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Algonquin, Ontario

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Introduction ...

Below is our collection of tidbits, odds 'n ends for Algonquin.

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

With a nod to our favorite Gazetteers, the straight-line distance<1> beginning in Algonquin to:

  • The National Capital at Parliament Hill (Ottawa, ON [Map]) is 49 miles [78.9 km] to the North (N). If you could walk a straight line from Algonquin to Parliament Hill, with an average speed<2> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take about three full days to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take most of two days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 5,599 miles [9,010.7 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<4>
  • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba [Map]) is 6,324 miles [10,177.5 km] and it lies to the East Northeast (ENE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 4,201 miles [6,760.9 km] and it lies to the East Northeast (ENE).<6>

Communities Also Named Algonquin ...

We have found 7 communities that share the name Algonquin.

While the name Algonquin is unique within Ontario, we know of another 7 communities with the same name in the United States.

Communities Outside of Ontario

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McHenry County

Our profile page for Algonquin, McHenry County   [Map]
Distance: About 657 miles [1,057.3 km] to the West


Dorchester County

Our profile page for Algonquin, Dorchester County   [Map]
Distance: About 423 miles [680.8 km] to the South


Chippewa County

Our profile page for Algonquin, Chippewa County
We found mention of this community, but have little information.<7>
Although located in Chippewa County, we don't know the location of this community within the .


Saint Louis County

Our profile page for Algonquin, Saint Louis County
We found mention of this community, but have little information.
Although located in Saint Louis County, we don't know the location of this community within the .

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New York

Franklin County

Our profile page for Algonquin, Franklin County
We found mention of this community, but have little information.
Although located in Franklin County, we don't know the location of this community within the .

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Carroll County

Our profile page for Algonquin, Carroll County
We found mention of this community, but have little information.
Although located in Carroll County, we don't know the location of this community within the .

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West Virginia

Mercer County

Our profile page for Algonquin, Mercer County   [Map]
This community is historic.<8>
Distance: About 579 miles [931.8 km] to the South Southwest

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Curious and Interesting Names Near Algonquin ...

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 talk about such a name. If time permits and the community is not too far, we'll usually try to make a side-trip.

Bells Crossing   -   8 miles [12.9 km] to the Northwest of Algonquin   [Map]
Edgewater Park (NY)   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the South   [Map]
Flanders Heights   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the South   [Map]
Golf Side Gardens   -   8 miles [12.9 km] to the South   [Map]
Greenbush   -   8 miles [12.9 km] to the West   [Map]
Jellyby   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the West   [Map]
Lords Mills   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the Northeast   [Map]
Loyalist Park   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the South   [Map]
Sparkle City   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the East   [Map]
Spring Valley   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the Southwest   [Map]
Stones Corners   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the Southeast   [Map]
Terrace Park (NY)   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the South   [Map]
Tincap   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the Southwest   [Map]

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Footnotes ...

<1>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) distance that stretches from Algonquin. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Algonquin) 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 Algonquin. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Algonquin

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Algonquin. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 44.7033, Longitude: -75.6694     [Map].

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<2>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.

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<3>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 Algonquin to the Middle East to be East and South, the Great Circle Route actually lies to the North and East.

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<4>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Jerusalem is 306.502 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 302.798 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 301.594 degrees.

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<7>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 Algonquin 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.

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<8>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 Algonquin, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Algonquin.


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