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The location of Avalon Beach









Introduction ...

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

This page contains four sections:

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

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

  • Rutland [Map], which is the Seat of Rutland County, lies 12 miles [19.3 km] to the East. If you could walk a straight line from Avalon Beach to Rutland, with an average speed<2> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take five to six hours to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take nearly four hours.
  • Montpelier [Map], which is the State Capital of Vermont, lies 54 miles [86.9 km] to the Northeast (NE). 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 382 miles [614.8 km] to the South Southwest (SSW). Driving would take most of a day, a buggy would take 15 days and walking would take 22 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 5,544 miles [8,922.2 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 6,260 miles [10,074.5 km] and it lies to the East Northeast (ENE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 4,136 miles [6,656.2 km] and it lies to the East Northeast (ENE).<6>

Communities Also Named Avalon Beach ...

We have found 3 communities that share the name Avalon Beach.

While the name Avalon Beach is unique within Vermont, we know of another 3 communities with the same name in the United States.


Communities Outside of Vermont

Florida

Santa Rosa County

Our profile page for Avalon Beach, Santa Rosa County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,181 miles [1,900.6 km] to the Southwest.

Michigan

Monroe County

Our profile page for Avalon Beach, Monroe County   [Map]

Distance: About 529 miles [851.3 km] to the West.

Saint Clair County

Our profile page for Avalon Beach, Saint Clair County   [Map]

Distance: About 471 miles [758 km] to the West.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Avalon Beach ...

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.

Blissville   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the South of Avalon Beach   [Map]

Chubbs Dock (NY)   -   10 miles [16.1 km] to the West   [Map]

Cold Spring   -   9 miles [14.5 km] to the West   [Map]

Crystal Beach   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the Northeast   [Map]

Fair Haven   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the Southwest   [Map]

Florence   -   9 miles [14.5 km] to the Northeast   [Map]

Grays Corner (NY)   -   11 miles [17.7 km] to the Southwest   [Map]

Ira   -   10 miles [16.1 km] to the Southeast   [Map]

Pinnacle Ridge   -   11 miles [17.7 km] to the East   [Map]

Ransomvale   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the East   [Map]

Stacy Crossroads   -   8 miles [12.9 km] to the Northwest   [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 Avalon Beach. 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.

Calvin Coolidge     (John Calvin Coolidge, Jr.)

30th President of the US (1923 - 1929). He was born in Plymouth (Vermont) on Thursday July 4, 1872 and died in Northampton (Massachusetts) on Thursday January 5, 1933 at an age of 60. He was buried at Plymouth Notch Cemetery (Windsor County, Vermont) [Map].

Plymouth [Map] is located 26 miles [41.8 km] to the east of Avalon Beach

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Calvin Coolidge<7>

John Deere

Inventor, industrialist. He was born in Rutland (Vermont) on Tueday February 7, 1804 and died in Moline (Illinois) on Monday May 17, 1886 at an age of 82. He was buried at Riverside Cemetery (Rock Island County, Illinois) [Map].

Rutland [Map] is located 12 miles [19.3 km] to the east of Avalon Beach

Find-A-Grave Memorial: John Deere

Collis Huntington     (Collis Potter Huntington)

Railroad tycoon, industrialist. He was born in Harwinton (Connecticut) on Monday October 22, 1821 and died in Adirondack (New York) on Monday August 13, 1900 at an age of 78. He was buried at Woodlawn Cemetery (Bronx County, New York) [Map].

Adirondack [Map] is located 27 miles [43.5 km] to the west of Avalon Beach

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Collis Huntington

Other Roadside Stops ...

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About Rutland County

About Vermont

Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Avalon Beach. 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' (or point-to-point) distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Avalon Beach) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Avalon Beach. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 43.6401, Longitude: -73.2251     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Avalon Beach 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 Avalon Beach 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 305.108 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 301.058 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 300.925 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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