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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 Oxford, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Oxford 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 Oxford:
    • 41.430096, -73.134833
    • 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 Oxford
  • 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 Oxford ...

We have found two communities that share the name Oxford.

Within Connecticut, the name Oxford is unique.

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

  • Communities Elsewhere In North America ...
    • New York
      • Chenango County
      • This Oxford is located in Chenango County and lies 143 miles [230.1 km]<1> to the west northwest of the Oxford that is located in New Haven County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Oxford
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Chenango County community of Oxford.
    • Wisconsin
      • Marquette County
      • This Oxford is located in Marquette County and lies 847 miles [1,363.1 km]<1> to the west northwest of the Oxford that is located in New Haven County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Oxford
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Marquette County community of Oxford.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Oxford ...

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.

  • Bethany [New Haven County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bethany
    • Bethany [New Haven County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the east of Oxford
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Bethany have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bethany
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Bethany<3>
  • Cedar Land [New Haven County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cedar Land
    • Cedar Land [New Haven County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the northwest of Oxford
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cedar Land have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cedar Land
  • Derby [New Haven County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Derby
    • Derby [New Haven County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the south of Oxford
    • 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>
  • Heritage Village [New Haven County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Heritage Village
    • Heritage Village [New Haven County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the northwest of Oxford
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Heritage Village have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Heritage Village
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    • Kettletown [New Haven County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Kettletown
      • Kettletown [New Haven County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the northwest of Oxford
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Kettletown have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Kettletown
    • Pine Bridge [New Haven County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pine Bridge
      • Pine Bridge [New Haven County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the east of Oxford
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pine Bridge
    • Pootatuck Park [Fairfield County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pootatuck Park
      • Pootatuck Park [Fairfield County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the west of Oxford
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Pootatuck Park have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pootatuck Park
    • Quaker Farms [New Haven County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Quaker Farms
      • Quaker Farms [New Haven County] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the west of Oxford
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Quaker Farms have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Quaker Farms
    • Rocky Glen [Fairfield County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rocky Glen
      • Rocky Glen [Fairfield County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the west of Oxford
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Rocky Glen have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rocky Glen
    • Russian Village [Litchfield County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Russian Village
      • Russian Village [Litchfield County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the west of Oxford
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Russian Village have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Russian Village
    • Sandy Hook [Fairfield County]
    • Shady Rest [Fairfield County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Shady Rest
      • Shady Rest [Fairfield County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the west of Oxford
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Shady Rest have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Shady Rest
    • Straitsville [New Haven County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Straitsville
      • Straitsville [New Haven County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the northeast of Oxford
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Straitsville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Straitsville
    • Union City [New Haven County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Union City
      • Union City [New Haven County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the northeast of Oxford
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Union City

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 Oxford. 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 18 miles [29 km] to the north of Oxford.
      • 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 25 miles [40.2 km] to the east of Oxford.
      • 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 26 miles [41.8 km] to the southwest of Oxford.
      • 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 18 miles [29 km] to the northeast of Oxford.
      • 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 14 miles [22.5 km] to the north of Oxford.
      • Bloomfield is located 14 miles [22.5 km] to the north of Oxford.
      • 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 14 miles [22.5 km] to the east of Oxford.
      • 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 14 miles [22.5 km] to the east of Oxford.
      • North Haven is located 14 miles [22.5 km] to the east of Oxford.
      • 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 14 miles [22.5 km] to the southeast of Oxford.
      • 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 12 miles [19.3 km] to the east of Oxford.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Ernest Borgnine<4>
    • John Brown     (Abolitionist, activist)
      • Abolitionist, activist. He was born in Torrington (Connecticut) on Friday May 9, 1800 and died in Charles Town (West Virginia) on Friday December 2, 1859 at the age of 59.
      • Torrington is located 25 miles [40.2 km] to the north of Oxford.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: John Brown<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 26 miles [41.8 km] to the southwest of Oxford.
      • 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 13 miles [20.9 km] to the southeast of Oxford.
    • 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 13 miles [20.9 km] to the southeast of Oxford.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Al Capp<4>

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

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

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    • Hartford, which is the State Capital of Connecticut, lies 33 miles [53.1 km]<1> to the northeast (NE). If you could walk a straight line from Oxford to Hartford, with an average speed<5> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take most of two days to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take just over a day.
    • The White House (Washington, DC) is 270 miles [434.5 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 5,628 miles [9,057.4 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<7>
    • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 6,335 miles [10,195.2 km] and it lies to the east northeast (ENE).<8>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 4,211 miles [6,776.9 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 Oxford. 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 things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Oxford) 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 Oxford. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Oxford

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Oxford. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 41.4301, Longitude: -73.1348       In this case, the coordinates for Oxford 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 Oxford 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 305.343 degrees.
<8>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 300.957 degrees.
<9>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 301.953 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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