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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 Ridge, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Rock Ridge 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 Ridge:
    • 41.035097, -73.645961
    • 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 Ridge
  • 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 Rock Ridge ...

We have found five communities that share the name Rock Ridge.

Within Connecticut, the name Rock Ridge is unique.

Beyond Connecticut, we know of another five communities that are located throughout in the United States and Canada. Of these five communities, four are located in the United States and one is in Canada.

  • Communities Elsewhere In North America ...
    • Alabama
      • Jefferson County
      • This Rock Ridge is located in Jefferson County and lies 880 miles [1,416.2 km]<1> to the west southwest of the Rock Ridge that is located in Fairfield County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rock Ridge
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Jefferson County community of Rock Ridge.
    • Colorado
      • Douglas County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<2> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Colorado community of Rock Ridge [Douglas County].
    • Florida
      • Polk County
      • This Rock Ridge is located in Polk County and lies 996 miles [1,602.9 km]<1> to the south southwest of the Rock Ridge that is located in Fairfield County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rock Ridge
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Polk County community of Rock Ridge.
    • Manitoba
      • This Rock Ridge lies 1,432 miles [2,304.6 km]<1> to the northwest of the Rock Ridge that is located in Fairfield County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rock Ridge
    • North Carolina
      • Wilson County
      • This Rock Ridge is located in Wilson County and lies 439 miles [706.5 km]<1> to the southwest of the Rock Ridge that is located in Fairfield County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rock Ridge
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Wilson County community of Rock Ridge.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Rock Ridge ...

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.

  • Belltown [Fairfield County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Belltown
    • Belltown [Fairfield County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the northeast of Rock Ridge
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Belltown have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Belltown
  • Dolphin Cove [Fairfield County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Dolphin Cove
    • Dolphin Cove [Fairfield County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the east of Rock Ridge
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Dolphin Cove have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Dolphin Cove
  • Glenville [Fairfield County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Glenville
    • Glenville [Fairfield County] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the west of Rock Ridge
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Glenville
  • Greenhaven [Westchester County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Greenhaven
    • Greenhaven [Westchester County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the southwest of Rock Ridge
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Greenhaven have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Greenhaven
  • Continue List   (8 more) ...
    • Greenwich [Fairfield County]
    • Mianus [Fairfield County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mianus
      • Mianus [Fairfield County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the east of Rock Ridge
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Mianus have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mianus
    • Purchase [Westchester County]
    • Purdys Grove [Westchester County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Purdys Grove
      • Purdys Grove [Westchester County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the south of Rock Ridge
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Purdys Grove have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Purdys Grove
    • Quarry Heights [Westchester County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Quarry Heights
      • Quarry Heights [Westchester County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the northwest of Rock Ridge
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Quarry Heights have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Quarry Heights
    • Riverbank [Fairfield County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Riverbank
      • Riverbank [Fairfield County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the northeast of Rock Ridge
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Riverbank have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Riverbank
    • Sunset Ridge [Westchester County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sunset Ridge
      • Sunset Ridge [Westchester County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the southwest of Rock Ridge
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Sunset Ridge have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sunset Ridge
    • Turn of River [Fairfield County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Turn of River
      • Turn of River [Fairfield County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the northeast of Rock Ridge
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Turn of River have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Turn of River

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 Ridge. 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).
      • New York is located 28 miles [45.1 km] to the southwest of Rock Ridge.
      • Montrose is located 21 miles [33.8 km] to the northwest of Rock Ridge.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Slim Aarons<5>
    • 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).
      • New York is located 28 miles [45.1 km] to the southwest of Rock Ridge.
      • Ossining is located 14 miles [22.5 km] to the northwest of Rock Ridge.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Frank Abbundando<5>
    • Shana Alexander     (Journalist, author)
      • Journalist, author. She was born in Manhattan (New York) on Tueday October 6, 1925 and died in Hermosa Beach (California) on Thursday June 23, 2005 at the age of 79. She is buried at Westwood Memorial Park (Los Angeles County, California).
      • Manhattan is located 24 miles [38.6 km] to the southwest of Rock Ridge.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Shana Alexander<5>
    • Nelson Algren     (Author)
      • Author. He was born in Detroit (Michigan) on Sunday March 28, 1909 and died in Long Island City (New York) on Saturday May 9, 1981 at the age of 72. He is buried at Oakland Cemetery (Suffolk County, New York).
      • Long Island City is located 25 miles [40.2 km] to the southwest of Rock Ridge.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Nelson Algren<5>
    • 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 17 miles [27.4 km] to the southwest of Rock Ridge.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: June Allyson<5>
    • Dorothy Appleby     (Actress)
      • Actress. She was born in Portland (Maine) on Saturday January 6, 1906 and died in Long Island City (New York) on Wednesday August 8, 1990 at the age of 84. She is buried at Forest City Cemetery (Cumberland County, Maine).
      • Long Island City is located 25 miles [40.2 km] to the southwest of Rock Ridge.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Dorothy Appleby<5>
    • Louis 'Satchmo' Armstrong     (Trumpeter, composer, singer, actor)
      • Trumpeter, composer, singer, actor. He was born in New Orleans (Louisiana) on Sunday August 4, 1901 and died in Corona (New York) on Tueday July 6, 1971 at the age of 69. He is buried at Flushing Cemetery (Queens County, New York).
      • Corona is located 22 miles [35.4 km] to the southwest of Rock Ridge.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Louis 'Satchmo' Armstrong<5>
    • 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).
      • New York is located 28 miles [45.1 km] to the southwest of Rock Ridge.
      • Port Chester is located 2 miles [3.2 km] to the southwest of Rock Ridge.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Peter Arno<5>
    • 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 16 miles [25.7 km] to the south of Rock Ridge.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Eleanor Stackhouse Atkinson<5>
    • Doe Avedon     (Actress, model)
    • Lauren Bacall     (Oscar nominated actress)
      • Oscar nominated actress. She was born in New York (New York) on Tueday September 16, 1924 and died in Manhattan (New York) on Tueday August 12, 2014 at the age of 89. She is buried at Glendale Forest Lawn Memorial Park (Los Angeles County, California).
      • New York is located 28 miles [45.1 km] to the southwest of Rock Ridge.
      • Manhattan is located 24 miles [38.6 km] to the southwest of Rock Ridge.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Lauren Bacall<5>
    • 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 11 miles [17.7 km] to the southwest of Rock Ridge.
      • Norwalk is located 13 miles [20.9 km] to the northeast of Rock Ridge.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Faith Baldwin<5>
    • 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 17 miles [27.4 km] to the southwest of Rock Ridge.
      • New York is located 28 miles [45.1 km] to the southwest of Rock Ridge.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Anne Bancroft<5>

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

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

  • View Our List ...
    • Hartford, which is the State Capital of Connecticut, lies 71 miles [114.3 km]<1> to the northeast (NE). If you could drive a straight line from Rock Ridge to Hartford, with an average speed<6>of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, it would take less than two hours to make the trip. A comfortable walk of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour would take 4 days. 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 232 miles [373.4 km] to the southwest (SW). Driving would take nearly four hours, a buggy would take 9 days and walking would take 14 days.
    • The shortest distance<7> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 5,665 miles [9,116.9 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<8>
    • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 6,372 miles [10,254.7 km] and it lies to the east northeast (ENE).<9>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 4,248 miles [6,836.5 km] and it lies to the east northeast (ENE).<10>

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Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Rock Ridge. 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 drawn from Point A (ie- Rock Ridge) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Rock Ridge. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 41.0351, Longitude: -73.6460       In this case, the coordinates for Rock Ridge have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<2>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 Rock Ridge 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.
<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 Rock Ridge 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 305.694 degrees.
<9>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 301.288 degrees.
<10>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 302.361 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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