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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 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.
      • 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.
    • 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.
      • 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
    (4 miles [6.4 km] to the southeast)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Accord
    • Accord is located in Plymouth County
  • Braintree
    (2 miles [3.2 km] to the west)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Braintree
    • Braintree is located in Norfolk County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 37,074 people
  • Crow Point
    (3 miles [4.8 km] to the northeast)
    • 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 our Gazetteer entry for Crow Point
    • Crow Point is located in Plymouth County
  • Five Corners
    (3 miles [4.8 km] to the west)
    • 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 our Gazetteer entry for Five Corners
    • Five Corners is located in Norfolk County
  • Idlewell
    (Less than 2 miles to the northwest)
    • 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 our Gazetteer entry for Idlewell
    • Idlewell is located in Norfolk County
  • Liberty Plain
    (3 miles [4.8 km] to the southeast)
    • 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 our Gazetteer entry for Liberty Plain
    • Liberty Plain is located in Plymouth County
  • Lincoln Heights
    (Less than 2 miles to the east)
    • 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 our Gazetteer entry for Lincoln Heights
    • Lincoln Heights is located in Norfolk County
  • Merrymount
    (3 miles [4.8 km] to the northwest)
    • 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 our Gazetteer entry for Merrymount
    • Merrymount is located in Norfolk County
  • Old Boat Point
    (Less than 2 miles to the northwest)
    • 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 our Gazetteer entry for Old Boat Point
    • Old Boat Point is located in Norfolk County
  • Post Island
    (3 miles [4.8 km] to the northwest)
    • 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 our Gazetteer entry for Post Island
    • Post Island is located in Norfolk County
  • Rock Island
    (3 miles [4.8 km] to the north)
    • 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 our Gazetteer entry for Rock Island
    • Rock Island is located in Norfolk County

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:

  • Dedham, which is the Seat of Norfolk County, 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<4> 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<5> 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).<6>
  • 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).<7>
  • 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).<8>

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 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 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 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Weymouth) to Point B.Our 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 found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.
<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 Weymouth 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 303.927 degrees.
<7>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 299.493 degrees.
<8>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 300.59 degrees.









 

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