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The location of Brownington Center









Introduction ...

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

This page contains three sections:

How Far From Brownington Center 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 Brownington 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 Brownington Center and extending to:

  • Newport [Map], which is the Seat of Orleans County, lies just to the North Northwest.
  • Montpelier [Map], which is the State Capital of Vermont, lies 43 miles [69.2 km] to the South Southwest (SSW). If you could walk a straight line from Brownington Center to Montpelier, with an average speed<2> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take about three full days to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take just about two full days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 479 miles [770.9 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 19 days and walking would take 28 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 5,453 miles [8,775.8 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 6,173 miles [9,934.5 km] and it lies to the East Northeast (ENE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 4,048 miles [6,514.6 km] and it lies to the East Northeast (ENE).<6>

Curious and Interesting Names Near Brownington 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.

Coventry   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the Northwest of Brownington Center   [Map]

Derby Line   -   12 miles [19.3 km] to the North   [Map]

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

Graniteville (QC)   -   13 miles [20.9 km] to the North   [Map]

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

Irasburg   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the West   [Map]

Island Pond   -   13 miles [20.9 km] to the East   [Map]

Merrill Corner   -   12 miles [19.3 km] to the Southwest   [Map]

Orleans   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the West   [Map]

Rock Island (QC)   -   12 miles [19.3 km] to the North   [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 Brownington 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.

Stephen Alonzo Schoff

Artist. He was born in Danville (Vermont) on Friday January 16, 1818 and died in Norfolk (Connecticut) on Friday May 6, 1904 at an age of 86. He was buried at Newton Cemetery (Middlesex County, Massachusetts) [Map].

Danville [Map] is located 28 miles [45.1 km] to the south of Brownington Center

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Stephen Alonzo Schoff<7>

Other Roadside Stops ...

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Off-the-Road Links ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Brownington Center. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 44.8228, Longitude: -72.1482     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Brownington 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 Brownington 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 304.259 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 300.307 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 299.799 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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