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The location of Brookfield Center









Introduction ...

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

This page contains four sections:

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

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

  • Chelsea [Map], which is the Seat of Orange County, lies just to the East Southeast.
  • Montpelier [Map], which is the State Capital of Vermont, lies 17 miles [27.4 km] to the North (N). If you could walk a straight line from Brookfield Center to Montpelier, 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 five to six hours.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 421 miles [677.5 km] to the Southwest (SW). 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 24 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 5,503 miles [8,856.2 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 6,220 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 4,096 miles [6,591.9 km] and it lies to the East Northeast (ENE).<6>

Communities Also Named Brookfield Center ...

We have found 3 communities that share the name Brookfield Center.

While the name Brookfield Center is unique within Vermont, we know of another 3 communities with the same name in the United States.


Communities Outside of Vermont

Connecticut

Fairfield County

Our profile page for Brookfield Center, Fairfield County   [Map]

Distance: About 180 miles [289.7 km] to the South Southwest.

Massachusetts

Worcester County

Our profile page for Brookfield Center, Worcester County

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

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

Ohio

Trumbull County

Our profile page for Brookfield Center, Trumbull County   [Map]

Distance: About 447 miles [719.4 km] to the West Southwest.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Brookfield Center ...

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.

Beanville   -   8 miles [12.9 km] to the South of Brookfield Center   [Map]

Braintree   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the Southwest   [Map]

Foxville   -   10 miles [16.1 km] to the Northeast   [Map]

Graniteville   -   10 miles [16.1 km] to the Northeast   [Map]

Kennedy Corners   -   8 miles [12.9 km] to the East   [Map]

Orange   -   13 miles [20.9 km] to the Northeast   [Map]

Randolph   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the Southwest   [Map]

Talcville   -   14 miles [22.5 km] to the Southwest   [Map]

Upper Graniteville   -   10 miles [16.1 km] to the Northeast   [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 Brookfield Center. 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.

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 28 miles [45.1 km] to the southeast of Brookfield Center

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Bob 'Captain Kangaroo' Keeshan<8>

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Off-the-Road Links ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Brookfield Center. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 44.0203, Longitude: -72.6045     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Brookfield Center 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 Brookfield Center 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 304.669 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 300.629 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 300.437 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 Bird Creek to see Pete ... Bird Creek 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 Brookfield Center 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>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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