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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 Rock Raymond, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Rock Raymond 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 Rock Raymond:
    • 41.290929, -73.274283
    • 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 Rock Raymond
  • 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 Rock Raymond ...

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 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the west of Rock Raymond
    • 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
  • Five Points [Fairfield County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Five Points
    • Five Points [Fairfield County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the northwest of Rock Raymond
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Five Points have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Five Points
  • Hattertown [Fairfield County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hattertown
    • Hattertown [Fairfield County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the northwest of Rock Raymond
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hattertown
  • Hopewell [Fairfield County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hopewell
    • Hopewell [Fairfield County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the northwest of Rock Raymond
    • 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
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    • Huntingtown [Fairfield County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Huntingtown
      • Huntingtown [Fairfield County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the north of Rock Raymond
      • 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
    • Lonetown [Fairfield County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lonetown
      • Lonetown [Fairfield County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the west of Rock Raymond
      • 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
    • Long Hill [Fairfield County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Long Hill
      • Long Hill [Fairfield County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the southeast of Rock Raymond
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Long Hill have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Long Hill
    • Lyons Plain [Fairfield County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lyons Plain
      • Lyons Plain [Fairfield County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the southwest of Rock Raymond
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lyons Plain have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lyons Plain
    • Murray [Fairfield County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Murray
      • Murray [Fairfield County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the south of Rock Raymond
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Murray have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Murray
    • Ox Hill [Fairfield County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ox Hill
      • Ox Hill [Fairfield County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the southeast of Rock Raymond
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Ox Hill have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ox Hill
    • Palestine [Fairfield County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Palestine
      • Palestine [Fairfield County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the northwest of Rock Raymond
      • 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

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 Rock Raymond. 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 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 28 miles [45.1 km] to the southwest of Rock Raymond.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Peter Arno<3>
    • 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 37 miles [59.5 km] to the southwest of Rock Raymond.
      • Norwalk is located 14 miles [22.5 km] to the southwest of Rock Raymond.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Faith Baldwin<3>
    • 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 29 miles [46.7 km] to the northeast of Rock Raymond.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: John Joseph 'Jack' Barry<3>
    • 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 24 miles [38.6 km] to the north of Rock Raymond.
      • Bloomfield is located 24 miles [38.6 km] to the north of Rock Raymond.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: James Goodwin Batterson<3>
    • 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 22 miles [35.4 km] to the east of Rock Raymond.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Charles Austin Beard<3>
    • 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 22 miles [35.4 km] to the east of Rock Raymond.
      • North Haven is located 22 miles [35.4 km] to the east of Rock Raymond.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Frank Beisler<3>
    • 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 east of Rock Raymond.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Marian Bergeron<3>
    • 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 24 miles [38.6 km] to the west of Rock Raymond.
    • 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 21 miles [33.8 km] to the southwest of Rock Raymond.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Sydney Barton Booth<3>
    • Victor Borge     (Pianist, conductor, composer, comedian, actor)
      • Pianist, conductor, composer, comedian, actor. He was born in Copenhagen (Denmark) on Sunday January 3, 1909 and died in Greenwich (Connecticut) on Saturday December 23, 2000 at the age of 91.
      • Greenwich is located 25 miles [40.2 km] to the southwest of Rock Raymond.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Victor Borge<3>
    • 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 21 miles [33.8 km] to the southwest of Rock Raymond.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Solon Hannibal Borglum<3>
    • 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 20 miles [32.2 km] to the east of Rock Raymond.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Ernest Borgnine<3>
    • 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 14 miles [22.5 km] to the southwest of Rock Raymond.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Dave Brubeck<3>

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

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

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    • Hartford, which is the State Capital of Connecticut, lies 45 miles [72.4 km]<1> to the northeast (NE). If you could walk a straight line from Rock Raymond to Hartford, with an average speed<4> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take about three full days to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take most of two days.
    • The White House (Washington, DC) is 258 miles [415.2 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 10 days and walking would take 15 days.
    • The shortest distance<5> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 5,639 miles [9,075.1 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<6>
    • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 6,346 miles [10,212.9 km] and it lies to the east northeast (ENE).<7>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 4,223 miles [6,796.3 km] and it lies to the east northeast (ENE).<8>

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

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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- Rock Raymond) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Rock Raymond. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 41.2909, Longitude: -73.2743       In this case, the coordinates for Rock Raymond 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>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.
<4>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.
<5>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 Rock Raymond to the Middle East to be East and South, the Great Circle Route actually lies to the North and East.
<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Jerusalem is 305.442 degrees.
<7>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 301.047 degrees.
<8>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 302.08 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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