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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 Ponset, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Ponset and the surrounding area.

  • 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 Ponset:
    • 41.465099, -72.556202
    • 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 Ponset
  • 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 Ponset ...

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.

  • Arnolds [Middlesex County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Arnolds
    • Arnolds [Middlesex County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the east of Ponset
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Arnolds
  • Cedar Lake [Middlesex County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cedar Lake
    • Cedar Lake [Middlesex County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the southeast of Ponset
    • 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 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the southeast of Ponset
    • 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>
  • Cobalt [Middlesex County]
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    • Cobalt Landing [Middlesex County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cobalt Landing
      • Cobalt Landing [Middlesex County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the north of Ponset
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cobalt Landing have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cobalt Landing
    • Goodspeeds Landing [Middlesex County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Goodspeeds Landing
      • Goodspeeds Landing [Middlesex County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the east of Ponset
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Goodspeeds Landing have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Goodspeeds Landing
    • Lake View [Middlesex County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lake View
      • Lake View [Middlesex County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the south of Ponset
      • 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
    • Leesville [Middlesex County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Leesville
      • Leesville [Middlesex County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the northeast of Ponset
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Leesville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Leesville
    • Little City [Middlesex County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Little City
      • Little City [Middlesex County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the southwest of Ponset
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Little City have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Little City
    • Little Haddam [Middlesex County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Little Haddam
      • Little Haddam [Middlesex County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the east of Ponset
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Little Haddam have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Little Haddam
    • Long Hill [Middlesex County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Long Hill
      • Long Hill [Middlesex County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the northwest of Ponset
      • 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
    • Lord Corner [Middlesex County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lord Corner
      • Lord Corner [Middlesex County] was located 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the south of Ponset
      • 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.
    • Rock Landing [Middlesex County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rock Landing
      • Rock Landing [Middlesex County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the northeast of Ponset
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Rock Landing have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rock Landing
    • Rockland [New Haven County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rockland
      • Rockland [New Haven County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the southwest of Ponset
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Rockland have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rockland
    • Skinnerville [Middlesex County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Skinnerville
      • Skinnerville [Middlesex County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the north of Ponset
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Skinnerville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Skinnerville

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 Ponset. 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 22 miles [35.4 km] to the north of Ponset.
      • 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 27 miles [43.5 km] to the northwest of Ponset.
      • 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 13 miles [20.9 km] to the southwest of Ponset.
      • 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 22 miles [35.4 km] to the north of Ponset.
      • 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 13 miles [20.9 km] to the west of Ponset.
      • 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 22 miles [35.4 km] to the north of Ponset.
      • Hartford is located 22 miles [35.4 km] to the north of Ponset.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Christopher 'Battling' Battalino<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 16 miles [25.7 km] to the west of Ponset.
      • 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 16 miles [25.7 km] to the west of Ponset.
      • North Haven is located 16 miles [25.7 km] to the west of Ponset.
      • 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 24 miles [38.6 km] to the southwest of Ponset.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Marian Bergeron<4>
    • Gus Bivona     (Musician, composer)
    • 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 22 miles [35.4 km] to the north of Ponset.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Marilyn Borden<4>

How Far From Ponset to ...

We spend a lot of time looking through Gazetteers & Almanacs that were published in the late 1800's and early 1900's. Many of the Gazetteers include the distance from a community such as Ponset to various places of note, such as the White House.

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

  • View Our List ...
    • Hartford, which is the State Capital of Connecticut, lies 22 miles [35.4 km]<1> to the north northwest (NNW). If you could walk a straight line from Ponset 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 most of a day.
    • The White House (Washington, DC) is 295 miles [474.8 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 5,602 miles [9,015.5 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<7>
    • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 6,308 miles [10,151.7 km] and it lies to the east northeast (ENE).<8>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 4,185 miles [6,735.1 km] and it lies to the east northeast (ENE).<9>

Other Roadside Stops ...

Visit our Community Index for Connecticut

About Middlesex County

About Connecticut

Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Ponset. 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 drawn from Point A (ie- Ponset) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Ponset. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 41.4651, Longitude: -72.5562       In this case, the coordinates for Ponset 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 Ponset 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 304.993 degrees.
<8>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 300.568 degrees.
<9>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 301.681 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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