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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 Ridgefield, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Ridgefield 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 Ridgefield:
    • 41.305373, -73.501513
    • 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 Ridgefield
  • 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 Ridgefield ...

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.

  • Boston [Fairfield County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Boston
    • Boston [Fairfield County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the east of Ridgefield
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Boston have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Boston
  • Branchville [Fairfield County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Branchville
    • Branchville [Fairfield County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the southeast of Ridgefield
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Branchville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Branchville
  • Cross River [Westchester County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cross River
    • Cross River [Westchester County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the southwest of Ridgefield
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cross River have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cross River
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Cross River<3>
  • Fox Hill [Fairfield County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Fox Hill
    • Fox Hill [Fairfield County] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the east of Ridgefield
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Fox Hill have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Fox Hill
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    • Georgetown [Fairfield County]
    • Lewisboro [Westchester County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lewisboro
      • Lewisboro [Westchester County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the south of Ridgefield
      • 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>
    • Lonetown [Fairfield County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lonetown
      • Lonetown [Fairfield County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the east of Ridgefield
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lonetown have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lonetown
    • Peach Lake [Putnam County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Peach Lake
      • Peach Lake [Putnam County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the northwest of Ridgefield
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Peach Lake have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Peach Lake
    • Topstone [Fairfield County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Topstone
      • Topstone [Fairfield County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the east of Ridgefield
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Topstone
    • Twin Lakes Village [Westchester County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Twin Lakes Village
      • Twin Lakes Village [Westchester County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the west of Ridgefield
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Twin Lakes Village have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Twin Lakes Village

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 Ridgefield. 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 22 miles [35.4 km] to the west of Ridgefield.
      • 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 21 miles [33.8 km] to the southwest of Ridgefield.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Frank Abbundando<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 22 miles [35.4 km] to the south of Ridgefield.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Peter Arno<4>
    • Timothy Shay Arthur     (Author)
      • Author. He was born in Newburgh (New York) on Thursday June 22, 1809 and died in Philadelphia (Pennsylvania) on Friday March 6, 1885 at the age of 75. He is buried at Woodlands Cemetery (Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania).
      • Newburgh is located 29 miles [46.7 km] to the northwest of Ridgefield.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Timothy Shay Arthur<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.
      • New Rochelle is located 30 miles [48.3 km] to the southwest of Ridgefield.
      • Norwalk is located 13 miles [20.9 km] to the south of Ridgefield.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Faith Baldwin<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 29 miles [46.7 km] to the southwest of Ridgefield.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Chuck Barris<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 27 miles [43.5 km] to the northeast of Ridgefield.
      • Bloomfield is located 27 miles [43.5 km] to the northeast of Ridgefield.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: James Goodwin Batterson<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 23 miles [37 km] to the southwest of Ridgefield.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Laurie Hope Beechman<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 28 miles [45.1 km] to the east of Ridgefield.
      • 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 13 miles [20.9 km] to the southwest of Ridgefield.
    • Eugene Booth, Jr.     (Physicist)
      • Physicist. He was born in Rome (Georgia) on Saturday September 28, 1912 and died in Briarcliff Manor (New York) on Saturday March 6, 2004 at the age of 91. He is buried at Bonaventure Cemetery (Chatham County, Georgia).
      • Briarcliff Manor is located 20 miles [32.2 km] to the southwest of Ridgefield.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Eugene Booth, Jr.<4>
    • Eugene Booth, Jr.     (Physicist)
      • Physicist. He was born in Rome (Georgia) on Saturday September 28, 1912 and died in Briarcliff Manor (New York) on Saturday March 6, 2004 at the age of 91. He is buried at Bonaventure Cemetery (Chatham County, Georgia).
      • Briarcliff Manor is located 20 miles [32.2 km] to the southwest of Ridgefield.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Eugene Booth, Jr.<4>
    • Evangeline Cory Booth     (Social reformer)
      • Social reformer. She was born in London (England) on Monday December 25, 1865 and died in Hartsdale (New York) on Monday July 17, 1950 at the age of 84. She is buried at Kensico Cemetery (Westchester County, New York).
      • Hartsdale is located 25 miles [40.2 km] to the southwest of Ridgefield.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Evangeline Cory Booth<4>

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

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

  • View Our List ...
    • Hartford, which is the State Capital of Connecticut, lies 53 miles [85.3 km]<1> to the northeast (NE). If you could walk a straight line from Ridgefield 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 over two days.
    • The White House (Washington, DC) is 249 miles [400.7 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 15 days.
    • The shortest distance<6> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 5,648 miles [9,089.6 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<7>
    • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 6,356 miles [10,229 km] and it lies to the east northeast (ENE).<8>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 4,232 miles [6,810.7 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 Ridgefield. 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 obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Ridgefield) 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 Ridgefield. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Ridgefield

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Ridgefield. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 41.3054, Longitude: -73.5015       In this case, the coordinates for Ridgefield 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 Ridgefield 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 305.576 degrees.
<8>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 301.20 degrees.
<9>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 302.173 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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