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Curious and Interesting Names Near Cross Point ...

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.

  • Beaver Cove
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Beaver Cove
    • Beaver Cove lies less than 2 miles<1> to the northeast of Cross Point
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Beaver Cove came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<2>
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  • Big Beach
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Big Beach
    • Big Beach lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the southwest of Cross Point
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Big Beach came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<2>
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Big Beach
  • Big Harbour
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Big Harbour
    • Big Harbour lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the north of Cross Point
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Big Harbour came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<2>
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Big Harbour
  • Big Hill
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Big Hill
    • Big Hill lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the northwest of Cross Point
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Big Hill came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<2>
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Big Hill
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    • Crescent Grove
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Crescent Grove
      • Crescent Grove lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the northwest of Cross Point
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    • Glasgow
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Glasgow
      • Glasgow lies less than 2 miles<1> to the southwest of Cross Point
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Glasgow came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<2>
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Glasgow
    • Ironville
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ironville
      • Ironville lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the northeast of Cross Point
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Ironville came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<2>
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ironville
    • Island Point
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Island Point
      • Island Point lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the north of Cross Point
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Island Point came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<2>
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Island Point
    • Island View
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Island View
      • Island View lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the south of Cross Point
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Island View came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<2>
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Island View
    • Islandview
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Islandview
      • Islandview lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the south of Cross Point
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Islandview came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<2>
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Islandview
    • Long Hill
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Long Hill
      • Long Hill lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the northwest of Cross Point
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Long Hill came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<2>
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Long Hill

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 Cross Point. 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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    • Winston 'Scotty' Fitzgerald     (Musician)
      • Musician. He was born in White Point (Nova Scotia) on Monday February 16, 1914 and died in Sydney (Nova Scotia) on Wednesday September 2, 1987 at the age of 73.
      • Sydney is located 19 miles [30.6 km] to the east of Cross Point.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Winston 'Scotty' Fitzgerald<3>
    • William 'Flash' Hollett     (Professional hockey)
      • Professional hockey. He was born in North Sydney (Nova Scotia) on Thursday April 13, 1911 and died in Mississauga (Ontario) on Tueday April 20, 1999 at the age of 88. He is buried at Springcreek Cemetery (Regional Municipality of Peel, Ontario).
      • North Sydney is located 18 miles [29 km] to the northeast of Cross Point.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: William 'Flash' Hollett<3>

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

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

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    • The National Capital at Parliament Hill (Ottawa, ON) is 729 miles [1,173.2 km]<1> to the west (W). If you could drive a straight line from Cross Point to Parliament Hill, with an average speed<4>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 42 days. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take 29 days.
    • The shortest distance<5> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 4,927 miles [7,929.2 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 5,633 miles [9,065.4 km] and it lies to the east northeast (ENE).<7>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 3,509 miles [5,647.2 km] and it lies to the east northeast (ENE).<8>

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Cross Point. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 46.0611, Longitude: -60.5756    
<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 Cross Point 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 296.81 degrees.
<7>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 292.244 degrees.
<8>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 293.328 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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