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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 Sherman, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Sherman 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 Sherman:
    • 41.579538, -73.495679
    • 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 Sherman
  • 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 Sherman ...

We have found five communities that share the name Sherman.

Within Connecticut, the name Sherman is unique.

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

  • Communities Elsewhere In North America ...
    • New York
      • Chautauqua County
      • This Sherman is located in Chautauqua County and lies 315 miles [506.9 km]<1> to the west of the Sherman that is located in Fairfield County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sherman
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Chautauqua County community of Sherman.
    • Wisconsin
      • Clark County
      • This Sherman is located in Clark County and lies 876 miles [1,409.8 km]<1> to the west northwest of the Sherman that is located in Fairfield County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sherman
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Clark County community of Sherman.
      • Dunn County
      • This Sherman is located in Dunn County and lies 955 miles [1,536.9 km] to the west northwest of the Sherman that is located in Fairfield County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sherman
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Dunn County community of Sherman.
      • Iron County
      • This Sherman is located in Iron County and lies 880 miles [1,416.2 km] to the west northwest of the Sherman that is located in Fairfield County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sherman
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Iron County community of Sherman.
      • Sheboygan County
      • This Sherman is located in Sheboygan County and lies 748 miles [1,203.8 km] to the west northwest of the Sherman that is located in Fairfield County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sherman
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Sheboygan County community of Sherman.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Sherman ...

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.

  • Birch Groves [Litchfield County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Birch Groves
    • Birch Groves [Litchfield County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the southeast of Sherman
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Birch Groves have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Birch Groves
  • Bulls Bridge [Litchfield County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bulls Bridge
    • Bulls Bridge [Litchfield County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the north of Sherman
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Bulls Bridge have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bulls Bridge
  • Chimney Point [Litchfield County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Chimney Point
    • Chimney Point [Litchfield County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the southeast of Sherman
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Chimney Point
  • Dogtail Corners [Dutchess County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Dogtail Corners
    • Dogtail Corners [Dutchess County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the north of Sherman
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Dogtail Corners
  • Continue List   (5 more) ...
    • Hickory Haven [Litchfield County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hickory Haven
      • Hickory Haven [Litchfield County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the northeast of Sherman
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hickory Haven have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hickory Haven
    • Joyceland [Fairfield County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Joyceland
      • Joyceland [Fairfield County] was located 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the south of Sherman
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Joyceland have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Lanesville [Litchfield County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lanesville
      • Lanesville [Litchfield County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the southeast of Sherman
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lanesville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lanesville
    • Lower Merryall [Litchfield County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lower Merryall
      • Lower Merryall [Litchfield County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the northeast of Sherman
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lower Merryall have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lower Merryall
    • Quaker Hill [Dutchess County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Quaker Hill
      • Quaker Hill [Dutchess County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the west of Sherman
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Quaker Hill have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Quaker Hill

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 Sherman. 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 25 miles [40.2 km] to the east of Sherman.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Peter William Appleton<3>
    • Timothy Shay Arthur     (Author)
      • Author. He was born in Newburgh (New York) on Thursday June 22, 1809 and died in Philadelphia (Pennsylvania) on Friday March 6, 1885 at the age of 75. He is buried at Woodlands Cemetery (Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania).
      • Newburgh is located 27 miles [43.5 km] to the west of Sherman.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Timothy Shay Arthur<3>
    • 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 15 miles [24.1 km] to the east of Sherman.
      • Bloomfield is located 15 miles [24.1 km] to the east of Sherman.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: James Goodwin Batterson<3>
    • Ann Blyth     (Oscar nominated actress)
      • Oscar nominated actress. She was born in Mount Kisco (New York) on Thursday August 16, 1928
      • Mount Kisco is located 28 miles [45.1 km] to the southwest of Sherman.
    • 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 25 miles [40.2 km] to the northeast of Sherman.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: John Brown<3>
    • James Cagney     (Oscar winning actor)
      • Oscar winning actor. He was born in New York (New York) on Monday July 17, 1899 and died in Stanfordville (New York) on Sunday March 30, 1986 at the age of 86. He is buried at Gate of Heaven Cemetery (Westchester County, New York).
      • Stanfordville is located 22 miles [35.4 km] to the northwest of Sherman.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: James Cagney<3>
    • Bliss Carman     (Poet)
      • Poet. He was born in Fredericton (New Brunswick) on Monday April 15, 1861 and died in New Canaan (Connecticut) on Saturday June 8, 1929 at the age of 68. He is buried at Forest Hill Cemetery (York County, New Brunswick).
      • New Canaan is located 29 miles [46.7 km] to the south of Sherman.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Bliss Carman<3>
    • Joe Colombo     (Crime figure)
      • Crime figure. He was born in New York (New York) on Saturday June 16, 1923 and died in Newburgh (New York) on Monday May 22, 1978 at the age of 54. He is buried at St. John RC Cemetery (Queens County, New York).
      • Newburgh is located 27 miles [43.5 km] to the west of Sherman.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Joe Colombo<3>
    • Elmer Nathan 'Al' Corwin     (Major League Baseball)
      • Major League Baseball. He was born in Newburgh (New York) on Friday December 3, 1926 and died in Geneva (Illinois) on Thursday October 23, 2003 at the age of 76. He is buried at River Hills Memorial Park (Kane County, Illinois).
      • Newburgh is located 27 miles [43.5 km] to the west of Sherman.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Elmer Nathan 'Al' Corwin<3>
    • Robert Edward 'Bob' Crane     (Actor)
    • James Douglas     (Actor)
      • Actor. He was born in Los Angeles (California) on Monday May 20, 1929 and died in Bethlehem (Connecticut) on Saturday March 5, 2016 at the age of 86.
      • Bethlehem is located 15 miles [24.1 km] to the east of Sherman.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: James Douglas<3>
    • Andrew Jackson Downing     (Architect)
      • Architect. He was born in Newburgh (New York) on Tueday October 31, 1815 and died in Riverdale (New York) on Wednesday July 28, 1852 at the age of 36. He is buried at Cedar Hill Cemetery (Orange County, New York).
      • Newburgh is located 27 miles [43.5 km] to the west of Sherman.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Andrew Jackson Downing<3>
    • Geraldine Farrar     (Opera singer)
      • Opera singer. She was born in Melrose (Massachusetts) on Tueday February 28, 1882 and died in Ridgefield (Connecticut) on Saturday March 11, 1967 at the age of 85. She is buried at Kensico Cemetery (Westchester County, New York).
      • Ridgefield is located 19 miles [30.6 km] to the south of Sherman.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Geraldine Farrar<3>

How Far From Sherman to ...

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

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

  • View Our List ...
    • Hartford, which is the State Capital of Connecticut, lies 44 miles [70.8 km]<1> to the east northeast (ENE). If you could walk a straight line from Sherman to Hartford, with an average speed<4> 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 most of two days.
    • The White House (Washington, DC) is 262 miles [421.6 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<5> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 5,637 miles [9,071.9 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<6>
    • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 6,346 miles [10,212.9 km] and it lies to the east northeast (ENE).<7>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 4,222 miles [6,794.7 km] and it lies to the east northeast (ENE).<8>

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Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Sherman. 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 from Point A (ie- Sherman) 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 Sherman. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Sherman

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Sherman. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 41.5795, Longitude: -73.4957       In this case, the coordinates for Sherman have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<2>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.
<3>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.
<4>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.
<5>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 Sherman to the Middle East to be East and South, the Great Circle Route actually lies to the North and East.
<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Jerusalem is 305.54 degrees.
<7>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 301.204 degrees.
<8>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 302.043 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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