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The location of Center Rutland









Introduction ...

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

This page contains three sections:

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

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

  • Rutland [Map], which is the Seat of Rutland County, lies just to the East.
  • Montpelier [Map], which is the State Capital of Vermont, lies 50 miles [80.5 km] to the North Northeast (NNE). If you could walk a straight line from Center Rutland to Montpelier, with an average speed<2> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take most of three days to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take most of two days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 386 miles [621.2 km] to the Southwest (SW). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take most of a day, a buggy would take 15 days and walking would take 22 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 5,536 miles [8,909.3 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 6,252 miles [10,061.6 km] and it lies to the East Northeast (ENE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 4,128 miles [6,643.4 km] and it lies to the East Northeast (ENE).<6>

Curious and Interesting Names Near Center Rutland ...

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.

Brewers Corner   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the East of Center Rutland   [Map]

Cold River   -   8 miles [12.9 km] to the Southeast   [Map]

Florence   -   8 miles [12.9 km] to the North   [Map]

Green Acres   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the East   [Map]

Ira   -   5 miles [8 km] to the Southwest   [Map]

Pierces Corner   -   5 miles [8 km] to the Southeast   [Map]

Pinnacle Ridge   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the North   [Map]

Ransomvale   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the Northwest   [Map]

Rutland   -   Less than 2 miles to the East   [Map]

Sugarwood Hill   -   4 miles [6.4 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 Center Rutland. 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 15 miles [24.1 km] to the east of Center Rutland

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 Less than 2 miles to the east of Center Rutland

Find-A-Grave Memorial: John Deere

Other Roadside Stops ...

Communities in Vermont

About Rutland County

About Vermont

Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Center Rutland. 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' distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Center Rutland) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Center Rutland. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 43.6045, Longitude: -73.0115     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Center Rutland 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 Center Rutland 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 304.981 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 300.91 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 300.842 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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