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Curious and Interesting Names Near Belcher Street ...

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.

  • Billtown
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Billtown
    • Billtown lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the west of Belcher Street
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Billtown came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<2>
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Billtown
  • Canning
  • Greenwich
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Greenwich
    • Greenwich lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the east of Belcher Street
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Greenwich came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<2>
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Greenwich
  • Habitant
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Habitant
    • Habitant lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the northeast of Belcher Street
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Habitant came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<2>
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Habitant
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    • Kentville
    • Kingsport
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Kingsport
      • Kingsport lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the northeast of Belcher Street
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Kingsport
    • Lower Canard
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lower Canard
      • Lower Canard lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the northeast of Belcher Street
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lower Canard came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<2>
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lower Canard
    • Lower Wolfville
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lower Wolfville
      • Lower Wolfville lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the east of Belcher Street
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lower Wolfville
    • Steam Mill Village
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Steam Mill Village
      • Steam Mill Village lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the northwest of Belcher Street
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Steam Mill Village came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<2>
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Steam Mill Village
    • Sunken Lake
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sunken Lake
      • Sunken Lake lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the south of Belcher Street
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Sunken Lake came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<2>
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sunken Lake
    • Wolfville
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Wolfville
      • Wolfville lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the east of Belcher Street
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Wolfville came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<2>
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Wolfville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Wolfville<3>
    • Woodside
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Woodside
      • Woodside lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the north of Belcher Street
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Woodside came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<2>
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Woodside

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 Belcher Street. 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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    • Sir Robert Borden     (9th Prime Minister of Canada (October 1911 - July 1920))
      • 9th Prime Minister of Canada (October 1911 - July 1920). He was born in Grand Pre (Nova Scotia) on Monday June 26, 1854 and died in Ottawa (Ontario) on Thursday June 10, 1937 at the age of 83. He is buried at Beechwood Cemetery (City of Ottawa, Ontario).
      • Grand Pre is located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the east of Belcher Street.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Sir Robert Borden<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 25 miles [40.2 km] to the east of Belcher Street.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Alden Nowlan<4>
    • Thelma Vivian Stevens Pepper     (Photographer)
      • Photographer. She was born in Kingston (Nova Scotia) on Wednesday July 28, 1920 and died in Saskatoon (Saskatchewan) on Tueday December 1, 2020 at the age of 100.
      • Kingston is located 24 miles [38.6 km] to the west of Belcher Street.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Thelma Vivian Stevens Pepper<4>

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

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

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    • The National Capital at Parliament Hill (Ottawa, ON) is 546 miles [878.7 km]<1> to the west (W). If you could drive a straight line from Belcher Street 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 31 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 5,124 miles [8,246.3 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 5,831 miles [9,384.1 km] and it lies to the east northeast (ENE).<8>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 3,707 miles [5,965.8 km] and it lies to the east northeast (ENE).<9>

Other Roadside Stops ...

The Communities of Nova Scotia

About Nova Scotia

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 '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- Belcher Street) 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 Belcher Street. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Belcher Street

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Belcher Street. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 45.0906, Longitude: -64.4508    
<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 Belcher Street 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 299.448 degrees.
<8>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 294.988 degrees.
<9>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 295.904 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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