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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 Pond Meadow, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Pond Meadow 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 Pond Meadow:
    • 41.327599, -72.467866
    • 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 Pond Meadow
  • 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 Pond Meadow ...

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 Lake [Middlesex County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cedar Lake
    • Cedar Lake [Middlesex County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the north of Pond Meadow
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cedar Lake have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cedar Lake
  • Chester [Middlesex County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Chester
    • Chester [Middlesex County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the north of Pond Meadow
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Chester have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Chester
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Chester<3>
  • Cornfield Park [Middlesex County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cornfield Park
    • Cornfield Park [Middlesex County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the southeast of Pond Meadow
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cornfield Park have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cornfield Park
  • Deep River [Middlesex County]
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    • Floral Park [Middlesex County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Floral Park
      • Floral Park [Middlesex County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the east of Pond Meadow
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Floral Park have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Floral Park
    • Grove Beach [Middlesex County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Grove Beach
      • Grove Beach [Middlesex County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the south of Pond Meadow
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Grove Beach have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Grove Beach
    • Harbor View [Middlesex County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Harbor View
      • Harbor View [Middlesex County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the southwest of Pond Meadow
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Harbor View have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Harbor View
    • Hawks Nest [Middlesex County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hawks Nest
      • Hawks Nest [Middlesex County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the south of Pond Meadow
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hawks Nest have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hawks Nest
    • Lake View [Middlesex County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lake View
      • Lake View [Middlesex County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the northwest of Pond Meadow
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lake View have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lake View
    • Lord Corner [Middlesex County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lord Corner
      • Lord Corner [Middlesex County] was located 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the northwest of Pond Meadow
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lord Corner have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Plum Bank Beach [Middlesex County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Plum Bank Beach
      • Plum Bank Beach [Middlesex County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the southeast of Pond Meadow
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Plum Bank Beach
    • Spruce Corner [Middlesex County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Spruce Corner
      • Spruce Corner [Middlesex County] was located 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the west of Pond Meadow
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Spruce Corner have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.

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 Pond Meadow. 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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    • 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 11 miles [17.7 km] to the west of Pond Meadow.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Humbert Allen Astredo<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 22 miles [35.4 km] to the northwest of Pond Meadow.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: John Joseph 'Jack' Barry<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 west of Pond Meadow.
      • 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 20 miles [32.2 km] to the west of Pond Meadow.
      • North Haven is located 20 miles [32.2 km] to the west of Pond Meadow.
      • 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 25 miles [40.2 km] to the west of Pond Meadow.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Marian Bergeron<4>
    • Gus Bivona     (Musician, composer)
    • 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 22 miles [35.4 km] to the west of Pond Meadow.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Ernest Borgnine<4>
    • 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 19 miles [30.6 km] to the east of Pond Meadow.
      • New London is located 19 miles [30.6 km] to the east of Pond Meadow.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Mary Lydia Bolles Branch<4>
    • George W. Bush     (43rd President of the US (2001 - 2009))
      • 43rd President of the US (2001 - 2009). He was born in New Haven (Connecticut) on Saturday July 6, 1946
      • New Haven is located 23 miles [37 km] to the west of Pond Meadow.
    • Al Capp     (Cartoonist)
      • Cartoonist. He was born in New Haven (Connecticut) on Tueday September 28, 1909 and died in South Hampton (New Hampshire) on Monday November 5, 1979 at the age of 70. He is buried at Mt. Prospect Cemetery (Essex County, Massachusetts).
      • New Haven is located 23 miles [37 km] to the west of Pond Meadow.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Al Capp<4>
    • Art Carney     (Oscar winning actor)
      • Oscar winning actor. He was born in Mount Vernon (New York) on Monday November 4, 1918 and died in Westbrook (Connecticut) on Sunday November 9, 2003 at the age of 85.
      • Westbrook is located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the south of Pond Meadow.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Art Carney<4>
    • Karen Carpenter     (Singer)
    • Gerald Chapman     (Crime figure)
      • Crime figure. He was born in Brooklyn (New York) on Tueday August 16, 1887 and died in Wethersfield (Connecticut) on Tueday April 6, 1926 at the age of 38. He is buried at Mt. St. Benedict Cemetery (Hartford County, Connecticut).
      • Wethersfield is located 27 miles [43.5 km] to the north of Pond Meadow.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Gerald Chapman<4>

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

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

  • View Our List ...
    • Hartford, which is the State Capital of Connecticut, lies 32 miles [51.5 km]<1> to the north northwest (NNW). If you could walk a straight line from Pond Meadow 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 293 miles [471.5 km] to the west southwest (WSW). 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 5,604 miles [9,018.8 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<7>
    • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 6,309 miles [10,153.4 km] and it lies to the east northeast (ENE).<8>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 4,186 miles [6,736.7 km] and it lies to the east northeast (ENE).<9>

Other Roadside Stops ...

The Communities of Connecticut

About Middlesex County

About Connecticut

Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Pond Meadow. 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 obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Pond Meadow) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Pond Meadow. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 41.3276, Longitude: -72.4679       In this case, the coordinates for Pond Meadow 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 Pond Meadow 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 304.958 degrees.
<8>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 300.506 degrees.
<9>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 301.708 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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