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Arkwood, Ontario

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Introduction ...

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

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

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

  • The National Capital at Parliament Hill (Ottawa, ON [Map]) is 378 miles [608.3 km] to the Northeast (NE). If you could drive a straight line from Arkwood to Parliament Hill, with an average speed<2>of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, it would take most of a day to make the trip. A comfortable walk of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour would take 22 days. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take 15 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 5,947 miles [9,570.8 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 6,676 miles [10,744 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 4,555 miles [7,330.6 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Curious and Interesting Names Near Arkwood ...

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.

Bear Line   -   8 miles [12.9 km] to the West of Arkwood   [Map]
Botany   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the East   [Map]
Charing Cross   -   11 miles [17.7 km] to the Southeast   [Map]
Electric   -   11 miles [17.7 km] to the West   [Map]
Fargo   -   9 miles [14.5 km] to the South   [Map]
Huffs Corners   -   12 miles [19.3 km] to the North   [Map]
Kent Bridge   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the Northeast   [Map]
Kent Centre   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the South   [Map]
Louiseville   -   Less than 2 miles to the South   [Map]
Oriole Parkway   -   8 miles [12.9 km] to the Southwest   [Map]
Pain Court   -   11 miles [17.7 km] to the Southwest   [Map]
Ridgetown   -   12 miles [19.3 km] to the East   [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 starting from Arkwood. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Arkwood) 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 Arkwood. 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 Arkwood

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Arkwood. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 42.4814, Longitude: -82.1217     [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 Arkwood 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 310.822 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 307.313 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 305.676 degrees.

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