RoadsideThoughts
A Gazetteer for the United States and Canada
Community
Index
State
Index
Province
Index
County
Index
State
Quarters
 
Sitemap
     

Topsail, Newfoundland and Labrador

Community
Profile
Nearby Genealogy
Helper
Cemeteries Tidbits &
Trivia
TripAdvisor
Links
Interactive
Map
Other NL
Communities













Communities Also Named Topsail ...

We have found two communities that share the name Topsail.

Within Newfoundland and Labrador, the name Topsail 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 ...
    • North Carolina
      • Pender County
      • This Topsail is located in Pender County and lies 1,566 miles [2,520.2 km]<1> to the west southwest.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Topsail
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Pender County community of Topsail.
    • Pennsylvania
      • Washington 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 Pennsylvania community of Topsail [Washington County].

Curious and Interesting Names Near Topsail ...

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 less than 2 miles<1> to the south of Topsail
    • 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 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the east of Topsail
    • 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 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the east of Topsail
    • 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 less than 2 miles<1> to the southwest of Topsail
    • 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
  • Continue List   (8 more) ...
    • Hogans Pond
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hogans Pond
      • Hogans Pond lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the northeast of Topsail
      • 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 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the northeast of Topsail
      • 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 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the west of Topsail
      • 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 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the southwest of Topsail
      • 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 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the west of Topsail
      • 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 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the southeast of Topsail
      • 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
    • Peachytown
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Peachytown
      • Peachytown lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the southwest of Topsail
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Peachytown came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<3>
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Peachytown
    • Talcville
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Talcville
      • Talcville lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the southwest of Topsail
      • 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

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 Topsail. 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.

  • View Our List ...
    • Cathy Jones     (Comedian, actress, writer)
      • Full name: Catherine Theresa Mary Andres Jones
      • Comedian, actress, writer. She was born in Saint John's (NL) on April 6, 1955 (a Wednesday)
      • Saint John's is located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the east of Topsail.
    • Rick Mercer     (Comedian, actor, satirist, author)
      • Full name: Richard Vincent Mercer
      • Comedian, actor, satirist, author. He was born in Saint John's (NL) on October 17, 1969 (a Friday)
      • Saint John's is located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the east of Topsail.
    • Greg Thomey     (Comedian, actor, playwright)
      • Comedian, actor, playwright. He was born in Saint John's (NL) on May 8, 1961 (a Monday)
      • Saint John's is located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the east of Topsail.
    • Mary Walsh     (Comedian, actress, activist)
      • Full name: Mary Cynthia Walsh
      • Comedian, actress, activist. She was born in Saint John's (NL) on May 13, 1952 (a Tueday)
      • Saint John's is located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the east of Topsail.

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

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

  • View Our List ...
    • The National Capital at Parliament Hill (Ottawa, ON) is 1,088 miles [1,751 km]<1> to the west (W). If you could drive a straight line from Topsail 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 62 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 4,556 miles [7,332.2 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 5,259 miles [8,463.5 km] and it lies to the east northeast (ENE).<7>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 3,135 miles [5,045.3 km] and it lies to the east northeast (ENE).<8>

Other Roadside Stops ...

Find a Community within Newfoundland and Labrador

About Newfoundland and Labrador

Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Topsail. 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 things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Topsail) 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 Topsail. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from TopsailOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Topsail. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 47.5333, Longitude: -52.9333    
<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 Topsail 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 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 Topsail 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 291.548 degrees.
<7>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 286.739 degrees.
<8>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 288.182 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


Home
Page
Sitemap Privacy
Statement
Terms
of Use
Feedback

 

 

Copyright 2020
All Rights Reserved

Please keep in mind that we can not guarantee the accuracy or timeliness of the information on this website, so use with care. We encourage you to double-check the information that is critical to you.

If you've found an error or have additional information that you would like to share, please don't hesitate to write. Click here to contact us.

This page was last modified: 18 Apr 2022