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Curious and Interesting Names Near Balfron ...

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.

  • Denmark
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Denmark
    • Denmark lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the northeast of Balfron
    • Note: We haven't been able to verify our GPS coordinates for Denmark. Although the coordinates have been estimated, they should be in the vicinity.<2>
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Denmark
  • Diamond
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    • Diamond lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the east of Balfron
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Diamond came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<3>
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Diamond
  • Hedgeville
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hedgeville
    • Hedgeville lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<1> to the northeast of Balfron
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hedgeville came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<3>
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hedgeville
  • Louisville
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Louisville
    • Louisville lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the northeast of Balfron
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Louisville came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<3>
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    • Marshville
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Marshville
      • Marshville lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the northeast of Balfron
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Marshville came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<3>
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Marshville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Marshville<4>
    • Mountain Road
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mountain Road
      • Mountain Road lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the northeast of Balfron
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Mountain Road came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<3>
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mountain Road
    • Oliver
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Oliver
      • Oliver lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the west of Balfron
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Oliver came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<3>
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Oliver
    • River John
    • Rogers
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rogers
      • Rogers lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<1> to the east of Balfron
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Rogers came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<3>
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rogers

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

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

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    • The National Capital at Parliament Hill (Ottawa, ON) is 602 miles [968.8 km]<1> to the west (W). If you could drive a straight line from Balfron 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 35 days. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take 24 days.
    • The shortest distance<6> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 5,053 miles [8,132 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 5,761 miles [9,271.4 km] and it lies to the east northeast (ENE).<8>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 3,637 miles [5,853.2 km] and it lies to the east northeast (ENE).<9>

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Balfron. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 45.6715, Longitude: -63.2285    
<2>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.
<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>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 Balfron 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 298.551 degrees.
<8>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 294.099 degrees.
<9>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 294.917 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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