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Southwest Island, Newfoundland and Labrador

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Welcome to Southwest Island ...

So far, we have found very little information about Southwest Island. The little that we've found leads us believe that the community is historic.<1>

We've added Southwest Island to our Gazetteer with the hope that we can develop more information. If you can help us with Southwest Island, please Contact Us.

Southwest Island was located on the east coast of Newfoundland (at Bonavista Bay).

A typical abbreviation for Southwest Island: Southwest Is. (in Canada, 'Isld.' is the more common abbreviation.)

Time Zone: The area where Southwest Island was located is in the Newfoundland Time Zone (NST/NDT) and observes daylight saving time. The time zone in French: NST- Heure Normale de Terre-Neuve (HNT).

If Southwest Island still existed, it would have been in the (709) area code.

Communities near Southwest Island ...

The following is a sample of nearby communities. Keep in mind that when we give a distance, it's a 'straight-line' distance from Southwest Island and not the distance if you are driving it.<2>.

Community   2006<3>
Eastport   [Map]   499   N   18 miles [29 km]
Happy Adventure   [Map]   227   N   17 miles [27.4 km]
Keels   [Map]   73   NE   19 miles [30.6 km]
King's Cove   [Map]   121   NE   19 miles [30.6 km]
Long Beach   [Map]   ---   NE   5 miles [8 km]
Musgravetown   [Map]   583   W   10 miles [16.1 km]

To learn more about neighboring communities, please visit the Nearby Page for Southwest Island.

See Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

We have a couple of sections that should be of interest to those chasing their genealogy.

  • We have a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Southwest Island. We make it easy to see an overhead view of the cemetery.

These sections can be found on our Genealogy Helper Page for Southwest Island:

Search for Local Businesses ...

We have prepared the following searches to help you find businesses, travel and vacation activities. Since Southwest Island no longer exists, the following searches are centered on the area where it would have stood. It's likely that the search results won't include all of the businesses that are in this area, but the results should give you a good foundation for further searches.

LodgingGas StationsBanks
Bed & BreakfastTruck StopsATMs
RestaurantsAuto RepairReal Estate
 RV RepairRentals
PharmacyAuto PartsChurches
 RV PartsCemeteries
AttractionsMotorcycle Parts 
 DentistsPost Offices
Auto RentalChiropractors 
Auto LeasingVeterinarians 

Business Owners: To appear in the above search results, your business will need to be listed with the Google Places service. Please use the below link to learn about and register for the free service.

If you find an error or if your business wasn't included in the results, please contact Google to register your business or report an error. We simply link to 'Search-by-Location' and have no control over their results. Only a registered owner/operator can add their business or correct mistakes - we can not do it for you.

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Footnotes ...

<1>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 Southwest Island, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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<2>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) distance beginning in Southwest Island. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Southwest Island) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Southwest Island. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 48.3833, Longitude: -53.6667     [Map].

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<3>Unless noted otherwise, the population counts we use should be considered estimates. Our population values for Southwest Island were taken from various sources and although they can be traced back to Statistics Canada (StatCan), they should not be considered official.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Southwest Island.