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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 Old Greenwich, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Old Greenwich 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 Old Greenwich:
    • 41.023158, -73.565136
    • 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 Old Greenwich
  • 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 Old Greenwich ...

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 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the northeast of Old Greenwich
    • 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
  • Dolphin Cove [Fairfield County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Dolphin Cove
    • Dolphin Cove [Fairfield County] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the east of Old Greenwich
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Dolphin Cove have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Dolphin Cove
  • Glenville [Fairfield County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Glenville
    • Glenville [Fairfield County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the west of Old Greenwich
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Glenville
  • Greenwich [Fairfield County]
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    • Hunting Ridge [Fairfield County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hunting Ridge
      • Hunting Ridge [Fairfield County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the north of Old Greenwich
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hunting Ridge have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hunting Ridge
    • Mianus [Fairfield County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mianus
      • Mianus [Fairfield County] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the northwest of Old Greenwich
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Mianus have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mianus
    • Purdys Grove [Westchester County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Purdys Grove
      • Purdys Grove [Westchester County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the west of Old Greenwich
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Purdys Grove have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Purdys Grove
    • Riverbank [Fairfield County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Riverbank
      • Riverbank [Fairfield County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the north of Old Greenwich
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Riverbank have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Riverbank
    • Rock Ridge [Fairfield County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rock Ridge
      • Rock Ridge [Fairfield County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the west of Old Greenwich
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Rock Ridge have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rock Ridge
    • Turn of River [Fairfield County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Turn of River
      • Turn of River [Fairfield County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the north of Old Greenwich
      • 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 Old Greenwich. 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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    • 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 31 miles [49.9 km] to the southwest of Old Greenwich.
      • Montrose is located 24 miles [38.6 km] to the northwest of Old Greenwich.
      • 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 31 miles [49.9 km] to the southwest of Old Greenwich.
      • Ossining is located 18 miles [29 km] to the northwest of Old Greenwich.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Frank Abbundando<4>
    • Shana Alexander     (Journalist, author)
      • Journalist, author. She was born in Manhattan (New York) on Tueday October 6, 1925 and died in Hermosa Beach (California) on Thursday June 23, 2005 at the age of 79. She is buried at Westwood Memorial Park (Los Angeles County, California).
      • Manhattan is located 26 miles [41.8 km] to the southwest of Old Greenwich.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Shana Alexander<4>
    • Nelson Algren     (Author)
      • Author. He was born in Detroit (Michigan) on Sunday March 28, 1909 and died in Long Island City (New York) on Saturday May 9, 1981 at the age of 72. He is buried at Oakland Cemetery (Suffolk County, New York).
      • Long Island City is located 27 miles [43.5 km] to the southwest of Old Greenwich.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Nelson Algren<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 19 miles [30.6 km] to the southwest of Old Greenwich.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: June Allyson<4>
    • Dorothy Appleby     (Actress)
      • Actress. She was born in Portland (Maine) on Saturday January 6, 1906 and died in Long Island City (New York) on Wednesday August 8, 1990 at the age of 84. She is buried at Forest City Cemetery (Cumberland County, Maine).
      • Long Island City is located 27 miles [43.5 km] to the southwest of Old Greenwich.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Dorothy Appleby<4>
    • Louis 'Satchmo' Armstrong     (Trumpeter, composer, singer, actor)
      • Trumpeter, composer, singer, actor. He was born in New Orleans (Louisiana) on Sunday August 4, 1901 and died in Corona (New York) on Tueday July 6, 1971 at the age of 69. He is buried at Flushing Cemetery (Queens County, New York).
      • Corona is located 24 miles [38.6 km] to the southwest of Old Greenwich.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Louis 'Satchmo' Armstrong<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 31 miles [49.9 km] to the southwest of Old Greenwich.
      • Port Chester is located 5 miles [8 km] to the west of Old Greenwich.
      • 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 17 miles [27.4 km] to the southwest of Old Greenwich.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Eleanor Stackhouse Atkinson<4>
    • Doe Avedon     (Actress, model)
    • Lauren Bacall     (Oscar nominated actress)
      • Oscar nominated actress. She was born in New York (New York) on Tueday September 16, 1924 and died in Manhattan (New York) on Tueday August 12, 2014 at the age of 89. She is buried at Glendale Forest Lawn Memorial Park (Los Angeles County, California).
      • New York is located 31 miles [49.9 km] to the southwest of Old Greenwich.
      • Manhattan is located 26 miles [41.8 km] to the southwest of Old Greenwich.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Lauren Bacall<4>
    • 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 13 miles [20.9 km] to the southwest of Old Greenwich.
      • Norwalk is located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the northeast of Old Greenwich.
      • 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 19 miles [30.6 km] to the southwest of Old Greenwich.
      • New York is located 31 miles [49.9 km] to the southwest of Old Greenwich.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Anne Bancroft<4>

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

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

  • View Our List ...
    • Hartford, which is the State Capital of Connecticut, lies 69 miles [111 km]<1> to the northeast (NE). If you could walk a straight line from Old Greenwich to Hartford, with an average speed<5> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take three full 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 235 miles [378.2 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 5,662 miles [9,112.1 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<7>
    • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 6,369 miles [10,249.9 km] and it lies to the east northeast (ENE).<8>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 4,245 miles [6,831.7 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 Old Greenwich. 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 obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Old Greenwich) 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 Old Greenwich. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Old Greenwich

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Old Greenwich. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 41.0232, Longitude: -73.5651    
<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 Old Greenwich 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 305.647 degrees.
<8>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 301.234 degrees.
<9>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 302.331 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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