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Attawaugan, Connecticut

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Introduction ...

Below is our collection of tidbits, odds 'n ends for Attawaugan.

This page contains three sections:

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

With a nod to our favorite Gazetteers, the straight-line distance<1> beginning in Attawaugan to:

  • Hartford [Map], which is the State Capital of Connecticut, lies 41 miles [66 km] to the West (W). If you could walk a straight line from Attawaugan to Hartford, with an average speed<2> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take about three full days to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take just about two full days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 339 miles [545.6 km] to the Southwest (SW). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take five to six hours, a buggy would take 14 days and walking would take 20 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 5,558 miles [8,944.7 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<4>
  • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba [Map]) is 6,264 miles [10,080.9 km] and it lies to the East Northeast (ENE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 4,140 miles [6,662.7 km] and it lies to the East Northeast (ENE).<6>

Curious and Interesting Names Near Attawaugan ...

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 talk about such a name. If time permits and the community is not too far, we'll usually try to make a side-trip.

Clarkville (RI)   -   5 miles [8 km] to the Northeast of Attawaugan   [Map]
Dayville   -   Less than 2 miles to the South   [Map]
Elliotville (Historic)   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the Southeast   [Map]
Elmville   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the South   [Map]
Mechanicsville   -   5 miles [8 km] to the North   [Map]
Pomfret   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the Northwest   [Map]
Pomfret Landing   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the Southwest   [Map]
Rogers   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the Southwest   [Map]
Roseland Park   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the Northwest   [Map]

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 Attawaugan. 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.

Frankie Carle     (Born as Francis Nunzio Carlone)
  Musician. He was born in Providence (Rhode Island) on Wednesday March 25, 1903 and died in Mesa (Arizona) on Wednesday March 7, 2001 at an age of 98. He was buried at Hollywood Hills Forest Lawn Memorial Park (Los Angeles County, California) [Map].

Providence [Map] is located 23 miles [37 km] to the east of Attawaugan

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Frankie Carle<7>
Walt 'Moose' Dropo     (Born as Walter Dropo)
  Major League Baseball. He was born in Moosup (Connecticut) on Tueday January 30, 1923 and died in Peabody (Massachusetts) on Friday December 17, 2010 at an age of 87. He was buried at Evergreen Cemetery (Windham County, Connecticut) [Map].

Moosup [Map] is located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the south of Attawaugan

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Walt 'Moose' Dropo
Dr. Robert Hutchings Goddard
  Scientist. He was born in Worcester (Massachusetts) on Thursday October 5, 1882 and died in Baltimore (Maryland) on Friday August 10, 1945 at an age of 62.

Worcester [Map] is located 27 miles [43.5 km] to the north of Attawaugan

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Dr. Robert Hutchings Goddard
Abbie Hoffman     (Abbot Howard Hoffman)
  Activist. He was born in Worcester (Massachusetts) on Friday November 20, 1936 and died in Solebury (Pennsylvania) on Wednesday April 12, 1989 at an age of 52.

Worcester [Map] is located 27 miles [43.5 km] to the north of Attawaugan

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Abbie Hoffman
John Kennedy     (John Arthur Kennedy)
  Actor. He was born in Worcester (Massachusetts) on Tueday February 17, 1914 and died in Branford (Connecticut) on Friday January 5, 1990 at an age of 75. He was buried at Woodlawn Cemetery (Annapolis County, Nova Scotia) [Map].

Worcester [Map] is located 27 miles [43.5 km] to the north of Attawaugan

Find-A-Grave Memorial: John Kennedy
Frank 'Monk' Maznicki
  Professional football. He was born in West Warwick (Rhode Island) on Monday July 19, 1920 and died in West Warwick (Rhode Island) on Saturday December 14, 2013 at an age of 93. He was buried at St. Mary Cemetery (Kent County, Rhode Island) [Map].

West Warwick [Map] is located 21 miles [33.8 km] to the southeast of Attawaugan

West Warwick [Map] is located 21 miles [33.8 km] to the southeast of Attawaugan

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Frank 'Monk' Maznicki
Lewis Stone
  Oscar nominated actor. He was born in Worcester (Massachusetts) on Saturday November 15, 1879 and died in Los Angeles (California) on Saturday September 12, 1953 at an age of 73.

Worcester [Map] is located 27 miles [43.5 km] to the north of Attawaugan

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Lewis Stone
Max Surkont
  Major League Baseball. He was born in Central Falls (Rhode Island) on Friday June 16, 1922 and died in Largo (Florida) on Wednesday October 8, 1986 at an age of 64.

Central Falls [Map] is located 25 miles [40.2 km] to the east of Attawaugan

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Max Surkont

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Footnotes ...

<1>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance starting from Attawaugan. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Attawaugan) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Attawaugan. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 41.8673, Longitude: -71.8812     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Attawaugan have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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<2>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.

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<3>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 Attawaugan to the Middle East to be East and South, the Great Circle Route actually lies to the North and East.

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<4>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Jerusalem is 304.538 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 300.121 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 301.186 degrees.

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<7>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:

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