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Curious and Interesting Names Near Fort Townshend ...

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.

  • Birchy Nap
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Birchy Nap
    • Birchy Nap lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the north of Fort Townshend
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Birchy Nap came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<2>
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  • Blackhead
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Blackhead
    • Blackhead lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the southeast of Fort Townshend
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  • Freshwater Bay
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Freshwater Bay
    • Freshwater Bay lies less than 2 miles<1> to the southeast of Fort Townshend
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Freshwater Bay came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<2>
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Freshwater Bay
  • Georgestown
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Georgestown
    • Georgestown lies less than 2 miles<1> to the west of Fort Townshend
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Georgestown came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<2>
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    • Middle Cove - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Middle Cove
      • Middle Cove was located 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the north of Fort Townshend
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Middle Cove came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<2>
    • Mount Pearl
    • Outer Cove - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Outer Cove
      • Outer Cove was located 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the north of Fort Townshend
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Outer Cove came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<2>
    • Rabbit Town
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rabbit Town
      • Rabbit Town lies less than 2 miles<1> to the southwest of Fort Townshend
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Rabbit Town came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<2>
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rabbit Town
    • Ricketts Bridge
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ricketts Bridge
      • Ricketts Bridge lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the northwest of Fort Townshend
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Ricketts Bridge came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<2>
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ricketts Bridge
    • Stopperside
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Stopperside
      • Stopperside lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the southeast of Fort Townshend
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Stopperside came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<2>
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Stopperside
    • Virginia Park
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Virginia Park
      • Virginia Park lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the northeast of Fort Townshend
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Virginia Park came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<2>
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Virginia Park
    • Wishingwell Park
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Wishingwell Park
      • Wishingwell Park lies less than 2 miles<1> to the southwest of Fort Townshend
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Wishingwell Park came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<2>
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Wishingwell Park

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 Fort Townshend. 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)
      • Comedian, actress, writer. She was born in Saint John's (Newfoundland and Labrador) on Wednesday April 6, 1955
      • Saint John's is located Less than 2 miles to the northwest of Fort Townshend.
    • Rick Mercer     (Comedian, actor, satirist, author)
      • Comedian, actor, satirist, author. He was born in Saint John's (Newfoundland and Labrador) on Friday October 17, 1969
      • Saint John's is located Less than 2 miles to the northwest of Fort Townshend.
    • Greg Thomey     (Comedian, actor, playwright)
      • Comedian, actor, playwright. He was born in Saint John's (Newfoundland and Labrador) on Monday May 8, 1961
      • Saint John's is located Less than 2 miles to the northwest of Fort Townshend.
    • Mary Walsh     (Comedian, actress, activist)
      • Comedian, actress, activist. She was born in Saint John's (Newfoundland and Labrador) on Tueday May 13, 1952
      • Saint John's is located Less than 2 miles to the northwest of Fort Townshend.

How Far From Fort Townshend 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 community such as Fort Townshend to various places of note, such as Parliament Hill.

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

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    • The National Capital at Parliament Hill (Ottawa, ON) is 1,098 miles [1,767.1 km]<1> to the west (W). If you could drive a straight line from Fort Townshend to Parliament Hill, with an average speed<4>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 63 days. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take 43 days.
    • The shortest distance<5> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 4,546 miles [7,316.1 km] and it lies to the east northeast (ENE).<6>
    • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 5,248 miles [8,445.8 km] and it lies to the east northeast (ENE).<7>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 3,125 miles [5,029.2 km] and it lies to the east northeast (ENE).<8>

Other Roadside Stops ...

Visit our Community Index for Newfoundland and Labrador

About Newfoundland and Labrador

Off-the-Road Links ...

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 things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Fort Townshend) to Point B.Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Fort Townshend. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 47.5675, Longitude: -52.7114    
<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>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.
<5>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 Fort Townshend to the Middle East to be East and South, the Great Circle Route actually lies to the North and East.
<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Jerusalem is 291.395 degrees.
<7>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 286.578 degrees.
<8>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 288.033 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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