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Camp Grounds, Vermont

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Introduction ...

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

This page contains four sections:

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

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

  • Saint Albans [Map], which is the Seat of Franklin County, lies 11 miles [17.7 km] to the Southwest. If you could walk a straight line from Camp Grounds 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 46 miles [74 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 most of two days and walking would take about three full days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 466 miles [750 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 5,480 miles [8,819.2 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 6,201 miles [9,979.5 km] and it lies to the East Northeast (ENE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 4,077 miles [6,561.3 km] and it lies to the East Northeast (ENE).<6>

Communities Also Named Camp Grounds ...

We have found 3 communities that share the name Camp Grounds.

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

Communities Outside of Vermont


Knox County

Our profile page for Camp Grounds, Knox County   [Map]

Distance: About 799 miles [1,285.9 km] to the Southwest.


Worcester County

Our profile page for Camp Grounds, Worcester County

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

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


Harrison County

Our profile page for Camp Grounds, Harrison County

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

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

Curious and Interesting Names Near Camp Grounds ...

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.

Franklin   -   5 miles [8 km] to the North of Camp Grounds   [Map]

Gilberts Tannery   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the Southeast   [Map]

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

Highgate Center   -   8 miles [12.9 km] to the West   [Map]

Highgate Falls   -   8 miles [12.9 km] to the West   [Map]

Highgate Springs   -   11 miles [17.7 km] to the Northwest   [Map]

Hunter Mills (QC)   -   10 miles [16.1 km] to the North   [Map]

Joy Hill (QC)   -   10 miles [16.1 km] to the North   [Map]

Pigeon Hill (QC)   -   9 miles [14.5 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 Camp Grounds. 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 7 miles [11.3 km] to the south of Camp Grounds

Other Roadside Stops ...

Visit our Community Index for Vermont

About Franklin County

About Vermont

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

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 things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Camp Grounds) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Camp Grounds. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 44.9089, Longitude: -72.8835     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Camp Grounds 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 Camp Grounds 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 304.708 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 300.824 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 300.115 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 Camp Grounds 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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