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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 Pawcatuck, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Pawcatuck 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 Pawcatuck:
    • 41.377322, -71.833680
    • 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 Pawcatuck
  • 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 Pawcatuck ...

We have found one communities that share the name Pawcatuck.

Within Connecticut, the name Pawcatuck is unique.

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

  • Communities Elsewhere In North America ...
    • Rhode Island
      • Washington County
      • This community is historic<1> and although located in Washington County, we don't know where within the county.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Washington County community of Pawcatuck.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Pawcatuck ...

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 less than 2 miles<2> to the southwest of Pawcatuck
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Clarks Village have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Clarks Village
  • Lords Point [New London County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lords Point
    • Lords Point [New London County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<2> to the southwest of Pawcatuck
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lords Point have been provided by the GNIS.<3> 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 7 miles [11.3 km]<2> to the west of Pawcatuck
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Mystic have been provided by the GNIS.<3> 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 6 miles [9.7 km]<2> to the west of Pawcatuck
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Mystic Seaport have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mystic Seaport
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    • Shady Harbor [Washington County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Shady Harbor
      • Shady Harbor [Washington County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<2> to the east of Pawcatuck
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Shady Harbor have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Shady Harbor
    • Shelter Harbor [Washington County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Shelter Harbor
      • Shelter Harbor [Washington County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<2> to the southeast of Pawcatuck
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Shelter Harbor have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Shelter Harbor
    • Stillmanville [Washington County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Stillmanville
      • Stillmanville [Washington County] lies less than 2 miles<2> to the northeast of Pawcatuck
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Stillmanville have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Stillmanville
    • Watch Hill [Washington County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Watch Hill
      • Watch Hill [Washington County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<2> to the south of Pawcatuck
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Watch Hill have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Watch Hill
    • Wood River Junction [Washington County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Wood River Junction
      • Wood River Junction [Washington County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<2> to the northeast of Pawcatuck
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Wood River Junction have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Wood River Junction

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 Pawcatuck. 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.

  • View Our List ...
    • Harry Anderson     (Actor, comedian, magician)
      • Actor, comedian, magician. He was born in Newport (Rhode Island) on Tueday October 14, 1952 and died in Asheville (North Carolina) on Monday April 16, 2018 at the age of 65.
      • Newport is located 28 miles [45.1 km] to the east of Pawcatuck.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Harry Anderson<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 13 miles [20.9 km] to the west of Pawcatuck.
      • New London is located 13 miles [20.9 km] to the west of Pawcatuck.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Mary Lydia Bolles Branch<5>
    • Phoebe Cary     (Poet)
      • Poet. She was born in Mount Healthy (Ohio) on Saturday September 4, 1824 and died in Newport (Rhode Island) on Monday July 31, 1871 at the age of 46. She is buried at Green - Wood Cemetery (Kings County, New York).
      • Newport is located 28 miles [45.1 km] to the east of Pawcatuck.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Phoebe Cary<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 23 miles [37 km] to the north of Pawcatuck.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Walt 'Moose' Dropo<5>
    • Julia Ward Howe     (Author, social reformer)
      • Author, social reformer. She was born in New York (New York) on Thursday May 27, 1819 and died in Newport (Rhode Island) on Monday October 17, 1910 at the age of 91. She is buried at Mt. Auburn Cemetery (Middlesex County, Massachusetts).
      • Newport is located 28 miles [45.1 km] to the east of Pawcatuck.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Julia Ward Howe<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 16 miles [25.7 km] to the northwest of Pawcatuck.
      • 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 20 miles [32.2 km] to the east of Pawcatuck.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Harriet Lane<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 13 miles [20.9 km] to the west of Pawcatuck.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Harold Loeb<5>
    • Ty Longley     (Musician)
      • Musician. He was born in Sharon (Pennsylvania) on Saturday September 4, 1971 and died in West Warwick (Rhode Island) on Thursday February 20, 2003 at the age of 31.
      • West Warwick is located 27 miles [43.5 km] to the northeast of Pawcatuck.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Ty Longley<5>
    • Frank 'Monk' Maznicki     (Professional football)
      • Professional football. He was born in West Warwick (Rhode Island) on Monday July 19, 1920 and died in West Warwick (Rhode Island) on Saturday December 14, 2013 at the age of 93. He is buried at St. Mary Cemetery (Kent County, Rhode Island).
      • West Warwick is located 27 miles [43.5 km] to the northeast of Pawcatuck.
      • West Warwick is located 27 miles [43.5 km] to the northeast of Pawcatuck.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Frank 'Monk' Maznicki<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 13 miles [20.9 km] to the west of Pawcatuck.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: James O'Neill<5>

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

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

  • View Our List ...
    • Hartford, which is the State Capital of Connecticut, lies 51 miles [82.1 km]<2> to the west northwest (WNW). If you could walk a straight line from Pawcatuck to Hartford, with an average speed<6> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take most of three 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 323 miles [519.8 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 19 days.
    • The shortest distance<7> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 5,575 miles [8,972.1 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<8>
    • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 6,279 miles [10,105.1 km] and it lies to the east northeast (ENE).<9>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 4,156 miles [6,688.4 km] and it lies to the east northeast (ENE).<10>

Other Roadside Stops ...

Index of Cities, Towns and Villages for Connecticut

About New London County

About Connecticut

Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Pawcatuck. 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 Pawcatuck, 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' (or point-to-point) distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Pawcatuck) 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 Pawcatuck. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Pawcatuck

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Pawcatuck. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 41.3773, Longitude: -71.8337       In this case, the coordinates for Pawcatuck 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 Pawcatuck 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 304.576 degrees.
<9>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 300.083 degrees.
<10>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 301.406 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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