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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 Middletown, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Middletown 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 Middletown:
    • 41.516769, -71.266160
    • 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 Middletown
  • 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 Middletown ...

We have found two communities that share the name Middletown.

Within Rhode Island, the name Middletown is unique.

Beyond Rhode Island, we know of another two communities that are located throughout in the United States.

  • Communities Elsewhere In North America ...
    • Connecticut
      • Middlesex County
      • This Middletown is located in Middlesex County and lies 71 miles [114.3 km]<1> to the west of the Middletown that is located in Newport County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Middletown
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Middlesex County community of Middletown.
    • New York
      • Delaware County
      • This Middletown is located in Delaware County and lies 178 miles [286.5 km]<1> to the west northwest of the Middletown that is located in Newport County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Middletown
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Delaware County community of Middletown.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Middletown ...

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 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the west of Middletown
    • 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
  • Clarks Village [Newport County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Clarks Village
    • Clarks Village [Newport County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the southwest of Middletown
    • 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
  • Grayville [Newport County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Grayville
    • Grayville [Newport County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the northeast of Middletown
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Grayville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Grayville
  • Homestead [Newport County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Homestead
    • Homestead [Newport County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the north of Middletown
    • 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
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    • Island Park [Newport County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Island Park
      • Island Park [Newport County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the north of Middletown
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Island Park have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Island Park
    • Jamestown [Newport County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Jamestown
      • Jamestown [Newport County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the west of Middletown
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Jamestown
    • Jamestown Shores [Newport County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Jamestown Shores
      • Jamestown Shores [Newport County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the west of Middletown
      • 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
    • Little Compton [Newport County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Little Compton
      • Little Compton [Newport County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the east of Middletown
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Little Compton have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Little Compton
    • Plum Beach [Washington County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Plum Beach
      • Plum Beach [Washington County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the west of Middletown
      • 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 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the west of Middletown
      • 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
    • Pottersville [Newport County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pottersville
      • Pottersville [Newport County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the east of Middletown
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Pottersville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pottersville
    • Prudence Park [Newport County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Prudence Park
      • Prudence Park [Newport County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the northwest of Middletown
      • 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 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the south of Middletown
      • 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

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 Middletown. 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)
      • Actor, comedian, magician. He was born in Newport (Rhode Island) on Tueday October 14, 1952 and died in Asheville (North Carolina) on Monday April 16, 2018 at the age of 65. The body was cremated.
      • Newport is located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the southwest of Middletown.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Harry Anderson<3>
    • David Lawrence Angell     (Producer)
      • Producer. He was born in Providence (Rhode Island) on Wednesday April 10, 1946 and died in New York (New York) on Tueday September 11, 2001 at the age of 55.
      • Providence is located 22 miles [35.4 km] to the north of Middletown.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: David Lawrence Angell<3>
    • Louise 'Lou' Arnold     (Professional baseball)
      • Professional baseball. She was born in Pawtucket (Rhode Island) on Friday May 11, 1923 and died in South Bend (Indiana) on Thursday May 27, 2010 at the age of 87. She is buried at Swan Point Cemetery (Providence County, Rhode Island).
      • Pawtucket is located 25 miles [40.2 km] to the north of Middletown.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Louise 'Lou' Arnold<3>
    • Carol Haney Blyden     (Dancer)
      • Dancer. She was born in New Bedford (Massachusetts) on Wednesday December 24, 1924 and died in Saddle Brook (New Jersey) on Sunday May 10, 1964 at the age of 39. She is buried at Holyhood Cemetery (Norfolk County, Massachusetts).
      • New Bedford is located 19 miles [30.6 km] to the northeast of Middletown.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Carol Haney Blyden<3>
    • Herbert Butterfield     (Actor)
    • Frankie Carle     (Musician)
      • Musician. He was born in Providence (Rhode Island) on Wednesday March 25, 1903 and died in Mesa (Arizona) on Wednesday March 7, 2001 at the age of 98. He is buried at Hollywood Hills Forest Lawn Memorial Park (Los Angeles County, California).
      • Providence is located 22 miles [35.4 km] to the north of Middletown.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Frankie Carle<3>
    • Phoebe Cary     (Poet)
      • Poet. She was born in Mount Healthy (Ohio) on Saturday September 4, 1824 and died in Newport (Rhode Island) on Monday July 31, 1871 at the age of 46. She is buried at Green - Wood Cemetery (Kings County, New York).
      • Newport is located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the southwest of Middletown.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Phoebe Cary<3>
    • Elizabeth Buffum Chace     (Abolitionist, social reformer)
      • Abolitionist, social reformer. She was born in Providence (Rhode Island) on Tueday December 9, 1806 and died in Providence (Rhode Island) on Tueday December 12, 1899 at the age of 93. She is buried at Swan Point Cemetery (Providence County, Rhode Island).
      • Providence is located 22 miles [35.4 km] to the north of Middletown.
      • Providence is located 22 miles [35.4 km] to the north of Middletown.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Elizabeth Buffum Chace<3>
    • Andrew James Coakley     (Major League Baseball)
      • Major League Baseball. He was born in Providence (Rhode Island) on Monday November 20, 1882 and died in New York (New York) on Friday September 27, 1963 at the age of 80. He is buried at Kensico Cemetery (Westchester County, New York).
      • Providence is located 22 miles [35.4 km] to the north of Middletown.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Andrew James Coakley<3>
    • George M. Cohan     (Composer, producer, playwright, actor)
      • Composer, producer, playwright, actor. He was born in Providence (Rhode Island) on Wednesday July 3, 1878 and died in New York (New York) on Thursday November 5, 1942 at the age of 64. He is buried at Woodlawn Cemetery (Bronx County, New York).
      • Providence is located 22 miles [35.4 km] to the north of Middletown.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: George M. Cohan<3>
    • Nicholas Colasanto     (Actor, director)
      • Actor, director. He was born in Providence (Rhode Island) on Saturday January 19, 1924 and died in Studio City (California) on Tueday February 12, 1985 at the age of 61.
      • Providence is located 22 miles [35.4 km] to the north of Middletown.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Nicholas Colasanto<3>
    • Lester Joseph 'Les' Damon     (Actor)
    • Dominic 'The Little Professor' DiMaggio     (Major League Baseball)

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

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

  • View Our List ...
    • Newport, which is the Seat of Newport County and lies just to the Southwest.
    • Providence, which is the State Capital of Rhode Island, lies 22 miles [35.4 km]<1> to the north northwest (NNW). If you could walk a straight line from Middletown 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 most of a day.
    • The White House (Washington, DC) is 353 miles [568.1 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 5,545 miles [8,923.8 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<6>
    • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 6,249 miles [10,056.8 km] and it lies to the east northeast (ENE).<7>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 4,126 miles [6,640.2 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 Middletown. 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' (or point-to-point) distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Middletown) 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 Middletown. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from MiddletownOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Middletown. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 41.5168, Longitude: -71.2662       In this case, the coordinates for Middletown 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 Middletown 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 304.221 degrees.
<7>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 299.706 degrees.
<8>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 301.089 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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