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Communities Also Named Fairbank ...

We have found seven communities that share the name Fairbank.

Within Newfoundland and Labrador, the name Fairbank is unique.

Beyond Newfoundland and Labrador, we know of another seven communities that are located throughout in Canada and the United States. Of these seven communities, one is located in Canada and the other six communities are located in  the United States.

  • Communities Elsewhere In North America ...
    • Arizona
      • Cochise County
      • This community is historic<1> and we have very little information. For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Arizona community of Fairbank [Cochise County].
    • Iowa
      • Buchanan County
      • This Fairbank is located in Buchanan County and lies 1,831 miles [2,946.7 km]<2> to the west.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Fairbank
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Buchanan County community of Fairbank.
    • Maryland
      • Talbot County
      • This Fairbank is located in Talbot County and lies 1,299 miles [2,090.5 km]<2> to the west southwest.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Fairbank
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Talbot County community of Fairbank.
    • Ontario
      • 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 Ontario community of Fairbank.
    • Pennsylvania
      • Fayette County
      • This Fairbank is located in Fayette County and lies 1,389 miles [2,235.4 km]<2> to the west southwest.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Fairbank
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Fayette County community of Fairbank.
    • South Dakota
      • Sully 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 South Dakota community of Fairbank [Sully County].
    • Wyoming
      • Laramie 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 Wyoming community of Fairbank [Laramie County].

Curious and Interesting Names Near Fairbank ...

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.

  • Big Beaver Cove - Historic
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Big Beaver Cove
    • Big Beaver Cove was located 6 miles [9.7 km]<2> to the northeast of Fairbank
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Big Beaver Cove came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<4>
  • Birchy Bay
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Birchy Bay
    • Birchy Bay lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<2> to the southwest of Fairbank
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Birchy Bay came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<4>
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Birchy Bay
  • Burnt Cove
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Burnt Cove
    • Burnt Cove lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<2> to the north of Fairbank
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Burnt Cove came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<4>
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Burnt Cove
  • Comfort Cove - Historic
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Comfort Cove
    • Comfort Cove was located 9 miles [14.5 km]<2> to the west of Fairbank
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Comfort Cove came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<4>
  • Continue List   (11 more) ...
    • Dog Bay - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Dog Bay
      • Dog Bay was located 6 miles [9.7 km]<2> to the east of Fairbank
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Dog Bay came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<4>
    • Farmers Arm - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Farmers Arm
      • Farmers Arm was located 8 miles [12.9 km]<2> to the northwest of Fairbank
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Farmers Arm came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<4>
    • Gayside
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Gayside
      • Gayside lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<2> to the southwest of Fairbank
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Gayside came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<4>
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Gayside
    • Hillgrade
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hillgrade
      • Hillgrade lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<2> to the north of Fairbank
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hillgrade
    • Little Beaver Cove - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Little Beaver Cove
      • Little Beaver Cove was located 8 miles [12.9 km]<2> to the northeast of Fairbank
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Little Beaver Cove came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<4>
    • Rodgers Cove
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rodgers Cove
      • Rodgers Cove lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<2> to the southeast of Fairbank
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Rodgers Cove came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<4>
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rodgers Cove
    • Salt Pans
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Salt Pans
      • Salt Pans lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<2> to the north of Fairbank
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Salt Pans came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<4>
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Salt Pans
    • Seal Cove - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Seal Cove
      • Seal Cove was located 9 miles [14.5 km]<2> to the north of Fairbank
    • Strongs Island
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Strongs Island
      • Strongs Island lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<2> to the northwest of Fairbank
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Strongs Island came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<4>
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Strongs Island
    • Tilt Cove
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Tilt Cove
      • Tilt Cove lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<2> to the north of Fairbank
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Tilt Cove came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<4>
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Tilt Cove
    • Virgin Arm - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Virgin Arm
      • Virgin Arm was located 9 miles [14.5 km]<2> to the northwest of Fairbank
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Virgin Arm came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<4>

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 Fairbank. 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 ...
    • Adrian Adonis     (Professional wrestler)
      • Professional wrestler. He was born in Buffalo (New York) on Wednesday September 15, 1954 and died in Lewisporte (Newfoundland and Labrador) on Monday July 4, 1988 at the age of 33. He is buried at Greenlawn Cemetery (Kern County, California).
      • Lewisporte is located 22 miles [35.4 km] to the southwest of Fairbank.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Adrian Adonis<5>

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

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

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    • The National Capital at Parliament Hill (Ottawa, ON) is 1,016 miles [1,635.1 km]<2> to the west (W). If you could drive a straight line from Fairbank to Parliament Hill, with an average speed<6>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 58 days. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take 40 days.
    • The shortest distance<7> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 4,582 miles [7,374 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 5,296 miles [8,523.1 km] and it lies to the east northeast (ENE).<9>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 3,171 miles [5,103.2 km] and it lies to the east northeast (ENE).<10>

Other Roadside Stops ...

Visit our Community Index for Newfoundland and Labrador

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Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Fairbank. 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>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 Fairbank, 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' (or 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- Fairbank) 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 Fairbank. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from FairbankOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Fairbank. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 49.4333, Longitude: -54.6667    
<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 Rock Creek to see Pete ... Rock 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 Fairbank 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>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.
<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 Fairbank 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 291.879 degrees.
<9>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 287.517 degrees.
<10>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 287.37 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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