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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 Auburndale, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Auburndale 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 Auburndale:
    • 42.347922, -71.247354
    • 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 Auburndale
  • 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 Auburndale ...

We have found seven communities that share the name Auburndale.

Within Massachusetts, the name Auburndale is unique.

Beyond Massachusetts, we know of another seven communities that are located throughout in the United States and Canada. Of these seven communities, six are located in the United States and one is in Canada.

  • Communities Elsewhere In North America ...
    • Florida
      • Polk County
      • This Auburndale is located in Polk County and lies 1,149 miles [1,849.1 km]<1> to the southwest of the Auburndale that is located in Middlesex County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Auburndale
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Polk County community of Auburndale.
    • Kansas
      • Shawnee County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<2> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Kansas community of Auburndale [Shawnee County].
    • Kentucky
      • Jefferson County
      • This Auburndale is located in Jefferson County and lies 817 miles [1,314.8 km]<1> to the west southwest of the Auburndale that is located in Middlesex County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Auburndale
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Jefferson County community of Auburndale.
    • New York
      • Queens County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<2> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the New York community of Auburndale [Queens County].
    • Nova Scotia
      • This Auburndale lies 362 miles [582.6 km]<1> to the east northeast of the Auburndale that is located in Middlesex County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Auburndale
    • Ohio
      • Lucas County
      • This community is historic<3> and we have very little information. For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Ohio community of Auburndale [Lucas County].
    • Wisconsin
      • Wood County
      • This Auburndale is located in Wood County and lies 951 miles [1,530.5 km]<1> to the west northwest of the Auburndale that is located in Middlesex County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Auburndale
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Wood County community of Auburndale.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Auburndale ...

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.

  • Camp Mary Day [Middlesex County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Camp Mary Day
    • Camp Mary Day [Middlesex County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the west of Auburndale
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Camp Mary Day have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Camp Mary Day
  • Camp Ted [Middlesex County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Camp Ted
    • Camp Ted [Middlesex County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the north of Auburndale
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Camp Ted have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Camp Ted
  • Cedarwood [Middlesex County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cedarwood
    • Cedarwood [Middlesex County] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the northwest of Auburndale
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cedarwood have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cedarwood
  • Chestnut Hill [Middlesex County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Chestnut Hill
    • Chestnut Hill [Middlesex County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the east of Auburndale
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Chestnut Hill have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Chestnut Hill
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    • Grantville [Norfolk County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Grantville
      • Grantville [Norfolk County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the southwest of Auburndale
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Grantville have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Grantville
    • Lakeview [Middlesex County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lakeview
      • Lakeview [Middlesex County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the north of Auburndale
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lakeview have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lakeview
    • Piety Corner [Middlesex County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Piety Corner
      • Piety Corner [Middlesex County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the north of Auburndale
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Piety Corner have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Piety Corner
    • Reservoir [Norfolk County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Reservoir
      • Reservoir [Norfolk County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the east of Auburndale
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Reservoir have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Reservoir
    • Riverview [Middlesex County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Riverview
      • Riverview [Middlesex County] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the north of Auburndale
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Riverview have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Riverview
    • Silver Hill [Middlesex County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Silver Hill
      • Silver Hill [Middlesex County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the northwest of Auburndale
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Silver Hill have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Silver Hill
    • Strawberry Hill [Middlesex County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Strawberry Hill
      • Strawberry Hill [Middlesex County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the northeast of Auburndale
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Strawberry Hill have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Strawberry Hill
    • Tower Hill [Middlesex County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Tower Hill
      • Tower Hill [Middlesex County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the west of Auburndale
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Tower Hill have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Tower 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 Auburndale. 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 17 miles [27.4 km] to the southeast of Auburndale.
      • Quincy is located 14 miles [22.5 km] to the southeast of Auburndale.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Abigail Adams<5>
    • 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 8 miles [12.9 km] to the northeast of Auburndale.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Edwin Adams<5>
    • 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 8 miles [12.9 km] to the northeast of Auburndale.
      • Brookline is located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the east of Auburndale.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Hannah Adams<5>
    • 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 southeast of Auburndale.
      • Quincy is located 14 miles [22.5 km] to the southeast of Auburndale.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: John Adams<5>
    • 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 southeast of Auburndale.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: John Quincy Adams<5>
    • 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 16 miles [25.7 km] to the southwest of Auburndale.
      • Dorchester is located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the east of Auburndale.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: William Taylor Adams<5>
    • 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 9 miles [14.5 km] to the east of Auburndale.
      • Arlington is located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the northeast of Auburndale.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Elizabeth Cary Agassiz<5>
    • 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 6 miles [9.7 km] to the east of Auburndale.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Louis Agassiz<5>
    • 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 17 miles [27.4 km] to the northeast of Auburndale.
      • Cambridge is located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the east of Auburndale.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Harry Agganis<5>
    • 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 10 miles [16.1 km] to the northeast of Auburndale.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Jack Albertson<5>
    • 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 9 miles [14.5 km] to the east of Auburndale.

How Far From Auburndale to ...

We spend a lot of time looking through Gazetteers & Almanacs that were published in the late 1800's and early 1900's. Many of the Gazetteers include the distance from a community such as Auburndale to various places of note, such as the White House.

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

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    • Cambridge, which is the Seat of Middlesex County and lies just to the East Northeast.
    • Boston, which is the State Capital of Massachusetts, lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the east (E). If you could walk a straight line from Auburndale to Boston, with an average speed<6> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take four to five hours to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take a little over three hours.
    • The White House (Washington, DC) is 385 miles [619.6 km] to the southwest (SW). 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<7> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 5,512 miles [8,870.7 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<8>
    • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 6,219 miles [10,008.5 km] and it lies to the east northeast (ENE).<9>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 4,096 miles [6,591.9 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 Auburndale. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

The official website for State of Massachusetts: https://www.mass.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Auburndale) 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 Auburndale. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from AuburndaleOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Auburndale. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 42.3479, Longitude: -71.2474    
<2>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 Bird Creek to see Pete ... Bird Creek 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 Auburndale 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.
<3>We use the term 'Historic' broadly and it generally means that the community no longer exists. However, it can also mean that the community might still exist, but was significantly larger or had a more 'official' existence in the past than it does now. Unfortunately our sources of data have proven to be unreliable. If you can provide us with more specific information about Auburndale, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.
<4>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.
<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 Auburndale 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 304.09 degrees.
<9>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 299.697 degrees.
<10>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 300.661 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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