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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 River Glen, we use the following websites to find information relevant to River Glen 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 River Glen:
    • 41.744822, -72.862600
    • 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 River Glen
  • 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 River Glen ...

We have found three communities that share the name River Glen.

Within Connecticut, the name River Glen is unique.

Beyond Connecticut, we know of another three communities that are located throughout in the United States.

  • Communities Elsewhere In North America ...
    • Illinois
      • Lake County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<1> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Illinois community of River Glen [Lake County].
      • Will County
      • This River Glen is located in Will County and lies 789 miles [1,269.8 km]<2> to the west of the River Glen that is located in Hartford County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on River Glen
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Will County community of River Glen.
    • Indiana
      • Hamilton County
      • This River Glen is located in Hamilton County and lies 698 miles [1,123.3 km]<2> to the west of the River Glen that is located in Hartford County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on River Glen
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Hamilton County community of River Glen.

Curious and Interesting Names Near River Glen ...

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.

  • Barber Corner [Hartford County] - Historic
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Barber Corner
    • Barber Corner [Hartford County] was located 7 miles [11.3 km]<2> to the northeast of River Glen
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Barber Corner have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
  • Case Corner [Hartford County] - Historic
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Case Corner
    • Case Corner [Hartford County] was located 7 miles [11.3 km]<2> to the northeast of River Glen
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Case Corner have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
  • Cherry Park [Hartford County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cherry Park
    • Cherry Park [Hartford County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<2> to the north of River Glen
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cherry Park have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cherry Park
  • Elm Hill [Hartford County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Elm Hill
    • Elm Hill [Hartford County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<2> to the southeast of River Glen
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Elm Hill have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Elm Hill
  • Continue List   (8 more) ...
    • Forestville [Hartford County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Forestville
      • Forestville [Hartford County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<2> to the southwest of River Glen
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Forestville have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Forestville
    • Lovely Street [Hartford County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lovely Street
      • Lovely Street [Hartford County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<2> to the northwest of River Glen
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lovely Street have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lovely Street
    • Plainville [Hartford County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Plainville
      • Plainville [Hartford County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<2> to the south of River Glen
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Plainville have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Plainville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Plainville<4>
    • Terryville [Litchfield County]
    • Terryville Station [Litchfield County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Terryville Station
      • Terryville Station [Litchfield County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<2> to the southwest of River Glen
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Terryville Station have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Terryville Station
    • Tootin' Hills [Hartford County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Tootin' Hills
      • Tootin' Hills [Hartford County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<2> to the north of River Glen
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Tootin' Hills have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Tootin' Hills
    • Unionville [Hartford County]
    • Whigville [Hartford County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Whigville
      • Whigville [Hartford County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<2> to the west of River Glen
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Whigville

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 River Glen. 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)
      • Actress. She was born in Manchester (Connecticut) on Monday November 27, 1905 and died in Los Angeles (California) on Friday March 31, 1978 at the age of 72. She is buried at Glendale Forest Lawn Memorial Park (Los Angeles County, California).
      • Manchester is located 17 miles [27.4 km] to the east of River Glen.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Astrid Allwyn<5>
    • 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 9 miles [14.5 km] to the east of River Glen.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Robert Ames<5>
    • 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 8 miles [12.9 km] to the southwest of River Glen.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Peter William Appleton<5>
    • 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 9 miles [14.5 km] to the east of River Glen.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Delia Salter Bacon<5>
    • 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 14 miles [22.5 km] to the south of River Glen.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: John Joseph 'Jack' Barry<5>
    • 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 9 miles [14.5 km] to the east of River Glen.
      • Hartford is located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the east of River Glen.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Christopher 'Battling' Battalino<5>
    • 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 19 miles [30.6 km] to the southwest of River Glen.
      • Bloomfield is located 19 miles [30.6 km] to the southwest of River Glen.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: James Goodwin Batterson<5>
    • 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 24 miles [38.6 km] to the south of River Glen.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Charles Austin Beard<5>
    • 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 24 miles [38.6 km] to the south of River Glen.
      • North Haven is located 24 miles [38.6 km] to the south of River Glen.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Frank Beisler<5>
    • 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 9 miles [14.5 km] to the east of River Glen.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Marilyn Borden<5>
    • 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 9 miles [14.5 km] to the east of River Glen.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Rosalyn 'Roz' Borden<5>
    • 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 25 miles [40.2 km] to the south of River Glen.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Ernest Borgnine<5>

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

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

  • View Our List ...
    • Hartford, which is the State Capital of Connecticut, lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<2> to the east (E). If you could walk a straight line from River Glen to Hartford, with an average speed<6> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take four to five hours to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take a little over three hours.
    • The White House (Washington, DC) is 294 miles [473.1 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<7> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 5,604 miles [9,018.8 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<8>
    • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 6,312 miles [10,158.2 km] and it lies to the east northeast (ENE).<9>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 4,188 miles [6,739.9 km] and it lies to the east northeast (ENE).<10>

Other Roadside Stops ...

Visit our Community Index for Connecticut

About Hartford County

About Connecticut

Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for River Glen. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

The official website for State of Connecticut: https://portal.ct.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>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 Mile's to see Pete ... Mile's 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 River Glen 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.
<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- River Glen) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in River Glen. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 41.7448, Longitude: -72.8626       In this case, the coordinates for River Glen have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<3>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.
<4>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<5>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.
<6>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.
<7>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 River Glen to the Middle East to be East and South, the Great Circle Route actually lies to the North and East.
<8>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Jerusalem is 305.141 degrees.
<9>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 300.78 degrees.
<10>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 301.683 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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