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Communities Also Named Riverhead ...

We have found nine communities that share the name Riverhead.

There are six communities within Newfoundland and Labrador that are also named Riverhead.

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

  • Communities Located In Newfoundland and Labrador ...
    • Unknown
      • The profile page for Riverhead #1
      • This Riverhead lies 25 miles [40.2 km]<1> to the east.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Riverhead
      • The profile page for Riverhead #2
      • This Riverhead lies 40 miles [64.4 km] to the north northeast.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Riverhead
      • The profile page for Riverhead #3
      • This Riverhead lies 50 miles [80.5 km] to the north northeast.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Riverhead
      • The profile page for Riverhead #4
      • This community is historic<2> and we have very little information. For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Newfoundland and Labrador community of Riverhead.
      • The profile page for Riverhead #5
      • This community is historic and we have very little information. For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Newfoundland and Labrador community of Riverhead.
      • The profile page for Riverhead #6
      • 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 Newfoundland and Labrador community of Riverhead.
  • Communities Elsewhere In North America ...
    • Florida
      • Hillsborough 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 Florida community of Riverhead [Hillsborough County].
    • New York
      • Suffolk County
      • This Riverhead is located in Suffolk County and lies 1,036 miles [1,667.3 km]<1> to the west southwest.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Riverhead
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Suffolk County community of Riverhead.
    • Nova Scotia
      • This Riverhead lies 631 miles [1,015.5 km]<1> to the west southwest.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Riverhead

Curious and Interesting Names Near Riverhead ...

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.

  • Cape Dog
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cape Dog
    • Cape Dog lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<1> to the northwest of Riverhead
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cape Dog came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<4>
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cape Dog
  • Forest Field
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Forest Field
    • Forest Field lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<1> to the north of Riverhead
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Forest Field came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<4>
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Forest Field
  • Gallows Cove - Historic
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Gallows Cove
    • Gallows Cove was located 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the north of Riverhead
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Gallows Cove came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<4>
  • Gulch - Historic
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Gulch
    • Gulch was located 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the southwest of Riverhead
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Gulch came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<4>
  • Continue List   (7 more) ...
    • Johns Pond
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Johns Pond
      • Johns Pond lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<1> to the northwest of Riverhead
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Johns Pond came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<4>
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Johns Pond
    • Mall Bay
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mall Bay
      • Mall Bay lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the west of Riverhead
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Mall Bay came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<4>
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mall Bay
    • Middle Gut
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Middle Gut
      • Middle Gut lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<1> to the south of Riverhead
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Middle Gut came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<4>
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Middle Gut
    • Mitchells Brook - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mitchells Brook
      • Mitchells Brook was located 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the north of Riverhead
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Mitchells Brook came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<4>
    • Mosquito
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mosquito
      • Mosquito lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the west of Riverhead
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Mosquito came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<4>
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mosquito
    • Path End
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Path End
      • Path End lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the south of Riverhead
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Path End came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<4>
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Path End
    • Tickles
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Tickles
      • Tickles lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<1> to the north of Riverhead
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Tickles came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<4>
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Tickles

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

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

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    • The National Capital at Parliament Hill (Ottawa, ON) is 1,061 miles [1,707.5 km]<1> to the west (W). If you could drive a straight line from Riverhead 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 61 days. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take 42 days.
    • The shortest distance<6> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 4,596 miles [7,396.5 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 5,296 miles [8,523.1 km] and it lies to the east northeast (ENE).<8>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 3,174 miles [5,108.1 km] and it lies to the east northeast (ENE).<9>

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Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Riverhead. 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 'point-to-point' distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Riverhead) 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 Riverhead. 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 RiverheadOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Riverhead. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 46.9667, Longitude: -53.5167    
<2>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 Riverhead, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.
<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 Riverhead 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>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 Riverhead 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 292.143 degrees.
<8>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 287.27 degrees.
<9>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 289.012 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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