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Outdoor Activities ...

As we travel, we like to pursue some of our interests (such as astronomy and bird watching).

When in Grand Isle, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Grand Isle and the surrounding area.

  • Weather ...
  • Astronomy & Satellites ...
    • Whether using binoculars, a small telescope or the naked-eye, the Heavens-Above website can help you to find your way around the night-time sky. In addition to detailed sky charts, their website will help you find planets, asteriods, comets, satellites and their tracks across the sky.
    • To give accurate results, Heavens-Above requires the latitude and longitude of your location. As a starting point, when we link to Heavens-Above, we pass this GPS location for Grand Isle:
    • 44.722821, -73.292354
    • Once you're on the Heavens-Above website, you can improve its accuracy by giving a more precise longitude and latitude as your actual position.
    • The Heavens-Above Website, centered on Grand Isle
  • Waymarking ...
    • Looking for somewhere out of the ordinary? Find a unique place and want to share it with others? Then it's time to visit Waymarking.com:
    • Waymark.com

Curious and Interesting Names Near Grand Isle ...

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 wonder about such a name. If time permits and the community is not too far, we'll usually try to make a side-trip.

  • Cozy Corner [Chittenden County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cozy Corner
    • Cozy Corner [Chittenden County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the southeast of Grand Isle
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cozy Corner have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cozy Corner
  • Georgia Plains [Franklin County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Georgia Plains
    • Georgia Plains [Franklin County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the east of Grand Isle
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Georgia Plains
  • Gordon Landing [Grand Isle County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Gordon Landing
    • Gordon Landing [Grand Isle County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the southwest of Grand Isle
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Gordon Landing have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Gordon Landing
  • Grand Isle [Grand Isle County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Grand Isle
    • Grand Isle [Grand Isle County] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the south of Grand Isle
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Grand Isle have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Grand Isle
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Grand Isle<3>
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    • Grand Isle Station [Grand Isle County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Grand Isle Station
      • Grand Isle Station [Grand Isle County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the southwest of Grand Isle
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Grand Isle Station have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Grand Isle Station
    • Pearl [Grand Isle County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pearl
      • Pearl [Grand Isle County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the southwest of Grand Isle
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pearl
    • Rocky Point [Clinton County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rocky Point
      • Rocky Point [Clinton County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the west of Grand Isle
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Rocky Point have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rocky Point
    • Salmon River [Clinton County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Salmon River
      • Salmon River [Clinton County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the southwest of Grand Isle
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Salmon River have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Salmon River
    • South Hero [Grand Isle County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for South Hero
      • South Hero [Grand Isle County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the south of Grand Isle
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for South Hero have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on South Hero
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for South Hero<3>
    • Walnut Ledge [Chittenden County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Walnut Ledge
      • Walnut Ledge [Chittenden County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the southeast of Grand Isle
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Walnut Ledge have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Walnut Ledge

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 Grand Isle. 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.

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    • Chester A. Arthur     (21st President of the US (1881 - 1885))
      • 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 the age of 57. He is buried at Albany Rural Cemetery (Albany County, New York).
      • Fairfield is located 17 miles [27.4 km] to the east of Grand Isle.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Chester A. Arthur<4>
    • Orson Bean     (Actor, comedian, writer, producer)
      • Actor, comedian, writer, producer. He was born in Burlington (Vermont) on Sunday July 22, 1928 and died in Los Angeles (California) on Friday February 7, 2020 at the age of 91. The body was cremated.
      • Burlington is located 17 miles [27.4 km] to the south of Grand Isle.
    • Grace Coolidge     (Wife and First Lady to the Presidency of Calvin Coolidge (1923 - 1929))
      • Wife and First Lady to the Presidency of Calvin Coolidge (1923 - 1929). She was born in Burlington (Vermont) on Friday January 3, 1879 and died in Northampton (Massachusetts) on Monday July 8, 1957 at the age of 78. She is buried at Plymouth Notch Cemetery (Windsor County, Vermont).
      • Burlington is located 17 miles [27.4 km] to the south of Grand Isle.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Grace Coolidge<4>
    • Bryan O'Byrne     (Actor)
      • Actor. He was born in Plattsburgh (New York) on Friday February 6, 1931 and died in Pacifica (California) on Friday December 4, 2009 at the age of 78. He is buried at Holy Cross Catholic Cemetery (San Mateo County, California).
      • Plattsburgh is located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the west of Grand Isle.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Bryan O'Byrne<4>
    • Wallace Rooney     (Actor)
      • 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 the age of 85. He is buried at Kensico Cemetery (Westchester County, New York).
      • Plattsburgh is located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the west of Grand Isle.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Wallace Rooney<4>
    • Graham Witherill Velsey     (Actor)
      • 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 the age of 81.
      • Plattsburgh is located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the west of Grand Isle.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Graham Witherill Velsey<4>

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

With a nod to our favorite Gazetteers, the straight-line distance beginning in Grand Isle and extending to:

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    • North Hero, which is the Seat of Grand Isle County and lies just to the North.
    • Montpelier, which is the State Capital of Vermont, lies 47 miles [75.6 km]<1> to the southeast (SE). If you could walk a straight line from Grand Isle to Montpelier, with an average speed<5> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take about three full 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) is 445 miles [716.2 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 18 days and walking would take 26 days.
    • The shortest distance<6> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 5,503 miles [8,856.2 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<7>
    • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 6,225 miles [10,018.2 km] and it lies to the east northeast (ENE).<8>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 4,100 miles [6,598.3 km] and it lies to the east northeast (ENE).<9>

Other Roadside Stops ...

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About Grand Isle County

About Vermont

Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Grand Isle. 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 drawn from Point A (ie- Grand Isle) to Point B.If you need the driving distance, we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Grand Isle. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Grand IsleOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Grand Isle. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 44.7228, Longitude: -73.2924       In this case, the coordinates for Grand Isle have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<2>The location has been supplied by the Geographic Names Information System - which is maintained by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). While these values should be definitive, we have found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.
<3>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<4>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.
<5>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.
<6>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 Grand Isle to the Middle East to be East and South, the Great Circle Route actually lies to the North and East.
<7>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Jerusalem is 304.994 degrees.
<8>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 301.112 degrees.
<9>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 300.412 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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