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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 Coventry, we use the following websites to find information relevant to South Coventry 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 Coventry:
    • 41.770099, -72.305080
    • 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 Coventry
  • 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 Coventry ...

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 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the east of South Coventry
    • 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
  • Bolton [Tolland County]
  • Coventry Lake [Tolland County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Coventry Lake
    • Coventry Lake [Tolland County] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the west of South Coventry
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Coventry Lake
  • Eagleville [Tolland County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Eagleville
    • Eagleville [Tolland County] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the northeast of South Coventry
    • 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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    • Gay City [Tolland County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Gay City
      • Gay City [Tolland County] was located 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the southwest of South Coventry
      • Note: We haven't been able to verify our GPS coordinates for Gay City. Although the coordinates have been estimated, they should be in the vicinity.<4>
      • Former name for Gay City:
      • Factory Hollow
    • Hebron [Tolland County]
    • Liberty Hill [New London County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Liberty Hill
      • Liberty Hill [New London County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the south of South Coventry
      • 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 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the northeast of South Coventry
      • 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
    • Quarryville [Tolland County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Quarryville
      • Quarryville [Tolland County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the northwest of South Coventry
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Quarryville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Quarryville
    • Village Hill [New London County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Village Hill
      • Village Hill [New London County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the southeast of South Coventry
      • 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
    • Wormwood Hill [Tolland County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Wormwood Hill
      • Wormwood Hill [Tolland County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the northeast of South Coventry
      • 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 Coventry. 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 11 miles [17.7 km] to the west of South Coventry.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Astrid Allwyn<5>
    • 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 19 miles [30.6 km] to the west of South Coventry.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Robert Ames<5>
    • 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 25 miles [40.2 km] to the northeast of South Coventry.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: George Thorndike Angell<5>
    • 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 19 miles [30.6 km] to the west of South Coventry.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Delia Salter Bacon<5>
    • 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 19 miles [30.6 km] to the west of South Coventry.
      • Hartford is located 19 miles [30.6 km] to the west of South Coventry.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Christopher 'Battling' Battalino<5>
    • Edward James 'Ed' Begley, Sr.     (Actor)
    • 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 19 miles [30.6 km] to the west of South Coventry.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Marilyn Borden<5>
    • 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 19 miles [30.6 km] to the west of South Coventry.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Rosalyn 'Roz' Borden<5>
    • 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 19 miles [30.6 km] to the west of South Coventry.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: John Bray<5>
    • 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 19 miles [30.6 km] to the west of South Coventry.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Hope Cameron<5>
    • Gail Castleberry     (Actress)
      • Actress. She was born in Springfield (Massachusetts) on Saturday August 3, 1957 and died in Santa Monica (California) on Thursday December 4, 2003 at the age of 46. She is buried at Oak Grove Cemetery (Hampden County, Massachusetts).
      • Springfield is located 27 miles [43.5 km] to the northwest of South Coventry.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Gail Castleberry<5>
    • 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 18 miles [29 km] to the west of South Coventry.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Gerald Chapman<5>
    • 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 19 miles [30.6 km] to the west of South Coventry.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Frederic Edwin Church<5>

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

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

  • View Our List ...
    • Hartford, which is the State Capital of Connecticut, lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<1> to the west (W). If you could walk a straight line from South Coventry to Hartford, with an average speed<6> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take just over a day to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take 6 hours.
    • The White House (Washington, DC) is 318 miles [511.8 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 18 days.
    • The shortest distance<7> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 5,579 miles [8,978.5 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<8>
    • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 6,286 miles [10,116.3 km] and it lies to the east northeast (ENE).<9>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 4,163 miles [6,699.7 km] and it lies to the east northeast (ENE).<10>

Other Roadside Stops ...

Visit our Community Index for Connecticut

About Tolland County

About Connecticut

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in South Coventry. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 41.7701, Longitude: -72.3051       In this case, the coordinates for South Coventry 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>An 'estimated' location is one where we have been given GPS coordinates, but are unable to verify the accuracy of those coordinates. That said, we have some confidence that we have placed the marker near the actual location. A typical reason for being unable to verify a location is that it might be on private property or maybe historic and gone without an obvious trace.
<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 South Coventry 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 304.804 degrees.
<9>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 300.405 degrees.
<10>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 301.423 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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