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Brownington, Vermont

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The location of Brownington

Introduction ...

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

This page contains four sections:

How Far From Brownington 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 Brownington 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 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 44 miles [70.8 km] to the South Southwest (SSW). If you could walk a straight line from Brownington 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 most of two days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 481 miles [774.1 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 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 5,452 miles [8,774.1 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 6,171 miles [9,931.3 km] and it lies to the East Northeast (ENE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 4,047 miles [6,513 km] and it lies to the East Northeast (ENE).<6>

Communities Also Named Brownington ...

We have found 3 communities that share the name Brownington.

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

Communities Outside of Vermont


Bullitt County

Our profile page for Brownington, Bullitt County   [Map]

Distance: About 842 miles [1,355.1 km] to the West Southwest.


Henry County

Our profile page for Brownington, Henry County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,200 miles [1,931.2 km] to the West Southwest.


Franklin County

Our profile page for Brownington, Franklin County   [Map]

Distance: About 996 miles [1,602.9 km] to the Southwest.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Brownington ...

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   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the West of Brownington   [Map]

Derby Line   -   11 miles [17.7 km] to the North   [Map]

Glover   -   9 miles [14.5 km] to the Southwest   [Map]

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

Holland   -   11 miles [17.7 km] to the Northeast   [Map]

Irasburg   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the West   [Map]

Island Pond   -   11 miles [17.7 km] to the East   [Map]

Judd's Mills (QC)   -   13 miles [20.9 km] to the North   [Map]

Merrill Corner   -   13 miles [20.9 km] to the Southwest   [Map]

Orleans   -   4 miles [6.4 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. 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 29 miles [46.7 km] to the south of Brownington

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

Other Roadside Stops ...

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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 'straight-line' distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Brownington) to Point B.

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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 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 304.242 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 300.289 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 299.782 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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