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The location of Alburg Center









Introduction ...

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

This page contains three sections:

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

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

  • North Hero [Map], which is the Seat of Grand Isle County, lies 9 miles [14.5 km] to the South. If you could walk a straight line from Alburg Center to North Hero, with an average speed<2> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take four to five hours to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take a little over three hours.
  • Montpelier [Map], which is the State Capital of Vermont, lies 58 miles [93.3 km] to the Southeast (SE). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take less than an hour, a buggy would take over two days and walking would take most of three days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 460 miles [740.3 km] to the South Southwest (SSW). Driving would take most of a day, a buggy would take 18 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 5,493 miles [8,840.1 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 6,215 miles [10,002.1 km] and it lies to the East Northeast (ENE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 4,091 miles [6,583.8 km] and it lies to the East Northeast (ENE).<6>

Curious and Interesting Names Near Alburg Center ...

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.

Chazy (NY)   -   9 miles [14.5 km] to the Southwest of Alburg Center   [Map]

Chazy Landing (NY)   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the Southwest   [Map]

Clarenceville (QC)   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the North   [Map]

Dairy Valley (QC)   -   8 miles [12.9 km] to the North   [Map]

Gloria Village (QC)   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the Northeast   [Map]

Hecks Corners (QC)   -   8 miles [12.9 km] to the Northeast   [Map]

Highgate Falls   -   10 miles [16.1 km] to the East   [Map]

Highgate Springs   -   8 miles [12.9 km] to the East   [Map]

Nutt's Corners (QC)   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the Northeast   [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 Alburg Center. 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.

Chester A. Arthur     (Chester Alan Arthur)

21st President of the US (1881 - 1885). He was born in Fairfield (Vermont) on Monday October 5, 1829 and died in New York (New York) on Thursday November 18, 1886 at an age of 57. He was buried at Albany Rural Cemetery (Albany County, New York) [Map].

Fairfield [Map] is located 18 miles [29 km] to the southeast of Alburg Center

Bryan O'Byrne

Actor. He was born in Plattsburgh (New York) on Friday February 6, 1931 and died in Pacifica (California) on Friday December 4, 2009 at an age of 78. He was buried at Holy Cross Catholic Cemetery (San Mateo County, California) [Map].

Plattsburgh [Map] is located 19 miles [30.6 km] to the southwest of Alburg Center

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Bryan O'Byrne<7>

Wallace Rooney

Actor. He was born in Plattsburgh (New York) on Thursday December 29, 1910 and died in Englewood (New Jersey) on Thursday October 10, 1996 at an age of 85. He was buried at Kensico Cemetery (Westchester County, New York) [Map].

Plattsburgh [Map] is located 19 miles [30.6 km] to the southwest of Alburg Center

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Wallace Rooney

Graham Witherill Velsey

Actor. He was born in Plattsburgh (New York) on Wednesday February 10, 1886 and died in East Islip (New York) on Sunday September 10, 1967 at an age of 81.

Plattsburgh [Map] is located 19 miles [30.6 km] to the southwest of Alburg Center

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Graham Witherill Velsey

Other Roadside Stops ...

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Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Alburg Center. 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- Alburg Center) 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 Alburg Center. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Alburg Center

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Alburg Center. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 44.9541, Longitude: -73.2691     [Map].

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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 Alburg Center 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 304.945 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 301.096 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 300.282 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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