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Averill, Vermont

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Introduction ...

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

This page contains four sections:

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

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

  • Guildhall [Map], which is the Seat of Essex County, lies 30 miles [48.3 km] to the South Southeast. If you could walk a straight line from Averill to Guildhall, with an average speed<2> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take most of two days to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take just over a day.
  • Montpelier [Map], which is the State Capital of Vermont, lies 65 miles [104.6 km] to the Southwest (SW). 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 501 miles [806.3 km] to the Southwest (SW). Driving would take most of a day, a buggy would take 20 days and walking would take 29 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 5,429 miles [8,737.1 km] and it lies to the East Northeast (ENE).<4>
  • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba [Map]) is 6,148 miles [9,894.2 km] and it lies to the East Northeast (ENE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 4,024 miles [6,476 km] and it lies to the East Northeast (ENE).<6>

Communities Also Named Averill ...

We have found 4 communities that share the name Averill.

While the name Averill is unique within Vermont, we know of another 4 communities with the same name in the United States.

Communities Outside of Vermont


Brevard County

Our profile page for Averill, Brevard County

We found mention of this community, but have little information.<7>

Although located in Brevard County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.


Midland County

Our profile page for Averill, Midland County   [Map]

Distance: About 629 miles [1,012.3 km] to the West.


Clay County

Our profile page for Averill, Clay County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,194 miles [1,921.6 km] to the West Northwest.

South Carolina

Allendale County

Our profile page for Averill, Allendale County   [Map]

Distance: About 975 miles [1,569.1 km] to the Southwest.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Averill ...

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.

Cones (NH)   -   14 miles [22.5 km] to the Southeast of Averill   [Map]

Georges (NH)   -   16 miles [25.7 km] to the Southeast   [Map]

Holland   -   14 miles [22.5 km] to the West   [Map]

Island Pond   -   15 miles [24.1 km] to the Southwest   [Map]

Judd's Mills (QC)   -   17 miles [27.4 km] to the West   [Map]

Kingscroft (QC)   -   16 miles [25.7 km] to the Northwest   [Map]

Ladd's Mills (QC)   -   8 miles [12.9 km] to the Northwest   [Map]

Libbytown (QC)   -   16 miles [25.7 km] to the Northwest   [Map]

Moes River (QC)   -   17 miles [27.4 km] to the North   [Map]

Stewartstown (NH)   -   9 miles [14.5 km] to the East   [Map]

Stewartstown Hollow (NH)   -   13 miles [20.9 km] to the East   [Map]

Tinkerville (NH)   -   16 miles [25.7 km] to the Southeast   [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 Averill. 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.

Louis St. Laurent     (Louis Stephen St. Laurent)

16th Prime Minister of Canada (November 1948 - June 1957). He was born in Compton (Quebec) on Monday November 15, 1948 and died in Quebec City (Quebec) on Friday June 21, 1957 at an age of 8.

Compton [Map] is located 17 miles [27.4 km] to the north of Averill

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Louis St. Laurent<8>

Other Roadside Stops ...

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Off-the-Road Links ...

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

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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- Averill) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Averill. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 44.9981, Longitude: -71.7104     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Averill 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 Averill 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 303.956 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 299.998 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 299.49 degrees.

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<7>If we encounter the name of what might be a community, our methodology is to add that name to our Gazetteer as a placeholder. As we find more information about that community, it will be added to our Gazetteer.

Just as a reminder: Our definition of a community is rather broad and includes those places (or areas) where several families lived and had a name which identified that place. For example, you might hear somebody say that they are going over to Rock Creek to see Pete ... Rock Creek is just a gas station and a couple of homes at the crossroads. While it might not be on the map, everybody in the area knows it by that name.

Places of interest include buildings at a crossroad, several families clustered in a hollow or maybe the location of a way station. It also includes places like mines, lumber camps, ferry crossings, etc. The community might still exist, is now gone or only existed for just a short period of time.

Also keep in mind that Averill could have been on the original document by mistake, misspelled, the original/alternate name of a community that we've listed elsewhere or was placed in the wrong county. Sometimes a post office or train station would have a different name than the community where it's located, so two names might be referring to the same community - we're working to straighten it all out.

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<8>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:

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