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The location of Town of Charleston









Introduction ...

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

This page contains four sections:

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

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

  • Newport [Map], which is the Seat of Orleans County, lies 11 miles [17.7 km] to the Northwest. If you could walk a straight line from Charleston to Newport, 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 48 miles [77.2 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 most of two days and walking would take about three full days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 484 miles [778.9 km] to the Southwest (SW). Driving would take most of a day, a buggy would take 19 days and walking would take 28 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 5,447 miles [8,766.1 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 6,167 miles [9,924.8 km] and it lies to the East Northeast (ENE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 4,042 miles [6,505 km] and it lies to the East Northeast (ENE).<6>

Communities Also Named Charleston ...

While the name Charleston is unique within Vermont, we know of one more community in the United States.


Communities Outside of Vermont

New York

Montgomery County

Our profile page for Charleston, Montgomery County   [Map]

Distance: About 181 miles [291.3 km] to the Southwest.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Charleston ...

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.

Coventry   -   12 miles [19.3 km] to the West of Charleston   [Map]

Derby Line   -   11 miles [17.7 km] to the North   [Map]

Glover   -   13 miles [20.9 km] to the Southwest   [Map]

Graniteville (QC)   -   14 miles [22.5 km] to the Northwest   [Map]

Hartwellville   -   14 miles [22.5 km] to the Southeast   [Map]

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

Irasburg   -   13 miles [20.9 km] to the West   [Map]

Island Pond   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the East   [Map]

Judd's Mills (QC)   -   13 miles [20.9 km] to the North   [Map]

Lost Nation   -   12 miles [19.3 km] to the Southeast   [Map]

Orleans   -   9 miles [14.5 km] to the West   [Map]

Rock Island (QC)   -   12 miles [19.3 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 Charleston. 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.

Louis St. Laurent     (Louis Stephen St. Laurent)

16th Prime Minister of Canada (November 1948 - June 1957). He was born in Compton (Quebec) on Monday November 15, 1948 and died in Quebec City (Quebec) on Friday June 21, 1957 at an age of 8.

Compton [Map] is located 29 miles [46.7 km] to the north of Charleston

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Louis St. Laurent<7>

Other Roadside Stops ...

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Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Charleston. 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 obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Charleston) 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 Charleston. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Town of Charleston

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Charleston. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 44.8417, Longitude: -72.0132     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Charleston 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 Charleston 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 304.172 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 300.213 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 299.723 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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