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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 Westfield, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Westfield 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 Westfield:
    • 42.124312, -72.748069
    • 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 Westfield
  • 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 Westfield ...

We have found 41 communities that share the name Westfield.

Within Massachusetts, the name Westfield is unique.

Beyond Massachusetts, we know of another 41 communities that are located throughout in the United States and Canada. Of these 41 communities, 38 are located in the United States and three are in Canada.

  • Communities Elsewhere In North America ...
    • Alabama
      • Jefferson County
      • This Westfield is located in Jefferson County and lies 975 miles [1,569.1 km]<1> to the west southwest of the Westfield that is located in Hampden County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Westfield
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Jefferson County community of Westfield.
      • Tallapoosa County
      • This Westfield is located in Tallapoosa County and lies 959 miles [1,543.4 km] to the southwest of the Westfield that is located in Hampden County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Westfield
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Tallapoosa County community of Westfield.
    • California
      • Los Angeles 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 California community of Westfield [Los Angeles County].
      • Tulare County
      • This Westfield is located in Tulare County and lies 2,484 miles [3,997.6 km]<1> to the west of the Westfield that is located in Hampden County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Westfield
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Tulare County community of Westfield.
    • Connecticut
      • Middlesex County
      • This Westfield is located in Middlesex County and lies 37 miles [59.5 km]<1> to the south of the Westfield that is located in Hampden County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Westfield
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Middlesex County community of Westfield.
    • Delaware
      • New Castle County
      • This Westfield is located in New Castle County and lies 224 miles [360.5 km]<1> to the southwest of the Westfield that is located in Hampden County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Westfield
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the New Castle County community of Westfield.
    • Georgia
      • Bibb County
      • This Westfield is located in Bibb County and lies 878 miles [1,413 km]<1> to the southwest of the Westfield that is located in Hampden County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Westfield
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Bibb County community of Westfield.
      • Cobb County
      • This Westfield is located in Cobb County and lies 844 miles [1,358.3 km] to the southwest of the Westfield that is located in Hampden County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Westfield
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Cobb County community of Westfield.
    • Illinois
      • Clark County
      • This Westfield is located in Clark County and lies 816 miles [1,313.2 km]<1> to the west of the Westfield that is located in Hampden County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Westfield
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Clark County community of Westfield.
      • Cook County
      • This Westfield is located in Cook County and lies 772 miles [1,242.4 km] to the west of the Westfield that is located in Hampden County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Westfield
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Cook County community of Westfield.
      • Will 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 Westfield [Will County].
    • Indiana
      • Hamilton County
      • This Westfield is located in Hamilton County and lies 710 miles [1,142.6 km]<1> to the west of the Westfield that is located in Hampden County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Westfield
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Hamilton County community of Westfield.
      • Saint Joseph County
      • This Westfield is located in Saint Joseph County and lies 700 miles [1,126.5 km] to the west of the Westfield that is located in Hampden County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Westfield
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Saint Joseph County community of Westfield.
    • Iowa
      • Plymouth County
      • This Westfield is located in Plymouth County and lies 1,212 miles [1,950.5 km]<1> to the west of the Westfield that is located in Hampden County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Westfield
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Plymouth County community of Westfield.
      • Poweshiek County
      • This Westfield is located in Poweshiek County and lies 1,026 miles [1,651.2 km] to the west of the Westfield that is located in Hampden County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Westfield
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Poweshiek County community of Westfield.
    • Kansas
      • Decatur 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 Westfield [Decatur County].
      • McPherson County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information. For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Kansas community of Westfield [McPherson County].
      • Wyandotte County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information. For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Kansas community of Westfield [Wyandotte County].
    • Louisiana
      • Assumption Parish
      • This Westfield is located in Assumption Parish and lies 1,317 miles [2,119.5 km]<1> to the west southwest of the Westfield that is located in Hampden County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Westfield
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Assumption Parish community of Westfield.
    • Maine
      • Aroostook County
      • This Westfield is located in Aroostook County and lies 388 miles [624.4 km]<1> to the northeast of the Westfield that is located in Hampden County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Westfield
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Aroostook County community of Westfield.
    • Mississippi
      • Holmes County
      • This Westfield is located in Holmes County and lies 1,138 miles [1,831.4 km]<1> to the west southwest of the Westfield that is located in Hampden County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Westfield
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Holmes County community of Westfield.
    • Missouri
      • Dallas County
      • This Westfield is located in Dallas County and lies 1,106 miles [1,779.9 km]<1> to the west of the Westfield that is located in Hampden County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Westfield
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Dallas County community of Westfield.
    • New Brunswick
      • This Westfield lies 393 miles [632.5 km]<1> to the northeast of the Westfield that is located in Hampden County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Westfield
    • New Jersey
      • Union County
      • This Westfield is located in Union County and lies 131 miles [210.8 km]<1> to the southwest of the Westfield that is located in Hampden County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Westfield
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Union County community of Westfield.
    • New York
      • Chautauqua County
      • This Westfield is located in Chautauqua County and lies 349 miles [561.7 km]<1> to the west of the Westfield that is located in Hampden County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Westfield
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Chautauqua County community of Westfield.
    • North Carolina
      • Surry County
      • This Westfield is located in Surry County and lies 566 miles [910.9 km]<1> to the southwest of the Westfield that is located in Hampden County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Westfield
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Surry County community of Westfield.
    • North Dakota
      • Emmons County
      • This Westfield is located in Emmons County and lies 1,381 miles [2,222.5 km]<1> to the west northwest of the Westfield that is located in Hampden County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Westfield
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Emmons County community of Westfield.
    • Nova Scotia
      • This Westfield lies 419 miles [674.3 km]<1> to the east northeast of the Westfield that is located in Hampden County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Westfield
    • Ohio
      • Columbiana 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 Ohio community of Westfield [Columbiana County].
      • Morrow County
      • This Westfield is located in Morrow County and lies 543 miles [873.9 km]<1> to the west of the Westfield that is located in Hampden County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Westfield
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Morrow County community of Westfield.
    • Ontario
      • This Westfield lies 454 miles [730.6 km]<1> to the west northwest of the Westfield that is located in Hampden County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Westfield
    • Pennsylvania
      • Tioga County
      • This Westfield is located in Tioga County and lies 246 miles [395.9 km]<1> to the west of the Westfield that is located in Hampden County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Westfield
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Tioga County community of Westfield.
    • Texas
      • Harris County
      • This Westfield is located in Harris County and lies 1,531 miles [2,463.9 km]<1> to the west southwest of the Westfield that is located in Hampden County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Westfield
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Harris County community of Westfield.
      • Wharton 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 Texas community of Westfield [Wharton County].
    • Vermont
      • Orleans County
      • This Westfield is located in Orleans County and lies 191 miles [307.4 km]<1> to the north of the Westfield that is located in Hampden County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Westfield
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Orleans County community of Westfield.
    • Virginia
      • Albemarle County
      • This Westfield is located in Albemarle County and lies 412 miles [663 km]<1> to the southwest of the Westfield that is located in Hampden County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Westfield
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Albemarle County community of Westfield.
      • Bristol City
      • This Westfield is located in Bristol City and lies 632 miles [1,017.1 km] to the west southwest of the Westfield that is located in Hampden County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Westfield
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Bristol City community of Westfield.
      • Salem City
      • This Westfield is located in Salem City and lies 512 miles [824 km] to the southwest of the Westfield that is located in Hampden County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Westfield
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Salem City community of Westfield.
    • Washington
      • Douglas 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 Washington community of Westfield [Douglas County].
    • West Virginia
      • Lewis County
      • This Westfield is located in Lewis County and lies 454 miles [730.6 km]<1> to the west southwest of the Westfield that is located in Hampden County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Westfield
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Lewis County community of Westfield.
    • Wisconsin
      • Marquette County
      • This Westfield is located in Marquette County and lies 852 miles [1,371.2 km]<1> to the west northwest of the Westfield that is located in Hampden County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Westfield
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Marquette County community of Westfield.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Westfield ...

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.

  • Cayenne [Hampden County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cayenne
    • Cayenne [Hampden County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the east of Westfield
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cayenne have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cayenne
  • Chicopee [Hampden County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Chicopee
    • Chicopee [Hampden County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the east of Westfield
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 54,825 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Chicopee
  • Crescent Mills [Hampden County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Crescent Mills
    • Crescent Mills [Hampden County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the northwest of Westfield
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Crescent Mills have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Crescent Mills
  • Feeding Hills [Hampden County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Feeding Hills
    • Feeding Hills [Hampden County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the southeast of Westfield
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Feeding Hills
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Liberty Heights [Hampden County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Liberty Heights
      • Liberty Heights [Hampden County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the east of Westfield
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Liberty Heights have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Liberty Heights
    • Little River [Hampden County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Little River
      • Little River [Hampden County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the southeast of Westfield
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Little River have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Little River
    • Rising Corner [Hartford County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rising Corner
      • Rising Corner [Hartford County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the south of Westfield
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rising Corner
    • 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 northeast of Westfield
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Rock Valley have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rock Valley
    • Sandy Hill [Hampden County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sandy Hill
      • Sandy Hill [Hampden County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the east of Westfield
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Sandy Hill have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sandy Hill
    • Trainfield [Hampden County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Trainfield
      • Trainfield [Hampden County] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the north of Westfield
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Trainfield have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Trainfield

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 Westfield. 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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    • Astrid Allwyn     (Actress)
    • Robert Ames     (Actor)
      • Full name: Robert Downing Ames
      • Actor. He was born in Hartford (CT) on March 23, 1889 (a Saturday) and died in New York (NY) on November 27, 1931 (a Friday) at the age of 42. He is buried at Cedar Hill Cemetery (Hartford County, Connecticut).
      • Hartford is located 24 miles [38.6 km] to the south of Westfield.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Robert Ames<4>
    • Delia Salter Bacon     (Author)
    • William Harrison 'Bald Billy' Barnie     (Major League Baseball> *~~mlb:<1883/05/01:1886/06/28)
    • Martin F. 'Marty' Barrett     (Major League Baseball> *~~mlb:<1884/06/24:1884/10/15)
    • Christopher 'Battling' Battalino     (Professional boxer)
    • Marion Eugenie Bauer     (Composer, author)
    • Edward James 'Ed' Begley, Sr.     (Actor)
    • Donald Joseph Bevan     (Playwright, screenwriter, artist)
    • Marilyn Borden     (Actress)
      • Actress. She was born in Hartford (CT) on May 29, 1932 (a Sunday) and died in Modesto (CA) on March 25, 2009 (a Wednesday) at the age of 76. The body was cremated.
      • Hartford is located 24 miles [38.6 km] to the south of Westfield.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Marilyn Borden<4>
    • Rosalyn 'Roz' Borden     (Actress)
      • Actress. She was born in Hartford (CT) on May 29, 1932 (a Sunday) and died in Modesto (CA) on January 23, 2003 (a Thursday) at the age of 70. The body was cremated.
      • Hartford is located 24 miles [38.6 km] to the south of Westfield.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Rosalyn 'Roz' Borden<4>
    • John Bray     (Animator)
      • Full name: John Randolph Bray
      • Animator. He was born in Adrian (MI) on August 25, 1879 (a Monday) and died in Hartford (CT) on October 10, 1978 (a Tueday) at the age of 99. He is buried at Bray Cemetery (Lincoln County, Missouri).
      • Hartford is located 24 miles [38.6 km] to the south of Westfield.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: John Bray<4>
    • John Brown     (Abolitionist, activist)
      • Abolitionist, activist. He was born in Torrington (CT) on May 9, 1800 (a Friday) and died in Charles Town (WV) on December 2, 1859 (a Friday) at the age of 59.
      • Torrington is located 28 miles [45.1 km] to the southwest of Westfield.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: John Brown<4>

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

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

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    • Springfield, which is the Seat of Hampden County and lies just to the East.
    • Boston, which is the State Capital of Massachusetts, lies 87 miles [140 km]<1> to the east (E). If you could drive a straight line from Westfield to Boston, with an average speed<5>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 316 miles [508.6 km] to the southwest (SW). Driving would take five to six hours, a buggy would take 13 days and walking would take 18 days.
    • The shortest distance<6> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 5,584 miles [8,986.6 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<7>
    • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 6,293 miles [10,127.6 km] and it lies to the east northeast (ENE).<8>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 4,169 miles [6,709.4 km] and it lies to the east northeast (ENE).<9>

Other Roadside Stops ...

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Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Westfield: www.ci.westfield.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 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Westfield) 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 Westfield. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from WestfieldOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Westfield. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 42.1243, Longitude: -72.7481    
<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 Mile's to see Pete ... Mile's 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 Westfield 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 Westfield 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 305.023 degrees.
<8>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 300.71 degrees.
<9>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 301.449 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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