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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 Overlook, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Overlook 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 Overlook:
    • 41.5667636, -73.0481631
    • 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 Overlook
  • 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 Overlook ...

We have found 22 communities that share the name Overlook.

Within Connecticut, the name Overlook is unique.

Beyond Connecticut, we know of another 22 communities that are located throughout in the United States.

  • Communities Elsewhere In North America ...
    • Alabama
      • Autauga County
      • This Overlook is located in Autauga County and lies 967 miles [1,556.2 km]<1> to the southwest of the Overlook that is located in New Haven County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Overlook
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Autauga County community of Overlook.
      • Jackson County
      • This Overlook is located in Jackson County and lies 828 miles [1,332.5 km] to the west southwest of the Overlook that is located in New Haven County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Overlook
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Jackson County community of Overlook.
      • Mobile 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 Alabama community of Overlook [Mobile County].
    • California
      • San Diego County
      • This Overlook is located in San Diego County and lies 2,475 miles [3,983.1 km]<1> to the west of the Overlook that is located in New Haven County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Overlook
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the San Diego County community of Overlook.
    • Delaware
      • New Castle 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 Delaware community of Overlook [New Castle County].
    • Florida
      • Hillsborough County
      • This Overlook is located in Hillsborough County and lies 1,082 miles [1,741.3 km]<1> to the south southwest of the Overlook that is located in New Haven County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Overlook
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Hillsborough County community of Overlook.
    • Georgia
      • Fayette County
      • This Overlook is located in Fayette County and lies 844 miles [1,358.3 km]<1> to the southwest of the Overlook that is located in New Haven County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Overlook
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Fayette County community of Overlook.
      • Gwinnett County
      • This Overlook is located in Gwinnett County and lies 805 miles [1,295.5 km] to the southwest of the Overlook that is located in New Haven County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Overlook
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Gwinnett County community of Overlook.
    • Kentucky
      • Lyon 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 Kentucky community of Overlook [Lyon County].
    • Maryland
      • Baltimore County
      • This Overlook is located in Baltimore County and lies 235 miles [378.2 km]<1> to the southwest of the Overlook that is located in New Haven County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Overlook
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Baltimore County community of Overlook.
      • Frederick County
      • This Overlook is located in Frederick County and lies 274 miles [441 km] to the west southwest of the Overlook that is located in New Haven County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Overlook
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Frederick County community of Overlook.
      • Queen Anne's County
      • This Overlook is located in Queen Anne's County and lies 243 miles [391.1 km] to the southwest of the Overlook that is located in New Haven County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Overlook
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Queen Anne's County community of Overlook.
    • New Jersey
      • Union County
      • This Overlook is located in Union County and lies 89 miles [143.2 km]<1> to the southwest of the Overlook that is located in New Haven County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Overlook
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Union County community of Overlook.
    • New Mexico
      • Sandoval County
      • This Overlook is located in Sandoval County and lies 1,845 miles [2,969.2 km]<1> to the west of the Overlook that is located in New Haven County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Overlook
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Sandoval County community of Overlook.
    • New York
      • Dutchess 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 New York community of Overlook [Dutchess County].
      • Saratoga County
      • This Overlook is located in Saratoga County and lies 127 miles [204.4 km]<1> to the north northwest of the Overlook that is located in New Haven County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Overlook
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Saratoga County community of Overlook.
    • North Carolina
      • Henderson County
      • This Overlook is located in Henderson County and lies 668 miles [1,075 km]<1> to the southwest of the Overlook that is located in New Haven County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Overlook
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Henderson County community of Overlook.
    • Ohio
      • Montgomery 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 Ohio community of Overlook [Montgomery County].
    • Pennsylvania
      • Lancaster 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 Pennsylvania community of Overlook [Lancaster County].
      • Northumberland County
      • This Overlook is located in Northumberland County and lies 190 miles [305.8 km]<1> to the west southwest of the Overlook that is located in New Haven County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Overlook
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Northumberland County community of Overlook.
    • Tennessee
      • Blount 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 Tennessee community of Overlook [Blount County].
    • Washington
      • Kitsap 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 Washington community of Overlook [Kitsap County].

Curious and Interesting Names Near Overlook ...

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.

  • Burnt Hill [New Haven County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Burnt Hill
    • Burnt Hill [New Haven County] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the northeast of Overlook
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Burnt Hill have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Burnt Hill
  • Fair Lawn [New Haven County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Fair Lawn
    • Fair Lawn [New Haven County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the southeast of Overlook
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Fair Lawn have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Fair Lawn
  • Greystone [Litchfield County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Greystone
    • Greystone [Litchfield County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the north of Overlook
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Greystone
  • Hillcrest [New Haven County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hillcrest
    • Hillcrest [New Haven County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the southwest of Overlook
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hillcrest have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hillcrest
  • Continue List   (5 more) ...
    • Hopeville [New Haven County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hopeville
      • Hopeville [New Haven County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the south of Overlook
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hopeville have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hopeville
    • Long Hill [New Haven County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Long Hill
      • Long Hill [New Haven County] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the east of Overlook
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Long Hill have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Long Hill
    • Town Plot Hill [New Haven County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Town Plot Hill
      • Town Plot Hill [New Haven County] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the south of Overlook
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Town Plot Hill have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Town Plot Hill
    • Union City [New Haven County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Union City
      • Union City [New Haven County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the south of Overlook
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Union City
    • Woodtick [New Haven County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Woodtick
      • Woodtick [New Haven County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the east of Overlook
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Woodtick have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Woodtick

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 Overlook. 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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    • Robert Ames     (Actor)
      • Actor. He was born in Hartford (Connecticut) on Saturday March 23, 1889 and died in New York (New York) on Friday November 27, 1931 at the age of 42. He is buried at Cedar Hill Cemetery (Hartford County, Connecticut).
      • Hartford is located 23 miles [37 km] to the northeast of Overlook.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Robert Ames<4>
    • 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 7 miles [11.3 km] to the north of Overlook.
      • 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 27 miles [43.5 km] to the southeast of Overlook.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Humbert Allen Astredo<4>
    • Delia Salter Bacon     (Author)
      • Author. She was born in Tallmadge (Ohio) on Saturday February 2, 1811 and died in Hartford (Connecticut) on Friday September 2, 1859 at the age of 48. She is buried at Grove Street Cemetery (New Haven County, Connecticut).
      • Hartford is located 23 miles [37 km] to the northeast of Overlook.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Delia Salter Bacon<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 12 miles [19.3 km] to the east of Overlook.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: John Joseph 'Jack' Barry<4>
    • Christopher 'Battling' Battalino     (Professional boxer)
      • Professional boxer. He was born in Hartford (Connecticut) on Tueday February 18, 1908 and died in Hartford (Connecticut) on Monday July 25, 1977 at the age of 69. He is buried at Mt. St. Benedict Cemetery (Hartford County, Connecticut).
      • Hartford is located 23 miles [37 km] to the northeast of Overlook.
      • Hartford is located 23 miles [37 km] to the northeast of Overlook.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Christopher 'Battling' Battalino<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 9 miles [14.5 km] to the northwest of Overlook.
      • Bloomfield is located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the northwest of Overlook.
      • 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 15 miles [24.1 km] to the southeast of Overlook.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Charles Austin Beard<4>
    • Edward James 'Ed' Begley, Sr.     (Actor)
    • 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 15 miles [24.1 km] to the southeast of Overlook.
      • North Haven is located 15 miles [24.1 km] to the southeast of Overlook.
      • 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 20 miles [32.2 km] to the south of Overlook.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Marian Bergeron<4>
    • Marilyn Borden     (Actress)
      • Actress. She was born in Hartford (Connecticut) on Sunday May 29, 1932 and died in Modesto (California) on Wednesday March 25, 2009 at the age of 76.
      • Hartford is located 23 miles [37 km] to the northeast of Overlook.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Marilyn Borden<4>
    • Rosalyn 'Roz' Borden     (Actress)
      • Actress. She was born in Hartford (Connecticut) on Sunday May 29, 1932 and died in Modesto (California) on Thursday January 23, 2003 at the age of 70.
      • Hartford is located 23 miles [37 km] to the northeast of Overlook.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Rosalyn 'Roz' Borden<4>

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

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

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    • Hartford, which is the State Capital of Connecticut, lies 23 miles [37 km]<1> to the northeast (NE). If you could walk a straight line from Overlook to Hartford, with an average speed<5> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take just about two full days to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take most of a day.
    • The White House (Washington, DC) is 279 miles [449 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 5,619 miles [9,042.9 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<7>
    • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 6,326 miles [10,180.7 km] and it lies to the east northeast (ENE).<8>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 4,203 miles [6,764.1 km] and it lies to the east northeast (ENE).<9>

Other Roadside Stops ...

Communities in Connecticut

About New Haven County

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Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Overlook. 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' distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Overlook) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Overlook. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 41.5668, Longitude: -73.0482       In this case, the coordinates for Overlook have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<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 Overlook 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>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 Overlook 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 305.274 degrees.
<8>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 300.902 degrees.
<9>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 301.85 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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