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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 Mystic, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Old Mystic 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 Mystic:
    • 41.391488, -71.961740
    • 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 Mystic
  • 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 Mystic ...

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.

  • Clarks Village [New London County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Clarks Village
    • Clarks Village [New London County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the east of Old Mystic
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Clarks Village have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Clarks Village
  • Eastern Point [New London County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Eastern Point
    • Eastern Point [New London County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the southwest of Old Mystic
    • Note: We haven't been able to verify our GPS coordinates for Eastern Point. Although the coordinates have been estimated, they should be in the vicinity.<3>
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Eastern Point
  • Gales Ferry [New London County]
  • Happyland [New London County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Happyland
    • Happyland [New London County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the northwest of Old Mystic
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Happyland have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Happyland
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    • Long Hill [New London County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Long Hill
      • Long Hill [New London County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the southwest of Old Mystic
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Long Hill have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Long Hill
    • Lords Point [New London County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lords Point
      • Lords Point [New London County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the southeast of Old Mystic
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lords Point have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lords Point
    • Mystic [New London County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mystic
      • Mystic [New London County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the south of Old Mystic
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Mystic have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mystic
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Mystic<4>
    • Mystic Seaport [New London County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mystic Seaport
      • Mystic Seaport [New London County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the south of Old Mystic
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Mystic Seaport have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mystic Seaport
    • Pawcatuck [New London County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pawcatuck
      • Pawcatuck [New London County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the east of Old Mystic
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Pawcatuck have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pawcatuck
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Pawcatuck<4>
    • Quaker Hill [New London County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Quaker Hill
      • Quaker Hill [New London County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the west of Old Mystic
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Quaker Hill have been provided by the GNIS.<2> 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 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the northwest of Old Mystic
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Quakertown have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Quakertown
    • Stillmanville [Washington County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Stillmanville
      • Stillmanville [Washington County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the east of Old Mystic
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Stillmanville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Stillmanville
    • Trails Corner [New London County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Trails Corner
      • Trails Corner [New London County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the southwest of Old Mystic
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Trails Corner have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Trails Corner
    • Watch Hill [Washington County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Watch Hill
      • Watch Hill [Washington County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the southeast of Old Mystic
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Watch Hill have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Watch Hill

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 Mystic. 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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    • 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 7 miles [11.3 km] to the west of Old Mystic.
      • New London is located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the west of Old Mystic.
      • 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 26 miles [41.8 km] to the west of Old Mystic.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Art Carney<5>
    • 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).
      • Greenport is located 28 miles [45.1 km] to the southwest of Old Mystic.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Frederic Edwin Church<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 22 miles [35.4 km] to the north of Old Mystic.
      • 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 25 miles [40.2 km] to the northwest of Old Mystic.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Eileen Farrell<5>
    • 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 11 miles [17.7 km] to the northwest of Old Mystic.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Gladys Hurlbut<5>
    • Harriet Lane     (Niece of James Buchanan - she acted as the de facto First Lady for James Buchanan during his Presidency (1857 - 1861))
      • Niece of James Buchanan - she acted as the de facto First Lady for James Buchanan during his Presidency (1857 - 1861). She was born in Mercersburg (Pennsylvania) on Sunday May 9, 1830 and died in Narragansett (Rhode Island) on Friday July 3, 1903 at the age of 73. She is buried at Green Mount Cemetery (Baltimore City, Maryland).
      • Narragansett is located 26 miles [41.8 km] to the east of Old Mystic.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Harriet Lane<5>
    • 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 28 miles [45.1 km] to the southwest of Old Mystic.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Winnie Lightner<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 7 miles [11.3 km] to the west of Old Mystic.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Harold Loeb<5>
    • William Morris Meredith, Jr.     (Poet)
    • 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 7 miles [11.3 km] to the west of Old Mystic.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: James O'Neill<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 (Connecticut) 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).
      • Norwich is located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the northwest of Old Mystic.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Edith Roosevelt<5>

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

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

  • View Our List ...
    • Hartford, which is the State Capital of Connecticut, lies 45 miles [72.4 km]<1> to the northwest (NW). If you could walk a straight line from Old Mystic to Hartford, with an average speed<6> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take about three full days to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take most of two 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 5,580 miles [8,980.1 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<8>
    • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 6,284 miles [10,113.1 km] and it lies to the east northeast (ENE).<9>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 4,161 miles [6,696.5 km] and it lies to the east northeast (ENE).<10>

Other Roadside Stops ...

Communities in Connecticut

About New London County

About Connecticut

Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Old Mystic. 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 Mystic) 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 Mystic. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Old Mystic

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Old Mystic. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 41.3915, Longitude: -71.9617       In this case, the coordinates for Old Mystic 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>An 'estimated' location is one where we have been given GPS coordinates, but are unable to verify the accuracy of those coordinates. That said, we have some confidence that we have placed the marker near the actual location. A typical reason for being unable to verify a location is that it might be on private property or maybe historic and gone without an obvious trace.
<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 Old Mystic 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 304.65 degrees.
<9>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 300.169 degrees.
<10>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 301.456 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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