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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 Plainville, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Plainville 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 Plainville:
    • 41.674821, -72.857045
    • 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 Plainville
  • 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 Plainville ...

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.

  • Berlin [Hartford County]
  • Bishops Corner [Hartford County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bishops Corner
    • Bishops Corner [Hartford County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the south of Plainville
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Bishops Corner have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bishops Corner
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Bishops Corner<2>
  • Elm Hill [Hartford County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Elm Hill
    • Elm Hill [Hartford County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the east of Plainville
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Elm Hill have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Elm Hill
  • Forestville [Hartford County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Forestville
    • Forestville [Hartford County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the west of Plainville
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Forestville have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Forestville
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    • Lovely Street [Hartford County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lovely Street
      • Lovely Street [Hartford County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the north of Plainville
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lovely Street have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lovely Street
    • Plainville [Hartford County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Plainville
      • Plainville [Hartford County] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the west of Plainville
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Plainville have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Plainville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Plainville<2>
    • Plantsville [Hartford County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Plantsville
      • Plantsville [Hartford County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the south of Plainville
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Plantsville have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Plantsville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Plantsville<2>
    • Stillmans Corner [Hartford County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Stillmans Corner
      • Stillmans Corner [Hartford County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the south of Plainville
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Stillmans Corner have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Stillmans Corner
    • Terryville [Litchfield County]
    • Terryville Station [Litchfield County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Terryville Station
      • Terryville Station [Litchfield County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the west of Plainville
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Terryville Station have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Terryville Station
    • Turkey Hill [Hartford County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Turkey Hill
      • Turkey Hill [Hartford County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the southeast of Plainville
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Turkey Hill have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Turkey Hill
    • Unionville [Hartford County]
    • Whigville [Hartford County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Whigville
      • Whigville [Hartford County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the northwest of Plainville
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Whigville

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 Plainville. 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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    • 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 18 miles [29 km] to the northeast of Plainville.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Astrid Allwyn<4>
    • Robert Ames     (Actor)
      • Actor. He was born in Hartford (Connecticut) on Saturday March 23, 1889 and died in New York (New York) on Friday November 27, 1931 at the age of 42. He is buried at Cedar Hill Cemetery (Hartford County, Connecticut).
      • Hartford is located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the northeast of Plainville.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Robert Ames<4>
    • 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 7 miles [11.3 km] to the west of Plainville.
      • 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 28 miles [45.1 km] to the south of Plainville.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Humbert Allen Astredo<4>
    • Delia Salter Bacon     (Author)
      • Author. She was born in Tallmadge (Ohio) on Saturday February 2, 1811 and died in Hartford (Connecticut) on Friday September 2, 1859 at the age of 48. She is buried at Grove Street Cemetery (New Haven County, Connecticut).
      • Hartford is located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the northeast of Plainville.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Delia Salter Bacon<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 9 miles [14.5 km] to the south of Plainville.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: John Joseph 'Jack' Barry<4>
    • Christopher 'Battling' Battalino     (Professional boxer)
      • Professional boxer. He was born in Hartford (Connecticut) on Tueday February 18, 1908 and died in Hartford (Connecticut) on Monday July 25, 1977 at the age of 69. He is buried at Mt. St. Benedict Cemetery (Hartford County, Connecticut).
      • Hartford is located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the northeast of Plainville.
      • Hartford is located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the northeast of Plainville.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Christopher 'Battling' Battalino<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 18 miles [29 km] to the west of Plainville.
      • Bloomfield is located 18 miles [29 km] to the west of Plainville.
      • 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 19 miles [30.6 km] to the south of Plainville.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Charles Austin Beard<4>
    • Edward James 'Ed' Begley, Sr.     (Actor)
    • 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 19 miles [30.6 km] to the south of Plainville.
      • North Haven is located 19 miles [30.6 km] to the south of Plainville.
      • 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 28 miles [45.1 km] to the south of Plainville.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Marian Bergeron<4>
    • Marilyn Borden     (Actress)
      • Actress. She was born in Hartford (Connecticut) on Sunday May 29, 1932 and died in Modesto (California) on Wednesday March 25, 2009 at the age of 76.
      • Hartford is located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the northeast of Plainville.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Marilyn Borden<4>

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

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

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    • Hartford, which is the State Capital of Connecticut, lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the northeast (NE). If you could walk a straight line from Plainville to Hartford, with an average speed<5> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take five to six hours to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take nearly four hours.
    • The White House (Washington, DC) is 291 miles [468.3 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 12 days and walking would take 17 days.
    • The shortest distance<6> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 5,606 miles [9,022 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<7>
    • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 6,314 miles [10,161.4 km] and it lies to the east northeast (ENE).<8>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 4,190 miles [6,743.2 km] and it lies to the east northeast (ENE).<9>

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Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Plainville. 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' (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- Plainville) to Point B.

If you need the driving distance (or directions), we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Plainville. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Plainville

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Plainville. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 41.6748, Longitude: -72.8570       In this case, the coordinates for Plainville have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<2>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<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>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 Plainville 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 305.146 degrees.
<8>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 300.775 degrees.
<9>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 301.714 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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