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Communities Also Named Amherst Head ...

We have found one communities that share the name Amherst Head.

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

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Curious and Interesting Names Near Amherst Head ...

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.

  • Chapman Settlement
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    • Chapman Settlement lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the northeast of Amherst Head
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  • Halls Hill
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    • Halls Hill lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the northwest of Amherst Head
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Halls Hill came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<2>
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  • Heather Beach
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    • Heather Beach lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the east of Amherst Head
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Heather Beach came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<2>
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  • Little River
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    • Little River lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the southeast of Amherst Head
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    • Mount Pleasant
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      • Mount Pleasant lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the southeast of Amherst Head
      • Note: We haven't been able to verify our GPS coordinates for Mount Pleasant. Although the coordinates have been estimated, they should be in the vicinity.<3>
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    • Ripley Loop
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      • Ripley Loop lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the southeast of Amherst Head
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Ripley Loop came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<2>
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    • Seagrove
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      • Seagrove lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the north of Amherst Head
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Seagrove came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<2>
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    • Stanley
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      • Stanley lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the southwest of Amherst Head
      • Note: We haven't been able to verify our GPS coordinates for Stanley. Although the coordinates have been estimated, they should be in the vicinity.<3>
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    • Truemanville
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      • Truemanville lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the southwest of Amherst Head
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Truemanville came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<2>
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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 Amherst Head. 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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    • Sir Charles Tupper     (7th Prime Minister of Canada (May 1896 - July 1896))
      • 7th Prime Minister of Canada (May 1896 - July 1896). He was born in Amherst (Nova Scotia) on Monday July 2, 1821 and died in Bexleyheath (England) on Saturday October 30, 1915 at the age of 94.
      • Amherst is located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the west of Amherst Head.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Sir Charles Tupper<4>

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

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

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    • The National Capital at Parliament Hill (Ottawa, ON) is 565 miles [909.3 km]<1> to the west (W). If you could drive a straight line from Amherst Head to Parliament Hill, with an average speed<5>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 33 days. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take 22 days.
    • The shortest distance<6> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 5,078 miles [8,172.2 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 5,788 miles [9,314.9 km] and it lies to the east northeast (ENE).<8>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 3,664 miles [5,896.6 km] and it lies to the east northeast (ENE).<9>

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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 obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Amherst Head) 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 Amherst Head. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Amherst HeadOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Amherst Head. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 45.8880, Longitude: -63.9937    
<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>An 'estimated' location is one where we have been given GPS coordinates, but are unable to verify the accuracy of those coordinates. That said, we have some confidence that we have placed the marker near the actual location. A typical reason for being unable to verify a location is that it might be on private property or maybe historic and gone without an obvious trace.
<4>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.
<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 Amherst Head 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 298.966 degrees.
<8>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 294.601 degrees.
<9>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 295.146 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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