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Curious and Interesting Names Near Mountain Front ...

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.

  • Billtown
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Billtown
    • Billtown lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the southeast of Mountain Front
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Billtown came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<2>
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Billtown
  • Brow of the Mountain
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Brow of the Mountain
    • Brow of the Mountain lies less than 2 miles<1> to the northeast of Mountain Front
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Brow of the Mountain came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<2>
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Brow of the Mountain
  • Canada Creek
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Canada Creek
    • Canada Creek lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the west of Mountain Front
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Canada Creek came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<2>
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Canada Creek
  • Chipman Brook
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Chipman Brook
    • Chipman Brook lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the west of Mountain Front
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Chipman Brook came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<2>
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Chipman Brook
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    • Coldbrook
    • Cornwallis Square
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cornwallis Square
      • Cornwallis Square lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the southwest of Mountain Front
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cornwallis Square
    • Halls Harbour
    • Kentville
    • Lakeville
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lakeville
      • Lakeville lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the south of Mountain Front
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lakeville came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<2>
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lakeville
    • Steam Mill Village
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Steam Mill Village
      • Steam Mill Village lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the southeast of Mountain Front
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Steam Mill Village came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<2>
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Steam Mill Village
    • Woodside
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Woodside
      • Woodside lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the east of Mountain Front
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Woodside came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<2>
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Woodside

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 Mountain Front. 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 Robert Borden     (9th Prime Minister of Canada (October 1911 - July 1920))
      • 9th Prime Minister of Canada (October 1911 - July 1920). He was born in Grand Pre (Nova Scotia) on Monday June 26, 1854 and died in Ottawa (Ontario) on Thursday June 10, 1937 at the age of 83. He is buried at Beechwood Cemetery (City of Ottawa, Ontario).
      • Grand Pre is located 14 miles [22.5 km] to the east of Mountain Front.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Sir Robert Borden<4>
    • Thelma Vivian Stevens Pepper     (Photographer)
      • Photographer. She was born in Kingston (Nova Scotia) on Wednesday July 28, 1920 and died in Saskatoon (Saskatchewan) on Tueday December 1, 2020 at the age of 100.
      • Kingston is located 19 miles [30.6 km] to the southwest of Mountain Front.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Thelma Vivian Stevens Pepper<4>

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

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

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    • The National Capital at Parliament Hill (Ottawa, ON) is 539 miles [867.4 km]<1> to the west (W). If you could drive a straight line from Mountain Front 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 31 days. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take 21 days.
    • The shortest distance<6> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 5,128 miles [8,252.7 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 5,836 miles [9,392.1 km] and it lies to the east northeast (ENE).<8>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 3,712 miles [5,973.9 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' distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Mountain Front) to Point B.

If you need the driving distance, we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Mountain Front. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Mountain Front

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Mountain Front. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 45.1494, Longitude: -64.5972    
<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>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<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 Mountain Front 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 299.522 degrees.
<8>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 295.082 degrees.
<9>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 295.936 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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