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Curious and Interesting Names Near Botwood ...

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.

  • Bishops Falls
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bishops Falls
    • Bishops Falls lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the southwest of Botwood
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Bishops Falls came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<2>
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bishops Falls
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Bishops Falls<3>
  • Burnt Arm
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Burnt Arm
    • Burnt Arm lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the northeast of Botwood
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Burnt Arm came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<2>
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Burnt Arm
  • Paradise Cove
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Paradise Cove
    • Paradise Cove lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<1> to the north of Botwood
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Paradise Cove came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<2>
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Paradise Cove
  • Peterview
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Peterview
    • Peterview lies less than 2 miles<1> to the south of Botwood
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Peterview came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<2>
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Peterview
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    • Phillips Head
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Phillips Head
      • Phillips Head lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the north of Botwood
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Phillips Head came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<2>
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Phillips Head
    • Pleasantview
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pleasantview
      • Pleasantview lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<1> to the north of Botwood
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Pleasantview came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<2>
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pleasantview
    • Porterville
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Porterville
      • Porterville lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the northeast of Botwood
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Porterville came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<2>
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Porterville
    • Scissors Cove - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Scissors Cove
      • Scissors Cove was located 15 miles [24.1 km]<1> to the northeast of Botwood
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Scissors Cove came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<2>

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 Botwood. 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.

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    • Adrian Adonis     (Professional wrestler)
      • Born: Keith Franke, Jr.
      • Professional wrestler. He was born in Buffalo (NY) on September 15, 1954 (a Wednesday) and died in Lewisporte (NL) on July 4, 1988 (a Monday) at the age of 33. He is buried at Greenlawn Cemetery (Kern County, California).
      • Lewisporte is located 14 miles [22.5 km] to the northeast of Botwood.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Adrian Adonis<4>

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

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

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    • The National Capital at Parliament Hill (Ottawa, ON) is 983 miles [1,582 km]<1> to the west (W). If you could drive a straight line from Botwood to Parliament Hill, with an average speed<5>of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, it would take most of two days to make the trip. A comfortable walk of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour would take 56 days. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take 39 days.
    • The shortest distance<6> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 4,618 miles [7,432 km] and it lies to the east northeast (ENE).<7>
    • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 5,331 miles [8,579.4 km] and it lies to the east northeast (ENE).<8>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 3,206 miles [5,159.6 km] and it lies to the east northeast (ENE).<9>

Other Roadside Stops ...

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Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Province of Newfoundland and Labrador: https://www.gov.nl.ca/

Footnotes ...

<1>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'point-to-point' distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Botwood) 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 Botwood. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from BotwoodOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Botwood. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 49.1432, Longitude: -55.3517    
<2>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.
<3>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<4>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.
<5>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.
<6>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 Botwood to the Middle East to be East and South, the Great Circle Route actually lies to the North and East.
<7>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Jerusalem is 292.442 degrees.
<8>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 288.069 degrees.
<9>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 288.025 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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