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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 Shelton, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Shelton 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 Shelton:
    • 41.305908, -73.138250
    • 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 Shelton
  • 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 Shelton ...

We have found twelve communities that share the name Shelton.

Within Connecticut, the name Shelton is unique.

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

  • Communities Elsewhere In North America ...
    • Colorado
      • Otero County
      • This Shelton is located in Otero County and lies 1,625 miles [2,615.2 km]<1> to the west of the Shelton that is located in Fairfield County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Shelton
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Otero County community of Shelton.
    • Idaho
      • Jefferson 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 Idaho community of Shelton [Jefferson County].
    • Kansas
      • Wabaunsee 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 Shelton [Wabaunsee County].
    • Kentucky
      • Webster County
      • This Shelton is located in Webster County and lies 821 miles [1,321.3 km]<1> to the west southwest of the Shelton that is located in Fairfield County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Shelton
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Webster County community of Shelton.
    • Mississippi
      • Jones County
      • This Shelton is located in Jones County and lies 1,124 miles [1,808.9 km]<1> to the west southwest of the Shelton that is located in Fairfield County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Shelton
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Jones County community of Shelton.
    • Nebraska
      • Buffalo County
      • This Shelton is located in Buffalo County and lies 1,328 miles [2,137.2 km]<1> to the west of the Shelton that is located in Fairfield County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Shelton
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Buffalo County community of Shelton.
    • North Carolina
      • Caswell County
      • This Shelton is located in Caswell County and lies 472 miles [759.6 km]<1> to the southwest of the Shelton that is located in Fairfield County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Shelton
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Caswell County community of Shelton.
    • South Carolina
      • Fairfield County
      • This Shelton is located in Fairfield County and lies 651 miles [1,047.7 km]<1> to the southwest of the Shelton that is located in Fairfield County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Shelton
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Fairfield County community of Shelton.
    • Virginia
      • Nelson 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 Virginia community of Shelton [Nelson County].
      • Virginia Beach City
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information. For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Virginia community of Shelton [Virginia Beach City].
    • Washington
      • Mason County
      • This Shelton is located in Mason County and lies 2,461 miles [3,960.6 km]<1> to the west northwest of the Shelton that is located in Fairfield County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Shelton
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Mason County community of Shelton.
    • West Virginia
      • Clay County
      • This Shelton is located in Clay County and lies 470 miles [756.4 km]<1> to the west southwest of the Shelton that is located in Fairfield County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Shelton
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Clay County community of Shelton.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Shelton ...

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.

  • Derby [New Haven County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Derby
    • Derby [New Haven County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the northeast of Shelton
    • 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<3>
  • Huntingtown [Fairfield County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Huntingtown
    • Huntingtown [Fairfield County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the northwest of Shelton
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Huntingtown have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Huntingtown
  • Long Hill [Fairfield County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Long Hill
    • Long Hill [Fairfield County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the southwest of Shelton
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Long Hill have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Long Hill
  • Orange [New Haven County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Orange
    • Orange [New Haven County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the east of Shelton
    • 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<3>
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    • Ox Hill [Fairfield County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ox Hill
      • Ox Hill [Fairfield County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the southwest of Shelton
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Ox Hill have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ox Hill
    • Pecks Mill [Fairfield County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pecks Mill
      • Pecks Mill [Fairfield County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the south of Shelton
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Pecks Mill have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pecks Mill
    • Pine Rock Park [Fairfield County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pine Rock Park
      • Pine Rock Park [Fairfield County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the southeast of Shelton
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Pine Rock Park have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pine Rock Park
    • Quaker Farms [New Haven County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Quaker Farms
      • Quaker Farms [New Haven County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the north of Shelton
      • 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
    • Rock Raymond [Fairfield County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rock Raymond
      • Rock Raymond [Fairfield County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the west of Shelton
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Rock Raymond have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rock Raymond
    • Silver Beach [New Haven County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Silver Beach
      • Silver Beach [New Haven County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the southeast of Shelton
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Silver Beach have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Silver Beach
    • Sunnyside [Fairfield County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sunnyside
      • Sunnyside [Fairfield County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the east of Shelton
      • 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
    • Walnut Beach [New Haven County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Walnut Beach
      • Walnut Beach [New Haven County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the south of Shelton
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Walnut Beach have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Walnut Beach

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 Shelton. 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 26 miles [41.8 km] to the north of Shelton.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Peter William Appleton<5>
    • 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 23 miles [37 km] to the east of Shelton.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Humbert Allen Astredo<5>
    • 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 19 miles [30.6 km] to the southwest of Shelton.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Faith Baldwin<5>
    • 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 23 miles [37 km] to the northeast of Shelton.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: John Joseph 'Jack' Barry<5>
    • 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 23 miles [37 km] to the north of Shelton.
      • Bloomfield is located 23 miles [37 km] to the north of Shelton.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: James Goodwin Batterson<5>
    • 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 15 miles [24.1 km] to the northeast of Shelton.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Charles Austin Beard<5>
    • 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 15 miles [24.1 km] to the northeast of Shelton.
      • North Haven is located 15 miles [24.1 km] to the northeast of Shelton.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Frank Beisler<5>
    • 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 9 miles [14.5 km] to the east of Shelton.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Marian Bergeron<5>
    • Sydney Barton Booth     (Actor)
      • Actor. He was born in Boston (Massachusetts) on Wednesday January 29, 1873 and died in Stamford (Connecticut) on Friday February 5, 1937 at the age of 64. He is buried at Rosedale Cemetery (Essex County, Massachusetts).
      • Stamford is located 27 miles [43.5 km] to the southwest of Shelton.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Sydney Barton Booth<5>
    • Solon Hannibal Borglum     (Artist)
      • Artist. He was born in Ogden (Utah) on Tueday December 22, 1868 and died in Stamford (Connecticut) on Tueday January 31, 1922 at the age of 53. He is buried at Silvermine Cemetery (Fairfield County, Connecticut).
      • Stamford is located 27 miles [43.5 km] to the southwest of Shelton.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Solon Hannibal Borglum<5>
    • 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 13 miles [20.9 km] to the northeast of Shelton.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Ernest Borgnine<5>
    • 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 19 miles [30.6 km] to the southwest of Shelton.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Dave Brubeck<5>
    • William Frank Buckley     (Author, conservative commentator)
      • Author, conservative commentator. He was born in New York (New York) on Tueday November 24, 1925 and died in Stamford (Connecticut) on Wednesday February 27, 2008 at the age of 82. He is buried at St. Bernard Cemetery (Litchfield County, Connecticut).
      • Stamford is located 27 miles [43.5 km] to the southwest of Shelton.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: William Frank Buckley<5>

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

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

  • View Our List ...
    • Hartford, which is the State Capital of Connecticut, lies 39 miles [62.8 km]<1> to the northeast (NE). If you could walk a straight line from Shelton to Hartford, with an average speed<6> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take over two 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 264 miles [424.9 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 15 days.
    • The shortest distance<7> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 5,633 miles [9,065.4 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<8>
    • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 6,340 miles [10,203.2 km] and it lies to the east northeast (ENE).<9>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 4,216 miles [6,785 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 Shelton. 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 obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Shelton) 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 Shelton. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Shelton

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Shelton. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 41.3059, Longitude: -73.1382       In this case, the coordinates for Shelton 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 Bird Creek to see Pete ... Bird 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 Shelton 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>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<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>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 Shelton 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 305.36 degrees.
<9>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 300.955 degrees.
<10>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 302.013 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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