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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 Jamestown, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Jamestown 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 Jamestown:
    • 41.537602, -71.375887
    • 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 Jamestown
  • 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 Jamestown ...

We have found one communities that share the name Jamestown.

Within Rhode Island, the name Jamestown is unique.

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

  • Communities Elsewhere In North America ...
    • Wisconsin
      • Grant County
      • This Jamestown is located in Grant County and lies 985 miles [1,585.2 km]<1> to the west of the Jamestown that is located in Newport County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Jamestown
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Grant County community of Jamestown.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Jamestown ...

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.

  • Bonnet Shores [Washington County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bonnet Shores
    • Bonnet Shores [Washington County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the southwest of Jamestown
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Bonnet Shores have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bonnet Shores
  • Bridgetown [Washington County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bridgetown
    • Bridgetown [Washington County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the southwest of Jamestown
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bridgetown
  • Clarks Village [Newport County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Clarks Village
    • Clarks Village [Newport County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the south of Jamestown
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Clarks Village have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Clarks Village
  • Homestead [Newport County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Homestead
    • Homestead [Newport County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the northeast of Jamestown
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Homestead have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Homestead
  • Continue List   (8 more) ...
    • Jamestown [Newport County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Jamestown
      • Jamestown [Newport County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the south of Jamestown
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Jamestown
    • Jamestown Shores [Newport County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Jamestown Shores
      • Jamestown Shores [Newport County] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the southwest of Jamestown
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Jamestown Shores have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Jamestown Shores
    • Plum Beach [Washington County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Plum Beach
      • Plum Beach [Washington County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the southwest of Jamestown
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Plum Beach have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Plum Beach
    • Plum Point [Washington County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Plum Point
      • Plum Point [Washington County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the west of Jamestown
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Plum Point have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Plum Point
    • Prudence Park [Newport County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Prudence Park
      • Prudence Park [Newport County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the northeast of Jamestown
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Prudence Park have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Prudence Park
    • Purgatory [Newport County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Purgatory
      • Purgatory [Newport County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the southeast of Jamestown
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Purgatory have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Purgatory
    • Tower Hill [Washington County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Tower Hill
      • Tower Hill [Washington County] was located 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the southwest of Jamestown
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Tower Hill have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Whale Rock Light [Washington County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Whale Rock Light
      • Whale Rock Light [Washington County] was located 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the south of Jamestown
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Whale Rock Light have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.

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 Jamestown. 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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    • 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 4 miles [6.4 km] to the southeast of Jamestown.
      • 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 in New York (NY) on September 11, 2001 (a Tueday) at the age of 55.
      • Providence is located 19 miles [30.6 km] to the north of Jamestown.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: David Lawrence Angell<3>
    • Louise 'Lou' Arnold     (Professional baseball)
    • Carol Haney Blyden     (Dancer)
      • Born: Carolyn Grace Haney
      • Dancer. She was born in New Bedford (MA) on December 24, 1924 (a Wednesday) and died in Saddle Brook (NJ) on May 10, 1964 (a Sunday) at the age of 39. She is buried at Holyhood Cemetery (Norfolk County, Massachusetts).
      • New Bedford is located 23 miles [37 km] to the east of Jamestown.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Carol Haney Blyden<3>
    • 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 18 miles [29 km] to the northeast of Jamestown.
      • Fall River is located 18 miles [29 km] to the northeast of Jamestown.
      • 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 19 miles [30.6 km] to the north of Jamestown.
      • Providence is located 19 miles [30.6 km] to the north of Jamestown.
      • 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 in New York (NY) on September 27, 1963 (a Friday) at the age of 80. He is buried at Kensico Cemetery (Westchester County, New York).
      • Providence is located 19 miles [30.6 km] to the north of Jamestown.
      • 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 in New York (NY) on November 5, 1942 (a Thursday) at the age of 64. He is buried at Woodlawn Cemetery (Bronx County, New York).
      • Providence is located 19 miles [30.6 km] to the north of Jamestown.
      • 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 19 miles [30.6 km] to the north of Jamestown.
      • 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 16 miles [25.7 km] to the north of Jamestown.
      • Cranston is located 16 miles [25.7 km] to the north of Jamestown.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: James Joseph 'Jimmy' Cooney<3>

How Far From Jamestown to ...

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

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

  • View Our List ...
    • Newport, which is the Seat of Newport County and lies just to the Southeast.
    • Providence, which is the State Capital of Rhode Island, lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<1> to the north (N). If you could walk a straight line from Jamestown to Providence, with an average speed<4> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take just over a day to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take 6 hours.
    • The White House (Washington, DC) is 349 miles [561.7 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 6,253 miles [10,063.2 km] and it lies to the east northeast (ENE).<7>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 4,130 miles [6,646.6 km] and it lies to the east northeast (ENE).<8>

Other Roadside Stops ...

Visit our Community Index for Rhode Island

About Newport County

About Rhode Island

Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Jamestown. 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>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- Jamestown) to Point B.If you need the driving distance, we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Jamestown. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from JamestownOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Jamestown. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 41.5376, Longitude: -71.3759       In this case, the coordinates for Jamestown 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 Jamestown 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 304.283 degrees.
<7>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 299.78 degrees.
<8>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 301.127 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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