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Communities Also Named New Glasgow ...

We found four communities that share the name New Glasgow.

Within Nova Scotia, the name New Glasgow is unique.

Beyond Nova Scotia, we know of another four communities that are located throughout in Canada and the United States. Of these four communities, three are located in Canada and one is in the United States.

  • Communities Elsewhere In North America ...
    • Ontario
      • This New Glasgow lies 963 miles [1,549.8 km]<1> to the west.
    • Prince Edward Island
      • This New Glasgow lies 67 miles [107.8 km]<1> to the north northwest.
    • Quebec
      • This New Glasgow lies 542 miles [872.3 km]<1> to the west.
    • Virginia
      • Amherst County
      • This New Glasgow is located in Amherst County and lies 1,003 miles [1,614.2 km]<1> to the west southwest.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Amherst County community of New Glasgow.

Curious and Interesting Names Near New Glasgow ...

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.

  • Churchville
    (4 miles [6.4 km] to the south)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Churchville came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<2>
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Churchville
  • Coalburn
    (2 miles [3.2 km] to the southeast)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Coalburn came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<2>
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Coalburn
  • Fox Brook
    (4 miles [6.4 km] to the southwest)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Fox Brook came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<2>
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Fox Brook
  • Greens Point
    (3 miles [4.8 km] to the north)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Greens Point came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<2>
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Greens Point
  • Little Egypt Road
    (3 miles [4.8 km] to the north)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Little Egypt Road came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<2>
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Little Egypt Road
  • Little Harbour Road
    (3 miles [4.8 km] to the northeast)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Little Harbour Road came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<2>
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Little Harbour Road
  • Marshalls Crossing
    (3 miles [4.8 km] to the north)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Marshalls Crossing came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<2>
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Marshalls Crossing
  • Mount William
    (3 miles [4.8 km] to the west)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Mount William came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<2>
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mount William
  • Pine Tree
    (4 miles [6.4 km] to the east)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Pine Tree came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<2>
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pine Tree
  • Priestville
    (Less than 2 miles to the south)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Priestville came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<2>
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Priestville
  • Terrace Heights
    (Less than 2 miles to the northwest)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Terrace Heights came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<2>
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Terrace Heights

How Far From New Glasgow 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 town such as New Glasgow to various places of note, such as Parliament Hill.

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

  • The National Capital at Parliament Hill (Ottawa, ON) is 631 miles [1,015.5 km]<1> to the west (W). If you could drive a straight line from New Glasgow to Parliament Hill, with an average speed<3>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 36 days. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take 25 days.
  • The shortest distance<4> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 5,030 miles [8,095 km] and it lies to the east northeast (ENE).<5>
  • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 5,737 miles [9,232.8 km] and it lies to the east northeast (ENE).<6>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 3,613 miles [5,814.6 km] and it lies to the east northeast (ENE).<7>

The official website for New Glasgow: www.town.newglasgow.ns.ca/

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

Footnotes ...

<1>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- New Glasgow) to Point B.Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in New Glasgow. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 45.5833, Longitude: -62.6333    
<2>If we 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 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.
<4>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 New Glasgow to the Middle East to be East and South, the Great Circle Route actually lies to the North and East.
<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Jerusalem is 298.209 degrees.
<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 293.703 degrees.
<7>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 294.687 degrees.









 

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