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Curious and Interesting Names Near Gunridge ...

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.

  • Blackhead
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Blackhead
    • Blackhead lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<1> to the north of Gunridge
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Blackhead
  • Burnt Cove
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Burnt Cove
    • Burnt Cove lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the southwest of Gunridge
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Burnt Cove came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<2>
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Burnt Cove
  • Donovans
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Donovans
    • Donovans lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<1> to the north of Gunridge
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Donovans came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<2>
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Donovans
  • Evergreen Village
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Evergreen Village
    • Evergreen Village lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<1> to the north of Gunridge
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Evergreen Village came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<2>
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Evergreen Village
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    • Gallows Cove - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Gallows Cove
      • Gallows Cove was located 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the southwest of Gunridge
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Gallows Cove came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<2>
    • Irishtown
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Irishtown
      • Irishtown lies less than 2 miles<1> to the west of Gunridge
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Irishtown came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<2>
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Irishtown
    • Mount Pearl
    • Paradise
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Paradise
      • Paradise lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<1> to the north of Gunridge
      • 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
    • Petty Harbour
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Petty Harbour
      • Petty Harbour lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the north of Gunridge
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Petty Harbour came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<2>
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Petty Harbour
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Petty Harbour<3>
    • Seal Cove
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Seal Cove
      • Seal Cove lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the south of Gunridge
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    • Stopperside
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Stopperside
      • Stopperside lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<1> to the northeast of Gunridge
      • 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
    • Toads Cove - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Toads Cove
      • Toads Cove was located 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the southwest of Gunridge
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Toads Cove came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<2>
    • Witless Bay

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 Gunridge. 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 18 miles [29 km] to the north of Gunridge.
    • 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 18 miles [29 km] to the north of Gunridge.
    • 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 18 miles [29 km] to the north of Gunridge.
    • 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 18 miles [29 km] to the north of Gunridge.

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

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

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    • The National Capital at Parliament Hill (Ottawa, ON) is 1,095 miles [1,762.2 km]<1> to the west (W). If you could drive a straight line from Gunridge 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 4,555 miles [7,330.6 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 5,256 miles [8,458.7 km] and it lies to the east northeast (ENE).<7>
    • 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).<8>

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Footnotes ...

<1>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- Gunridge) to Point B.Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Gunridge. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 47.3111, Longitude: -52.7806    
<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 Gunridge 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 291.545 degrees.
<7>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 286.687 degrees.
<8>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 288.31 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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