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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 Sanfordtown, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Sanfordtown 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 Sanfordtown:
    • 41.294818, -73.362341
    • 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 Sanfordtown
  • 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 Sanfordtown ...

We have found one communities that share the name Sanfordtown.

Within Connecticut, the name Sanfordtown is unique.

Beyond Connecticut, there is another community also named Sanfordtown in the United States.

  • Communities Elsewhere In North America ...
    • Kentucky
      • Kenton County
      • This Sanfordtown is located in Kenton County and lies 609 miles [980.1 km]<1> to the west of the Sanfordtown that is located in Fairfield County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sanfordtown
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Kenton County community of Sanfordtown.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Sanfordtown ...

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 [Fairfield County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Boston
    • Boston [Fairfield County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the southwest of Sanfordtown
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Boston have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Boston
  • Branchville [Fairfield County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Branchville
    • Branchville [Fairfield County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the southwest of Sanfordtown
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Branchville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Branchville
  • Dodgingtown [Fairfield County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Dodgingtown
    • Dodgingtown [Fairfield County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the north of Sanfordtown
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Dodgingtown
  • Five Points [Fairfield County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Five Points
    • Five Points [Fairfield County] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the north of Sanfordtown
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Five Points have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Five Points
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    • Georgetown [Fairfield County]
    • Hattertown [Fairfield County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hattertown
      • Hattertown [Fairfield County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the northeast of Sanfordtown
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hattertown
    • Hopewell [Fairfield County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hopewell
      • Hopewell [Fairfield County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the north of Sanfordtown
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hopewell have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hopewell
    • Huntingtown [Fairfield County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Huntingtown
      • Huntingtown [Fairfield County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the northeast of Sanfordtown
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Huntingtown have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Huntingtown
    • Lonetown [Fairfield County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lonetown
      • Lonetown [Fairfield County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the northwest of Sanfordtown
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lonetown have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lonetown
    • Lyons Plain [Fairfield County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lyons Plain
      • Lyons Plain [Fairfield County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the south of Sanfordtown
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lyons Plain have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lyons Plain
    • Palestine [Fairfield County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Palestine
      • Palestine [Fairfield County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the northeast of Sanfordtown
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Palestine have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Palestine
    • Rock Raymond [Fairfield County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rock Raymond
      • Rock Raymond [Fairfield County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the east of Sanfordtown
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Rock Raymond have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rock Raymond
    • Topstone [Fairfield County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Topstone
      • Topstone [Fairfield County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the west of Sanfordtown
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Topstone

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 Sanfordtown. 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).
      • Montrose is located 29 miles [46.7 km] to the west of Sanfordtown.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Slim Aarons<4>
    • 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).
      • Ossining is located 27 miles [43.5 km] to the west of Sanfordtown.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Frank Abbundando<4>
    • 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).
      • Port Chester is located 25 miles [40.2 km] to the southwest of Sanfordtown.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Peter Arno<4>
    • 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 34 miles [54.7 km] to the southwest of Sanfordtown.
      • Norwalk is located 12 miles [19.3 km] to the south of Sanfordtown.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Faith Baldwin<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 25 miles [40.2 km] to the north of Sanfordtown.
      • Bloomfield is located 25 miles [40.2 km] to the north of Sanfordtown.
      • 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 26 miles [41.8 km] to the east of Sanfordtown.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Charles Austin Beard<4>
    • Laurie Hope Beechman     (Actress)
      • Actress. She was born in Philadelphia (Pennsylvania) on Saturday April 4, 1953 and died in White Plains (New York) on Sunday March 8, 1998 at the age of 44. She is buried at Montefiore Cemetery (Montgomery County, Pennsylvania).
      • White Plains is located 27 miles [43.5 km] to the southwest of Sanfordtown.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Laurie Hope Beechman<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 26 miles [41.8 km] to the east of Sanfordtown.
      • North Haven is located 26 miles [41.8 km] to the east of Sanfordtown.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Frank Beisler<4>
    • 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 21 miles [33.8 km] to the east of Sanfordtown.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Marian Bergeron<4>
    • Ann Blyth     (Oscar nominated actress)
      • Oscar nominated actress. She was born in Mount Kisco (New York) on Thursday August 16, 1928
      • Mount Kisco is located 19 miles [30.6 km] to the west of Sanfordtown.
    • Eugene Booth, Jr.     (Physicist)
      • Physicist. He was born in Rome (Georgia) on Saturday September 28, 1912 and died in Briarcliff Manor (New York) on Saturday March 6, 2004 at the age of 91. He is buried at Bonaventure Cemetery (Chatham County, Georgia).
      • Briarcliff Manor is located 27 miles [43.5 km] to the southwest of Sanfordtown.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Eugene Booth, Jr.<4>
    • Eugene Booth, Jr.     (Physicist)
      • Physicist. He was born in Rome (Georgia) on Saturday September 28, 1912 and died in Briarcliff Manor (New York) on Saturday March 6, 2004 at the age of 91. He is buried at Bonaventure Cemetery (Chatham County, Georgia).
      • Briarcliff Manor is located 27 miles [43.5 km] to the southwest of Sanfordtown.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Eugene Booth, Jr.<4>
    • Evangeline Cory Booth     (Social reformer)
      • Social reformer. She was born in London (England) on Monday December 25, 1865 and died in Hartsdale (New York) on Monday July 17, 1950 at the age of 84. She is buried at Kensico Cemetery (Westchester County, New York).
      • Hartsdale is located 29 miles [46.7 km] to the southwest of Sanfordtown.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Evangeline Cory Booth<4>

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

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

  • View Our List ...
    • Hartford, which is the State Capital of Connecticut, lies 48 miles [77.2 km]<1> to the northeast (NE). If you could walk a straight line from Sanfordtown to Hartford, with an average speed<5> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take about three full days to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take most of two days.
    • The White House (Washington, DC) is 255 miles [410.4 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 10 days and walking would take 15 days.
    • The shortest distance<6> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 5,643 miles [9,081.5 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<7>
    • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 6,350 miles [10,219.3 km] and it lies to the east northeast (ENE).<8>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 4,226 miles [6,801.1 km] and it lies to the east northeast (ENE).<9>

Other Roadside Stops ...

The Communities of Connecticut

About Fairfield County

About Connecticut

Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Sanfordtown. 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' (or 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- Sanfordtown) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Sanfordtown. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 41.2948, Longitude: -73.3623       In this case, the coordinates for Sanfordtown 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 Sanfordtown 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 305.495 degrees.
<8>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 301.106 degrees.
<9>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 302.116 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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