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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 South Hadley, we use the following websites to find information relevant to South Hadley 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 South Hadley:
    • 42.259139, -72.574855
    • 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 South Hadley
  • 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

Curious and Interesting Names Near South Hadley ...

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.

  • Cooks Corner [Hampshire County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cooks Corner
    • Cooks Corner [Hampshire County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the east of South Hadley
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cooks Corner have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cooks Corner
  • Freeman Knoll [Hampden County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Freeman Knoll
    • Freeman Knoll [Hampden County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the south of South Hadley
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Freeman Knoll have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Freeman Knoll
  • Great Swamp [Hampshire County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Great Swamp
    • Great Swamp [Hampshire County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the southwest of South Hadley
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Great Swamp have been provided by the GNIS.<2> 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 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the northwest of South Hadley
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hockanum have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hockanum
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    • Moody Corner [Hampshire County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Moody Corner
      • Moody Corner [Hampshire County] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the northeast of South Hadley
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Moody Corner have been provided by the GNIS.<2> 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]<1> to the northwest of South Hadley
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Mount Tom have been provided by the GNIS.<2> 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 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the west of South Hadley
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Mountain Park have been provided by the GNIS.<2> 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 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the south of South Hadley
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Plainville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Rock Valley [Hampden County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rock Valley
      • Rock Valley [Hampden County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the southwest of South Hadley
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Rock Valley have been provided by the GNIS.<2> 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 South Hadley. 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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    • Marion Eugenie Bauer     (Composer, author)
      • Composer, author. She was born in Walla Walla (Washington) on Tueday August 15, 1882 and died in South Hadley on Tueday August 9, 1955 at the age of 73. She is buried at Kensico Cemetery (Westchester County, New York).
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Marion Eugenie Bauer<3>
    • William Aloysius Bergen     (Major League Baseball)
      • Major League Baseball. He was born in North Brookfield (Massachusetts) on Thursday June 13, 1878 and died in Worcester (Massachusetts) on Sunday December 19, 1943 at the age of 65. He is buried at St. John's Cemetery (Worcester County, Massachusetts).
      • North Brookfield is located 25 miles [40.2 km] to the east of South Hadley.
      • Worcester is located 39 miles [62.8 km] to the east of South Hadley.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: William Aloysius Bergen<3>
    • Donald Joseph Bevan     (Playwright, screenwriter, artist)
      • Playwright, screenwriter, artist. He was born in Holyoke (Massachusetts) on Friday January 16, 1920 and died in Studio City (California) on Wednesday May 29, 2013 at the age of 93. He is buried at Riverside National Cemetery (Riverside County, California).
      • Holyoke is located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the southwest of South Hadley.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Donald Joseph Bevan<3>
    • Gail Castleberry     (Actress)
      • Actress. She was born in Springfield (Massachusetts) on Saturday August 3, 1957 and died in Santa Monica (California) on Thursday December 4, 2003 at the age of 46. She is buried at Oak Grove Cemetery (Hampden County, Massachusetts).
      • Springfield is located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the south of South Hadley.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Gail Castleberry<3>
    • Teddy Charles     (Muscian, composer, bandleader)
      • Muscian, composer, bandleader. He was born in Chicopee (Massachusetts) on Friday April 13, 1928 and died in Riverhead (New York) on Monday April 16, 2012 at the age of 84. The body was cremated.
      • Chicopee is located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the south of South Hadley.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Teddy Charles<3>
    • Jack Chesbro     (Professional baseball)
      • Professional baseball. He was born in North Adams (Massachusetts) on Friday June 5, 1874 and died in Conway (Massachusetts) on Friday November 6, 1931 at the age of 57. He is buried at Howland Cemetery (Franklin County, Massachusetts).
      • North Adams is located 40 miles [64.4 km] to the northwest of South Hadley.
      • Conway is located 18 miles [29 km] to the north of South Hadley.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Jack Chesbro<3>
    • Calvin Coolidge     (30th President of the US (1923 - 1929))
      • 30th President of the US (1923 - 1929). He was born in Plymouth (Vermont) on Thursday July 4, 1872 and died in Northampton (Massachusetts) on Thursday January 5, 1933 at the age of 60. He is buried at Plymouth Notch Cemetery (Windsor County, Vermont).
      • Northampton is located 5 miles [8 km] to the northwest of South Hadley.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Calvin Coolidge<3>
    • 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 (Vermont) on Friday January 3, 1879 and died in Northampton (Massachusetts) on Monday July 8, 1957 at the age of 78. She is buried at Plymouth Notch Cemetery (Windsor County, Vermont).
      • Northampton is located 5 miles [8 km] to the northwest of South Hadley.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Grace Coolidge<3>
    • William Arthur Cummings     (Major league baseball)
      • Major league baseball. He was born in Ware (Massachusetts) on Wednesday October 18, 1848 and died in Toledo (Ohio) on Friday May 16, 1924 at the age of 75. He is buried at Aspen Grove Cemetery (Hampshire County, Massachusetts).
      • Ware is located 17 miles [27.4 km] to the east of South Hadley.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: William Arthur Cummings<3>
    • Pauline Curley     (Actress)
    • Cecil B. DeMille     (Producer, director)
      • Producer, director. He was born in Ashfield (Massachusetts) on Friday August 12, 1881 and died in Los Angeles (California) on Wednesday January 21, 1959 at the age of 77. He is buried at Hollywood Forever Cemetery (Los Angeles County, California).
      • Ashfield is located 21 miles [33.8 km] to the northwest of South Hadley.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Cecil B. DeMille<3>
    • Edward Dickinson     (Author, musician)
      • Author, musician. He was born in West Springfield (Massachusetts) on Monday October 10, 1853 and died in Oberlin (Ohio) on Friday January 25, 1946 at the age of 92. He is buried at Westwood Cemetery (Lorain County, Ohio).
      • West Springfield is located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the south of South Hadley.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Edward Dickinson<3>
    • Deborah Leah Sugarbaker Digges     (Poet)

How Far From South Hadley 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 community such as South Hadley to various places of note, such as the White House.

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

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    • Northampton, which is the Seat of Hampshire County and lies just to the North Northwest.
    • Boston, which is the State Capital of Massachusetts, lies 77 miles [123.9 km]<1> to the east (E). If you could drive a straight line from South Hadley to Boston, with an average speed<4>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 329 miles [529.5 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<5> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 5,571 miles [8,965.7 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<6>
    • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 6,281 miles [10,108.3 km] and it lies to the east northeast (ENE).<7>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 4,157 miles [6,690 km] and it lies to the east northeast (ENE).<8>

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Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for South Hadley: www.southhadley.org/

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' (or 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- South Hadley) 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 South Hadley. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from South Hadley

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in South Hadley. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 42.2591, Longitude: -72.5749    
<2>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.
<3>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.
<4>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.
<5>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 South Hadley to the Middle East to be East and South, the Great Circle Route actually lies to the North and East.
<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Jerusalem is 304.90 degrees.
<7>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 300.595 degrees.
<8>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 301.305 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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