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Burke, Vermont

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The location 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 & Directories 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 13 communities that share the name Burke.

While the name Burke is unique within Vermont, we know of another 13 communities with the same name in the United States.

Communities Outside of Vermont

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Los Angeles County

Our profile page for Burke, Los Angeles County

We found mention of this community, but have little information.<7>

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


Lee County

Our profile page for Burke, Lee County

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

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


Shoshone County

Our profile page for Burke, Shoshone County   [Map]

Distance: About 2,084 miles [3,353.9 km] to the West Northwest.


Carroll County

Our profile page for Burke, Carroll County   [Map]

Distance: About 924 miles [1,487 km] to the West.


Elliott County

Our profile page for Burke, Elliott County   [Map]

Distance: About 729 miles [1,173.2 km] to the Southwest.


Iberia Parish

Our profile page for Burke, Iberia Parish   [Map]

Distance: About 1,478 miles [2,378.6 km] to the Southwest.

New York

Franklin County

Our profile page for Burke, Franklin County   [Map]

Distance: About 111 miles [178.6 km] to the West Northwest.

South Dakota

Gregory County

Our profile page for Burke, Gregory County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,358 miles [2,185.5 km] to the West.


Cumberland County

Our profile page for Burke, Cumberland County   [Map]

Distance: About 919 miles [1,479 km] to the Southwest.


Angelina County

Our profile page for Burke, Angelina County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,540 miles [2,478.4 km] to the West Southwest.


Botetourt County

Our profile page for Burke, Botetourt County

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

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

Fairfax County

Our profile page for Burke, Fairfax County   [Map]

Distance: About 486 miles [782.1 km] to the Southwest.


Dane County

Our profile page for Burke, Dane County   [Map]

Distance: About 867 miles [1,395.3 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<8>

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 ...

Index of Cities, Towns and Villages for Vermont

About Caledonia County

About Vermont

Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for State of Vermont:

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 drawn from Point A (ie- Burke) 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 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>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 Burke 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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<8>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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