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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 Plainfield Village, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Plainfield Village 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 Plainfield Village:
    • 41.676694, -71.926206
    • 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 Plainfield Village
  • 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 Plainfield Village ...

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 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the southwest of Plainfield Village
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Baltic have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Baltic
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Baltic<3>
  • Central Village [Windham County]
  • Clayville [New London County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Clayville
    • Clayville [New London County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the southwest of Plainfield Village
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Clayville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Clayville
  • Greene [Kent County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Greene
    • Greene [Kent County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the east of Plainfield Village
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Greene
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    • Hopeville [New London County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hopeville
      • Hopeville [New London County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the south of Plainfield Village
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hopeville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> 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 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the east of Plainfield Village
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hopkins Hollow have been provided by the GNIS.<2> 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 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the northeast of Plainfield Village
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Moosup Valley have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Moosup Valley
    • Packer [Windham County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Packer
      • Packer [Windham County] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the southwest of Plainfield Village
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Packer have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Packer
    • Rice City [Kent County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rice City
      • Rice City [Kent County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the east of Plainfield Village
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Rice City have been provided by the GNIS.<2> 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]<1> to the northwest of Plainfield Village
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Stetson Corner

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 Plainfield Village. 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 ...
    • 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 28 miles [45.1 km] to the east of Plainfield Village.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: David Lawrence Angell<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 28 miles [45.1 km] to the north of Plainfield Village.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: George Thorndike Angell<4>
    • 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 23 miles [37 km] to the south of Plainfield Village.
      • New London is located 23 miles [37 km] to the south of Plainfield Village.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Mary Lydia Bolles Branch<4>
    • Herbert Butterfield     (Actor)
      • Actor. He was born in Providence (Rhode Island) on Monday October 28, 1895 and died in Los Angeles (California) on Thursday May 2, 1957 at the age of 61. He is buried at Los Angeles National Cemetery (Los Angeles County, California).
      • Providence is located 28 miles [45.1 km] to the east of Plainfield Village.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Herbert Butterfield<4>
    • Frankie Carle     (Musician)
      • Musician. He was born in Providence (Rhode Island) on Wednesday March 25, 1903 and died in Mesa (Arizona) on Wednesday March 7, 2001 at the age of 98. He is buried at Hollywood Hills Forest Lawn Memorial Park (Los Angeles County, California).
      • Providence is located 28 miles [45.1 km] to the east of Plainfield Village.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Frankie Carle<4>
    • 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 28 miles [45.1 km] to the east of Plainfield Village.
      • Providence is located 28 miles [45.1 km] to the east of Plainfield Village.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Elizabeth Buffum Chace<4>
    • 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 28 miles [45.1 km] to the east of Plainfield Village.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Andrew James Coakley<4>
    • 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 28 miles [45.1 km] to the east of Plainfield Village.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: George M. Cohan<4>
    • 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 28 miles [45.1 km] to the east of Plainfield Village.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Nicholas Colasanto<4>
    • 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 3 miles [4.8 km] to the northeast of Plainfield Village.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Walt 'Moose' Dropo<4>
    • 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 26 miles [41.8 km] to the east of Plainfield Village.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Hugh Duffy<4>

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

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

  • View Our List ...
    • Hartford, which is the State Capital of Connecticut, lies 39 miles [62.8 km]<1> to the west (W). If you could walk a straight line from Plainfield Village to Hartford, with an average speed<5> 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 330 miles [531.1 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<6> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 5,567 miles [8,959.2 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 ...

Visit our Community Index for Connecticut

About Windham County

About Connecticut

Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Plainfield Village. 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- Plainfield Village) 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 Plainfield Village. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Plainfield Village

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Plainfield Village. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 41.6767, Longitude: -71.9262    
<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 Plainfield Village 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 304.59 degrees.
<8>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 300.149 degrees.
<9>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 301.30 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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