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Communities Also Named Dorchester ...

We have found twenty communities that share the name Dorchester.

Within New Brunswick, the name Dorchester is unique.

Beyond New Brunswick, we know of another twenty communities that are located throughout in Canada and the United States. Of these twenty communities, one is located in Canada and the other nineteen communities are located in  the United States.

  • Communities Elsewhere In North America ...
    • Colorado
      • Gunnison County
      • This community is historic<1> and although located in Gunnison County, we don't know where within the .
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Gunnison County community of Dorchester.
    • Florida
      • Hillsborough County
      • This Dorchester is located in Hillsborough County and lies 1,578 miles [2,539.5 km]<2> to the southwest.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Dorchester
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Hillsborough County community of Dorchester.
    • Georgia
      • Liberty County
      • This Dorchester is located in Liberty County and lies 1,326 miles [2,134 km]<2> to the southwest.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Dorchester
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Liberty County community of Dorchester.
      • Richmond County
      • This Dorchester is located in Richmond County and lies 1,260 miles [2,027.8 km] to the southwest.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Dorchester
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Richmond County community of Dorchester.
    • Illinois
      • Macoupin County
      • This Dorchester is located in Macoupin County and lies 1,368 miles [2,201.6 km]<2> to the west.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Dorchester
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Macoupin County community of Dorchester.
    • Iowa
      • Allamakee County
      • This Dorchester is located in Allamakee County and lies 1,329 miles [2,138.8 km]<2> to the west.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Dorchester
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Allamakee County community of Dorchester.
    • Maryland
      • Charles County
      • This Dorchester is located in Charles County and lies 808 miles [1,300.3 km]<2> to the southwest.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Dorchester
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Charles County community of Dorchester.
    • Massachusetts
      • Suffolk County
      • This Dorchester is located in Suffolk County and lies 409 miles [658.2 km]<2> to the southwest.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Dorchester
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Suffolk County community of Dorchester.
    • Missouri
      • Greene County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<3> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Missouri community of Dorchester [Greene County].
    • Nebraska
      • Saline County
      • This Dorchester is located in Saline County and lies 1,666 miles [2,681.2 km]<2> to the west.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Dorchester
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Saline County community of Dorchester.
    • New Hampshire
      • Grafton County
      • This Dorchester is located in Grafton County and lies 393 miles [632.5 km]<2> to the west southwest.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Dorchester
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Grafton County community of Dorchester.
    • New Jersey
      • Cumberland County
      • This Dorchester is located in Cumberland County and lies 701 miles [1,128.2 km]<2> to the southwest.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Dorchester
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Cumberland County community of Dorchester.
    • North Carolina
      • Forsyth County
      • This Dorchester is located in Forsyth County and lies 1,062 miles [1,709.1 km]<2> to the west southwest.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Dorchester
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Forsyth County community of Dorchester.
    • Ontario
      • This Dorchester lies 838 miles [1,348.6 km]<2> to the west.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Dorchester
    • South Carolina
      • Charleston County
      • This Dorchester is located in Charleston County and lies 1,218 miles [1,960.2 km]<2> to the southwest.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Dorchester
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Charleston County community of Dorchester.
      • Dorchester County
      • This Dorchester is located in Dorchester County and lies 1,217 miles [1,958.6 km] to the southwest.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Dorchester
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Dorchester County community of Dorchester.
    • Texas
      • Grayson County
      • This Dorchester is located in Grayson County and lies 1,893 miles [3,046.5 km]<2> to the west southwest.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Dorchester
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Grayson County community of Dorchester.
    • Virginia
      • Richmond City
      • This Dorchester is located in Richmond City and lies 884 miles [1,422.7 km]<2> to the southwest.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Dorchester
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Richmond City community of Dorchester.
      • Wise County
      • This Dorchester is located in Wise County and lies 1,120 miles [1,802.5 km] to the west southwest.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Dorchester
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Wise County community of Dorchester.
    • Wisconsin
      • Clark County
      • This Dorchester is located in Clark County and lies 1,246 miles [2,005.2 km]<2> to the west.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Dorchester
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Clark County community of Dorchester.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Dorchester ...

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.

  • British Settlement
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for British Settlement
    • British Settlement lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<2> to the southeast of Dorchester
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for British Settlement came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<4>
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on British Settlement
  • Cherry Burton
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cherry Burton
    • Cherry Burton lies less than 2 miles<2> to the east of Dorchester
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cherry Burton came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<4>
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cherry Burton
  • Curryville
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Curryville
    • Curryville lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<2> to the southwest of Dorchester
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Curryville came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<4>
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Curryville
  • Evans
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Evans
    • Evans lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<2> to the southeast of Dorchester
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Evans came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<4>
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Evans
  • Continue List   (7 more) ...
    • Frosty Hollow
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Frosty Hollow
      • Frosty Hollow lies 5 miles [8 km]<2> to the east of Dorchester
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Frosty Hollow came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<4>
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Frosty Hollow
    • Hopewell Cape
    • Little Dover
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Little Dover
      • Little Dover lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<2> to the northwest of Dorchester
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Little Dover came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<4>
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Little Dover
    • Middle Sackville
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Middle Sackville
      • Middle Sackville lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<2> to the east of Dorchester
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Middle Sackville came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<4>
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Middle Sackville
    • Sackville
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sackville
      • Sackville lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<2> to the east of Dorchester
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Sackville came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<4>
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sackville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Sackville<5>
    • Upper Sackville
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Upper Sackville
      • Upper Sackville lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<2> to the east of Dorchester
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Upper Sackville came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<4>
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Upper Sackville
    • Wood Point
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Wood Point
      • Wood Point lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<2> to the southeast of Dorchester
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Wood Point came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<4>
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Wood Point

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 Dorchester. 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 ...
    • R.B. Bennett     (14th Prime Minister of Canada (August 1930 - October 1935))
      • 14th Prime Minister of Canada (August 1930 - October 1935). He was born in Hopewell Hill (New Brunswick) on Sunday July 3, 1870 and died in Mickleham (England) on Thursday June 26, 1947 at the age of 76.
      • Hopewell Hill is located 12 miles [19.3 km] to the southwest of Dorchester.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: R.B. Bennett<6>
    • Vic Howe     (Professional hockey)
      • Professional hockey. He was born in Saskatoon (Saskatchewan) on Saturday November 2, 1929 and died in Moncton (New Brunswick) on Saturday January 31, 2015 at the age of 85. He is buried at Fair Haven Memorial Gardens (Westmorland County, New Brunswick).
      • Moncton is located 18 miles [29 km] to the northwest of Dorchester.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Vic Howe<6>
    • Sir Charles Tupper     (7th Prime Minister of Canada (May 1896 - July 1896))
      • 7th Prime Minister of Canada (May 1896 - July 1896). He was born in Amherst (Nova Scotia) on Monday July 2, 1821 and died in Bexleyheath (England) on Saturday October 30, 1915 at the age of 94.
      • Amherst is located 15 miles [24.1 km] to the east of Dorchester.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Sir Charles Tupper<6>

How Far From Dorchester to ...

We spend a lot of time looking through Gazetteers, Almanacs & Directories that were published in the late 1800's and early 1900's. Many of the Gazetteers include the distance from a village such as Dorchester to various places of note, such as Parliament Hill.

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

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    • The National Capital at Parliament Hill (Ottawa, ON) is 540 miles [869 km]<2> to the west (W). If you could drive a straight line from Dorchester to Parliament Hill, with an average speed<7>of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, it would take just over a day to make the trip. A comfortable walk of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour would take 31 days. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take 21 days.
    • The shortest distance<8> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 5,099 miles [8,206 km] and it lies to the east northeast (ENE).<9>
    • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 5,810 miles [9,350.3 km] and it lies to the east northeast (ENE).<10>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 3,685 miles [5,930.4 km] and it lies to the east northeast (ENE).<11>

Other Roadside Stops ...

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Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Dorchester. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

The official website for Province of New Brunswick: https://www.gnb.ca/

Footnotes ...

<1>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 Dorchester, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.
<2>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Dorchester) to Point B.If you need the driving distance, we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Dorchester. 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 DorchesterOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Dorchester. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 45.9076, Longitude: -64.5103    
<3>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 Dorchester 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.
<4>If we have found a location and have questions about the accuracy of our information, we will simply say that the marker is 'in the vicinity'. We are not confident about the location and the position of our marker is only a rough guide. If we have too many doubts about the location, we will not include it in our database.
<5>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<6>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.
<7>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.
<8>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 Dorchester to the Middle East to be East and South, the Great Circle Route actually lies to the North and East.
<9>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Jerusalem is 299.28 degrees.
<10>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 294.954 degrees.
<11>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 295.389 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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