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Introduction ...

Below is our collection of tidbits, odds 'n ends for Ferndale.

This page contains three sections:

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

With a nod to our favorite Gazetteers, the straight-line distance<1> beginning in Ferndale to:

  • Victoria [Map], which is the Provincial Capital of British Columbia, lies 385 miles [619.6 km] to the South (S). If you could drive a straight line from Ferndale to Victoria, with an average speed<2>of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, it would take most of a day to make the trip. A comfortable walk of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour would take 22 days. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take 15 days.
  • The National Capital at Parliament Hill (Ottawa, ON [Map]) is 2,128 miles [3,424.7 km] to the East (E). Driving would take 5 days, a buggy would take 84 days and walking would take 121 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,359 miles [10,233.8 km] and it lies to the North Northeast (NNE).<4>
  • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba [Map]) is 7,116 miles [11,452.1 km] and it lies to the North Northeast (NNE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,291 miles [8,515 km] and it lies to the North Northeast (NNE).<6>

Communities Also Named Ferndale ...

We have found 31 communities that share the name Ferndale.

While the name Ferndale is unique within British Columbia, we know of another 31 communities with the same name in the United States and Canada.


Communities Outside of British Columbia

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Arkansas

Pulaski County

Our profile page for Ferndale, Pulaski County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,958 miles [3,151.1 km] to the East Southeast

California

Humboldt County

Our profile page for Ferndale, Humboldt County   [Map]
Distance: About 929 miles [1,495.1 km] to the South

Colorado

Jefferson County

Our profile page for Ferndale, Jefferson County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,288 miles [2,072.8 km] to the Southeast

Florida

Lake County

Our profile page for Ferndale, Lake County   [Map]
Distance: About 2,685 miles [4,321.1 km] to the East Southeast

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Hawaii

Hawaii County

Our profile page for Ferndale, Hawaii County   [Map]
This community is historic.<7>
Distance: About 2,931 miles [4,717 km] to the Southwest

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Illinois

McHenry County

Our profile page for Ferndale, McHenry County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,748 miles [2,813.1 km] to the East Southeast

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Indiana

Parke County

Our profile page for Ferndale, Parke County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,912 miles [3,077.1 km] to the East Southeast

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Kentucky

Bell County

Our profile page for Ferndale, Bell County   [Map]
Distance: About 2,188 miles [3,521.2 km] to the East Southeast

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Maryland

Anne Arundel County

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Distance: About 2,351 miles [3,783.6 km] to the East

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Michigan

Muskegon County

Our profile page for Ferndale, Muskegon County
We found mention of this community, but have little information.<8>
Although located in Muskegon County, we don't know the location of this community within the .

Oakland County

Our profile page for Ferndale, Oakland County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,945 miles [3,130.2 km] to the East

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Montana

Flathead County

Our profile page for Ferndale, Flathead County   [Map]
Distance: About 549 miles [883.5 km] to the Southeast

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New Brunswick

Our profile page for Ferndale   [Map]
Distance: About 2,545 miles [4,095.8 km] to the East

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New York

Sullivan County

Our profile page for Ferndale, Sullivan County   [Map]
Distance: About 2,314 miles [3,724 km] to the East

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Newfoundland and Labrador

Our profile page for Ferndale   [Map]
Distance: About 2,919 miles [4,697.7 km] to the East Northeast

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North Carolina

Rockingham County

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

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Ohio

Lucas County

Our profile page for Ferndale, Lucas County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,958 miles [3,151.1 km] to the East

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Ontario

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Distance: About 1,918 miles [3,086.7 km] to the East

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Oregon

Umatilla County

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Distance: About 581 miles [935 km] to the South Southeast

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Pennsylvania

Bucks County

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Distance: About 2,349 miles [3,780.3 km] to the East

Cambria County

Our profile page for Ferndale, Cambria County   [Map]
Distance: About 2,209 miles [3,555 km] to the East

Chester County

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

Lehigh County

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

Northumberland County

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Distance: About 2,282 miles [3,672.5 km] to the East

Schuylkill County

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Distance: About 2,291 miles [3,687 km] to the East

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South Carolina

Charleston County

Our profile page for Ferndale, Charleston County   [Map]
Distance: About 2,523 miles [4,060.4 km] to the East Southeast

Florence County

Our profile page for Ferndale, Florence County   [Map]
Distance: About 2,461 miles [3,960.6 km] to the East Southeast

Spartanburg County

Our profile page for Ferndale, Spartanburg County   [Map]
Distance: About 2,339 miles [3,764.3 km] to the East Southeast

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Washington

King County

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

Whatcom County

Our profile page for Ferndale, Whatcom County   [Map]
Distance: About 354 miles [569.7 km] to the South

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West Virginia

Boone County

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

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Curious and Interesting Names Near Ferndale ...

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

Bonnet Hill   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the Southwest of Ferndale   [Map]
Bridge   -   9 miles [14.5 km] to the Southwest   [Map]
Foreman   -   8 miles [12.9 km] to the West   [Map]
Island Cache   -   11 miles [17.7 km] to the Southwest   [Map]
Prince George   -   12 miles [19.3 km] to the West   [Map]
Salmon Valley   -   10 miles [16.1 km] to the Northwest   [Map]
Shady Valley   -   9 miles [14.5 km] to the West   [Map]
Willow River   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the North   [Map]
Wolverine   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the Northeast   [Map]

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Footnotes ...

<1>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance starting in Ferndale. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Ferndale) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Ferndale. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 53.9833, Longitude: -122.4833     [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 Ferndale 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 angle) to Jerusalem is 341.184 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 343.118 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 327.213 degrees.

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<7>We use the term 'Historic' broadly and it generally means that the community no longer exists. However, it can also mean that the community might still exist, but was significantly larger or had a more 'official' existence in the past than it does now. Unfortunately our sources of data have proven to be unreliable. If you can provide us with more specific information about Ferndale, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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<8>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 Ferndale 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 . 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.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Ferndale.



 
 
 

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