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The location of Bragg









Introduction ...

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

This page contains four sections:

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

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

  • Woodstock [Map], which is the Seat of Windsor County, lies 11 miles [17.7 km] to the Southwest. If you could walk a straight line from Bragg to Woodstock, with an average speed<2> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take five to six hours to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take nearly four hours.
  • Montpelier [Map], which is the State Capital of Vermont, lies 39 miles [62.8 km] to the North Northwest (NNW). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take less than an hour, a buggy would take just about two full days and walking would take over two days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 412 miles [663 km] to the Southwest (SW). Driving would take most of a day, a buggy would take 16 days and walking would take 24 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 5,504 miles [8,857.8 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 6,220 miles [10,010.1 km] and it lies to the East Northeast (ENE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 4,095 miles [6,590.3 km] and it lies to the East Northeast (ENE).<6>

Communities Also Named Bragg ...

We have found 7 communities that share the name Bragg.

While the name Bragg is unique within Vermont, we know of another 7 communities with the same name in the United States.


Communities Outside of Vermont

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Arkansas

Yell County

Our profile page for Bragg, Yell County

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

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

Georgia

Jones County

Our profile page for Bragg, Jones County   [Map]

Distance: About 953 miles [1,533.7 km] to the Southwest.

Indiana

Randolph County

Our profile page for Bragg, Randolph County

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

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

North Carolina

Richmond County

Our profile page for Bragg, Richmond County

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

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

Ohio

Morgan County

Our profile page for Bragg, Morgan County

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

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

Texas

Hardin County

Our profile page for Bragg, Hardin County   [Map]

This community is historic.<8>

Distance: About 1,522 miles [2,449.4 km] to the West Southwest.

West Virginia

Raleigh County

Our profile page for Bragg, Raleigh County   [Map]

Distance: About 610 miles [981.7 km] to the Southwest.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Bragg ...

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.

Centertown   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the Southwest of Bragg   [Map]

Centerville   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the Southwest   [Map]

Copper Flat   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the North   [Map]

Hartland   -   12 miles [19.3 km] to the South   [Map]

Hartland Four Corners   -   12 miles [19.3 km] to the South   [Map]

Lower Shaker Village (NH)   -   11 miles [17.7 km] to the Southeast   [Map]

Lyme (NH)   -   11 miles [17.7 km] to the Northeast   [Map]

Lyme Center (NH)   -   11 miles [17.7 km] to the Northeast   [Map]

Mill Hollow (NH)   -   12 miles [19.3 km] to the South   [Map]

Pomfret   -   8 miles [12.9 km] to the West   [Map]

Post Mills   -   12 miles [19.3 km] to the North   [Map]

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

Union Village   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the Northeast   [Map]

Upper Shaker Village (NH)   -   12 miles [19.3 km] to the Southeast   [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 Bragg. 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.

Calvin Coolidge     (John Calvin Coolidge, Jr.)

30th President of the US (1923 - 1929). He was born in Plymouth (Vermont) on Thursday July 4, 1872 and died in Northampton (Massachusetts) on Thursday January 5, 1933 at an age of 60. He was buried at Plymouth Notch Cemetery (Windsor County, Vermont) [Map].

Plymouth [Map] is located 22 miles [35.4 km] to the southwest of Bragg

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Calvin Coolidge<9>

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 29 miles [46.7 km] to the south of Bragg

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 25 miles [40.2 km] to the south of Bragg

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Sarah Josepha Hale

Bob 'Captain Kangaroo' Keeshan     (Robert James Keeshan)

Producer, actor. He was born in Lynbrook (New York) on Monday June 27, 1927 and died in Hartford (Vermont) on Friday January 23, 2004 at an age of 76. He was buried at St. Josephs Cemetery (Suffolk County, New York) [Map].

Hartford [Map] is located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the south of Bragg

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Bob 'Captain Kangaroo' Keeshan

Other Roadside Stops ...

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Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Bragg. 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 obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Bragg) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Bragg. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 43.7198, Longitude: -72.3390     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Bragg 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 Bragg 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 304.549 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 300.445 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 300.465 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 Bragg 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 Bragg, 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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