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Communities Also Named Bear River ...

We have found six communities that share the name Bear River.

There is one other community in Nova Scotia which is also named Bear River.

Beyond Nova Scotia, we know of another five communities that are located throughout in Canada and the United States. Of these five communities, .

  • Communities Located In Nova Scotia ...
    • Unknown
      • The profile page for Bear River #1
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<1> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Nova Scotia community of Bear River.
  • Communities Elsewhere In North America ...
    • California
      • Nevada County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<1> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the California community of Bear River [Nevada County].
    • Colorado
      • Routt County
      • This community is historic<2> and we have very little information. For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Colorado community of Bear River [Routt County].
    • Minnesota
      • Saint Louis County
      • This Bear River is located in Saint Louis County and lies 1,323 miles [2,129.2 km]<3> to the west northwest.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bear River
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Saint Louis County community of Bear River.
    • Prince Edward Island
      • This Bear River lies 203 miles [326.7 km]<3> to the northeast.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bear River
    • Wyoming
      • Uinta County
      • This Bear River is located in Uinta County and lies 2,273 miles [3,658 km]<3> to the west.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bear River
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Uinta County community of Bear River.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Bear River ...

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.

  • Cornwallis
  • Cornwallis Park
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cornwallis Park
    • Cornwallis Park lies 5 miles [8 km]<3> to the north of Bear River
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cornwallis Park came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<5>
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cornwallis Park
  • Deep Brook
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Deep Brook
    • Deep Brook lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<3> to the north of Bear River
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Deep Brook came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<5>
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Deep Brook
  • Greenland
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Greenland
    • Greenland lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<3> to the east of Bear River
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Greenland came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<5>
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Greenland
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    • Guinea
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Guinea
      • Guinea lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<3> to the northeast of Bear River
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Guinea came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<5>
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Guinea
    • Hillgrove
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hillgrove
      • Hillgrove lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<3> to the west of Bear River
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hillgrove
    • Jordantown
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Jordantown
      • Jordantown lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<3> to the west of Bear River
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Jordantown came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<5>
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Jordantown
    • Lighthouse Road
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lighthouse Road
      • Lighthouse Road lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<3> to the northwest of Bear River
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lighthouse Road came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<5>
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lighthouse Road
    • Marshalltown
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Marshalltown
      • Marshalltown lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<3> to the west of Bear River
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Marshalltown
    • Princedale
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Princedale
      • Princedale lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<3> to the northeast of Bear River
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Princedale came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<5>
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Princedale
    • Victory
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Victory
      • Victory lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<3> to the east of Bear River
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Victory came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<5>
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Victory

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 Bear River. 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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    • Rose Fortune     (Businesswomand, police officer)
      • Businesswomand, police officer. She was born in Philadelphia (Pennsylvania) on Sunday March 13, 1774 and died in Annapolis Royal (Nova Scotia) on Saturday February 20, 1864 at the age of 89. She is buried at Garrison Graveyard (Annapolis County, Nova Scotia).
      • Annapolis Royal is located 13 miles [20.9 km] to the northeast of Bear River.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Rose Fortune<6>

How Far From Bear River to ...

We spend a lot of time looking through Gazetteers, Almanacs & Directories that were published in the late 1800's and early 1900's. Many of the Gazetteers include the distance from a community such as Bear River to various places of note, such as Parliament Hill.

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

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    • The National Capital at Parliament Hill (Ottawa, ON) is 494 miles [795 km]<3> to the west (W). If you could drive a straight line from Bear River to Parliament Hill, with an average speed<7>of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, it would take most of a day to make the trip. A comfortable walk of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour would take 28 days. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take 20 days.
    • The shortest distance<8> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 5,192 miles [8,355.7 km] and it lies to the east northeast (ENE).<9>
    • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 5,899 miles [9,493.5 km] and it lies to the east northeast (ENE).<10>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 3,775 miles [6,075.3 km] and it lies to the east northeast (ENE).<11>

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Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Bear River. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

The official website for Province of Nova Scotia: https://novascotia.ca

Footnotes ...

<1>If we encounter the name of what might be a community, our methodology is to add that name to our Gazetteer as a placeholder. As we find more information about that community, it will be added to our Gazetteer.

Just as a reminder: Our definition of a community is rather broad and includes those places (or areas) where several families lived and had a name which identified that place. For example, you might hear somebody say that they are going over to Rock Creek to see Pete ... Rock Creek is just a gas station and a couple of homes at the crossroads. While it might not be on the map, everybody in the area knows it by that name.

Places of interest include buildings at a crossroad, several families clustered in a hollow or maybe the location of a way station. It also includes places like mines, lumber camps, ferry crossings, etc. The community might still exist, is now gone or only existed for just a short period of time.

Also keep in mind that Bear River could have been on the original document by mistake, misspelled, the original/alternate name of a community that we've listed elsewhere or was placed in the wrong . Sometimes a post office or train station would have a different name than the community where it's located, so two names might be referring to the same community - we're working to straighten it all out.
<2>We use the term 'Historic' broadly and it generally means that the community no longer exists. However, it can also mean that the community might still exist, but was significantly larger or had a more 'official' existence in the past than it does now. Unfortunately our sources of data have proven to be unreliable. If you can provide us with more specific information about Bear River, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.
<3>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' (or 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- Bear River) to Point B.

If you need the driving distance (or directions), we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Bear River. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Bear River

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Bear River. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 44.5737, Longitude: -65.6409    
<4>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<5>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.
<6>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.
<7>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.
<8>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 Bear River to the Middle East to be East and South, the Great Circle Route actually lies to the North and East.
<9>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Jerusalem is 300.294 degrees.
<10>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 295.836 degrees.
<11>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 296.807 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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