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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 Richards Corner, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Richards Corner 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 Richards Corner:
    • 41.170652, -73.495123
    • 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 Richards Corner
  • 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 Richards Corner ...

We have found one communities that share the name Richards Corner.

There is one other community in Connecticut which is also named Richards Corner.

Beyond Connecticut.

  • Communities Located In Connecticut ...
    • New Haven County
      • This Richards Corner is located in New Haven County and lies 37 miles [59.5 km]<1> to the northeast of the Richards Corner that is located in Fairfield County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Richards Corner
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the New Haven County community of Richards Corner.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Richards Corner ...

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.

  • Cannondale [Fairfield County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cannondale
    • Cannondale [Fairfield County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the northeast of Richards Corner
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cannondale have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cannondale
  • Daniels Mill [Fairfield County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Daniels Mill
    • Daniels Mill [Fairfield County] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the east of Richards Corner
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Daniels Mill have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Daniels Mill
  • Gilbert Corners [Fairfield County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Gilbert Corners
    • Gilbert Corners [Fairfield County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the east of Richards Corner
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Gilbert Corners have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Gilbert Corners
  • High Ridge [Fairfield County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for High Ridge
    • High Ridge [Fairfield County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the west of Richards Corner
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for High Ridge have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on High Ridge
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    • Horseshoe Hill [Westchester County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Horseshoe Hill
      • Horseshoe Hill [Westchester County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the northwest of Richards Corner
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Horseshoe Hill have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Horseshoe Hill
    • Hunting Ridge [Fairfield County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hunting Ridge
      • Hunting Ridge [Fairfield County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the southwest of Richards Corner
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hunting Ridge have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hunting Ridge
    • Lewisboro [Westchester County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lewisboro
      • Lewisboro [Westchester County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the north of Richards Corner
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lewisboro have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lewisboro
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Lewisboro<3>
    • Long Ridge [Fairfield County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Long Ridge
      • Long Ridge [Fairfield County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the west of Richards Corner
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Long Ridge have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Long Ridge
    • Pound Ridge [Westchester County]
    • Silvermine [Fairfield County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Silvermine
      • Silvermine [Fairfield County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the southeast of Richards Corner
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Silvermine have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Silvermine
    • Turn of River [Fairfield County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Turn of River
      • Turn of River [Fairfield County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the southwest of Richards Corner
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Turn of River have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Turn of River
    • Vista [Westchester County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Vista
      • Vista [Westchester County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the north of Richards Corner
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Vista have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Vista
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Vista<3>

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 Richards Corner. 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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    • Slim Aarons     (Photographer)
      • Photographer. He was born in New York (New York) on Sunday October 29, 1916 and died in Montrose (New York) on Tueday May 23, 2006 at the age of 89. He is buried at Mt. Auburn Cemetery (Middlesex County, Massachusetts).
      • Montrose is located 23 miles [37 km] to the west of Richards Corner.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Slim Aarons<4>
    • Frank Abbundando     (Crime figure)
      • Crime figure. He was born in New York (New York) on Monday July 11, 1910 and died in Ossining (New York) on Thursday February 19, 1942 at the age of 31. He is buried at St. John RC Cemetery (Queens County, New York).
      • Ossining is located 19 miles [30.6 km] to the west of Richards Corner.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Frank Abbundando<4>
    • June Allyson     (Actress)
      • Actress. She was born in Bronx (New York) on Sunday October 7, 1917 and died in Ojai (California) on Saturday July 8, 2006 at the age of 88.
      • Bronx is located 29 miles [46.7 km] to the southwest of Richards Corner.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: June Allyson<4>
    • Peter Arno     (Cartoonist)
      • Cartoonist. He was born in New York (New York) on Friday January 8, 1904 and died in Port Chester (New York) on Thursday February 22, 1968 at the age of 64. He is buried at Kensico Cemetery (Westchester County, New York).
      • Port Chester is located 14 miles [22.5 km] to the southwest of Richards Corner.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Peter Arno<4>
    • Eleanor Stackhouse Atkinson     (Author)
      • Author. She was born in Rensselaer (Indiana) on Wednesday January 7, 1863 and died in Manhasset (New York) on Wednesday November 4, 1942 at the age of 79. She is buried at Weston Cemetery (Jasper County, Indiana).
      • Manhasset is located 27 miles [43.5 km] to the south of Richards Corner.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Eleanor Stackhouse Atkinson<4>
    • Doe Avedon     (Actress, model)
    • 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.
      • New Rochelle is located 23 miles [37 km] to the southwest of Richards Corner.
      • Norwalk is located 5 miles [8 km] to the southeast of Richards Corner.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Faith Baldwin<4>
    • Anne Bancroft     (Oscar winning actress, singer, director, screenwriter)
      • Oscar winning actress, singer, director, screenwriter. She was born in Bronx (New York) on Thursday September 17, 1931 and died in New York (New York) on Monday June 6, 2005 at the age of 73. She is buried at Kensico Cemetery (Westchester County, New York).
      • Bronx is located 29 miles [46.7 km] to the southwest of Richards Corner.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Anne Bancroft<4>
    • Billy Bang     (Musician)
      • Musician. He was born in Mobile (Alabama) on Saturday September 20, 1947 and died in Bronx (New York) on Monday April 11, 2011 at the age of 63. He is buried at Woodlawn Cemetery (Bronx County, New York).
      • Bronx is located 29 miles [46.7 km] to the southwest of Richards Corner.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Billy Bang<4>
    • Chuck Barris     (Entertainer, producer, author)
      • Entertainer, producer, author. He was born in Philadelphia (Pennsylvania) on Monday June 3, 1929 and died in Palisades (New York) on Tueday March 21, 2017 at the age of 87.
      • Palisades is located 24 miles [38.6 km] to the southwest of Richards Corner.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Chuck Barris<4>
    • J.J. Barry     (Actor)
      • Actor. He was born in New York (New York) on Monday April 25, 1932 and died in Huntington Station (New York) on Wednesday August 15, 1990 at the age of 58. He is buried at Cemetery of the Holy Rood (Nassau County, New York).
      • Huntington Station is located 22 miles [35.4 km] to the south of Richards Corner.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: J.J. Barry<4>
    • Terry Becker     (Actor, director, producer)
      • Actor, director, producer. He was born in Bronx (New York) on Friday August 5, 1921 and died in Los Angeles (California) on Tueday December 30, 2014 at the age of 93. He is buried at Eden Memorial Park (Los Angeles County, California).
      • Bronx is located 29 miles [46.7 km] to the southwest of Richards Corner.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Terry Becker<4>
    • Laurie Hope Beechman     (Actress)
      • Actress. She was born in Philadelphia (Pennsylvania) on Saturday April 4, 1953 and died in White Plains (New York) on Sunday March 8, 1998 at the age of 44. She is buried at Montefiore Cemetery (Montgomery County, Pennsylvania).
      • White Plains is located 16 miles [25.7 km] to the southwest of Richards Corner.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Laurie Hope Beechman<4>

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

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

  • View Our List ...
    • Hartford, which is the State Capital of Connecticut, lies 59 miles [95 km]<1> to the northeast (NE). If you could walk a straight line from Richards Corner to Hartford, with an average speed<5> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take most of three days to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take about three full days.
    • The White House (Washington, DC) is 244 miles [392.7 km] to the southwest (SW). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take nearly four hours, a buggy would take 10 days and walking would take 14 days.
    • The shortest distance<6> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 5,654 miles [9,099.2 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<7>
    • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 6,360 miles [10,235.4 km] and it lies to the east northeast (ENE).<8>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 4,237 miles [6,818.8 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 Richards Corner. 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' distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Richards Corner) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Richards Corner. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 41.1707, Longitude: -73.4951       In this case, the coordinates for Richards Corner 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 Richards Corner 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 305.588 degrees.
<8>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 301.192 degrees.
<9>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 302.232 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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