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Communities Also Named Big Island ...

We have found six communities that share the name Big Island.

Within Nova Scotia, the name Big Island is unique.

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

  • Communities Elsewhere In North America ...
    • Louisiana
      • Rapides Parish
      • This Big Island is located in Rapides Parish and lies 1,870 miles [3,009.5 km]<1> to the west southwest.
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      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Rapides Parish community of Big Island.
    • Minnesota
      • Hennepin County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<2> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Minnesota community of Big Island [Hennepin County].
    • New York
      • Orange County
      • This Big Island is located in Orange County and lies 669 miles [1,076.7 km]<1> to the west southwest.
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      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Orange County community of Big Island.
    • Newfoundland and Labrador
      • This Big Island lies 615 miles [989.7 km]<1> to the north northeast.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Big Island
    • Ohio
      • Marion County
      • This Big Island is located in Marion County and lies 1,099 miles [1,768.7 km]<1> to the west.
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      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Marion County community of Big Island.
    • Virginia
      • Bedford County
      • This Big Island is located in Bedford County and lies 1,035 miles [1,665.7 km]<1> to the west southwest.
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      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Bedford County community of Big Island.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Big Island ...

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.

  • Chance Harbour
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Chance Harbour
    • Chance Harbour lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the west of Big Island
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Chance Harbour came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<3>
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  • Coalburn
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Coalburn
    • Coalburn lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the southwest of Big Island
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Coalburn came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<3>
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Coalburn
  • Greens Point
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Greens Point
    • Greens Point lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the west of Big Island
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Greens Point came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<3>
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Greens Point
  • Greenvale
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Greenvale
    • Greenvale lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the south of Big Island
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Greenvale came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<3>
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Greenvale
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    • Kings Head
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Kings Head
      • Kings Head lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the west of Big Island
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Kings Head came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<3>
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Kings Head
    • Little Egypt Road
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Little Egypt Road
      • Little Egypt Road lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the west of Big Island
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Little Egypt Road came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<3>
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Little Egypt Road
    • Little Harbour
    • Little Harbour Road
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Little Harbour Road
      • Little Harbour Road lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the west of Big Island
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Little Harbour Road came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<3>
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Little Harbour Road
    • Marshalls Crossing
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Marshalls Crossing
      • Marshalls Crossing lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the west of Big Island
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Marshalls Crossing came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<3>
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Marshalls Crossing
    • Pine Tree
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pine Tree
      • Pine Tree lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the southwest of Big Island
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Pine Tree came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<3>
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    • Ponds
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ponds
      • Ponds lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the east of Big Island
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Ponds came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<3>
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ponds

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

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

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    • The National Capital at Parliament Hill (Ottawa, ON) is 640 miles [1,030 km]<1> to the west (W). If you could drive a straight line from Big Island 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 37 days. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take 25 days.
    • The shortest distance<6> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 5,020 miles [8,078.9 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 5,726 miles [9,215.1 km] and it lies to the east northeast (ENE).<8>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 3,602 miles [5,796.9 km] and it lies to the east northeast (ENE).<9>

Other Roadside Stops ...

The Communities of Nova Scotia

About Nova Scotia

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Big Island. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 45.6592, Longitude: -62.4356    
<2>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 Mile's to see Pete ... Mile's 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 Big Island 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.
<3>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.
<4>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<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 Big Island 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 298.067 degrees.
<8>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 293.56 degrees.
<9>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 294.537 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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