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The location of Town of Albany









Introduction ...

Below is our collection of tidbits, odds 'n ends for Albany.

This page contains four sections:

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

With a nod to our favorite Gazetteers, the straight-line distance<1> beginning in Albany and extending to:

  • Newport [Map], which is the Seat of Orleans County, lies 15 miles [24.1 km] to the North Northeast. If you could walk a straight line from Albany to Newport, with an average speed<2> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take most of a day to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take four to five hours.
  • Montpelier [Map], which is the State Capital of Vermont, lies 34 miles [54.7 km] to the South Southwest (SSW). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take less than an hour, a buggy would take just about two full days and walking would take most of two days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 469 miles [754.8 km] to the South Southwest (SSW). Driving would take most of a day, a buggy would take 19 days and walking would take 27 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 5,465 miles [8,795.1 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<4>
  • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba [Map]) is 6,184 miles [9,952.2 km] and it lies to the East Northeast (ENE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 4,060 miles [6,533.9 km] and it lies to the East Northeast (ENE).<6>

Communities Also Named Albany ...

We have found 2 communities that share the name Albany.

While the name Albany is unique within Vermont, we know of another 2 communities with the same name in the United States.


Communities Outside of Vermont

Wisconsin

Green County

Our profile page for Albany, Green County   [Map]

Distance: About 862 miles [1,387.3 km] to the West.

Pepin County

Our profile page for Albany, Pepin County   [Map]

Distance: About 949 miles [1,527.3 km] to the West.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Albany ...

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 talk about such a name. If time permits and the community is not too far, we'll usually try to make a side-trip.

Centerville   -   14 miles [22.5 km] to the Southwest of Albany   [Map]

Coventry   -   10 miles [16.1 km] to the North   [Map]

Eden   -   10 miles [16.1 km] to the West   [Map]

Eden Mills   -   9 miles [14.5 km] to the West   [Map]

Glover   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the East   [Map]

Hectorville   -   15 miles [24.1 km] to the Northwest   [Map]

Irasburg   -   5 miles [8 km] to the Northeast   [Map]

Jay   -   15 miles [24.1 km] to the North   [Map]

Merrill Corner   -   Less than 2 miles to the South   [Map]

Orleans   -   8 miles [12.9 km] to the Northeast   [Map]

Pottersville   -   14 miles [22.5 km] to the South   [Map]

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 Albany. 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.

Julian Rix

Artist. He was born in Peacham (Vermont) on Monday December 30, 1850 and died in New York (New York) on Tueday November 24, 1903 at an age of 52. He was buried at Cedar Lawn Cemetery (Passaic County, New Jersey) [Map].

Peacham [Map] is located 28 miles [45.1 km] to the south of Albany

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Julian Rix<7>

Stephen Alonzo Schoff

Artist. He was born in Danville (Vermont) on Friday January 16, 1818 and died in Norfolk (Connecticut) on Friday May 6, 1904 at an age of 86. He was buried at Newton Cemetery (Middlesex County, Massachusetts) [Map].

Danville [Map] is located 24 miles [38.6 km] to the southeast of Albany

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Stephen Alonzo Schoff

Other Roadside Stops ...

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Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for State of Vermont: https://www.vermont.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 drawn from Point A (ie- Albany) 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 Albany. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Town of Albany

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Albany. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 44.7306, Longitude: -72.3404     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Albany have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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<2>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.

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<3>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 Albany to the Middle East to be East and South, the Great Circle Route actually lies to the North and East.

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<4>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Jerusalem is 304.395 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 300.443 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 299.942 degrees.

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<7>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.

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