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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 Easthampton, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Easthampton 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 Easthampton:
    • 42.267592, -72.668996
    • 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 Easthampton
  • 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 Easthampton ...

We have found one communities that share the name Easthampton.

Within Massachusetts, the name Easthampton is unique.

Beyond Massachusetts, there is another community also named Easthampton in the United States.

  • Communities Elsewhere In North America ...
    • New Jersey
      • Burlington 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 New Jersey community of Easthampton [Burlington County].

Curious and Interesting Names Near Easthampton ...

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.

  • Florence [Hampshire County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Florence
    • Florence [Hampshire County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<2> to the north of Easthampton
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Florence
  • Great Swamp [Hampshire County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Great Swamp
    • Great Swamp [Hampshire County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<2> to the southeast of Easthampton
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Great Swamp have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Great Swamp
  • Hockanum [Hampshire County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hockanum
    • Hockanum [Hampshire County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<2> to the northeast of Easthampton
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hockanum have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hockanum
  • Laurel Park [Hampshire County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Laurel Park
    • Laurel Park [Hampshire County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<2> to the north of Easthampton
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Laurel Park have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Laurel Park
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    • Loudville [Hampshire County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Loudville
      • Loudville [Hampshire County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<2> to the west of Easthampton
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Loudville have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Loudville
    • Moody Corner [Hampshire County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Moody Corner
      • Moody Corner [Hampshire County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<2> to the east of Easthampton
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Moody Corner have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Moody Corner
    • Mount Tom [Hampshire County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mount Tom
      • Mount Tom [Hampshire County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<2> to the northeast of Easthampton
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Mount Tom have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mount Tom
    • Mountain Park [Hampden County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mountain Park
      • Mountain Park [Hampden County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<2> to the southeast of Easthampton
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Mountain Park have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mountain Park
    • Plainville [Hampden County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Plainville
      • Plainville [Hampden County] was located 6 miles [9.7 km]<2> to the southeast of Easthampton
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Plainville have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Rock Valley [Hampden County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rock Valley
      • Rock Valley [Hampden County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<2> to the south of Easthampton
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Rock Valley have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rock Valley

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 Easthampton. 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 ...
    • James Pratt 'Jim' Andrews     (Major League Baseball> *~~mlb:<1890/04/19:1890/07/04)
      • Major League Baseball> *~~mlb:<1890/04/19:1890/07/04. He was born in Shelburne Falls (MA) on June 5, 1865 (a Monday) and died in Chicago (IL) on December 27, 1907 (a Friday) at the age of 42. He is buried at Arms Cemetery (Franklin County, Massachusetts).
      • Shelburne Falls is located 23 miles [37 km] to the north of Easthampton.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: James Pratt 'Jim' Andrews<4>
    • Martin F. 'Marty' Barrett     (Major League Baseball> *~~mlb:<1884/06/24:1884/10/15)
    • Marion Eugenie Bauer     (Composer, author)
    • Martin 'Marty' Bergen     (Major League Baseball> *~~mlb:<1896/04/17:1899/10/13)
      • Major League Baseball> *~~mlb:<1896/04/17:1899/10/13. He was born in North Brookfield (MA) on October 25, 1871 (a Wednesday) and died in North Brookfield (MA) on January 19, 1900 (a Friday) at the age of 28.
      • North Brookfield is located 29 miles [46.7 km] to the east of Easthampton.
      • North Brookfield is located 29 miles [46.7 km] to the east of Easthampton.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Martin 'Marty' Bergen<4>
    • William Aloysius Bergen     (Major League Baseball)
    • Donald Joseph Bevan     (Playwright, screenwriter, artist)
    • Eric Carle     (Author)
      • Author. He was born in Syracuse (NY) on June 25, 1929 (a Tueday) and died in Northampton (MA) on May 23, 2021 (a Sunday) at the age of 91. We don't have any burial details.
      • Northampton is located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the northeast of Easthampton.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Eric Carle<4>
    • Gail Castleberry     (Actress)
    • Teddy Charles     (Muscian, composer, bandleader)
      • Muscian, composer, bandleader. He was born in Chicopee (MA) on April 13, 1928 (a Friday) and died in Riverhead (NY) on April 16, 2012 (a Monday) at the age of 84. The body was cremated.
      • Chicopee is located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the south of Easthampton.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Teddy Charles<4>
    • Jack Chesbro     (Professional baseball)
      • Born: John Dwight Cheesbro
      • Professional baseball. He was born in North Adams (MA) on June 5, 1874 (a Friday) and died in Conway (MA) on November 6, 1931 (a Friday) at the age of 57. He is buried at Howland Cemetery (Franklin County, Massachusetts).
      • North Adams is located 37 miles [59.5 km] to the northwest of Easthampton.
      • Conway is located 16 miles [25.7 km] to the north of Easthampton.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Jack Chesbro<4>
    • Calvin Coolidge     (30th President of the US (1923 - 1929))
      • Full name: John Calvin Coolidge, Jr.
      • 30th President of the US (1923 - 1929). He was born in Plymouth (VT) on July 4, 1872 (a Thursday) and died in Northampton (MA) on January 5, 1933 (a Thursday) at the age of 60. He is buried at Plymouth Notch Cemetery (Windsor County, Vermont).
      • Northampton is located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the northeast of Easthampton.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Calvin Coolidge<4>
    • Grace Coolidge     (Wife and First Lady to the Presidency of Calvin Coolidge (1923 - 1929))
      • Wife and First Lady to the Presidency of Calvin Coolidge (1923 - 1929). She was born in Burlington (VT) on January 3, 1879 (a Friday) and died in Northampton (MA) on July 8, 1957 (a Monday) at the age of 78. She is buried at Plymouth Notch Cemetery (Windsor County, Vermont).
      • Northampton is located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the northeast of Easthampton.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Grace Coolidge<4>
    • William Arthur Cummings     (Major league baseball)
      • Major league baseball. He was born in Ware (MA) on October 18, 1848 (a Wednesday) and died in Toledo (OH) on May 16, 1924 (a Friday) at the age of 75. He is buried at Aspen Grove Cemetery (Hampshire County, Massachusetts).
      • Ware is located 21 miles [33.8 km] to the east of Easthampton.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: William Arthur Cummings<4>

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

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

  • View Our List ...
    • Northampton, which is the Seat of Hampshire County and lies just to the North Northeast.
    • Boston, which is the State Capital of Massachusetts, lies 82 miles [132 km]<2> to the east (E). If you could drive a straight line from Easthampton to Boston, with an average speed<5>of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, it would take less than two hours to make the trip. A comfortable walk of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour would take 5 days. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take most of three days.
    • The White House (Washington, DC) is 326 miles [524.6 km] to the southwest (SW). Driving 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 5,575 miles [8,972.1 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<7>
    • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 6,285 miles [10,114.7 km] and it lies to the east northeast (ENE).<8>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 4,161 miles [6,696.5 km] and it lies to the east northeast (ENE).<9>

Other Roadside Stops ...

Communities in Massachusetts

About Hampshire County

About Massachusetts

Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Easthampton: www.easthampton.org/

The official website for State of Massachusetts: https://www.mass.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 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 Easthampton 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' distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Easthampton) to Point B.If you need the driving distance, we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Easthampton. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from EasthamptonOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Easthampton. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 42.2676, Longitude: -72.6690    
<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>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 Easthampton 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 304.956 degrees.
<8>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 300.659 degrees.
<9>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 301.343 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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