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

  • Weather ...
  • 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 Sound View:
    • 41.288987, -72.287581
    • 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 Sound View
  • 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

Curious and Interesting Names Near Sound View ...

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.

  • Cornfield Park [Middlesex County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cornfield Park
    • Cornfield Park [Middlesex County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the west of Sound View
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cornfield Park have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cornfield Park
  • Crescent Beach [New London County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Crescent Beach
    • Crescent Beach [New London County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the northeast of Sound View
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Crescent Beach have been provided by the GNIS.<2> 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 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the east of Sound View
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Crescent Park have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Crescent Park
  • Floral Park [Middlesex County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Floral Park
    • Floral Park [Middlesex County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the northwest of Sound View
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Floral Park have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Floral Park
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    • Giants Neck [New London County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Giants Neck
      • Giants Neck [New London County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the east of Sound View
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Giants Neck have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Giants Neck
    • Hawks Nest Beach [New London County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hawks Nest Beach
      • Hawks Nest Beach [New London County] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the southeast of Sound View
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hawks Nest Beach have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hawks Nest Beach
    • Laysville [New London County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Laysville
      • Laysville [New London County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the north of Sound View
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Laysville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Laysville
    • Lyme Station [New London County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lyme Station
      • Lyme Station [New London County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the northwest of Sound View
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lyme Station have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lyme Station
    • Old Lyme [New London County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Old Lyme
      • Old Lyme [New London County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the northwest of Sound View
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Old Lyme have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Old Lyme
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Old Lyme<3>
    • Old Lyme Shores [New London County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Old Lyme Shores
      • Old Lyme Shores [New London County] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the east of Sound View
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Old Lyme Shores have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Old Lyme Shores
    • Plum Bank Beach [Middlesex County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Plum Bank Beach
      • Plum Bank Beach [Middlesex County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the west of Sound View
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Plum Bank Beach
    • Town Landing [New London County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Town Landing
      • Town Landing [New London County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the west of Sound View
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Town Landing have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Town Landing

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 Sound View. 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.

  • View Our List ...
    • 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 20 miles [32.2 km] to the west of Sound View.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Humbert Allen Astredo<4>
    • Richard Barthelmess     (Oscar nominated actor)
      • Oscar nominated actor. He was born in New York (New York) on Thursday May 9, 1895 and died in Southampton (New York) on Saturday August 17, 1963 at the age of 68. He is buried at Ferncliff Cemetery (Westchester County, New York).
      • Southampton is located 28 miles [45.1 km] to the south of Sound View.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Richard Barthelmess<4>
    • 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 10 miles [16.1 km] to the northeast of Sound View.
      • New London is located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the northeast of Sound View.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Mary Lydia Bolles Branch<4>
    • 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 8 miles [12.9 km] to the west of Sound View.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Art Carney<4>
    • 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).
      • Hartford is located 39 miles [62.8 km] to the northwest of Sound View.
      • Greenport is located 13 miles [20.9 km] to the south of Sound View.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Frederic Edwin Church<4>
    • 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 29 miles [46.7 km] to the north of Sound View.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Eileen Farrell<4>
    • 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 Sound View.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: William Gaddis<4>
    • Vitas Gerulaitis     (Professional tennis)
      • Professional tennis. He was born in Brooklyn (New York) on Monday July 26, 1954 and died in Southampton (New York) on Saturday September 17, 1994 at the age of 40. He is buried at St. Charles RC Cemetery (Suffolk County, New York).
      • Southampton is located 28 miles [45.1 km] to the south of Sound View.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Vitas Gerulaitis<4>
    • 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 19 miles [30.6 km] to the northeast of Sound View.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Gladys Hurlbut<4>
    • John Kennedy     (Actor)
      • Actor. He was born in Worcester (Massachusetts) on Tueday February 17, 1914 and died in Branford (Connecticut) on Friday January 5, 1990 at the age of 75. He is buried at Woodlawn Cemetery (Annapolis County, Nova Scotia).
      • Branford is located 27 miles [43.5 km] to the west of Sound View.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: John Kennedy<4>
    • Jackie Kennedy     (Wife and First Lady to the Presidency of John F. Kennedy (1961 - 1964))
      • Wife and First Lady to the Presidency of John F. Kennedy (1961 - 1964). She was born in Southampton (New York) on Sunday July 28, 1929 and died in New York (New York) on Thursday May 19, 1994 at the age of 64. She is buried at Arlington National Cemetery (Arlington County, Virginia).
      • Southampton is located 28 miles [45.1 km] to the south of Sound View.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Jackie Kennedy<4>
    • 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 13 miles [20.9 km] to the south of Sound View.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Winnie Lightner<4>

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

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

  • View Our List ...
    • Hartford, which is the State Capital of Connecticut, lies 39 miles [62.8 km]<1> to the north northwest (NNW). If you could walk a straight line from Sound View to Hartford, with an average speed<5> 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 300 miles [482.8 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 17 days.
    • The shortest distance<6> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 5,598 miles [9,009.1 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<7>
    • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 6,302 miles [10,142.1 km] and it lies to the east northeast (ENE).<8>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 4,179 miles [6,725.4 km] and it lies to the east northeast (ENE).<9>

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Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Sound View. 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' distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Sound View) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Sound View. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 41.2890, Longitude: -72.2876       In this case, the coordinates for Sound View 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>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<4>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.
<5>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.
<6>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 Sound View to the Middle East to be East and South, the Great Circle Route actually lies to the North and East.
<7>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Jerusalem is 304.856 degrees.
<8>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 300.385 degrees.
<9>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 301.648 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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