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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 Norwalk, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Norwalk 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 Norwalk:
    • 41.093986, -73.419841
    • 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 Norwalk
  • 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 Norwalk ...

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.

  • Belltown [Fairfield County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Belltown
    • Belltown [Fairfield County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the west of Norwalk
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Belltown have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Belltown
  • Daniels Mill [Fairfield County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Daniels Mill
    • Daniels Mill [Fairfield County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the northwest of Norwalk
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Daniels Mill have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Daniels Mill
  • Gilbert Corners [Fairfield County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Gilbert Corners
    • Gilbert Corners [Fairfield County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the north of Norwalk
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Gilbert Corners have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Gilbert Corners
  • Greens Farms [Fairfield County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Greens Farms
    • Greens Farms [Fairfield County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the east of Norwalk
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Greens Farms have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Greens Farms
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Greens Farms<3>
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    • Harborview [Fairfield County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Harborview
      • Harborview [Fairfield County] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the southeast of Norwalk
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Harborview have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Harborview
    • Richards Corner [Fairfield County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Richards Corner
      • Richards Corner [Fairfield County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the northwest of Norwalk
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Richards Corner have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Richards Corner
    • Round Beach [Fairfield County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Round Beach
      • Round Beach [Fairfield County] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the southeast of Norwalk
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Round Beach have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Round Beach
    • Silvermine [Fairfield County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Silvermine
      • Silvermine [Fairfield County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the north of Norwalk
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Silvermine have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Silvermine
    • Turn of River [Fairfield County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Turn of River
      • Turn of River [Fairfield County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the west of Norwalk
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Turn of River have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Turn of River

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 Norwalk. 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.

  • View Our List ...
    • Slim Aarons     (Photographer)
      • Photographer. He was born in New York (New York) on Sunday October 29, 1916 and died in Montrose (New York) on Tueday May 23, 2006 at the age of 89. He is buried at Mt. Auburn Cemetery (Middlesex County, Massachusetts).
      • New York is located 39 miles [62.8 km] to the southwest of Norwalk.
      • Montrose is located 28 miles [45.1 km] to the west of Norwalk.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Slim Aarons<4>
    • Frank Abbundando     (Crime figure)
      • Crime figure. He was born in New York (New York) on Monday July 11, 1910 and died in Ossining (New York) on Thursday February 19, 1942 at the age of 31. He is buried at St. John RC Cemetery (Queens County, New York).
      • New York is located 39 miles [62.8 km] to the southwest of Norwalk.
      • Ossining is located 23 miles [37 km] to the west of Norwalk.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Frank Abbundando<4>
    • June Allyson     (Actress)
      • Actress. She was born in Bronx (New York) on Sunday October 7, 1917 and died in Ojai (California) on Saturday July 8, 2006 at the age of 88.
      • Bronx is located 28 miles [45.1 km] to the southwest of Norwalk.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: June Allyson<4>
    • Peter Arno     (Cartoonist)
      • Cartoonist. He was born in New York (New York) on Friday January 8, 1904 and died in Port Chester (New York) on Thursday February 22, 1968 at the age of 64. He is buried at Kensico Cemetery (Westchester County, New York).
      • New York is located 39 miles [62.8 km] to the southwest of Norwalk.
      • Port Chester is located 14 miles [22.5 km] to the southwest of Norwalk.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Peter Arno<4>
    • Eleanor Stackhouse Atkinson     (Author)
      • Author. She was born in Rensselaer (Indiana) on Wednesday January 7, 1863 and died in Manhasset (New York) on Wednesday November 4, 1942 at the age of 79. She is buried at Weston Cemetery (Jasper County, Indiana).
      • Manhasset is located 25 miles [40.2 km] to the southwest of Norwalk.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Eleanor Stackhouse Atkinson<4>
    • Doe Avedon     (Actress, model)
    • Faith Baldwin     (Author)
      • Author. She was born in New Rochelle (New York) on Sunday October 1, 1893 and died in Norwalk (Connecticut) on Saturday March 18, 1978 at the age of 84.
      • New Rochelle is located 22 miles [35.4 km] to the southwest of Norwalk.
      • Norwalk is located Less than 2 miles to the north of Norwalk.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Faith Baldwin<4>
    • Anne Bancroft     (Oscar winning actress, singer, director, screenwriter)
      • Oscar winning actress, singer, director, screenwriter. She was born in Bronx (New York) on Thursday September 17, 1931 and died in New York (New York) on Monday June 6, 2005 at the age of 73. She is buried at Kensico Cemetery (Westchester County, New York).
      • Bronx is located 28 miles [45.1 km] to the southwest of Norwalk.
      • New York is located 39 miles [62.8 km] to the southwest of Norwalk.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Anne Bancroft<4>
    • Billy Bang     (Musician)
      • Musician. He was born in Mobile (Alabama) on Saturday September 20, 1947 and died in Bronx (New York) on Monday April 11, 2011 at the age of 63. He is buried at Woodlawn Cemetery (Bronx County, New York).
      • Bronx is located 28 miles [45.1 km] to the southwest of Norwalk.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Billy Bang<4>
    • Chuck Barris     (Entertainer, producer, author)
      • Entertainer, producer, author. He was born in Philadelphia (Pennsylvania) on Monday June 3, 1929 and died in Palisades (New York) on Tueday March 21, 2017 at the age of 87.
      • Palisades is located 26 miles [41.8 km] to the west of Norwalk.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Chuck Barris<4>
    • J.J. Barry     (Actor)
      • Actor. He was born in New York (New York) on Monday April 25, 1932 and died in Huntington Station (New York) on Wednesday August 15, 1990 at the age of 58. He is buried at Cemetery of the Holy Rood (Nassau County, New York).
      • New York is located 39 miles [62.8 km] to the southwest of Norwalk.
      • Huntington Station is located 16 miles [25.7 km] to the south of Norwalk.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: J.J. Barry<4>
    • Maurice Barrymore     (Actor)
      • Actor. He was born in Punjab (India) on Friday September 21, 1849 and died in Amityville (New York) on Sunday March 26, 1905 at the age of 55. He is buried at Mt. Vernon Cemetery (Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania).
      • Amityville is located 28 miles [45.1 km] to the south of Norwalk.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Maurice Barrymore<4>
    • James Barton     (Actor)
      • Actor. He was born in Gloucester City (New Jersey) on Saturday November 1, 1890 and died in Mineola (New York) on Wednesday December 19, 1962 at the age of 72. He is buried at St. John RC Cemetery (Queens County, New York).
      • Mineola is located 26 miles [41.8 km] to the southwest of Norwalk.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: James Barton<4>

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

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

  • View Our List ...
    • Hartford, which is the State Capital of Connecticut, lies 60 miles [96.6 km]<1> to the northeast (NE). If you could walk a straight line from Norwalk to Hartford, with an average speed<5> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take most of three days to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take about three full days.
    • The White House (Washington, DC) is 244 miles [392.7 km] to the southwest (SW). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take nearly four hours, a buggy would take 10 days and walking would take 14 days.
    • The shortest distance<6> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 5,653 miles [9,097.6 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<7>
    • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 6,360 miles [10,235.4 km] and it lies to the east northeast (ENE).<8>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 4,236 miles [6,817.2 km] and it lies to the east northeast (ENE).<9>

Other Roadside Stops ...

Index of Cities, Towns and Villages for Connecticut

About Fairfield County

About Connecticut

Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Norwalk. 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 drawn from Point A (ie- Norwalk) 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 Norwalk. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Norwalk

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Norwalk. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 41.0940, Longitude: -73.4198       In this case, the coordinates for Norwalk 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 Norwalk 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 305.552 degrees.
<8>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 301.138 degrees.
<9>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 302.235 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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