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Introduction ...

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

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

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

  • Winnipeg [Map], which is the Provincial Capital of Manitoba, lies 46 miles [74 km] to the Northwest (NW). If you could walk a straight line from Marchand to Winnipeg, with an average speed<2> 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 National Capital at Parliament Hill (Ottawa, ON [Map]) is 1,001 miles [1,611 km] to the East (E). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take most of two days, a buggy would take 40 days and walking would take 57 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,084 miles [9,791.2 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<4>
  • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba [Map]) is 6,848 miles [11,020.8 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 4,795 miles [7,716.8 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Marchand ...

We have found 4 communities that share the name Marchand.

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


Communities Outside of Manitoba

Louisiana

Ascension Parish

Our profile page for Marchand, Ascension Parish   [Map]
Distance: About 1,361 miles [2,190.3 km] to the South Southeast

Ohio

Stark County

Our profile page for Marchand, Stark County   [Map]
This community is historic.<7>
Distance: About 934 miles [1,503.1 km] to the Southeast

Pennsylvania

Indiana County

Our profile page for Marchand, Indiana County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,028 miles [1,654.4 km] to the East Southeast

Quebec

Our profile page for Marchand
We found mention of this community, but have little information.<8>
Although located in , 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 beginning in Marchand. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Marchand) 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 Marchand. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Marchand

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Marchand. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 49.4333, Longitude: -96.3833     [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 Marchand 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 320.516 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to Mecca is 319.264 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to the Vatican is 311.21 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 Marchand, 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 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 Marchand.