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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 Weymouth, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Weymouth 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 Weymouth:
    • 42.220636, -70.943213
    • 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 Weymouth
  • 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 Weymouth ...

We have found four communities that share the name Weymouth.

Within Massachusetts, the name Weymouth is unique.

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

  • Communities Elsewhere In North America ...
    • Kentucky
      • Graves 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 Kentucky community of Weymouth [Graves County].
    • New Jersey
      • Atlantic County
      • This Weymouth is located in Atlantic County and lies 273 miles [439.4 km]<2> to the southwest of the Weymouth that is located in Norfolk County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Weymouth
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Atlantic County community of Weymouth.
    • Nova Scotia
      • This Weymouth lies 290 miles [466.7 km]<2> to the east northeast of the Weymouth that is located in Norfolk County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Weymouth
    • Ohio
      • Medina County
      • This Weymouth is located in Medina County and lies 563 miles [906.1 km]<2> to the west of the Weymouth that is located in Norfolk County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Weymouth
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Medina County community of Weymouth.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Weymouth ...

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.

  • Accord [Plymouth County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Accord
    • Accord [Plymouth County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<2> to the southeast of Weymouth
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Accord
  • Braintree [Norfolk County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Braintree
    • Braintree [Norfolk County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<2> to the west of Weymouth
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 37,074 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Braintree
  • Crow Point [Plymouth County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Crow Point
    • Crow Point [Plymouth County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<2> to the northeast of Weymouth
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Crow Point have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Crow Point
  • Five Corners [Norfolk County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Five Corners
    • Five Corners [Norfolk County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<2> to the west of Weymouth
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Five Corners have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Five Corners
  • Continue List   (7 more) ...
    • Idlewell [Norfolk County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Idlewell
      • Idlewell [Norfolk County] lies less than 2 miles<2> to the northwest of Weymouth
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Idlewell have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Idlewell
    • Liberty Plain [Plymouth County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Liberty Plain
      • Liberty Plain [Plymouth County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<2> to the southeast of Weymouth
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Liberty Plain have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Liberty Plain
    • Lincoln Heights [Norfolk County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lincoln Heights
      • Lincoln Heights [Norfolk County] lies less than 2 miles<2> to the east of Weymouth
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lincoln Heights have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lincoln Heights
    • Merrymount [Norfolk County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Merrymount
      • Merrymount [Norfolk County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<2> to the northwest of Weymouth
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Merrymount have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Merrymount
    • 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 northwest of Weymouth
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Old Boat Point have been provided by the GNIS.<3> 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 3 miles [4.8 km]<2> to the northwest of Weymouth
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Post Island have been provided by the GNIS.<3> 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 3 miles [4.8 km]<2> to the north of Weymouth
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Rock Island have been provided by the GNIS.<3> 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 Weymouth. 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 on November 22, 1744 (a Sunday) and died in Quincy (MA) on October 28, 1818 (a Wednesday) at the age of 73.
      • Quincy is located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the northwest of Weymouth.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Abigail Adams<4>
    • 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 15 miles [24.1 km] to the northwest of Weymouth.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Edwin Adams<4>
    • 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 15 miles [24.1 km] to the northwest of Weymouth.
      • Brookline is located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the northwest of Weymouth.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Hannah Adams<4>
    • 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 (MA) on July 4, 1826 (a Tueday) at the age of 90.
      • Braintree is located 2 miles [3.2 km] to the west of Weymouth.
      • Quincy is located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the northwest of Weymouth.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: John Adams<4>
    • 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 2 miles [3.2 km] to the west of Weymouth.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: John Quincy Adams<4>
    • 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 23 miles [37 km] to the west of Weymouth.
      • Dorchester is located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the northwest of Weymouth.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: William Taylor Adams<4>
    • 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 11 miles [17.7 km] to the northwest of Weymouth.
      • Arlington is located 17 miles [27.4 km] to the northwest of Weymouth.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Elizabeth Cary Agassiz<4>
    • 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 13 miles [20.9 km] to the northwest of Weymouth.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Louis Agassiz<4>
    • 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 16 miles [25.7 km] to the north of Weymouth.
      • Cambridge is located 13 miles [20.9 km] to the northwest of Weymouth.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Harry Agganis<4>
    • 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 15 miles [24.1 km] to the northwest of Weymouth.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Jack Albertson<4>
    • 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 11 miles [17.7 km] to the northwest of Weymouth.

How Far From Weymouth to ...

We spend a lot of time looking through Gazetteers & Almanacs that were published in the late 1800's and early 1900's. Many of the Gazetteers include the distance from a community such as Weymouth to various places of note, such as the White House.

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

  • View Our List ...
    • Dedham, which is the Seat of Norfolk County and lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<2> to the west. If you could walk a straight line from Weymouth to Dedham, with an average speed<5> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take five to six hours to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take nearly four hours.
    • Boston, which is the State Capital of Massachusetts, lies 11 miles [17.7 km] to the north northwest (NNW). The buggy would take nearly four hours and walking would take five to six hours.
    • The White House (Washington, DC) is 393 miles [632.5 km] to the west southwest (WSW). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take most of a day, a buggy would take 16 days and walking would take 23 days.
    • The shortest distance<6> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 5,504 miles [8,857.8 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 6,210 miles [9,994 km] and it lies to the east northeast (ENE).<8>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 4,087 miles [6,577.4 km] and it lies to the east northeast (ENE).<9>

Other Roadside Stops ...

Cities, Towns and Villages of Massachusetts

About Norfolk County

About Massachusetts

Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Weymouth: www.weymouth.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 Weymouth 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 '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- Weymouth) 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 Weymouth. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from WeymouthOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Weymouth. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 42.2206, Longitude: -70.9432    
<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 Weymouth 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 303.927 degrees.
<8>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 299.493 degrees.
<9>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 300.59 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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