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Introduction ...

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

This page contains four sections:

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

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

  • Montpelier [Map], which is the Seat of Washington County, lies just to the Northwest.
  • Montpelier [Map], which is the State Capital of Vermont, lies just to the Northwest (NW).
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 434 miles [698.5 km] to the Southwest (SW). If you could drive a straight line from Barre to White House, with an average speed<2>of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, it would take most of a day to make the trip. A comfortable walk of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour would take 25 days. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take 17 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 5,492 miles [8,838.5 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 6,210 miles [9,994 km] and it lies to the East Northeast (ENE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 4,085 miles [6,574.2 km] and it lies to the East Northeast (ENE).<6>

Communities Also Named Barre ...

We have found 2 communities that share the name Barre.

While the name Barre is unique within Vermont, we know of another 2 communities with the same name in the United States and Canada.


Communities Outside of Vermont

Massachusetts

Worcester County

Our profile page for Barre, Worcester County   [Map]

Distance: About 124 miles [199.6 km] to the South.

Quebec

Our profile page for Barre   [Map]

Distance: About 184 miles [296.1 km] to the Northeast.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Barre ...

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.

Adamant   -   8 miles [12.9 km] to the North of Barre   [Map]

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

Foxville   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the South   [Map]

Graniteville   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the South   [Map]

Kents Corners   -   11 miles [17.7 km] to the North   [Map]

Maple Corner   -   12 miles [19.3 km] to the North   [Map]

Middlesex   -   10 miles [16.1 km] to the Northwest   [Map]

Orange   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the Southeast   [Map]

Shady Rill   -   10 miles [16.1 km] to the North   [Map]

Upper Graniteville   -   4 miles [6.4 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 Barre. 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.

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 19 miles [30.6 km] to the northeast of Barre

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Julian Rix<7>

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 23 miles [37 km] to the northeast of Barre

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Stephen Alonzo Schoff

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Off-the-Road Links ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Barre. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 44.1997, Longitude: -72.5083     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Barre 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 Barre 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 304.582 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 300.562 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 300.299 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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