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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 Plymouth, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Plymouth 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 Plymouth:
    • 41.666486, -73.026495
    • 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 Plymouth
  • 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 Plymouth ...

We have found five communities that share the name Plymouth.

Within Connecticut, the name Plymouth is unique.

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

  • Communities Elsewhere In North America ...
    • New York
      • Chenango County
      • This Plymouth is located in Chenango County and lies 147 miles [236.6 km]<1> to the west northwest of the Plymouth that is located in Litchfield County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Plymouth
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Chenango County community of Plymouth.
    • Vermont
      • Windsor County
      • This Plymouth is located in Windsor County and lies 129 miles [207.6 km]<1> to the north of the Plymouth that is located in Litchfield County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Plymouth
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Windsor County community of Plymouth.
    • Wisconsin
      • Juneau County
      • This Plymouth is located in Juneau County and lies 884 miles [1,422.7 km]<1> to the west northwest of the Plymouth that is located in Litchfield County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Plymouth
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Juneau County community of Plymouth.
      • Rock County
      • This Plymouth is located in Rock County and lies 828 miles [1,332.5 km] to the west of the Plymouth that is located in Litchfield County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Plymouth
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Rock County community of Plymouth.
      • Sheboygan County
      • This Plymouth is located in Sheboygan County and lies 771 miles [1,240.8 km] to the west northwest of the Plymouth that is located in Litchfield County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Plymouth
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Sheboygan County community of Plymouth.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Plymouth ...

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.

  • Burnt Hill [New Haven County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Burnt Hill
    • Burnt Hill [New Haven County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the south of Plymouth
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Burnt Hill have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Burnt Hill
  • Campville [Litchfield County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Campville
    • Campville [Litchfield County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the northwest of Plymouth
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Campville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Campville
  • Forestville [Hartford County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Forestville
    • Forestville [Hartford County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the east of Plymouth
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Forestville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Forestville
  • Greystone [Litchfield County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Greystone
    • Greystone [Litchfield County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the south of Plymouth
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Greystone
  • Continue List   (7 more) ...
    • Long Hill [New Haven County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Long Hill
      • Long Hill [New Haven County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the south of Plymouth
      • 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
    • Overlook [New Haven County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Overlook
      • Overlook [New Haven County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the south of Plymouth
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Overlook have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Overlook
    • Plymouth [Litchfield County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Plymouth
      • Plymouth [Litchfield County] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the west of Plymouth
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Plymouth have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Plymouth
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Plymouth<3>
    • Terryville [Litchfield County]
    • Terryville Station [Litchfield County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Terryville Station
      • Terryville Station [Litchfield County] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the east of Plymouth
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Terryville Station have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Terryville Station
    • Whigville [Hartford County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Whigville
      • Whigville [Hartford County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the northeast of Plymouth
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Whigville
    • Woodtick [New Haven County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Woodtick
      • Woodtick [New Haven County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the southeast of Plymouth
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Woodtick have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Woodtick

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 Plymouth. 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)
    • 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 19 miles [30.6 km] to the northeast of Plymouth.
      • 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 Less than 2 miles to the northeast of Plymouth.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Peter William Appleton<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 19 miles [30.6 km] to the northeast of Plymouth.
      • 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 14 miles [22.5 km] to the southeast of Plymouth.
      • 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 19 miles [30.6 km] to the northeast of Plymouth.
      • Hartford is located 19 miles [30.6 km] to the northeast of Plymouth.
      • 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 9 miles [14.5 km] to the west of Plymouth.
      • Bloomfield is located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the west of Plymouth.
      • 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 20 miles [32.2 km] to the southeast of Plymouth.
      • 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 20 miles [32.2 km] to the southeast of Plymouth.
      • North Haven is located 20 miles [32.2 km] to the southeast of Plymouth.
      • 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 27 miles [43.5 km] to the south of Plymouth.
      • 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 19 miles [30.6 km] to the northeast of Plymouth.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Marilyn Borden<4>
    • Rosalyn 'Roz' Borden     (Actress)
      • Actress. She was born in Hartford (Connecticut) on Sunday May 29, 1932 and died in Modesto (California) on Thursday January 23, 2003 at the age of 70.
      • Hartford is located 19 miles [30.6 km] to the northeast of Plymouth.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Rosalyn 'Roz' Borden<4>

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

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

  • View Our List ...
    • Hartford, which is the State Capital of Connecticut, lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<1> to the east northeast (ENE). If you could walk a straight line from Plymouth to Hartford, with an average speed<5> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take just over a day to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take 6 hours.
    • The White House (Washington, DC) is 284 miles [457.1 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 17 days.
    • The shortest distance<6> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 5,614 miles [9,034.9 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<7>
    • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 6,322 miles [10,174.3 km] and it lies to the east northeast (ENE).<8>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 4,198 miles [6,756 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 Plymouth. 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- Plymouth) 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 Plymouth. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Plymouth

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Plymouth. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 41.6665, Longitude: -73.0265       In this case, the coordinates for Plymouth 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 Plymouth 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 305.249 degrees.
<8>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 300.889 degrees.
<9>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 301.793 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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