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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 Cheshire, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Cheshire 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 Cheshire:
    • 41.512319, -72.903714
    • 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 Cheshire
  • 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 Cheshire ...

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.

  • Deaconwood [New Haven County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Deaconwood
    • Deaconwood [New Haven County] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the southwest of Cheshire
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Deaconwood have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Deaconwood
  • Marion [Hartford County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Marion
    • Marion [Hartford County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the north of Cheshire
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Marion have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Marion
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Marion<3>
  • Meadowbrook [New Haven County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Meadowbrook
    • Meadowbrook [New Haven County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the southeast of Cheshire
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Meadowbrook have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Meadowbrook
  • Mixville [New Haven County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mixville
    • Mixville [New Haven County] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the west of Cheshire
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Mixville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mixville
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    • Mountaincrest [New Haven County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mountaincrest
      • Mountaincrest [New Haven County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the southwest of Cheshire
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Mountaincrest have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mountaincrest
    • Plantsville [Hartford County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Plantsville
      • Plantsville [Hartford County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the north of Cheshire
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Plantsville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Plantsville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Plantsville<3>
    • Pondside [New Haven County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pondside
      • Pondside [New Haven County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the northeast of Cheshire
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Pondside have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pondside
    • Pratts Corner [Hartford County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pratts Corner
      • Pratts Corner [Hartford County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the northeast of Cheshire
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Pratts Corner have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pratts Corner
    • Prospect [New Haven County]
    • Richards Corner [New Haven County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Richards Corner
      • Richards Corner [New Haven County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the south of Cheshire
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Richards Corner have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Richards Corner
    • Stillmans Corner [Hartford County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Stillmans Corner
      • Stillmans Corner [Hartford County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the northeast of Cheshire
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Stillmans Corner have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Stillmans Corner

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 Cheshire. 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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    • Astrid Allwyn     (Actress)
      • Actress. She was born in Manchester (Connecticut) on Monday November 27, 1905 and died in Los Angeles (California) on Friday March 31, 1978 at the age of 72. She is buried at Glendale Forest Lawn Memorial Park (Los Angeles County, California).
      • Manchester is located 26 miles [41.8 km] to the northeast of Cheshire.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Astrid Allwyn<4>
    • Robert Ames     (Actor)
      • Actor. He was born in Hartford (Connecticut) on Saturday March 23, 1889 and died in New York (New York) on Friday November 27, 1931 at the age of 42. He is buried at Cedar Hill Cemetery (Hartford County, Connecticut).
      • Hartford is located 21 miles [33.8 km] to the northeast of Cheshire.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Robert Ames<4>
    • Peter William Appleton     (Major League Baseball)
      • Major League Baseball. He was born in Terryville (Connecticut) on Friday May 20, 1904 and died in Trenton (New Jersey) on Friday January 18, 1974 at the age of 69. He is buried at St. Gertrudes Cemetery (Middlesex County, New Jersey).
      • Terryville is located 12 miles [19.3 km] to the northwest of Cheshire.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Peter William Appleton<4>
    • Humbert Allen Astredo     (Actor)
      • Actor. He was born in Pasadena (California) on Thursday April 4, 1929 and died in Guilford (Connecticut) on Friday February 19, 2016 at the age of 86. He is buried at Woodlawn Memorial Park (San Mateo County, California).
      • Guilford is located 19 miles [30.6 km] to the southeast of Cheshire.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Humbert Allen Astredo<4>
    • Delia Salter Bacon     (Author)
      • Author. She was born in Tallmadge (Ohio) on Saturday February 2, 1811 and died in Hartford (Connecticut) on Friday September 2, 1859 at the age of 48. She is buried at Grove Street Cemetery (New Haven County, Connecticut).
      • Hartford is located 21 miles [33.8 km] to the northeast of Cheshire.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Delia Salter Bacon<4>
    • John Joseph 'Jack' Barry     (Major League Baseball)
      • Major League Baseball. He was born in Meriden (Connecticut) on Tueday April 26, 1887 and died in Shrewsbury (Massachusetts) on Sunday April 23, 1961 at the age of 74. He is buried at Sacred Heart Cemetery (New Haven County, Connecticut).
      • Meriden is located 5 miles [8 km] to the east of Cheshire.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: John Joseph 'Jack' Barry<4>
    • Christopher 'Battling' Battalino     (Professional boxer)
      • Professional boxer. He was born in Hartford (Connecticut) on Tueday February 18, 1908 and died in Hartford (Connecticut) on Monday July 25, 1977 at the age of 69. He is buried at Mt. St. Benedict Cemetery (Hartford County, Connecticut).
      • Hartford is located 21 miles [33.8 km] to the northeast of Cheshire.
      • Hartford is located 21 miles [33.8 km] to the northeast of Cheshire.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Christopher 'Battling' Battalino<4>
    • James Goodwin Batterson     (Architect)
      • Architect. He was born in Bloomfield (Connecticut) on Sunday February 23, 1823 and died in Bloomfield (Connecticut) on Wednesday September 18, 1901 at the age of 78. He is buried at Cedar Hill Cemetery (Hartford County, Connecticut).
      • Bloomfield is located 18 miles [29 km] to the northwest of Cheshire.
      • Bloomfield is located 18 miles [29 km] to the northwest of Cheshire.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: James Goodwin Batterson<4>
    • Charles Austin Beard     (Historian)
      • Historian. He was born on Friday November 27, 1874 and died in North Haven (Connecticut) on Wednesday September 1, 1948 at the age of 73. He is buried at Ferncliff Cemetery (Westchester County, New York).
      • North Haven is located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the south of Cheshire.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Charles Austin Beard<4>
    • Edward James 'Ed' Begley, Sr.     (Actor)
    • Frank Beisler     (Professional hockey)
      • Professional hockey. He was born in North Haven (Connecticut) on Thursday October 9, 1913 and died in North Haven (Connecticut) on Saturday September 8, 1973 at the age of 59. He is buried at St. Lawrence Cemetery (New Haven County, Connecticut).
      • North Haven is located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the south of Cheshire.
      • North Haven is located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the south of Cheshire.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Frank Beisler<4>
    • Marian Bergeron     (Miss America (1933), singer)
      • Miss America (1933), singer. She was born in West Haven (Connecticut) on Friday May 3, 1918 and died in Kettering (Ohio) on Tueday October 22, 2002 at the age of 84. She is buried at Woodland Cemetery (Montgomery County, Ohio).
      • West Haven is located 16 miles [25.7 km] to the south of Cheshire.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Marian Bergeron<4>
    • Marilyn Borden     (Actress)
      • Actress. She was born in Hartford (Connecticut) on Sunday May 29, 1932 and died in Modesto (California) on Wednesday March 25, 2009 at the age of 76. The body was cremated.
      • Hartford is located 21 miles [33.8 km] to the northeast of Cheshire.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Marilyn Borden<4>

How Far From Cheshire to ...

We spend a lot of time looking through Gazetteers & Almanacs that were published in the late 1800's and early 1900's. Many of the Gazetteers include the distance from a community such as Cheshire to various places of note, such as the White House.

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

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    • Hartford, which is the State Capital of Connecticut, lies 21 miles [33.8 km]<1> to the north northeast (NNE). If you could walk a straight line from Cheshire to Hartford, with an average speed<5> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take just over a day to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take most of a day.
    • The White House (Washington, DC) is 282 miles [453.8 km] to the southwest (SW). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take four to five hours, a buggy would take 11 days and walking would take 16 days.
    • The shortest distance<6> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 5,615 miles [9,036.5 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<7>
    • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 6,322 miles [10,174.3 km] and it lies to the east northeast (ENE).<8>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 4,198 miles [6,756 km] and it lies to the east northeast (ENE).<9>

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

The official website for State of Connecticut: https://portal.ct.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Cheshire) 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 Cheshire. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Cheshire

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Cheshire. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 41.5123, Longitude: -72.9037       In this case, the coordinates for Cheshire have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<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>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<4>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.
<5>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.
<6>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 Cheshire to the Middle East to be East and South, the Great Circle Route actually lies to the North and East.
<7>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Jerusalem is 305.194 degrees.
<8>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 300.803 degrees.
<9>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 301.812 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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