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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 Ellington, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Ellington 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 Ellington:
    • 41.916764, -72.457862
    • 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 Ellington
  • 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 Ellington ...

We have found two communities that share the name Ellington.

Within Connecticut, the name Ellington is unique.

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

  • Communities Elsewhere In North America ...
    • New York
      • Chautauqua County
      • This Ellington is located in Chautauqua County and lies 341 miles [548.8 km]<1> to the west of the Ellington that is located in Tolland County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ellington
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Chautauqua County community of Ellington.
    • Wisconsin
      • Outagamie County
      • This Ellington is located in Outagamie County and lies 827 miles [1,330.9 km]<1> to the west northwest of the Ellington that is located in Tolland County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ellington
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Outagamie County community of Ellington.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Ellington ...

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.

  • Baptist Village [Hampden County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Baptist Village
    • Baptist Village [Hampden County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the north of Ellington
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Baptist Village have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Baptist Village
  • Crescent Grove [Hartford County] - Historic
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Crescent Grove
    • Crescent Grove [Hartford County] was located 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the northwest of Ellington
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Crescent Grove have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
  • Crystal Lake [Tolland County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Crystal Lake
    • Crystal Lake [Tolland County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the east of Ellington
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Crystal Lake
  • Hazardville [Hartford County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hazardville
    • Hazardville [Hartford County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the northwest of Ellington
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hazardville
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    • Kings Corner [Hartford County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Kings Corner
      • Kings Corner [Hartford County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the west of Ellington
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Kings Corner have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Kings Corner
    • Quarryville [Tolland County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Quarryville
      • Quarryville [Tolland County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the southeast of Ellington
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Quarryville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Quarryville
    • Rockville [Tolland County]
    • Shaker Pines [Hartford County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Shaker Pines
      • Shaker Pines [Hartford County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the northwest of Ellington
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Shaker Pines have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Shaker Pines
    • Warehouse Point [Hartford County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Warehouse Point
      • Warehouse Point [Hartford County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the west of Ellington
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Warehouse Point
    • Warehouse Point Station [Hartford County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Warehouse Point Station
      • Warehouse Point Station [Hartford County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the west of Ellington
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Warehouse Point Station have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Warehouse Point Station

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 Ellington. 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)
    • Robert Ames     (Actor)
      • Full name: Robert Downing Ames
      • Actor. He was born in Hartford (CT) on March 23, 1889 (a Saturday) and died on November 27, 1931 (a Friday) at the age of 42. He is buried at Cedar Hill Cemetery (Hartford County, Connecticut).
      • Hartford is located 15 miles [24.1 km] to the southwest of Ellington.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Robert Ames<4>
    • George Thorndike Angell     (Social reformer)
    • Delia Salter Bacon     (Author)
    • William Harrison 'Bald Billy' Barnie     (Major League Baseball> *~~mlb:<1883/05/01:1886/06/28)
      • Major League Baseball> *~~mlb:<1883/05/01:1886/06/28. He was born on January 26, 1853 (a Wednesday) and died in Hartford (CT) on July 15, 1900 (a Sunday) at the age of 47. He is buried at Green - Wood Cemetery (Kings County, New York).
      • Hartford is located 15 miles [24.1 km] to the southwest of Ellington.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: William Harrison 'Bald Billy' Barnie<4>
    • Martin F. 'Marty' Barrett     (Major League Baseball> *~~mlb:<1884/06/24:1884/10/15)
    • Christopher 'Battling' Battalino     (Professional boxer)
      • Professional boxer. He was born in Hartford (CT) on February 18, 1908 (a Tueday) and died in Hartford (CT) on July 25, 1977 (a Monday) at the age of 69. He is buried at Mt. St. Benedict Cemetery (Hartford County, Connecticut).
      • Hartford is located 15 miles [24.1 km] to the southwest of Ellington.
      • Hartford is located 15 miles [24.1 km] to the southwest of Ellington.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Christopher 'Battling' Battalino<4>
    • Marion Eugenie Bauer     (Composer, author)
    • Edward James 'Ed' Begley, Sr.     (Actor)
    • Donald Joseph Bevan     (Playwright, screenwriter, artist)
    • Marilyn Borden     (Actress)
      • Actress. She was born in Hartford (CT) on May 29, 1932 (a Sunday) and died in Modesto (CA) on March 25, 2009 (a Wednesday) at the age of 76. The body was cremated.
      • Hartford is located 15 miles [24.1 km] to the southwest of Ellington.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Marilyn Borden<4>
    • Rosalyn 'Roz' Borden     (Actress)
      • Actress. She was born in Hartford (CT) on May 29, 1932 (a Sunday) and died in Modesto (CA) on January 23, 2003 (a Thursday) at the age of 70. The body was cremated.
      • Hartford is located 15 miles [24.1 km] to the southwest of Ellington.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Rosalyn 'Roz' Borden<4>
    • John Bray     (Animator)
      • Full name: John Randolph Bray
      • Animator. He was born in Adrian (MI) on August 25, 1879 (a Monday) and died in Hartford (CT) on October 10, 1978 (a Tueday) at the age of 99. He is buried at Bray Cemetery (Lincoln County, Missouri).
      • Hartford is located 15 miles [24.1 km] to the southwest of Ellington.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: John Bray<4>

How Far From Ellington to ...

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

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

  • View Our List ...
    • Hartford, which is the State Capital of Connecticut, lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<1> to the southwest (SW). If you could walk a straight line from Ellington to Hartford, with an average speed<5> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take most of a day to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take four to five hours.
    • The White House (Washington, DC) is 318 miles [511.8 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 13 days and walking would take 18 days.
    • The shortest distance<6> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 5,580 miles [8,980.1 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<7>
    • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 6,288 miles [10,119.6 km] and it lies to the east northeast (ENE).<8>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 4,164 miles [6,701.3 km] and it lies to the east northeast (ENE).<9>

Mentions & References for Ellington

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

Footnotes ...

<1>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'point-to-point' distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Ellington) 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 Ellington. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from EllingtonOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Ellington. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 41.9168, Longitude: -72.4579       In this case, the coordinates for Ellington 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 Ellington 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 304.876 degrees.
<8>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 300.51 degrees.
<9>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 301.419 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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