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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 Pootatuck Park, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Pootatuck Park 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 Pootatuck Park:
    • 41.429262, -73.259838
    • 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 Pootatuck Park
  • 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 Pootatuck Park ...

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 Land [New Haven County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cedar Land
    • Cedar Land [New Haven County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the northeast of Pootatuck Park
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cedar Land have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cedar Land
  • Dodgingtown [Fairfield County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Dodgingtown
    • Dodgingtown [Fairfield County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the southwest of Pootatuck Park
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Dodgingtown
  • Hattertown [Fairfield County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hattertown
    • Hattertown [Fairfield County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the south of Pootatuck Park
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hattertown
  • Heritage Village [New Haven County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Heritage Village
    • Heritage Village [New Haven County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the north of Pootatuck Park
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Heritage Village have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Heritage Village
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    • Hopewell [Fairfield County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hopewell
      • Hopewell [Fairfield County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the southwest of Pootatuck Park
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hopewell have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hopewell
    • Huntingtown [Fairfield County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Huntingtown
      • Huntingtown [Fairfield County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the south of Pootatuck Park
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Huntingtown have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Huntingtown
    • Kettletown [New Haven County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Kettletown
      • Kettletown [New Haven County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the northeast of Pootatuck Park
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Kettletown have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Kettletown
    • Obtuse Hill [Fairfield County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Obtuse Hill
      • Obtuse Hill [Fairfield County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the northwest of Pootatuck Park
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Obtuse Hill have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Obtuse Hill
    • Palestine [Fairfield County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Palestine
      • Palestine [Fairfield County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the southwest of Pootatuck Park
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Palestine have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Palestine
    • Quaker Farms [New Haven County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Quaker Farms
      • Quaker Farms [New Haven County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the east of Pootatuck Park
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Quaker Farms have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Quaker Farms
    • Rocky Glen [Fairfield County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rocky Glen
      • Rocky Glen [Fairfield County] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the west of Pootatuck Park
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Rocky Glen have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rocky Glen
    • Russian Village [Litchfield County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Russian Village
      • Russian Village [Litchfield County] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the north of Pootatuck Park
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Russian Village have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Russian Village
    • Sandy Hook [Fairfield County]
    • Shady Rest [Fairfield County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Shady Rest
      • Shady Rest [Fairfield County] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the northwest of Pootatuck Park
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Shady Rest have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Shady Rest

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 Pootatuck Park. 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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    • 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 21 miles [33.8 km] to the northeast of Pootatuck Park.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Peter William Appleton<4>
    • Faith Baldwin     (Author)
      • Author. She was born in New Rochelle (New York) on Sunday October 1, 1893 and died in Norwalk (Connecticut) on Saturday March 18, 1978 at the age of 84.
      • Norwalk is located 23 miles [37 km] to the south of Pootatuck Park.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Faith Baldwin<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 24 miles [38.6 km] to the east of Pootatuck Park.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: John Joseph 'Jack' Barry<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 14 miles [22.5 km] to the north of Pootatuck Park.
      • Bloomfield is located 14 miles [22.5 km] to the north of Pootatuck Park.
      • 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 east of Pootatuck Park.
      • 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 east of Pootatuck Park.
      • North Haven is located 20 miles [32.2 km] to the east of Pootatuck Park.
      • 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 19 miles [30.6 km] to the southeast of Pootatuck Park.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Marian Bergeron<4>
    • Ann Blyth     (Oscar nominated actress)
      • Oscar nominated actress. She was born in Mount Kisco (New York) on Thursday August 16, 1928
      • Mount Kisco is located 28 miles [45.1 km] to the southwest of Pootatuck Park.
    • Sydney Barton Booth     (Actor)
      • Actor. He was born in Boston (Massachusetts) on Wednesday January 29, 1873 and died in Stamford (Connecticut) on Friday February 5, 1937 at the age of 64. He is buried at Rosedale Cemetery (Essex County, Massachusetts).
      • Stamford is located 29 miles [46.7 km] to the southwest of Pootatuck Park.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Sydney Barton Booth<4>
    • Solon Hannibal Borglum     (Artist)
      • Artist. He was born in Ogden (Utah) on Tueday December 22, 1868 and died in Stamford (Connecticut) on Tueday January 31, 1922 at the age of 53. He is buried at Silvermine Cemetery (Fairfield County, Connecticut).
      • Stamford is located 29 miles [46.7 km] to the southwest of Pootatuck Park.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Solon Hannibal Borglum<4>
    • 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 18 miles [29 km] to the east of Pootatuck Park.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Ernest Borgnine<4>
    • John Brown     (Abolitionist, activist)
      • Abolitionist, activist. He was born in Torrington (Connecticut) on Friday May 9, 1800 and died in Charles Town (West Virginia) on Friday December 2, 1859 at the age of 59.
      • Torrington is located 27 miles [43.5 km] to the north of Pootatuck Park.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: John Brown<4>
    • Dave Brubeck     (Composer, pianist)
      • Composer, pianist. He was born in Concord (California) on Monday December 6, 1920 and died in Norwalk (Connecticut) on Wednesday December 5, 2012 at the age of 92.
      • Norwalk is located 23 miles [37 km] to the south of Pootatuck Park.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Dave Brubeck<4>

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

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

  • View Our List ...
    • Hartford, which is the State Capital of Connecticut, lies 38 miles [61.2 km]<1> to the northeast (NE). If you could walk a straight line from Pootatuck Park 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 265 miles [426.5 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 15 days.
    • The shortest distance<6> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 5,633 miles [9,065.4 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<7>
    • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 6,341 miles [10,204.9 km] and it lies to the east northeast (ENE).<8>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 4,217 miles [6,786.6 km] and it lies to the east northeast (ENE).<9>

Other Roadside Stops ...

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Off-the-Road Links ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Pootatuck Park. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 41.4293, Longitude: -73.2598       In this case, the coordinates for Pootatuck Park 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 Pootatuck Park 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 305.417 degrees.
<8>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 301.041 degrees.
<9>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 302.008 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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