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The location of Town of Burke









Introduction ...

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

This page contains four sections:

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

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

  • Saint Johnsbury [Map], which is the Seat of Caledonia County, lies 14 miles [22.5 km] to the South Southwest. If you could walk a straight line from Burke to Saint Johnsbury, 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.
  • Montpelier [Map], which is the State Capital of Vermont, lies 39 miles [62.8 km] to the Southwest (SW). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take less than an hour, a buggy would take just about two full days and walking would take over two days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 474 miles [762.8 km] to the Southwest (SW). 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 5,453 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 6,171 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 4,046 miles [6,511.4 km] and it lies to the East Northeast (ENE).<6>

Communities Also Named Burke ...

We have found 2 communities that share the name Burke.

While the name Burke is unique within Vermont, we know of another 2 communities with the same name in the United States.


Communities Outside of Vermont

New York

Franklin County

Our profile page for Burke, Franklin County   [Map]

Distance: About 112 miles [180.2 km] to the West Northwest.

Wisconsin

Dane County

Our profile page for Burke, Dane County   [Map]

Distance: About 868 miles [1,396.9 km] to the West.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Burke ...

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.

Baptist Hill   -   15 miles [24.1 km] to the Southeast of Burke   [Map]

Bullthroat   -   14 miles [22.5 km] to the East   [Map]

Egypt   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the Southwest   [Map]

Glover   -   15 miles [24.1 km] to the Northwest   [Map]

Hartwellville   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the Northeast   [Map]

Island Pond   -   14 miles [22.5 km] to the North   [Map]

Lost Nation   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the Northeast   [Map]

Miles Pond   -   13 miles [20.9 km] to the Southeast   [Map]

Moccasin Mill   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the East   [Map]

Pumpkin Hill (Historic)   -   15 miles [24.1 km] to the Southwest   [Map]

Texas   -   14 miles [22.5 km] to the South   [Map]

Victory   -   8 miles [12.9 km] to the Southeast   [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 Burke. 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.

Eleanor Hodgman Porter

Author. She was born in Littleton (New Hampshire) on Saturday December 19, 1868 and died in Cambridge (Massachusetts) on Friday May 21, 1920 at an age of 51. She was buried at Mt. Auburn Cemetery (Middlesex County, Massachusetts) [Map].

Littleton [Map] is located 22 miles [35.4 km] to the south of Burke

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Eleanor Hodgman Porter<7>

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 22 miles [35.4 km] to the southwest of Burke

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Julian Rix

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 17 miles [27.4 km] to the southwest of Burke

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Stephen Alonzo Schoff

Other Roadside Stops ...

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About Caledonia County

About Vermont

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

If you need the driving distance (or directions), we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Burke. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Town of Burke

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Burke. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 44.6151, Longitude: -71.9312     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Burke 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 Burke 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 304.157 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 300.158 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 299.803 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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