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Browns Corners, Vermont

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Introduction ...

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

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

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

  • Saint Albans [Map], which is the Seat of Franklin County, lies 12 miles [19.3 km] to the South Southwest. If you could walk a straight line from Browns Corners to Saint Albans, with an average speed<2> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take five to six hours to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take nearly four hours.
  • Montpelier [Map], which is the State Capital of Vermont, lies 52 miles [83.7 km] to the South Southeast (SSE). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take less than an hour, a buggy would take over two days and walking would take most of three days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 468 miles [753.2 km] to the South Southwest (SSW). Driving would take most of a day, a buggy would take 19 days and walking would take 27 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 5,481 miles [8,820.8 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 6,202 miles [9,981.2 km] and it lies to the East Northeast (ENE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 4,078 miles [6,562.9 km] and it lies to the East Northeast (ENE).<6>

Communities Also Named Browns Corners ...

We have found 3 communities that share the name Browns Corners.

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

Communities Outside of Vermont

New York

Jefferson County

Our profile page for Browns Corners, Jefferson County   [Map]

Distance: About 149 miles [239.8 km] to the West Southwest.


Wood County

Our profile page for Browns Corners, Wood County

This community is historic.<7>

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


Our profile page for Browns Corners   [Map]

Distance: About 403 miles [648.6 km] to the West Southwest.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Browns Corners ...

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.

Camp Grounds   -   5 miles [8 km] to the Southeast of Browns Corners   [Map]

Franklin   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the East   [Map]

Greens Corners   -   8 miles [12.9 km] to the South   [Map]

Highgate Center   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the Southwest   [Map]

Highgate Falls   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the Southwest   [Map]

Highgate Springs   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the West   [Map]

Hunter Mills (QC)   -   8 miles [12.9 km] to the Northeast   [Map]

Joy Hill (QC)   -   9 miles [14.5 km] to the Northeast   [Map]

Pigeon Hill (QC)   -   5 miles [8 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 Browns Corners. 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.

Chester A. Arthur     (Chester Alan Arthur)

21st President of the US (1881 - 1885). He was born in Fairfield (Vermont) on Monday October 5, 1829 and died in New York (New York) on Thursday November 18, 1886 at an age of 57. He was buried at Albany Rural Cemetery (Albany County, New York) [Map].

Fairfield [Map] is located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the south of Browns Corners

Other Roadside Stops ...

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Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Browns Corners. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

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Footnotes ...

<1>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' (or 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- Browns Corners) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Browns Corners. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 44.9684, Longitude: -72.9687     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Browns Corners 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 Browns Corners 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 304.753 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 300.884 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 300.126 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 Browns Corners, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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