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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 Norwich, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Norwich 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 Norwich:
    • 41.524589, -72.080069
    • 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 Norwich
  • 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 Norwich ...

We have found eleven communities that share the name Norwich.

Within Connecticut, the name Norwich is unique.

Beyond Connecticut, we know of another eleven communities that are located throughout in the United States and Canada. Of these eleven communities, ten are located in the United States and one is in Canada.

  • Communities Elsewhere In North America ...
    • Georgia
      • Taylor County
      • This Norwich is located in Taylor County and lies 920 miles [1,480.6 km]<1> to the southwest of the Norwich that is located in New London County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Norwich
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Taylor County community of Norwich.
    • Iowa
      • Page County
      • This Norwich is located in Page County and lies 1,202 miles [1,934.4 km]<1> to the west of the Norwich that is located in New London County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Norwich
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Page County community of Norwich.
    • Kansas
      • Kingman County
      • This Norwich is located in Kingman County and lies 1,395 miles [2,245 km]<1> to the west of the Norwich that is located in New London County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Norwich
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Kingman County community of Norwich.
    • Massachusetts
      • Hampshire County
      • This Norwich is located in Hampshire County and lies 65 miles [104.6 km]<1> to the northwest of the Norwich that is located in New London County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Norwich
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Hampshire County community of Norwich.
    • Michigan
      • Newaygo County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<2> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Michigan community of Norwich [Newaygo County].
    • New York
      • Chenango County
      • This Norwich is located in Chenango County and lies 189 miles [304.2 km]<1> to the west northwest of the Norwich that is located in New London County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Norwich
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Chenango County community of Norwich.
    • North Dakota
      • McHenry County
      • This Norwich is located in McHenry County and lies 1,478 miles [2,378.6 km]<1> to the west northwest of the Norwich that is located in New London County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Norwich
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the McHenry County community of Norwich.
    • Ohio
      • Muskingum County
      • This Norwich is located in Muskingum County and lies 518 miles [833.6 km]<1> to the west of the Norwich that is located in New London County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Norwich
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Muskingum County community of Norwich.
    • Ontario
      • This Norwich lies 446 miles [717.8 km]<1> to the west northwest of the Norwich that is located in New London County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Norwich
    • Pennsylvania
      • McKean County
      • This Norwich is located in McKean County and lies 325 miles [523 km]<1> to the west of the Norwich that is located in New London County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Norwich
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the McKean County community of Norwich.
    • Vermont
      • Windsor County
      • This Norwich is located in Windsor County and lies 151 miles [243 km]<1> to the north of the Norwich that is located in New London County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Norwich
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Windsor County community of Norwich.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Norwich ...

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.

  • Baltic [New London County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Baltic
    • Baltic [New London County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the north of Norwich
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Baltic have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Baltic
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Baltic<4>
  • Clayville [New London County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Clayville
    • Clayville [New London County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the northeast of Norwich
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Clayville have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Clayville
  • Four Corners [New London County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Four Corners
    • Four Corners [New London County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the southwest of Norwich
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Four Corners have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Four Corners
  • Franklin [New London County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Franklin
    • Franklin [New London County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the northwest of Norwich
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Franklin have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Franklin
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Franklin<4>
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    • Gales Ferry [New London County]
    • Greenville [New London County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Greenville
      • Greenville [New London County] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the northeast of Norwich
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Greenville have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Greenville
    • Hallville [New London County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hallville
      • Hallville [New London County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the southeast of Norwich
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hallville
    • Happyland [New London County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Happyland
      • Happyland [New London County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the south of Norwich
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Happyland have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Happyland
    • Heilwield Corner [New London County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Heilwield Corner
      • Heilwield Corner [New London County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the west of Norwich
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Heilwield Corner have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Heilwield Corner
    • Quaker Hill [New London County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Quaker Hill
      • Quaker Hill [New London County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the south of Norwich
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Quaker Hill have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Quaker Hill
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Quaker Hill<4>
    • Quakertown [New London County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Quakertown
      • Quakertown [New London County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the southeast of Norwich
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Quakertown have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Quakertown
    • Sunnyside [New London County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sunnyside
      • Sunnyside [New London County] was located less than 2 miles<1> to the southeast of Norwich
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Sunnyside have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.

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 Norwich. 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 28 miles [45.1 km] to the northwest of Norwich.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Astrid Allwyn<5>
    • Gus Bivona     (Musician, composer)
    • Mary Lydia Bolles Branch     (Author)
      • Author. She was born in New London (Connecticut) on Saturday June 13, 1840 and died in New London (Connecticut) on Monday April 17, 1922 at the age of 81. She is buried at Cedar Grove Cemetery (New London County, Connecticut).
      • New London is located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the south of Norwich.
      • New London is located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the south of Norwich.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Mary Lydia Bolles Branch<5>
    • Art Carney     (Oscar winning actor)
      • Oscar winning actor. He was born in Mount Vernon (New York) on Monday November 4, 1918 and died in Westbrook (Connecticut) on Sunday November 9, 2003 at the age of 85.
      • Westbrook is located 25 miles [40.2 km] to the southwest of Norwich.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Art Carney<5>
    • Walt 'Moose' Dropo     (Major League Baseball)
      • Major League Baseball. He was born in Moosup (Connecticut) on Tueday January 30, 1923 and died in Peabody (Massachusetts) on Friday December 17, 2010 at the age of 87. He is buried at Evergreen Cemetery (Windham County, Connecticut).
      • Moosup is located 16 miles [25.7 km] to the northeast of Norwich.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Walt 'Moose' Dropo<5>
    • Eileen Farrell     (Opera singer)
      • Opera singer. She was born in Willimantic (Connecticut) on Friday February 13, 1920 and died in Park Ridge (New Jersey) on Saturday March 23, 2002 at the age of 82. She is buried at Castine Cemetery (Hancock County, Maine).
      • Willimantic is located 14 miles [22.5 km] to the northwest of Norwich.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Eileen Farrell<5>
    • Gladys Hurlbut     (Actress, playwright, screenwriter)
      • Actress, playwright, screenwriter. She was born in Norwich on Friday December 9, 1898 and died in Woodstock (New York) on Monday January 25, 1988 at the age of 89. She is buried at Wiltwyck Cemetery (Ulster County, New York).
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Gladys Hurlbut<5>
    • Harold Loeb     (Actor, director, producer)
      • Actor, director, producer. He was born in New London (Connecticut) on Saturday September 21, 1918 and died in Los Angeles (California) on Saturday May 17, 2003 at the age of 84. He is buried at Eden Memorial Park (Los Angeles County, California).
      • New London is located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the south of Norwich.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Harold Loeb<5>
    • William Morris Meredith, Jr.     (Poet)
    • Louise Chandler Moulton     (Author)
      • Author. She was born in Pomfret (Connecticut) on Wednesday April 10, 1935 and died in Boston (Massachusetts) on Monday August 10, 1908 at the age of -27. She is buried at Mt. Auburn Cemetery (Middlesex County, Massachusetts).
      • Pomfret is located 26 miles [41.8 km] to the north of Norwich.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Louise Chandler Moulton<5>
    • James O'Neill     (Actor)
      • Actor. He was born in Kilkenny (Ireland) on Monday November 15, 1847 and died in New London (Connecticut) on Tueday August 10, 1920 at the age of 72. He is buried at St. Mary Cemetery (New London County, Connecticut).
      • New London is located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the south of Norwich.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: James O'Neill<5>
    • Willie 'Will o the Wisp' Pep     (Professional boxer)
      • Professional boxer. He was born in Middletown (Connecticut) on Tueday September 19, 1922 and died in Rocky Hill (Connecticut) on Thursday November 23, 2006 at the age of 84. He is buried at Rose Hill Memorial Park (Hartford County, Connecticut).
      • Middletown is located 29 miles [46.7 km] to the west of Norwich.
      • Rocky Hill is located 30 miles [48.3 km] to the west of Norwich.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Willie 'Will o the Wisp' Pep<5>
    • Edith Roosevelt     (Wife and First Lady to the Presidency of Theodore Roosevelt (1901 - 1909))
      • Wife and First Lady to the Presidency of Theodore Roosevelt (1901 - 1909). She was born in Norwich on Tueday August 6, 1861 and died in Oyster Bay (New York) on Thursday September 30, 1948 at the age of 87. She is buried at Youngs Memorial Cemetery (Nassau County, New York).
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Edith Roosevelt<5>

How Far From Norwich to ...

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

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

  • View Our List ...
    • Hartford, which is the State Capital of Connecticut, lies 35 miles [56.3 km]<1> to the west northwest (WNW). If you could walk a straight line from Norwich to Hartford, with an average speed<6> 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 about two full days.
    • The White House (Washington, DC) is 318 miles [511.8 km] to the west southwest (WSW). 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 18 days.
    • The shortest distance<7> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 5,579 miles [8,978.5 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<8>
    • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 6,285 miles [10,114.7 km] and it lies to the east northeast (ENE).<9>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 4,162 miles [6,698.1 km] and it lies to the east northeast (ENE).<10>

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Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Norwich: www.norwichct.org/

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- Norwich) to Point B.

If you need the driving distance, we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Norwich. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Norwich

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Norwich. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 41.5246, Longitude: -72.0801    
<2>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 Norwich 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.
<3>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.
<4>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<5>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.
<6>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.
<7>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 Norwich to the Middle East to be East and South, the Great Circle Route actually lies to the North and East.
<8>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Jerusalem is 304.702 degrees.
<9>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 300.25 degrees.
<10>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 301.443 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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