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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 Fairfield, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Fairfield 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 Fairfield:
    • 41.175930, -73.272060
    • 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 Fairfield
  • 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 Fairfield ...

We have found three communities that share the name Fairfield.

Within Connecticut, the name Fairfield is unique.

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

  • Communities Elsewhere In North America ...
    • New York
      • Herkimer County
      • This Fairfield is located in Herkimer County and lies 158 miles [254.3 km]<1> to the north northwest of the Fairfield that is located in Fairfield County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Fairfield
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Herkimer County community of Fairfield.
    • Vermont
      • Franklin County
      • This Fairfield is located in Franklin County and lies 250 miles [402.3 km]<1> to the north of the Fairfield that is located in Fairfield County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Fairfield
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Franklin County community of Fairfield.
    • Wisconsin
      • Sauk County
      • This Fairfield is located in Sauk County and lies 851 miles [1,369.6 km]<1> to the west northwest of the Fairfield that is located in Fairfield County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Fairfield
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Sauk County community of Fairfield.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Fairfield ...

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.

  • Greenfield Hill [Fairfield County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Greenfield Hill
    • Greenfield Hill [Fairfield County] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the west of Fairfield
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Greenfield Hill have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Greenfield Hill
  • Greens Farms [Fairfield County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Greens Farms
    • Greens Farms [Fairfield County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the southwest of Fairfield
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Greens Farms have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Greens Farms
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Greens Farms<3>
  • Grover Hill [Fairfield County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Grover Hill
    • Grover Hill [Fairfield County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the southeast of Fairfield
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Grover Hill have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Grover Hill
  • Little Danbury [Fairfield County] - Historic
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Little Danbury
    • Little Danbury [Fairfield County] was located 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the south of Fairfield
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Little Danbury have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
  • Continue List   (5 more) ...
    • Long Hill [Fairfield County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Long Hill
      • Long Hill [Fairfield County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the north of Fairfield
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Long Hill have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Long Hill
    • Lyons Plain [Fairfield County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lyons Plain
      • Lyons Plain [Fairfield County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the northwest of Fairfield
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lyons Plain have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lyons Plain
    • Murray [Fairfield County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Murray
      • Murray [Fairfield County] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the northwest of Fairfield
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Murray have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Murray
    • Ox Hill [Fairfield County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ox Hill
      • Ox Hill [Fairfield County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the northeast of Fairfield
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Ox Hill have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ox Hill
    • Rock Raymond [Fairfield County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rock Raymond
      • Rock Raymond [Fairfield County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the north of Fairfield
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Rock Raymond have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rock Raymond

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 Fairfield. 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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    • Peter Arno     (Cartoonist)
      • Cartoonist. He was born in New York (New York) on Friday January 8, 1904 and died in Port Chester (New York) on Thursday February 22, 1968 at the age of 64. He is buried at Kensico Cemetery (Westchester County, New York).
      • Port Chester is located 23 miles [37 km] to the southwest of Fairfield.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Peter Arno<4>
    • Faith Baldwin     (Author)
      • Author. She was born in New Rochelle (New York) on Sunday October 1, 1893 and died in Norwalk (Connecticut) on Saturday March 18, 1978 at the age of 84.
      • New Rochelle is located 32 miles [51.5 km] to the southwest of Fairfield.
      • Norwalk is located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the southwest of Fairfield.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Faith Baldwin<4>
    • J.J. Barry     (Actor)
      • Actor. He was born in New York (New York) on Monday April 25, 1932 and died in Huntington Station (New York) on Wednesday August 15, 1990 at the age of 58. He is buried at Cemetery of the Holy Rood (Nassau County, New York).
      • Huntington Station is located 23 miles [37 km] to the south of Fairfield.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: J.J. Barry<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 26 miles [41.8 km] to the northeast of Fairfield.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Charles Austin Beard<4>
    • Laurie Hope Beechman     (Actress)
      • Actress. She was born in Philadelphia (Pennsylvania) on Saturday April 4, 1953 and died in White Plains (New York) on Sunday March 8, 1998 at the age of 44. She is buried at Montefiore Cemetery (Montgomery County, Pennsylvania).
      • White Plains is located 27 miles [43.5 km] to the west of Fairfield.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Laurie Hope Beechman<4>
    • 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 26 miles [41.8 km] to the northeast of Fairfield.
      • North Haven is located 26 miles [41.8 km] to the northeast of Fairfield.
      • 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 17 miles [27.4 km] to the east of Fairfield.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Marian Bergeron<4>
    • Ann Blyth     (Oscar nominated actress)
      • Oscar nominated actress. She was born in Mount Kisco (New York) on Thursday August 16, 1928
      • Mount Kisco is located 23 miles [37 km] to the west of Fairfield.
    • Eugene Booth, Jr.     (Physicist)
      • Physicist. He was born in Rome (Georgia) on Saturday September 28, 1912 and died in Briarcliff Manor (New York) on Saturday March 6, 2004 at the age of 91. He is buried at Bonaventure Cemetery (Chatham County, Georgia).
      • Briarcliff Manor is located 29 miles [46.7 km] to the west of Fairfield.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Eugene Booth, Jr.<4>
    • Eugene Booth, Jr.     (Physicist)
      • Physicist. He was born in Rome (Georgia) on Saturday September 28, 1912 and died in Briarcliff Manor (New York) on Saturday March 6, 2004 at the age of 91. He is buried at Bonaventure Cemetery (Chatham County, Georgia).
      • Briarcliff Manor is located 29 miles [46.7 km] to the west of Fairfield.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Eugene Booth, Jr.<4>
    • Evangeline Cory Booth     (Social reformer)
      • Social reformer. She was born in London (England) on Monday December 25, 1865 and died in Hartsdale (New York) on Monday July 17, 1950 at the age of 84. She is buried at Kensico Cemetery (Westchester County, New York).
      • Hartsdale is located 29 miles [46.7 km] to the west of Fairfield.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Evangeline Cory Booth<4>
    • Sydney Barton Booth     (Actor)
      • Actor. He was born in Boston (Massachusetts) on Wednesday January 29, 1873 and died in Stamford (Connecticut) on Friday February 5, 1937 at the age of 64. He is buried at Rosedale Cemetery (Essex County, Massachusetts).
      • Stamford is located 16 miles [25.7 km] to the southwest of Fairfield.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Sydney Barton Booth<4>
    • Victor Borge     (Pianist, conductor, composer, comedian, actor)
      • Pianist, conductor, composer, comedian, actor. He was born in Copenhagen (Denmark) on Sunday January 3, 1909 and died in Greenwich (Connecticut) on Saturday December 23, 2000 at the age of 91.
      • Greenwich is located 21 miles [33.8 km] to the southwest of Fairfield.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Victor Borge<4>

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

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

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    • Hartford, which is the State Capital of Connecticut, lies 51 miles [82.1 km]<1> to the northeast (NE). If you could walk a straight line from Fairfield to Hartford, with an average speed<5> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take most of three days to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take most of two days.
    • The White House (Washington, DC) is 253 miles [407.2 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 10 days and walking would take 15 days.
    • The shortest distance<6> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 5,644 miles [9,083.1 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<7>
    • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 6,350 miles [10,219.3 km] and it lies to the east northeast (ENE).<8>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 4,227 miles [6,802.7 km] and it lies to the east northeast (ENE).<9>

Other Roadside Stops ...

Cities, Towns and Villages of Connecticut

About Fairfield County

About Connecticut

Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Fairfield. 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 'point-to-point' distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Fairfield) 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 Fairfield. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Fairfield

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Fairfield. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 41.1759, Longitude: -73.2721       In this case, the coordinates for Fairfield 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 Fairfield 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 305.455 degrees.
<8>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 301.042 degrees.
<9>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 302.132 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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