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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 Hartford, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Hartford 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 Hartford:
    • 41.765933, -72.683426
    • 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 Hartford
  • 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 Hartford ...

We have found three communities that share the name Hartford.

Within Connecticut, the name Hartford 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
      • Washington County
      • This Hartford is located in Washington County and lies 116 miles [186.7 km]<1> to the north northwest of the Hartford that is located in Hartford County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hartford
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Washington County community of Hartford.
    • Vermont
      • Windsor County
      • This Hartford is located in Windsor County and lies 131 miles [210.8 km]<1> to the north of the Hartford that is located in Hartford County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hartford
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Windsor County community of Hartford.
    • Wisconsin
      • Washington County
      • This Hartford is located in Washington County and lies 803 miles [1,292.3 km]<1> to the west northwest of the Hartford that is located in Hartford County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hartford
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Washington County community of Hartford.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Hartford ...

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.

  • Barber Corner [Hartford County] - Historic
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Barber Corner
    • Barber Corner [Hartford County] was located 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the northwest of Hartford
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Barber Corner have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
  • Breakneck [Hartford County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Breakneck
    • Breakneck [Hartford County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the north of Hartford
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Breakneck have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Breakneck
  • Case Corner [Hartford County] - Historic
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Case Corner
    • Case Corner [Hartford County] was located 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the northwest of Hartford
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Case Corner have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
  • Cottage Grove [Hartford County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cottage Grove
    • Cottage Grove [Hartford County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the north of Hartford
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cottage Grove have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cottage Grove
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    • Cotton Hollow [Hartford County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cotton Hollow
      • Cotton Hollow [Hartford County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the southeast of Hartford
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cotton Hollow have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cotton Hollow
    • Dutch Point Colony [Hartford County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Dutch Point Colony
      • Dutch Point Colony [Hartford County] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the southeast of Hartford
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Dutch Point Colony have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Dutch Point Colony
    • Elm Hill [Hartford County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Elm Hill
      • Elm Hill [Hartford County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the southwest of Hartford
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Elm Hill have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Elm Hill
    • Forest Village [Hartford County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Forest Village
      • Forest Village [Hartford County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the east of Hartford
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Forest Village have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Forest Village
    • Hockanum [Hartford County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hockanum
      • Hockanum [Hartford County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the southeast of Hartford
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hockanum have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hockanum
    • Hopewell [Hartford County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hopewell
      • Hopewell [Hartford County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the southeast of Hartford
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hopewell have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hopewell
    • Rocky Hill [Hartford County]

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 Hartford. 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 Less than 2 miles to the north of Hartford.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Robert Ames<4>
    • Peter William Appleton     (Major League Baseball)
      • Born: Peter William Jablonski
      • Major League Baseball. He was born in Terryville (CT) on May 20, 1904 (a Friday) and died in Trenton (NJ) on January 18, 1974 (a Friday) at the age of 69. He is buried at St. Gertrudes Cemetery (Middlesex County, New Jersey).
      • Terryville is located 17 miles [27.4 km] to the west of Hartford.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Peter William Appleton<4>
    • 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 Less than 2 miles to the north of Hartford.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: William Harrison 'Bald Billy' Barnie<4>
    • John Joseph 'Jack' Barry     (Major League Baseball)
    • Christopher 'Battling' Battalino     (Professional boxer)
    • James Goodwin Batterson     (Architect)
      • Architect. He was born in Bloomfield (CT) on February 23, 1823 (a Sunday) and died in Bloomfield (CT) on September 18, 1901 (a Wednesday) at the age of 78. He is buried at Cedar Hill Cemetery (Hartford County, Connecticut).
      • Bloomfield is located 28 miles [45.1 km] to the west of Hartford.
      • Bloomfield is located 28 miles [45.1 km] to the west of Hartford.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: James Goodwin Batterson<4>
    • Charles Austin Beard     (Historian)
      • Historian. He was born on November 27, 1874 (a Friday) and died in North Haven (CT) on September 1, 1948 (a Wednesday) at the age of 73. He is buried at Ferncliff Cemetery (Westchester County, New York).
      • North Haven is located 27 miles [43.5 km] to the south of Hartford.
      • 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 (CT) on October 9, 1913 (a Thursday) and died in North Haven (CT) on September 8, 1973 (a Saturday) at the age of 59. He is buried at St. Lawrence Cemetery (New Haven County, Connecticut).
      • North Haven is located 27 miles [43.5 km] to the south of Hartford.
      • North Haven is located 27 miles [43.5 km] to the south of Hartford.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Frank Beisler<4>
    • 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 Less than 2 miles to the north of Hartford.
      • 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 Less than 2 miles to the north of Hartford.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Rosalyn 'Roz' Borden<4>

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

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

  • View Our List ...
    • Hartford, which is the State Capital of Connecticut, lies just to the north northeast (NNE).
    • The White House (Washington, DC) is 302 miles [486 km]<1> to the southwest (SW). If you could drive a straight line from Hartford to White House, with an average speed<5>of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, it would take five to six hours to make the trip. A comfortable walk of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour would take 18 days. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take 12 days.
    • The shortest distance<6> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 5,595 miles [9,004.3 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<7>
    • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 6,303 miles [10,143.7 km] and it lies to the east northeast (ENE).<8>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 4,179 miles [6,725.4 km] and it lies to the east northeast (ENE).<9>

The Communities of Connecticut

About Hartford County

About Connecticut

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Hartford. 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' distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Hartford) 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 Hartford. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from HartfordOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Hartford. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 41.7659, Longitude: -72.6834       In this case, the coordinates for Hartford 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 Hartford 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 305.031 degrees.
<8>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 300.66 degrees.
<9>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 301.593 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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