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Introduction ...

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

This page contains three sections:

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

With a nod to our favorite Gazetteers, the straight-line distance<1> beginning in Alburgh 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 Alburgh 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 59 miles [95 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 about three full 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 5,494 miles [8,841.7 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 6,216 miles [10,003.7 km] and it lies to the East Northeast (ENE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 4,092 miles [6,585.4 km] and it lies to the East Northeast (ENE).<6>

Curious and Interesting Names Near Alburgh ...

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)   -   8 miles [12.9 km] to the Southwest of Alburgh   [Map]
Chazy Landing (NY)   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the Southwest   [Map]
Clarenceville (QC)   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the Northeast   [Map]
Dairy Valley (QC)   -   8 miles [12.9 km] to the Northeast   [Map]
Gloria Village (QC)   -   8 miles [12.9 km] to the Northeast   [Map]
Hecks Corners (QC)   -   8 miles [12.9 km] to the Northeast   [Map]
Highgate Springs   -   9 miles [14.5 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 Alburgh. 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 20 miles [32.2 km] to the southeast of Alburgh

Other Roadside Stops ...



Visit our Community Index for Vermont

About Grand Isle County

About Vermont

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for State of Vermont: www.vermont.gov/



Footnotes ...

<1>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) distance that begins in Alburgh. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Alburgh) 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 Alburgh. 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 Alburgh

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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 Alburgh 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 304.958 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 301.112 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 300.291 degrees.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Alburgh.



 
 
 

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