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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 Phoenixville, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Phoenixville 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 Phoenixville:
    • 41.877042, -72.085909
    • 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 Phoenixville
  • 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 Phoenixville ...

We have found two communities that share the name Phoenixville.

Within Connecticut, the name Phoenixville is unique.

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

  • Communities Elsewhere In North America ...
    • Alabama
      • Jefferson County
      • This Phoenixville is located in Jefferson County and lies 994 miles [1,599.7 km]<1> to the west southwest of the Phoenixville that is located in Windham County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Phoenixville
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Jefferson County community of Phoenixville.
    • Pennsylvania
      • Chester County
      • This Phoenixville is located in Chester County and lies 215 miles [346 km]<1> to the west southwest of the Phoenixville that is located in Windham County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Phoenixville
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Chester County community of Phoenixville.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Phoenixville ...

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.

  • Bedlam Corner [Windham County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bedlam Corner
    • Bedlam Corner [Windham County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the southwest of Phoenixville
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Bedlam Corner have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bedlam Corner
  • Chaplin [Windham County]
  • Mount Hope [Tolland County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mount Hope
    • Mount Hope [Tolland County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the southwest of Phoenixville
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Mount Hope have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mount Hope
  • Pomfret [Windham County]
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    • Pomfret Landing [Windham County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pomfret Landing
      • Pomfret Landing [Windham County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the east of Phoenixville
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Pomfret Landing have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pomfret Landing
    • Rogers [Windham County]
    • Roseland Park [Windham County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Roseland Park
      • Roseland Park [Windham County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the northeast of Phoenixville
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Roseland Park have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Roseland Park
    • Stetson Corner [Windham County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Stetson Corner
      • Stetson Corner [Windham County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the southeast of Phoenixville
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Stetson Corner
    • Union [Tolland County]
    • Wormwood Hill [Tolland County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Wormwood Hill
      • Wormwood Hill [Tolland County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the southwest of Phoenixville
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Wormwood Hill have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Wormwood Hill

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 Phoenixville. 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 ...
    • Astrid Allwyn     (Actress)
      • Actress. She was born in Manchester (Connecticut) on Monday November 27, 1905 and died in Los Angeles (California) on Friday March 31, 1978 at the age of 72. She is buried at Glendale Forest Lawn Memorial Park (Los Angeles County, California).
      • Manchester is located 23 miles [37 km] to the west of Phoenixville.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Astrid Allwyn<4>
    • 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 13 miles [20.9 km] to the north of Phoenixville.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: George Thorndike Angell<4>
    • William Aloysius Bergen     (Major League Baseball)
      • Major League Baseball. He was born in North Brookfield (Massachusetts) on Thursday June 13, 1878 and died in Worcester (Massachusetts) on Sunday December 19, 1943 at the age of 65. He is buried at St. John's Cemetery (Worcester County, Massachusetts).
      • North Brookfield is located 27 miles [43.5 km] to the north of Phoenixville.
      • Worcester is located 30 miles [48.3 km] to the northeast of Phoenixville.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: William Aloysius Bergen<4>
    • William Arthur Cummings     (Major league baseball)
      • Major league baseball. He was born in Ware (Massachusetts) on Wednesday October 18, 1848 and died in Toledo (Ohio) on Friday May 16, 1924 at the age of 75. He is buried at Aspen Grove Cemetery (Hampshire County, Massachusetts).
      • Ware is located 27 miles [43.5 km] to the north of Phoenixville.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: William Arthur Cummings<4>
    • 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 15 miles [24.1 km] to the southeast of Phoenixville.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Walt 'Moose' Dropo<4>
    • Eileen Farrell     (Opera singer)
      • Opera singer. She was born in Willimantic (Connecticut) on Friday February 13, 1920 and died in Park Ridge (New Jersey) on Saturday March 23, 2002 at the age of 82. She is buried at Castine Cemetery (Hancock County, Maine).
      • Willimantic is located 13 miles [20.9 km] to the southwest of Phoenixville.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Eileen Farrell<4>
    • Tom Hall     (Professional football)
      • Professional football. He was born in Wilmington (Delaware) on Wednesday April 3, 1940 and died in Longmeadow (Massachusetts) on Thursday December 14, 2017 at the age of 77.
      • Longmeadow is located 27 miles [43.5 km] to the northwest of Phoenixville.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Tom Hall<4>
    • 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 24 miles [38.6 km] to the south of Phoenixville.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Gladys Hurlbut<4>
    • William Thomas Green Morton     (Medical pioneer)
      • Medical pioneer. He was born in Charlton City (Massachusetts) on Monday August 9, 1819 and died in New York (New York) on Wednesday July 15, 1868 at the age of 48. He is buried at Mt. Auburn Cemetery (Middlesex County, Massachusetts).
      • Charlton City is located 19 miles [30.6 km] to the north of Phoenixville.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: William Thomas Green Morton<4>
    • Louise Chandler Moulton     (Author)
      • Author. She was born in Pomfret (Connecticut) on Wednesday April 10, 1935 and died in Boston (Massachusetts) on Monday August 10, 1908 at the age of -27. She is buried at Mt. Auburn Cemetery (Middlesex County, Massachusetts).
      • Pomfret is located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the east of Phoenixville.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Louise Chandler Moulton<4>
    • Denison Olmstead     (Astronomer)
      • Astronomer. He was born in East Hartford (Connecticut) on Saturday June 18, 1791 and died in New Haven (Connecticut) on Friday May 13, 1859 at the age of 67. He is buried at Grove Street Cemetery (New Haven County, Connecticut).
      • East Hartford is located 28 miles [45.1 km] to the west of Phoenixville.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Denison Olmstead<4>
    • Edith Roosevelt     (Wife and First Lady to the Presidency of Theodore Roosevelt (1901 - 1909))
      • Wife and First Lady to the Presidency of Theodore Roosevelt (1901 - 1909). She was born in Norwich (Connecticut) on Tueday August 6, 1861 and died in Oyster Bay (New York) on Thursday September 30, 1948 at the age of 87. She is buried at Youngs Memorial Cemetery (Nassau County, New York).
      • Norwich is located 24 miles [38.6 km] to the south of Phoenixville.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Edith Roosevelt<4>
    • Lucy Stone     (Social reformer)
      • Social reformer. She was born in West Brookfield (Massachusetts) on Thursday August 13, 1818 and died in Boston (Massachusetts) on Wednesday October 18, 1893 at the age of 75. She is buried at Forest Hills Cemetery (Suffolk County, Massachusetts).
      • West Brookfield is located 24 miles [38.6 km] to the north of Phoenixville.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Lucy Stone<4>

How Far From Phoenixville to ...

We spend a lot of time looking through Gazetteers & Almanacs that were published in the late 1800's and early 1900's. Many of the Gazetteers include the distance from a community such as Phoenixville to various places of note, such as the White House.

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

  • View Our List ...
    • Hartford, which is the State Capital of Connecticut, lies 31 miles [49.9 km]<1> to the west southwest (WSW). If you could walk a straight line from Phoenixville 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 331 miles [532.7 km] to the southwest (SW). 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<6> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 5,566 miles [8,957.6 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<7>
    • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 6,273 miles [10,095.4 km] and it lies to the east northeast (ENE).<8>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 4,149 miles [6,677.2 km] and it lies to the east northeast (ENE).<9>

Other Roadside Stops ...

Communities in Connecticut

About Windham County

About Connecticut

Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Phoenixville. 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 from Point A (ie- Phoenixville) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Phoenixville. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 41.8770, Longitude: -72.0859       In this case, the coordinates for Phoenixville 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 Phoenixville 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 304.658 degrees.
<8>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 300.259 degrees.
<9>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 301.273 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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