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The location of Bennington









Introduction ...

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

This page contains four sections:

How Far From Bennington to ...

We spend a lot of time looking through Gazetteers, Almanacs & Directories that were published in the late 1800's and early 1900's. Many of the Gazetteers include the distance from a community such as Bennington to various places of note, such as the White House.

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

  • Manchester [Map], which is the Seat of Bennington County, lies 20 miles [32.2 km] to the North Northeast. If you could walk a straight line from Bennington to Manchester, with an average speed<2> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take just over a day to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take most of a day.
  • Montpelier [Map], which is the State Capital of Vermont, lies 100 miles [160.9 km] to the North Northeast (NNE). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take less than two hours, a buggy would take three full days and walking would take 6 days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 340 miles [547.2 km] to the Southwest (SW). Driving would take five to six hours, a buggy would take 14 days and walking would take 20 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 5,573 miles [8,968.9 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 6,286 miles [10,116.3 km] and it lies to the East Northeast (ENE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 4,162 miles [6,698.1 km] and it lies to the East Northeast (ENE).<6>

Communities Also Named Bennington ...

We have found 14 communities that share the name Bennington.

While the name Bennington is unique within Vermont, we know of another 14 communities with the same name in the United States and Canada.


Communities Outside of Vermont

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Idaho

Bear Lake County

Our profile page for Bennington, Bear Lake County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,920 miles [3,089.9 km] to the West Northwest.

Illinois

Edwards County

Our profile page for Bennington, Edwards County   [Map]

Distance: About 836 miles [1,345.4 km] to the West Southwest.

Indiana

Switzerland County

Our profile page for Bennington, Switzerland County   [Map]

Distance: About 681 miles [1,096 km] to the West Southwest.

Kansas

Ottawa County

Our profile page for Bennington, Ottawa County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,294 miles [2,082.5 km] to the West.

Maryland

Montgomery County

Our profile page for Bennington, Montgomery County   [Map]

Distance: About 332 miles [534.3 km] to the Southwest.

Michigan

Shiawassee County

Our profile page for Bennington, Shiawassee County   [Map]

Distance: About 558 miles [898 km] to the West.

Minnesota

Mower County

Our profile page for Bennington, Mower County

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

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

Nebraska

Douglas County

Our profile page for Bennington, Douglas County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,177 miles [1,894.2 km] to the West.

New Hampshire

Hillsborough County

Our profile page for Bennington, Hillsborough County   [Map]

Distance: About 64 miles [103 km] to the East.

New York

Wyoming County

Our profile page for Bennington, Wyoming County   [Map]

Distance: About 263 miles [423.3 km] to the West.

Ohio

Morrow County

Our profile page for Bennington, Morrow County

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

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

Oklahoma

Bryan County

Our profile page for Bennington, Bryan County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,372 miles [2,208 km] to the West Southwest.

Ontario

Our profile page for Bennington   [Map]

Distance: About 392 miles [630.9 km] to the West.

Pennsylvania

Blair County

Our profile page for Bennington, Blair County

This community is historic.<8>

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

Curious and Interesting Names Near Bennington ...

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.

Center White Creek (NY)   -   11 miles [17.7 km] to the Northwest of Bennington   [Map]

Eagle Bridge (NY)   -   11 miles [17.7 km] to the Northwest   [Map]

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

Greylock (MA)   -   12 miles [19.3 km] to the South   [Map]

Heartwellville   -   11 miles [17.7 km] to the East   [Map]

Hoosick (NY)   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the West   [Map]

Hoosick Falls (NY)   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the West   [Map]

Hoosick Junction (NY)   -   8 miles [12.9 km] to the West   [Map]

Kansas   -   12 miles [19.3 km] to the North   [Map]

Meadowvale (MA)   -   12 miles [19.3 km] to the South   [Map]

Paper Mill Village   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the Northwest   [Map]

Pumpkin Hook (NY)   -   10 miles [16.1 km] to the Northwest   [Map]

Sodom   -   5 miles [8 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 Bennington. 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.

Susan B. Anthony

Suffragette, activist. She was born in Adams (Massachusetts) on Tueday February 15, 1820 and died in Rochester (New York) on Tueday March 13, 1906 at an age of 86. She was buried at Mt. Hope Cemetery (Monroe County, New York) [Map].

Adams [Map] is located 17 miles [27.4 km] to the south of Bennington

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Susan B. Anthony<9>

Anne Charlotte Lynch Botta

Author. She was born in Bennington on Saturday November 11, 1815 and died in New York (New York) on Monday March 23, 1891 at an age of 75. She was buried at Woodlawn Cemetery (Bronx County, New York) [Map].

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Anne Charlotte Lynch Botta

Richard D. Buckley

Major League Baseball. He was born in Troy (New York) on Tueday September 21, 1858 and died in Pittsburgh (Pennsylvania) on Thursday December 12, 1929 at an age of 71.

Troy [Map] is located 26 miles [41.8 km] to the southwest of Bennington

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Richard D. Buckley

Jack Chesbro     (Born as John Dwight Cheesbro)

Professional baseball. He was born in North Adams (Massachusetts) on Friday June 5, 1874 and died in Conway (Massachusetts) on Friday November 6, 1931 at an age of 57. He was buried at Howland Cemetery (Franklin County, Massachusetts) [Map].

North Adams [Map] is located 13 miles [20.9 km] to the south of Bennington

Conway [Map] is located 35 miles [56.3 km] to the southeast of Bennington

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Jack Chesbro

Charles 'Chas' Crocker

Railroad tycoon, industrialist. He was born in Troy (New York) on Monday September 16, 1822 and died in Monterey (California) on Tueday August 14, 1888 at an age of 65. He was buried at Mountain View Cemetery (Alameda County, California) [Map].

Troy [Map] is located 26 miles [41.8 km] to the southwest of Bennington

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Charles 'Chas' Crocker

George Stacy Davis

Major League Baseball. He was born in Cohoes (New York) on Tueday August 23, 1870 and died in Philadelphia (Pennsylvania) on Thursday October 17, 1940 at an age of 70. He was buried at Fernwood Cemetery (Delaware County, Pennsylvania) [Map].

Cohoes [Map] is located 26 miles [41.8 km] to the west of Bennington

Find-A-Grave Memorial: George Stacy Davis

Bob Eberly

Singer. He was born in Mechanicville (New York) on Monday July 24, 1916 and died in Glen Burnie (Maryland) on Thursday December 17, 1981 at an age of 65. He was buried at Pinelawn Memorial Park (Suffolk County, New York) [Map].

Mechanicville [Map] is located 24 miles [38.6 km] to the west of Bennington

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Bob Eberly

Jane Gail

Actress. She was born in Salem (New York) on Saturday August 16, 1890 and died in Saint Petersburg (Florida) on Wednesday January 30, 1963 at an age of 72. She was buried at Ferncliff Cemetery (Westchester County, New York) [Map].

Salem [Map] is located 21 miles [33.8 km] to the north of Bennington

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Jane Gail

Ulysses Franklin Grant

Negro League Baseball. He was born in Pittsfield (Massachusetts) on Tueday August 1, 1865 and died in New York (New York) on Thursday May 27, 1937 at an age of 71. He was buried at East Ridgelawn Cemetery (Passaic County, New Jersey) [Map].

Pittsfield [Map] is located 29 miles [46.7 km] to the south of Bennington

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Ulysses Franklin Grant

Brigham Young

Religious leader of the Latter Day Saints (LDS). He was born in Whitingham (Vermont) on Monday June 1, 1801 and died in Salt Lake City (Utah) on Wednesday August 29, 1877 at an age of 76. He was buried at Mormon Pioneer Memorial (Utah).

Whitingham [Map] is located 16 miles [25.7 km] to the east of Bennington

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Brigham Young

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About Bennington County

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Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Bennington. 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 from Point A (ie- Bennington) 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 Bennington. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Bennington

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Bennington. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 42.8781, Longitude: -73.1968     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Bennington 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 Bennington 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 305.195 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 301.029 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 301.287 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 Mile's to see Pete ... Mile's 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 Bennington 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>We use the term 'Historic' broadly and it generally means that the community no longer exists. However, it can also mean that the community might still exist, but was significantly larger or had a more 'official' existence in the past than it does now. Unfortunately our sources of data have proven to be unreliable. If you can provide us with more specific information about Bennington, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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<9>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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