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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 Sachem Head, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Sachem Head 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 Sachem Head:
    • 41.245931, -72.703707
    • 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 Sachem Head
  • 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 Sachem Head ...

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.

  • Double Beach [New Haven County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Double Beach
    • Double Beach [New Haven County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the west of Sachem Head
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Double Beach have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Double Beach
  • Flanders [New Haven County] - Historic
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Flanders
    • Flanders [New Haven County] was located 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the northeast of Sachem Head
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Flanders have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
  • Indian Neck [New Haven County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Indian Neck
    • Indian Neck [New Haven County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the west of Sachem Head
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Indian Neck have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Indian Neck
  • Middle Beach [New Haven County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Middle Beach
    • Middle Beach [New Haven County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the east of Sachem Head
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Middle Beach have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Middle Beach
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    • Nut Plains [New Haven County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Nut Plains
      • Nut Plains [New Haven County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the north of Sachem Head
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Nut Plains have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Nut Plains
    • Pine Orchard [New Haven County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pine Orchard
      • Pine Orchard [New Haven County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the west of Sachem Head
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pine Orchard
    • Podunk [New Haven County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Podunk
      • Podunk [New Haven County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the northeast of Sachem Head
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Podunk have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Podunk
    • Seaview Beach [New Haven County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Seaview Beach
      • Seaview Beach [New Haven County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the east of Sachem Head
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Seaview Beach have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Seaview Beach
    • Short Beach [New Haven County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Short Beach
      • Short Beach [New Haven County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the west of Sachem Head
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Short Beach
    • Stony Creek [New Haven County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Stony Creek
      • Stony Creek [New Haven County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the northwest of Sachem Head
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Stony Creek have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Stony Creek

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 Sachem Head. 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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    • Humbert Allen Astredo     (Actor)
      • Actor. He was born in Pasadena (California) on Thursday April 4, 1929 and died in Guilford (Connecticut) on Friday February 19, 2016 at the age of 86. He is buried at Woodlawn Memorial Park (San Mateo County, California).
      • Guilford is located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the north of Sachem Head.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Humbert Allen Astredo<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 20 miles [32.2 km] to the north of Sachem Head.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: John Joseph 'Jack' Barry<3>
    • Richard Barthelmess     (Oscar nominated actor)
      • Oscar nominated actor. He was born in New York (New York) on Thursday May 9, 1895 and died in Southampton (New York) on Saturday August 17, 1963 at the age of 68. He is buried at Ferncliff Cemetery (Westchester County, New York).
      • Southampton is located 29 miles [46.7 km] to the southeast of Sachem Head.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Richard Barthelmess<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 12 miles [19.3 km] to the northwest of Sachem Head.
      • 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 12 miles [19.3 km] to the northwest of Sachem Head.
      • North Haven is located 12 miles [19.3 km] to the northwest of Sachem Head.
      • 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 13 miles [20.9 km] to the west of Sachem Head.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Marian Bergeron<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 13 miles [20.9 km] to the northwest of Sachem Head.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Ernest Borgnine<3>
    • George W. Bush     (43rd President of the US (2001 - 2009))
      • 43rd President of the US (2001 - 2009). He was born in New Haven (Connecticut) on Saturday July 6, 1946
      • New Haven is located 12 miles [19.3 km] to the west of Sachem Head.
    • Al Capp     (Cartoonist)
      • Cartoonist. He was born in New Haven (Connecticut) on Tueday September 28, 1909 and died in South Hampton (New Hampshire) on Monday November 5, 1979 at the age of 70. He is buried at Mt. Prospect Cemetery (Essex County, Massachusetts).
      • New Haven is located 12 miles [19.3 km] to the west of Sachem Head.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Al Capp<3>
    • Art Carney     (Oscar winning actor)
      • Oscar winning actor. He was born in Mount Vernon (New York) on Monday November 4, 1918 and died in Westbrook (Connecticut) on Sunday November 9, 2003 at the age of 85.
      • Westbrook is located 13 miles [20.9 km] to the east of Sachem Head.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Art Carney<3>
    • Karen Carpenter     (Singer)
    • Teddy Charles     (Muscian, composer, bandleader)
      • Muscian, composer, bandleader. He was born in Chicopee (Massachusetts) on Friday April 13, 1928 and died in Riverhead (New York) on Monday April 16, 2012 at the age of 84.
      • Riverhead is located 22 miles [35.4 km] to the south of Sachem Head.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Teddy Charles<3>
    • Frederic Edwin Church     (Artist)
      • Artist. He was born in Hartford (Connecticut) on Thursday May 4, 1826 and died in Greenport (New York) on Saturday April 7, 1900 at the age of 73. He is buried at Spring Grove Cemetery (Hartford County, Connecticut).
      • Hartford is located 36 miles [57.9 km] to the north of Sachem Head.
      • Greenport is located 20 miles [32.2 km] to the southeast of Sachem Head.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Frederic Edwin Church<3>

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

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

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    • Hartford, which is the State Capital of Connecticut, lies 36 miles [57.9 km]<1> to the north (N). If you could walk a straight line from Sachem Head to Hartford, with an average speed<4> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take over two days to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take just about two full days.
    • The White House (Washington, DC) is 280 miles [450.6 km] to the west southwest (WSW). 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<5> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 5,617 miles [9,039.7 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<6>
    • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 6,322 miles [10,174.3 km] and it lies to the east northeast (ENE).<7>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 4,199 miles [6,757.6 km] and it lies to the east northeast (ENE).<8>

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Off-the-Road Links ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Sachem Head. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 41.2459, Longitude: -72.7037       In this case, the coordinates for Sachem Head 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 Sachem Head 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 305.109 degrees.
<7>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 300.662 degrees.
<8>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 301.85 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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