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Communities Also Named Grand Falls ...

We found six communities that share the name Grand Falls.

There is one other community in New Brunswick which is also named Grand Falls.

Beyond New Brunswick, we know of another five communities that are located throughout in Canada and the United States. Of these five communities, .

  • Communities Located In New Brunswick ...
  • Communities Elsewhere In North America ...
    • Kansas
      • Cherokee County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<1> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Kansas community of Grand Falls [Cherokee County].
    • Maine
      • Penobscot County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<1> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Maine community of Grand Falls [Penobscot County].
    • Minnesota
      • Koochiching County
      • This Grand Falls is located in Koochiching County and lies 1,209 miles [1,945.7 km]<2> to the west northwest.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Koochiching County community of Grand Falls.
    • Missouri
      • Newton County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<1> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Missouri community of Grand Falls [Newton County].
    • Newfoundland and Labrador
      • This Grand Falls lies 572 miles [920.5 km]<2> to the east northeast.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Grand Falls ...

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.

  • Blue Bell
    (11 miles [17.7 km] to the southeast)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Blue Bell came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<3>
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Blue Bell
  • California Settlement
    (11 miles [17.7 km] to the south)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for California Settlement came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<3>
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for California Settlement
  • Grand Falls Portage
    (2 miles [3.2 km] to the south)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Grand Falls Portage came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<3>
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Grand Falls Portage
  • Grand Falls Station
    (Less than 2 miles to the northwest)
  • Grass Corner
    (11 miles [17.7 km] to the southwest)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Grass Corner have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Grass Corner
    • Grass Corner is located in Aroostook County (ME)
  • Hazeldean
    (11 miles [17.7 km] to the southeast)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hazeldean came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<3>
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hazeldean
  • Lake Edward
    (10 miles [16.1 km] to the southeast)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lake Edward came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<3>
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lake Edward
  • Limestone
    (9 miles [14.5 km] to the south)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Limestone came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<3>
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Limestone
  • Martin Siding
    (6 miles [9.7 km] to the northwest)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Martin Siding came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<3>
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Martin Siding
  • New Denmark
    (9 miles [14.5 km] to the southeast)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for New Denmark came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<3>
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for New Denmark
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for New Denmark <5>
  • Powers Creek
    (4 miles [6.4 km] to the northwest)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Powers Creek came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<3>
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Powers Creek
  • Price Road
    (3 miles [4.8 km] to the southeast)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Price Road came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<3>
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Price Road
  • Upper California
    (11 miles [17.7 km] to the south)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Upper California came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<3>
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Upper California

How Far From Grand Falls 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 town such as Grand Falls to various places of note, such as Parliament Hill.

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

  • The National Capital at Parliament Hill (Ottawa, ON) is 396 miles [637.3 km]<2> to the west southwest (WSW). If you could drive a straight line from Grand Falls to Parliament Hill, with an average speed<6>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 23 days. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take 16 days.
  • The shortest distance<7> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 5,192 miles [8,355.7 km] and it lies to the east northeast (ENE).<8>
  • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 5,913 miles [9,516.1 km] and it lies to the east northeast (ENE).<9>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 3,789 miles [6,097.8 km] and it lies to the east northeast (ENE).<10>

The official website for Grand Falls: www.grandfalls.com/

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

Footnotes ...

<1>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 Grand Falls 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.
<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- Grand Falls) to Point B.Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Grand Falls. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 47.0511, Longitude: -67.7361    
<3>If we 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.
<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're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<6>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.
<7>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 Grand Falls to the Middle East to be East and South, the Great Circle Route actually lies to the North and East.
<8>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Jerusalem is 301.037 degrees.
<9>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 297.115 degrees.
<10>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 296.284 degrees.









 

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