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Butternut, Vermont

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The location of Butternut

Introduction ...

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

This page contains four sections:

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

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

  • Rutland [Map], which is the Seat of Rutland County, lies 19 miles [30.6 km] to the North Northeast. If you could walk a straight line from Butternut to Rutland, with an average speed<2> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take just over a day to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take 6 hours.
  • Montpelier [Map], which is the State Capital of Vermont, lies 69 miles [111 km] to the North Northeast (NNE). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take less than two hours, a buggy would take about three full days and walking would take three full days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 367 miles [590.6 km] to the Southwest (SW). Driving would take 6 hours, a buggy would take 15 days and walking would take 21 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 5,553 miles [8,936.7 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 6,269 miles [10,089 km] and it lies to the East Northeast (ENE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 4,144 miles [6,669.1 km] and it lies to the East Northeast (ENE).<6>

Communities Also Named Butternut ...

We have found 3 communities that share the name Butternut.

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

Communities Outside of Vermont


Montcalm County

Our profile page for Butternut, Montcalm County   [Map]

Distance: About 588 miles [946.3 km] to the West.


Blue Earth County

Our profile page for Butternut, Blue Earth County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,052 miles [1,693 km] to the West.


Ashland County

Our profile page for Butternut, Ashland County   [Map]

Distance: About 866 miles [1,393.7 km] to the West Northwest.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Butternut ...

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.

Beartown   -   13 miles [20.9 km] to the South of Butternut   [Map]

Blissville   -   15 miles [24.1 km] to the North   [Map]

Comstock (NY)   -   13 miles [20.9 km] to the Northwest   [Map]

Fair Haven   -   15 miles [24.1 km] to the North   [Map]

Goose Island (NY)   -   13 miles [20.9 km] to the Southwest   [Map]

Grays Corner (NY)   -   14 miles [22.5 km] to the Northwest   [Map]

Ira   -   13 miles [20.9 km] to the Northeast   [Map]

Raceville (NY)   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the Northwest   [Map]

Slateville (NY)   -   5 miles [8 km] to the Southwest   [Map]

Truthville (NY)   -   8 miles [12.9 km] to the Northwest   [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 Butternut. 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.

Calvin Coolidge     (John Calvin Coolidge, Jr.)

30th President of the US (1923 - 1929). He was born in Plymouth (Vermont) on Thursday July 4, 1872 and died in Northampton (Massachusetts) on Thursday January 5, 1933 at an age of 60. He was buried at Plymouth Notch Cemetery (Windsor County, Vermont) [Map].

Plymouth [Map] is located 26 miles [41.8 km] to the northeast of Butternut

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Calvin Coolidge<7>

John Deere

Inventor, industrialist. He was born in Rutland (Vermont) on Tueday February 7, 1804 and died in Moline (Illinois) on Monday May 17, 1886 at an age of 82. He was buried at Riverside Cemetery (Rock Island County, Illinois) [Map].

Rutland [Map] is located 19 miles [30.6 km] to the northeast of Butternut

Find-A-Grave Memorial: John Deere

Jane Gail

Actress. She was born in Salem (New York) on Saturday August 16, 1890 and died in Saint Petersburg (Florida) on Wednesday January 30, 1963 at an age of 72. She was buried at Ferncliff Cemetery (Westchester County, New York) [Map].

Salem [Map] is located 15 miles [24.1 km] to the southwest of Butternut

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Jane Gail

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Butternut. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 43.3753, Longitude: -73.2023     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Butternut 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 Butternut 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 305.131 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 301.04 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 301.046 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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