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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 Wareham, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Wareham 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 Wareham:
    • 41.762604, -70.721702
    • 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 Wareham
  • 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 Wareham ...

We have found four communities that share the name Wareham.

Within Massachusetts, the name Wareham is unique.

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

  • Communities Elsewhere In North America ...
    • Minnesota
      • Pine 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 Wareham [Pine County].
    • Newfoundland and Labrador
      • This Wareham lies 955 miles [1,536.9 km]<2> to the northeast of the Wareham that is located in Plymouth County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Wareham
    • Ontario
      • This Wareham lies 518 miles [833.6 km]<2> to the west northwest of the Wareham that is located in Plymouth County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Wareham
    • Virginia
      • Gloucester 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 Virginia community of Wareham [Gloucester County].

Curious and Interesting Names Near Wareham ...

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.

  • Buzzards Bay [Barnstable County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Buzzards Bay
    • Buzzards Bay [Barnstable County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<2> to the east of Wareham
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Buzzards Bay have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Buzzards Bay
  • Cranberry Village [Plymouth County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cranberry Village
    • Cranberry Village [Plymouth County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<2> to the north of Wareham
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cranberry Village have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cranberry Village
  • Douglas Corner [Plymouth County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Douglas Corner
    • Douglas Corner [Plymouth County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<2> to the west of Wareham
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Douglas Corner have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Douglas Corner
  • Five Corners [Plymouth County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Five Corners
    • Five Corners [Plymouth County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<2> to the northwest of Wareham
    • 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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    • Gray Gables [Barnstable County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Gray Gables
      • Gray Gables [Barnstable County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<2> to the east of Wareham
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Gray Gables have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Gray Gables
    • Indian Heights [Plymouth County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Indian Heights
      • Indian Heights [Plymouth County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<2> to the east of Wareham
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Indian Heights have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Indian Heights
    • Marion [Plymouth County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Marion
      • Marion [Plymouth County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<2> to the southwest of Wareham
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 5,189 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Marion
    • Onset [Plymouth County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Onset
      • Onset [Plymouth County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<2> to the southeast of Wareham
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Onset
    • Onset Station [Plymouth County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Onset Station
      • Onset Station [Plymouth County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<2> to the east of Wareham
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Onset Station have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Onset Station
    • Pine Tree Village [Plymouth County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pine Tree Village
      • Pine Tree Village [Plymouth County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<2> to the north of Wareham
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Pine Tree Village have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pine Tree Village
    • Piney Point Beach [Plymouth County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Piney Point Beach
      • Piney Point Beach [Plymouth County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<2> to the south of Wareham
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Piney Point Beach have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Piney Point Beach
    • Swifts Beach [Plymouth County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Swifts Beach
      • Swifts Beach [Plymouth County] lies less than 2 miles<2> to the south of Wareham
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Swifts Beach have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Swifts Beach

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 Wareham. 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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    • Casey Affleck     (Oscar winning actor, director)
      • Oscar winning actor, director. He was born in Falmouth (Massachusetts) on Tueday August 12, 1975
      • Falmouth is located 15 miles [24.1 km] to the south of Wareham.
    • John Bartlett     (Author)
      • Author. He was born in Plymouth (Massachusetts) on Wednesday June 14, 1820 and died in Cambridge (Massachusetts) on Sunday December 3, 1905 at the age of 85. He is buried at Mt. Auburn Cemetery (Middlesex County, Massachusetts).
      • Plymouth is located 13 miles [20.9 km] to the north of Wareham.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: John Bartlett<5>
    • Whitney Blake     (Actress)
      • Actress. She was born in Eagle Rock (California) on Friday February 20, 1925 and died in Edgartown (Massachusetts) on Saturday September 28, 2002 at the age of 77. The body was cremated.
      • Edgartown is located 27 miles [43.5 km] to the southeast of Wareham.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Whitney Blake<5>
    • Carol Haney Blyden     (Dancer)
      • Dancer. She was born in New Bedford (Massachusetts) on Wednesday December 24, 1924 and died in Saddle Brook (New Jersey) on Sunday May 10, 1964 at the age of 39. She is buried at Holyhood Cemetery (Norfolk County, Massachusetts).
      • New Bedford is located 13 miles [20.9 km] to the southwest of Wareham.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Carol Haney Blyden<5>
    • Fanny Davenport     (Actress)
      • Actress. She was born in London (England) on Wednesday April 10, 1850 and died in South Duxbury (Massachusetts) on Monday September 26, 1898 at the age of 48. She is buried at Forest Hills Cemetery (Suffolk County, Massachusetts).
      • South Duxbury is located 18 miles [29 km] to the north of Wareham.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Fanny Davenport<5>
    • Dominic 'The Little Professor' DiMaggio     (Major League Baseball)
    • Ruth Gordon     (Actor, screenwriter, playwright)
      • Actor, screenwriter, playwright. She was born in Wollaston (Massachusetts) on Friday October 30, 1896 and died in Edgartown (Massachusetts) on Wednesday August 28, 1985 at the age of 88. The body was cremated.
      • Edgartown is located 27 miles [43.5 km] to the southeast of Wareham.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Ruth Gordon<5>
    • Lillian Hellman     (Playwright)
      • Playwright. She was born in New Orleans (Louisiana) on Tueday June 20, 1905 and died in Tisbury (Massachusetts) on Saturday June 30, 1984 at the age of 79. She is buried at Abel's Hill Cemetery (Dukes County, Massachusetts).
      • Tisbury is located 22 miles [35.4 km] to the south of Wareham.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Lillian Hellman<5>
    • Will 'Cannonball' Jackman     (Professional baseball)
      • Professional baseball. He was born in Kyle (Texas) on Monday October 7, 1895 and died in Marion (Massachusetts) on Friday September 8, 1972 at the age of 76. He is buried at Mt. Hope Cemetery (Suffolk County, Massachusetts).
      • Marion is located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the southwest of Wareham.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Will 'Cannonball' Jackman<5>
    • Patricia Neal     (Oscar winning actress)
      • Oscar winning actress. She was born in Packard (Kentucky) on Wednesday January 20, 1926 and died in Edgartown (Massachusetts) on Sunday August 8, 2010 at the age of 84.
      • Edgartown is located 27 miles [43.5 km] to the southeast of Wareham.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Patricia Neal<5>
    • Jimmy Slyde     (Entertainer)
      • Entertainer. He was born in Atlanta (Georgia) on Sunday October 2, 1927 and died in Hanson (Massachusetts) on Friday May 16, 2008 at the age of 80. He is buried at Forest Hills Cemetery (Suffolk County, Massachusetts).
      • Hanson is located 23 miles [37 km] to the north of Wareham.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Jimmy Slyde<5>
    • John L. Sullivan     (Professional boxer)
      • Professional boxer. He was born in Roxbury (Massachusetts) on Friday October 15, 1858 and died in Abington (Massachusetts) on Saturday February 2, 1918 at the age of 59. He is buried at Calvary Cemetery (Suffolk County, Massachusetts).
      • Abington is located 26 miles [41.8 km] to the northwest of Wareham.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: John L. Sullivan<5>
    • Cephas Giovanni Thompson     (Artist)
      • Artist. He was born in Middleborough (Massachusetts) on Thursday August 3, 1809 and died in New York (New York) on Friday January 6, 1888 at the age of 78. He is buried at Woodlawn Cemetery (Bronx County, New York).
      • Middleborough is located 13 miles [20.9 km] to the northwest of Wareham.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Cephas Giovanni Thompson<5>

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

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

  • View Our List ...
    • Plymouth, which is the Seat of Plymouth County and lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<2> to the north. If you could walk a straight line from Wareham to Plymouth, with an average speed<6> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take 6 hours to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take four to five hours.
    • Boston, which is the State Capital of Massachusetts, lies 44 miles [70.8 km] to the north northwest (NNW). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take less than an hour, a buggy would take most of two days and walking would take about three full days.
    • The White House (Washington, DC) is 386 miles [621.2 km] to the west southwest (WSW). Driving would take most of a day, a buggy would take 15 days and walking would take 22 days.
    • The shortest distance<7> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 5,512 miles [8,870.7 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 6,216 miles [10,003.7 km] and it lies to the east northeast (ENE).<9>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 4,093 miles [6,587 km] and it lies to the east northeast (ENE).<10>

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Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Wareham. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

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 Wareham 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 obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Wareham) 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 Wareham. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from WarehamOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Wareham. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 41.7626, Longitude: -70.7217       In this case, the coordinates for Wareham have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<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 Wareham, 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 Wareham 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 303.864 degrees.
<9>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 299.345 degrees.
<10>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 300.727 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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