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Communities Also Named Carrington ...

We have found six communities that share the name Carrington.

Within Nova Scotia, the name Carrington is unique.

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

  • Communities Elsewhere In North America ...
    • Kentucky
      • Menifee 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 Kentucky community of Carrington [Menifee County].
    • Maryland
      • Charles County
      • This Carrington is located in Charles County and lies 835 miles [1,343.8 km]<2> to the west southwest.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Carrington
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Charles County community of Carrington.
    • Missouri
      • Callaway County
      • This Carrington is located in Callaway County and lies 1,514 miles [2,436.5 km]<2> to the west.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Carrington
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Callaway County community of Carrington.
    • North Dakota
      • Foster County
      • This Carrington is located in Foster County and lies 1,664 miles [2,677.9 km]<2> to the west northwest.
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      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Foster County community of Carrington.
    • Ohio
      • Perry County
      • This Carrington is located in Perry County and lies 1,024 miles [1,648 km]<2> to the west southwest.
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      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Perry County community of Carrington.
    • Virginia
      • Halifax County
      • This Carrington is located in Halifax County and lies 993 miles [1,598.1 km]<2> to the west southwest.
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      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Halifax County community of Carrington.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Carrington ...

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.

  • Heather Beach
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Heather Beach
    • Heather Beach lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<2> to the north of Carrington
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Heather Beach came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<3>
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  • Irishtown Road
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Irishtown Road
    • Irishtown Road lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<2> to the east of Carrington
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Irishtown Road came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<3>
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Irishtown Road
  • Little River
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Little River
    • Little River lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<2> to the southwest of Carrington
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  • Mount Pleasant
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mount Pleasant
    • Mount Pleasant lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<2> to the west of Carrington
    • Note: We haven't been able to verify our GPS coordinates for Mount Pleasant. Although the coordinates have been estimated, they should be in the vicinity.<4>
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    • Pugwash
    • Pugwash Junction
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pugwash Junction
      • Pugwash Junction lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<2> to the southeast of Carrington
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    • Pugwash Point
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pugwash Point
      • Pugwash Point lies 5 miles [8 km]<2> to the northeast of Carrington
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Pugwash Point came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<3>
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pugwash Point
    • Pugwash River
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pugwash River
      • Pugwash River lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<2> to the southeast of Carrington
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Pugwash River came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<3>
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pugwash River
    • Ripley Loop
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ripley Loop
      • Ripley Loop lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<2> to the southwest of Carrington
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Ripley Loop came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<3>
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ripley Loop
    • Riverview
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Riverview
      • Riverview lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<2> to the south of Carrington
      • Note: We haven't been able to verify our GPS coordinates for Riverview. Although the coordinates have been estimated, they should be in the vicinity.<4>
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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 Carrington. 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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    • Sir Charles Tupper     (7th Prime Minister of Canada (May 1896 - July 1896))
      • 7th Prime Minister of Canada (May 1896 - July 1896). He was born in Amherst (Nova Scotia) on Monday July 2, 1821 and died in Bexleyheath (England) on Saturday October 30, 1915 at the age of 94.
      • Amherst is located 20 miles [32.2 km] to the west of Carrington.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Sir Charles Tupper<6>

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

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

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    • The National Capital at Parliament Hill (Ottawa, ON) is 575 miles [925.4 km]<2> to the west (W). If you could drive a straight line from Carrington to Parliament Hill, with an average speed<7>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 33 days. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take 23 days.
    • The shortest distance<8> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 5,070 miles [8,159.4 km] and it lies to the east northeast (ENE).<9>
    • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 5,780 miles [9,302 km] and it lies to the east northeast (ENE).<10>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 3,656 miles [5,883.8 km] and it lies to the east northeast (ENE).<11>

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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 Bird Creek to see Pete ... Bird 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 Carrington 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 'point-to-point' distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Carrington) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Carrington. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 45.8394, Longitude: -63.7753    
<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>An 'estimated' location is one where we have been given GPS coordinates, but are unable to verify the accuracy of those coordinates. That said, we have some confidence that we have placed the marker near the actual location. A typical reason for being unable to verify a location is that it might be on private property or maybe historic and gone without an obvious trace.
<5>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<6>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.
<7>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.
<8>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 Carrington to the Middle East to be East and South, the Great Circle Route actually lies to the North and East.
<9>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Jerusalem is 298.843 degrees.
<10>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 294.456 degrees.
<11>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 295.071 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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