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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 Winsted, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Winsted 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 Winsted:
    • 41.921056, -73.06072
    • 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 Winsted
  • 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 Winsted ...

We have found four communities that share the name Winsted.

Within Connecticut, the name Winsted is unique.

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

  • Communities Elsewhere In North America ...
    • California
      • Nevada County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<1> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the California community of Winsted [Nevada County].
    • Florida
      • Lake County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<1> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Florida community of Winsted [Lake County].
    • Minnesota
      • McLeod County
      • This Winsted is located in McLeod County and lies 1,069 miles [1,720.4 km]<2> to the west northwest of the Winsted that is located in Litchfield County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Winsted
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the McLeod County community of Winsted.
    • Tennessee
      • Rutherford County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<1> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Tennessee community of Winsted [Rutherford County].

Curious and Interesting Names Near Winsted ...

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.

  • Burrville [Litchfield County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Burrville
    • Burrville [Litchfield County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<2> to the south of Winsted
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Burrville have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Burrville
  • Drakeville [Litchfield County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Drakeville
    • Drakeville [Litchfield County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<2> to the southwest of Winsted
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Drakeville
  • Grantville [Litchfield County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Grantville
    • Grantville [Litchfield County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<2> to the west of Winsted
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Grantville have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Grantville
  • Hartland [Hartford County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hartland
    • Hartland [Hartford County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<2> to the northeast of Winsted
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hartland have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hartland
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    • Nelsons Corner [Litchfield County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Nelsons Corner
      • Nelsons Corner [Litchfield County] lies less than 2 miles<2> to the north of Winsted
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Nelsons Corner have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Nelsons Corner
    • Pine Meadow [Litchfield County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pine Meadow
      • Pine Meadow [Litchfield County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<2> to the southeast of Winsted
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Pine Meadow have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pine Meadow
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Pine Meadow<4>
    • Puddle Town [Litchfield County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Puddle Town
      • Puddle Town [Litchfield County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<2> to the southeast of Winsted
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Puddle Town have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Puddle Town
    • Robertsville [Litchfield County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Robertsville
      • Robertsville [Litchfield County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<2> to the north of Winsted
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Robertsville have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Robertsville
    • Town Hill [Litchfield County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Town Hill
      • Town Hill [Litchfield County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<2> to the southeast of Winsted
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Town Hill have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Town Hill
    • Turkey Cobble [Litchfield County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Turkey Cobble
      • Turkey Cobble [Litchfield County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<2> to the west of Winsted
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Turkey Cobble have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Turkey Cobble

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 Winsted. 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 ...
    • Astrid Allwyn     (Actress)
    • 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 22 miles [35.4 km] to the southeast of Winsted.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Robert Ames<5>
    • 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 16 miles [25.7 km] to the south of Winsted.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Peter William Appleton<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 22 miles [35.4 km] to the southeast of Winsted.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Delia Salter Bacon<5>
    • John Joseph 'Jack' Barry     (Major League Baseball)
      • Major League Baseball. He was born in Meriden (Connecticut) on Tueday April 26, 1887 and died in Shrewsbury (Massachusetts) on Sunday April 23, 1961 at the age of 74. He is buried at Sacred Heart Cemetery (New Haven County, Connecticut).
      • Meriden is located 29 miles [46.7 km] to the southeast of Winsted.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: John Joseph 'Jack' Barry<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 22 miles [35.4 km] to the southeast of Winsted.
      • Hartford is located 22 miles [35.4 km] to the southeast of Winsted.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Christopher 'Battling' Battalino<5>
    • 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 20 miles [32.2 km] to the south of Winsted.
      • Bloomfield is located 20 miles [32.2 km] to the south of Winsted.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: James Goodwin Batterson<5>
    • Edward James 'Ed' Begley, Sr.     (Actor)
    • Donald Joseph Bevan     (Playwright, screenwriter, artist)
      • Playwright, screenwriter, artist. He was born in Holyoke (Massachusetts) on Friday January 16, 1920 and died in Studio City (California) on Wednesday May 29, 2013 at the age of 93. He is buried at Riverside National Cemetery (Riverside County, California).
      • Holyoke is located 29 miles [46.7 km] to the northeast of Winsted.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Donald Joseph Bevan<5>
    • 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. The body was cremated.
      • Hartford is located 22 miles [35.4 km] to the southeast of Winsted.
      • 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. The body was cremated.
      • Hartford is located 22 miles [35.4 km] to the southeast of Winsted.
      • 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 22 miles [35.4 km] to the southeast of Winsted.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: John Bray<5>
    • 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 8 miles [12.9 km] to the south of Winsted.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: John Brown<5>

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

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

  • View Our List ...
    • Hartford, which is the State Capital of Connecticut, lies 22 miles [35.4 km]<2> to the east southeast (ESE). If you could walk a straight line from Winsted 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 most of a day.
    • The White House (Washington, DC) is 295 miles [474.8 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<7> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 5,605 miles [9,020.4 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<8>
    • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 6,314 miles [10,161.4 km] and it lies to the east northeast (ENE).<9>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 4,190 miles [6,743.2 km] and it lies to the east northeast (ENE).<10>

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Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Winsted. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

The official website for State of Connecticut: https://portal.ct.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>If we encounter the name of what might be a community, our methodology is to add that name to our Gazetteer as a placeholder. As we find more information about that community, it will be added to our Gazetteer.

Just as a reminder: Our definition of a community is rather broad and includes those places (or areas) where several families lived and had a name which identified that place. For example, you might hear somebody say that they are going over to Mile's to see Pete ... Mile's is just a gas station and a couple of homes at the crossroads. While it might not be on the map, everybody in the area knows it by that name.

Places of interest include buildings at a crossroad, several families clustered in a hollow or maybe the location of a way station. It also includes places like mines, lumber camps, ferry crossings, etc. The community might still exist, is now gone or only existed for just a short period of time.

Also keep in mind that Winsted could have been on the original document by mistake, misspelled, the original/alternate name of a community that we've listed elsewhere or was placed in the wrong county. Sometimes a post office or train station would have a different name than the community where it's located, so two names might be referring to the same community - we're working to straighten it all out.
<2>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- Winsted) 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 Winsted. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Winsted

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Winsted. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 41.9211, Longitude: -73.0607    
<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>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<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 Winsted 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 305.237 degrees.
<9>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 300.918 degrees.
<10>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 301.687 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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