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Communities Also Named Freshwater ...

We have found seven communities that share the name Freshwater.

There are three communities within Newfoundland and Labrador that are also named Freshwater.

Beyond Newfoundland and Labrador, we know of another four communities that are located throughout in Canada and the United States. Of these four communities, four are located in Canada and three are in the United States.

  • Communities Located In Newfoundland and Labrador ...
    • Unknown
      • The profile page for Freshwater #1
      • This Freshwater lies 52 miles [83.7 km]<1> to the east southeast.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Freshwater
      • The profile page for Freshwater #2
      • This Freshwater lies 50 miles [80.5 km] to the east northeast.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Freshwater
      • The profile page for Freshwater #3
      • This Freshwater lies 50 miles [80.5 km] to the northeast.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Freshwater
  • Communities Elsewhere In North America ...
    • California
      • Humboldt County
      • This Freshwater is located in Humboldt County and lies 3,391 miles [5,457.3 km]<1> to the west northwest.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Freshwater
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Humboldt County community of Freshwater.
    • Colorado
      • Park County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<2> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Colorado community of Freshwater [Park County].
    • Quebec
      • This Freshwater lies 1,078 miles [1,734.9 km]<1> to the west.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Freshwater
    • Virginia
      • Nelson County
      • This Freshwater is located in Nelson County and lies 1,421 miles [2,286.9 km]<1> to the west southwest.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Freshwater
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Nelson County community of Freshwater.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Freshwater ...

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.

  • Ferndale
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ferndale
    • Ferndale lies less than 2 miles<1> to the east of Freshwater
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Ferndale came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<3>
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ferndale
  • Fox Harbour
  • Great Placentia - Historic
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Great Placentia
    • Great Placentia was located less than 2 miles<1> to the south of Freshwater
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Great Placentia came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<3>
  • Little Barasway
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Little Barasway
    • Little Barasway lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the southwest of Freshwater
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  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Little Placentia - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Little Placentia
      • Little Placentia was located 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the northwest of Freshwater
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Little Placentia came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<3>
    • Placentia
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Placentia
      • Placentia lies less than 2 miles<1> to the south of Freshwater
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Placentia came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<3>
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Placentia
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Placentia<4>
    • Rams Island - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rams Island
      • Rams Island was located 12 miles [19.3 km]<1> to the north of Freshwater
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Rams Island came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<3>
    • Red Island
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Red Island
      • Red Island lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<1> to the northwest of Freshwater
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Red Island came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<3>
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Red Island
    • Ship Cove
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ship Cove
      • Ship Cove lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the southwest of Freshwater
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Ship Cove came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<3>
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ship Cove
    • Ship Harbour
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ship Harbour
      • Ship Harbour lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the northeast of Freshwater
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Ship Harbour came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<3>
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ship Harbour

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

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

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    • The National Capital at Parliament Hill (Ottawa, ON) is 1,040 miles [1,673.7 km]<1> to the west (W). If you could drive a straight line from Freshwater to Parliament Hill, with an average speed<5>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 59 days. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take 41 days.
    • The shortest distance<6> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 4,608 miles [7,415.9 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 5,310 miles [8,545.6 km] and it lies to the east northeast (ENE).<8>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 3,187 miles [5,129 km] and it lies to the east northeast (ENE).<9>

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Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Freshwater. 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- Freshwater) 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 Freshwater. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from FreshwaterOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Freshwater. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 47.2537, Longitude: -53.9678    
<2>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 Mile's to see Pete ... Mile's 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 Freshwater 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.
<3>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.
<4>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<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 Freshwater 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 292.309 degrees.
<8>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 287.515 degrees.
<9>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 288.985 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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