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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 Orange, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Orange 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 Orange:
    • 41.279542, -73.025383
    • 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 Orange
  • 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 Orange ...

We have found three communities that share the name Orange.

Within Connecticut, the name Orange is unique.

Beyond Connecticut, we know of another three communities that are located throughout in the United States.

  • Communities Elsewhere In North America ...
    • New York
      • Schuyler County
      • This Orange is located in Schuyler County and lies 218 miles [350.8 km]<1> to the west northwest of the Orange that is located in New Haven County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Orange
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Schuyler County community of Orange.
    • Vermont
      • Orange County
      • This Orange is located in Orange County and lies 198 miles [318.7 km]<1> to the north of the Orange that is located in New Haven County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Orange
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Orange County community of Orange.
    • Wisconsin
      • Juneau County
      • This Orange is located in Juneau County and lies 892 miles [1,435.5 km]<1> to the west northwest of the Orange that is located in New Haven County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Orange
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Juneau County community of Orange.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Orange ...

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.

  • Armoryville [New Haven County] - Historic
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Armoryville
    • Armoryville [New Haven County] was located 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the northeast of Orange
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Armoryville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
  • Brightview [New Haven County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Brightview
    • Brightview [New Haven County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the east of Orange
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Brightview have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Brightview
  • Cedar Beach [New Haven County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cedar Beach
    • Cedar Beach [New Haven County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the southwest of Orange
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cedar Beach have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cedar Beach
  • Derby [New Haven County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Derby
    • Derby [New Haven County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the northwest of Orange
    • Estimated population in 2019: 12,339 people
    • Former name for Derby:
    • Birmingham
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Derby
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Derby<3>
  • Continue List   (11 more) ...
    • Fair Haven [New Haven County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Fair Haven
      • Fair Haven [New Haven County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the east of Orange
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Fair Haven
    • Hemingway Town [New Haven County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hemingway Town
      • Hemingway Town [New Haven County] was located 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the east of Orange
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hemingway Town have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Highwood [New Haven County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Highwood
      • Highwood [New Haven County] was located 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the northeast of Orange
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Highwood have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Liberia [New Haven County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Liberia
      • Liberia [New Haven County] was located 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the east of Orange
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Liberia have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Orange [New Haven County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Orange
      • Orange [New Haven County] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the south of Orange
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Orange have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Orange
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Orange<3>
    • Pecks Mill [Fairfield County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pecks Mill
      • Pecks Mill [Fairfield County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the southwest of Orange
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Pecks Mill have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pecks Mill
    • Pine Rock Park [Fairfield County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pine Rock Park
      • Pine Rock Park [Fairfield County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the west of Orange
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Pine Rock Park have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pine Rock Park
    • Sea Bluff [New Haven County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sea Bluff
      • Sea Bluff [New Haven County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the southeast of Orange
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Sea Bluff have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sea Bluff
    • Silver Beach [New Haven County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Silver Beach
      • Silver Beach [New Haven County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the south of Orange
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Silver Beach have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Silver Beach
    • Sunnyside [Fairfield County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sunnyside
      • Sunnyside [Fairfield County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the northwest of Orange
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Sunnyside have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sunnyside
    • Walnut Beach [New Haven County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Walnut Beach
      • Walnut Beach [New Haven County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the southwest of Orange
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Walnut Beach have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Walnut Beach

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 Orange. 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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    • Peter William Appleton     (Major League Baseball)
      • Major League Baseball. He was born in Terryville (Connecticut) on Friday May 20, 1904 and died in Trenton (New Jersey) on Friday January 18, 1974 at the age of 69. He is buried at St. Gertrudes Cemetery (Middlesex County, New Jersey).
      • Terryville is located 27 miles [43.5 km] to the north of Orange.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Peter William Appleton<4>
    • 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 17 miles [27.4 km] to the east of Orange.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Humbert Allen Astredo<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.
      • Norwalk is located 23 miles [37 km] to the southwest of Orange.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Faith Baldwin<4>
    • John Joseph 'Jack' Barry     (Major League Baseball)
      • Major League Baseball. He was born in Meriden (Connecticut) on Tueday April 26, 1887 and died in Shrewsbury (Massachusetts) on Sunday April 23, 1961 at the age of 74. He is buried at Sacred Heart Cemetery (New Haven County, Connecticut).
      • Meriden is located 21 miles [33.8 km] to the northeast of Orange.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: John Joseph 'Jack' Barry<4>
    • James Goodwin Batterson     (Architect)
      • Architect. He was born in Bloomfield (Connecticut) on Sunday February 23, 1823 and died in Bloomfield (Connecticut) on Wednesday September 18, 1901 at the age of 78. He is buried at Cedar Hill Cemetery (Hartford County, Connecticut).
      • Bloomfield is located 26 miles [41.8 km] to the north of Orange.
      • Bloomfield is located 26 miles [41.8 km] to the north of Orange.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: James Goodwin Batterson<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 11 miles [17.7 km] to the northeast of Orange.
      • 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 11 miles [17.7 km] to the northeast of Orange.
      • North Haven is located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the northeast of Orange.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Frank Beisler<4>
    • Marian Bergeron     (Miss America (1933), singer)
      • Miss America (1933), singer. She was born in West Haven (Connecticut) on Friday May 3, 1918 and died in Kettering (Ohio) on Tueday October 22, 2002 at the age of 84. She is buried at Woodland Cemetery (Montgomery County, Ohio).
      • West Haven is located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the east of Orange.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Marian Bergeron<4>
    • Ernest Borgnine     (Oscar winning actor)
      • Oscar winning actor. He was born in Hamden (Connecticut) on Wednesday January 24, 1917 and died in Los Angeles (California) on Sunday July 8, 2012 at the age of 95.
      • Hamden is located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the northeast of Orange.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Ernest Borgnine<4>
    • Dave Brubeck     (Composer, pianist)
      • Composer, pianist. He was born in Concord (California) on Monday December 6, 1920 and died in Norwalk (Connecticut) on Wednesday December 5, 2012 at the age of 92.
      • Norwalk is located 23 miles [37 km] to the southwest of Orange.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Dave Brubeck<4>
    • George W. Bush     (43rd President of the US (2001 - 2009))
      • 43rd President of the US (2001 - 2009). He was born in New Haven (Connecticut) on Saturday July 6, 1946
      • New Haven is located 5 miles [8 km] to the east of Orange.
    • Al Capp     (Cartoonist)
      • Cartoonist. He was born in New Haven (Connecticut) on Tueday September 28, 1909 and died in South Hampton (New Hampshire) on Monday November 5, 1979 at the age of 70. He is buried at Mt. Prospect Cemetery (Essex County, Massachusetts).
      • New Haven is located 5 miles [8 km] to the east of Orange.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Al Capp<4>
    • Bliss Carman     (Poet)
      • Poet. He was born in Fredericton (New Brunswick) on Monday April 15, 1861 and died in New Canaan (Connecticut) on Saturday June 8, 1929 at the age of 68. He is buried at Forest Hill Cemetery (York County, New Brunswick).
      • New Canaan is located 25 miles [40.2 km] to the west of Orange.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Bliss Carman<4>

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

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

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    • Hartford, which is the State Capital of Connecticut, lies 38 miles [61.2 km]<1> to the north northeast (NNE). If you could walk a straight line from Orange 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 268 miles [431.3 km] to the southwest (SW). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take four to five hours, a buggy would take 11 days and walking would take 16 days.
    • The shortest distance<6> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 5,629 miles [9,059 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<7>
    • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 6,336 miles [10,196.8 km] and it lies to the east northeast (ENE).<8>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 4,212 miles [6,778.6 km] and it lies to the east northeast (ENE).<9>

Other Roadside Stops ...

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Off-the-Road Links ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Orange. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 41.2795, Longitude: -73.0254       In this case, the coordinates for Orange 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 Orange 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 305.296 degrees.
<8>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 300.879 degrees.
<9>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 301.975 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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