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Communities Also Named Blockhouse ...

We have found two communities that share the name Blockhouse.

Within Nova Scotia, the name Blockhouse is unique.

Beyond Nova Scotia, we know of another two communities that are located throughout in the United States.

  • Communities Elsewhere In North America ...
    • Tennessee
      • Blount County
      • This Blockhouse is located in Blount County and lies 1,190 miles [1,915.1 km]<1> to the west southwest.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Blockhouse
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Blount County community of Blockhouse.
    • Washington
      • Klickitat County
      • This Blockhouse is located in Klickitat County and lies 2,695 miles [4,337.2 km]<1> to the west northwest.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Blockhouse
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Klickitat County community of Blockhouse.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Blockhouse ...

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 Lots
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Big Lots
    • Big Lots lies less than 2 miles<1> to the south of Blockhouse
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Big Lots came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<2>
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Big Lots
  • Centre
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Centre
    • Centre lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the southeast of Blockhouse
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Centre came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<2>
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Centre
  • Clearland
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Clearland
    • Clearland lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the north of Blockhouse
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Clearland came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<2>
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Clearland
  • Cookville
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cookville
    • Cookville lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the west of Blockhouse
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cookville came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<2>
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cookville
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    • Deans Corner
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Deans Corner
      • Deans Corner lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the southeast of Blockhouse
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Deans Corner came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<2>
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Deans Corner
    • Farmville
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Farmville
      • Farmville lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the northwest of Blockhouse
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Farmville came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<2>
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Farmville
    • First South
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for First South
      • First South lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the southeast of Blockhouse
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for First South came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<2>
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on First South
    • Front Centre
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Front Centre
      • Front Centre lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the southeast of Blockhouse
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Front Centre came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<2>
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Front Centre
    • High Head
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for High Head
      • High Head lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the southwest of Blockhouse
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for High Head came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<2>
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on High Head
    • Indian Point
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Indian Point
      • Indian Point lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the east of Blockhouse
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Indian Point came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<2>
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Indian Point
    • Martins Brook
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Martins Brook
      • Martins Brook lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the southeast of Blockhouse
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Martins Brook came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<2>
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Martins Brook
    • Martins Point
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Martins Point
      • Martins Point lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the northeast of Blockhouse
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Martins Point came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<2>
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Martins Point
    • Martins River
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Martins River
      • Martins River lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the northeast of Blockhouse
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Martins River came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<2>
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Martins River
    • Silver Point Road
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Silver Point Road
      • Silver Point Road lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the northeast of Blockhouse
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Silver Point Road came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<2>
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Silver Point Road
    • Spectacle Lakes
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Spectacle Lakes
      • Spectacle Lakes lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the south of Blockhouse
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Spectacle Lakes came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<2>
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Spectacle Lakes
    • Sunnybrook
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sunnybrook
      • Sunnybrook lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the southeast of Blockhouse
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Sunnybrook came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<2>
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sunnybrook
    • Sweetland
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sweetland
      • Sweetland lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the west of Blockhouse
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Sweetland came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<2>
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sweetland
    • Whynotts Settlement
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Whynotts Settlement
      • Whynotts Settlement lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the southwest of Blockhouse
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Whynotts Settlement came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<2>
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Whynotts Settlement

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 Blockhouse. 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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    • Laura Smith     (Singer, songwriter)
      • Singer, songwriter. She was born in London (Ontario) on Friday March 14, 1952 and died in Mahone Bay (Nova Scotia) on Saturday March 7, 2020 at the age of 68. We don't have any burial details.
      • Mahone Bay is located 2 miles [3.2 km] to the east of Blockhouse.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Laura Smith<3>

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

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

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    • The National Capital at Parliament Hill (Ottawa, ON) is 554 miles [891.6 km]<1> to the west (W). If you could drive a straight line from Blockhouse to Parliament Hill, with an average speed<4>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 32 days. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take 22 days.
    • The shortest distance<5> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 5,145 miles [8,280.1 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 5,849 miles [9,413.1 km] and it lies to the east northeast (ENE).<7>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 3,726 miles [5,996.4 km] and it lies to the east northeast (ENE).<8>

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Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Blockhouse. 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 drawn from Point A (ie- Blockhouse) 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 Blockhouse. 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 Blockhouse

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Blockhouse. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 44.4496, Longitude: -64.4231    
<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 Blockhouse 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 299.587 degrees.
<7>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 295.024 degrees.
<8>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 296.312 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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