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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 Niles, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Niles 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 Niles:
    • 41.182696, -80.759654
    • 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 Niles
  • 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 Niles ...

We have found seventeen communities that share the name Niles.

There is one other community in Ohio which is also named Niles.

Beyond Ohio, we know of another sixteen communities that are located throughout in the United States.

  • Communities Located In Ohio ...
    • Gallia County
      • This community is historic<1> and although located in Gallia County, we don't know where within the county.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Gallia County community of Niles.
  • Communities Elsewhere In North America ...
    • Florida
      • Gulf County
      • This Niles is located in Gulf County and lies 826 miles [1,329.3 km]<2> to the south southwest of the Niles that is located in Trumbull County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Niles
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Gulf County community of Niles.
    • Illinois
      • Cook County
      • This Niles is located in Cook County and lies 368 miles [592.2 km]<2> to the west northwest of the Niles that is located in Trumbull County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Niles
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Cook County community of Niles.
    • Iowa
      • Boone County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<3> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Iowa community of Niles [Boone County].
      • Floyd County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information. For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Iowa community of Niles [Floyd County].
    • Kansas
      • Ottawa County
      • This Niles is located in Ottawa County and lies 894 miles [1,438.8 km]<2> to the west of the Niles that is located in Trumbull County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Niles
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Ottawa County community of Niles.
    • Michigan
      • Berrien County
      • This Niles is located in Berrien County and lies 287 miles [461.9 km]<2> to the west of the Niles that is located in Trumbull County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Niles
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Berrien County community of Niles.
      • Oakland County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<3> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Michigan community of Niles [Oakland County].
    • Mississippi
      • Bolivar County
      • This Niles is located in Bolivar County and lies 752 miles [1,210.2 km]<2> to the southwest of the Niles that is located in Trumbull County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Niles
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Bolivar County community of Niles.
    • Missouri
      • Newton County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<3> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Missouri community of Niles [Newton County].
    • New York
      • Cayuga County
      • This Niles is located in Cayuga County and lies 250 miles [402.3 km]<2> to the east northeast of the Niles that is located in Trumbull County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Niles
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Cayuga County community of Niles.
    • North Dakota
      • Benson County
      • This Niles is located in Benson County and lies 1,031 miles [1,659.2 km]<2> to the northwest of the Niles that is located in Trumbull County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Niles
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Benson County community of Niles.
    • Oklahoma
      • Canadian County
      • This Niles is located in Canadian County and lies 1,025 miles [1,649.6 km]<2> to the west southwest of the Niles that is located in Trumbull County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Niles
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Canadian County community of Niles.
    • Pennsylvania
      • Venango County
      • This Niles is located in Venango County and lies 46 miles [74 km]<2> to the east northeast of the Niles that is located in Trumbull County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Niles
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Venango County community of Niles.
    • Texas
      • Harris County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<3> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Texas community of Niles [Harris County].
      • Lee County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information. For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Texas community of Niles [Lee County].
    • Wisconsin
      • Manitowoc County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<3> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Wisconsin community of Niles [Manitowoc County].

Curious and Interesting Names Near Niles ...

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.

  • DeForest [Trumbull County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for DeForest
    • DeForest [Trumbull County] lies less than 2 miles<2> to the northwest of Niles
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for DeForest have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on DeForest
  • DeForest Junction [Trumbull County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for DeForest Junction
    • DeForest Junction [Trumbull County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<2> to the northwest of Niles
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for DeForest Junction have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on DeForest Junction
  • Fourmile Run [Mahoning County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Fourmile Run
    • Fourmile Run [Mahoning County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<2> to the south of Niles
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Fourmile Run have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Fourmile Run
  • Hakes Corners [Trumbull County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hakes Corners
    • Hakes Corners [Trumbull County] lies less than 2 miles<2> to the northeast of Niles
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hakes Corners have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hakes Corners
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Hilltop [Franklin County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hilltop
      • Hilltop [Franklin County] lies less than 2 miles<2> to the southeast of Niles
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hilltop
    • Howland Corners [Trumbull County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Howland Corners
      • Howland Corners [Trumbull County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<2> to the north of Niles
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Howland Corners have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Howland Corners
    • King Corners [Trumbull County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for King Corners
      • King Corners [Trumbull County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<2> to the north of Niles
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for King Corners have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on King Corners
    • Mineral Ridge [Mahoning County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mineral Ridge
      • Mineral Ridge [Mahoning County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<2> to the south of Niles
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Mineral Ridge have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mineral Ridge
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Mineral Ridge<5>
    • Rays Corners [Trumbull County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rays Corners
      • Rays Corners [Trumbull County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<2> to the north of Niles
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rays Corners
    • Soaptown [Trumbull County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Soaptown
      • Soaptown [Trumbull County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<2> to the southwest of Niles
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Soaptown have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Soaptown

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 Niles. 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 ...
    • Chris Alcaide     (Actor)
    • Charles Wesley Bennett     (Major League Baseball)
      • Major League Baseball. He was born in New Castle (PA) on November 21, 1854 (a Tueday) and died in Detroit (MI) on February 24, 1927 (a Thursday) at the age of 72.
      • New Castle is located 24 miles [38.6 km] to the southeast of Niles.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Charles Wesley Bennett<6>
    • George Henry Burns     (Major League Baseball)
    • Nick Ceroli     (Musician)
    • Joseph Stephen 'JS' Cullinan     (Founder of Texaco)
    • Lucretia Garfield     (Wife and First Lady to the Presidency of James A. Garfield (March 1881 - September 1881))
      • Wife and First Lady to the Presidency of James A. Garfield (March 1881 - September 1881). She was born in Garrettsville (OH) on April 19, 1832 (a Thursday) and died in Pasadena (CA) on March 14, 1918 (a Thursday) at the age of 85. She is buried at Lake View Cemetery (Cuyahoga County, Ohio).
      • Garrettsville is located 18 miles [29 km] to the west of Niles.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Lucretia Garfield<6>
    • Ralph Goldston, Sr.     (Professional football)
    • Albert 'Al' Hodge     (Actor)
      • Actor. He was born in Ravenna (OH) on April 17, 1912 (a Wednesday) and died in New York (NY) on March 19, 1979 (a Monday) at the age of 66. He is buried at Kensico Cemetery (Westchester County, New York).
      • Ravenna is located 25 miles [40.2 km] to the west of Niles.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Albert 'Al' Hodge<6>
    • Ty Longley     (Musician)
      • Musician. He was born in Sharon (PA) on September 4, 1971 (a Saturday) and died in West Warwick (RI) on February 20, 2003 (a Thursday) at the age of 31.
      • Sharon is located 14 miles [22.5 km] to the east of Niles.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Ty Longley<6>
    • John James McCook     (Social reformer, educator)
      • Social reformer, educator. He was born in Lisbon (OH) on February 4, 1843 (a Saturday) and died in Hartford (CT) on January 9, 1927 (a Sunday) at the age of 83. He is buried at Cedar Hill Cemetery (Hartford County, Connecticut).
      • Lisbon is located 28 miles [45.1 km] to the south of Niles.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: John James McCook<6>
    • Alexander Hamilton McGuffey     (Author)
    • William McKinley     (25th President of the US (1897 - 1901, died in office by assassination))
      • 25th President of the US (1897 - 1901, died in office by assassination). He was born in Niles on January 29, 1843 (a Sunday) and died in Buffalo (NY) on September 14, 1901 (a Saturday) at the age of 58.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: William McKinley<6>
    • Joseph L. Quest     (Professional baseball)
      • Professional baseball. He was born in New Castle (PA) on November 16, 1852 (a Tueday) and died in San Diego (CA) on November 14, 1924 (a Friday) at the age of 72. He is buried at Mt. Hope Cemetery (San Diego County, California).
      • New Castle is located 24 miles [38.6 km] to the southeast of Niles.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Joseph L. Quest<6>

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

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

  • View Our List ...
    • Warren, which is the Seat of Trumbull County and lies just to the Northwest.
    • Columbus, which is the State Capital of Ohio, lies 143 miles [230.1 km]<2> to the southwest (SW). If you could drive a straight line from Niles to Columbus, with an average speed<7>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 252 miles [405.6 km] to the southeast (SE). Driving would take four to five hours, a buggy would take 10 days and walking would take 15 days.
    • The shortest distance<8> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 5,951 miles [9,577.2 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<9>
    • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 6,674 miles [10,740.8 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<10>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 4,550 miles [7,322.5 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<11>

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Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Niles: www.thecityofniles.com/

The official website for Trumbull County: www.co.trumbull.oh.us/

The official website for State of Ohio: https://ohio.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>We use the term 'Historic' broadly and it generally means that the community no longer exists. However, it can also mean that the community might still exist, but was significantly larger or had a more 'official' existence in the past than it does now. Unfortunately our sources of data have proven to be unreliable. If you can provide us with more specific information about Niles, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.
<2>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 drawn from Point A (ie- Niles) 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 Niles. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from NilesOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Niles. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 41.1827, Longitude: -80.7597    
<3>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 Niles 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.
<4>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.
<5>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<6>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.
<7>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.
<8>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 Niles to the Middle East to be East and South, the Great Circle Route actually lies to the North and East.
<9>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Jerusalem is 310.024 degrees.
<10>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 306.212 degrees.
<11>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 305.503 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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