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Curious and Interesting Names Near Balls Creek ...

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.

  • Blacketts Lake
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Blacketts Lake
    • Blacketts Lake lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the south of Balls Creek
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Blacketts Lake came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<2>
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Blacketts Lake
  • Edwardsville
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Edwardsville
    • Edwardsville lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the east of Balls Creek
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Edwardsville came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<2>
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Edwardsville
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Edwardsville<3>
  • Frenchvale
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Frenchvale
    • Frenchvale lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the southwest of Balls Creek
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Frenchvale came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<2>
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Frenchvale
  • Georges River
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Georges River
    • Georges River lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the northwest of Balls Creek
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Georges River came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<2>
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Georges River
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    • Little Bras d'Or
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Little Bras d'Or
      • Little Bras d'Or lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the north of Balls Creek
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Little Bras d'Or came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<2>
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Little Bras d'Or
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Little Bras d'Or<3>
    • Long Island
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Long Island
      • Long Island lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the northwest of Balls Creek
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Long Island came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<2>
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Long Island
    • Prime Brook
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Prime Brook
      • Prime Brook lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the southeast of Balls Creek
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Prime Brook came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<2>
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Prime Brook
    • Rear Balls Creek
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rear Balls Creek
      • Rear Balls Creek lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the southwest of Balls Creek
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Rear Balls Creek came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<2>
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rear Balls Creek
    • Scotch Lake
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Scotch Lake
      • Scotch Lake lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the northwest of Balls Creek
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Scotch Lake came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<2>
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Scotch 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 Balls Creek. 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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    • Winston 'Scotty' Fitzgerald     (Musician)
      • Musician. He was born in White Point (Nova Scotia) on Monday February 16, 1914 and died in Sydney (Nova Scotia) on Wednesday September 2, 1987 at the age of 73.
      • Sydney is located 5 miles [8 km] to the east of Balls Creek.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Winston 'Scotty' Fitzgerald<4>
    • William 'Flash' Hollett     (Professional hockey)
      • Professional hockey. He was born in North Sydney (Nova Scotia) on Thursday April 13, 1911 and died in Mississauga (Ontario) on Tueday April 20, 1999 at the age of 88. He is buried at Springcreek Cemetery (Regional Municipality of Peel, Ontario).
      • North Sydney is located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the northeast of Balls Creek.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: William 'Flash' Hollett<4>

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

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

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    • The National Capital at Parliament Hill (Ottawa, ON) is 741 miles [1,192.5 km]<1> to the west (W). If you could drive a straight line from Balls Creek to Parliament Hill, with an average speed<5>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 43 days. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take 29 days.
    • The shortest distance<6> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 4,913 miles [7,906.7 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 5,618 miles [9,041.3 km] and it lies to the east northeast (ENE).<8>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 3,495 miles [5,624.7 km] and it lies to the east northeast (ENE).<9>

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Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Balls Creek. 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 '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- Balls Creek) 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 Balls Creek. 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 Balls Creek

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Balls Creek. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 46.1496, Longitude: -60.3014    
<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 Balls Creek 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 296.615 degrees.
<8>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 292.044 degrees.
<9>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 293.125 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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