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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 Prospect, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Prospect 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 Prospect:
    • 41.502667, -72.979015
    • 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 Prospect
  • 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 Prospect ...

We have found 47 communities that share the name Prospect.

Within Connecticut, the name Prospect is unique.

Beyond Connecticut, we know of another 47 communities that are located throughout in the United States and Canada. Of these 47 communities, 45 are located in the United States and six are in Canada.

  • Communities Elsewhere In North America ...
    • Alabama
      • Sumter County
      • This community is historic<1> and although located in Sumter County, we don't know where within the county.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Sumter County community of Prospect.
      • Walker County
      • This Prospect is located in Walker County and lies 945 miles [1,520.8 km]<2> to the west southwest of the Prospect that is located in New Haven County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Prospect
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Walker County community of Prospect.
    • Colorado
      • Gunnison County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<3> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Colorado community of Prospect [Gunnison County].
      • Weld County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information. For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Colorado community of Prospect [Weld County].
    • Florida
      • Broward County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<3> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Florida community of Prospect [Broward County].
    • Georgia
      • Franklin County
      • This Prospect is located in Franklin County and lies 746 miles [1,200.6 km]<2> to the southwest of the Prospect that is located in New Haven County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Prospect
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Franklin County community of Prospect.
      • Jasper County
      • This Prospect is located in Jasper County and lies 812 miles [1,306.8 km] to the southwest of the Prospect that is located in New Haven County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Prospect
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Jasper County community of Prospect.
    • Illinois
      • Champaign County
      • This Prospect is located in Champaign County and lies 798 miles [1,284.3 km]<2> to the west of the Prospect that is located in New Haven County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Prospect
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Champaign County community of Prospect.
      • Sangamon County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<3> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Illinois community of Prospect [Sangamon County].
    • Indiana
      • Orange County
      • This Prospect is located in Orange County and lies 747 miles [1,202.2 km]<2> to the west of the Prospect that is located in New Haven County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Prospect
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Orange County community of Prospect.
    • Kansas
      • Butler County
      • This Prospect is located in Butler County and lies 1,286 miles [2,069.6 km]<2> to the west of the Prospect that is located in New Haven County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Prospect
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Butler County community of Prospect.
      • Republic County
      • This community is historic<1> and although located in Republic County, we don't know where within the county.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Republic County community of Prospect.
      • Sedgwick County
      • This Prospect is located in Sedgwick County and lies 1,324 miles [2,130.8 km] to the west of the Prospect that is located in New Haven County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Prospect
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Sedgwick County community of Prospect.
    • Kentucky
      • Jefferson County
      • This Prospect is located in Jefferson County and lies 702 miles [1,129.8 km]<2> to the west southwest of the Prospect that is located in New Haven County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Prospect
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Jefferson County community of Prospect.
    • Louisiana
      • Grant Parish
      • This Prospect is located in Grant Parish and lies 1,281 miles [2,061.6 km]<2> to the west southwest of the Prospect that is located in New Haven County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Prospect
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Grant Parish community of Prospect.
      • Saint Charles Parish
      • This Prospect is located in Saint Charles Parish and lies 1,254 miles [2,018.1 km] to the west southwest of the Prospect that is located in New Haven County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Prospect
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Saint Charles Parish community of Prospect.
    • Maine
      • Waldo County
      • This Prospect is located in Waldo County and lies 295 miles [474.8 km]<2> to the northeast of the Prospect that is located in New Haven County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Prospect
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Waldo County community of Prospect.
    • Maryland
      • Harford County
      • This Prospect is located in Harford County and lies 214 miles [344.4 km]<2> to the southwest of the Prospect that is located in New Haven County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Prospect
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Harford County community of Prospect.
    • Mississippi
      • Chickasaw County
      • This community is historic<1> and we have very little information. For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Mississippi community of Prospect [Chickasaw County].
      • Newton County
      • This Prospect is located in Newton County and lies 1,087 miles [1,749.4 km]<2> to the west southwest of the Prospect that is located in New Haven County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Prospect
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Newton County community of Prospect.
    • Missouri
      • Jackson County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<3> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Missouri community of Prospect [Jackson County].
      • Webster County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information. For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Missouri community of Prospect [Webster County].
    • Nevada
      • Eureka County
      • This community is historic<1> and we have very little information. For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Nevada community of Prospect [Eureka County].
    • New Jersey
      • Gloucester County
      • This Prospect is located in Gloucester County and lies 172 miles [276.8 km]<2> to the southwest of the Prospect that is located in New Haven County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Prospect
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Gloucester County community of Prospect.
    • New York
      • Chautauqua County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<3> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the New York community of Prospect [Chautauqua County].
      • Oneida County
      • This Prospect is located in Oneida County and lies 166 miles [267.2 km]<2> to the northwest of the Prospect that is located in New Haven County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Prospect
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Oneida County community of Prospect.
    • North Carolina
      • Brunswick County
      • This Prospect is located in Brunswick County and lies 591 miles [951.1 km]<2> to the south southwest of the Prospect that is located in New Haven County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Prospect
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Brunswick County community of Prospect.
      • Robeson County
      • This Prospect is located in Robeson County and lies 577 miles [928.6 km] to the southwest of the Prospect that is located in New Haven County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Prospect
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Robeson County community of Prospect.
    • Nova Scotia
      • This Prospect lies 507 miles [815.9 km]<2> to the east northeast of the Prospect that is located in New Haven County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Prospect
    • Ohio
      • Highland County
      • This Prospect is located in Highland County and lies 580 miles [933.4 km]<2> to the west southwest of the Prospect that is located in New Haven County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Prospect
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Highland County community of Prospect.
      • Marion County
      • This Prospect is located in Marion County and lies 536 miles [862.6 km] to the west of the Prospect that is located in New Haven County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Prospect
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Marion County community of Prospect.
    • Ontario
      • This Prospect lies 350 miles [563.3 km]<2> to the west northwest of the Prospect that is located in New Haven County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Prospect
    • Oregon
      • Jackson County
      • This Prospect is located in Jackson County and lies 2,499 miles [4,021.8 km]<2> to the west northwest of the Prospect that is located in New Haven County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Prospect
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Jackson County community of Prospect.
    • Pennsylvania
      • Butler County
      • This Prospect is located in Butler County and lies 369 miles [593.8 km]<2> to the west of the Prospect that is located in New Haven County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Prospect
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Butler County community of Prospect.
    • Tennessee
      • Benton County
      • This Prospect is located in Benton County and lies 896 miles [1,442 km]<2> to the west southwest of the Prospect that is located in New Haven County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Prospect
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Benton County community of Prospect.
      • Blount County
      • This Prospect is located in Blount County and lies 702 miles [1,129.8 km] to the west southwest of the Prospect that is located in New Haven County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Prospect
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Blount County community of Prospect.
      • Bradley County
      • This Prospect is located in Bradley County and lies 779 miles [1,253.7 km] to the west southwest of the Prospect that is located in New Haven County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Prospect
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Bradley County community of Prospect.
      • Giles County
      • This Prospect is located in Giles County and lies 880 miles [1,416.2 km] to the west southwest of the Prospect that is located in New Haven County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Prospect
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Giles County community of Prospect.
      • Haywood County
      • This Prospect is located in Haywood County and lies 972 miles [1,564.3 km] to the west southwest of the Prospect that is located in New Haven County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Prospect
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Haywood County community of Prospect.
      • Lincoln County
      • This Prospect is located in Lincoln County and lies 857 miles [1,379.2 km] to the west southwest of the Prospect that is located in New Haven County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Prospect
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Lincoln County community of Prospect.
      • Loudon County
      • This Prospect is located in Loudon County and lies 734 miles [1,181.3 km] to the west southwest of the Prospect that is located in New Haven County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Prospect
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Loudon County community of Prospect.
      • McMinn County
      • This Prospect is located in McMinn County and lies 748 miles [1,203.8 km] to the west southwest of the Prospect that is located in New Haven County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Prospect
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the McMinn County community of Prospect.
    • Texas
      • Clay County
      • This Prospect is located in Clay County and lies 1,481 miles [2,383.4 km]<2> to the west southwest of the Prospect that is located in New Haven County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Prospect
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Clay County community of Prospect.
      • Marion County
      • This Prospect is located in Marion County and lies 1,315 miles [2,116.3 km] to the west southwest of the Prospect that is located in New Haven County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Prospect
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Marion County community of Prospect.
      • Rains County
      • This Prospect is located in Rains County and lies 1,383 miles [2,225.7 km] to the west southwest of the Prospect that is located in New Haven County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Prospect
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Rains County community of Prospect.
    • Virginia
      • Prince Edward County
      • This Prospect is located in Prince Edward County and lies 415 miles [667.9 km]<2> to the southwest of the Prospect that is located in New Haven County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Prospect
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Prince Edward County community of Prospect.
    • Wisconsin
      • Waukesha County
      • This Prospect is located in Waukesha County and lies 781 miles [1,256.9 km]<2> to the west northwest of the Prospect that is located in New Haven County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Prospect
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Waukesha County community of Prospect.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Prospect ...

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.

  • Bethany [New Haven County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bethany
    • Bethany [New Haven County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<2> to the south of Prospect
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Bethany have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bethany
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Bethany<5>
  • Burnt Hill [New Haven County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Burnt Hill
    • Burnt Hill [New Haven County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<2> to the northwest of Prospect
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Burnt Hill have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Burnt Hill
  • Deaconwood [New Haven County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Deaconwood
    • Deaconwood [New Haven County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<2> to the east of Prospect
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Deaconwood have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Deaconwood
  • Fair Lawn [New Haven County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Fair Lawn
    • Fair Lawn [New Haven County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<2> to the northwest of Prospect
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Fair Lawn have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Fair Lawn
  • Continue List   (12 more) ...
    • Hopeville [New Haven County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hopeville
      • Hopeville [New Haven County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<2> to the northwest of Prospect
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hopeville have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hopeville
    • Long Hill [New Haven County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Long Hill
      • Long Hill [New Haven County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<2> to the northwest of Prospect
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Long Hill have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Long Hill
    • Marion [Hartford County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Marion
      • Marion [Hartford County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<2> to the northeast of Prospect
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Marion have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Marion
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Marion<5>
    • Meadowbrook [New Haven County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Meadowbrook
      • Meadowbrook [New Haven County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<2> to the east of Prospect
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Meadowbrook have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Meadowbrook
    • Mixville [New Haven County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mixville
      • Mixville [New Haven County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<2> to the northeast of Prospect
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Mixville have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mixville
    • Mountaincrest [New Haven County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mountaincrest
      • Mountaincrest [New Haven County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<2> to the southeast of Prospect
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Mountaincrest have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mountaincrest
    • Overlook [New Haven County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Overlook
      • Overlook [New Haven County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<2> to the northwest of Prospect
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Overlook have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Overlook
    • Richards Corner [New Haven County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Richards Corner
      • Richards Corner [New Haven County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<2> to the east of Prospect
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Richards Corner have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Richards Corner
    • Straitsville [New Haven County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Straitsville
      • Straitsville [New Haven County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<2> to the southwest of Prospect
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Straitsville have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Straitsville
    • Town Plot Hill [New Haven County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Town Plot Hill
      • Town Plot Hill [New Haven County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<2> to the northwest of Prospect
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Town Plot Hill have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Town Plot Hill
    • Union City [New Haven County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Union City
      • Union City [New Haven County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<2> to the west of Prospect
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Union City
    • Woodtick [New Haven County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Woodtick
      • Woodtick [New Haven County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<2> to the north of Prospect
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Woodtick have been provided by the GNIS.<4> 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 Prospect. 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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    • 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 24 miles [38.6 km] to the northeast of Prospect.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Robert Ames<6>
    • 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 12 miles [19.3 km] to the north of Prospect.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Peter William Appleton<6>
    • 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 21 miles [33.8 km] to the southeast of Prospect.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Humbert Allen Astredo<6>
    • 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 24 miles [38.6 km] to the northeast of Prospect.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Delia Salter Bacon<6>
    • 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 east of Prospect.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: John Joseph 'Jack' Barry<6>
    • 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 24 miles [38.6 km] to the northeast of Prospect.
      • Hartford is located 24 miles [38.6 km] to the northeast of Prospect.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Christopher 'Battling' Battalino<6>
    • 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 15 miles [24.1 km] to the northwest of Prospect.
      • Bloomfield is located 15 miles [24.1 km] to the northwest of Prospect.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: James Goodwin Batterson<6>
    • 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 9 miles [14.5 km] to the southeast of Prospect.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Charles Austin Beard<6>
    • 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 9 miles [14.5 km] to the southeast of Prospect.
      • North Haven is located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the southeast of Prospect.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Frank Beisler<6>
    • 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 16 miles [25.7 km] to the south of Prospect.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Marian Bergeron<6>
    • 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 24 miles [38.6 km] to the northeast of Prospect.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Marilyn Borden<6>
    • 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 24 miles [38.6 km] to the northeast of Prospect.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Rosalyn 'Roz' Borden<6>

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

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

  • View Our List ...
    • Hartford, which is the State Capital of Connecticut, lies 24 miles [38.6 km]<2> to the northeast (NE). If you could walk a straight line from Prospect to Hartford, with an average speed<7> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take just about two full days 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 279 miles [449 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 16 days.
    • The shortest distance<8> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 5,618 miles [9,041.3 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<9>
    • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 6,326 miles [10,180.7 km] and it lies to the east northeast (ENE).<10>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 4,202 miles [6,762.5 km] and it lies to the east northeast (ENE).<11>

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Footnotes ...

<1>We use the term 'Historic' broadly and it generally means that the community no longer exists. However, it can also mean that the community might still exist, but was significantly larger or had a more 'official' existence in the past than it does now. Unfortunately our sources of data have proven to be unreliable. If you can provide us with more specific information about Prospect, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.
<2>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 drawn from Point A (ie- Prospect) 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 Prospect. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Prospect

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Prospect. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 41.5027, Longitude: -72.9790    
<3>If we encounter the name of what might be a community, our methodology is to add that name to our Gazetteer as a placeholder. As we find more information about that community, it will be added to our Gazetteer.

Just as a reminder: Our definition of a community is rather broad and includes those places (or areas) where several families lived and had a name which identified that place. For example, you might hear somebody say that they are going over to Bird Creek to see Pete ... Bird Creek is just a gas station and a couple of homes at the crossroads. While it might not be on the map, everybody in the area knows it by that name.

Places of interest include buildings at a crossroad, several families clustered in a hollow or maybe the location of a way station. It also includes places like mines, lumber camps, ferry crossings, etc. The community might still exist, is now gone or only existed for just a short period of time.

Also keep in mind that Prospect could have been on the original document by mistake, misspelled, the original/alternate name of a community that we've listed elsewhere or was placed in the wrong county. Sometimes a post office or train station would have a different name than the community where it's located, so two names might be referring to the same community - we're working to straighten it all out.
<4>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.
<5>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<6>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.
<7>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.
<8>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 Prospect to the Middle East to be East and South, the Great Circle Route actually lies to the North and East.
<9>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Jerusalem is 305.241 degrees.
<10>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 300.853 degrees.
<11>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 301.85 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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