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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 Quincy, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Quincy 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 Quincy:
    • 42.251802, -71.003887
    • 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 Quincy
  • 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 Quincy ...

We have found 27 communities that share the name Quincy.

Within Massachusetts, the name Quincy is unique.

Beyond Massachusetts, we know of another 27 communities that are located throughout in the United States and Canada. Of these 27 communities, 26 are located in the United States and one is in Canada.

  • Communities Elsewhere In North America ...
    • Arkansas
      • Newton 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 Arkansas community of Quincy [Newton County].
    • California
      • Plumas County
      • This Quincy is located in Plumas County and lies 2,566 miles [4,129.6 km]<2> to the west northwest of the Quincy that is located in Norfolk County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Quincy
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Plumas County community of Quincy.
    • Colorado
      • Arapahoe 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 Colorado community of Quincy [Arapahoe County].
    • Florida
      • Gadsden County
      • This Quincy is located in Gadsden County and lies 1,100 miles [1,770.3 km]<2> to the southwest of the Quincy that is located in Norfolk County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Quincy
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Gadsden County community of Quincy.
    • Illinois
      • Adams County
      • This Quincy is located in Adams County and lies 1,070 miles [1,722 km]<2> to the west of the Quincy that is located in Norfolk County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Quincy
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Adams County community of Quincy.
    • Indiana
      • Owen County
      • This Quincy is located in Owen County and lies 841 miles [1,353.5 km]<2> to the west of the Quincy that is located in Norfolk County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Quincy
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Owen County community of Quincy.
    • Iowa
      • Adams County
      • This Quincy is located in Adams County and lies 1,226 miles [1,973.1 km]<2> to the west of the Quincy that is located in Norfolk County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Quincy
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Adams County community of Quincy.
    • Kansas
      • Greenwood County
      • This Quincy is located in Greenwood County and lies 1,349 miles [2,171 km]<2> to the west of the Quincy that is located in Norfolk County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Quincy
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Greenwood County community of Quincy.
      • Lyon 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 Kansas community of Quincy [Lyon County].
    • Kentucky
      • Lewis County
      • This Quincy is located in Lewis County and lies 684 miles [1,100.8 km]<2> to the west southwest of the Quincy that is located in Norfolk County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Quincy
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Lewis County community of Quincy.
    • Michigan
      • Branch County
      • This Quincy is located in Branch County and lies 710 miles [1,142.6 km]<2> to the west of the Quincy that is located in Norfolk County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Quincy
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Branch County community of Quincy.
      • Houghton 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 Michigan community of Quincy [Houghton County].
    • Minnesota
      • Olmsted 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 Minnesota community of Quincy [Olmsted County].
    • Mississippi
      • Monroe County
      • This Quincy is located in Monroe County and lies 1,102 miles [1,773.5 km]<2> to the west southwest of the Quincy that is located in Norfolk County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Quincy
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Monroe County community of Quincy.
    • Missouri
      • Hickory County
      • This Quincy is located in Hickory County and lies 1,217 miles [1,958.6 km]<2> to the west of the Quincy that is located in Norfolk County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Quincy
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Hickory County community of Quincy.
    • New Hampshire
      • Grafton County
      • This Quincy is located in Grafton County and lies 112 miles [180.2 km]<2> to the north northwest of the Quincy that is located in Norfolk County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Quincy
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Grafton County community of Quincy.
    • North Dakota
      • Traill 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 North Dakota community of Quincy [Traill County].
    • Ohio
      • Logan County
      • This Quincy is located in Logan County and lies 685 miles [1,102.4 km]<2> to the west of the Quincy that is located in Norfolk County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Quincy
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Logan County community of Quincy.
    • Oklahoma
      • Cleveland 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 Oklahoma community of Quincy [Cleveland County].
    • Ontario
      • 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 Ontario community of Quincy.
    • Oregon
      • Columbia County
      • This Quincy is located in Columbia County and lies 2,549 miles [4,102.2 km]<2> to the west northwest of the Quincy that is located in Norfolk County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Quincy
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Columbia County community of Quincy.
    • Pennsylvania
      • Franklin County
      • This Quincy is located in Franklin County and lies 381 miles [613.2 km]<2> to the west southwest of the Quincy that is located in Norfolk County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Quincy
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Franklin County community of Quincy.
    • Tennessee
      • Crockett County
      • This Quincy is located in Crockett County and lies 1,063 miles [1,710.7 km]<2> to the west southwest of the Quincy that is located in Norfolk County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Quincy
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Crockett County community of Quincy.
    • Texas
      • Bee County
      • This community is historic<3> and although located in Bee County, we don't know where within the county.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Bee County community of Quincy.
    • Washington
      • Grant County
      • This Quincy is located in Grant County and lies 2,380 miles [3,830.2 km]<2> to the west northwest of the Quincy that is located in Norfolk County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Quincy
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Grant County community of Quincy.
    • West Virginia
      • Kanawha 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 West Virginia community of Quincy [Kanawha County].
    • Wisconsin
      • Adams 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 Wisconsin community of Quincy [Adams County].

Curious and Interesting Names Near Quincy ...

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.

  • Braintree [Norfolk County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Braintree
    • Braintree [Norfolk County] lies less than 2 miles<2> to the south of Quincy
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 37,074 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Braintree
  • Cedar Grove [Suffolk County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cedar Grove
    • Cedar Grove [Suffolk County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<2> to the northwest of Quincy
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cedar Grove have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cedar Grove
  • Fields Corner [Suffolk County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Fields Corner
    • Fields Corner [Suffolk County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<2> to the northwest of Quincy
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Fields Corner have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Fields Corner
  • Five Corners [Norfolk County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Five Corners
    • Five Corners [Norfolk County] lies less than 2 miles<2> to the southwest of Quincy
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Five Corners have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Five Corners
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    • Idlewell [Norfolk County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Idlewell
      • Idlewell [Norfolk County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<2> to the southeast of Quincy
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Idlewell have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Idlewell
    • Lincoln Heights [Norfolk County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lincoln Heights
      • Lincoln Heights [Norfolk County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<2> to the southeast of Quincy
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lincoln Heights have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lincoln Heights
    • Meeting House Hill [Suffolk County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Meeting House Hill
      • Meeting House Hill [Suffolk County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<2> to the northwest of Quincy
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Meeting House Hill have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Meeting House Hill
    • Merrymount [Norfolk County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Merrymount
      • Merrymount [Norfolk County] lies less than 2 miles<2> to the northeast of Quincy
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Merrymount have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Merrymount
    • Milton Center [Norfolk County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Milton Center
      • Milton Center [Norfolk County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<2> to the west of Quincy
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Milton Center have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Milton Center
    • Old Boat Point [Norfolk County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Old Boat Point
      • Old Boat Point [Norfolk County] lies less than 2 miles<2> to the southeast of Quincy
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Old Boat Point have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Old Boat Point
    • Post Island [Norfolk County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Post Island
      • Post Island [Norfolk County] lies less than 2 miles<2> to the northeast of Quincy
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Post Island have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Post Island
    • Rock Island [Norfolk County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rock Island
      • Rock Island [Norfolk County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<2> to the east of Quincy
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Rock Island have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rock Island

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 Quincy. 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 on October 28, 1818 (a Wednesday) at the age of 73.
      • Weymouth is located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the southeast of Quincy.
      • 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 12 miles [19.3 km] to the northwest of Quincy.
      • 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 12 miles [19.3 km] to the northwest of Quincy.
      • Brookline is located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the northwest of Quincy.
      • 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 on July 4, 1826 (a Tueday) at the age of 90.
      • Braintree is located Less than 2 miles to the south of Quincy.
      • 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 Less than 2 miles to the south of Quincy.
      • 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 21 miles [33.8 km] to the west of Quincy.
      • Dorchester is located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the northwest of Quincy.
      • 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 8 miles [12.9 km] to the north of Quincy.
      • Arlington is located 13 miles [20.9 km] to the northwest of Quincy.
      • 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 10 miles [16.1 km] to the northwest of Quincy.
      • 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 15 miles [24.1 km] to the north of Quincy.
      • Cambridge is located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the northwest of Quincy.
      • 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 12 miles [19.3 km] to the north of Quincy.
      • 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 8 miles [12.9 km] to the north of Quincy.

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

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

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    • Dedham, which is the Seat of Norfolk County and lies just to the West.
    • Boston, which is the State Capital of Massachusetts, lies just to the north northwest (NNW).
    • The White House (Washington, DC) is 391 miles [629.3 km]<2> to the southwest (SW). If you could drive a straight line from Quincy to White House, with an average speed<6>of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, it would take most of a day to make the trip. A comfortable walk of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour would take 23 days. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take 16 days.
    • The shortest distance<7> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 5,505 miles [8,859.4 km] and it lies to the east northeast (ENE).<8>
    • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 6,212 miles [9,997.2 km] and it lies to the east northeast (ENE).<9>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 4,088 miles [6,579 km] and it lies to the east northeast (ENE).<10>

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Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Quincy: www.ci.quincy.ma.us/

The official website for Norfolk County: www.norfolkcounty.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 Rock Creek to see Pete ... Rock 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 Quincy 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 from Point A (ie- Quincy) 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 Quincy. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from QuincyOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Quincy. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 42.2518, Longitude: -71.0039    
<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 Quincy, 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 Quincy 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 303.958 degrees.
<9>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 299.534 degrees.
<10>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 300.601 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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