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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 Richmond, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Richmond 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 Richmond:
    • 44.397831, -72.993179
    • 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 Richmond
  • 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

Communities Also Named Richmond ...

We found five communities that share the name Richmond.

Within Vermont, the name Richmond is unique.

Beyond Vermont, we know of another five communities that are located throughout in the United States.

  • Communities Elsewhere In North America ...
    • New York
      • Ontario County
      • This Richmond is located in Ontario County and lies 252 miles [405.6 km]<1> to the west southwest of the Richmond that is located in Chittenden County.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Ontario County community of Richmond.
    • Rhode Island
      • Washington County
      • This Richmond is located in Washington County and lies 209 miles [336.4 km]<1> to the south southeast of the Richmond that is located in Chittenden County.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Washington County community of Richmond.
    • Wisconsin
      • Saint Croix County
      • This Richmond is located in Saint Croix County and lies 958 miles [1,541.8 km]<1> to the west of the Richmond that is located in Chittenden County.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Saint Croix County community of Richmond.
      • Shawano County
      • This Richmond is located in Shawano County and lies 770 miles [1,239.2 km] to the west of the Richmond that is located in Chittenden County.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Shawano County community of Richmond.
      • Walworth County
      • This Richmond is located in Walworth County and lies 794 miles [1,277.8 km] to the west of the Richmond that is located in Chittenden County.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Walworth County community of Richmond.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Richmond ...

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.

  • Bolton
    (5 miles [8 km] to the east)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Bolton have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bolton
    • Bolton is located in Chittenden County
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Bolton <3>
  • Butlers Corners
    (8 miles [12.9 km] to the northwest)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Butlers Corners have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Butlers Corners
    • Butlers Corners is located in Chittenden County
  • Hanksville
    (10 miles [16.1 km] to the south)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hanksville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hanksville
    • Hanksville is located in Chittenden County
  • Jonesville
    (2 miles [3.2 km] to the east)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Jonesville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Jonesville
    • Jonesville is located in Chittenden County
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Jonesville <3>
  • Kirby Corner
    (7 miles [11.3 km] to the northwest)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Kirby Corner have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Kirby Corner
    • Kirby Corner is located in Chittenden County
  • Mechanicsville
    (6 miles [9.7 km] to the southwest)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Mechanicsville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mechanicsville
    • Mechanicsville is located in Chittenden County
  • Pages Corner
    (10 miles [16.1 km] to the northwest)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pages Corner
    • Pages Corner is located in Chittenden County
  • Queen City Park
    (11 miles [17.7 km] to the west)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Queen City Park have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Queen City Park
    • Queen City Park is located in Chittenden County
  • Rockville
    (11 miles [17.7 km] to the south)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Rockville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rockville
    • Rockville is located in Addison County
  • Stevensville
    (9 miles [14.5 km] to the northeast)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Stevensville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Stevensville
    • Stevensville is located in Chittenden County
  • Twin Orchards
    (11 miles [17.7 km] to the west)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Twin Orchards have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Twin Orchards
    • Twin Orchards is located in Chittenden County

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

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

  • Burlington, which is the Seat of Chittenden County, lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<1> to the west northwest. If you could walk a straight line from Richmond to Burlington, with an average speed<4> 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, which is the State Capital of Vermont, lies 22 miles [35.4 km] to the east southeast (ESE). The buggy would take most of a day and walking would take just over a day.
  • The White House (Washington, DC) is 433 miles [696.8 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<5> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 5,504 miles [8,857.8 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<6>
  • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 6,224 miles [10,016.6 km] and it lies to the east northeast (ENE).<7>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 4,099 miles [6,596.7 km] and it lies to the east northeast (ENE).<8>

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Richmond. 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 things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Richmond) to Point B.Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Richmond. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 44.3978, Longitude: -72.9932       In this case, the coordinates for Richmond 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 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>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.
<5>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 Richmond to the Middle East to be East and South, the Great Circle Route actually lies to the North and East.
<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Jerusalem is 304.855 degrees.
<7>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 300.901 degrees.
<8>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 300.432 degrees.









 

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