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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 Scotland, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Scotland 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 Scotland:
    • 41.698453, -72.082525
    • 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 Scotland
  • 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 Scotland ...

We have found 24 communities that share the name Scotland.

Within Connecticut, the name Scotland is unique.

Beyond Connecticut, we know of another 24 communities that are located throughout in the United States and Canada. Of these 24 communities, 23 are located in the United States and one is in Canada.

  • Communities Elsewhere In North America ...
    • Alabama
      • Monroe County
      • This Scotland is located in Monroe County and lies 1,086 miles [1,747.7 km]<1> to the southwest of the Scotland that is located in Windham County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Scotland
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Monroe County community of Scotland.
    • Arkansas
      • Union County
      • This Scotland is located in Union County and lies 1,276 miles [2,053.5 km]<1> to the west southwest of the Scotland that is located in Windham County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Scotland
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Union County community of Scotland.
      • Van Buren County
      • This Scotland is located in Van Buren County and lies 1,183 miles [1,903.9 km] to the west southwest of the Scotland that is located in Windham County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Scotland
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Van Buren County community of Scotland.
    • California
      • San Bernardino County
      • This Scotland is located in San Bernardino County and lies 2,495 miles [4,015.3 km]<1> to the west of the Scotland that is located in Windham County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Scotland
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the San Bernardino County community of Scotland.
    • Florida
      • Gadsden County
      • This Scotland is located in Gadsden County and lies 1,029 miles [1,656 km]<1> to the southwest of the Scotland that is located in Windham County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Scotland
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Gadsden County community of Scotland.
    • Georgia
      • Telfair County
      • This Scotland is located in Telfair County and lies 890 miles [1,432.3 km]<1> to the southwest of the Scotland that is located in Windham County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Scotland
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Telfair County community of Scotland.
    • Illinois
      • Edgar 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 Illinois community of Scotland [Edgar County].
    • Indiana
      • Greene County
      • This Scotland is located in Greene County and lies 802 miles [1,290.7 km]<1> to the west of the Scotland that is located in Windham County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Scotland
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Greene County community of Scotland.
    • Louisiana
      • Concordia Parish
      • This community is historic<3> and we have very little information. For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Louisiana community of Scotland [Concordia Parish].
      • East Baton Rouge Parish
      • This Scotland is located in East Baton Rouge Parish and lies 1,309 miles [2,106.6 km]<1> to the west southwest of the Scotland that is located in Windham County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Scotland
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the East Baton Rouge Parish community of Scotland.
    • Maine
      • Cumberland County
      • This Scotland is located in Cumberland County and lies 168 miles [270.4 km]<1> to the north northeast of the Scotland that is located in Windham County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Scotland
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Cumberland County community of Scotland.
      • York County
      • This Scotland is located in York County and lies 123 miles [197.9 km] to the north northeast of the Scotland that is located in Windham County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Scotland
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the York County community of Scotland.
    • Maryland
      • Montgomery County
      • This Scotland is located in Montgomery County and lies 323 miles [519.8 km]<1> to the west southwest of the Scotland that is located in Windham County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Scotland
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Montgomery County community of Scotland.
      • Saint Mary's County
      • This Scotland is located in Saint Mary's County and lies 336 miles [540.7 km] to the southwest of the Scotland that is located in Windham County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Scotland
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Saint Mary's County community of Scotland.
    • Massachusetts
      • Plymouth County
      • This Scotland is located in Plymouth County and lies 58 miles [93.3 km]<1> to the east northeast of the Scotland that is located in Windham County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Scotland
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Plymouth County community of Scotland.
    • Mississippi
      • Yazoo County
      • This Scotland is located in Yazoo County and lies 1,171 miles [1,884.5 km]<1> to the west southwest of the Scotland that is located in Windham County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Scotland
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Yazoo County community of Scotland.
    • Missouri
      • Jasper County
      • This Scotland is located in Jasper County and lies 1,227 miles [1,974.7 km]<1> to the west of the Scotland that is located in Windham County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Scotland
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Jasper County community of Scotland.
    • New Hampshire
      • Cheshire County
      • This Scotland is located in Cheshire County and lies 74 miles [119.1 km]<1> to the north of the Scotland that is located in Windham County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Scotland
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Cheshire County community of Scotland.
    • Ohio
      • Geauga County
      • This Scotland is located in Geauga County and lies 478 miles [769.3 km]<1> to the west of the Scotland that is located in Windham County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Scotland
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Geauga County community of Scotland.
    • Ontario
      • This Scotland lies 432 miles [695.2 km]<1> to the west northwest of the Scotland that is located in Windham County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Scotland
    • Pennsylvania
      • Franklin County
      • This Scotland is located in Franklin County and lies 311 miles [500.5 km]<1> to the west southwest of the Scotland that is located in Windham County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Scotland
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Franklin County community of Scotland.
    • South Dakota
      • Bon Homme County
      • This Scotland is located in Bon Homme County and lies 1,305 miles [2,100.2 km]<1> to the west northwest of the Scotland that is located in Windham County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Scotland
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Bon Homme County community of Scotland.
    • Texas
      • Archer County
      • This Scotland is located in Archer County and lies 1,537 miles [2,473.6 km]<1> to the west southwest of the Scotland that is located in Windham County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Scotland
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Archer County community of Scotland.
    • Virginia
      • Surry County
      • This Scotland is located in Surry County and lies 399 miles [642.1 km]<1> to the southwest of the Scotland that is located in Windham County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Scotland
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Surry County community of Scotland.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Scotland ...

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.

  • Baltic [New London County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Baltic
    • Baltic [New London County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the south of Scotland
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Baltic have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Baltic
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Baltic<5>
  • Bedlam Corner [Windham County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bedlam Corner
    • Bedlam Corner [Windham County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the northwest of Scotland
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Bedlam Corner have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bedlam Corner
  • Chaplin [Windham County]
  • Clayville [New London County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Clayville
    • Clayville [New London County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the southeast of Scotland
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Clayville have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Clayville
  • Continue List   (5 more) ...
    • Franklin [New London County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Franklin
      • Franklin [New London County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the southwest of Scotland
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Franklin have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Franklin
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Franklin<5>
    • Packer [Windham County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Packer
      • Packer [Windham County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the east of Scotland
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Packer have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Packer
    • Stetson Corner [Windham County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Stetson Corner
      • Stetson Corner [Windham County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the northeast of Scotland
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Stetson Corner
    • Village Hill [New London County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Village Hill
      • Village Hill [New London County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the west of Scotland
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Village Hill have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Village Hill
    • Williams Crossing [New London County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Williams Crossing
      • Williams Crossing [New London County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the southwest of Scotland
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Williams 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 Scotland. 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 ...
    • Astrid Allwyn     (Actress)
    • George Thorndike Angell     (Social reformer)
      • Social reformer. He was born in Southbridge (Massachusetts) on Thursday June 5, 1823 and died in Boston (Massachusetts) on Tueday March 16, 1909 at the age of 85. He is buried at Mt. Auburn Cemetery (Middlesex County, Massachusetts).
      • Southbridge is located 26 miles [41.8 km] to the north of Scotland.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: George Thorndike Angell<6>
    • 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 23 miles [37 km] to the south of Scotland.
      • New London is located 23 miles [37 km] to the south of Scotland.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Mary Lydia Bolles Branch<6>
    • Gerald Chapman     (Crime figure)
      • Crime figure. He was born in Brooklyn (New York) on Tueday August 16, 1887 and died in Wethersfield (Connecticut) on Tueday April 6, 1926 at the age of 38. He is buried at Mt. St. Benedict Cemetery (Hartford County, Connecticut).
      • Wethersfield is located 29 miles [46.7 km] to the west of Scotland.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Gerald Chapman<6>
    • 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 10 miles [16.1 km] to the east of Scotland.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Walt 'Moose' Dropo<6>
    • 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 6 miles [9.7 km] to the west of Scotland.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Eileen Farrell<6>
    • 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 12 miles [19.3 km] to the south of Scotland.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Gladys Hurlbut<6>
    • 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 23 miles [37 km] to the south of Scotland.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Harold Loeb<6>
    • Ty Longley     (Musician)
      • Musician. He was born in Sharon (Pennsylvania) on Saturday September 4, 1971 and died in West Warwick (Rhode Island) on Thursday February 20, 2003 at the age of 31.
      • West Warwick is located 28 miles [45.1 km] to the east of Scotland.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Ty Longley<6>
    • Frank 'Monk' Maznicki     (Professional football)
      • Professional football. He was born in West Warwick (Rhode Island) on Monday July 19, 1920 and died in West Warwick (Rhode Island) on Saturday December 14, 2013 at the age of 93. He is buried at St. Mary Cemetery (Kent County, Rhode Island).
      • West Warwick is located 28 miles [45.1 km] to the east of Scotland.
      • West Warwick is located 28 miles [45.1 km] to the east of Scotland.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Frank 'Monk' Maznicki<6>
    • William Morris Meredith, Jr.     (Poet)
    • Louise Chandler Moulton     (Author)
      • Author. She was born in Pomfret (Connecticut) on Wednesday April 10, 1935 and died in Boston (Massachusetts) on Monday August 10, 1908 at the age of -27. She is buried at Mt. Auburn Cemetery (Middlesex County, Massachusetts).
      • Pomfret is located 15 miles [24.1 km] to the northeast of Scotland.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Louise Chandler Moulton<6>

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

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

  • View Our List ...
    • Hartford, which is the State Capital of Connecticut, lies 31 miles [49.9 km]<1> to the west (W). If you could walk a straight line from Scotland to Hartford, with an average speed<7> 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 324 miles [521.4 km] to the southwest (SW). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take five to six hours, a buggy would take 13 days and walking would take 19 days.
    • The shortest distance<8> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 5,573 miles [8,968.9 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<9>
    • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 6,279 miles [10,105.1 km] and it lies to the east northeast (ENE).<10>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 4,155 miles [6,686.8 km] and it lies to the east northeast (ENE).<11>

Other Roadside Stops ...

The Communities of Connecticut

About Windham County

About Connecticut

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Scotland. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 41.6985, Longitude: -72.0825    
<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 Scotland 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>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 Scotland, 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 Scotland 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 304.681 degrees.
<10>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 300.254 degrees.
<11>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 301.359 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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