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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 Salisbury, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Salisbury 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 Salisbury:
    • 41.983564, -73.422287
    • 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 Salisbury
  • 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 Salisbury ...

We have found 21 communities that share the name Salisbury.

Within Connecticut, the name Salisbury is unique.

Beyond Connecticut, we know of another 21 communities that are located throughout in the United States and Canada. Of these 21 communities, nineteen are located in the United States and two are in Canada.

  • Communities Elsewhere In North America ...
    • Illinois
      • Coles 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 Salisbury [Coles County].
      • Sangamon County
      • This Salisbury is located in Sangamon County and lies 864 miles [1,390.5 km]<2> to the west of the Salisbury that is located in Litchfield County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Salisbury
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Sangamon County community of Salisbury.
    • Kansas
      • Cherokee County
      • This community is historic<3> and although located in Cherokee County, we don't know where within the county.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Cherokee County community of Salisbury.
    • Kentucky
      • Floyd 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 Kentucky community of Salisbury [Floyd County].
    • Maryland
      • Wicomico County
      • This Salisbury is located in Wicomico County and lies 274 miles [441 km]<2> to the south southwest of the Salisbury that is located in Litchfield County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Salisbury
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Wicomico County community of Salisbury.
    • Massachusetts
      • Essex County
      • This Salisbury is located in Essex County and lies 143 miles [230.1 km]<2> to the east northeast of the Salisbury that is located in Litchfield County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Salisbury
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Essex County community of Salisbury.
    • Michigan
      • Marquette County
      • This Salisbury is located in Marquette County and lies 769 miles [1,237.6 km]<2> to the west northwest of the Salisbury that is located in Litchfield County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Salisbury
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Marquette County community of Salisbury.
    • Missouri
      • Chariton County
      • This Salisbury is located in Chariton County and lies 1,027 miles [1,652.8 km]<2> to the west of the Salisbury that is located in Litchfield County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Salisbury
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Chariton County community of Salisbury.
    • New Brunswick
      • This Salisbury lies 500 miles [804.7 km]<2> to the northeast of the Salisbury that is located in Litchfield County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Salisbury
    • New Hampshire
      • Merrimack County
      • This Salisbury is located in Merrimack County and lies 129 miles [207.6 km]<2> to the northeast of the Salisbury that is located in Litchfield County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Salisbury
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Merrimack County community of Salisbury.
    • New York
      • Herkimer County
      • This Salisbury is located in Herkimer County and lies 106 miles [170.6 km]<2> to the northwest of the Salisbury that is located in Litchfield County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Salisbury
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Herkimer County community of Salisbury.
      • Nassau County
      • This Salisbury is located in Nassau County and lies 85 miles [136.8 km] to the south of the Salisbury that is located in Litchfield County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Salisbury
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Nassau County community of Salisbury.
    • North Carolina
      • Rowan County
      • This Salisbury is located in Rowan County and lies 578 miles [930.2 km]<2> to the southwest of the Salisbury that is located in Litchfield County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Salisbury
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Rowan County community of Salisbury.
    • Ontario
      • 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 Ontario community of Salisbury.
    • Oregon
      • Baker County
      • This Salisbury is located in Baker County and lies 2,212 miles [3,559.9 km]<2> to the west northwest of the Salisbury that is located in Litchfield County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Salisbury
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Baker County community of Salisbury.
    • Pennsylvania
      • Lancaster 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 Pennsylvania community of Salisbury [Lancaster County].
      • Somerset County
      • This Salisbury is located in Somerset County and lies 333 miles [535.9 km]<2> to the west southwest of the Salisbury that is located in Litchfield County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Salisbury
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Somerset County community of Salisbury.
    • Texas
      • Hall County
      • This community is historic<3> and although located in Hall County, we don't know where within the county.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Hall County community of Salisbury.
    • Vermont
      • Addison County
      • This Salisbury is located in Addison County and lies 133 miles [214 km]<2> to the north of the Salisbury that is located in Litchfield County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Salisbury
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Addison County community of Salisbury.
    • Virginia
      • Botetourt County
      • This Salisbury is located in Botetourt County and lies 452 miles [727.4 km]<2> to the southwest of the Salisbury that is located in Litchfield County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Salisbury
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Botetourt County community of Salisbury.
      • Chesterfield 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 Virginia community of Salisbury [Chesterfield County].

Curious and Interesting Names Near Salisbury ...

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 Corner [Columbia County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Boston Corner
    • Boston Corner [Columbia County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<2> to the northwest of Salisbury
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Boston Corner have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Boston Corner
  • Falls Village [Litchfield County]
  • Hammertown [Litchfield County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hammertown
    • Hammertown [Litchfield County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<2> to the north of Salisbury
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hammertown have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hammertown
  • Huntsville [Litchfield County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Huntsville
    • Huntsville [Litchfield County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<2> to the southeast of Salisbury
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Huntsville have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Huntsville
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    • Irondale [Dutchess County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Irondale
      • Irondale [Dutchess County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<2> to the west of Salisbury
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Irondale have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Irondale
    • Joyceville [Litchfield County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Joyceville
      • Joyceville [Litchfield County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<2> to the north of Salisbury
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Joyceville have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Joyceville
    • Lakeville [Litchfield County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lakeville
      • Lakeville [Litchfield County] lies less than 2 miles<2> to the southwest of Salisbury
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lakeville have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lakeville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Lakeville<5>
    • Lime Rock [Litchfield County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lime Rock
      • Lime Rock [Litchfield County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<2> to the southeast of Salisbury
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lime Rock have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lime Rock
    • Twin Lakes [Litchfield County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Twin Lakes
      • Twin Lakes [Litchfield County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<2> to the northeast of Salisbury
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Twin Lakes have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Twin Lakes
    • Whitehouse Crossing [Dutchess County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Whitehouse Crossing
      • Whitehouse Crossing [Dutchess County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<2> to the northwest of Salisbury
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Whitehouse Crossing have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Whitehouse Crossing

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 Salisbury. 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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    • Maryanne Amacher     (Composer)
      • Composer. She was born in Kane (Pennsylvania) on Friday February 25, 1938 and died in Rhinebeck (New York) on Thursday October 22, 2009 at the age of 71. She is buried at Montrepose Cemetery (Ulster County, New York).
      • Rhinebeck is located 25 miles [40.2 km] to the west of Salisbury.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Maryanne Amacher<6>
    • 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 29 miles [46.7 km] to the southeast of Salisbury.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Peter William Appleton<6>
    • 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 26 miles [41.8 km] to the southeast of Salisbury.
      • Bloomfield is located 26 miles [41.8 km] to the southeast of Salisbury.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: James Goodwin Batterson<6>
    • 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 20 miles [32.2 km] to the southeast of Salisbury.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: John Brown<6>
    • 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 16 miles [25.7 km] to the southwest of Salisbury.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: James Cagney<6>
    • 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 26 miles [41.8 km] to the southeast of Salisbury.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: James Douglas<6>
    • Dorothy Frooks     (Actress, author)
      • Actress, author. She was born in Saugerties (New York) on Wednesday February 12, 1896 and died in New York (New York) on Sunday April 13, 1997 at the age of 101. She is buried at Calverton National Cemetery (Suffolk County, New York).
      • Saugerties is located 27 miles [43.5 km] to the west of Salisbury.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Dorothy Frooks<6>
    • William Gibson     (Playwright, author)
      • Playwright, author. He was born in New York (New York) on Friday November 13, 1914 and died in Stockbridge (Massachusetts) on Tueday November 25, 2008 at the age of 94.
      • Stockbridge is located 21 miles [33.8 km] to the north of Salisbury.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: William Gibson<6>
    • Mary Hannah Hanchett Hunt     (Social reformer)
      • Social reformer. She was born in South Canaan (Connecticut) on Sunday July 4, 1830 and died in Dorchester (Massachusetts) on Tueday April 24, 1906 at the age of 75. She is buried at Forest Hills Cemetery (Suffolk County, Massachusetts).
      • South Canaan is located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the east of Salisbury.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Mary Hannah Hanchett Hunt<6>
    • Collis Huntington     (Railroad tycoon, industrialist)
      • Railroad tycoon, industrialist. He was born in Harwinton (Connecticut) on Monday October 22, 1821 and died in Adirondack (New York) on Monday August 13, 1900 at the age of 78. He is buried at Woodlawn Cemetery (Bronx County, New York).
      • Harwinton is located 23 miles [37 km] to the southeast of Salisbury.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Collis Huntington<6>
    • Robert Hutton     (Actor, director, screenwriter)
      • Actor, director, screenwriter. He was born in Kingston (New York) on Friday June 11, 1920 and died in Kingston (New York) on Sunday August 7, 1994 at the age of 74. He is buried at Calvary Cemetery (Orange County, New York).
      • Kingston is located 29 miles [46.7 km] to the west of Salisbury.
      • Kingston is located 29 miles [46.7 km] to the west of Salisbury.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Robert Hutton<6>
    • James Merritt Ives     (Lithographer)
      • Lithographer. He was born in Great Barrington (Massachusetts) on Friday March 5, 1824 and died in Rye (New York) on Thursday January 3, 1895 at the age of 70. He is buried at Green - Wood Cemetery (Kings County, New York).
      • Great Barrington is located 14 miles [22.5 km] to the north of Salisbury.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: James Merritt Ives<6>
    • Elissa Landi     (Actress)
      • Actress. She was born in Venice (Italy) on Tueday December 6, 1904 and died in Kingston (New York) on Thursday October 21, 1948 at the age of 43.
      • Kingston is located 29 miles [46.7 km] to the west of Salisbury.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Elissa Landi<6>

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

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

  • View Our List ...
    • Hartford, which is the State Capital of Connecticut, lies 40 miles [64.4 km]<2> to the east southeast (ESE). If you could walk a straight line from Salisbury to Hartford, with an average speed<7> 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 285 miles [458.7 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<8> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 5,618 miles [9,041.3 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<9>
    • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 6,328 miles [10,183.9 km] and it lies to the east northeast (ENE).<10>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 4,204 miles [6,765.7 km] and it lies to the east northeast (ENE).<11>

Other Roadside Stops ...

Visit our Community Index for Connecticut

About Litchfield County

About Connecticut

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

If you need the driving distance (or directions), we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Salisbury. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Salisbury

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Salisbury. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 41.9836, Longitude: -73.4223    
<3>We use the term 'Historic' broadly and it generally means that the community no longer exists. However, it can also mean that the community might still exist, but was significantly larger or had a more 'official' existence in the past than it does now. Unfortunately our sources of data have proven to be unreliable. If you can provide us with more specific information about Salisbury, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.
<4>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.
<5>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<6>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.
<7>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.
<8>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 Salisbury to the Middle East to be East and South, the Great Circle Route actually lies to the North and East.
<9>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Jerusalem is 305.447 degrees.
<10>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 301.165 degrees.
<11>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 301.82 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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