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The location of Bellows Falls









Introduction ...

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

This page contains three sections:

How Far From Bellows Falls 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 village such as Bellows Falls to various places of note, such as the White House.

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

  • Newfane [Map], which is the Seat of Windham County, lies 14 miles [22.5 km] to the Southwest. If you could walk a straight line from Bellows Falls to Newfane, with an average speed<2> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take most of a day to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take four to five hours.
  • Montpelier [Map], which is the State Capital of Vermont, lies 78 miles [125.5 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 most of three days and walking would take 5 days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 377 miles [606.7 km] to the Southwest (SW). Driving would take 6 hours, 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 5,532 miles [8,902.9 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 6,245 miles [10,050.4 km] and it lies to the East Northeast (ENE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 4,120 miles [6,630.5 km] and it lies to the East Northeast (ENE).<6>

Curious and Interesting Names Near Bellows Falls ...

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.

Chester   -   11 miles [17.7 km] to the Northwest of Bellows Falls   [Map]

Christian Hollow (NH)   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the Southeast   [Map]

Cold River (NH)   -   Less than 2 miles to the Southeast   [Map]

Dodge Tavern (NH)   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the Southeast   [Map]

Drewsville (NH)   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the East   [Map]

Hardscrabble Corner   -   8 miles [12.9 km] to the North   [Map]

Hemlock Center (NH)   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the Northeast   [Map]

Lynn (NH)   -   10 miles [16.1 km] to the Northeast   [Map]

Mill Hollow (NH)   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the East   [Map]

Quaker City (NH)   -   11 miles [17.7 km] to the Northeast   [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 Bellows Falls. 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.

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 14 miles [22.5 km] to the southeast of Bellows Falls

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Helen May Butler<7>

Ellen Demming     (Born as Betty Ellen Weber)

Actress. She was born in Schenectady (New York) on Friday November 10, 1922 and died in Springfield (Vermont) on Thursday February 7, 2002 at an age of 79. She was buried at Oak Hill Cemetery (Windham County, Vermont) [Map].

Springfield [Map] is located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the north of Bellows Falls

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Ellen Demming

Sarah Josepha Hale

Journalist, author. She was born in Newport (New Hampshire) on Friday October 24, 1788 and died in Philadelphia (Pennsylvania) on Wednesday April 30, 1879 at an age of 90. She was buried at Laurel Hill Cemetery (Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania) [Map].

Newport [Map] is located 21 miles [33.8 km] to the northeast of Bellows Falls

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Sarah Josepha Hale

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 20 miles [32.2 km] to the south of Bellows Falls

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

Franklin Pierce

14th President of the US (1853 - 1857). He was born in Hillsboro (New Hampshire) on Friday November 23, 1804 and died in Concord (New Hampshire) on Friday October 8, 1869 at an age of 64. He was buried at Old North Cemetery (Merrimack County, New Hampshire) [Map].

Hillsboro [Map] is located 28 miles [45.1 km] to the east of Bellows Falls

Concord [Map] is located 46 miles [74 km] to the east of Bellows Falls

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Franklin Pierce

Other Roadside Stops ...

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Off-the-Road Links ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Bellows Falls. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 43.1343, Longitude: -72.4549     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Bellows Falls 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 Bellows Falls 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 304.706 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 300.522 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 300.816 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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