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Town of Brandon, Vermont

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The location of Town of Brandon

Introduction ...

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

This page contains four sections:

How Far From Brandon to ...

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

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

  • Rutland [Map], which is the Seat of Rutland County, lies 14 miles [22.5 km] to the South Southeast. If you could walk a straight line from Brandon to Rutland, 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 41 miles [66 km] to the Northeast (NE). 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 about three full days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 395 miles [635.7 km] to the South Southwest (SSW). Driving would take most of a day, a buggy would take 16 days and walking would take 23 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 6,249 miles [10,056.8 km] and it lies to the East Northeast (ENE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 4,124 miles [6,636.9 km] and it lies to the East Northeast (ENE).<6>

Communities Also Named Brandon ...

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

Communities Outside of Vermont

New York

Franklin County

Our profile page for Brandon, Franklin County   [Map]

Distance: About 92 miles [148.1 km] to the Northwest.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Brandon ...

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.

Crystal Beach   -   10 miles [16.1 km] to the Southwest of Brandon   [Map]

Fernville   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the North   [Map]

Florence   -   5 miles [8 km] to the South   [Map]

Forest Dale   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the Northeast   [Map]

Michigan   -   10 miles [16.1 km] to the East   [Map]

Mount Pleasant   -   Less than 2 miles to the North   [Map]

Pinnacle Ridge   -   10 miles [16.1 km] to the Southeast   [Map]

Ransomvale   -   9 miles [14.5 km] to the South   [Map]

Richville   -   10 miles [16.1 km] to the Northwest   [Map]

Salisbury   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the North   [Map]

Salisbury Station   -   9 miles [14.5 km] to the Northwest   [Map]

Satans Kingdom   -   5 miles [8 km] to the North   [Map]

Sugar Hollow   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the Southeast   [Map]

Sugarwood Hill   -   10 miles [16.1 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 Brandon. 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 25 miles [40.2 km] to the southeast of Brandon

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Calvin Coolidge<7>

John Deere

Inventor, industrialist. He was born in Rutland (Vermont) on Tueday February 7, 1804 and died in Moline (Illinois) on Monday May 17, 1886 at an age of 82. He was buried at Riverside Cemetery (Rock Island County, Illinois) [Map].

Rutland [Map] is located 14 miles [22.5 km] to the southeast of Brandon

Find-A-Grave Memorial: John Deere

Tom Tyler     (Born as Vincent Markowski)

Actor. He was born in Port Henry (New York) on Sunday August 9, 1903 and died in Hamtramck (Michigan) on Saturday May 1, 1954 at an age of 50. He was buried at Mt. Olivet Cemetery (Wayne County, Michigan) [Map].

Port Henry [Map] is located 25 miles [40.2 km] to the northwest of Brandon

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Tom Tyler

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Off-the-Road Links ...

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Footnotes ...

<1>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'point-to-point' distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Brandon) 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 Brandon. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Town of Brandon

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Brandon. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 43.7981, Longitude: -73.0876     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Brandon 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 Brandon 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 305.001 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 300.964 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 300.781 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:

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