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Curious and Interesting Names Near Aylesford ...

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.

  • Canada Creek
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Canada Creek
    • Canada Creek lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the northeast of Aylesford
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Canada Creek came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<2>
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Canada Creek
  • Cornwallis Square
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cornwallis Square
    • Cornwallis Square lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the northeast of Aylesford
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cornwallis Square
  • Factorydale
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Factorydale
    • Factorydale lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the southeast of Aylesford
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Factorydale came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<2>
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Factorydale
  • Forest Glade
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Forest Glade
    • Forest Glade lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the west of Aylesford
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Forest Glade came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<2>
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Forest Glade
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    • Greenwood
    • Harbourville
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Harbourville
      • Harbourville lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the north of Aylesford
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Harbourville came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<2>
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Harbourville
    • Lloyds
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lloyds
      • Lloyds lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the east of Aylesford
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lloyds came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<2>
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lloyds
    • Prince Albert
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Prince Albert
      • Prince Albert lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the west of Aylesford
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Prince Albert came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<2>
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Prince Albert
    • Rockland
    • Rockville Notch
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rockville Notch
      • Rockville Notch lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the southwest of Aylesford
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Rockville Notch came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<2>
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rockville Notch
    • Tomahawk Lake
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Tomahawk Lake
      • Tomahawk Lake lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the southeast of Aylesford
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Tomahawk Lake came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<2>
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Tomahawk Lake

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 Aylesford. 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 Robert Borden     (9th Prime Minister of Canada (October 1911 - July 1920))
      • 9th Prime Minister of Canada (October 1911 - July 1920). He was born in Grand Pre (Nova Scotia) on Monday June 26, 1854 and died in Ottawa (Ontario) on Thursday June 10, 1937 at the age of 83. He is buried at Beechwood Cemetery (City of Ottawa, Ontario).
      • Grand Pre is located 26 miles [41.8 km] to the east of Aylesford.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Sir Robert Borden<4>
    • 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 5 miles [8 km] to the southwest of Aylesford.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Thelma Vivian Stevens Pepper<4>

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

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

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    • The National Capital at Parliament Hill (Ottawa, ON) is 528 miles [849.7 km]<1> to the west (W). If you could drive a straight line from Aylesford 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 30 days. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take 21 days.
    • The shortest distance<6> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 5,143 miles [8,276.9 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 5,850 miles [9,414.7 km] and it lies to the east northeast (ENE).<8>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 3,726 miles [5,996.4 km] and it lies to the east northeast (ENE).<9>

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Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Aylesford. 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 drawn from Point A (ie- Aylesford) 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 Aylesford. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Aylesford

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Aylesford. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 45.0294, Longitude: -64.8372    
<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>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<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 Aylesford 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 299.698 degrees.
<8>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 295.255 degrees.
<9>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 296.13 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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