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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 Arctic, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Arctic 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 Arctic:
    • 41.703156, -71.528395
    • 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 Arctic
  • 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 Arctic ...

We have found one communities that share the name Arctic.

Within Rhode Island, the name Arctic is unique.

Beyond Rhode Island, there is another community also named Arctic in the United States.

  • Communities Elsewhere In North America ...
    • New York
      • Delaware County
      • This Arctic is located in Delaware County and lies 202 miles [325.1 km]<1> to the west of the Arctic that is located in Kent County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Arctic
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Delaware County community of Arctic.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Arctic ...

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.

  • Anthony [Kent County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Anthony
    • Anthony [Kent County] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the southwest of Arctic
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Anthony have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Anthony
  • Birch Hill [Kent County] - Historic
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Birch Hill
    • Birch Hill [Kent County] was located less than 2 miles<1> to the north of Arctic
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Birch Hill have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
  • Centerville [Kent County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Centerville
    • Centerville [Kent County] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the southeast of Arctic
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Centerville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Centerville
  • Clyde [Kent County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Clyde
    • Clyde [Kent County] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the north of Arctic
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Clyde have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Clyde
  • Continue List   (5 more) ...
    • Coventry [Kent County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Coventry
      • Coventry [Kent County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the southwest of Arctic
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Coventry
    • Harris [Kent County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Harris
      • Harris [Kent County] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the north of Arctic
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Harris have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Harris
    • Hope [Providence County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hope
      • Hope [Providence County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the northwest of Arctic
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hope have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hope
    • Moosehorn Corner [Kent County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Moosehorn Corner
      • Moosehorn Corner [Kent County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the south of Arctic
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Moosehorn Corner have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Moosehorn Corner
    • River Point [Kent County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for River Point
      • River Point [Kent County] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the northeast of Arctic
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for River Point have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on River Point

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 Arctic. 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.

  • View Our List ...
    • Harry Anderson     (Actor, comedian, magician)
      • Full name: Harry Laverne Anderson
      • Actor, comedian, magician. He was born in Newport (RI) on October 14, 1952 (a Tueday) and died in Asheville (NC) on April 16, 2018 (a Monday) at the age of 65. The body was cremated.
      • Newport is located 18 miles [29 km] to the southeast of Arctic.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Harry Anderson<3>
    • David Lawrence Angell     (Producer)
      • Producer. He was born in Providence (RI) on April 10, 1946 (a Wednesday) and died on September 11, 2001 (a Tueday) at the age of 55.
      • Providence is located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the northeast of Arctic.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: David Lawrence Angell<3>
    • Louise 'Lou' Arnold     (Professional baseball)
    • Charles G. 'Charlie' Buffinton     (Major League Baseball> *~~mlb:<1882/05/17:1892/06/28)
      • Major League Baseball> *~~mlb:<1882/05/17:1892/06/28. He was born in Fall River (MA) on June 14, 1861 (a Friday) and died in Fall River (MA) on September 23, 1907 (a Monday) at the age of 46.
      • Fall River is located 19 miles [30.6 km] to the east of Arctic.
      • Fall River is located 19 miles [30.6 km] to the east of Arctic.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Charles G. 'Charlie' Buffinton<3>
    • Herbert Butterfield     (Actor)
    • Frankie Carle     (Musician)
    • Phoebe Cary     (Poet)
    • Elizabeth Buffum Chace     (Abolitionist, social reformer)
      • Abolitionist, social reformer. She was born in Providence (RI) on December 9, 1806 (a Tueday) and died in Providence (RI) on December 12, 1899 (a Tueday) at the age of 93. She is buried at Swan Point Cemetery (Providence County, Rhode Island).
      • Providence is located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the northeast of Arctic.
      • Providence is located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the northeast of Arctic.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Elizabeth Buffum Chace<3>
    • Andrew James Coakley     (Major League Baseball)
      • Major League Baseball. He was born in Providence (RI) on November 20, 1882 (a Monday) and died on September 27, 1963 (a Friday) at the age of 80. He is buried at Kensico Cemetery (Westchester County, New York).
      • Providence is located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the northeast of Arctic.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Andrew James Coakley<3>
    • George M. Cohan     (Composer, producer, playwright, actor)
      • Composer, producer, playwright, actor. He was born in Providence (RI) on July 3, 1878 (a Wednesday) and died on November 5, 1942 (a Thursday) at the age of 64. He is buried at Woodlawn Cemetery (Bronx County, New York).
      • Providence is located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the northeast of Arctic.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: George M. Cohan<3>
    • Nicholas Colasanto     (Actor, director)
      • Actor, director. He was born in Providence (RI) on January 19, 1924 (a Saturday) and died in Studio City (CA) on February 12, 1985 (a Tueday) at the age of 61.
      • Providence is located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the northeast of Arctic.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Nicholas Colasanto<3>
    • James Joseph 'Jimmy' Cooney     (Major League Baseball> *~~mlb:<1890/04/19:1892/07/29)
      • Major League Baseball> *~~mlb:<1890/04/19:1892/07/29. He was born in Cranston (RI) on July 9, 1865 (a Sunday) and died in Cranston (RI) on July 1, 1903 (a Wednesday) at the age of 38. He is buried at St. Ann Cemetery (Providence County, Rhode Island).
      • Cranston is located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the northeast of Arctic.
      • Cranston is located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the northeast of Arctic.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: James Joseph 'Jimmy' Cooney<3>
    • Edward M. 'Ed' Daily     (Major League Baseball> *~~mlb:<1885/05/04:1891/07/14)
      • Major League Baseball> *~~mlb:<1885/05/04:1891/07/14. He was born in Providence (RI) on September 7, 1862 (a Sunday) and died in Washington, DC on October 21, 1891 (a Wednesday) at the age of 29.
      • Providence is located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the northeast of Arctic.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Edward M. 'Ed' Daily<3>

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

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

  • View Our List ...
    • Providence, which is the State Capital of Rhode Island, lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the northeast (NE). If you could walk a straight line from Arctic to Providence, with an average speed<4> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take four to five hours to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take a little over three hours.
    • The White House (Washington, DC) is 348 miles [560.1 km] to the west southwest (WSW). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take five to six hours, a buggy would take 14 days and walking would take 20 days.
    • The shortest distance<5> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 5,549 miles [8,930.2 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<6>
    • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 6,254 miles [10,064.8 km] and it lies to the east northeast (ENE).<7>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 4,131 miles [6,648.2 km] and it lies to the east northeast (ENE).<8>

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The official website for State of Rhode Island: https://www.ri.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 from Point A (ie- Arctic) to Point B.Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Arctic. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 41.7032, Longitude: -71.5284       In this case, the coordinates for Arctic have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<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 Arctic 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 304.35 degrees.
<7>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 299.883 degrees.
<8>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 301.112 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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