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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 Lyme, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Old Lyme 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 Lyme:
    • 41.317320, -72.303137
    • 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 Lyme
  • 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 Lyme ...

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.

  • Floral Park [Middlesex County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Floral Park
    • Floral Park [Middlesex County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the west of Old Lyme
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Floral Park have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Floral Park
  • Giants Neck [New London County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Giants Neck
    • Giants Neck [New London County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the east of Old Lyme
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Giants Neck have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Giants Neck
  • Hawks Nest Beach [New London County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hawks Nest Beach
    • Hawks Nest Beach [New London County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the southeast of Old Lyme
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hawks Nest Beach have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hawks Nest Beach
  • Laysville [New London County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Laysville
    • Laysville [New London County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the north of Old Lyme
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Laysville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Laysville
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    • Lyme Station [New London County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lyme Station
      • Lyme Station [New London County] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the southwest of Old Lyme
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lyme Station have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lyme Station
    • Old Lyme [New London County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Old Lyme
      • Old Lyme [New London County] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the west of Old Lyme
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Old Lyme have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Old Lyme
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Old Lyme<3>
    • Old Lyme Shores [New London County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Old Lyme Shores
      • Old Lyme Shores [New London County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the southeast of Old Lyme
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Old Lyme Shores have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Old Lyme Shores
    • Sound View [New London County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sound View
      • Sound View [New London County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the southeast of Old Lyme
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Sound View have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sound View
    • Town Landing [New London County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Town Landing
      • Town Landing [New London County] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the southwest of Old Lyme
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Town Landing have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Town Landing

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 Lyme. 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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    • Humbert Allen Astredo     (Actor)
      • Actor. He was born in Pasadena (California) on Thursday April 4, 1929 and died in Guilford (Connecticut) on Friday February 19, 2016 at the age of 86. He is buried at Woodlawn Memorial Park (San Mateo County, California).
      • Guilford is located 19 miles [30.6 km] to the west of Old Lyme.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Humbert Allen Astredo<4>
    • 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 29 miles [46.7 km] to the west of Old Lyme.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Charles Austin Beard<4>
    • 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 29 miles [46.7 km] to the west of Old Lyme.
      • North Haven is located 29 miles [46.7 km] to the west of Old Lyme.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Frank Beisler<4>
    • 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 10 miles [16.1 km] to the east of Old Lyme.
      • New London is located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the east of Old Lyme.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Mary Lydia Bolles Branch<4>
    • 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 7 miles [11.3 km] to the west of Old Lyme.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Art Carney<4>
    • Frederic Edwin Church     (Artist)
      • Artist. He was born in Hartford (Connecticut) on Thursday May 4, 1826 and died in Greenport (New York) on Saturday April 7, 1900 at the age of 73. He is buried at Spring Grove Cemetery (Hartford County, Connecticut).
      • Hartford is located 36 miles [57.9 km] to the northwest of Old Lyme.
      • Greenport is located 15 miles [24.1 km] to the south of Old Lyme.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Frederic Edwin Church<4>
    • 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 27 miles [43.5 km] to the north of Old Lyme.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Eileen Farrell<4>
    • William Gaddis     (Author)
      • Author. He was born in New York (New York) on Friday December 29, 1922 and died in East Hampton (New York) on Wednesday December 16, 1998 at the age of 76. He is buried at Oakland Cemetery (Suffolk County, New York).
      • East Hampton is located 25 miles [40.2 km] to the south of Old Lyme.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: William Gaddis<4>
    • Gladys Hurlbut     (Actress, playwright, screenwriter)
      • Actress, playwright, screenwriter. She was born in Norwich (Connecticut) 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).
      • Norwich is located 18 miles [29 km] to the northeast of Old Lyme.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Gladys Hurlbut<4>
    • John Kennedy     (Actor)
      • Actor. He was born in Worcester (Massachusetts) on Tueday February 17, 1914 and died in Branford (Connecticut) on Friday January 5, 1990 at the age of 75. He is buried at Woodlawn Cemetery (Annapolis County, Nova Scotia).
      • Branford is located 26 miles [41.8 km] to the west of Old Lyme.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: John Kennedy<4>
    • Winnie Lightner     (Actress, singer)
      • Actress, singer. She was born in Greenport (New York) on Sunday September 17, 1899 and died in Sherman Oaks (California) on Friday March 5, 1971 at the age of 71. She is buried at San Fernando Mission Cemetery (Los Angeles County, California).
      • Greenport is located 15 miles [24.1 km] to the south of Old Lyme.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Winnie Lightner<4>
    • 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 10 miles [16.1 km] to the east of Old Lyme.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Harold Loeb<4>

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

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

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    • Hartford, which is the State Capital of Connecticut, lies 36 miles [57.9 km]<1> to the north northwest (NNW). If you could walk a straight line from Old Lyme to Hartford, with an average speed<5> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take over 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 300 miles [482.8 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 12 days and walking would take 17 days.
    • The shortest distance<6> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 5,597 miles [9,007.5 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<7>
    • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 6,302 miles [10,142.1 km] and it lies to the east northeast (ENE).<8>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 4,179 miles [6,725.4 km] and it lies to the east northeast (ENE).<9>

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Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Old Lyme. 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 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Old Lyme) 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 Old Lyme. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Old Lyme

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Old Lyme. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 41.3173, Longitude: -72.3031       In this case, the coordinates for Old Lyme 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 Old Lyme 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 304.862 degrees.
<8>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 300.396 degrees.
<9>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 301.641 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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