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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 Woodbury, we use the following websites to find information relevant to North Woodbury 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 Woodbury:
    • 41.5503738, -73.2053913
    • 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 Woodbury
  • 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 North Woodbury ...

We have found two communities that share the name North Woodbury.

Within Connecticut, the name North Woodbury is unique.

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

  • Communities Elsewhere In North America ...
    • New Jersey
      • Gloucester County
      • This North Woodbury is located in Gloucester County and lies 154 miles [247.8 km]<1> to the southwest of the North Woodbury that is located in Litchfield County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on North Woodbury
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Gloucester County community of North Woodbury.
    • Ohio
      • Morrow County
      • This North Woodbury is located in Morrow County and lies 496 miles [798.2 km]<1> to the west of the North Woodbury that is located in Litchfield County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on North Woodbury
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Morrow County community of North Woodbury.

Curious and Interesting Names Near North Woodbury ...

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.

  • Acropolis [Litchfield County] - Historic
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Acropolis
    • Acropolis [Litchfield County] was located less than 2 miles<1> to the south of North Woodbury
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Acropolis have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
  • Cedar Land [New Haven County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cedar Land
    • Cedar Land [New Haven County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the south of North Woodbury
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cedar Land have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cedar Land
  • Gulls Hollow [Litchfield County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Gulls Hollow
    • Gulls Hollow [Litchfield County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the north of North Woodbury
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Gulls Hollow have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Gulls Hollow
  • Heritage Village [New Haven County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Heritage Village
    • Heritage Village [New Haven County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the south of North Woodbury
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Heritage Village have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Heritage Village
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    • Hillcrest [New Haven County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hillcrest
      • Hillcrest [New Haven County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the east of North Woodbury
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hillcrest have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hillcrest
    • Horse Heaven [Litchfield County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Horse Heaven
      • Horse Heaven [Litchfield County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the northwest of North Woodbury
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Horse Heaven have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Horse Heaven
    • Kettletown [New Haven County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Kettletown
      • Kettletown [New Haven County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the south of North Woodbury
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Kettletown have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Kettletown
    • Minortown [Litchfield County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Minortown
      • Minortown [Litchfield County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the northeast of North Woodbury
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Minortown have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Minortown
    • Russian Village [Litchfield County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Russian Village
      • Russian Village [Litchfield County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the south of North Woodbury
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Russian Village have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Russian Village
    • Shady Rest [Fairfield County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Shady Rest
      • Shady Rest [Fairfield County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the southwest of North Woodbury
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Shady Rest have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Shady Rest
    • Town Plot Hill [New Haven County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Town Plot Hill
      • Town Plot Hill [New Haven County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the east of North Woodbury
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Town Plot Hill have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Town Plot Hill

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 Woodbury. 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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    • 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 13 miles [20.9 km] to the northeast of North Woodbury.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Peter William Appleton<3>
    • 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 20 miles [32.2 km] to the east of North Woodbury.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: John Joseph 'Jack' Barry<3>
    • 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 6 miles [9.7 km] to the north of North Woodbury.
      • Bloomfield is located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the north of North Woodbury.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: James Goodwin Batterson<3>
    • 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 21 miles [33.8 km] to the southeast of North Woodbury.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Charles Austin Beard<3>
    • 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 21 miles [33.8 km] to the southeast of North Woodbury.
      • North Haven is located 21 miles [33.8 km] to the southeast of North Woodbury.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Frank Beisler<3>
    • 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 23 miles [37 km] to the southeast of North Woodbury.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Marian Bergeron<3>
    • 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.
      • Hamden is located 19 miles [30.6 km] to the southeast of North Woodbury.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Ernest Borgnine<3>
    • 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 18 miles [29 km] to the north of North Woodbury.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: John Brown<3>
    • 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 22 miles [35.4 km] to the southeast of North Woodbury.
    • 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 22 miles [35.4 km] to the southeast of North Woodbury.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Al Capp<3>
    • Karen Carpenter     (Singer)
    • 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 8 miles [12.9 km] to the east of North Woodbury.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Robert Edward 'Bob' Crane<3>
    • Dr. Harvey Williams Cushing     (Medical pioneer)
      • Medical pioneer. He was born in Cleveland (Ohio) on Thursday April 8, 1869 and died in New Haven (Connecticut) on Saturday October 7, 1939 at the age of 70. He is buried at Lake View Cemetery (Cuyahoga County, Ohio).
      • New Haven is located 22 miles [35.4 km] to the southeast of North Woodbury.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Dr. Harvey Williams Cushing<3>

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

With a nod to our favorite Gazetteers and using the location of where the historic<4> community of North Woodbury once stood, the straight-line distance beginning in North Woodbury and extending to:

  • View Our List ...
    • Hartford, which is the State Capital of Connecticut, lies 31 miles [49.9 km]<1> to the east northeast (ENE). If you could walk a straight line from North Woodbury to Hartford, with an average speed<5> 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 272 miles [437.7 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 5,626 miles [9,054.2 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<7>
    • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 6,334 miles [10,193.6 km] and it lies to the east northeast (ENE).<8>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 4,210 miles [6,775.3 km] and it lies to the east northeast (ENE).<9>

Other Roadside Stops ...

Index of Cities, Towns and Villages for Connecticut

About Litchfield County

About Connecticut

Off-the-Road Links ...

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 things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- North Woodbury) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in North Woodbury. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 41.5504, Longitude: -73.2054       In this case, the coordinates for North Woodbury 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>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 North Woodbury, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.
<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 Woodbury 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 305.37 degrees.
<8>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 301.007 degrees.
<9>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 301.927 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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