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Curious and Interesting Names Near Birch Grove ...

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.

  • Belgiumtown
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Belgiumtown
    • Belgiumtown lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the northwest of Birch Grove
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Belgiumtown
  • Big Glace Bay
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Big Glace Bay
    • Big Glace Bay lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the northeast of Birch Grove
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Big Glace Bay came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<2>
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Big Glace Bay
  • Homeville
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Homeville
    • Homeville lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the south of Birch Grove
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Homeville came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<2>
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Homeville
  • Hub
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hub
    • Hub lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the north of Birch Grove
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hub came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<2>
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hub
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    • Long Beach
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Long Beach
      • Long Beach lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the northeast of Birch Grove
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Long Beach came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<2>
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Long Beach
    • Marconi Towers
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Marconi Towers
      • Marconi Towers lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the north of Birch Grove
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Marconi Towers came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<2>
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Marconi Towers
    • Mira Gut
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mira Gut
      • Mira Gut lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the south of Birch Grove
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Mira Gut came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<2>
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mira Gut
    • Reserve Mines
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Reserve Mines
      • Reserve Mines lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the northwest of Birch Grove
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Reserve Mines came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<2>
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Reserve Mines
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Reserve Mines<3>
    • Reserve Rows
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Reserve Rows
      • Reserve Rows lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the northwest of Birch Grove
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Reserve Rows came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<2>
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Reserve Rows
    • Round Island
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Round Island
      • Round Island lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the south of Birch Grove
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Round Island came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<2>
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Round Island
    • Sand Lake
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sand Lake
      • Sand Lake lies less than 2 miles<1> to the northeast of Birch Grove
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Sand Lake came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<2>
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sand Lake
    • Schooner Pond
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Schooner Pond
      • Schooner Pond lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the northeast of Birch Grove
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Schooner Pond came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<2>
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Schooner Pond
    • Table Head
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Table Head
      • Table Head lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the north of Birch Grove
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Table Head came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<2>
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Table Head
    • Tower Road
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Tower Road
      • Tower Road lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the northwest of Birch Grove
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Tower Road came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<2>
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Tower Road

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 Birch Grove. 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.
      • Sydney is located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the west of Birch Grove.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Winston 'Scotty' Fitzgerald<4>
    • William 'Flash' Hollett     (Professional hockey)
      • Professional hockey. He was born in North Sydney (Nova Scotia) on Thursday April 13, 1911 and died in Mississauga (Ontario) on Tueday April 20, 1999 at the age of 88. He is buried at Springcreek Cemetery (Regional Municipality of Peel, Ontario).
      • North Sydney is located 16 miles [25.7 km] to the west of Birch Grove.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: William 'Flash' Hollett<4>

How Far From Birch Grove 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 Birch Grove to various places of note, such as Parliament Hill.

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

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    • The National Capital at Parliament Hill (Ottawa, ON) is 759 miles [1,221.5 km]<1> to the west (W). If you could drive a straight line from Birch Grove to Parliament Hill, with an average speed<5>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 44 days. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take 30 days.
    • The shortest distance<6> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 4,899 miles [7,884.2 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 5,603 miles [9,017.2 km] and it lies to the east northeast (ENE).<8>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 3,480 miles [5,600.5 km] and it lies to the east northeast (ENE).<9>

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

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' distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Birch Grove) to Point B.

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Birch Grove. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 46.1225, Longitude: -59.9450    
<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 Birch Grove 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 296.404 degrees.
<8>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 291.805 degrees.
<9>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 292.968 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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