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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 Pine Rock Park, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Pine Rock Park 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 Pine Rock Park:
    • 41.261764, -73.095386
    • 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 Pine Rock Park
  • 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

Curious and Interesting Names Near Pine Rock Park ...

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.

  • Cedar Beach [New Haven County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cedar Beach
    • Cedar Beach [New Haven County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the south of Pine Rock Park
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cedar Beach have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cedar Beach
  • Derby [New Haven County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Derby
    • Derby [New Haven County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the north of Pine Rock Park
    • 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>
  • Long Hill [Fairfield County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Long Hill
    • Long Hill [Fairfield County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the west of Pine Rock Park
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Long Hill have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Long Hill
  • Lordship [Fairfield County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lordship
    • Lordship [Fairfield County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the south of Pine Rock Park
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lordship have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lordship
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    • Orange [New Haven County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Orange
      • Orange [New Haven County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the east of Pine Rock Park
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Orange have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Orange
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Orange<3>
    • Ox Hill [Fairfield County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ox Hill
      • Ox Hill [Fairfield County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the west of Pine Rock Park
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Ox Hill have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ox Hill
    • Pecks Mill [Fairfield County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pecks Mill
      • Pecks Mill [Fairfield County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the south of Pine Rock Park
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Pecks Mill have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pecks Mill
    • Sea Bluff [New Haven County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sea Bluff
      • Sea Bluff [New Haven County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the east of Pine Rock Park
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Sea Bluff have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sea Bluff
    • Silver Beach [New Haven County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Silver Beach
      • Silver Beach [New Haven County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the south of Pine Rock Park
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Silver Beach have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Silver Beach
    • Sunnyside [Fairfield County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sunnyside
      • Sunnyside [Fairfield County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the northeast of Pine Rock Park
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Sunnyside have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sunnyside
    • Walnut Beach [New Haven County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Walnut Beach
      • Walnut Beach [New Haven County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the south of Pine Rock Park
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Walnut Beach have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Walnut Beach

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 Pine Rock Park. 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 29 miles [46.7 km] to the north of Pine Rock Park.
      • 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 21 miles [33.8 km] to the east of Pine Rock Park.
      • 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 19 miles [30.6 km] to the southwest of Pine Rock Park.
      • 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 24 miles [38.6 km] to the northeast of Pine Rock Park.
      • 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 26 miles [41.8 km] to the north of Pine Rock Park.
      • Bloomfield is located 26 miles [41.8 km] to the north of Pine Rock Park.
      • 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 northeast of Pine Rock Park.
      • 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 15 miles [24.1 km] to the northeast of Pine Rock Park.
      • North Haven is located 15 miles [24.1 km] to the northeast of Pine Rock Park.
      • 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 7 miles [11.3 km] to the east of Pine Rock Park.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Marian Bergeron<4>
    • Sydney Barton Booth     (Actor)
      • Actor. He was born in Boston (Massachusetts) on Wednesday January 29, 1873 and died in Stamford (Connecticut) on Friday February 5, 1937 at the age of 64. He is buried at Rosedale Cemetery (Essex County, Massachusetts).
      • Stamford is located 27 miles [43.5 km] to the southwest of Pine Rock Park.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Sydney Barton Booth<4>
    • Solon Hannibal Borglum     (Artist)
      • Artist. He was born in Ogden (Utah) on Tueday December 22, 1868 and died in Stamford (Connecticut) on Tueday January 31, 1922 at the age of 53. He is buried at Silvermine Cemetery (Fairfield County, Connecticut).
      • Stamford is located 27 miles [43.5 km] to the southwest of Pine Rock Park.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Solon Hannibal Borglum<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 13 miles [20.9 km] to the northeast of Pine Rock Park.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Ernest Borgnine<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 19 miles [30.6 km] to the southwest of Pine Rock Park.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Dave Brubeck<4>
    • William Frank Buckley     (Author, conservative commentator)
      • Author, conservative commentator. He was born in New York (New York) on Tueday November 24, 1925 and died in Stamford (Connecticut) on Wednesday February 27, 2008 at the age of 82. He is buried at St. Bernard Cemetery (Litchfield County, Connecticut).
      • Stamford is located 27 miles [43.5 km] to the southwest of Pine Rock Park.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: William Frank Buckley<4>

How Far From Pine Rock Park 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 Pine Rock Park to various places of note, such as the White House.

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

  • View Our List ...
    • Hartford, which is the State Capital of Connecticut, lies 41 miles [66 km]<1> to the north northeast (NNE). If you could walk a straight line from Pine Rock Park to Hartford, with an average speed<5> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take about three full 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 264 miles [424.9 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 15 days.
    • The shortest distance<6> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 5,633 miles [9,065.4 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<7>
    • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 6,339 miles [10,201.6 km] and it lies to the east northeast (ENE).<8>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 4,216 miles [6,785 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 Pine Rock Park. 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- Pine Rock Park) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Pine Rock Park. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 41.2618, Longitude: -73.0954       In this case, the coordinates for Pine Rock Park 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 Pine Rock Park 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 305.339 degrees.
<8>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 300.925 degrees.
<9>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 302.014 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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