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Communities Also Named Ashfield ...

We have found four communities that share the name Ashfield.

Within Nova Scotia, the name Ashfield is unique.

Beyond Nova Scotia, we know of another four communities that are located throughout in the United States.

  • Communities Elsewhere In North America ...
    • Massachusetts
      • Franklin County
      • This Ashfield is located in Franklin County and lies 620 miles [997.8 km]<1> to the west southwest.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ashfield
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Franklin County community of Ashfield.
    • Montana
      • Dawson 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 Montana community of Ashfield [Dawson County].
      • Phillips County
      • This Ashfield is located in Phillips County and lies 2,146 miles [3,453.7 km]<1> to the west northwest.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ashfield
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Phillips County community of Ashfield.
    • Pennsylvania
      • Carbon County
      • This Ashfield is located in Carbon County and lies 810 miles [1,303.6 km]<1> to the west southwest.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ashfield
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Carbon County community of Ashfield.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Ashfield ...

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.

  • Eden
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Eden
    • Eden lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the southeast of Ashfield
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Eden came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<3>
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Eden
  • Iron Mines
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Iron Mines
    • Iron Mines lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the north of Ashfield
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Iron Mines came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<3>
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Iron Mines
  • Orangedale
  • River Denys
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for River Denys
    • River Denys lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the south of Ashfield
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for River Denys came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<3>
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on River Denys
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    • Seal Cove
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Seal Cove
      • Seal Cove lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the southeast of Ashfield
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Seal Cove came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<3>
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Seal Cove
    • Soapstone Mine
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Soapstone Mine
      • Soapstone Mine lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the north of Ashfield
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Soapstone Mine came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<3>
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Soapstone Mine
    • Stoney Point
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Stoney Point
      • Stoney Point lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the east of Ashfield
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Stoney Point came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<3>
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Stoney Point
    • Valley Mills
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Valley Mills
      • Valley Mills lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the southeast of Ashfield
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Valley Mills came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<3>
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Valley Mills

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 Ashfield. 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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    • John Morris Rankin     (Musician)
      • Musician. He was born in Mabou (Nova Scotia) on Tueday April 28, 1959 and died in Margaree Harbour (Nova Scotia) on Sunday January 16, 2000 at the age of 40. He is buried at St. Mary's Cemetery (Inverness County, Nova Scotia).
      • Mabou is located 15 miles [24.1 km] to the northwest of Ashfield.
      • Margaree Harbour is located 36 miles [57.9 km] to the north of Ashfield.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: John Morris Rankin<5>

How Far From Ashfield to ...

We spend a lot of time looking through Gazetteers, Almanacs & Directories that were published in the late 1800's and early 1900's. Many of the Gazetteers include the distance from a community such as Ashfield to various places of note, such as Parliament Hill.

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

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    • The National Capital at Parliament Hill (Ottawa, ON) is 701 miles [1,128.2 km]<1> to the west (W). If you could drive a straight line from Ashfield to Parliament Hill, with an average speed<6>of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, it would take just about two full days to make the trip. A comfortable walk of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour would take 40 days. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take 28 days.
    • The shortest distance<7> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 4,957 miles [7,977.5 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 5,663 miles [9,113.7 km] and it lies to the east northeast (ENE).<9>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 3,539 miles [5,695.5 km] and it lies to the east northeast (ENE).<10>

Other Roadside Stops ...

Cities, Towns and Villages of Nova Scotia

About Nova Scotia

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Ashfield. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 45.9122, Longitude: -61.1636    
<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 Ashfield 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 Ashfield 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 297.216 degrees.
<9>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 292.664 degrees.
<10>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 293.729 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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