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Town of Bolton, Vermont

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Introduction ...

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

This page contains four sections:

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

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

  • Burlington [Map], which is the Seat of Chittenden County, lies 18 miles [29 km] to the West Northwest. If you could walk a straight line from Bolton to Burlington, 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 17 miles [27.4 km] to the Southeast (SE). The buggy would take five to six hours and walking would take most of a day.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 437 miles [703.3 km] to the South Southwest (SSW). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take most of a day, a buggy would take 17 days and walking would take 25 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 5,498 miles [8,848.2 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 6,218 miles [10,006.9 km] and it lies to the East Northeast (ENE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 4,093 miles [6,587 km] and it lies to the East Northeast (ENE).<6>

Communities Also Named Bolton ...

We have found 2 communities that share the name Bolton.

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

Communities Outside of Vermont


Tolland County

Our profile page for Bolton, Tolland County   [Map]

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

New York

Warren County

Our profile page for Bolton, Warren County   [Map]

Distance: About 69 miles [111 km] to the Southwest.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Bolton ...

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.

Bolton   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the South of Bolton   [Map]

Butlers Corners   -   12 miles [19.3 km] to the Northwest   [Map]

Cloverdale   -   13 miles [20.9 km] to the North   [Map]

Hanksville   -   12 miles [19.3 km] to the Southwest   [Map]

Jonesville   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the Southwest   [Map]

Kirby Corner   -   13 miles [20.9 km] to the West   [Map]

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

Middlesex   -   12 miles [19.3 km] to the Southeast   [Map]

Moscow   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the East   [Map]

Pages Corner   -   13 miles [20.9 km] to the Northwest   [Map]

Stevensville   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the North   [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 Bolton. 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 27 miles [43.5 km] to the north of Bolton

Other Roadside Stops ...

Index of Cities, Towns and Villages for Vermont

About Chittenden County

About Vermont

Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Bolton. 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- Bolton) 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 Bolton. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Town of Bolton

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Bolton. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 44.4112, Longitude: -72.8635     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Bolton 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 Bolton 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 304.771 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 300.81 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 300.362 degrees.

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