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Curious and Interesting Names Near Barrys Corner ...

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.

  • Big Lots
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Big Lots
    • Big Lots lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the east of Barrys Corner
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Big Lots came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<2>
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Big Lots
  • Blockhouse
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Blockhouse
    • Blockhouse lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the northeast of Barrys Corner
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Blockhouse came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<2>
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Blockhouse
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Blockhouse<3>
  • Clearland
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Clearland
    • Clearland lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the northeast of Barrys Corner
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Clearland came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<2>
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Clearland
  • Cookville
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cookville
    • Cookville lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the west of Barrys Corner
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cookville came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<2>
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cookville
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    • Farmville
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Farmville
      • Farmville lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the north of Barrys Corner
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Farmville came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<2>
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Farmville
    • High Head
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for High Head
      • High Head lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the south of Barrys Corner
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for High Head came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<2>
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on High Head
    • Lower Branch
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lower Branch
      • Lower Branch lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the west of Barrys Corner
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lower Branch came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<2>
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lower Branch
    • Spectacle Lakes
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Spectacle Lakes
      • Spectacle Lakes lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the southeast of Barrys Corner
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Spectacle Lakes came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<2>
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Spectacle Lakes
    • Sweetland
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sweetland
      • Sweetland lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the northwest of Barrys Corner
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Sweetland came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<2>
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sweetland
    • Whynotts Settlement
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Whynotts Settlement
      • Whynotts Settlement lies less than 2 miles<1> to the south of Barrys Corner
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Whynotts Settlement came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<2>
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Whynotts Settlement

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 Barrys Corner. 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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    • Laura Smith     (Singer, songwriter)
      • Singer, songwriter. She was born in London (Ontario) on Friday March 14, 1952 and died in Mahone Bay (Nova Scotia) on Saturday March 7, 2020 at the age of 68. We don't have any burial details.
      • Mahone Bay is located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the east of Barrys Corner.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Laura Smith<4>

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

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

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    • The National Capital at Parliament Hill (Ottawa, ON) is 552 miles [888.4 km]<1> to the west northwest (WNW). If you could drive a straight line from Barrys Corner 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 32 days. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take 22 days.
    • The shortest distance<6> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 5,148 miles [8,284.9 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 5,852 miles [9,417.9 km] and it lies to the east northeast (ENE).<8>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 3,729 miles [6,001.2 km] and it lies to the east northeast (ENE).<9>

Other Roadside Stops ...

Visit our Community Index for Nova Scotia

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Off-the-Road Links ...

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 from Point A (ie- Barrys Corner) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Barrys Corner. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 44.4289, Longitude: -64.4758    
<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 Barrys Corner 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 299.624 degrees.
<8>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 295.061 degrees.
<9>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 296.35 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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