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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 Darlington, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Darlington 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 Darlington:
    • 41.885867, -71.362703
    • 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 Darlington
  • 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 Darlington ...

We found 27 communities that share the name Darlington.

Within Rhode Island, the name Darlington is unique.

Beyond Rhode Island, we know of another 27 communities that are located throughout in the United States and Canada. Of these 27 communities, 23 are located in the United States and four are in Canada.

  • Communities Elsewhere In North America ...
    • Alabama
      • Marion 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 Alabama community of Darlington [Marion County].
      • Wilcox County
      • This Darlington is located in Wilcox County and lies 1,103 miles [1,775.1 km]<2> to the west southwest of the Darlington that is located in Providence County.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Wilcox County community of Darlington.
    • California
      • El Dorado County
      • This Darlington is located in El Dorado County and lies 2,556 miles [4,113.5 km]<2> to the west northwest of the Darlington that is located in Providence County.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the El Dorado County community of Darlington.
    • Florida
      • Walton County
      • This Darlington is located in Walton County and lies 1,109 miles [1,784.8 km]<2> to the southwest of the Darlington that is located in Providence County.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Walton County community of Darlington.
    • Idaho
      • Butte County
      • This Darlington is located in Butte County and lies 2,109 miles [3,394.1 km]<2> to the west northwest of the Darlington that is located in Providence County.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Butte County community of Darlington.
    • Indiana
      • Montgomery County
      • This Darlington is located in Montgomery County and lies 811 miles [1,305.2 km]<2> to the west of the Darlington that is located in Providence County.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Montgomery County community of Darlington.
    • Kansas
      • Harvey 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 Kansas community of Darlington [Harvey County].
    • Louisiana
      • Saint Helena Parish
      • This Darlington is located in Saint Helena Parish and lies 1,315 miles [2,116.3 km]<2> to the west southwest of the Darlington that is located in Providence County.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Saint Helena Parish community of Darlington.
    • Manitoba
      • We haven't found the location of this community yet.
    • Maryland
      • Harford County
      • This Darlington is located in Harford County and lies 296 miles [476.4 km]<2> to the west southwest of the Darlington that is located in Providence County.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Harford County community of Darlington.
    • Missouri
      • Gentry County
      • This Darlington is located in Gentry County and lies 1,201 miles [1,932.8 km]<2> to the west of the Darlington that is located in Providence County.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Gentry County community of Darlington.
    • New Brunswick
      • This Darlington lies 490 miles [788.6 km]<2> to the north northeast of the Darlington that is located in Providence County.
    • New Jersey
      • Bergen County
      • This Darlington is located in Bergen County and lies 156 miles [251.1 km]<2> to the west southwest of the Darlington that is located in Providence County.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Bergen County community of Darlington.
    • North Carolina
      • Halifax County
      • This Darlington is located in Halifax County and lies 513 miles [825.6 km]<2> to the southwest of the Darlington that is located in Providence County.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Halifax County community of Darlington.
      • Rutherford 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 North Carolina community of Darlington [Rutherford County].
    • Ohio
      • Muskingum County
      • This Darlington is located in Muskingum County and lies 573 miles [922.2 km]<2> to the west of the Darlington that is located in Providence County.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Muskingum County community of Darlington.
      • Richland County
      • This Darlington is located in Richland County and lies 590 miles [949.5 km] to the west of the Darlington that is located in Providence County.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Richland County community of Darlington.
    • Oklahoma
      • Canadian 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 Oklahoma community of Darlington [Canadian County].
    • Ontario
      • 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 Ontario community of Darlington.
    • Pennsylvania
      • Beaver County
      • This Darlington is located in Beaver County and lies 475 miles [764.4 km]<2> to the west of the Darlington that is located in Providence County.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Beaver County community of Darlington.
      • Delaware 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 Pennsylvania community of Darlington [Delaware County].
      • Westmoreland County
      • This Darlington is located in Westmoreland County and lies 427 miles [687.2 km] to the west southwest of the Darlington that is located in Providence County.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Westmoreland County community of Darlington.
    • Prince Edward Island
      • We haven't found the location of this community yet.
    • South Carolina
      • Darlington County
      • This Darlington is located in Darlington County and lies 697 miles [1,121.7 km]<2> to the southwest of the Darlington that is located in Providence County.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Darlington County community of Darlington.
    • Texas
      • Frio 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 Texas community of Darlington [Frio County].
    • Washington
      • Snohomish County
      • This Darlington is located in Snohomish County and lies 2,477 miles [3,986.3 km]<2> to the west northwest of the Darlington that is located in Providence County.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Snohomish County community of Darlington.
    • Wisconsin
      • Lafayette County
      • This Darlington is located in Lafayette County and lies 957 miles [1,540.1 km]<2> to the west of the Darlington that is located in Providence County.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Lafayette County community of Darlington.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Darlington ...

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.

  • Carpenters Corner
    (4 miles [6.4 km] to the south)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Carpenters Corner
    • Carpenters Corner is located in Providence County
  • Christian Hill
    (5 miles [8 km] to the southwest)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Christian Hill have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Christian Hill
    • Christian Hill is located in Providence County
  • Cork Hill ‑ Historic
    (5 miles [8 km] to the southwest)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cork Hill have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cork Hill
    • Cork Hill is located in Providence County
  • Dodgeville
    (4 miles [6.4 km] to the northeast)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Dodgeville have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Dodgeville
    • Dodgeville is located in Bristol County (MA)
  • Fairlawn
    (2 miles [3.2 km] to the west)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Fairlawn have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Fairlawn
    • Fairlawn is located in Providence County
  • Federal Hill
    (4 miles [6.4 km] to the southwest)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Federal Hill have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Federal Hill
    • Federal Hill is located in Providence County
  • Foxes Hill
    (5 miles [8 km] to the south)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Foxes Hill have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Foxes Hill
    • Foxes Hill is located in Providence County
  • Fruit Hill
    (5 miles [8 km] to the southwest)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Fruit Hill have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Fruit Hill
    • Fruit Hill is located in Providence County
  • Geneva
    (4 miles [6.4 km] to the southwest)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Geneva have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Geneva
    • Geneva is located in Providence County
  • Happy Hollow
    (Less than 2 miles to the northwest)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Happy Hollow have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Happy Hollow
    • Happy Hollow is located in Providence County
  • Harris
    (5 miles [8 km] to the southeast)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Harris have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Harris
    • Harris is located in Bristol County (MA)
  • Kent Heights
    (5 miles [8 km] to the south)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Kent Heights have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Kent Heights
    • Kent Heights is located in Providence County
  • Continue List   (7 more) ...
    • Leonard Corner
      (5 miles [8 km] to the south)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Leonard Corner
      • Leonard Corner is located in Providence County
    • Lime Rock
      (5 miles [8 km] to the northwest)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lime Rock
      • Lime Rock is located in Providence County
    • Luthers Corners
      (5 miles [8 km] to the south)
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Luthers Corners have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Luthers Corners
      • Luthers Corners is located in Bristol County (MA)
    • Marieville
      (3 miles [4.8 km] to the west)
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Marieville have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Marieville
      • Marieville is located in Providence County
    • Providence
      (5 miles [8 km] to the southwest)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Providence
      • Providence is located in Providence County
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 179,270 people
    • Six Corners
      (4 miles [6.4 km] to the south)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Six Corners
      • Six Corners is located in Providence County
    • Woodlawn
      (2 miles [3.2 km] to the southwest)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Woodlawn
      • Woodlawn is located in Providence County

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

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

  • Providence, which is the Seat of Providence County, lies just to the South Southwest.
  • Providence, which is the State Capital of Rhode Island, lies just to the south southwest (SSW).
  • The White House (Washington, DC) is 362 miles [582.6 km]<2> to the west southwest (WSW). If you could drive a straight line from Darlington to White House, with an average speed<4>of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, it would take 6 hours to make the trip. A comfortable walk of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour would take 21 days. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take 15 days.
  • The shortest distance<5> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 5,535 miles [8,907.7 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<6>
  • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 6,240 miles [10,042.3 km] and it lies to the east northeast (ENE).<7>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 4,117 miles [6,625.7 km] and it lies to the east northeast (ENE).<8>

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

The official website for State of Rhode Island: https://www.ri.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 Darlington 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 things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Darlington) to Point B.Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Darlington. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 41.8859, Longitude: -71.3627    
<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 Darlington 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 304.226 degrees.
<7>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 299.773 degrees.
<8>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 300.947 degrees.









 

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