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Communities Also Named Big Barren ...

We have found one communities that share the name Big Barren.

Within Nova Scotia, the name Big Barren is unique.

Beyond Nova Scotia, there is another community also named Big Barren in the United States.

  • Communities Elsewhere In North America ...
    • Tennessee
      • Claiborne County
      • This Big Barren is located in Claiborne County and lies 1,375 miles [2,212.8 km]<1> to the west southwest.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Big Barren
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Claiborne County community of Big Barren.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Big Barren ...

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.

  • Birch Plain
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Birch Plain
    • Birch Plain lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<1> to the east of Big Barren
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  • Cape Smokey
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cape Smokey
    • Cape Smokey lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<1> to the east of Big Barren
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cape Smokey came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<2>
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  • Cross Mountain
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cross Mountain
    • Cross Mountain lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the south of Big Barren
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cross Mountain came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<2>
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  • Forest Glen
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Forest Glen
    • Forest Glen lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<1> to the southwest of Big Barren
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Forest Glen came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<2>
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    • James Barren
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for James Barren
      • James Barren lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<1> to the southwest of Big Barren
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for James Barren came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<2>
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on James Barren
    • Kingross
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Kingross
      • Kingross lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<1> to the southwest of Big Barren
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Kingross came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<2>
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    • Moose Lake
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Moose Lake
      • Moose Lake lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the southeast of Big Barren
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Moose Lake came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<2>
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    • Rear Little River
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rear Little River
      • Rear Little River lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<1> to the southeast of Big Barren
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Rear Little River came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<2>
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rear Little River
    • Wreck Cove
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Wreck Cove
      • Wreck Cove lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<1> to the east of Big Barren
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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 Big Barren. 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.
      • White Point is located 25 miles [40.2 km] to the northeast of Big Barren.
      • Sydney is located 37 miles [59.5 km] to the southeast of Big Barren.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Winston 'Scotty' Fitzgerald<3>
    • John Morris Rankin     (Musician)
      • Musician. He was born in Mabou (Nova Scotia) on Tueday April 28, 1959 and died in Margaree Harbour (Nova Scotia) on Sunday January 16, 2000 at the age of 40. He is buried at St. Mary's Cemetery (Inverness County, Nova Scotia).
      • Margaree Harbour is located 22 miles [35.4 km] to the southwest of Big Barren.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: John Morris Rankin<3>

How Far From Big Barren 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 Big Barren to various places of note, such as Parliament Hill.

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

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    • The National Capital at Parliament Hill (Ottawa, ON) is 723 miles [1,163.6 km]<1> to the west (W). If you could drive a straight line from Big Barren to Parliament Hill, with an average speed<4>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 41 days. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take 29 days.
    • The shortest distance<5> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 4,916 miles [7,911.5 km] and it lies to the east northeast (ENE).<6>
    • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 5,624 miles [9,051 km] and it lies to the east northeast (ENE).<7>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 3,500 miles [5,632.7 km] and it lies to the east northeast (ENE).<8>

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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 obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Big Barren) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Big Barren. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 46.5731, Longitude: -60.6750    
<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>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.
<4>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.
<5>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 Big Barren to the Middle East to be East and South, the Great Circle Route actually lies to the North and East.
<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Jerusalem is 296.717 degrees.
<7>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 292.241 degrees.
<8>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 292.993 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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