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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 Milford, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Milford and the surrounding area.

  • 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 Milford:
    • 41.224264, -73.059829
    • 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 Milford
  • 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 Milford ...

We found two communities that share the name Milford.

Within Connecticut, the name Milford 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
      • Otsego County
      • This Milford is located in Otsego County and lies 134 miles [215.7 km]<1> to the northwest of the Milford that is located in New Haven County.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Otsego County community of Milford.
    • Wisconsin
      • Jefferson County
      • This Milford is located in Jefferson County and lies 816 miles [1,313.2 km]<1> to the west northwest of the Milford that is located in New Haven County.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Jefferson County community of Milford.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Milford ...

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.

  • Cedar Beach
    (3 miles [4.8 km] to the southwest)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cedar Beach have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cedar Beach
    • Cedar Beach is located in New Haven County
  • Lordship
    (5 miles [8 km] to the southwest)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lordship have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lordship
    • Lordship is located in Fairfield County
  • Orange
    (4 miles [6.4 km] to the northeast)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Orange have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Orange
    • Orange is located in New Haven County
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Orange <3>
  • Pecks Mill
    (2 miles [3.2 km] to the west)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Pecks Mill have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pecks Mill
    • Pecks Mill is located in Fairfield County
  • Pine Rock Park
    (3 miles [4.8 km] to the northwest)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Pine Rock Park have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pine Rock Park
    • Pine Rock Park is located in Fairfield County
  • Sea Bluff
    (5 miles [8 km] to the northeast)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Sea Bluff have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sea Bluff
    • Sea Bluff is located in New Haven County
  • Silver Beach
    (Less than 2 miles to the south)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Silver Beach have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Silver Beach
    • Silver Beach is located in New Haven County
  • Sunnyside
    (5 miles [8 km] to the north)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Sunnyside have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sunnyside
    • Sunnyside is located in Fairfield County
  • Walnut Beach
    (2 miles [3.2 km] to the southwest)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Walnut Beach have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Walnut Beach
    • Walnut Beach is located in New Haven County

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

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

  • Hartford, which is the State Capital of Connecticut, lies 42 miles [67.6 km]<1> to the north northeast (NNE). If you could walk a straight line from Milford to Hartford, with an average speed<4> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take about three full days to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take just about two full days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC) is 264 miles [424.9 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 15 days.
  • The shortest distance<5> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 5,633 miles [9,065.4 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<6>
  • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 6,339 miles [10,201.6 km] and it lies to the east northeast (ENE).<7>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 4,216 miles [6,785 km] and it lies to the east northeast (ENE).<8>

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Milford. 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- Milford) to Point B.Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Milford. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 41.2243, Longitude: -73.0598       In this case, the coordinates for Milford 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 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>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.
<5>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 Milford to the Middle East to be East and South, the Great Circle Route actually lies to the North and East.
<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Jerusalem is 305.323 degrees.
<7>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 300.901 degrees.
<8>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 302.016 degrees.









 

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