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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 Sandy Point, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Sandy Point 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 Sandy Point:
    • 41.348431, -72.183967
    • 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 Sandy Point
  • 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 Sandy Point ...

We have found seventeen communities that share the name Sandy Point.

Within Connecticut, the name Sandy Point is unique.

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

  • Communities Elsewhere In North America ...
    • Alabama
      • Barbour County
      • This Sandy Point is located in Barbour County and lies 978 miles [1,573.9 km]<1> to the southwest of the Sandy Point that is located in New London County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sandy Point
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Barbour County community of Sandy Point.
    • Florida
      • Suwannee County
      • This Sandy Point is located in Suwannee County and lies 989 miles [1,591.6 km]<1> to the southwest of the Sandy Point that is located in New London County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sandy Point
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Suwannee County community of Sandy Point.
    • Georgia
      • Crawford County
      • This Sandy Point is located in Crawford County and lies 876 miles [1,409.8 km]<1> to the southwest of the Sandy Point that is located in New London County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sandy Point
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Crawford County community of Sandy Point.
    • Maine
      • Waldo County
      • This Sandy Point is located in Waldo County and lies 277 miles [445.8 km]<1> to the northeast of the Sandy Point that is located in New London County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sandy Point
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Waldo County community of Sandy Point.
    • Maryland
      • Wicomico County
      • This Sandy Point is located in Wicomico County and lies 277 miles [445.8 km]<1> to the southwest of the Sandy Point that is located in New London County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sandy Point
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Wicomico County community of Sandy Point.
    • New Jersey
      • Ocean 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 New Jersey community of Sandy Point [Ocean County].
    • Newfoundland and Labrador
      • This Sandy Point lies 828 miles [1,332.5 km]<1> to the northeast of the Sandy Point that is located in New London County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sandy Point
    • Nova Scotia
      • This Sandy Point lies 385 miles [619.6 km]<1> to the east northeast of the Sandy Point that is located in New London County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sandy Point
    • Ontario
      • This Sandy Point lies 393 miles [632.5 km]<1> to the northwest of the Sandy Point that is located in New London County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sandy Point
    • Pennsylvania
      • Butler County
      • This Sandy Point is located in Butler County and lies 393 miles [632.5 km]<1> to the west of the Sandy Point that is located in New London County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sandy Point
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Butler County community of Sandy Point.
    • Rhode Island
      • Kent 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 Rhode Island community of Sandy Point [Kent County].
      • Washington County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information. For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Rhode Island community of Sandy Point [Washington County].
    • Tennessee
      • Benton County
      • This Sandy Point is located in Benton County and lies 934 miles [1,503.1 km]<1> to the west southwest of the Sandy Point that is located in New London County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sandy Point
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Benton County community of Sandy Point.
    • Texas
      • Brazoria County
      • This Sandy Point is located in Brazoria County and lies 1,542 miles [2,481.6 km]<1> to the west southwest of the Sandy Point that is located in New London County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sandy Point
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Brazoria County community of Sandy Point.
    • Virginia
      • Northumberland County
      • This Sandy Point is located in Northumberland County and lies 327 miles [526.3 km]<1> to the southwest of the Sandy Point that is located in New London County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sandy Point
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Northumberland County community of Sandy Point.
      • Westmoreland County
      • This Sandy Point is located in Westmoreland County and lies 323 miles [519.8 km] to the southwest of the Sandy Point that is located in New London County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sandy Point
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Westmoreland County community of Sandy Point.
    • Washington
      • Island 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 Washington community of Sandy Point [Island County].

Curious and Interesting Names Near Sandy Point ...

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.

  • Crescent Beach [New London County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Crescent Beach
    • Crescent Beach [New London County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the south of Sandy Point
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Crescent Beach have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Crescent Beach
  • Crescent Park [New London County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Crescent Park
    • Crescent Park [New London County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the south of Sandy Point
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Crescent Park have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Crescent Park
  • Flanders [New London County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Flanders
    • Flanders [New London County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the northwest of Sandy Point
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Flanders have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Flanders
  • Giants Neck [New London County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Giants Neck
    • Giants Neck [New London County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the southwest of Sandy Point
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Giants Neck have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Giants Neck
  • Continue List   (7 more) ...
    • Golden Spur [New London County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Golden Spur
      • Golden Spur [New London County] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the northwest of Sandy Point
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Golden Spur have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Golden Spur
    • Graniteville [New London County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Graniteville
      • Graniteville [New London County] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the southeast of Sandy Point
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Graniteville have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Graniteville
    • Jordan [New London County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Jordan
      • Jordan [New London County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the east of Sandy Point
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Jordan have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Jordan
    • Millstone [New London County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Millstone
      • Millstone [New London County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the south of Sandy Point
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Millstone have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Millstone
    • Pleasure Beach [New London County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pleasure Beach
      • Pleasure Beach [New London County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the southeast of Sandy Point
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pleasure Beach
    • Seaside [New London County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Seaside
      • Seaside [New London County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the southeast of Sandy Point
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Seaside have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Seaside
    • Silver Falls [New London County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Silver Falls
      • Silver Falls [New London County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the northwest of Sandy Point
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Silver Falls have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Silver Falls

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 Sandy Point. 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.

  • View Our List ...
    • 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 26 miles [41.8 km] to the west of Sandy Point.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Humbert Allen Astredo<4>
    • Gus Bivona     (Musician, composer)
    • Mary Lydia Bolles Branch     (Author)
      • Author. She was born in New London (Connecticut) on Saturday June 13, 1840 and died in New London (Connecticut) on Monday April 17, 1922 at the age of 81. She is buried at Cedar Grove Cemetery (New London County, Connecticut).
      • New London is located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the east of Sandy Point.
      • New London is located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the east of Sandy Point.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Mary Lydia Bolles Branch<4>
    • 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 14 miles [22.5 km] to the west of Sandy Point.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Art Carney<4>
    • 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 38 miles [61.2 km] to the northwest of Sandy Point.
      • Greenport is located 19 miles [30.6 km] to the southwest of Sandy Point.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Frederic Edwin Church<4>
    • Walt 'Moose' Dropo     (Major League Baseball)
      • Major League Baseball. He was born in Moosup (Connecticut) on Tueday January 30, 1923 and died in Peabody (Massachusetts) on Friday December 17, 2010 at the age of 87. He is buried at Evergreen Cemetery (Windham County, Connecticut).
      • Moosup is located 29 miles [46.7 km] to the northeast of Sandy Point.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Walt 'Moose' Dropo<4>
    • Eileen Farrell     (Opera singer)
      • Opera singer. She was born in Willimantic (Connecticut) on Friday February 13, 1920 and died in Park Ridge (New Jersey) on Saturday March 23, 2002 at the age of 82. She is buried at Castine Cemetery (Hancock County, Maine).
      • Willimantic is located 25 miles [40.2 km] to the north of Sandy Point.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Eileen Farrell<4>
    • William Gaddis     (Author)
      • Author. He was born in New York (New York) on Friday December 29, 1922 and died in East Hampton (New York) on Wednesday December 16, 1998 at the age of 76. He is buried at Oakland Cemetery (Suffolk County, New York).
      • East Hampton is located 26 miles [41.8 km] to the south of Sandy Point.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: William Gaddis<4>
    • Gladys Hurlbut     (Actress, playwright, screenwriter)
      • Actress, playwright, screenwriter. She was born in Norwich (Connecticut) on Friday December 9, 1898 and died in Woodstock (New York) on Monday January 25, 1988 at the age of 89. She is buried at Wiltwyck Cemetery (Ulster County, New York).
      • Norwich is located 13 miles [20.9 km] to the northeast of Sandy Point.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Gladys Hurlbut<4>
    • Winnie Lightner     (Actress, singer)
      • Actress, singer. She was born in Greenport (New York) on Sunday September 17, 1899 and died in Sherman Oaks (California) on Friday March 5, 1971 at the age of 71. She is buried at San Fernando Mission Cemetery (Los Angeles County, California).
      • Greenport is located 19 miles [30.6 km] to the southwest of Sandy Point.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Winnie Lightner<4>
    • Harold Loeb     (Actor, director, producer)
      • Actor, director, producer. He was born in New London (Connecticut) on Saturday September 21, 1918 and died in Los Angeles (California) on Saturday May 17, 2003 at the age of 84. He is buried at Eden Memorial Park (Los Angeles County, California).
      • New London is located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the east of Sandy Point.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Harold Loeb<4>
    • James Ellsworth 'Jim' Lowe     (Singer, songwriter)
    • William Morris Meredith, Jr.     (Poet)

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

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

  • View Our List ...
    • Hartford, which is the State Capital of Connecticut, lies 38 miles [61.2 km]<1> to the northwest (NW). If you could walk a straight line from Sandy Point to Hartford, with an average speed<5> 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 306 miles [492.5 km] to the west southwest (WSW). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take five to six hours, a buggy would take 12 days and walking would take 18 days.
    • The shortest distance<6> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 5,591 miles [8,997.8 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<7>
    • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 6,296 miles [10,132.4 km] and it lies to the east northeast (ENE).<8>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 4,172 miles [6,714.2 km] and it lies to the east northeast (ENE).<9>

Other Roadside Stops ...

Communities in Connecticut

About New London County

About Connecticut

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Sandy Point. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 41.3484, Longitude: -72.1840       In this case, the coordinates for Sandy Point 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 Sandy Point 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>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 Sandy Point 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 304.787 degrees.
<8>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 300.317 degrees.
<9>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 301.574 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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