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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 Waterbury, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Waterbury 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 Waterbury:
    • 44.337751, -72.756405
    • 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 Waterbury
  • 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 Waterbury ...

We found seven communities that share the name Waterbury.

Within Vermont, the name Waterbury is unique.

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

  • Communities Elsewhere In North America ...
    • Connecticut
      • New Haven County
      • This Waterbury is located in New Haven County and lies 192 miles [309 km]<1> to the south of the Waterbury that is located in Washington County.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the New Haven County community of Waterbury.
    • Florida
      • Manatee County
      • This Waterbury is located in Manatee County and lies 1,280 miles [2,060 km]<1> to the south southwest of the Waterbury that is located in Washington County.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Manatee County community of Waterbury.
    • Maryland
      • Anne Arundel County
      • This Waterbury is located in Anne Arundel County and lies 416 miles [669.5 km]<1> to the south southwest of the Waterbury that is located in Washington County.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Anne Arundel County community of Waterbury.
    • Nebraska
      • Dixon County
      • This Waterbury is located in Dixon County and lies 1,205 miles [1,939.3 km]<1> to the west of the Waterbury that is located in Washington County.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Dixon County community of Waterbury.
    • South Dakota
      • Jerauld County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<2> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the South Dakota community of Waterbury [Jerauld County].
    • Texas
      • Brazoria County
      • This Waterbury is located in Brazoria County and lies 1,603 miles [2,579.8 km]<1> to the west southwest of the Waterbury that is located in Washington County.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Brazoria County community of Waterbury.
    • Wisconsin
      • Jackson County
      • This Waterbury is located in Jackson County and lies 879 miles [1,414.6 km]<1> to the west of the Waterbury that is located in Washington County.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Jackson County community of Waterbury.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Waterbury ...

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.

  • Adamant
    (12 miles [19.3 km] to the east)
  • Bolton
    (6 miles [9.7 km] to the west)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Bolton have been provided by the GNIS.<4> 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>
  • Buels Gore
    (13 miles [20.9 km] to the southwest)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Buels Gore have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Buels Gore
    • Buels Gore is located in Chittenden County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 31 people
  • Hanksville
    (11 miles [17.7 km] to the southwest)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hanksville have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hanksville
    • Hanksville is located in Chittenden County
  • Irasville
    (11 miles [17.7 km] to the south)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Irasville have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Irasville
    • Irasville is located in Washington County
  • Jonesville
    (9 miles [14.5 km] to the west)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Jonesville have been provided by the GNIS.<4> 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>
  • Kents Corners
    (13 miles [20.9 km] to the east)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Kents Corners have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Kents Corners
    • Kents Corners is located in Washington County
  • Maple Corner
    (13 miles [20.9 km] to the east)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Maple Corner
    • Maple Corner is located in Washington County
  • Middlesex
    (4 miles [6.4 km] to the southeast)
  • Moscow
    (7 miles [11.3 km] to the north)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Moscow have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Moscow
    • Moscow is located in Lamoille County
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Moscow <3>
  • Shady Rill
    (8 miles [12.9 km] to the east)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Shady Rill have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Shady Rill
    • Shady Rill is located in Washington County
  • Stevensville
    (12 miles [19.3 km] to the northwest)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Stevensville have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Stevensville
    • Stevensville is located in Chittenden County

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

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

  • Montpelier, which is the Seat of Washington County, lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the east southeast. If you could walk a straight line from Waterbury to Montpelier, with an average speed<5> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take four to five hours to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take a little over three hours.
  • Montpelier, which is the State Capital of Vermont, lies 10 miles [16.1 km] to the east southeast (ESE). The buggy would take a little over three hours and walking would take four to five hours.
  • The White House (Washington, DC) is 435 miles [700.1 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<6> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 5,497 miles [8,846.6 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>

The official website for Waterbury: www.waterburyvt.com/

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- Waterbury) to Point B.Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Waterbury. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 44.3378, Longitude: -72.7564    
<2>If we encounter the name of what might be a community, our methodology is to add that name to our Gazetteer as a placeholder. As we find more information about that community, it will be added to our Gazetteer.

Just as a reminder: Our definition of a community is rather broad and includes those places (or areas) where several families lived and had a name which identified that place. For example, you might hear somebody say that they are going over to Bird Creek to see Pete ... Bird Creek is just a gas station and a couple of homes at the crossroads. While it might not be on the map, everybody in the area knows it by that name.

Places of interest include buildings at a crossroad, several families clustered in a hollow or maybe the location of a way station. It also includes places like mines, lumber camps, ferry crossings, etc. The community might still exist, is now gone or only existed for just a short period of time.

Also keep in mind that Waterbury could have been on the original document by mistake, misspelled, the original/alternate name of a community that we've listed elsewhere or was placed in the wrong county. Sometimes a post office or train station would have a different name than the community where it's located, so two names might be referring to the same community - we're working to straighten it all out.
<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 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.
<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 Waterbury 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 304.716 degrees.
<8>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 300.735 degrees.
<9>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 300.348 degrees.









 

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