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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 South Canaan, we use the following websites to find information relevant to South Canaan 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 South Canaan:
    • 41.961808, -73.334460
    • 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 South Canaan
  • 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 South Canaan ...

We have found two communities that share the name South Canaan.

Within Connecticut, the name South Canaan is unique.

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

  • Communities Elsewhere In North America ...
    • Nova Scotia
      • This South Canaan lies 400 miles [643.7 km]<1> to the east northeast of the South Canaan that is located in Litchfield County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on South Canaan
    • Pennsylvania
      • Wayne County
      • This South Canaan is located in Wayne County and lies 111 miles [178.6 km]<1> to the west southwest of the South Canaan that is located in Litchfield County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on South Canaan
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Wayne County community of South Canaan.

Curious and Interesting Names Near South Canaan ...

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.

  • Falls Village [Litchfield County]
  • Hammertown [Litchfield County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hammertown
    • Hammertown [Litchfield County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the northwest of South Canaan
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hammertown have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hammertown
  • Huntsville [Litchfield County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Huntsville
    • Huntsville [Litchfield County] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the southeast of South Canaan
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Huntsville have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Huntsville
  • Lakeville [Litchfield County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lakeville
    • Lakeville [Litchfield County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the west of South Canaan
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lakeville have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lakeville
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Lakeville<2>
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    • Lime Rock [Litchfield County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lime Rock
      • Lime Rock [Litchfield County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the southwest of South Canaan
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lime Rock have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lime Rock
    • Lower City [Litchfield County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lower City
      • Lower City [Litchfield County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the southeast of South Canaan
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lower City have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lower City
    • Salisbury [Litchfield County]
    • Sodom [Litchfield County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sodom
      • Sodom [Litchfield County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the north of South Canaan
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Sodom have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sodom
    • Twin Lakes [Litchfield County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Twin Lakes
      • Twin Lakes [Litchfield County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the northwest of South Canaan
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Twin Lakes have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Twin Lakes
    • Yelping Hill [Litchfield County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Yelping Hill
      • Yelping Hill [Litchfield County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the southeast of South Canaan
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Yelping Hill have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Yelping 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 South Canaan. 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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    • Maryanne Amacher     (Composer)
      • Composer. She was born in Kane (Pennsylvania) on Friday February 25, 1938 and died in Rhinebeck (New York) on Thursday October 22, 2009 at the age of 71. She is buried at Montrepose Cemetery (Ulster County, New York).
      • Rhinebeck is located 29 miles [46.7 km] to the west of South Canaan.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Maryanne Amacher<4>
    • 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 southeast of South Canaan.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Peter William Appleton<4>
    • 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 south of South Canaan.
      • Bloomfield is located 23 miles [37 km] to the south of South Canaan.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: James Goodwin Batterson<4>
    • 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 15 miles [24.1 km] to the southeast of South Canaan.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: John Brown<4>
    • 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 20 miles [32.2 km] to the west of South Canaan.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: James Cagney<4>
    • 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 23 miles [37 km] to the south of South Canaan.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: James Douglas<4>
    • William Gibson     (Playwright, author)
      • Playwright, author. He was born in New York (New York) on Friday November 13, 1914 and died in Stockbridge (Massachusetts) on Tueday November 25, 2008 at the age of 94.
      • Stockbridge is located 22 miles [35.4 km] to the north of South Canaan.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: William Gibson<4>
    • Sarah Pratt 'Sally' McLean Greene     (Author)
      • Author. She was born in Simsbury (Connecticut) on Thursday July 3, 1856 and died in Lexington (Massachusetts) on Sunday December 29, 1935 at the age of 79. She is buried at Simsbury Cemetery (Hartford County, Connecticut).
      • Simsbury is located 27 miles [43.5 km] to the east of South Canaan.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Sarah Pratt 'Sally' McLean Greene<4>
    • Mary Hannah Hanchett Hunt     (Social reformer)
    • Collis Huntington     (Railroad tycoon, industrialist)
      • Railroad tycoon, industrialist. He was born in Harwinton (Connecticut) on Monday October 22, 1821 and died in Adirondack (New York) on Monday August 13, 1900 at the age of 78. He is buried at Woodlawn Cemetery (Bronx County, New York).
      • Harwinton is located 19 miles [30.6 km] to the southeast of South Canaan.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Collis Huntington<4>
    • James Merritt Ives     (Lithographer)
      • Lithographer. He was born in Great Barrington (Massachusetts) on Friday March 5, 1824 and died in Rye (New York) on Thursday January 3, 1895 at the age of 70. He is buried at Green - Wood Cemetery (Kings County, New York).
      • Great Barrington is located 16 miles [25.7 km] to the north of South Canaan.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: James Merritt Ives<4>
    • Benson John Lossing     (Author, historian)
      • Author, historian. He was born in Beekman (New York) on Friday February 12, 1813 and died in Dover Plains (New York) on Wednesday June 3, 1891 at the age of 78. He is buried at Poughkeepsie Rural Cemetery (Dutchess County, New York).
      • Beekman is located 30 miles [48.3 km] to the southwest of South Canaan.
      • Dover Plains is located 19 miles [30.6 km] to the southwest of South Canaan.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Benson John Lossing<4>
    • Francis D. Moran     (Professional football)
      • Professional football. He was born in Belle Plaine (Iowa) on Wednesday July 31, 1901 and died in New Milford (Connecticut) on Friday December 30, 1994 at the age of 93.
      • New Milford is located 26 miles [41.8 km] to the south of South Canaan.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Francis D. Moran<4>

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

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

  • View Our List ...
    • Hartford, which is the State Capital of Connecticut, lies 36 miles [57.9 km]<1> to the east southeast (ESE). If you could walk a straight line from South Canaan 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 287 miles [461.9 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 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 5,615 miles [9,036.5 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<7>
    • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 6,325 miles [10,179.1 km] and it lies to the east northeast (ENE).<8>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 4,201 miles [6,760.9 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 South Canaan. 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 '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- South Canaan) 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 South Canaan. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from South Canaan

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in South Canaan. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 41.9618, Longitude: -73.3345    
<2>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<3>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.
<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 South Canaan 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 305.397 degrees.
<8>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 301.105 degrees.
<9>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 301.791 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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