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GPS Coordinates for Locations in Town of Veteran, Chemung County NY
Joyce-

We have discussed GPS coordinates.

Handheld GPS readers will become more affordable and commonplace. There is a trend to identify locations by their coordinates. I predict that soon we will plug in the coordinates before leaving home and follow the arrow display to our destination.

There are websites, specifically “MapTech” that present a map, and the coordinates of the point under your cursor.

I am attaching an Excel file listing the coordinates for schools and cemeteries in the Town of Veteran, Chemung Co. I had hoped to get back to the area and validate the readings, but that may not happen until Spring. However, Brother Stuart who resides there as checked enough to make me fairly confident.

Under separate cover I will mail a marked 1869 map that identifies each school and cemetery.

A presentation format of degrees and decimal minutes is the best, in my opinion.

I calculate the longitude difference between 75 30.000W and 75 30.001W to be about 4.5 feet. and the latitude difference between 42 30.000N and 42 30.001N to be about 6 feet. In other words, you can zero in with considerable accuracy if your coordinates are correct.

For starters, I am offering the attachment with the understanding the readings are “first off” and may be refined. Each location is shown in all three of the common formats.
  Decimal Degree        Degree Decimal Minute
My Preference
      Degree Minute Second
Old Traditional Style
Schools Latitude N Longitude W   Latitude N   Longitude W   Latitude N     Longitude W    
District 1 Terry Hill 42.274598 76.766753   42 16.47588 76 46.00518   42 16 28.5528 76 46 0.3108
District 2 Shown as 5 42.222377 76.827961   42 13.34262 76 49.67766   42 13 20.5572 76 49 40.6596
District 3 42.285123 76.799528   42 17.10738 76 47.97168   42 17 6.4428 76 47 58.3008
District 4 Midway 42.251799 76.838705   42 15.10794 76 50.3223   42 15 6.4764 76 50 19.338
District 5 Shown as 2                            
District 6 Sullivanville                            
District 7                            
District 8 (Apprx) 42.277924 76.741996   42 16.67544 76 44.51976   42 16 40.5264 76 44 31.1856
District 9 Parsons School 42.256956 76.814796   42 15.41736 76 48.88776   42 15 25.0416 76 48 53.2656
District 10 Vary 42.22356 76.805228   42 13.4136 76 48.31368   42 13 24.816 76 48 18.8208
District 11 Millport 42.266701 76.836187   42 16.00206 76 50.17122   42 16 0.1236 76 50 10.2732
District 12                            
District 13 42.236188 76.780232   42 14.17128 76 46.81392   42 14 10.2768 76 46 48.8352
District 14 Ithaca Rd. 42.244014 76.753889   42 14.64084 76 45.23334   42 14 38.4504 76 45 14.0004
District 15 42.210033 76.739188   42 12.60198 76 44.35128   42 12 36.1188 76 44 21.0768

Cemetery Locations
Cemetery Latitude N Longitude W   Latitude N   Longitude W   Latitude N     Longitude W    
Bentley (Approx) 42.269095 76.836794   42 16.1457 76 50.20764   42 16 8.742 76 50 12.4584
At Millport, NY, by the side of the main highway. The new road destroyed about half of the cemetery but this is the list of what is there now, and those marked, that were destroyed. The part left is abandoned and grown to brush
Cemetery Latitude N Longitude W   Latitude N   Longitude W   Latitude N     Longitude W    
Kendall Cemetery 42.29068333 76.7919333   42 17.441 76 47.516   42 17 26.46 76 47 30.96
At the junction of the Ridge Road and the Middle Road, about 9 miles from Horseheads - All read that could be read.
Cemetery Latitude N Longitude W   Latitude N   Longitude W   Latitude N     Longitude W    
Lattin Cemetery (Approx)  42.269605 76.798992   42 16.1763 76 47.93952   42 16 10.578 76 47 56.3712
On a hillside on the Ridge Road between Horseheads and the Town of Catherine. All stones are listed that it was possible to read. Very much neglected and forsaken.
Cemetery Latitude N Longitude W   Latitude N   Longitude W   Latitude N     Longitude W    
Locke Cemetery (Approx) 42.292875 76.844384   42 17.5725 76 50.66304   42 17 34.35 76 50 39.7824
Veteran Township, away up on a hillside under an old Apple Tree is one lone grave marked with a field stone.
Cemetery Latitude N Longitude W   Latitude N   Longitude W   Latitude N     Longitude W    
Millport Cemetery 42.266395 76.831311   42 15.9837 76 49.87866   42 15 59.022 76 49 52.7196
Located on the brink of the escarpment on the east side of the village.
Cemetery Latitude N Longitude W   Latitude N   Longitude W   Latitude N     Longitude W    
Sullivanville Vanduzer Cem. - Newton Cemetery 42.227835 76.743823   42 13.6701 76 44.62938   42 13 40.206 76 44 37.7628
The Newton Cemetery is located in the Town of Veteran, Chemung County, New York. It is situated two miles east of Sullivanville on the west side of County Route 15. It is also known as the Van Duzen, East Sullivanville or Sand Bank Cemetery
Cemetery Latitude N Longitude W   Latitude N   Longitude W   Latitude N     Longitude W    
Parsons Cemetery 42.257752 76.814152   42 15.46512 76 48.84912   42 15 27.9072 76 48 50.9472
On the Middle Road, north of Horseheads, between Horseheads and Catherine, Schuyler Co. Completely overgrown with young trees and brush. Some stones altogether destroyed, and many broken
Cemetery Latitude N Longitude W   Latitude N   Longitude W   Latitude N     Longitude W    
Ridge Cemetery 42.225022 76.805826   42 13.50132 76 48.34956   42 13 30.0792 76 48 20.9736
Location: On Ridge Road, 4 1/2 miles north of Horseheads, Chemung County, New York Originally surveyed and known as " THE PINE GROVE CEMETERY " .. At a meeting of the Veteran Cemetery Association at the residence of Mr. James A. Wheeler of Veteran, N. Y. , on June 27, 1877, The name was officially changed to " THE RIDGE CEMETERY " . It is sometimes called the " VARY " CEMETERY, as part of land from which it came - The Vary farm
Cemetery Latitude N Longitude W   Latitude N   Longitude W   Latitude N     Longitude W    
St. Johns Cemetery (Approx) 42.272875 76.808172   42 16.3725 76 48.49032   42 16 22.35 76 48 29.4192
Middle Road(County Highway #6) and the Jennings Road, a town highway. This small burial ground is located in the extreme north portion of the Town of Veteran near the junction of the
Cemetery Latitude N Longitude W   Latitude N   Longitude W   Latitude N     Longitude W    
Turner Cemetery 42.229714 76.806424   42 13.78284 76 48.38544   42 13 46.9704 76 48 23.1264
On the Ridge Road, between Horseheads and Odessa, N.Y. Grown to trees, brush and briers, stones broken. All stones listed that could be read
Cemetery Latitude N Longitude W   Latitude N   Longitude W   Latitude N     Longitude W    
Coryell Cemetery (Approx) 42.29343 76.828359   42 17.6058 76 49.70154   42 17 36.348 76 49 42.0924
In Veteran Township, on the Watkins Road, away down in a field on the border of Schuyler County. It must have been one of the very first in Chemung County. It was plowed up over fifty years ago and completely destroyed. About sixteen persons had been buried there. This is one name taken from a family history, all other names are forgotten.
Other Places in Veteran
Latitude N Longitude W   Latitude N   Longitude W   Latitude N     Longitude W    
Pine Valley 42.226994 76.845808   42 13.61964 76 50.74848   42 13 37.1784 76 50 44.9088
Sullivanville 42.209801 76.770714                        
Millport 42.265348 76.835037                        
C. Miles 42.230354 76.824373   42 13.82124 76 49.46238   42 13 49.2744 76 49 27.7428
W. Banks 42.224213 76.826121   42 13.45278 76 49.56726   42 13 27.1668 76 49 34.0356
                             
G. W. Samson Mt. Etam 42.66625 41.2416667   42 39.975 76 6.147   76 6 8.82 42 39 58.5
Best view of Watkins Glen 42.299618 76.802489   42 17.97708 76 48.14934   42 17 58.6248 76 48 8.9604
Johnson Hollow Maple Grove 42.271065 76.886424   42 16.2639 76 53.18544   42 16 15.834 76 53 11.1264
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Published On 12/06/2003
By Joyce M. Tice
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