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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 South Kingstown, we use the following websites to find information relevant to South Kingstown 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 South Kingstown:
    • 41.446723, -71.524098
    • 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 South Kingstown
  • 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

Curious and Interesting Names Near South Kingstown ...

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 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the northeast of South Kingstown
    • 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 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the northeast of South Kingstown
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bridgetown
  • Jerusalem [Washington County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Jerusalem
    • Jerusalem [Washington County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the south of South Kingstown
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Jerusalem
  • Peace Dale [Washington County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Peace Dale
    • Peace Dale [Washington County] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the east of South Kingstown
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Peace Dale
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    • Rocky Brook [Washington County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rocky Brook
      • Rocky Brook [Washington County] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the northeast of South Kingstown
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Rocky Brook have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rocky Brook
    • Rodman Crossing [Washington County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rodman Crossing
      • Rodman Crossing [Washington County] was located 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the east of South Kingstown
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Rodman Crossing have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Seaweed Beach [Washington County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Seaweed Beach
      • Seaweed Beach [Washington County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the south of South Kingstown
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Seaweed Beach have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Seaweed Beach
    • Snug Harbor [Washington County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Snug Harbor
      • Snug Harbor [Washington County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the south of South Kingstown
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Snug Harbor have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Snug Harbor
    • Tower Hill [Washington County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Tower Hill
      • Tower Hill [Washington County] was located 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the northeast of South Kingstown
      • 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.
    • Tuckertown [Washington County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Tuckertown
      • Tuckertown [Washington County] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the southwest of South Kingstown
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Tuckertown have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Tuckertown
    • Whale Rock Light [Washington County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Whale Rock Light
      • Whale Rock Light [Washington County] was located 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the east of South Kingstown
      • 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 South Kingstown. 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 11 miles [17.7 km] to the east of South Kingstown.
      • 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 26 miles [41.8 km] to the north of South Kingstown.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: David Lawrence Angell<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 25 miles [40.2 km] to the northeast of South Kingstown.
      • Fall River is located 25 miles [40.2 km] to the northeast of South Kingstown.
      • 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 26 miles [41.8 km] to the north of South Kingstown.
      • Providence is located 26 miles [41.8 km] to the north of South Kingstown.
      • 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 26 miles [41.8 km] to the north of South Kingstown.
      • 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 26 miles [41.8 km] to the north of South Kingstown.
      • 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 26 miles [41.8 km] to the north of South Kingstown.
      • 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 23 miles [37 km] to the north of South Kingstown.
      • Cranston is located 23 miles [37 km] to the north of South Kingstown.
      • 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 26 miles [41.8 km] to the north of South Kingstown.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Edward M. 'Ed' Daily<3>
    • Lester Joseph 'Les' Damon     (Actor)

How Far From South Kingstown to ...

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

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

  • View Our List ...
    • Wakefield, which is the Seat of Washington County and lies just to the East Southeast.
    • Providence, which is the State Capital of Rhode Island, lies 26 miles [41.8 km]<1> to the north northeast (NNE). If you could walk a straight line from South Kingstown to Providence, with an average speed<4> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take just about two full days to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take just over a day.
    • The White House (Washington, DC) is 339 miles [545.6 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 5,559 miles [8,946.3 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<6>
    • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 6,263 miles [10,079.3 km] and it lies to the east northeast (ENE).<7>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 4,140 miles [6,662.7 km] and it lies to the east northeast (ENE).<8>

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Footnotes ...

<1>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'point-to-point' distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- South Kingstown) 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 South Kingstown. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from South KingstownOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in South Kingstown. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 41.4467, Longitude: -71.5241    
<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 South Kingstown 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 304.383 degrees.
<7>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 299.878 degrees.
<8>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 301.237 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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