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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 Chaplin, we use the following websites to find information relevant to South Chaplin 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 Chaplin:
    • 41.776765, -72.131188
    • 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 Chaplin
  • 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 South Chaplin ...

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.

  • Bedlam Corner [Windham County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bedlam Corner
    • Bedlam Corner [Windham County] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the west of South Chaplin
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Bedlam Corner have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bedlam Corner
  • Chaplin [Windham County]
  • Coventry [Tolland County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Coventry
    • Coventry [Tolland County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the west of South Chaplin
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Coventry have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Coventry
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Coventry<3>
  • Eagleville [Tolland County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Eagleville
    • Eagleville [Tolland County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the west of South Chaplin
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Eagleville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Eagleville
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    • Liberty Hill [New London County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Liberty Hill
      • Liberty Hill [New London County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the southwest of South Chaplin
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Liberty Hill have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Liberty Hill
    • Mount Hope [Tolland County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mount Hope
      • Mount Hope [Tolland County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the northwest of South Chaplin
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Mount Hope have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mount Hope
    • Scotland [Windham County]
    • Stetson Corner [Windham County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Stetson Corner
      • Stetson Corner [Windham County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the east of South Chaplin
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Stetson Corner
    • Village Hill [New London County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Village Hill
      • Village Hill [New London County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the southwest of South Chaplin
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Village Hill have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Village Hill
    • Williams Crossing [New London County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Williams Crossing
      • Williams Crossing [New London County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the south of South Chaplin
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Williams Crossing
    • Wormwood Hill [Tolland County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Wormwood Hill
      • Wormwood Hill [Tolland County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the northwest of South Chaplin
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Wormwood Hill have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Wormwood 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 Chaplin. 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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    • Astrid Allwyn     (Actress)
      • Actress. She was born in Manchester (Connecticut) on Monday November 27, 1905 and died in Los Angeles (California) on Friday March 31, 1978 at the age of 72. She is buried at Glendale Forest Lawn Memorial Park (Los Angeles County, California).
      • Manchester is located 20 miles [32.2 km] to the west of South Chaplin.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Astrid Allwyn<4>
    • Robert Ames     (Actor)
      • Actor. He was born in Hartford (Connecticut) on Saturday March 23, 1889 and died in New York (New York) on Friday November 27, 1931 at the age of 42. He is buried at Cedar Hill Cemetery (Hartford County, Connecticut).
      • Hartford is located 28 miles [45.1 km] to the west of South Chaplin.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Robert Ames<4>
    • George Thorndike Angell     (Social reformer)
      • Social reformer. He was born in Southbridge (Massachusetts) on Thursday June 5, 1823 and died in Boston (Massachusetts) on Tueday March 16, 1909 at the age of 85. He is buried at Mt. Auburn Cemetery (Middlesex County, Massachusetts).
      • Southbridge is located 21 miles [33.8 km] to the north of South Chaplin.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: George Thorndike Angell<4>
    • Delia Salter Bacon     (Author)
      • Author. She was born in Tallmadge (Ohio) on Saturday February 2, 1811 and died in Hartford (Connecticut) on Friday September 2, 1859 at the age of 48. She is buried at Grove Street Cemetery (New Haven County, Connecticut).
      • Hartford is located 28 miles [45.1 km] to the west of South Chaplin.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Delia Salter Bacon<4>
    • Christopher 'Battling' Battalino     (Professional boxer)
      • Professional boxer. He was born in Hartford (Connecticut) on Tueday February 18, 1908 and died in Hartford (Connecticut) on Monday July 25, 1977 at the age of 69. He is buried at Mt. St. Benedict Cemetery (Hartford County, Connecticut).
      • Hartford is located 28 miles [45.1 km] to the west of South Chaplin.
      • Hartford is located 28 miles [45.1 km] to the west of South Chaplin.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Christopher 'Battling' Battalino<4>
    • Edward James 'Ed' Begley, Sr.     (Actor)
    • Gus Bivona     (Musician, composer)
    • Marilyn Borden     (Actress)
      • Actress. She was born in Hartford (Connecticut) on Sunday May 29, 1932 and died in Modesto (California) on Wednesday March 25, 2009 at the age of 76.
      • Hartford is located 28 miles [45.1 km] to the west of South Chaplin.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Marilyn Borden<4>
    • Rosalyn 'Roz' Borden     (Actress)
      • Actress. She was born in Hartford (Connecticut) on Sunday May 29, 1932 and died in Modesto (California) on Thursday January 23, 2003 at the age of 70.
      • Hartford is located 28 miles [45.1 km] to the west of South Chaplin.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Rosalyn 'Roz' Borden<4>
    • 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 29 miles [46.7 km] to the south of South Chaplin.
      • New London is located 29 miles [46.7 km] to the south of South Chaplin.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Mary Lydia Bolles Branch<4>
    • John Bray     (Animator)
      • Animator. He was born in Adrian (Michigan) on Monday August 25, 1879 and died in Hartford (Connecticut) on Tueday October 10, 1978 at the age of 99. He is buried at Bray Cemetery (Lincoln County, Missouri).
      • Hartford is located 28 miles [45.1 km] to the west of South Chaplin.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: John Bray<4>
    • Hope Cameron     (Actress)
      • Actress. She was born in Hartford (Connecticut) on Saturday February 21, 1920 and died in New York (New York) on Friday November 20, 1998 at the age of 78. She is buried at Kensico Cemetery (Westchester County, New York).
      • Hartford is located 28 miles [45.1 km] to the west of South Chaplin.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Hope Cameron<4>
    • Gerald Chapman     (Crime figure)
      • Crime figure. He was born in Brooklyn (New York) on Tueday August 16, 1887 and died in Wethersfield (Connecticut) on Tueday April 6, 1926 at the age of 38. He is buried at Mt. St. Benedict Cemetery (Hartford County, Connecticut).
      • Wethersfield is located 27 miles [43.5 km] to the west of South Chaplin.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Gerald Chapman<4>

How Far From South Chaplin to ...

We spend a lot of time looking through Gazetteers 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 Chaplin to various places of note, such as the White House.

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

  • View Our List ...
    • Hartford, which is the State Capital of Connecticut, lies 28 miles [45.1 km]<1> to the west (W). If you could walk a straight line from South Chaplin to Hartford, with an average speed<5> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take just about two full days to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take just over a day.
    • The White House (Washington, DC) is 325 miles [523 km] to the southwest (SW). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take five to six hours, a buggy would take 13 days and walking would take 19 days.
    • The shortest distance<6> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 5,572 miles [8,967.3 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<7>
    • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 6,278 miles [10,103.5 km] and it lies to the east northeast (ENE).<8>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 4,155 miles [6,686.8 km] and it lies to the east northeast (ENE).<9>

Other Roadside Stops ...

Visit our Community Index for Connecticut

About Windham County

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Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for South Chaplin. 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- South Chaplin) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in South Chaplin. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 41.7768, Longitude: -72.1312       In this case, the coordinates for South Chaplin 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 South Chaplin 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 304.699 degrees.
<8>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 300.288 degrees.
<9>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 301.342 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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