RoadsideThoughts
A Gazetteer for the United States and Canada
Community
Index
State
Index
Province
Index
County
Index
State
Quarters
 
Sitemap
     

Town of Saint Albans, Vermont

Community
Profile
Nearby Census Genealogy
Helper
Cemeteries Tidbits &
Trivia
Local
Newspapers
TripAdvisor
Links
Interactive
Map
Other VT
Communities













Outdoor Activities ...

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

When in Saint Albans, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Saint Albans 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 Saint Albans:
    • 44.810322, -73.151801
    • 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 Saint Albans
  • 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 Saint Albans ...

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.

  • Chazy Landing [Clinton County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Chazy Landing
    • Chazy Landing [Clinton County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<1> to the northwest of Saint Albans
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Chazy Landing have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Chazy Landing
  • Cozy Corner [Chittenden County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cozy Corner
    • Cozy Corner [Chittenden County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<1> to the south of Saint Albans
    • 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 south of Saint Albans
    • 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 12 miles [19.3 km]<1> to the southwest of Saint Albans
    • 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
  • Continue List   (8 more) ...
    • Grand Isle [Grand Isle County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Grand Isle
      • Grand Isle [Grand Isle County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the southwest of Saint Albans
      • 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>
    • Grand Isle Station [Grand Isle County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Grand Isle Station
      • Grand Isle Station [Grand Isle County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the southwest of Saint Albans
      • 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
    • Greens Corners [Franklin County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Greens Corners
      • Greens Corners [Franklin County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the northeast of Saint Albans
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Greens Corners
    • Highgate Center [Franklin County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Highgate Center
      • Highgate Center [Franklin County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the northeast of Saint Albans
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Highgate Center have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Highgate Center
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Highgate Center<3>
    • Highgate Falls [Franklin County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Highgate Falls
      • Highgate Falls [Franklin County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the northeast of Saint Albans
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Highgate Falls have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Highgate Falls
    • Highgate Springs [Franklin County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Highgate Springs
      • Highgate Springs [Franklin County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the north of Saint Albans
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Highgate Springs have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Highgate Springs
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Highgate Springs<3>
    • Huntsville [Franklin County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Huntsville
      • Huntsville [Franklin County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the southeast of Saint Albans
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Huntsville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Huntsville
    • Pearl [Grand Isle County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pearl
      • Pearl [Grand Isle County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<1> to the southwest of Saint Albans
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pearl

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 Saint Albans. 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.

  • View Our List ...
    • 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 10 miles [16.1 km] to the east of Saint Albans.
      • 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 23 miles [37 km] to the south of Saint Albans.
    • 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 23 miles [37 km] to the south of Saint Albans.
      • 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 16 miles [25.7 km] to the southwest of Saint Albans.
      • 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 16 miles [25.7 km] to the southwest of Saint Albans.
      • 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 16 miles [25.7 km] to the southwest of Saint Albans.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Graham Witherill Velsey<4>

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

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

  • View Our List ...
    • Saint Albans, which is the Seat of Franklin County and lies just to the East.
    • 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 Saint Albans 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 454 miles [730.6 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 5,494 miles [8,841.7 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<7>
    • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 6,216 miles [10,003.7 km] and it lies to the east northeast (ENE).<8>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 4,091 miles [6,583.8 km] and it lies to the east northeast (ENE).<9>

Other Roadside Stops ...

Cities, Towns and Villages of Vermont

About Franklin County

About Vermont

Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Saint Albans. 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 '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- Saint Albans) 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 Saint Albans. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Saint AlbansOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Saint Albans. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 44.8103, Longitude: -73.1518       In this case, the coordinates for Saint Albans 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 Saint Albans 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 304.892 degrees.
<8>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 301.013 degrees.
<9>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 300.298 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


Home
Page
Sitemap Privacy
Statement
Terms
of Use
Feedback

 

 

Copyright 2020
All Rights Reserved

Please keep in mind that we can not guarantee the accuracy or timeliness of the information on this website, so use with care. We encourage you to double-check the information that is critical to you.

If you've found an error or have additional information that you would like to share, please don't hesitate to write. Click here to contact us.

This page was last modified: 14 Sep 2021