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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 Romford, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Romford and the surrounding area.

  • 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 Romford:
    • 41.675374, -73.290950
    • 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 Romford
  • 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 Romford ...

We have found one communities that share the name Romford.

Within Connecticut, the name Romford is unique.

Beyond Connecticut, there is another community also named Romford in Canada.

  • Communities Elsewhere In North America ...
    • Ontario
      • This Romford lies 501 miles [806.3 km]<1> to the northwest of the Romford that is located in Litchfield County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Romford

Curious and Interesting Names Near Romford ...

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.

  • Acropolis [Litchfield County] - Historic
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Acropolis
    • Acropolis [Litchfield County] was located 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the southeast of Romford
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Acropolis have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
  • Campville [Litchfield County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Campville
    • Campville [Litchfield County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the northeast of Romford
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Campville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Campville
  • Cornwall Bridge [Litchfield County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cornwall Bridge
    • Cornwall Bridge [Litchfield County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the northwest of Romford
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cornwall Bridge have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cornwall Bridge
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Cornwall Bridge<3>
  • Flanders [Litchfield County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Flanders
    • Flanders [Litchfield County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the northwest of Romford
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Flanders have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Flanders
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    • Grappaville [Litchfield County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Grappaville
      • Grappaville [Litchfield County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the northeast of Romford
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Grappaville
    • Gulls Hollow [Litchfield County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Gulls Hollow
      • Gulls Hollow [Litchfield County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the southeast of Romford
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Gulls Hollow have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Gulls Hollow
    • Hickory Haven [Litchfield County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hickory Haven
      • Hickory Haven [Litchfield County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the southwest of Romford
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hickory Haven have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hickory Haven
    • Horse Heaven [Litchfield County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Horse Heaven
      • Horse Heaven [Litchfield County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the south of Romford
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Horse Heaven have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Horse Heaven
    • Kent [Litchfield County]
    • Kent Furnace [Litchfield County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Kent Furnace
      • Kent Furnace [Litchfield County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the northwest of Romford
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Kent Furnace have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Kent Furnace
    • Lower Merryall [Litchfield County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lower Merryall
      • Lower Merryall [Litchfield County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the west of Romford
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lower Merryall have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lower Merryall
    • Marble Dale [Litchfield County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Marble Dale
      • Marble Dale [Litchfield County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the west of Romford
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Marble Dale have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Marble Dale
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Marble Dale<3>
    • Minortown [Litchfield County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Minortown
      • Minortown [Litchfield County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the southeast of Romford
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Minortown have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Minortown
    • Sandy Beach [Litchfield County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sandy Beach
      • Sandy Beach [Litchfield County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the east of Romford
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sandy Beach

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 Romford. 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 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 14 miles [22.5 km] to the east of Romford.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Peter William Appleton<4>
    • 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 26 miles [41.8 km] to the east of Romford.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: John Joseph 'Jack' Barry<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 4 miles [6.4 km] to the southeast of Romford.
      • Bloomfield is located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the southeast of Romford.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: James Goodwin Batterson<4>
    • 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 29 miles [46.7 km] to the southeast of Romford.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Charles Austin Beard<4>
    • 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 29 miles [46.7 km] to the southeast of Romford.
      • North Haven is located 29 miles [46.7 km] to the southeast of Romford.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Frank Beisler<4>
    • 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 28 miles [45.1 km] to the southeast of Romford.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Ernest Borgnine<4>
    • John Brown     (Abolitionist, activist)
      • Abolitionist, activist. He was born in Torrington (Connecticut) on Friday May 9, 1800 and died in Charles Town (West Virginia) on Friday December 2, 1859 at the age of 59.
      • Torrington is located 12 miles [19.3 km] to the northeast of Romford.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: John Brown<4>
    • James Cagney     (Oscar winning actor)
      • Oscar winning actor. He was born in New York (New York) on Monday July 17, 1899 and died in Stanfordville (New York) on Sunday March 30, 1986 at the age of 86. He is buried at Gate of Heaven Cemetery (Westchester County, New York).
      • Stanfordville is located 25 miles [40.2 km] to the northwest of Romford.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: James Cagney<4>
    • Robert Edward 'Bob' Crane     (Actor)
      • Actor. He was born in Waterbury (Connecticut) on Friday July 13, 1928 and died in Scottsdale (Arizona) on Thursday June 29, 1978 at the age of 49. He is buried at Westwood Memorial Park (Los Angeles County, California).
      • Waterbury is located 14 miles [22.5 km] to the southeast of Romford.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Robert Edward 'Bob' Crane<4>
    • James Douglas     (Actor)
      • Actor. He was born in Los Angeles (California) on Monday May 20, 1929 and died in Bethlehem (Connecticut) on Saturday March 5, 2016 at the age of 86.
      • Bethlehem is located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the southeast of Romford.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: James Douglas<4>
    • Geraldine Farrar     (Opera singer)
      • Opera singer. She was born in Melrose (Massachusetts) on Tueday February 28, 1882 and died in Ridgefield (Connecticut) on Saturday March 11, 1967 at the age of 85. She is buried at Kensico Cemetery (Westchester County, New York).
      • Ridgefield is located 28 miles [45.1 km] to the south of Romford.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Geraldine Farrar<4>
    • Sarah Pratt 'Sally' McLean Greene     (Author)
      • Author. She was born in Simsbury (Connecticut) on Thursday July 3, 1856 and died in Lexington (Massachusetts) on Sunday December 29, 1935 at the age of 79. She is buried at Simsbury Cemetery (Hartford County, Connecticut).
      • Simsbury is located 28 miles [45.1 km] to the northeast of Romford.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Sarah Pratt 'Sally' McLean Greene<4>
    • Warren Hull     (Actor)
      • Actor. He was born in Gasport (New York) on Saturday January 17, 1903 and died in Waterbury (Connecticut) on Saturday September 14, 1974 at the age of 71.
      • Waterbury is located 14 miles [22.5 km] to the southeast of Romford.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Warren Hull<4>

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

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

  • View Our List ...
    • Hartford, which is the State Capital of Connecticut, lies 32 miles [51.5 km]<1> to the east northeast (ENE). If you could walk a straight line from Romford to Hartford, with an average speed<5> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take most of two days to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take just over a day.
    • The White House (Washington, DC) is 275 miles [442.6 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 11 days and walking would take 16 days.
    • The shortest distance<6> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 5,625 miles [9,052.6 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<7>
    • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 6,333 miles [10,192 km] and it lies to the east northeast (ENE).<8>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 4,209 miles [6,773.7 km] and it lies to the east northeast (ENE).<9>

Other Roadside Stops ...

Cities, Towns and Villages of Connecticut

About Litchfield County

About Connecticut

Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Romford. 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 things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Romford) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Romford. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 41.6754, Longitude: -73.2909       In this case, the coordinates for Romford 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 Romford 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 305.406 degrees.
<8>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 301.068 degrees.
<9>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 301.907 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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