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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 Guilford, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Guilford 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 Guilford:
    • 41.288310, -72.682019
    • 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 Guilford
  • 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 Guilford ...

We have found twenty communities that share the name Guilford.

Within Connecticut, the name Guilford is unique.

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

  • Communities Elsewhere In North America ...
    • Arkansas
      • Pulaski County
      • This community is historic<1> and we have very little information. For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Arkansas community of Guilford [Pulaski County].
    • Florida
      • Bradford County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<2> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Florida community of Guilford [Bradford County].
      • Union County
      • This Guilford is located in Union County and lies 947 miles [1,524 km]<3> to the southwest of the Guilford that is located in New Haven County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Guilford
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Union County community of Guilford.
    • Illinois
      • Jo Daviess County
      • This Guilford is located in Jo Daviess County and lies 907 miles [1,459.7 km]<3> to the west of the Guilford that is located in New Haven County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Guilford
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Jo Daviess County community of Guilford.
    • Indiana
      • Dearborn County
      • This Guilford is located in Dearborn County and lies 660 miles [1,062.2 km]<3> to the west of the Guilford that is located in New Haven County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Guilford
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Dearborn County community of Guilford.
    • Kansas
      • Wilson County
      • This Guilford is located in Wilson County and lies 1,250 miles [2,011.7 km]<3> to the west of the Guilford that is located in New Haven County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Guilford
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Wilson County community of Guilford.
    • Maine
      • Piscataquis County
      • This Guilford is located in Piscataquis County and lies 315 miles [506.9 km]<3> to the north northeast of the Guilford that is located in New Haven County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Guilford
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Piscataquis County community of Guilford.
    • Maryland
      • Baltimore City
      • This Guilford is located in Baltimore City and lies 247 miles [397.5 km]<3> to the west southwest of the Guilford that is located in New Haven County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Guilford
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Baltimore City community of Guilford.
      • Howard County
      • This Guilford is located in Howard County and lies 263 miles [423.3 km] to the west southwest of the Guilford that is located in New Haven County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Guilford
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Howard County community of Guilford.
    • Missouri
      • Nodaway County
      • This Guilford is located in Nodaway County and lies 1,153 miles [1,855.6 km]<3> to the west of the Guilford that is located in New Haven County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Guilford
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Nodaway County community of Guilford.
    • New York
      • Chenango County
      • This Guilford is located in Chenango County and lies 163 miles [262.3 km]<3> to the west northwest of the Guilford that is located in New Haven County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Guilford
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Chenango County community of Guilford.
    • North Carolina
      • Guilford County
      • This Guilford is located in Guilford County and lies 529 miles [851.3 km]<3> to the southwest of the Guilford that is located in New Haven County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Guilford
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Guilford County community of Guilford.
    • Ohio
      • Columbiana County
      • This Guilford is located in Columbiana County and lies 427 miles [687.2 km]<3> to the west of the Guilford that is located in New Haven County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Guilford
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Columbiana County community of Guilford.
      • Madison County
      • This community is historic<1> and although located in Madison County, we don't know where within the county.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Madison County community of Guilford.
      • Mercer County
      • This community is historic and although located in Mercer County, we don't know where within the county.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Mercer County community of Guilford.
    • Pennsylvania
      • Franklin County
      • This Guilford is located in Franklin County and lies 276 miles [444.2 km]<3> to the west southwest of the Guilford that is located in New Haven County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Guilford
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Franklin County community of Guilford.
    • Vermont
      • Windham County
      • This Guilford is located in Windham County and lies 105 miles [169 km]<3> to the north of the Guilford that is located in New Haven County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Guilford
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Windham County community of Guilford.
    • Virginia
      • Accomack County
      • This Guilford is located in Accomack County and lies 286 miles [460.3 km]<3> to the southwest of the Guilford that is located in New Haven County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Guilford
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Accomack County community of Guilford.
      • Fairfax County
      • This Guilford is located in Fairfax County and lies 291 miles [468.3 km] to the southwest of the Guilford that is located in New Haven County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Guilford
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Fairfax County community of Guilford.
      • Roanoke City
      • This Guilford is located in Roanoke City and lies 474 miles [762.8 km] to the west southwest of the Guilford that is located in New Haven County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Guilford
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Roanoke City community of Guilford.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Guilford ...

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.

  • Flanders [New Haven County] - Historic
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Flanders
    • Flanders [New Haven County] was located 4 miles [6.4 km]<3> to the east of Guilford
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Flanders have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
  • Indian Neck [New Haven County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Indian Neck
    • Indian Neck [New Haven County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<3> to the west of Guilford
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Indian Neck have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Indian Neck
  • Middle Beach [New Haven County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Middle Beach
    • Middle Beach [New Haven County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<3> to the east of Guilford
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Middle Beach have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Middle Beach
  • Nut Plains [New Haven County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Nut Plains
    • Nut Plains [New Haven County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<3> to the north of Guilford
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Nut Plains have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Nut Plains
  • Continue List   (5 more) ...
    • Pine Orchard [New Haven County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pine Orchard
      • Pine Orchard [New Haven County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<3> to the west of Guilford
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pine Orchard
    • Podunk [New Haven County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Podunk
      • Podunk [New Haven County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<3> to the northeast of Guilford
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Podunk have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Podunk
    • Seaview Beach [New Haven County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Seaview Beach
      • Seaview Beach [New Haven County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<3> to the east of Guilford
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Seaview Beach have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Seaview Beach
    • Spruce Corner [Middlesex County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Spruce Corner
      • Spruce Corner [Middlesex County] was located 5 miles [8 km]<3> to the northeast of Guilford
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Spruce Corner have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Stony Creek [New Haven County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Stony Creek
      • Stony Creek [New Haven County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<3> to the southwest of Guilford
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Stony Creek have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Stony Creek

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 Guilford. 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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    • Humbert Allen Astredo     (Actor)
    • 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 18 miles [29 km] to the north of Guilford.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: John Joseph 'Jack' Barry<5>
    • 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 11 miles [17.7 km] to the northwest of Guilford.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Charles Austin Beard<5>
    • 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 11 miles [17.7 km] to the northwest of Guilford.
      • North Haven is located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the northwest of Guilford.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Frank Beisler<5>
    • 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 14 miles [22.5 km] to the west of Guilford.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Marian Bergeron<5>
    • Ernest Borgnine     (Oscar winning actor)
      • Oscar winning actor. He was born in Hamden (Connecticut) on Wednesday January 24, 1917 and died in Los Angeles (California) on Sunday July 8, 2012 at the age of 95. The body was cremated.
      • Hamden is located 13 miles [20.9 km] to the northwest of Guilford.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Ernest Borgnine<5>
    • George W. Bush     (43rd President of the US (2001 - 2009))
      • 43rd President of the US (2001 - 2009). He was born in New Haven (Connecticut) on Saturday July 6, 1946
      • New Haven is located 12 miles [19.3 km] to the west of Guilford.
    • Al Capp     (Cartoonist)
      • Cartoonist. He was born in New Haven (Connecticut) on Tueday September 28, 1909 and died in South Hampton (New Hampshire) on Monday November 5, 1979 at the age of 70. He is buried at Mt. Prospect Cemetery (Essex County, Massachusetts).
      • New Haven is located 12 miles [19.3 km] to the west of Guilford.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Al Capp<5>
    • Art Carney     (Oscar winning actor)
      • Oscar winning actor. He was born in Mount Vernon (New York) on Monday November 4, 1918 and died in Westbrook (Connecticut) on Sunday November 9, 2003 at the age of 85.
      • Westbrook is located 12 miles [19.3 km] to the east of Guilford.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Art Carney<5>
    • Karen Carpenter     (Singer)
    • Gerald Chapman     (Crime figure)
      • Crime figure. He was born in Brooklyn (New York) on Tueday August 16, 1887 and died in Wethersfield (Connecticut) on Tueday April 6, 1926 at the age of 38. He is buried at Mt. St. Benedict Cemetery (Hartford County, Connecticut).
      • Wethersfield is located 28 miles [45.1 km] to the north of Guilford.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Gerald Chapman<5>
    • Teddy Charles     (Muscian, composer, bandleader)
      • Muscian, composer, bandleader. He was born in Chicopee (Massachusetts) on Friday April 13, 1928 and died in Riverhead (New York) on Monday April 16, 2012 at the age of 84. The body was cremated.
      • Riverhead is located 25 miles [40.2 km] to the south of Guilford.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Teddy Charles<5>
    • Frederic Edwin Church     (Artist)
      • Artist. He was born in Hartford (Connecticut) on Thursday May 4, 1826 and died in Greenport (New York) on Saturday April 7, 1900 at the age of 73. He is buried at Spring Grove Cemetery (Hartford County, Connecticut).
      • Hartford is located 33 miles [53.1 km] to the north of Guilford.
      • Greenport is located 21 miles [33.8 km] to the southeast of Guilford.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Frederic Edwin Church<5>

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

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

  • View Our List ...
    • Hartford, which is the State Capital of Connecticut, lies 33 miles [53.1 km]<3> to the north (N). If you could walk a straight line from Guilford to Hartford, with an average speed<6> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take most of two days to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take just over a day.
    • The White House (Washington, DC) is 283 miles [455.4 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<7> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 5,614 miles [9,034.9 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<8>
    • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 6,320 miles [10,171.1 km] and it lies to the east northeast (ENE).<9>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 4,197 miles [6,754.4 km] and it lies to the east northeast (ENE).<10>

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The official website for Guilford: www.ci.guilford.ct.us/

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

Footnotes ...

<1>We use the term 'Historic' broadly and it generally means that the community no longer exists. However, it can also mean that the community might still exist, but was significantly larger or had a more 'official' existence in the past than it does now. Unfortunately our sources of data have proven to be unreliable. If you can provide us with more specific information about Guilford, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.
<2>If we encounter the name of what might be a community, our methodology is to add that name to our Gazetteer as a placeholder. As we find more information about that community, it will be added to our Gazetteer.

Just as a reminder: Our definition of a community is rather broad and includes those places (or areas) where several families lived and had a name which identified that place. For example, you might hear somebody say that they are going over to Bird Creek to see Pete ... Bird Creek is just a gas station and a couple of homes at the crossroads. While it might not be on the map, everybody in the area knows it by that name.

Places of interest include buildings at a crossroad, several families clustered in a hollow or maybe the location of a way station. It also includes places like mines, lumber camps, ferry crossings, etc. The community might still exist, is now gone or only existed for just a short period of time.

Also keep in mind that Guilford could have been on the original document by mistake, misspelled, the original/alternate name of a community that we've listed elsewhere or was placed in the wrong county. Sometimes a post office or train station would have a different name than the community where it's located, so two names might be referring to the same community - we're working to straighten it all out.
<3>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Guilford) to Point B.

If you need the driving distance, we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Guilford. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Guilford

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Guilford. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 41.2883, Longitude: -72.6820    
<4>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.
<5>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.
<6>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.
<7>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 Guilford to the Middle East to be East and South, the Great Circle Route actually lies to the North and East.
<8>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Jerusalem is 305.09 degrees.
<9>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 300.649 degrees.
<10>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 301.821 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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