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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 Haverhill, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Haverhill 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 Haverhill:
    • 42.777501, -71.077320
    • 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 Haverhill
  • 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 Haverhill ...

We have found six communities that share the name Haverhill.

Within Massachusetts, the name Haverhill is unique.

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

  • Communities Elsewhere In North America ...
    • Florida
      • Palm Beach County
      • This Haverhill is located in Palm Beach County and lies 1,221 miles [1,965 km]<1> to the south southwest of the Haverhill that is located in Essex County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Haverhill
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Palm Beach County community of Haverhill.
    • Iowa
      • Marshall County
      • This Haverhill is located in Marshall County and lies 1,114 miles [1,792.8 km]<1> to the west of the Haverhill that is located in Essex County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Haverhill
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Marshall County community of Haverhill.
    • Kansas
      • Bourbon 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 Haverhill [Bourbon County].
      • Butler County
      • This Haverhill is located in Butler County and lies 1,399 miles [2,251.5 km]<1> to the west of the Haverhill that is located in Essex County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Haverhill
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Butler County community of Haverhill.
    • New Hampshire
      • Grafton County
      • This Haverhill is located in Grafton County and lies 99 miles [159.3 km]<1> to the north northwest of the Haverhill that is located in Essex County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Haverhill
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Grafton County community of Haverhill.
    • Ohio
      • Scioto County
      • This Haverhill is located in Scioto County and lies 679 miles [1,092.7 km]<1> to the west southwest of the Haverhill that is located in Essex County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Haverhill
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Scioto County community of Haverhill.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Haverhill ...

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.

  • Cowbell Corners [Rockingham County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cowbell Corners
    • Cowbell Corners [Rockingham County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the northwest of Haverhill
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cowbell Corners have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cowbell Corners
  • Crane Crossing [Rockingham County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Crane Crossing
    • Crane Crossing [Rockingham County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the north of Haverhill
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Crane Crossing have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Crane Crossing
  • Georgetown [Essex County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Georgetown
    • Georgetown [Essex County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the southeast of Haverhill
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 8,789 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Georgetown
  • Groveland [Essex County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Groveland
    • Groveland [Essex County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the southeast of Haverhill
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 6,868 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Groveland have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Groveland
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    • Highlandville [Essex County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Highlandville
      • Highlandville [Essex County] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the north of Haverhill
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Highlandville have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Highlandville
    • Kings Forest [Essex County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Kings Forest
      • Kings Forest [Essex County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the southeast of Haverhill
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Kings Forest have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Kings Forest
    • Maple Park [Essex County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Maple Park
      • Maple Park [Essex County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the west of Haverhill
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Maple Park have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Maple Park
    • Marble Ridge Station [Essex County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Marble Ridge Station
      • Marble Ridge Station [Essex County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the south of Haverhill
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Marble Ridge Station have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Marble Ridge Station
    • Marsh Corner [Essex County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Marsh Corner
      • Marsh Corner [Essex County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the southwest of Haverhill
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Marsh Corner have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Marsh Corner
    • Rocks Village [Essex County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rocks Village
      • Rocks Village [Essex County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the northeast of Haverhill
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Rocks Village have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rocks Village
    • Rooty Plain [Essex County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rooty Plain
      • Rooty Plain [Essex County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the southeast of Haverhill
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Rooty Plain have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rooty Plain

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 Haverhill. 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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    • 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 24 miles [38.6 km] to the south of Haverhill.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Edwin Adams<4>
    • 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 24 miles [38.6 km] to the south of Haverhill.
      • Brookline is located 30 miles [48.3 km] to the south of Haverhill.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Hannah Adams<4>
    • 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 28 miles [45.1 km] to the south of Haverhill.
      • Arlington is located 25 miles [40.2 km] to the south of Haverhill.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Elizabeth Cary Agassiz<4>
    • 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 27 miles [43.5 km] to the south of Haverhill.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Louis Agassiz<4>
    • 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 22 miles [35.4 km] to the south of Haverhill.
      • Cambridge is located 27 miles [43.5 km] to the south of Haverhill.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Harry Agganis<4>
    • 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 24 miles [38.6 km] to the south of Haverhill.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Jack Albertson<4>
    • Louisa May Alcott     (Author)
    • Thomas Bailey Aldrich     (Author, poet, editor)
      • Author, poet, editor. He was born in Portsmouth (NH) on November 11, 1836 (a Friday) and died in Boston (MA) on March 19, 1907 (a Tueday) at the age of 70. He is buried at Mt. Auburn Cemetery (Middlesex County, Massachusetts).
      • Portsmouth is located 25 miles [40.2 km] to the northeast of Haverhill.
      • Boston is located 28 miles [45.1 km] to the south of Haverhill.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Thomas Bailey Aldrich<4>
    • 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 28 miles [45.1 km] to the south of Haverhill.
    • Horatio Alger, Jr.     (Author)
      • Author. He was born in Chelsea (MA) on January 13, 1832 (a Friday) and died in Natick (MA) on July 18, 1899 (a Tueday) at the age of 67. He is buried at Glenwood Cemetery (Middlesex County, Massachusetts).
      • Chelsea is located 26 miles [41.8 km] to the south of Haverhill.
      • Natick is located 36 miles [57.9 km] to the south of Haverhill.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Horatio Alger, Jr.<4>
    • Frederick Lewis Allen     (Historian)
    • Christopher Allport     (Actor)
    • Isabel Anderson     (Author)
      • Author. She was born in Boston (MA) on March 3, 1876 (a Friday) and died in Brookline (MA) on November 3, 1948 (a Wednesday) at the age of 72.
      • Boston is located 28 miles [45.1 km] to the south of Haverhill.
      • Brookline is located 30 miles [48.3 km] to the south of Haverhill.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Isabel Anderson<4>

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

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

  • View Our List ...
    • Salem, which is the Seat of Essex County and lies 20 miles [32.2 km]<1> to the south southeast. If you could walk a straight line from Haverhill to Salem, with an average speed<5> 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.
    • Boston, which is the State Capital of Massachusetts, lies 28 miles [45.1 km] to the south (S). The buggy would take just over a day and walking would take just about two full days.
    • The White House (Washington, DC) is 410 miles [659.8 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 16 days and walking would take 24 days.
    • The shortest distance<6> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 5,488 miles [8,832.1 km] and it lies to the east northeast (ENE).<7>
    • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 6,197 miles [9,973.1 km] and it lies to the east northeast (ENE).<8>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 4,073 miles [6,554.9 km] and it lies to the east northeast (ENE).<9>

Other Roadside Stops ...

Find a Community within Massachusetts

About Essex County

About Massachusetts

Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Haverhill: www.ci.haverhill.ma.us/

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

Footnotes ...

<1>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a '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- Haverhill) 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 Haverhill. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from HaverhillOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Haverhill. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 42.7775, Longitude: -71.0773    
<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 Haverhill 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>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 Haverhill 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 303.923 degrees.
<8>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 299.582 degrees.
<9>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 300.363 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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