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Curious and Interesting Names Near Chester Acres ...

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.

  • Chester
  • Chester Basin
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Chester Basin
    • Chester Basin lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the west of Chester Acres
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Chester Basin came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<3>
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Chester Basin
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Chester Basin<2>
  • Chester Islands
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Chester Islands
    • Chester Islands lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the southwest of Chester Acres
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Chester Islands came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<3>
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Chester Islands
  • Deep Cove
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Deep Cove
    • Deep Cove lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the southeast of Chester Acres
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Deep Cove came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<3>
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Deep Cove
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    • Fox Point
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Fox Point
      • Fox Point lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the east of Chester Acres
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Fox Point
    • Gold River
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Gold River
      • Gold River lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the southwest of Chester Acres
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Gold River came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<3>
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Gold River
    • Marvins Island
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Marvins Island
      • Marvins Island lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the southwest of Chester Acres
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Marvins Island came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<3>
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Marvins Island
    • Robinsons Corner
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Robinsons Corner
      • Robinsons Corner lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the southwest of Chester Acres
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Robinsons Corner came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<3>
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Robinsons Corner
    • Squid Cove
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Squid Cove
      • Squid Cove lies less than 2 miles<1> to the southwest of Chester Acres
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Squid Cove came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<3>
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Squid 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 Chester Acres. 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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    • Marty 'Goal-a-Game' Barry     (Professional hockey)
      • Professional hockey. He was born in Quebec City (Quebec) on Tueday December 5, 1905 and died in Halifax (Nova Scotia) on Wednesday August 20, 1969 at the age of 63. He is buried at Gate of Heaven Cemetery (Halifax County, Nova Scotia).
      • Halifax is located 29 miles [46.7 km] to the east of Chester Acres.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Marty 'Goal-a-Game' Barry<4>
    • Viola Desmond     (Businesswoman, civil rights figure, activist)
      • Businesswoman, civil rights figure, activist. She was born in Halifax (Nova Scotia) on Monday July 6, 1914 and died in New York (New York) on Sunday February 7, 1965 at the age of 50. She is buried at Camp Hill Cemetery (Halifax County, Nova Scotia).
      • Halifax is located 29 miles [46.7 km] to the east of Chester Acres.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Viola Desmond<4>
    • George 'Little Chocolate' Dixon     (Professional boxer)
      • Professional boxer. He was born in Halifax (Nova Scotia) on Friday July 29, 1870 and died in New York (New York) on Monday January 6, 1908 at the age of 37. He is buried at Mt. Hope Cemetery (Suffolk County, Massachusetts).
      • Halifax is located 29 miles [46.7 km] to the east of Chester Acres.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: George 'Little Chocolate' Dixon<4>
    • Denny Doherty     (Singer, songwriter)
      • Singer, songwriter. He was born in Halifax (Nova Scotia) on Friday November 29, 1940 and died in Mississauga (Ontario) on Friday January 19, 2007 at the age of 66. He is buried at Gate of Heaven Cemetery (Halifax County, Nova Scotia).
      • Halifax is located 29 miles [46.7 km] to the east of Chester Acres.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Denny Doherty<4>
    • Harold Rudolf Foster     (Cartoonist)
      • Cartoonist. He was born in Halifax (Nova Scotia) on Tueday August 16, 1892 and died in Spring Hill (Florida) on Sunday July 25, 1982 at the age of 89. He is buried at Topeka Cemetery (Shawnee County, Kansas).
      • Halifax is located 29 miles [46.7 km] to the east of Chester Acres.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Harold Rudolf Foster<4>
    • Don Messer     (Musician)
      • Musician. He was born in Tweedside (New Brunswick) on Sunday May 9, 1909 and died in Halifax (Nova Scotia) on Monday March 26, 1973 at the age of 63. He is buried at Gate of Heaven Cemetery (Halifax County, Nova Scotia).
      • Halifax is located 29 miles [46.7 km] to the east of Chester Acres.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Don Messer<4>
    • Raylene Rankin     (Singer)
      • Singer. She was born on Thursday September 15, 1960 and died in Halifax (Nova Scotia) on Sunday September 30, 2012 at the age of 52. She is buried at St. Mary's Cemetery (Inverness County, Nova Scotia).
      • Halifax is located 29 miles [46.7 km] to the east of Chester Acres.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Raylene Rankin<4>
    • 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 13 miles [20.9 km] to the southwest of Chester Acres.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Laura Smith<4>
    • Sir John Thompson     (5th Prime Minister of Canada (December 1892 - December 1894))
      • 5th Prime Minister of Canada (December 1892 - December 1894). He was born in Halifax (Nova Scotia) on Monday November 10, 1845 and died in Windsor (England) on Wednesday December 12, 1894 at the age of 49. He is buried at Holy Cross Cemetery (Halifax County, Nova Scotia).
      • Halifax is located 29 miles [46.7 km] to the east of Chester Acres.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Sir John Thompson<4>
    • James R. Williams     (Cartoonist)
      • Cartoonist. He was born in Halifax (Nova Scotia) on Friday March 30, 1888 and died in Pasadena (California) on Monday June 17, 1957 at the age of 69. He is buried at Mountain View Cemetery (Los Angeles County, California).
      • Halifax is located 29 miles [46.7 km] to the east of Chester Acres.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: James R. Williams<4>

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

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

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    • The National Capital at Parliament Hill (Ottawa, ON) is 564 miles [907.7 km]<1> to the west (W). If you could drive a straight line from Chester Acres to Parliament Hill, with an average speed<5>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<6> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 5,130 miles [8,255.9 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 5,834 miles [9,388.9 km] and it lies to the east northeast (ENE).<8>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 3,711 miles [5,972.3 km] and it lies to the east northeast (ENE).<9>

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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 obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Chester Acres) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Chester Acres. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 44.5867, Longitude: -64.1922    
<2>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<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 Chester Acres 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 299.414 degrees.
<8>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 294.857 degrees.
<9>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 296.113 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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