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Curious and Interesting Names Near Chignecto ...

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.

  • British Settlement
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for British Settlement
    • British Settlement lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<1> to the northwest of Chignecto
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for British Settlement came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<2>
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on British Settlement
  • Glenville
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Glenville
    • Glenville lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<1> to the east of Chignecto
    • Note: We haven't been able to verify our GPS coordinates for Glenville. Although the coordinates have been estimated, they should be in the vicinity.<3>
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Glenville
  • Junction Road
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Junction Road
    • Junction Road lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the southeast of Chignecto
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Junction Road came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<2>
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Junction Road
  • Little Forks
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Little Forks
    • Little Forks lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the southeast of Chignecto
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    • Lower Cove
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lower Cove
      • Lower Cove lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the west of Chignecto
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lower Cove
    • Ragged Reef
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ragged Reef
      • Ragged Reef lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<1> to the west of Chignecto
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Ragged Reef came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<2>
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ragged Reef
    • Sackville
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sackville
      • Sackville lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<1> to the northwest of Chignecto
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Sackville came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<2>
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sackville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Sackville<4>
    • Salt Springs
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Salt Springs
      • Salt Springs lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the east of Chignecto
      • Note: We haven't been able to verify our GPS coordinates for Salt Springs. Although the coordinates have been estimated, they should be in the vicinity.<3>
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Salt Springs
    • Salt Springs Station
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Salt Springs Station
      • Salt Springs Station lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the east of Chignecto
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Salt Springs Station
    • Stanley
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Stanley
      • Stanley lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the east of Chignecto
      • Note: We haven't been able to verify our GPS coordinates for Stanley. Although the coordinates have been estimated, they should be in the vicinity.<3>
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Stanley
    • Truemanville
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Truemanville
      • Truemanville lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the northeast of Chignecto
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Truemanville came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<2>
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Truemanville
    • Valley Road
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Valley Road
      • Valley Road lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<1> to the southeast of Chignecto
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Valley Road came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<2>
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Valley Road
    • Wood Point
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Wood Point
      • Wood Point lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the northwest of Chignecto
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Wood Point came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<2>
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Wood Point

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 Chignecto. 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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    • R.B. Bennett     (14th Prime Minister of Canada (August 1930 - October 1935))
      • 14th Prime Minister of Canada (August 1930 - October 1935). He was born in Hopewell Hill (New Brunswick) on Sunday July 3, 1870 and died in Mickleham (England) on Thursday June 26, 1947 at the age of 76.
      • Hopewell Hill is located 22 miles [35.4 km] to the west of Chignecto.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: R.B. Bennett<5>
    • 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 6 miles [9.7 km] to the north of Chignecto.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Sir Charles Tupper<5>

How Far From Chignecto to ...

We spend a lot of time looking through Gazetteers that were published in the late 1800's and early 1900's. Many of the Gazetteers include the distance from a community such as Chignecto to various places of note, such as Parliament Hill.

With a nod to our favorite Gazetteers, the straight-line distance beginning in Chignecto 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 Chignecto to Parliament Hill, with an average speed<6>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<7> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 5,093 miles [8,196.4 km] and it lies to the east northeast (ENE).<8>
    • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 5,802 miles [9,337.4 km] and it lies to the east northeast (ENE).<9>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 3,678 miles [5,919.2 km] and it lies to the east northeast (ENE).<10>

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Footnotes ...

<1>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a '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- Chignecto) 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 Chignecto. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Chignecto

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Chignecto. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 45.7333, Longitude: -64.2167    
<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>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.
<4>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<5>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.
<6>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.
<7>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 Chignecto to the Middle East to be East and South, the Great Circle Route actually lies to the North and East.
<8>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Jerusalem is 299.143 degrees.
<9>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 294.769 degrees.
<10>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 295.361 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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