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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 Seaside, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Seaside and the surrounding area.

  • 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 Seaside:
    • 41.303987, -72.128966
    • 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 Seaside
  • 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 Seaside ...

We have found ten communities that share the name Seaside.

Within Connecticut, the name Seaside is unique.

Beyond Connecticut, we know of another ten communities that are located throughout in the United States.

  • Communities Elsewhere In North America ...
    • Alaska
      • This community is historichttp://www.waymarking.com/wm/search.aspx?f=1&lat=41.303987&lon=-72.128966&t=6 and we have little information. For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for Seaside.
    • California
      • Monterey County
      • This Seaside is located in Monterey County and lies 2,652 miles [4,268 km]<1> to the west of the Seaside that is located in New London County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Seaside
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Monterey County community of Seaside.
    • Florida
      • Hillsborough 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 Florida community of Seaside [Hillsborough County].
      • Monroe 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 Florida community of Seaside [Monroe County].
      • Walton County
      • This Seaside is located in Walton County and lies 1,088 miles [1,751 km]<1> to the southwest of the Seaside that is located in New London County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Seaside
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Walton County community of Seaside.
    • New York
      • Queens County
      • This Seaside is located in Queens County and lies 101 miles [162.5 km]<1> to the west southwest of the Seaside that is located in New London County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Seaside
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Queens County community of Seaside.
      • Richmond County
      • This Seaside is located in Richmond County and lies 119 miles [191.5 km] to the west southwest of the Seaside that is located in New London County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Seaside
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Richmond County community of Seaside.
    • North Carolina
      • Brunswick County
      • This Seaside is located in Brunswick County and lies 618 miles [994.6 km]<1> to the southwest of the Seaside that is located in New London County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Seaside
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Brunswick County community of Seaside.
    • Oregon
      • Clatsop County
      • This Seaside is located in Clatsop County and lies 2,562 miles [4,123.1 km]<1> to the west northwest of the Seaside that is located in New London County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Seaside
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Clatsop County community of Seaside.
    • South Carolina
      • Charleston County
      • This Seaside is located in Charleston County and lies 732 miles [1,178 km]<1> to the southwest of the Seaside that is located in New London County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Seaside
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Charleston County community of Seaside.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Seaside ...

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 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the west of Seaside
    • 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 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the west of Seaside
    • 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
  • Eastern Point [New London County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Eastern Point
    • Eastern Point [New London County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the northeast of Seaside
    • Note: We haven't been able to verify our GPS coordinates for Eastern Point. Although the coordinates have been estimated, they should be in the vicinity.<4>
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Eastern Point
  • Fishers Island Ferry [Suffolk County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Fishers Island Ferry
    • Fishers Island Ferry [Suffolk County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the east of Seaside
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Fishers Island Ferry have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Fishers Island Ferry
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    • Graniteville [New London County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Graniteville
      • Graniteville [New London County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the northwest of Seaside
      • 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 north of Seaside
      • 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 west of Seaside
      • 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 less than 2 miles<1> to the northwest of Seaside
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pleasure Beach
    • Sandy Point [New London County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sandy Point
      • Sandy Point [New London County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the northwest of Seaside
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Sandy Point have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sandy Point
    • Trails Corner [New London County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Trails Corner
      • Trails Corner [New London County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the northeast of Seaside
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Trails Corner have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Trails Corner

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 Seaside. 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 28 miles [45.1 km] to the west of Seaside.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Humbert Allen Astredo<5>
    • 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 3 miles [4.8 km] to the northeast of Seaside.
      • New London is located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the northeast of Seaside.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Mary Lydia Bolles Branch<5>
    • 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 16 miles [25.7 km] to the west of Seaside.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Art Carney<5>
    • 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).
      • Greenport is located 18 miles [29 km] to the southwest of Seaside.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Frederic Edwin Church<5>
    • 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 28 miles [45.1 km] to the north of Seaside.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Eileen Farrell<5>
    • 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 23 miles [37 km] to the south of Seaside.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: William Gaddis<5>
    • 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 15 miles [24.1 km] to the north of Seaside.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Gladys Hurlbut<5>
    • 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 18 miles [29 km] to the southwest of Seaside.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Winnie Lightner<5>
    • 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 3 miles [4.8 km] to the northeast of Seaside.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Harold Loeb<5>
    • James Ellsworth 'Jim' Lowe     (Singer, songwriter)
    • William Morris Meredith, Jr.     (Poet)
    • James O'Neill     (Actor)
      • Actor. He was born in Kilkenny (Ireland) on Monday November 15, 1847 and died in New London (Connecticut) on Tueday August 10, 1920 at the age of 72. He is buried at St. Mary Cemetery (New London County, Connecticut).
      • New London is located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the northeast of Seaside.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: James O'Neill<5>

How Far From Seaside to ...

We spend a lot of time looking through Gazetteers, Almanacs & Directories that were published in the late 1800's and early 1900's. Many of the Gazetteers include the distance from a community such as Seaside to various places of note, such as the White House.

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

  • View Our List ...
    • Hartford, which is the State Capital of Connecticut, lies 43 miles [69.2 km]<1> to the northwest (NW). If you could walk a straight line from Seaside to Hartford, with an average speed<6> 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 just about two full days.
    • The White House (Washington, DC) is 307 miles [494.1 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<7> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 5,590 miles [8,996.2 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<8>
    • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 6,295 miles [10,130.8 km] and it lies to the east northeast (ENE).<9>
    • 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).<10>

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Off-the-Road Links ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Seaside. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 41.3040, Longitude: -72.1290       In this case, the coordinates for Seaside 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 Rock Creek to see Pete ... Rock 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 Seaside 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>An 'estimated' location is one where we have been given GPS coordinates, but are unable to verify the accuracy of those coordinates. That said, we have some confidence that we have placed the marker near the actual location. A typical reason for being unable to verify a location is that it might be on private property or maybe historic and gone without an obvious trace.
<5>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.
<6>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.
<7>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 Seaside to the Middle East to be East and South, the Great Circle Route actually lies to the North and East.
<8>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Jerusalem is 304.76 degrees.
<9>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 300.279 degrees.
<10>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 301.571 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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