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Communities Also Named Blackstone ...

We have found eight communities that share the name Blackstone.

Within Nova Scotia, the name Blackstone is unique.

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

  • Communities Elsewhere In North America ...
    • California
      • Fresno County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<1> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the California community of Blackstone [Fresno County].
    • Illinois
      • Livingston County
      • This Blackstone is located in Livingston County and lies 1,405 miles [2,261.1 km]<2> to the west.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Blackstone
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Livingston County community of Blackstone.
    • Kansas
      • Sumner County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<1> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Kansas community of Blackstone [Sumner County].
    • Maine
      • Aroostook County
      • This Blackstone is located in Aroostook County and lies 333 miles [535.9 km]<2> to the west northwest.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Blackstone
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Aroostook County community of Blackstone.
    • Massachusetts
      • Worcester County
      • This Blackstone is located in Worcester County and lies 581 miles [935 km]<2> to the west southwest.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Blackstone
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Worcester County community of Blackstone.
    • Ontario
      • This Blackstone lies 894 miles [1,438.8 km]<2> to the west.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Blackstone
    • Pennsylvania
      • Westmoreland County
      • This Blackstone is located in Westmoreland County and lies 992 miles [1,596.5 km]<2> to the west southwest.
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      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Westmoreland County community of Blackstone.
    • Virginia
      • Nottoway County
      • This Blackstone is located in Nottoway County and lies 1,061 miles [1,707.5 km]<2> to the west southwest.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Blackstone
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Nottoway County community of Blackstone.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Blackstone ...

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.

  • Claverhouse
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Claverhouse
    • Claverhouse lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<2> to the southeast of Blackstone
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Claverhouse came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<3>
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Claverhouse
  • Deepdale
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Deepdale
    • Deepdale lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<2> to the north of Blackstone
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Deepdale came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<3>
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Deepdale
  • Hays River
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hays River
    • Hays River lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<2> to the southeast of Blackstone
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hays River came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<3>
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hays River
  • Mason Point
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mason Point
    • Mason Point lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<2> to the east of Blackstone
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Mason Point came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<3>
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mason Point
  • Continue List   (7 more) ...
    • Mount Young
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mount Young
      • Mount Young lies less than 2 miles<2> to the east of Blackstone
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Mount Young came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<3>
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mount Young
    • Nevada Valley
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Nevada Valley
      • Nevada Valley lies 5 miles [8 km]<2> to the south of Blackstone
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Nevada Valley
    • Pipers Glen
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pipers Glen
      • Pipers Glen lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<2> to the northeast of Blackstone
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Pipers Glen came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<3>
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pipers Glen
    • Rosedale
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rosedale
      • Rosedale lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<2> to the south of Blackstone
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Rosedale came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<3>
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rosedale
    • Scotsville
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Scotsville
      • Scotsville lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<2> to the east of Blackstone
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Scotsville came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<3>
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Scotsville
    • Sight Point
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sight Point
      • Sight Point lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<2> to the northwest of Blackstone
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Sight Point came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<3>
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sight Point
    • Twin Rock Valley
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Twin Rock Valley
      • Twin Rock Valley lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<2> to the east of Blackstone
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Twin Rock Valley came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<3>
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Twin Rock Valley

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 Blackstone. 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.

  • View Our List ...
    • 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).
      • Mabou is located 5 miles [8 km] to the southwest of Blackstone.
      • Margaree Harbour is located 22 miles [35.4 km] to the northeast of Blackstone.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: John Morris Rankin<4>

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

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

  • View Our List ...
    • The National Capital at Parliament Hill (Ottawa, ON) is 694 miles [1,116.9 km]<2> to the west (W). If you could drive a straight line from Blackstone 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 40 days. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take 28 days.
    • The shortest distance<6> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 4,956 miles [7,975.9 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 5,663 miles [9,113.7 km] and it lies to the east northeast (ENE).<8>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 3,539 miles [5,695.5 km] and it lies to the east northeast (ENE).<9>

Other Roadside Stops ...

Visit our Community Index for Nova Scotia

About Nova Scotia

Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Province of Nova Scotia: https://novascotia.ca

Footnotes ...

<1>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 Rock Creek to see Pete ... Rock Creek 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 Blackstone 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.
<2>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- Blackstone) 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 Blackstone. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Blackstone

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Blackstone. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 46.1297, Longitude: -61.3033    
<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>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 Blackstone 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 297.238 degrees.
<8>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 292.731 degrees.
<9>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 293.638 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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