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Curious and Interesting Names Near Birch Plain ...

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.

  • Big Bras d'Or
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Big Bras d'Or
    • Big Bras d'Or lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<1> to the south of Birch Plain
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Big Bras d'Or came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<2>
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Big Bras d'Or
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Big Bras d'Or<3>
  • Cape Smokey
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cape Smokey
    • Cape Smokey lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the north of Birch Plain
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cape Smokey came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<2>
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cape Smokey
  • Cross Mountain
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cross Mountain
    • Cross Mountain lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<1> to the west of Birch Plain
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cross Mountain came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<2>
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cross Mountain
  • Englishtown
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    • Indian Brook
    • Keltic Lodge
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Keltic Lodge
      • Keltic Lodge lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the north of Birch Plain
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Keltic Lodge came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<2>
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Keltic Lodge
    • Little Pond
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Little Pond
      • Little Pond lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<1> to the southeast of Birch Plain
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Little Pond came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<2>
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Little Pond
    • Meadow
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Meadow
      • Meadow lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<1> to the southwest of Birch Plain
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Meadow came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<2>
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Meadow
    • Moose Lake
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Moose Lake
      • Moose Lake lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the west of Birch Plain
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Moose Lake came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<2>
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Moose Lake
    • Murray
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Murray
      • Murray lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<1> to the southwest of Birch Plain
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Murray came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<2>
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Murray
    • Oregon
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Oregon
      • Oregon lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<1> to the southwest of Birch Plain
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Oregon came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<2>
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Oregon
    • Rear Little River
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rear Little River
      • Rear Little River lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the south of Birch Plain
      • 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 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the north of Birch Plain
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Wreck Cove

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 Plain. 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 north of Birch Plain.
      • Sydney is located 28 miles [45.1 km] to the southeast of Birch Plain.
      • 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 22 miles [35.4 km] to the south of Birch Plain.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: William 'Flash' Hollett<4>

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

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

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    • The National Capital at Parliament Hill (Ottawa, ON) is 735 miles [1,182.9 km]<1> to the west (W). If you could drive a straight line from Birch Plain 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 42 days. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take 29 days.
    • The shortest distance<6> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 4,907 miles [7,897.1 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 5,615 miles [9,036.5 km] and it lies to the east northeast (ENE).<8>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 3,491 miles [5,618.2 km] and it lies to the east northeast (ENE).<9>

Other Roadside Stops ...

Index of Cities, Towns and Villages for Nova Scotia

About Nova Scotia

Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Birch Plain. 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' (or point-to-point) distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Birch Plain) 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 Birch Plain. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Birch Plain

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Birch Plain. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 46.5155, Longitude: -60.4324    
<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 Plain 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 296.584 degrees.
<8>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 292.082 degrees.
<9>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 292.914 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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