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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 Northfield, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Northfield 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 Northfield:
    • 41.694819, -73.110665
    • 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 Northfield
  • 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 Northfield ...

We have found 30 communities that share the name Northfield.

There is one other community in Connecticut which is also named Northfield.

Beyond Connecticut, we know of another 29 communities that are located throughout in the United States and Canada. Of these 29 communities, 26 are located in the United States and eight are in Canada.

  • Communities Located In Connecticut ...
    • Fairfield County
      • This Northfield is located in Fairfield County and lies 49 miles [78.9 km]<1> to the south southwest of the Northfield that is located in Litchfield County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Northfield
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Fairfield County community of Northfield.
  • Communities Elsewhere In North America ...
    • British Columbia
      • This Northfield lies 2,469 miles [3,973.5 km]<1> to the west northwest of the Northfield that is located in Litchfield County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Northfield
    • Illinois
      • Cook County
      • This Northfield is located in Cook County and lies 753 miles [1,211.8 km]<1> to the west of the Northfield that is located in Litchfield County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Northfield
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Cook County community of Northfield.
      • Will County
      • This Northfield is located in Will County and lies 775 miles [1,247.2 km] to the west of the Northfield that is located in Litchfield County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Northfield
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Will County community of Northfield.
    • Indiana
      • Boone County
      • This Northfield is located in Boone County and lies 696 miles [1,120.1 km]<1> to the west of the Northfield that is located in Litchfield County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Northfield
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Boone County community of Northfield.
    • Iowa
      • Des Moines County
      • This Northfield is located in Des Moines County and lies 932 miles [1,499.9 km]<1> to the west of the Northfield that is located in Litchfield County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Northfield
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Des Moines County community of Northfield.
    • Kansas
      • Cheyenne County
      • This community is historic<2> and although located in Cheyenne County, we don't know where within the county.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Cheyenne County community of Northfield.
      • Sherman County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<3> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Kansas community of Northfield [Sherman County].
      • Sumner County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information. For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Kansas community of Northfield [Sumner County].
    • Kentucky
      • Jefferson County
      • This Northfield is located in Jefferson County and lies 702 miles [1,129.8 km]<1> to the west southwest of the Northfield that is located in Litchfield County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Northfield
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Jefferson County community of Northfield.
      • Pulaski County
      • This Northfield is located in Pulaski County and lies 688 miles [1,107.2 km] to the west southwest of the Northfield that is located in Litchfield County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Northfield
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Pulaski County community of Northfield.
    • Maine
      • Washington County
      • This Northfield is located in Washington County and lies 352 miles [566.5 km]<1> to the northeast of the Northfield that is located in Litchfield County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Northfield
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Washington County community of Northfield.
    • Massachusetts
      • Franklin County
      • This Northfield is located in Franklin County and lies 76 miles [122.3 km]<1> to the north northeast of the Northfield that is located in Litchfield County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Northfield
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Franklin County community of Northfield.
    • Michigan
      • Monroe County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<3> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Michigan community of Northfield [Monroe County].
      • Washtenaw County
      • This Northfield is located in Washtenaw County and lies 546 miles [878.7 km]<1> to the west of the Northfield that is located in Litchfield County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Northfield
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Washtenaw County community of Northfield.
    • Minnesota
      • Rice County
      • This Northfield is located in Rice County and lies 1,026 miles [1,651.2 km]<1> to the west northwest of the Northfield that is located in Litchfield County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Northfield
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Rice County community of Northfield.
    • New Hampshire
      • Merrimack County
      • This Northfield is located in Merrimack County and lies 142 miles [228.5 km]<1> to the north northeast of the Northfield that is located in Litchfield County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Northfield
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Merrimack County community of Northfield.
    • New Jersey
      • Atlantic County
      • This Northfield is located in Atlantic County and lies 177 miles [284.9 km]<1> to the south southwest of the Northfield that is located in Litchfield County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Northfield
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Atlantic County community of Northfield.
      • Essex County
      • This Northfield is located in Essex County and lies 89 miles [143.2 km] to the southwest of the Northfield that is located in Litchfield County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Northfield
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Essex County community of Northfield.
    • New York
      • Delaware County
      • This Northfield is located in Delaware County and lies 113 miles [181.9 km]<1> to the west northwest of the Northfield that is located in Litchfield County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Northfield
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Delaware County community of Northfield.
    • Nova Scotia
      • This Northfield lies 531 miles [854.6 km]<1> to the east northeast of the Northfield that is located in Litchfield County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Northfield
    • Ohio
      • Summit County
      • This Northfield is located in Summit County and lies 435 miles [700.1 km]<1> to the west of the Northfield that is located in Litchfield County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Northfield
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Summit County community of Northfield.
    • Ontario
      • This Northfield lies 386 miles [621.2 km]<1> to the west northwest of the Northfield that is located in Litchfield County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Northfield
    • Quebec
      • This Northfield lies 335 miles [539.1 km]<1> to the north northwest of the Northfield that is located in Litchfield County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Northfield
    • Texas
      • Harris County
      • This Northfield is located in Harris County and lies 1,499 miles [2,412.4 km]<1> to the west southwest of the Northfield that is located in Litchfield County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Northfield
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Harris County community of Northfield.
      • Motley County
      • This Northfield is located in Motley County and lies 1,572 miles [2,529.9 km] to the west of the Northfield that is located in Litchfield County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Northfield
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Motley County community of Northfield.
    • Vermont
      • Washington County
      • This Northfield is located in Washington County and lies 171 miles [275.2 km]<1> to the north of the Northfield that is located in Litchfield County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Northfield
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Washington County community of Northfield.
    • Virginia
      • Henrico County
      • This Northfield is located in Henrico County and lies 362 miles [582.6 km]<1> to the southwest of the Northfield that is located in Litchfield County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Northfield
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Henrico County community of Northfield.
      • Roanoke City
      • This Northfield is located in Roanoke City and lies 472 miles [759.6 km] to the southwest of the Northfield that is located in Litchfield County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Northfield
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Roanoke City community of Northfield.
    • Wisconsin
      • Jackson County
      • This Northfield is located in Jackson County and lies 925 miles [1,488.6 km]<1> to the west northwest of the Northfield that is located in Litchfield County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Northfield
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Jackson County community of Northfield.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Northfield ...

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.

  • Campville [Litchfield County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Campville
    • Campville [Litchfield County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the north of Northfield
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Campville have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Campville
  • Grappaville [Litchfield County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Grappaville
    • Grappaville [Litchfield County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the west of Northfield
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Grappaville
  • Greystone [Litchfield County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Greystone
    • Greystone [Litchfield County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the southeast of Northfield
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Greystone
  • Gulls Hollow [Litchfield County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Gulls Hollow
    • Gulls Hollow [Litchfield County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the southwest of Northfield
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Gulls Hollow have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Gulls Hollow
  • Continue List   (5 more) ...
    • Minortown [Litchfield County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Minortown
      • Minortown [Litchfield County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the south of Northfield
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Minortown have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Minortown
    • Plymouth [Litchfield County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Plymouth
      • Plymouth [Litchfield County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the southeast of Northfield
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Plymouth have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Plymouth
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Plymouth<5>
    • Sandy Beach [Litchfield County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sandy Beach
      • Sandy Beach [Litchfield County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the west of Northfield
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sandy Beach
    • Terryville [Litchfield County]
    • Terryville Station [Litchfield County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Terryville Station
      • Terryville Station [Litchfield County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the east of Northfield
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Terryville Station have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Terryville 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 Northfield. 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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    • 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 22 miles [35.4 km] to the east of Northfield.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Robert Ames<6>
    • 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 5 miles [8 km] to the east of Northfield.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Peter William Appleton<6>
    • 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 22 miles [35.4 km] to the east of Northfield.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Delia Salter Bacon<6>
    • 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 19 miles [30.6 km] to the southeast of Northfield.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: John Joseph 'Jack' Barry<6>
    • 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 22 miles [35.4 km] to the east of Northfield.
      • Hartford is located 22 miles [35.4 km] to the east of Northfield.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Christopher 'Battling' Battalino<6>
    • 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 southwest of Northfield.
      • Bloomfield is located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the southwest of Northfield.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: James Goodwin Batterson<6>
    • 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 24 miles [38.6 km] to the southeast of Northfield.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Charles Austin Beard<6>
    • Edward James 'Ed' Begley, Sr.     (Actor)
    • 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 24 miles [38.6 km] to the southeast of Northfield.
      • North Haven is located 24 miles [38.6 km] to the southeast of Northfield.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Frank Beisler<6>
    • 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 22 miles [35.4 km] to the east of Northfield.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Marilyn Borden<6>
    • 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 22 miles [35.4 km] to the east of Northfield.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Rosalyn 'Roz' Borden<6>
    • 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 24 miles [38.6 km] to the southeast of Northfield.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Ernest Borgnine<6>
    • 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 22 miles [35.4 km] to the east of Northfield.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: John Bray<6>

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

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

  • View Our List ...
    • Hartford, which is the State Capital of Connecticut, lies 22 miles [35.4 km]<1> to the east northeast (ENE). If you could walk a straight line from Northfield to Hartford, with an average speed<7> 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 282 miles [453.8 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<8> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 5,616 miles [9,038.1 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<9>
    • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 6,325 miles [10,179.1 km] and it lies to the east northeast (ENE).<10>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 4,201 miles [6,760.9 km] and it lies to the east northeast (ENE).<11>

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Footnotes ...

<1>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Northfield) 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 Northfield. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Northfield

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Northfield. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 41.6948, Longitude: -73.1107       In this case, the coordinates for Northfield have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<2>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 Northfield, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.
<3>If we encounter the name of what might be a community, our methodology is to add that name to our Gazetteer as a placeholder. As we find more information about that community, it will be added to our Gazetteer.

Just as a reminder: Our definition of a community is rather broad and includes those places (or areas) where several families lived and had a name which identified that place. For example, you might hear somebody say that they are going over to Mile's to see Pete ... Mile's is just a gas station and a couple of homes at the crossroads. While it might not be on the map, everybody in the area knows it by that name.

Places of interest include buildings at a crossroad, several families clustered in a hollow or maybe the location of a way station. It also includes places like mines, lumber camps, ferry crossings, etc. The community might still exist, is now gone or only existed for just a short period of time.

Also keep in mind that Northfield could have been on the original document by mistake, misspelled, the original/alternate name of a community that we've listed elsewhere or was placed in the wrong county. Sometimes a post office or train station would have a different name than the community where it's located, so two names might be referring to the same community - we're working to straighten it all out.
<4>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.
<5>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<6>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.
<7>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.
<8>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 Northfield to the Middle East to be East and South, the Great Circle Route actually lies to the North and East.
<9>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Jerusalem is 305.296 degrees.
<10>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 300.947 degrees.
<11>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 301.817 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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