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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 North Kent, we use the following websites to find information relevant to North Kent 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 North Kent:
    • 41.767039, -73.428455
    • 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 North Kent
  • 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

Curious and Interesting Names Near North Kent ...

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.

  • Bulls Bridge [Litchfield County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bulls Bridge
    • Bulls Bridge [Litchfield County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the southwest of North Kent
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Bulls Bridge have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bulls Bridge
  • Corner of the Pines [Litchfield County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Corner of the Pines
    • Corner of the Pines [Litchfield County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the northeast of North Kent
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Corner of the Pines have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Corner of the Pines
  • Cornwall [Litchfield County]
  • Cornwall Bridge [Litchfield County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cornwall Bridge
    • Cornwall Bridge [Litchfield County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the northeast of North Kent
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cornwall Bridge have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cornwall Bridge
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Cornwall Bridge<3>
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    • Dogtail Corners [Dutchess County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Dogtail Corners
      • Dogtail Corners [Dutchess County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the southwest of North Kent
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Dogtail Corners
    • Flanders [Litchfield County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Flanders
      • Flanders [Litchfield County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the southwest of North Kent
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Flanders have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Flanders
    • Kent [Litchfield County]
    • Kent Furnace [Litchfield County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Kent Furnace
      • Kent Furnace [Litchfield County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the southwest of North Kent
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Kent Furnace have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Kent Furnace
    • Lower Merryall [Litchfield County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lower Merryall
      • Lower Merryall [Litchfield County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the south of North Kent
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lower Merryall have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lower Merryall
    • Marble Dale [Litchfield County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Marble Dale
      • Marble Dale [Litchfield County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the southeast of North Kent
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Marble Dale have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Marble Dale
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Marble Dale<3>
    • Mitcheltown [Litchfield County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mitcheltown
      • Mitcheltown [Litchfield County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the north of North Kent
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Mitcheltown have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mitcheltown
    • Oniontown [Dutchess County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Oniontown
      • Oniontown [Dutchess County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the west of North Kent
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Oniontown have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Oniontown

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 North Kent. 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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    • Maryanne Amacher     (Composer)
      • Composer. She was born in Kane (Pennsylvania) on Friday February 25, 1938 and died in Rhinebeck (New York) on Thursday October 22, 2009 at the age of 71. She is buried at Montrepose Cemetery (Ulster County, New York).
      • Rhinebeck is located 27 miles [43.5 km] to the northwest of North Kent.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Maryanne Amacher<4>
    • Peter William Appleton     (Major League Baseball)
      • Major League Baseball. He was born in Terryville (Connecticut) on Friday May 20, 1904 and died in Trenton (New Jersey) on Friday January 18, 1974 at the age of 69. He is buried at St. Gertrudes Cemetery (Middlesex County, New Jersey).
      • Terryville is located 22 miles [35.4 km] to the east of North Kent.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Peter William Appleton<4>
    • James Goodwin Batterson     (Architect)
      • Architect. He was born in Bloomfield (Connecticut) on Sunday February 23, 1823 and died in Bloomfield (Connecticut) on Wednesday September 18, 1901 at the age of 78. He is buried at Cedar Hill Cemetery (Hartford County, Connecticut).
      • Bloomfield is located 14 miles [22.5 km] to the southeast of North Kent.
      • Bloomfield is located 14 miles [22.5 km] to the southeast of North Kent.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: James Goodwin Batterson<4>
    • John Brown     (Abolitionist, activist)
      • Abolitionist, activist. He was born in Torrington (Connecticut) on Friday May 9, 1800 and died in Charles Town (West Virginia) on Friday December 2, 1859 at the age of 59.
      • Torrington is located 16 miles [25.7 km] to the east of North Kent.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: John Brown<4>
    • James Cagney     (Oscar winning actor)
      • Oscar winning actor. He was born in New York (New York) on Monday July 17, 1899 and died in Stanfordville (New York) on Sunday March 30, 1986 at the age of 86. He is buried at Gate of Heaven Cemetery (Westchester County, New York).
      • Stanfordville is located 16 miles [25.7 km] to the northwest of North Kent.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: James Cagney<4>
    • Robert Edward 'Bob' Crane     (Actor)
      • Actor. He was born in Waterbury (Connecticut) on Friday July 13, 1928 and died in Scottsdale (Arizona) on Thursday June 29, 1978 at the age of 49. He is buried at Westwood Memorial Park (Los Angeles County, California).
      • Waterbury is located 24 miles [38.6 km] to the southeast of North Kent.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Robert Edward 'Bob' Crane<4>
    • James Douglas     (Actor)
      • Actor. He was born in Los Angeles (California) on Monday May 20, 1929 and died in Bethlehem (Connecticut) on Saturday March 5, 2016 at the age of 86.
      • Bethlehem is located 14 miles [22.5 km] to the southeast of North Kent.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: James Douglas<4>
    • Charles Kassel Harris     (Composer)
      • Composer. He was born in Poughkeepsie (New York) on Wednesday May 1, 1867 and died in New York (New York) on Monday December 22, 1930 at the age of 63. He is buried at Woodlawn Cemetery (Bronx County, New York).
      • Poughkeepsie is located 25 miles [40.2 km] to the west of North Kent.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Charles Kassel Harris<4>
    • Warren Hull     (Actor)
      • Actor. He was born in Gasport (New York) on Saturday January 17, 1903 and died in Waterbury (Connecticut) on Saturday September 14, 1974 at the age of 71.
      • Waterbury is located 24 miles [38.6 km] to the southeast of North Kent.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Warren Hull<4>
    • Mary Hannah Hanchett Hunt     (Social reformer)
      • Social reformer. She was born in South Canaan (Connecticut) on Sunday July 4, 1830 and died in Dorchester (Massachusetts) on Tueday April 24, 1906 at the age of 75. She is buried at Forest Hills Cemetery (Suffolk County, Massachusetts).
      • South Canaan is located 14 miles [22.5 km] to the north of North Kent.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Mary Hannah Hanchett Hunt<4>
    • Collis Huntington     (Railroad tycoon, industrialist)
      • Railroad tycoon, industrialist. He was born in Harwinton (Connecticut) on Monday October 22, 1821 and died in Adirondack (New York) on Monday August 13, 1900 at the age of 78. He is buried at Woodlawn Cemetery (Bronx County, New York).
      • Harwinton is located 18 miles [29 km] to the east of North Kent.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Collis Huntington<4>
    • James Merritt Ives     (Lithographer)
      • Lithographer. He was born in Great Barrington (Massachusetts) on Friday March 5, 1824 and died in Rye (New York) on Thursday January 3, 1895 at the age of 70. He is buried at Green - Wood Cemetery (Kings County, New York).
      • Great Barrington is located 29 miles [46.7 km] to the north of North Kent.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: James Merritt Ives<4>
    • Benson John Lossing     (Author, historian)
      • Author, historian. He was born in Beekman (New York) on Friday February 12, 1813 and died in Dover Plains (New York) on Wednesday June 3, 1891 at the age of 78. He is buried at Poughkeepsie Rural Cemetery (Dutchess County, New York).
      • Beekman is located 18 miles [29 km] to the southwest of North Kent.
      • Dover Plains is located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the west of North Kent.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Benson John Lossing<4>

How Far From North Kent to ...

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

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

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    • Hartford, which is the State Capital of Connecticut, lies 38 miles [61.2 km]<1> to the east (E). If you could walk a straight line from North Kent to Hartford, with an average speed<5> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take over two 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 274 miles [441 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<6> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 5,627 miles [9,055.8 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<7>
    • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 6,336 miles [10,196.8 km] and it lies to the east northeast (ENE).<8>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 4,212 miles [6,778.6 km] and it lies to the east northeast (ENE).<9>

Other Roadside Stops ...

Visit our Community Index for Connecticut

About Litchfield County

About Connecticut

Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for North Kent. 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- North Kent) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in North Kent. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 41.7670, Longitude: -73.4285       In this case, the coordinates for North Kent 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 North Kent 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 305.477 degrees.
<8>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 301.164 degrees.
<9>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 301.925 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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