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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 Salisbury, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Salisbury 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 Salisbury:
    • 42.841758, -70.860608
    • 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 Salisbury
  • 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 Salisbury ...

We found 21 communities that share the name Salisbury.

Within Massachusetts, the name Salisbury is unique.

Beyond Massachusetts, we know of another 21 communities that are located throughout in the United States and Canada. Of these 21 communities, nineteen are located in the United States and two are in Canada.

  • Communities Elsewhere In North America ...
    • Connecticut
      • Litchfield County
      • This Salisbury is located in Litchfield County and lies 143 miles [230.1 km]<1> to the west southwest of the Salisbury that is located in Essex County.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Litchfield County community of Salisbury.
    • Illinois
      • Coles 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 Illinois community of Salisbury [Coles County].
      • Sangamon County
      • This Salisbury is located in Sangamon County and lies 1,000 miles [1,609.3 km]<1> to the west of the Salisbury that is located in Essex County.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Sangamon County community of Salisbury.
    • Kansas
      • Cherokee County
      • This community is historic<3> and although located in Cherokee County, we don't know where within the county.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Cherokee County community of Salisbury.
    • Kentucky
      • Floyd 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 Kentucky community of Salisbury [Floyd County].
    • Maryland
      • Wicomico County
      • This Salisbury is located in Wicomico County and lies 395 miles [635.7 km]<1> to the southwest of the Salisbury that is located in Essex County.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Wicomico County community of Salisbury.
    • Michigan
      • Marquette County
      • This Salisbury is located in Marquette County and lies 861 miles [1,385.6 km]<1> to the west northwest of the Salisbury that is located in Essex County.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Marquette County community of Salisbury.
    • Missouri
      • Chariton County
      • This Salisbury is located in Chariton County and lies 1,161 miles [1,868.4 km]<1> to the west of the Salisbury that is located in Essex County.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Chariton County community of Salisbury.
    • New Brunswick
      • This Salisbury lies 361 miles [581 km]<1> to the northeast of the Salisbury that is located in Essex County.
    • New Hampshire
      • Merrimack County
      • This Salisbury is located in Merrimack County and lies 56 miles [90.1 km]<1> to the northwest of the Salisbury that is located in Essex County.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Merrimack County community of Salisbury.
    • New York
      • Herkimer County
      • This Salisbury is located in Herkimer County and lies 201 miles [323.5 km]<1> to the west of the Salisbury that is located in Essex County.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Herkimer County community of Salisbury.
      • Nassau County
      • This Salisbury is located in Nassau County and lies 200 miles [321.9 km] to the southwest of the Salisbury that is located in Essex County.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Nassau County community of Salisbury.
    • North Carolina
      • Rowan County
      • This Salisbury is located in Rowan County and lies 713 miles [1,147.5 km]<1> to the southwest of the Salisbury that is located in Essex County.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Rowan County community of Salisbury.
    • Ontario
      • 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 Ontario community of Salisbury.
    • Oregon
      • Baker County
      • This Salisbury is located in Baker County and lies 2,315 miles [3,725.6 km]<1> to the west northwest of the Salisbury that is located in Essex County.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Baker County community of Salisbury.
    • Pennsylvania
      • Lancaster 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 Pennsylvania community of Salisbury [Lancaster County].
      • Somerset County
      • This Salisbury is located in Somerset County and lies 476 miles [766 km]<1> to the west southwest of the Salisbury that is located in Essex County.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Somerset County community of Salisbury.
    • Texas
      • Hall County
      • This community is historic<3> and although located in Hall County, we don't know where within the county.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Hall County community of Salisbury.
    • Vermont
      • Addison County
      • This Salisbury is located in Addison County and lies 133 miles [214 km]<1> to the northwest of the Salisbury that is located in Essex County.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Addison County community of Salisbury.
    • Virginia
      • Botetourt County
      • This Salisbury is located in Botetourt County and lies 592 miles [952.7 km]<1> to the southwest of the Salisbury that is located in Essex County.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Botetourt County community of Salisbury.
      • Chesterfield 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 Virginia community of Salisbury [Chesterfield County].

Curious and Interesting Names Near Salisbury ...

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.

  • Fogg Corners
    (4 miles [6.4 km] to the north)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Fogg Corners
    • Fogg Corners is located in Rockingham County (NH)
  • Joppa
    (2 miles [3.2 km] to the south)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Joppa have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Joppa
    • Joppa is located in Essex County
  • Knights Crossing
    (4 miles [6.4 km] to the south)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Knights Crossing have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Knights Crossing
    • Knights Crossing is located in Essex County
  • Pine Island
    (4 miles [6.4 km] to the south)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Pine Island have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pine Island
    • Pine Island is located in Essex County
  • Plum Island
    (3 miles [4.8 km] to the southeast)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Plum Island have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Plum Island
    • Plum Island is located in Essex County
  • Plumbush
    (3 miles [4.8 km] to the southeast)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Plumbush have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Plumbush
    • Plumbush is located in Essex County
  • Rings Island
    (Less than 2 miles to the south)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Rings Island have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rings Island
    • Rings Island is located in Essex County
  • Salisbury Beach
    (2 miles [3.2 km] to the east)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Salisbury Beach have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Salisbury Beach
    • Salisbury Beach is located in Essex County
  • Salisbury Plains
    (2 miles [3.2 km] to the northwest)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Salisbury Plains have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Salisbury Plains
    • Salisbury Plains is located in Essex County
  • Salisbury Point
    (2 miles [3.2 km] to the west)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Salisbury Point have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Salisbury Point
    • Salisbury Point is located in Essex County
  • Town Hall Corner
    (5 miles [8 km] to the north)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Town Hall Corner have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Town Hall Corner
    • Town Hall Corner is located in Rockingham County (NH)

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

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

  • Salem, which is the Seat of Essex County, lies 22 miles [35.4 km]<1> to the south. If you could walk a straight line from Salisbury 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 34 miles [54.7 km] to the south southwest (SSW). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take less than an hour, a buggy would take just about two full days and walking would take most of two days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC) is 421 miles [677.5 km] to the southwest (SW). Driving would take most of a day, a buggy would take 17 days and walking would take 24 days.
  • The shortest distance<6> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 5,477 miles [8,814.4 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 6,185 miles [9,953.8 km] and it lies to the east northeast (ENE).<8>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 4,061 miles [6,535.5 km] and it lies to the east northeast (ENE).<9>

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Salisbury. 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 'point-to-point' distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Salisbury) to Point B.Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Salisbury. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 42.8418, Longitude: -70.8606       In this case, the coordinates for Salisbury have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<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 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 Salisbury 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 Salisbury, 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 found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.
<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 Salisbury 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 303.782 degrees.
<8>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 299.435 degrees.
<9>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 300.231 degrees.









 

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