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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 Seymour, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Seymour 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 Seymour:
    • 41.396192, -73.074625
    • 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 Seymour
  • 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 Seymour ...

We have found 22 communities that share the name Seymour.

Within Connecticut, the name Seymour is unique.

Beyond Connecticut, we know of another 22 communities that are located throughout in the United States and Canada. Of these 22 communities, 21 are located in the United States and one is in Canada.

  • Communities Elsewhere In North America ...
    • Alabama
      • Bibb County
      • This Seymour is located in Bibb County and lies 954 miles [1,535.3 km]<1> to the west southwest of the Seymour that is located in New Haven County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Seymour
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Bibb County community of Seymour.
    • Arkansas
      • Craighead 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 Arkansas community of Seymour [Craighead County].
    • Georgia
      • Jackson 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 Georgia community of Seymour [Jackson County].
      • Putnam 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 Georgia community of Seymour [Putnam County].
    • Illinois
      • Champaign County
      • This Seymour is located in Champaign County and lies 806 miles [1,297.1 km]<1> to the west of the Seymour that is located in New Haven County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Seymour
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Champaign County community of Seymour.
    • Indiana
      • Jackson County
      • This Seymour is located in Jackson County and lies 696 miles [1,120.1 km]<1> to the west of the Seymour that is located in New Haven County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Seymour
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Jackson County community of Seymour.
    • Iowa
      • Wayne County
      • This Seymour is located in Wayne County and lies 1,042 miles [1,676.9 km]<1> to the west of the Seymour that is located in New Haven County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Seymour
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Wayne County community of Seymour.
    • Kansas
      • Rush 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 Kansas community of Seymour [Rush County].
    • Kentucky
      • Hart County
      • This Seymour is located in Hart County and lies 739 miles [1,189.3 km]<1> to the west southwest of the Seymour that is located in New Haven County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Seymour
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Hart County community of Seymour.
    • Michigan
      • 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 Michigan community of Seymour [Kent County].
    • Missouri
      • Webster County
      • This Seymour is located in Webster County and lies 1,090 miles [1,754.2 km]<1> to the west of the Seymour that is located in New Haven County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Seymour
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Webster County community of Seymour.
    • Nebraska
      • Douglas 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 Nebraska community of Seymour [Douglas County].
    • Nevada
      • Nye County
      • This community is historic<3> and although located in Nye County, we don't know where within the county.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Nye County community of Seymour.
    • North Dakota
      • Richland 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 North Dakota community of Seymour [Richland County].
    • Ontario
      • 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 Ontario community of Seymour.
    • Tennessee
      • Sevier County
      • This Seymour is located in Sevier County and lies 687 miles [1,105.6 km]<1> to the west southwest of the Seymour that is located in New Haven County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Seymour
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Sevier County community of Seymour.
    • Texas
      • Baylor County
      • This Seymour is located in Baylor County and lies 1,525 miles [2,454.2 km]<1> to the west southwest of the Seymour that is located in New Haven County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Seymour
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Baylor County community of Seymour.
      • Hopkins 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 Texas community of Seymour [Hopkins County].
    • West Virginia
      • Lewis 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 West Virginia community of Seymour [Lewis County].
      • Mineral County
      • This Seymour is located in Mineral County and lies 326 miles [524.6 km]<1> to the west southwest of the Seymour that is located in New Haven County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Seymour
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Mineral County community of Seymour.
    • Wisconsin
      • Eau Claire County
      • This Seymour is located in Eau Claire County and lies 952 miles [1,532.1 km]<1> to the west northwest of the Seymour that is located in New Haven County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Seymour
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Eau Claire County community of Seymour.
      • Outagamie County
      • This Seymour is located in Outagamie County and lies 799 miles [1,285.9 km] to the west northwest of the Seymour that is located in New Haven County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Seymour
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Outagamie County community of Seymour.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Seymour ...

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.

  • Bethany [New Haven County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bethany
    • Bethany [New Haven County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the northeast of Seymour
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Bethany have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bethany
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Bethany<5>
  • Centerville [New Haven County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Centerville
    • Centerville [New Haven County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the east of Seymour
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Centerville have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Centerville
  • Derby [New Haven County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Derby
    • Derby [New Haven County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the south of Seymour
    • Estimated population in 2019: 12,339 people
    • Former name for Derby:
    • Birmingham
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Derby
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Derby<5>
  • Highwood [New Haven County] - Historic
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Highwood
    • Highwood [New Haven County] was located 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the southeast of Seymour
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Highwood have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
  • Continue List   (10 more) ...
    • Kettletown [New Haven County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Kettletown
      • Kettletown [New Haven County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the northwest of Seymour
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Kettletown have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Kettletown
    • Mountaincrest [New Haven County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mountaincrest
      • Mountaincrest [New Haven County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the northeast of Seymour
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Mountaincrest have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mountaincrest
    • Orange [New Haven County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Orange
      • Orange [New Haven County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the south of Seymour
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Orange have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Orange
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Orange<5>
    • Pine Bridge [New Haven County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pine Bridge
      • Pine Bridge [New Haven County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the north of Seymour
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pine Bridge
    • Prospect [New Haven County]
    • Quaker Farms [New Haven County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Quaker Farms
      • Quaker Farms [New Haven County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the northwest of Seymour
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Quaker Farms have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Quaker Farms
    • Spring Glen [New Haven County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Spring Glen
      • Spring Glen [New Haven County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the east of Seymour
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Spring Glen have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Spring Glen
    • Straitsville [New Haven County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Straitsville
      • Straitsville [New Haven County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the north of Seymour
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Straitsville have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Straitsville
    • Sunnyside [Fairfield County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sunnyside
      • Sunnyside [Fairfield County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the south of Seymour
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Sunnyside have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sunnyside
    • Union City [New Haven County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Union City
      • Union City [New Haven County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the north of Seymour
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Union City

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 Seymour. 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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    • 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 19 miles [30.6 km] to the north of Seymour.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Peter William Appleton<6>
    • 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 21 miles [33.8 km] to the east of Seymour.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Humbert Allen Astredo<6>
    • 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.
      • Norwalk is located 26 miles [41.8 km] to the southwest of Seymour.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Faith Baldwin<6>
    • John Joseph 'Jack' Barry     (Major League Baseball)
      • Major League Baseball. He was born in Meriden (Connecticut) on Tueday April 26, 1887 and died in Shrewsbury (Massachusetts) on Sunday April 23, 1961 at the age of 74. He is buried at Sacred Heart Cemetery (New Haven County, Connecticut).
      • Meriden is located 17 miles [27.4 km] to the northeast of Seymour.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: John Joseph 'Jack' Barry<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 18 miles [29 km] to the northwest of Seymour.
      • Bloomfield is located 18 miles [29 km] to the northwest of Seymour.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: James Goodwin Batterson<6>
    • 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 11 miles [17.7 km] to the east of Seymour.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Charles Austin Beard<6>
    • 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 11 miles [17.7 km] to the east of Seymour.
      • North Haven is located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the east of Seymour.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Frank Beisler<6>
    • 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 10 miles [16.1 km] to the southeast of Seymour.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Marian Bergeron<6>
    • Ernest Borgnine     (Oscar winning actor)
      • Oscar winning actor. He was born in Hamden (Connecticut) on Wednesday January 24, 1917 and died in Los Angeles (California) on Sunday July 8, 2012 at the age of 95.
      • Hamden is located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the east of Seymour.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Ernest Borgnine<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 28 miles [45.1 km] to the north of Seymour.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: John Brown<6>
    • Dave Brubeck     (Composer, pianist)
      • Composer, pianist. He was born in Concord (California) on Monday December 6, 1920 and died in Norwalk (Connecticut) on Wednesday December 5, 2012 at the age of 92.
      • Norwalk is located 26 miles [41.8 km] to the southwest of Seymour.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Dave Brubeck<6>
    • George W. Bush     (43rd President of the US (2001 - 2009))
      • 43rd President of the US (2001 - 2009). He was born in New Haven (Connecticut) on Saturday July 6, 1946
      • New Haven is located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the southeast of Seymour.
    • Al Capp     (Cartoonist)
      • Cartoonist. He was born in New Haven (Connecticut) on Tueday September 28, 1909 and died in South Hampton (New Hampshire) on Monday November 5, 1979 at the age of 70. He is buried at Mt. Prospect Cemetery (Essex County, Massachusetts).
      • New Haven is located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the southeast of Seymour.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Al Capp<6>

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

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

  • View Our List ...
    • Hartford, which is the State Capital of Connecticut, lies 32 miles [51.5 km]<1> to the northeast (NE). If you could walk a straight line from Seymour 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 271 miles [436.1 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 11 days and walking would take 16 days.
    • The shortest distance<8> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 5,627 miles [9,055.8 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<9>
    • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 6,334 miles [10,193.6 km] and it lies to the east northeast (ENE).<10>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 4,210 miles [6,775.3 km] and it lies to the east northeast (ENE).<11>

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The official website for Seymour: www.seymourct.org/

The official website for State of Connecticut: https://portal.ct.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a '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- Seymour) 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 Seymour. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Seymour

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Seymour. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 41.3962, Longitude: -73.0746    
<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 Seymour 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 Seymour, 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 Seymour 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 305.311 degrees.
<10>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 300.915 degrees.
<11>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 301.942 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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