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Communities Also Named Halifax ...

We have found ten communities that share the name Halifax.

Within Nova Scotia, the name Halifax is unique.

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

  • Communities Elsewhere In North America ...
    • Florida
      • Volusia 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 Florida community of Halifax [Volusia County].
    • Georgia
      • Camden County
      • This Halifax is located in Camden County and lies 1,361 miles [2,190.3 km]<2> to the southwest.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Halifax
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Camden County community of Halifax.
    • Kansas
      • Wabaunsee County
      • This community is historic<3> and although located in Wabaunsee County, we don't know where within the .
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Wabaunsee County community of Halifax.
    • Kentucky
      • Allen County
      • This Halifax is located in Allen County and lies 1,296 miles [2,085.7 km]<2> to the west southwest.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Halifax
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Allen County community of Halifax.
    • Massachusetts
      • Plymouth County
      • This Halifax is located in Plymouth County and lies 408 miles [656.6 km]<2> to the west southwest.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Halifax
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Plymouth County community of Halifax.
    • Missouri
      • Saint Francois County
      • This Halifax is located in Saint Francois County and lies 1,460 miles [2,349.6 km]<2> to the west.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Halifax
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Saint Francois County community of Halifax.
    • North Carolina
      • Halifax County
      • This Halifax is located in Halifax County and lies 930 miles [1,496.7 km]<2> to the west southwest.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Halifax
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Halifax County community of Halifax.
    • Pennsylvania
      • Dauphin County
      • This Halifax is located in Dauphin County and lies 735 miles [1,182.9 km]<2> to the west southwest.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Halifax
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Dauphin County community of Halifax.
    • Vermont
      • Windham County
      • This Halifax is located in Windham County and lies 474 miles [762.8 km]<2> to the west southwest.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Halifax
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Windham County community of Halifax.
    • Virginia
      • Halifax County
      • This Halifax is located in Halifax County and lies 967 miles [1,556.2 km]<2> to the west southwest.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Halifax
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Halifax County community of Halifax.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Halifax ...

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.

  • Cherry Brook
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cherry Brook
    • Cherry Brook lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<2> to the northeast of Halifax
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cherry Brook
  • Eastern Passage
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Eastern Passage
    • Eastern Passage lies 5 miles [8 km]<2> to the east of Halifax
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Eastern Passage came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<4>
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Eastern Passage
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Eastern Passage<5>
  • Fall River
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Fall River
    • Fall River lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<2> to the north of Halifax
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Fall River came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<4>
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Fall River
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Fall River<5>
  • Harrietsfield
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Harrietsfield
    • Harrietsfield lies 5 miles [8 km]<2> to the south of Halifax
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Harrietsfield came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<4>
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Harrietsfield
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Harrietsfield<5>
  • Continue List   (8 more) ...
    • Herring Cove
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Herring Cove
      • Herring Cove lies 5 miles [8 km]<2> to the south of Halifax
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Herring Cove came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<4>
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Herring Cove
    • Lake Echo
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lake Echo
      • Lake Echo lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<2> to the northeast of Halifax
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lake Echo came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<4>
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lake Echo
    • Lakeview
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lakeview
      • Lakeview lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<2> to the north of Halifax
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lakeview came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<4>
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lakeview
    • Lower Sackville
    • Lucasville
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lucasville
      • Lucasville lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<2> to the northwest of Halifax
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lucasville
    • Mineville
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mineville
      • Mineville lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<2> to the east of Halifax
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Mineville came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<4>
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mineville
    • Shad Bay
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Shad Bay
      • Shad Bay lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<2> to the southwest of Halifax
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Shad Bay came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<4>
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Shad Bay
    • Tufts Cove
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Tufts Cove
      • Tufts Cove lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<2> to the north of Halifax
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Tufts 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 Halifax. 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)
    • Viola Desmond     (Businesswoman, civil rights figure, activist)
      • Businesswoman, civil rights figure, activist. She was born in Halifax 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).
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Viola Desmond<6>
    • George 'Little Chocolate' Dixon     (Professional boxer)
    • Denny Doherty     (Singer, songwriter)
      • Singer, songwriter. He was born in Halifax 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).
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Denny Doherty<6>
    • Harold Rudolf Foster     (Cartoonist)
    • Don Messer     (Musician)
      • Musician. He was born in Tweedside (New Brunswick) on Sunday May 9, 1909 and died in Halifax on Monday March 26, 1973 at the age of 63. He is buried at Gate of Heaven Cemetery (Halifax County, Nova Scotia).
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Don Messer<6>
    • Raylene Rankin     (Singer)
      • Singer. She was born on Thursday September 15, 1960 and died in Halifax on Sunday September 30, 2012 at the age of 52. She is buried at St. Mary's Cemetery (Inverness County, Nova Scotia).
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Raylene Rankin<6>
    • 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 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).
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Sir John Thompson<6>
    • James R. Williams     (Cartoonist)
      • Cartoonist. He was born in Halifax 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).
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: James R. Williams<6>
    • Budge Marjorie Wilson     (Writer)
      • Writer. She was born in Halifax on Monday May 2, 1927 and died in Halifax on Friday March 19, 2021 at the age of 93. We don't have any burial details.

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

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

  • View Our List ...
    • The National Capital at Parliament Hill (Ottawa, ON) is 592 miles [952.7 km]<2> to the west (W). If you could drive a straight line from Halifax 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 34 days. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take 24 days.
    • The shortest distance<8> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 5,102 miles [8,210.9 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 5,806 miles [9,343.9 km] and it lies to the east northeast (ENE).<10>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 3,683 miles [5,927.2 km] and it lies to the east northeast (ENE).<11>

Other Roadside Stops ...

Visit our Community Index for Nova Scotia

About Nova Scotia

Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Halifax: www.halifax.ca/

The official website for Province of Nova Scotia: https://novascotia.ca

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 Rock Creek to see Pete ... Rock 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 Halifax 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- Halifax) 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 Halifax. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from HalifaxOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Halifax. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 44.6474, Longitude: -63.5905    
<3>We use the term 'Historic' broadly and it generally means that the community no longer exists. However, it can also mean that the community might still exist, but was significantly larger or had a more 'official' existence in the past than it does now. Unfortunately our sources of data have proven to be unreliable. If you can provide us with more specific information about Halifax, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.
<4>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.
<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 Halifax 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 299.036 degrees.
<10>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 294.447 degrees.
<11>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 295.788 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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