, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Woodbourne 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 Woodbourne:
    • 41.760214, -74.596837
    • 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 Woodbourne
  • 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

Communities Also Named Woodbourne ...

We have found five communities that share the name Woodbourne.

Within New York, the name Woodbourne is unique.

Beyond New York, we know of another five communities that are located throughout in the United States and Canada. Of these five communities, four are located in the United States and one is in Canada.

  • Communities Elsewhere In North America ...
    • New Jersey
      • Sussex County
      • This Woodbourne is located in Sussex County and lies 38 miles [61.2 km]<1> to the south of the Woodbourne that is located in Sullivan County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Woodbourne
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Sussex County community of Woodbourne.
    • Ohio
      • Montgomery County
      • This Woodbourne is located in Montgomery County and lies 520 miles [836.9 km]<1> to the west southwest of the Woodbourne that is located in Sullivan County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Woodbourne
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Montgomery County community of Woodbourne.
    • Ontario
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<2> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Ontario community of Woodbourne.
    • Pennsylvania
      • Bucks County
      • This Woodbourne is located in Bucks County and lies 109 miles [175.4 km]<1> to the south of the Woodbourne that is located in Sullivan County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Woodbourne
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Bucks County community of Woodbourne.
      • Susquehanna County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<2> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Pennsylvania community of Woodbourne [Susquehanna County].

Curious and Interesting Names Near Woodbourne ...

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.

  • Curry [Sullivan County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Curry
    • Curry [Sullivan County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the north of Woodbourne
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Curry
  • Dairyland [Ulster County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Dairyland
    • Dairyland [Ulster County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the east of Woodbourne
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Dairyland have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Dairyland
  • Divine Corners [Sullivan County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Divine Corners
    • Divine Corners [Sullivan County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the northwest of Woodbourne
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Divine Corners
  • Fallsburg [Sullivan County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Fallsburg
    • Fallsburg [Sullivan County] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the south of Woodbourne
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Fallsburg have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Fallsburg
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Fallsburg<4>
  • Continue List   (7 more) ...
    • Ferndale [Sullivan County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ferndale
      • Ferndale [Sullivan County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the west of Woodbourne
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Ferndale have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ferndale
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Ferndale<4>
    • Grahamsville [Sullivan County]
    • Greenfield Park [Ulster County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Greenfield Park
      • Greenfield Park [Ulster County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the east of Woodbourne
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Greenfield Park have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Greenfield Park
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Greenfield Park<4>
    • Harris [Sullivan County]
    • Liberty [Sullivan County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Liberty
      • Liberty [Sullivan County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the west of Woodbourne
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 4,318 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Liberty have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Liberty
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Liberty<4>
    • Neversink [Sullivan County]
    • Unionville [Sullivan County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Unionville
      • Unionville [Sullivan County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the north of Woodbourne
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Unionville have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Unionville

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 Woodbourne. 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 John 'Dude' Esterbrook     (Major League Baseball> *~~mlb:<1880/05/01:1891/07/22)
    • George Inness, Jr.     (Artist)
      • Artist. He was born in Paris (France) on January 5, 1854 (a Thursday) and died in Cragsmoor (NY) on July 27, 1926 (a Tueday) at the age of 72. He is buried at Rosedale Cemetery (Essex County, New Jersey).
      • Cragsmoor is located 12 miles [19.3 km] to the southeast of Woodbourne.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: George Inness, Jr.<5>
    • 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 4 miles [6.4 km] to the southwest of Woodbourne.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Milton Kamen<5>
    • Joseph Bohomiel 'Joe' Lapchick     (Professional basketball)
    • Sojourner Truth     (Abolitionist, activist)
    • Kate Williamson     (Actress)

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

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

  • View Our List ...
    • Monticello, which is the Seat of Sullivan County and lies just to the South Southwest.
    • Albany, which is the State Capital of New York, lies 75 miles [120.7 km]<1> to the north northeast (NNE). If you could drive a straight line from Woodbourne to Albany, with an average speed<6>of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, it would take less than two hours to make the trip. A comfortable walk of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour would take 5 days. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take most of three days.
    • The White House (Washington, DC) is 235 miles [378.2 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<7> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 5,676 miles [9,134.6 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<8>
    • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 6,388 miles [10,280.5 km] and it lies to the east northeast (ENE).<9>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 4,263 miles [6,860.6 km] and it lies to the east northeast (ENE).<10>

Other Roadside Stops ...

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About Sullivan County

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Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Woodbourne. 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 drawn from Point A (ie- Woodbourne) 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 Woodbourne. 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 WoodbourneOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Woodbourne. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 41.7602, Longitude: -74.5968    
<2>If we encounter the name of what might be a community, our methodology is to add that name to our Gazetteer as a placeholder. As we find more information about that community, it will be added to our Gazetteer.

Just as a reminder: Our definition of a community is rather broad and includes those places (or areas) where several families lived and had a name which identified that place. For example, you might hear somebody say that they are going over to Bird Creek to see Pete ... Bird Creek is just a gas station and a couple of homes at the crossroads. While it might not be on the map, everybody in the area knows it by that name.

Places of interest include buildings at a crossroad, several families clustered in a hollow or maybe the location of a way station. It also includes places like mines, lumber camps, ferry crossings, etc. The community might still exist, is now gone or only existed for just a short period of time.

Also keep in mind that Woodbourne could have been on the original document by mistake, misspelled, the original/alternate name of a community that we've listed elsewhere or was placed in the wrong county. Sometimes a post office or train station would have a different name than the community where it's located, so two names might be referring to the same community - we're working to straighten it all out.
<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>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<5>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.
<6>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.
<7>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 Woodbourne to the Middle East to be East and South, the Great Circle Route actually lies to the North and East.
<8>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Jerusalem is 306.183 degrees.
<9>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 301.959 degrees.
<10>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 302.453 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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