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Communities Also Named The Front ...

We have found two communities that share the name The Front.

Within Newfoundland and Labrador, the name The Front is unique.

Beyond Newfoundland and Labrador, we know of another two communities that are located throughout in the United States.

  • Communities Elsewhere In North America ...
    • Kansas
      • Allen County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<1> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Kansas community of The Front [Allen County].
    • Texas
      • Panola County
      • Although located in Panola County, we don't know the location within the .
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Panola County community of The Front.

Curious and Interesting Names Near The Front ...

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 6 miles [9.7 km]<2> to the south of The Front
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Chamberlains came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<3>
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Chamberlains
  • Donovans
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Donovans
    • Donovans lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<2> to the southeast of The Front
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Donovans came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<3>
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Donovans
  • Evergreen Village
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Evergreen Village
    • Evergreen Village lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<2> to the southeast of The Front
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Evergreen Village came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<3>
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Evergreen Village
  • Foxtrap
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Foxtrap
    • Foxtrap lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<2> to the south of The Front
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Foxtrap came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<3>
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Foxtrap
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    • Freshwater
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Freshwater
      • Freshwater lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<2> to the west of The Front
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Freshwater
    • Hogans Pond
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hogans Pond
      • Hogans Pond lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<2> to the southeast of The Front
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hogans Pond came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<3>
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hogans Pond
    • Horse Cove - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Horse Cove
      • Horse Cove was located 3 miles [4.8 km]<2> to the southeast of The Front
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Horse Cove came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<3>
    • Kellys Island
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Kellys Island
      • Kellys Island lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<2> to the southwest of The Front
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Kellys Island came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<3>
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Kellys Island
    • Manuels
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Manuels
      • Manuels lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<2> to the south of The Front
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Manuels came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<3>
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Manuels
    • Middle Bight - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Middle Bight
      • Middle Bight was located 7 miles [11.3 km]<2> to the southwest of The Front
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Middle Bight came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<3>
    • Paradise
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Paradise
      • Paradise lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<2> to the south of The Front
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Paradise came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<3>
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Paradise
    • Parsonsville
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Parsonsville
      • Parsonsville lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<2> to the west of The Front
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Parsonsville came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<3>
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Parsonsville
    • Portugal Cove
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Portugal Cove
      • Portugal Cove lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<2> to the east of The Front
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Portugal Cove came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<3>
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Portugal Cove
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Portugal Cove<4>
    • Talcville
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Talcville
      • Talcville lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<2> to the south of The Front
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Talcville came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<3>
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Talcville
    • Topsail
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Topsail
      • Topsail lies 5 miles [8 km]<2> to the south of The Front
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Topsail came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<3>
      • 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 The Front. 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 10 miles [16.1 km] to the east of The Front.
    • 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 10 miles [16.1 km] to the east of The Front.
    • 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 10 miles [16.1 km] to the east of The Front.
    • 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 10 miles [16.1 km] to the east of The Front.

How Far From The Front to ...

We spend a lot of time looking through Gazetteers that were published in the late 1800's and early 1900's. Many of the Gazetteers include the distance from a community such as The Front to various places of note, such as Parliament Hill.

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

  • View Our List ...
    • The National Capital at Parliament Hill (Ottawa, ON) is 1,088 miles [1,751 km]<2> to the west (W). If you could drive a straight line from The Front 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 62 days. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take 43 days.
    • The shortest distance<6> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 4,554 miles [7,329 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 5,257 miles [8,460.3 km] and it lies to the east northeast (ENE).<8>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 3,134 miles [5,043.7 km] and it lies to the east northeast (ENE).<9>

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Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for The Front. 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>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 Bird Creek to see Pete ... Bird 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 The Front 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.
<2>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'point-to-point' distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- The Front) 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 The Front. 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 The FrontOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in The Front. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 47.6167, Longitude: -52.9333    
<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 The Front 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 291.514 degrees.
<8>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 286.72 degrees.
<9>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 288.104 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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