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The location of Brookfield









Introduction ...

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

This page contains four sections:

How Far From Brookfield 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 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 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 15 miles [24.1 km] to the North (N). If you could walk a straight line from Brookfield 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 four to five hours.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 422 miles [679.1 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 5,502 miles [8,854.6 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 Brookfield ...

We have found 38 communities that share the name Brookfield.

While the name Brookfield is unique within Vermont, we know of another 38 communities with the same name in the United States and Canada.


Communities Outside of Vermont

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IndianaNew HampshireOntarioWashington
 
ManitobaNew JerseyPennsylvaniaWisconsin

Colorado

Baca County

Our profile page for Brookfield, Baca County   [Map]

This community is historic.<7>

Distance: About 1,631 miles [2,624.8 km] to the West.

Connecticut

Fairfield County

Our profile page for Brookfield, Fairfield County   [Map]

Distance: About 181 miles [291.3 km] to the South Southwest.

Delaware

Kent County

Our profile page for Brookfield, Kent County   [Map]

Distance: About 373 miles [600.3 km] to the South Southwest.

Georgia

Tift County

Our profile page for Brookfield, Tift County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,050 miles [1,689.8 km] to the Southwest.

Illinois

Cook County

Our profile page for Brookfield, Cook County   [Map]

Distance: About 784 miles [1,261.7 km] to the West.

Indiana

Shelby County

Our profile page for Brookfield, Shelby County   [Map]

Distance: About 749 miles [1,205.4 km] to the West Southwest.

Manitoba

Our profile page for Brookfield   [Map]

Distance: About 1,174 miles [1,889.4 km] to the West Northwest.

Maryland

Anne Arundel County

Our profile page for Brookfield, Anne Arundel County   [Map]

Distance: About 396 miles [637.3 km] to the Southwest.

Baltimore County

Our profile page for Brookfield, Baltimore County   [Map]

Distance: About 372 miles [598.7 km] to the Southwest.

Massachusetts

Worcester County

Our profile page for Brookfield, Worcester County   [Map]

Distance: About 128 miles [206 km] to the South.

Michigan

Eaton County

Our profile page for Brookfield, Eaton County   [Map]

Distance: About 622 miles [1,001 km] to the West.

Manistee County

Our profile page for Brookfield, Manistee County

We found mention of this community, but have little information.<8>

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

Missouri

Linn County

Our profile page for Brookfield, Linn County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,089 miles [1,752.6 km] to the West.

Nebraska

Platte County

Our profile page for Brookfield, Platte County

This community is historic.

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

New Hampshire

Carroll County

Our profile page for Brookfield, Carroll County   [Map]

Distance: About 83 miles [133.6 km] to the East Southeast.

New Jersey

Camden County

Our profile page for Brookfield, Camden County   [Map]

Distance: About 312 miles [502.1 km] to the South Southwest.

New York

Madison County

Our profile page for Brookfield, Madison County   [Map]

Distance: About 160 miles [257.5 km] to the West Southwest.

Oneida County

Our profile page for Brookfield, Oneida County   [Map]

Distance: About 156 miles [251.1 km] to the West Southwest.

Newfoundland and Labrador

Our profile page for Brookfield   [Map]

Distance: About 965 miles [1,553 km] to the East Northeast.

North Carolina

Mecklenburg County

Our profile page for Brookfield, Mecklenburg County   [Map]

Distance: About 748 miles [1,203.8 km] to the Southwest.

New Hanover County

Our profile page for Brookfield, New Hanover County   [Map]

Distance: About 730 miles [1,174.8 km] to the South Southwest.

Nova Scotia

Our profile page for Brookfield   [Map]

Distance: About 465 miles [748.3 km] to the East Northeast.

Ohio

Hamilton County

Our profile page for Brookfield, Hamilton County

This community is historic.

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

Trumbull County

Our profile page for Brookfield, Trumbull County   [Map]

Distance: About 448 miles [721 km] to the West Southwest.

Tuscarawas County

Our profile page for Brookfield, Tuscarawas County

This community is historic.

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

Ontario

Our profile page for Brookfield   [Map]

Distance: About 597 miles [960.8 km] to the West Northwest.

Pennsylvania

Allegheny County

Our profile page for Brookfield, Allegheny County

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

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

Chester County

Our profile page for Brookfield, Chester County   [Map]

Distance: About 327 miles [526.3 km] to the South Southwest.

Tioga County

Our profile page for Brookfield, Tioga County   [Map]

Distance: About 288 miles [463.5 km] to the West Southwest.

Prince Edward Island

Our profile page for Brookfield   [Map]

Distance: About 479 miles [770.9 km] to the East Northeast.

Rhode Island

Providence County

Our profile page for Brookfield, Providence County

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

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

Tennessee

Hamilton County

Our profile page for Brookfield, Hamilton County   [Map]

Distance: About 915 miles [1,472.5 km] to the Southwest.

Shelby County

Our profile page for Brookfield, Shelby County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,103 miles [1,775.1 km] to the West Southwest.

Utah

Salt Lake County

Our profile page for Brookfield, Salt Lake County   [Map]

Distance: About 2,006 miles [3,228.3 km] to the West.

Virginia

Fairfax County

Our profile page for Brookfield, Fairfax County   [Map]

Distance: About 434 miles [698.5 km] to the Southwest.

Stafford County

Our profile page for Brookfield, Stafford County   [Map]

Distance: About 468 miles [753.2 km] to the Southwest.

Washington

Wahkiakum County

Our profile page for Brookfield, Wahkiakum County   [Map]

Distance: About 2,442 miles [3,930 km] to the West Northwest.

Wisconsin

Waukesha County

Our profile page for Brookfield, Waukesha County   [Map]

Distance: About 778 miles [1,252.1 km] to the West.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Brookfield ...

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   -   10 miles [16.1 km] to the South of Brookfield   [Map]

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

Foxville   -   8 miles [12.9 km] to the Northeast   [Map]

Graniteville   -   9 miles [14.5 km] to the Northeast   [Map]

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

Orange   -   12 miles [19.3 km] to the Northeast   [Map]

Randolph   -   8 miles [12.9 km] to the South   [Map]

Upper Graniteville   -   9 miles [14.5 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. 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 29 miles [46.7 km] to the southeast of Brookfield

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Bob 'Captain Kangaroo' Keeshan<9>

Julian Rix

Artist. He was born in Peacham (Vermont) on Monday December 30, 1850 and died in New York (New York) on Tueday November 24, 1903 at an age of 52. He was buried at Cedar Lawn Cemetery (Passaic County, New Jersey) [Map].

Peacham [Map] is located 29 miles [46.7 km] to the northeast of Brookfield

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Julian Rix

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Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Brookfield. 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 '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- Brookfield) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Brookfield. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 44.0423, Longitude: -72.6034     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Brookfield 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 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 304.665 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 300.426 degrees.

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<7>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 Brookfield, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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<8>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 Rock Creek to see Pete ... Rock 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 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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<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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