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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 Somers, we use the following websites to find information relevant to North Somers 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 Somers:
    • 42.016207, -72.448140
    • 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 Somers
  • 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 Somers ...

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.

  • Baptist Village [Hampden County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Baptist Village
    • Baptist Village [Hampden County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the northwest of North Somers
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Baptist Village have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Baptist Village
  • Butlerville [Hampden County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Butlerville
    • Butlerville [Hampden County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the north of North Somers
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Butlerville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Butlerville
  • Crescent Grove [Hartford County] - Historic
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Crescent Grove
    • Crescent Grove [Hartford County] was located 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the west of North Somers
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Crescent Grove have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
  • Crystal Lake [Tolland County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Crystal Lake
    • Crystal Lake [Tolland County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the southeast of North Somers
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Crystal Lake
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    • Forest Park [Hampden County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Forest Park
      • Forest Park [Hampden County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the northwest of North Somers
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Forest Park have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Forest Park
    • Hazardville [Hartford County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hazardville
      • Hazardville [Hartford County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the west of North Somers
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hazardville
    • Kings Corner [Hartford County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Kings Corner
      • Kings Corner [Hartford County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the southwest of North Somers
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Kings Corner have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Kings Corner
    • Longmeadow [Hampden County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Longmeadow
      • Longmeadow [Hampden County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the west of North Somers
      • Estimated population in 2019: 15,705 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Longmeadow
    • Pine Point [Hampden County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pine Point
      • Pine Point [Hampden County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the northwest of North Somers
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Pine Point have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pine Point
    • Shaker Pines [Hartford County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Shaker Pines
      • Shaker Pines [Hartford County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the west of North Somers
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Shaker Pines have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Shaker Pines
    • Warehouse Point Station [Hartford County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Warehouse Point Station
      • Warehouse Point Station [Hartford County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the southwest of North Somers
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Warehouse Point Station have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Warehouse Point Station

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 Somers. 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)
      • Actress. She was born in Manchester (Connecticut) on Monday November 27, 1905 and died in Los Angeles (California) on Friday March 31, 1978 at the age of 72. She is buried at Glendale Forest Lawn Memorial Park (Los Angeles County, California).
      • Manchester is located 17 miles [27.4 km] to the south of North Somers.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Astrid Allwyn<3>
    • Robert Ames     (Actor)
      • Actor. He was born in Hartford (Connecticut) on Saturday March 23, 1889 and died in New York (New York) on Friday November 27, 1931 at the age of 42. He is buried at Cedar Hill Cemetery (Hartford County, Connecticut).
      • Hartford is located 20 miles [32.2 km] to the southwest of North Somers.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Robert Ames<3>
    • George Thorndike Angell     (Social reformer)
      • Social reformer. He was born in Southbridge (Massachusetts) on Thursday June 5, 1823 and died in Boston (Massachusetts) on Tueday March 16, 1909 at the age of 85. He is buried at Mt. Auburn Cemetery (Middlesex County, Massachusetts).
      • Southbridge is located 21 miles [33.8 km] to the east of North Somers.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: George Thorndike Angell<3>
    • Delia Salter Bacon     (Author)
      • Author. She was born in Tallmadge (Ohio) on Saturday February 2, 1811 and died in Hartford (Connecticut) on Friday September 2, 1859 at the age of 48. She is buried at Grove Street Cemetery (New Haven County, Connecticut).
      • Hartford is located 20 miles [32.2 km] to the southwest of North Somers.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Delia Salter Bacon<3>
    • Christopher 'Battling' Battalino     (Professional boxer)
      • Professional boxer. He was born in Hartford (Connecticut) on Tueday February 18, 1908 and died in Hartford (Connecticut) on Monday July 25, 1977 at the age of 69. He is buried at Mt. St. Benedict Cemetery (Hartford County, Connecticut).
      • Hartford is located 20 miles [32.2 km] to the southwest of North Somers.
      • Hartford is located 20 miles [32.2 km] to the southwest of North Somers.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Christopher 'Battling' Battalino<3>
    • Marion Eugenie Bauer     (Composer, author)
      • Composer, author. She was born in Walla Walla (Washington) on Tueday August 15, 1882 and died in South Hadley (Massachusetts) on Tueday August 9, 1955 at the age of 73. She is buried at Kensico Cemetery (Westchester County, New York).
      • South Hadley is located 17 miles [27.4 km] to the north of North Somers.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Marion Eugenie Bauer<3>
    • Edward James 'Ed' Begley, Sr.     (Actor)
    • William Aloysius Bergen     (Major League Baseball)
      • Major League Baseball. He was born in North Brookfield (Massachusetts) on Thursday June 13, 1878 and died in Worcester (Massachusetts) on Sunday December 19, 1943 at the age of 65. He is buried at St. John's Cemetery (Worcester County, Massachusetts).
      • North Brookfield is located 25 miles [40.2 km] to the northeast of North Somers.
      • Worcester is located 37 miles [59.5 km] to the northeast of North Somers.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: William Aloysius Bergen<3>
    • Donald Joseph Bevan     (Playwright, screenwriter, artist)
      • Playwright, screenwriter, artist. He was born in Holyoke (Massachusetts) on Friday January 16, 1920 and died in Studio City (California) on Wednesday May 29, 2013 at the age of 93. He is buried at Riverside National Cemetery (Riverside County, California).
      • Holyoke is located 15 miles [24.1 km] to the northwest of North Somers.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Donald Joseph Bevan<3>
    • Marilyn Borden     (Actress)
      • Actress. She was born in Hartford (Connecticut) on Sunday May 29, 1932 and died in Modesto (California) on Wednesday March 25, 2009 at the age of 76.
      • Hartford is located 20 miles [32.2 km] to the southwest of North Somers.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Marilyn Borden<3>
    • Rosalyn 'Roz' Borden     (Actress)
      • Actress. She was born in Hartford (Connecticut) on Sunday May 29, 1932 and died in Modesto (California) on Thursday January 23, 2003 at the age of 70.
      • Hartford is located 20 miles [32.2 km] to the southwest of North Somers.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Rosalyn 'Roz' Borden<3>
    • John Bray     (Animator)
      • Animator. He was born in Adrian (Michigan) on Monday August 25, 1879 and died in Hartford (Connecticut) on Tueday October 10, 1978 at the age of 99. He is buried at Bray Cemetery (Lincoln County, Missouri).
      • Hartford is located 20 miles [32.2 km] to the southwest of North Somers.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: John Bray<3>
    • Hope Cameron     (Actress)
      • Actress. She was born in Hartford (Connecticut) on Saturday February 21, 1920 and died in New York (New York) on Friday November 20, 1998 at the age of 78. She is buried at Kensico Cemetery (Westchester County, New York).
      • Hartford is located 20 miles [32.2 km] to the southwest of North Somers.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Hope Cameron<3>

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

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

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    • Hartford, which is the State Capital of Connecticut, lies 20 miles [32.2 km]<1> to the southwest (SW). If you could walk a straight line from North Somers to Hartford, with an average speed<4> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take just over a day to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take most of a day.
    • The White House (Washington, DC) is 323 miles [519.8 km] to the southwest (SW). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take five to six hours, a buggy would take 13 days and walking would take 19 days.
    • The shortest distance<5> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 5,576 miles [8,973.7 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<6>
    • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 6,284 miles [10,113.1 km] and it lies to the east northeast (ENE).<7>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 4,160 miles [6,694.9 km] and it lies to the east northeast (ENE).<8>

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Off-the-Road Links ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in North Somers. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 42.0162, Longitude: -72.4481       In this case, the coordinates for North Somers 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>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.
<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 North Somers 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 304.857 degrees.
<7>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 300.505 degrees.
<8>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 301.366 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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