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The location of Town of Barnet









Introduction ...

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

This page contains three sections:

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

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

  • Saint Johnsbury [Map], which is the Seat of Caledonia County, lies just to the North Northeast.
  • Montpelier [Map], which is the State Capital of Vermont, lies 24 miles [38.6 km] to the West (W). If you could walk a straight line from Barnet to Montpelier, with an average speed<2> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take just about two full days to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take most of a day.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 453 miles [729 km] to the Southwest (SW). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take most of a day, a buggy would take 18 days and walking would take 26 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 5,470 miles [8,803.1 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 6,187 miles [9,957 km] and it lies to the East Northeast (ENE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 4,063 miles [6,538.8 km] and it lies to the East Northeast (ENE).<6>

Curious and Interesting Names Near Barnet ...

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.

Bath (NH)   -   12 miles [19.3 km] to the Southeast of Barnet   [Map]

Boltonville   -   10 miles [16.1 km] to the South   [Map]

Danville   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the Northwest   [Map]

Edgewater   -   12 miles [19.3 km] to the West   [Map]

Greenbank Hollow   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the Northwest   [Map]

Harvey Hollow   -   5 miles [8 km] to the Northwest   [Map]

Jockey Hill (NH)   -   12 miles [19.3 km] to the Southeast   [Map]

Lisbon (NH)   -   11 miles [17.7 km] to the Southeast   [Map]

Mosquitoville   -   5 miles [8 km] to the Southwest   [Map]

Pumpkin Hill (Historic)   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the North   [Map]

Savageville (NH)   -   11 miles [17.7 km] to the Southeast   [Map]

Tinkerville (NH)   -   7 miles [11.3 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 Barnet. 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.

Eleanor Hodgman Porter

Author. She was born in Littleton (New Hampshire) on Saturday December 19, 1868 and died in Cambridge (Massachusetts) on Friday May 21, 1920 at an age of 51. She was buried at Mt. Auburn Cemetery (Middlesex County, Massachusetts) [Map].

Littleton [Map] is located 15 miles [24.1 km] to the east of Barnet

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Eleanor Hodgman Porter<7>

Julian Rix

Artist. He was born in Peacham (Vermont) on Monday December 30, 1850 and died in New York (New York) on Tueday November 24, 1903 at an age of 52. He was buried at Cedar Lawn Cemetery (Passaic County, New Jersey) [Map].

Peacham [Map] is located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the west of Barnet

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Julian Rix

Stephen Alonzo Schoff

Artist. He was born in Danville (Vermont) on Friday January 16, 1818 and died in Norfolk (Connecticut) on Friday May 6, 1904 at an age of 86. He was buried at Newton Cemetery (Middlesex County, Massachusetts) [Map].

Danville [Map] is located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the northwest of Barnet

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Stephen Alonzo Schoff

Other Roadside Stops ...

Index of Cities, Towns and Villages for Vermont

About Caledonia County

About Vermont

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Barnet. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 44.3253, Longitude: -72.0768     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Barnet 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 Barnet 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 304.294 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 300.261 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 300.026 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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