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Town of Colchester, Vermont

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The location of Town of Colchester

Introduction ...

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

This page contains four sections:

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

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

  • Burlington [Map], which is the Seat of Chittenden County, lies just to the South Southwest.
  • Montpelier [Map], which is the State Capital of Vermont, lies 37 miles [59.5 km] to the East Southeast (ESE). If you could walk a straight line from Colchester to Montpelier, with an average speed<2> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take over two days to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take just about two full days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 437 miles [703.3 km] to the South Southwest (SSW). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take most of a day, a buggy would take 17 days and walking would take 25 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 5,507 miles [8,862.7 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 6,227 miles [10,021.4 km] and it lies to the East Northeast (ENE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 4,103 miles [6,603.1 km] and it lies to the East Northeast (ENE).<6>

Communities Also Named Colchester ...

We have found 2 communities that share the name Colchester.

While the name Colchester is unique within Vermont, we know of another 2 communities with the same name in the United States.

Communities Outside of Vermont


New London County

Our profile page for Colchester, New London County   [Map]

Distance: About 211 miles [339.6 km] to the South Southeast.

New York

Delaware County

Our profile page for Colchester, Delaware County   [Map]

Distance: About 194 miles [312.2 km] to the South Southwest.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Colchester ...

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.

Butlers Corners   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the Southeast of Colchester   [Map]

Chimney Corner   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the Northeast   [Map]

Cozy Corner   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the Northeast   [Map]

Kirby Corner   -   8 miles [12.9 km] to the Southeast   [Map]

Malletts Bay   -   Less than 2 miles to the South   [Map]

Pages Corner   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the East   [Map]

Queen City Park   -   8 miles [12.9 km] to the South   [Map]

Redstone Park   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the South   [Map]

Shipman Hill   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the South   [Map]

South Hero   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the Northwest   [Map]

Twin Orchards   -   8 miles [12.9 km] to the South   [Map]

Walnut Ledge   -   2 miles [3.2 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 Colchester. 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 21 miles [33.8 km] to the northeast of Colchester

Bryan O'Byrne

Actor. He was born in Plattsburgh (New York) on Friday February 6, 1931 and died in Pacifica (California) on Friday December 4, 2009 at an age of 78. He was buried at Holy Cross Catholic Cemetery (San Mateo County, California) [Map].

Plattsburgh [Map] is located 15 miles [24.1 km] to the northwest of Colchester

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Bryan O'Byrne<7>

Wallace Rooney

Actor. He was born in Plattsburgh (New York) on Thursday December 29, 1910 and died in Englewood (New Jersey) on Thursday October 10, 1996 at an age of 85. He was buried at Kensico Cemetery (Westchester County, New York) [Map].

Plattsburgh [Map] is located 15 miles [24.1 km] to the northwest of Colchester

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Wallace Rooney

Graham Witherill Velsey

Actor. He was born in Plattsburgh (New York) on Wednesday February 10, 1886 and died in East Islip (New York) on Sunday September 10, 1967 at an age of 81.

Plattsburgh [Map] is located 15 miles [24.1 km] to the northwest of Colchester

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Graham Witherill Velsey

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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 '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- Colchester) 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 Colchester. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Town of Colchester

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Colchester. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 44.5598, Longitude: -73.2107     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Colchester 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 Colchester 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 304.967 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 301.054 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 300.455 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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