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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 Packer, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Packer 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 Packer:
    • 41.666488, -71.952296
    • 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 Packer
  • 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 Packer ...

We have found one communities that share the name Packer.

Within Connecticut, the name Packer is unique.

Beyond Connecticut, there is another community also named Packer in the United States.

  • Communities Elsewhere In North America ...
    • Arizona
      • Yavapai County
      • This community is historic<1> and we have very little information. For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Arizona community of Packer [Yavapai County].

Curious and Interesting Names Near Packer ...

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.

  • Baltic [New London County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Baltic
    • Baltic [New London County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<2> to the southwest of Packer
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Baltic have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Baltic
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Baltic<4>
  • Central Village [Windham County]
  • Clayville [New London County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Clayville
    • Clayville [New London County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<2> to the south of Packer
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Clayville have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Clayville
  • Franklin [New London County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Franklin
    • Franklin [New London County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<2> to the west of Packer
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Franklin have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Franklin
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Franklin<4>
  • Continue List   (11 more) ...
    • Greene [Kent County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Greene
      • Greene [Kent County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<2> to the east of Packer
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Greene
    • Greenville [New London County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Greenville
      • Greenville [New London County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<2> to the southwest of Packer
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Greenville have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Greenville
    • Hopeville [New London County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hopeville
      • Hopeville [New London County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<2> to the south of Packer
      • 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
    • Hopkins Hollow [Kent County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hopkins Hollow
      • Hopkins Hollow [Kent County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<2> to the east of Packer
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hopkins Hollow have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hopkins Hollow
    • Moosup [Windham County]
    • Moosup Valley [Providence County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Moosup Valley
      • Moosup Valley [Providence County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<2> to the northeast of Packer
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Moosup Valley have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Moosup Valley
    • Rice City [Kent County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rice City
      • Rice City [Kent County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<2> to the east of Packer
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Rice City have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rice City
    • Scotland [Windham County]
    • Stetson Corner [Windham County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Stetson Corner
      • Stetson Corner [Windham County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<2> to the north of Packer
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Stetson Corner
    • Sunnyside [New London County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sunnyside
      • Sunnyside [New London County] was located 11 miles [17.7 km]<2> to the southwest of Packer
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Sunnyside have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Williams Crossing [New London County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Williams Crossing
      • Williams Crossing [New London County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<2> to the west of Packer
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Williams Crossing

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 Packer. 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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    • David Lawrence Angell     (Producer)
      • Producer. He was born in Providence (Rhode Island) on Wednesday April 10, 1946 and died in New York (New York) on Tueday September 11, 2001 at the age of 55.
      • Providence is located 29 miles [46.7 km] to the east of Packer.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: David Lawrence Angell<5>
    • George Thorndike Angell     (Social reformer)
      • Social reformer. He was born in Southbridge (Massachusetts) on Thursday June 5, 1823 and died in Boston (Massachusetts) on Tueday March 16, 1909 at the age of 85. He is buried at Mt. Auburn Cemetery (Middlesex County, Massachusetts).
      • Southbridge is located 28 miles [45.1 km] to the north of Packer.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: George Thorndike Angell<5>
    • 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 22 miles [35.4 km] to the south of Packer.
      • New London is located 22 miles [35.4 km] to the south of Packer.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Mary Lydia Bolles Branch<5>
    • Herbert Butterfield     (Actor)
    • Frankie Carle     (Musician)
    • Elizabeth Buffum Chace     (Abolitionist, social reformer)
      • Abolitionist, social reformer. She was born in Providence (Rhode Island) on Tueday December 9, 1806 and died in Providence (Rhode Island) on Tueday December 12, 1899 at the age of 93. She is buried at Swan Point Cemetery (Providence County, Rhode Island).
      • Providence is located 29 miles [46.7 km] to the east of Packer.
      • Providence is located 29 miles [46.7 km] to the east of Packer.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Elizabeth Buffum Chace<5>
    • Andrew James Coakley     (Major League Baseball)
      • Major League Baseball. He was born in Providence (Rhode Island) on Monday November 20, 1882 and died in New York (New York) on Friday September 27, 1963 at the age of 80. He is buried at Kensico Cemetery (Westchester County, New York).
      • Providence is located 29 miles [46.7 km] to the east of Packer.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Andrew James Coakley<5>
    • George M. Cohan     (Composer, producer, playwright, actor)
      • Composer, producer, playwright, actor. He was born in Providence (Rhode Island) on Wednesday July 3, 1878 and died in New York (New York) on Thursday November 5, 1942 at the age of 64. He is buried at Woodlawn Cemetery (Bronx County, New York).
      • Providence is located 29 miles [46.7 km] to the east of Packer.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: George M. Cohan<5>
    • Nicholas Colasanto     (Actor, director)
      • Actor, director. He was born in Providence (Rhode Island) on Saturday January 19, 1924 and died in Studio City (California) on Tueday February 12, 1985 at the age of 61.
      • Providence is located 29 miles [46.7 km] to the east of Packer.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Nicholas Colasanto<5>
    • Lester Joseph 'Les' Damon     (Actor)
    • 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 4 miles [6.4 km] to the northeast of Packer.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Walt 'Moose' Dropo<5>
    • Hugh Duffy     (Major League Baseball)
      • Major League Baseball. He was born in Cranston (Rhode Island) on Monday November 26, 1866 and died in Boston (Massachusetts) on Tueday October 19, 1954 at the age of 87. He is buried at Calvary Cemetery (Suffolk County, Massachusetts).
      • Cranston is located 27 miles [43.5 km] to the east of Packer.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Hugh Duffy<5>

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

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

  • View Our List ...
    • Hartford, which is the State Capital of Connecticut, lies 38 miles [61.2 km]<2> to the west northwest (WNW). If you could walk a straight line from Packer to Hartford, with an average speed<6> 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 328 miles [527.9 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 19 days.
    • The shortest distance<7> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 5,568 miles [8,960.8 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<8>
    • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 6,274 miles [10,097 km] and it lies to the east northeast (ENE).<9>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 4,151 miles [6,680.4 km] and it lies to the east northeast (ENE).<10>

Other Roadside Stops ...

Index of Cities, Towns and Villages for Connecticut

About Windham County

About Connecticut

Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Packer. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

The official website for State of Connecticut: https://portal.ct.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>We use the term 'Historic' broadly and it generally means that the community no longer exists. However, it can also mean that the community might still exist, but was significantly larger or had a more 'official' existence in the past than it does now. Unfortunately our sources of data have proven to be unreliable. If you can provide us with more specific information about Packer, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.
<2>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- Packer) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Packer. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 41.6665, Longitude: -71.9523       In this case, the coordinates for Packer have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<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>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 Packer 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 304.607 degrees.
<9>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 300.167 degrees.
<10>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 301.317 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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