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Town of Berkshire, Vermont

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The location of Town of Berkshire

Introduction ...

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

This page contains four sections:

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

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

  • Saint Albans [Map], which is the Seat of Franklin County, lies 18 miles [29 km] to the Southwest. If you could walk a straight line from Berkshire to Saint Albans, 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 five to six hours.
  • Montpelier [Map], which is the State Capital of Vermont, lies 49 miles [78.9 km] to the South (S). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take less than an hour, a buggy would take most of two days and walking would take about three full days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 472 miles [759.6 km] to the South Southwest (SSW). Driving would take most of a day, a buggy would take 19 days and walking would take 27 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 5,473 miles [8,807.9 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 6,194 miles [9,968.3 km] and it lies to the East Northeast (ENE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 4,070 miles [6,550 km] and it lies to the East Northeast (ENE).<6>

Communities Also Named Berkshire ...

While the name Berkshire is unique within Vermont, we know of one more community in the United States.

Communities Outside of Vermont

New York

Tioga County

Our profile page for Berkshire, Tioga County   [Map]

Distance: About 250 miles [402.3 km] to the Southwest.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Berkshire ...

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.

Camp Grounds   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the Southwest of Berkshire   [Map]

Franklin   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the West   [Map]

Gilberts Tannery   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the South   [Map]

Hillside (QC)   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the North   [Map]

Hunter Mills (QC)   -   8 miles [12.9 km] to the Northwest   [Map]

Joy Hill (QC)   -   5 miles [8 km] to the Northwest   [Map]

Pigeon Hill (QC)   -   9 miles [14.5 km] to the Northwest   [Map]

Stevens Mills   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the East   [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 Berkshire. 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.

Chester A. Arthur     (Chester Alan Arthur)

21st President of the US (1881 - 1885). He was born in Fairfield (Vermont) on Monday October 5, 1829 and died in New York (New York) on Thursday November 18, 1886 at an age of 57. He was buried at Albany Rural Cemetery (Albany County, New York) [Map].

Fairfield [Map] is located 14 miles [22.5 km] to the southwest of Berkshire

Other Roadside Stops ...

Cities, Towns and Villages of Vermont

About Franklin County

About Vermont

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for State of Vermont:

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- Berkshire) 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 Berkshire. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Town of Berkshire

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Berkshire. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 44.9678, Longitude: -72.7682     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Berkshire 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 Berkshire 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 304.626 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 300.742 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 300.028 degrees.

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