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How Far From Thurlow 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 Thurlow to various places of note, such as Parliament Hill.

With a nod to our favorite Gazetteers, the straight-line distance<1> from Thurlow to:

  • Toronto, which is the Provincial Capital of Ontario, lies 110 miles [177 km] to the West Southwest (WSW). If you could drive a straight line from Thurlow to Toronto, with an average speed<2>of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, it would take about two hours to make the trip. A comfortable walk of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour would take 7 days. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take 5 days.
  • The National Capital at Parliament Hill (Ottawa, ON) is 116 miles [186.7 km] to the Northeast (NE). Driving would take about two hours, a buggy would take 5 days and walking would take 7 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 5,685 miles [9,149.1 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<4>
  • The distance to Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba) is 6,412 miles [10,319.1 km] and it lies to the East Northeast (ENE).<5>
  • The distance to the Vatican is 4,289 miles [6,902.5 km] and it lies to the East Northeast (ENE).<6>

Communities Also Named Thurlow ...

We have found 4 communities that share the name Thurlow.

While the name Thurlow is unique within Ontario, we know of another 4 communities with the same name in the United States and Canada.

Communities Located Beyond Ontario

British Columbia

Our profile page for Thurlow   [Map]
Distance: About 2,250 miles [3,621 km] to the West Northwest


Green County

Our profile page for Thurlow, Green County   [Map]
Distance: About 644 miles [1,036.4 km] to the Southwest


Rosebud County

Our profile page for Thurlow, Rosebud County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,409 miles [2,267.6 km] to the West Northwest


Delaware County

Our profile page for Thurlow, Delaware County
We found mention of this community, but have little information.<7>
Although located in Delaware County, we don't know the location of this community within the .

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Footnotes ...

<1>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) distance that begins at Thurlow. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, private property - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Thurlow) 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 Thurlow. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Thurlow

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Thurlow. The point that we use is located at the coordinates of 44.1752, -77.3045   [Map].

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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 Thurlow 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 the angle) to Jerusalem is 307.606 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to Mecca is 303.951 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to the Vatican is 302.645 degrees.

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<7>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 where several families lived and had a name which identified that place. The community might still exist or it might have existed for just a short period of time. Places of interest include buildings at a crossroad, families in a hollow or maybe the location of a way station. It also includes places like mines, lumber camps, ferry crossings, etc.

Also keep in mind that the community could have been on the original document by mistake, misspelled, the original/alternate name of a community that we've listed elsewhere. 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.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Thurlow.


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