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Welcome to Sharon ...

Sharon is located in Litchfield County<1>.

When the people of Sharon refer to themselves (known as a demonym), they frequently use Sharonite<2>

Sharon is 700 feet [213 m] above sea level.<3>.

Time Zone: Sharon lies in the Eastern Time Zone (EST/EDT) and observes daylight saving time

The telephone area code for Sharon: (860)

The ZIP code for Sharon: 06069<4>

Adding Sharon to Our Gazetteer ...

As we work on our Gazetteer, we occasionally find mention of a community that is new to us. When we find such a community, we add it to our Gazetteer with the hope of adding more information in the future.

We originally found mention of Sharon in both the FIPS-55 and the GNIS. For more information, see the FIPS and GNIS Codes sections on our Miscellaneous Page.

In addition, we also found mention of Sharon elsewhere: The earliest book where we found it mentioned was in the Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).

For more details about the above, see References and Mentions for Sharon on our Genealogy Page.

Communities Also Named Sharon ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 55 communities that are also named Sharon - they are located in California, Florida, Georgia (2), Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa (3), Kansas (2), Kentucky (2), Louisiana, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi (2), Missouri (2), New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York (2), North Carolina (5), North Dakota, Ohio (5), Oklahoma, Ontario (2), Pennsylvania, South Carolina (2), Tennessee (2), Texas (2), Vermont, Virginia, Washington (2), West Virginia (2) and Wisconsin.

For more information, see our Tidbits & Trivia Page for Sharon.

Communities near Sharon ...

We have created a list of 10 communities that are near Sharon.

  • Torrington [Litchfield County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Torrington
    • Torrington [Litchfield County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<5> to the east of Sharon
    • Estimated population in 2019: 34,044 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Torrington
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Torrington<6>
  • New Milford [Litchfield County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for New Milford
    • New Milford [Litchfield County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<5> to the south of Sharon
    • Estimated population in 2019: 26,805 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for New Milford have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on New Milford
  • Winchester [Litchfield County]
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    • Winchester [Litchfield County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<5> to the east of Sharon
    • Estimated population in 2019: 10,604 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Winchester have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Winchester
  • Pleasant Valley [Dutchess County]
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    • Pleasant Valley [Dutchess County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<5> to the southwest of Sharon
    • Estimated population in 2019: 9,685 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Pleasant Valley have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pleasant Valley
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Dover [Dutchess County]
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      • Dover [Dutchess County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<5> to the south of Sharon
      • Estimated population in 2019: 8,344 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Dover have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Dover
    • Union Vale [Dutchess County]
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      • Union Vale [Dutchess County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<5> to the southwest of Sharon
      • Estimated population in 2019: 4,606 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Union Vale have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Union Vale
    • Washington [Dutchess County]
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      • Washington [Dutchess County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<5> to the southwest of Sharon
      • Estimated population in 2019: 4,604 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Washington have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Washington
    • Amenia [Dutchess County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Amenia
      • Amenia [Dutchess County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<5> to the southwest of Sharon
      • Estimated population in 2019: 4,399 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Amenia have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Amenia
    • Clinton [Dutchess County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Clinton
      • Clinton [Dutchess County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<5> to the west of Sharon
      • Estimated population in 2019: 4,236 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Clinton have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Clinton
    • Stanford [Dutchess County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Stanford
      • Stanford [Dutchess County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<5> to the west of Sharon
      • Estimated population in 2019: 3,740 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Stanford have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Stanford

To Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.

We created a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Sharon. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Sharon.

Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Sharon. Our list includes information such as whether the 1895 community had a post office or railroad service. See our List of 1890's Communities around Sharon.

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Sharon. See our Newspapers Page for Sharon.

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Sharon ...

Looking for more information about Sharon? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you can read an overview with links that will help you find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

In addition to the Tourism page for Sharon, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Sharon.

Other Roadside Stops ...

Communities in Connecticut

About Litchfield County

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Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Sharon. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

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

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of Connecticut's counties, including Litchfield, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>A demonym is the name for a resident of a community which is usually derived from (or is related to) the name of that community. In other words, it's how the residents of Sharon refer to themselves. It's important to note that there aren't any rules for taking a community's name and turning it into a demonym. A demonym is informal and while the majority of Sharon may use one name, keep in mind that others may use something different.
<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Sharon - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<4>ZIP Codes have been created by the United States Postal Service (USPS) as a way of grouping addresses to make delivery more efficient. The boundaries of the ZIP Code can be changed, re-assigned, eliminated or overlapped with other ZIP Codes. So keep in mind that any given ZIP Code is only 'loosely' associated with a community (such as Sharon). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Sharon or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).
<5>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 from Point A (ie- Sharon) 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 Sharon. 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 Sharon

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Sharon. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 41.8793, Longitude: -73.4769    
<6>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<7>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.






















 

 

 

 

 


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