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Curious and Interesting Names Near Ancaster Heights ...

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.

  • Bullocks Corners
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bullocks Corners
    • Bullocks Corners lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the north of Ancaster Heights
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Bullocks Corners came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<2>
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bullocks Corners
  • Crooks Hollow - Historic
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Crooks Hollow
    • Crooks Hollow was located 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the northwest of Ancaster Heights
  • Greensville
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Greensville
    • Greensville lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the northwest of Ancaster Heights
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Greensville
  • Highland Park Survey
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Highland Park Survey
    • Highland Park Survey lies less than 2 miles<1> to the north of Ancaster Heights
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Highland Park Survey came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<2>
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Highland Park Survey
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    • Maple Lane
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Maple Lane
      • Maple Lane lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the southwest of Ancaster Heights
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Maple Lane came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<2>
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Maple Lane
    • Maywood
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Maywood
      • Maywood lies less than 2 miles<1> to the southwest of Ancaster Heights
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Maywood
    • Mineral Springs
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mineral Springs
      • Mineral Springs lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the west of Ancaster Heights
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Mineral Springs came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<2>
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mineral Springs
    • Mohawk Meadows
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mohawk Meadows
      • Mohawk Meadows lies less than 2 miles<1> to the southeast of Ancaster Heights
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Mohawk Meadows came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<2>
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mohawk Meadows
    • Pinecrest
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pinecrest
      • Pinecrest lies less than 2 miles<1> to the south of Ancaster Heights
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pinecrest
    • Spring Valley
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Spring Valley
      • Spring Valley lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the southwest of Ancaster Heights
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Spring Valley
    • Springvale
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Springvale
      • Springvale lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the southwest of Ancaster Heights
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Springvale
    • University Gardens
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for University Gardens
      • University Gardens lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the northeast of Ancaster Heights
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for University Gardens came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<2>
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on University Gardens

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 Ancaster Heights. 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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    • Sylvanus 'Syl' Apps     (Professional hockey)
      • Professional hockey. He was born in Paris (Ontario) on Monday January 18, 1915 and died in Cambridge (Ontario) on Thursday December 24, 1998 at the age of 83. He is buried at Mt. View Cemetery (Regional Municipality of Waterloo, Ontario).
      • Paris is located 21 miles [33.8 km] to the west of Ancaster Heights.
      • Cambridge is located 19 miles [30.6 km] to the northwest of Ancaster Heights.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Sylvanus 'Syl' Apps<3>
    • Adam Brown     (Professional hockey)
      • Professional hockey. He was born in Johnstone (Scotland) on Wednesday February 4, 1920 and died in Hamilton (Ontario) on Tueday August 9, 1960 at the age of 40. He is buried at Woodland Cemetery (Hamilton Regional Municipality, Ontario).
      • Hamilton is located 5 miles [8 km] to the east of Ancaster Heights.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Adam Brown<3>
    • Carson Eric 'Shovel Shot' Cooper     (Professional hockey)
      • Professional hockey. He was born on Monday July 17, 1899 and died in Hamilton (Ontario) on Monday July 4, 1955 at the age of 56.
      • Hamilton is located 5 miles [8 km] to the east of Ancaster Heights.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Carson Eric 'Shovel Shot' Cooper<3>
    • Nick Cordero     (Actor)
      • Actor. He was born in Hamilton (Ontario) on Sunday September 17, 1978 and died in Los Angeles (California) on Sunday July 5, 2020 at the age of 41. The body was cremated.
      • Hamilton is located 5 miles [8 km] to the east of Ancaster Heights.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Nick Cordero<3>
    • Thomas Bertram Costain     (Author)
      • Author. He was born in Brantford (Ontario) on Friday May 8, 1885 and died in New York (New York) on Friday October 1, 1965 at the age of 80. He is buried at Farrington Burial Ground (Brant County, Ontario).
      • Brantford is located 16 miles [25.7 km] to the southwest of Ancaster Heights.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Thomas Bertram Costain<3>
    • Ross B. Craig     (Professional football)
      • Professional football. He was born in Peterborough (Ontario) on Tueday July 1, 1884 and died in Hamilton (Ontario) on Monday June 27, 1949 at the age of 64. He is buried at Grove Cemetery (Hamilton Regional Municipality, Ontario).
      • Hamilton is located 5 miles [8 km] to the east of Ancaster Heights.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Ross B. Craig<3>
    • Vernor Vivian 'Jumpin Jackie' Forbes     (Professional hockey)
      • Professional hockey. He was born in Toronto (Ontario) on Sunday July 4, 1897 and died in Hamilton (Ontario) on Monday December 30, 1985 at the age of 88. He is buried at Prospect Cemetery (Ontario).
      • Toronto is located 40 miles [64.4 km] to the northeast of Ancaster Heights.
      • Hamilton is located 5 miles [8 km] to the east of Ancaster Heights.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Vernor Vivian 'Jumpin Jackie' Forbes<3>
    • Jonathan Frid     (Actor)
      • Actor. He was born in Hamilton (Ontario) on Tueday December 2, 1924 and died in Hamilton (Ontario) on Saturday April 14, 2012 at the age of 87. The body was cremated.
      • Hamilton is located 5 miles [8 km] to the east of Ancaster Heights.
      • Hamilton is located 5 miles [8 km] to the east of Ancaster Heights.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Jonathan Frid<3>
    • Glen Harmon     (Professional hockey)
      • Professional hockey. He was born in Holland (Manitoba) on Sunday January 2, 1921 and died in Mississauga (Ontario) on Friday March 9, 2007 at the age of 86. He is buried at Streetsville Cemetery (Regional Municipality of Peel, Ontario).
      • Mississauga is located 28 miles [45.1 km] to the northeast of Ancaster Heights.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Glen Harmon<3>
    • Phil Hartman     (Actor)
      • Actor. He was born in Brantford (Ontario) on Friday September 24, 1948 and died in Encino (California) on Thursday May 28, 1998 at the age of 49. The body was cremated.
      • Brantford is located 16 miles [25.7 km] to the southwest of Ancaster Heights.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Phil Hartman<3>
    • James Jerome Hill     (Railroad pioneer)
      • Railroad pioneer. He was born in Eramosa (Ontario) on Sunday September 16, 1838 and died in Saint Paul (Minnesota) on Monday May 29, 1916 at the age of 77.
      • Eramosa is located 29 miles [46.7 km] to the northwest of Ancaster Heights.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: James Jerome Hill<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).
      • Mississauga is located 28 miles [45.1 km] to the northeast of Ancaster Heights.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: William 'Flash' Hollett<3>
    • George Reginal 'Red' Horner     (Professional hockey)
      • Professional hockey. He was born in Lynden (Ontario) on Friday May 28, 1909 and died in Toronto (Ontario) on Wednesday April 27, 2005 at the age of 95. He is buried at Mt. Hope Catholic Cemetery (Ontario).
      • Lynden is located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the west of Ancaster Heights.
      • Toronto is located 40 miles [64.4 km] to the northeast of Ancaster Heights.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: George Reginal 'Red' Horner<3>

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

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

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    • The National Capital at Parliament Hill (Ottawa, ON) is 259 miles [416.8 km]<1> to the northeast (NE). If you could drive a straight line from Ancaster Heights to Parliament Hill, with an average speed<4>of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, it would take four to five hours to make the trip. A comfortable walk of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour would take 15 days. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take 11 days.
    • The shortest distance<5> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 5,829 miles [9,380.9 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<6>
    • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 6,558 miles [10,554.1 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<7>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 4,435 miles [7,137.4 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<8>

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Footnotes ...

<1>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a '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- Ancaster Heights) 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 Ancaster Heights. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Ancaster Heights

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Ancaster Heights. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 43.2375, Longitude: -79.9644    
<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 Ancaster Heights 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 309.39 degrees.
<7>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 305.812 degrees.
<8>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 304.342 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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