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The location of Town of Brattleboro









Introduction ...

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

This page contains three sections:

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

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

  • Newfane [Map], which is the Seat of Windham County, lies just to the North Northwest.
  • Montpelier [Map], which is the State Capital of Vermont, lies 96 miles [154.5 km] to the North (N). If you could drive a straight line from Brattleboro to Montpelier, with an average speed<2>of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, it would take less than two hours to make the trip. A comfortable walk of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour would take 6 days. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take three full days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 357 miles [574.5 km] to the Southwest (SW). Driving would take five to six hours, a buggy would take 14 days and walking would take 21 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 5,549 miles [8,930.2 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 6,262 miles [10,077.7 km] and it lies to the East Northeast (ENE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 4,137 miles [6,657.9 km] and it lies to the East Northeast (ENE).<6>

Curious and Interesting Names Near Brattleboro ...

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.

Dole Junction (NH)   -   10 miles [16.1 km] to the Southeast of Brattleboro   [Map]

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

Elm Grove (MA)   -   11 miles [17.7 km] to the South   [Map]

Foundry Village (MA)   -   13 miles [20.9 km] to the South   [Map]

Goose City   -   11 miles [17.7 km] to the Northwest   [Map]

Green River   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the South   [Map]

Grove   -   8 miles [12.9 km] to the Southwest   [Map]

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

Lyonsville (MA)   -   13 miles [20.9 km] to the South   [Map]

Packer Corner   -   8 miles [12.9 km] to the South   [Map]

Satans Kingdom (MA)   -   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 Brattleboro. 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.

Anne Charlotte Lynch Botta

Author. She was born in Bennington (Vermont) 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].

Bennington [Map] is located 29 miles [46.7 km] to the west of Brattleboro

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Anne Charlotte Lynch Botta<7>

Helen May Butler

Bandmaster. She was born in Keene (New Hampshire) on Friday May 17, 1867 and died in Covington (Kentucky) on Sunday June 16, 1957 at an age of 90. She was buried at Cemetery of Spring Grove (Hamilton County, Ohio) [Map].

Keene [Map] is located 17 miles [27.4 km] to the east of Brattleboro

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Helen May Butler

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 27 miles [43.5 km] to the southwest of Brattleboro

Conway [Map] is located 24 miles [38.6 km] to the south of Brattleboro

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Jack Chesbro

Marshall Field

Businessman, entrepreneur. He was born in Conway (Massachusetts) on Monday August 18, 1834 and died in New York (New York) on Tueday January 16, 1906 at an age of 71. He was buried at Graceland Cemetery (Macon County, Illinois) [Map].

Conway [Map] is located 24 miles [38.6 km] to the south of Brattleboro

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Marshall Field

Ernest Thorwald 'Ernie' Johnson, Sr.

Major League Baseball. He was born in Brattleboro (Vermont) on Monday June 16, 1924 and died on Friday August 12, 2011 at an age of 87.

Brattleboro [Map] is located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the east of Brattleboro

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Ernest Thorwald 'Ernie' Johnson, Sr.

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 14 miles [22.5 km] to the west of Brattleboro

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Brigham Young

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Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Brattleboro: www.brattleboro.org/

The official website for State of Vermont: https://www.vermont.gov/

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Brattleboro. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 42.8620, Longitude: -72.6187     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Brattleboro 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 Brattleboro 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 304.844 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 300.632 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 301.028 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: findagrave.com.

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