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Curious and Interesting Names Near Barneys Brook ...

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.

  • Coldstream
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Coldstream
    • Coldstream lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the northeast of Barneys Brook
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Coldstream came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<2>
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Coldstream
  • Elderbank
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Elderbank
    • Elderbank lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<1> to the east of Barneys Brook
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Elderbank came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<2>
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Elderbank
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Elderbank<3>
  • Elmsdale
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Elmsdale
    • Elmsdale lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the southwest of Barneys Brook
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Elmsdale came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<2>
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Elmsdale
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Elmsdale<3>
  • Fall River
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Fall River
    • Fall River lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<1> to the southwest of Barneys Brook
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Fall River came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<2>
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Fall River
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Fall River<3>
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    • Gays River
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Gays River
      • Gays River lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the northeast of Barneys Brook
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Gays River came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<2>
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Gays River
    • Georgefield
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Georgefield
      • Georgefield lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<1> to the north of Barneys Brook
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Georgefield came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<2>
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Georgefield
    • Gore
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Gore
      • Gore lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<1> to the northwest of Barneys Brook
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Gore
    • Hardwood Lands
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hardwood Lands
      • Hardwood Lands lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the northwest of Barneys Brook
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hardwood Lands came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<2>
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hardwood Lands
    • Lanesville
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lanesville
      • Lanesville lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<1> to the northeast of Barneys Brook
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lanesville came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<2>
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lanesville
    • Roseland
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Roseland
      • Roseland lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the northeast of Barneys Brook
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Roseland came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<2>
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Roseland

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 Barneys Brook. 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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    • Marty 'Goal-a-Game' Barry     (Professional hockey)
      • Professional hockey. He was born in Quebec City (Quebec) on Tueday December 5, 1905 and died in Halifax (Nova Scotia) on Wednesday August 20, 1969 at the age of 63. He is buried at Gate of Heaven Cemetery (Halifax County, Nova Scotia).
      • Halifax is located 24 miles [38.6 km] to the south of Barneys Brook.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Marty 'Goal-a-Game' Barry<4>
    • Viola Desmond     (Businesswoman, civil rights figure, activist)
      • Businesswoman, civil rights figure, activist. She was born in Halifax (Nova Scotia) on Monday July 6, 1914 and died in New York (New York) on Sunday February 7, 1965 at the age of 50. She is buried at Camp Hill Cemetery (Halifax County, Nova Scotia).
      • Halifax is located 24 miles [38.6 km] to the south of Barneys Brook.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Viola Desmond<4>
    • George 'Little Chocolate' Dixon     (Professional boxer)
      • Professional boxer. He was born in Halifax (Nova Scotia) on Friday July 29, 1870 and died in New York (New York) on Monday January 6, 1908 at the age of 37. He is buried at Mt. Hope Cemetery (Suffolk County, Massachusetts).
      • Halifax is located 24 miles [38.6 km] to the south of Barneys Brook.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: George 'Little Chocolate' Dixon<4>
    • Denny Doherty     (Singer, songwriter)
      • Singer, songwriter. He was born in Halifax (Nova Scotia) on Friday November 29, 1940 and died in Mississauga (Ontario) on Friday January 19, 2007 at the age of 66. He is buried at Gate of Heaven Cemetery (Halifax County, Nova Scotia).
      • Halifax is located 24 miles [38.6 km] to the south of Barneys Brook.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Denny Doherty<4>
    • Harold Rudolf Foster     (Cartoonist)
      • Cartoonist. He was born in Halifax (Nova Scotia) on Tueday August 16, 1892 and died in Spring Hill (Florida) on Sunday July 25, 1982 at the age of 89. He is buried at Topeka Cemetery (Shawnee County, Kansas).
      • Halifax is located 24 miles [38.6 km] to the south of Barneys Brook.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Harold Rudolf Foster<4>
    • Don Messer     (Musician)
      • Musician. He was born in Tweedside (New Brunswick) on Sunday May 9, 1909 and died in Halifax (Nova Scotia) on Monday March 26, 1973 at the age of 63. He is buried at Gate of Heaven Cemetery (Halifax County, Nova Scotia).
      • Halifax is located 24 miles [38.6 km] to the south of Barneys Brook.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Don Messer<4>
    • Alden Nowlan     (Author, poet, journalist)
      • Author, poet, journalist. He was born in Stanley (Nova Scotia) on Wednesday January 25, 1933 and died on Monday June 27, 1983 at the age of 50. He is buried at Forest Hill Cemetery (York County, New Brunswick).
      • Stanley is located 23 miles [37 km] to the west of Barneys Brook.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Alden Nowlan<4>
    • Raylene Rankin     (Singer)
      • Singer. She was born on Thursday September 15, 1960 and died in Halifax (Nova Scotia) on Sunday September 30, 2012 at the age of 52. She is buried at St. Mary's Cemetery (Inverness County, Nova Scotia).
      • Halifax is located 24 miles [38.6 km] to the south of Barneys Brook.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Raylene Rankin<4>
    • Sir John Thompson     (5th Prime Minister of Canada (December 1892 - December 1894))
      • 5th Prime Minister of Canada (December 1892 - December 1894). He was born in Halifax (Nova Scotia) on Monday November 10, 1845 and died in Windsor (England) on Wednesday December 12, 1894 at the age of 49. He is buried at Holy Cross Cemetery (Halifax County, Nova Scotia).
      • Halifax is located 24 miles [38.6 km] to the south of Barneys Brook.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Sir John Thompson<4>
    • James R. Williams     (Cartoonist)
      • Cartoonist. He was born in Halifax (Nova Scotia) on Friday March 30, 1888 and died in Pasadena (California) on Monday June 17, 1957 at the age of 69. He is buried at Mountain View Cemetery (Los Angeles County, California).
      • Halifax is located 24 miles [38.6 km] to the south of Barneys Brook.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: James R. Williams<4>

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

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

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    • The National Capital at Parliament Hill (Ottawa, ON) is 595 miles [957.6 km]<1> to the west (W). If you could drive a straight line from Barneys Brook 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 34 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 5,085 miles [8,183.5 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 5,790 miles [9,318.1 km] and it lies to the east northeast (ENE).<8>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 3,667 miles [5,901.5 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' distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Barneys Brook) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Barneys Brook. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 44.9967, Longitude: -63.4664    
<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 Barneys Brook 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 298.872 degrees.
<8>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 294.329 degrees.
<9>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 295.494 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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