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Communities Also Named Alpena ...

We have found six communities that share the name Alpena.

There is one other community in Nova Scotia which is also named Alpena.

Beyond Nova Scotia, we know of another five communities that are located throughout in Canada and the United States. Of these five communities, one is located in Canada and the other five communities are located in  the United States.

  • Communities Located In Nova Scotia ...
  • Communities Elsewhere In North America ...
    • Arkansas
      • Boone County
      • This Alpena is located in Boone County and lies 1,585 miles [2,550.8 km]<1> to the west.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Alpena
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Boone County community of Alpena.
    • Kentucky
      • Lewis 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 Kentucky community of Alpena [Lewis County].
    • Michigan
      • Alpena County
      • This Alpena is located in Alpena County and lies 897 miles [1,443.6 km]<1> to the west.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Alpena
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Alpena County community of Alpena.
    • South Dakota
      • Jerauld County
      • This Alpena is located in Jerauld County and lies 1,630 miles [2,623.2 km]<1> to the west.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Alpena
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Jerauld County community of Alpena.
    • West Virginia
      • Randolph County
      • This Alpena is located in Randolph County and lies 853 miles [1,372.8 km]<1> to the west southwest.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Alpena
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Randolph County community of Alpena.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Alpena ...

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.

  • Blanket Hill
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Blanket Hill
    • Blanket Hill lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the south of Alpena
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Blanket Hill came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<3>
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Blanket Hill
  • Central Clarence
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Central Clarence
    • Central Clarence lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the northwest of Alpena
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Central Clarence
  • Clarence
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Clarence
    • Clarence lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the northwest of Alpena
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Clarence
  • Frog Lake
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Frog Lake
    • Frog Lake lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the east of Alpena
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Frog Lake came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<3>
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Frog Lake
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    • Greenwood
    • Joe Simon
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Joe Simon
      • Joe Simon lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the southeast of Alpena
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Joe Simon came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<3>
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Joe Simon
    • Mount Rose
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mount Rose
      • Mount Rose lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the northwest of Alpena
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Mount Rose came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<3>
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mount Rose
    • Paradise
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Paradise
      • Paradise lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the west of Alpena
      • 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
    • Peters Stillwater
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Peters Stillwater
      • Peters Stillwater lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the southeast of Alpena
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Peters Stillwater came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<3>
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Peters Stillwater
    • Prince Albert
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Prince Albert
      • Prince Albert lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the north of Alpena
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Prince Albert came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<3>
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Prince Albert
    • Rockville Notch
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rockville Notch
      • Rockville Notch lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the northeast of Alpena
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Rockville Notch came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<3>
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rockville Notch
    • Scrag Lake
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Scrag Lake
      • Scrag Lake lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the southeast of Alpena
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Scrag Lake came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<3>
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Scrag Lake
    • Spa Springs
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Spa Springs
      • Spa Springs lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the north of Alpena
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Spa Springs came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<3>
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Spa Springs
    • Squirreltown
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Squirreltown
      • Squirreltown lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the south of Alpena
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Squirreltown came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<3>
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Squirreltown

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 Alpena. 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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    • Rose Fortune     (Businesswomand, police officer)
      • Businesswomand, police officer. She was born in Philadelphia (Pennsylvania) on Sunday March 13, 1774 and died in Annapolis Royal (Nova Scotia) on Saturday February 20, 1864 at the age of 89. She is buried at Garrison Graveyard (Annapolis County, Nova Scotia).
      • Annapolis Royal is located 23 miles [37 km] to the west of Alpena.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Rose Fortune<5>
    • Thelma Vivian Stevens Pepper     (Photographer)
      • Photographer. She was born in Kingston (Nova Scotia) on Wednesday July 28, 1920 and died in Saskatoon (Saskatchewan) on Tueday December 1, 2020 at the age of 100.
      • Kingston is located 12 miles [19.3 km] to the northeast of Alpena.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Thelma Vivian Stevens Pepper<5>

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

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

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    • The National Capital at Parliament Hill (Ottawa, ON) is 520 miles [836.9 km]<1> to the west (W). If you could drive a straight line from Alpena to Parliament Hill, with an average speed<6>of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, it would take just over a day to make the trip. A comfortable walk of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour would take 30 days. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take 21 days.
    • The shortest distance<7> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 5,158 miles [8,301 km] and it lies to the east northeast (ENE).<8>
    • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 5,865 miles [9,438.8 km] and it lies to the east northeast (ENE).<9>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 3,741 miles [6,020.6 km] and it lies to the east northeast (ENE).<10>

Other Roadside Stops ...

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Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Alpena. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

The official website for Province of Nova Scotia: https://novascotia.ca

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 obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Alpena) 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 Alpena. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Alpena

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Alpena. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 44.8336, Longitude: -65.0439    
<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 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 Alpena 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're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<5>The Find-a-Grave website is an excellent research tool with information about a cemetery's location and interments. They also offer a forum for their members which can provide additional help. More information about Find-a-Grave can be found on their website: findagrave.com.
<6>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.
<7>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 Alpena to the Middle East to be East and South, the Great Circle Route actually lies to the North and East.
<8>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Jerusalem is 299.871 degrees.
<9>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 295.412 degrees.
<10>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 296.356 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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