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Introduction ...

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

This page contains three sections:

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

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

  • Newfane [Map], which is the Seat of Windham County, lies 9 miles [14.5 km] to the North. If you could walk a straight line from Ames Hill to Newfane, 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 97 miles [156.1 km] to the North (N). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take less than two hours, a buggy would take three full days and walking would take 6 days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 355 miles [571.3 km] to the Southwest (SW). Driving would take five to six hours, a buggy would take 14 days and walking would take 21 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 5,553 miles [8,936.7 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 6,265 miles [10,082.5 km] and it lies to the East Northeast (ENE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 4,140 miles [6,662.7 km] and it lies to the East Northeast (ENE).<6>

Curious and Interesting Names Near Ames Hill ...

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.

Dole Junction (NH)   -   13 miles [20.9 km] to the Southeast of Ames Hill   [Map]

Dover   -   8 miles [12.9 km] to the Northwest   [Map]

Elm Grove (MA)   -   10 miles [16.1 km] to the South   [Map]

Foundry Village (MA)   -   12 miles [19.3 km] to the South   [Map]

Goose City   -   9 miles [14.5 km] to the Northwest   [Map]

Green River   -   5 miles [8 km] to the South   [Map]

Grove   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the South   [Map]

Harmonyville   -   12 miles [19.3 km] to the North   [Map]

Lyonsville (MA)   -   12 miles [19.3 km] to the South   [Map]

Packer Corner   -   8 miles [12.9 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 Ames Hill. 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.

Susan B. Anthony

Suffragette, activist. She was born in Adams (Massachusetts) on Tueday February 15, 1820 and died in Rochester (New York) on Tueday March 13, 1906 at an age of 86. She was buried at Mt. Hope Cemetery (Monroe County, New York) [Map].

Adams [Map] is located 27 miles [43.5 km] to the southwest of Ames Hill

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Susan B. Anthony<7>

Anne Charlotte Lynch Botta

Author. She was born in Bennington (Vermont) on Saturday November 11, 1815 and died in New York (New York) on Monday March 23, 1891 at an age of 75. She was buried at Woodlawn Cemetery (Bronx County, New York) [Map].

Bennington [Map] is located 25 miles [40.2 km] to the west of Ames Hill

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Anne Charlotte Lynch Botta

Helen May Butler

Bandmaster. She was born in Keene (New Hampshire) on Friday May 17, 1867 and died in Covington (Kentucky) on Sunday June 16, 1957 at an age of 90. She was buried at Cemetery of Spring Grove (Hamilton County, Ohio) [Map].

Keene [Map] is located 20 miles [32.2 km] to the east of Ames Hill

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Helen May Butler

Jack Chesbro     (Born as John Dwight Cheesbro)

Professional baseball. He was born in North Adams (Massachusetts) on Friday June 5, 1874 and died in Conway (Massachusetts) on Friday November 6, 1931 at an age of 57. He was buried at Howland Cemetery (Franklin County, Massachusetts) [Map].

North Adams [Map] is located 23 miles [37 km] to the southwest of Ames Hill

Conway [Map] is located 23 miles [37 km] to the south of Ames Hill

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Jack Chesbro

Marshall Field

Businessman, entrepreneur. He was born in Conway (Massachusetts) on Monday August 18, 1834 and died in New York (New York) on Tueday January 16, 1906 at an age of 71. He was buried at Graceland Cemetery (Macon County, Illinois) [Map].

Conway [Map] is located 23 miles [37 km] to the south of Ames Hill

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Marshall Field

Ernest Thorwald 'Ernie' Johnson, Sr.

Major League Baseball. He was born in Brattleboro (Vermont) on Monday June 16, 1924 and died on Friday August 12, 2011 at an age of 87.

Brattleboro [Map] is located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the east of Ames Hill

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Ernest Thorwald 'Ernie' Johnson, Sr.

Brigham Young

Religious leader of the Latter Day Saints (LDS). He was born in Whitingham (Vermont) on Monday June 1, 1801 and died in Salt Lake City (Utah) on Wednesday August 29, 1877 at an age of 76. He was buried at Mormon Pioneer Memorial (Utah).

Whitingham [Map] is located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the southwest of Ames Hill

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Brigham Young

Other Roadside Stops ...

Visit our Community Index for Vermont

About Windham County

About Vermont

Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Ames Hill. 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 obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Ames Hill) 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 Ames Hill. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Ames Hill

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Ames Hill. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 42.8547, Longitude: -72.6868     [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 Ames Hill 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 304.887 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 300.679 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 301.063 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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