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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 Algers Corner, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Algers Corner 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 Algers Corner:
    • 42.010656, -71.066157
    • 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 Algers Corner
  • 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 Algers Corner ...

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.

  • Beaver [Plymouth County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Beaver
    • Beaver [Plymouth County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the northeast of Algers Corner
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Beaver have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Beaver
  • Cranes Station [Bristol County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cranes Station
    • Cranes Station [Bristol County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the southwest of Algers Corner
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cranes Station have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cranes Station
  • Elm Square [Plymouth County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Elm Square
    • Elm Square [Plymouth County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the east of Algers Corner
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Elm Square have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Elm Square
  • Five Corners [Bristol County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Five Corners
    • Five Corners [Bristol County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the west of Algers Corner
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Five Corners have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Five Corners
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    • Furnace Village [Bristol County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Furnace Village
      • Furnace Village [Bristol County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the west of Algers Corner
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Furnace Village have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Furnace Village
    • Manleys Corner [Plymouth County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Manleys Corner
      • Manleys Corner [Plymouth County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the north of Algers Corner
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Manleys Corner have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Manleys Corner
    • Marshall Corner [Plymouth County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Marshall Corner
      • Marshall Corner [Plymouth County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the north of Algers Corner
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Marshall Corner have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Marshall Corner
    • Pratts Corner [Bristol County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pratts Corner
      • Pratts Corner [Bristol County] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the west of Algers Corner
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Pratts Corner have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pratts Corner
    • Prattville [Bristol County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Prattville
      • Prattville [Bristol County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the south of Algers Corner
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Prattville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Prattville
    • Scotland [Plymouth County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Scotland
      • Scotland [Plymouth County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the southeast of Algers Corner
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Scotland have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Scotland
    • Stanley [Plymouth County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Stanley
      • Stanley [Plymouth County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the east of Algers Corner
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Stanley have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Stanley
    • Winters Corner [Plymouth County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Winters Corner
      • Winters Corner [Plymouth County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the north of Algers Corner
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Winters Corner have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Winters Corner

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 Algers Corner. 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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    • Abigail Adams     (Wife and First lady to the Presidency of John Adams (1797 - 1801))
      • Wife and First lady to the Presidency of John Adams (1797 - 1801). She was born in Weymouth (MA) on November 22, 1744 (a Sunday) and died in Quincy (MA) on October 28, 1818 (a Wednesday) at the age of 73.
      • Weymouth is located 15 miles [24.1 km] to the northeast of Algers Corner.
      • Quincy is located 16 miles [25.7 km] to the north of Algers Corner.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Abigail Adams<3>
    • Edwin Adams     (Actor)
      • Actor. He was born in Medford (MA) on February 3, 1834 (a Monday) and died in Philadelphia (PA) on October 28, 1877 (a Sunday) at the age of 43. He is buried at Mt. Moriah Cemetery (Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania).
      • Medford is located 28 miles [45.1 km] to the north of Algers Corner.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Edwin Adams<3>
    • Hannah Adams     (Author)
      • Author. She was born in Medford (MA) on October 2, 1755 (a Thursday) and died in Brookline (MA) on December 15, 1831 (a Thursday) at the age of 76. She is buried at Mt. Auburn Cemetery (Middlesex County, Massachusetts).
      • Medford is located 28 miles [45.1 km] to the north of Algers Corner.
      • Brookline is located 22 miles [35.4 km] to the north of Algers Corner.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Hannah Adams<3>
    • John Adams     (2nd President of the US (1797 - 1801))
      • Full name: John Edmund Adams
      • 2nd President of the US (1797 - 1801). He was born in Braintree (MA) on October 30, 1735 (a Sunday) and died in Quincy (MA) on July 4, 1826 (a Tueday) at the age of 90.
      • Braintree is located 15 miles [24.1 km] to the north of Algers Corner.
      • Quincy is located 16 miles [25.7 km] to the north of Algers Corner.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: John Adams<3>
    • John Quincy Adams     (6th President of the US (1825 - 1829))
      • 6th President of the US (1825 - 1829). He was born in Braintree (MA) on July 11, 1767 (a Saturday) and died in Washington, DC on February 23, 1848 (a Wednesday) at the age of 80.
      • Braintree is located 15 miles [24.1 km] to the north of Algers Corner.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: John Quincy Adams<3>
    • William Taylor Adams     (Author)
      • Author. He was born in Medway (MA) on July 30, 1822 (a Tueday) and died in Dorchester (MA) on March 27, 1897 (a Saturday) at the age of 74. He is buried at Cedar Grove Cemetery (Suffolk County, Massachusetts).
      • Medway is located 19 miles [30.6 km] to the northwest of Algers Corner.
      • Dorchester is located 20 miles [32.2 km] to the north of Algers Corner.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: William Taylor Adams<3>
    • Elizabeth Cary Agassiz     (Scientist)
      • Scientist. She was born in Boston (MA) on December 5, 1822 (a Thursday) and died in Arlington (MA) on June 27, 1907 (a Thursday) at the age of 84. She is buried at Mt. Auburn Cemetery (Middlesex County, Massachusetts).
      • Boston is located 24 miles [38.6 km] to the north of Algers Corner.
      • Arlington is located 28 miles [45.1 km] to the north of Algers Corner.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Elizabeth Cary Agassiz<3>
    • Louis Agassiz     (Scientist)
      • Scientist. He was born in Motier (Switzerland) on May 28, 1807 (a Thursday) and died in Cambridge (MA) on December 12, 1873 (a Friday) at the age of 66. He is buried at Mt. Auburn Cemetery (Middlesex County, Massachusetts).
      • Cambridge is located 25 miles [40.2 km] to the north of Algers Corner.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Louis Agassiz<3>
    • Harry Agganis     (Major League Baseball)
      • Major League Baseball. He was born in Lynn (MA) on April 20, 1929 (a Saturday) and died in Cambridge (MA) on June 27, 1955 (a Monday) at the age of 26.
      • Lynn is located 32 miles [51.5 km] to the north of Algers Corner.
      • Cambridge is located 25 miles [40.2 km] to the north of Algers Corner.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Harry Agganis<3>
    • Jack Albertson     (Actor, comedian, dancer, singer)
      • Full name: Harold Albertson
      • Actor, comedian, dancer, singer. He was born in Malden (MA) on June 16, 1907 (a Sunday) and died in Hollywood (CA) on November 25, 1981 (a Wednesday) at the age of 74. The body was cremated.
      • Malden is located 28 miles [45.1 km] to the north of Algers Corner.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Jack Albertson<3>
    • Louisa May Alcott     (Author)
    • Thomas Bailey Aldrich     (Author, poet, editor)
    • Jane Alexander     (Oscar nominated actress, author, former director of the National Endowment of the Arts)
      • Born: Jane Quigley
      • Oscar nominated actress, author, former director of the National Endowment of the Arts. She was born in Boston (MA) on October 28, 1939 (a Saturday)
      • Boston is located 24 miles [38.6 km] to the north of Algers Corner.

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

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

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    • Taunton, which is the Seat of Bristol County and lies just to the South.
    • Boston, which is the State Capital of Massachusetts, lies 24 miles [38.6 km]<1> to the north (N). If you could walk a straight line from Algers Corner to Boston, with an average speed<4> 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 most of a day.
    • The White House (Washington, DC) is 380 miles [611.6 km] to the west southwest (WSW). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take most of a day, a buggy would take 15 days and walking would take 22 days.
    • The shortest distance<5> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 5,517 miles [8,878.8 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<6>
    • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 6,223 miles [10,014.9 km] and it lies to the east northeast (ENE).<7>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 4,099 miles [6,596.7 km] and it lies to the east northeast (ENE).<8>

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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- Algers Corner) to Point B.Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Algers Corner. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 42.0107, Longitude: -71.0662       In this case, the coordinates for Algers Corner 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>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.
<4>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.
<5>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 Algers Corner to the Middle East to be East and South, the Great Circle Route actually lies to the North and East.
<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Jerusalem is 304.031 degrees.
<7>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 299.575 degrees.
<8>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 300.752 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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