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Curious and Interesting Names Near Conception Bay South ...

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.

  • Chamberlains
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Chamberlains
    • Chamberlains lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the northeast of Conception Bay South
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Chamberlains came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<2>
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Chamberlains
  • Foxtrap
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Foxtrap
    • Foxtrap lies less than 2 miles<1> to the northeast of Conception Bay South
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Foxtrap came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<2>
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Foxtrap
  • Hopewell
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hopewell
    • Hopewell lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the southwest of Conception Bay South
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hopewell came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<2>
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hopewell
  • Kellys Island
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Kellys Island
    • Kellys Island lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the northwest of Conception Bay South
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Kellys Island came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<2>
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Kellys Island
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    • Manuels
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Manuels
      • Manuels lies less than 2 miles<1> to the northeast of Conception Bay South
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Manuels came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<2>
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Manuels
    • Middle Bight - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Middle Bight
      • Middle Bight was located less than 2 miles<1> to the northwest of Conception Bay South
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Middle Bight came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<2>
    • Paradise
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Paradise
      • Paradise lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the east of Conception Bay South
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Paradise came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<2>
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Paradise
    • Peachytown
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Peachytown
      • Peachytown lies less than 2 miles<1> to the west of Conception Bay South
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Peachytown came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<2>
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Peachytown
    • Talcville
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Talcville
      • Talcville lies less than 2 miles<1> to the northeast of Conception Bay South
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Talcville came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<2>
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Talcville
    • Topsail
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Topsail
      • Topsail lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the northeast of Conception Bay South
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Topsail came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<2>
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Topsail

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 Conception Bay South. 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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    • Cathy Jones     (Comedian, actress, writer)
      • Full name: Catherine Theresa Mary Andres Jones
      • Comedian, actress, writer. She was born in Saint John's (NL) on April 6, 1955 (a Wednesday)
      • Saint John's is located 13 miles [20.9 km] to the east of Conception Bay South.
    • Rick Mercer     (Comedian, actor, satirist, author)
      • Full name: Richard Vincent Mercer
      • Comedian, actor, satirist, author. He was born in Saint John's (NL) on October 17, 1969 (a Friday)
      • Saint John's is located 13 miles [20.9 km] to the east of Conception Bay South.
    • Greg Thomey     (Comedian, actor, playwright)
      • Comedian, actor, playwright. He was born in Saint John's (NL) on May 8, 1961 (a Monday)
      • Saint John's is located 13 miles [20.9 km] to the east of Conception Bay South.
    • Mary Walsh     (Comedian, actress, activist)
      • Full name: Mary Cynthia Walsh
      • Comedian, actress, activist. She was born in Saint John's (NL) on May 13, 1952 (a Tueday)
      • Saint John's is located 13 miles [20.9 km] to the east of Conception Bay South.

How Far From Conception Bay South 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 town such as Conception Bay South to various places of note, such as Parliament Hill.

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

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    • The National Capital at Parliament Hill (Ottawa, ON) is 1,086 miles [1,747.7 km]<1> to the west (W). If you could drive a straight line from Conception Bay South to Parliament Hill, with an average speed<3>of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, it would take over two days to make the trip. A comfortable walk of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour would take 62 days. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take 43 days.
    • The shortest distance<4> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 4,559 miles [7,337 km] and it lies to the east northeast (ENE).<5>
    • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 5,261 miles [8,466.8 km] and it lies to the east northeast (ENE).<6>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 3,138 miles [5,050.1 km] and it lies to the east northeast (ENE).<7>

Other Roadside Stops ...

Index of Cities, Towns and Villages for Newfoundland and Labrador

About Newfoundland and Labrador

Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Conception Bay South. 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 'straight-line' distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Conception Bay South) 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 Conception Bay South. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Conception Bay SouthOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Conception Bay South. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 47.5021, Longitude: -52.9803    
<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 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.
<4>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 Conception Bay South to the Middle East to be East and South, the Great Circle Route actually lies to the North and East.
<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Jerusalem is 291.591 degrees.
<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 286.779 degrees.
<7>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 288.237 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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