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Communities Also Named Blake ...

We have found fifteen communities that share the name Blake.

Within Ontario, the name Blake is unique.

Beyond Ontario, we know of another fifteen communities that are located throughout in Canada and the United States. Of these fifteen communities, one is located in Canada and the other fourteen communities are located in  the United States.

  • Communities Elsewhere In North America ...
    • Alabama
      • DeKalb County
      • This Blake is located in DeKalb County and lies 655 miles [1,054.1 km]<1> to the south southwest.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Blake
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the DeKalb County community of Blake.
      • Randolph County
      • This Blake is located in Randolph County and lies 743 miles [1,195.7 km] to the south southwest.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Blake
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Randolph County community of Blake.
    • British Columbia
      • This community is historic<2> and we have very little information. For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the British Columbia community of Blake.
    • Florida
      • Volusia County
      • This Blake is located in Volusia County and lies 986 miles [1,586.8 km]<1> to the south.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Blake
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Volusia County community of Blake.
    • Idaho
      • Clearwater County
      • This Blake is located in Clearwater County and lies 1,685 miles [2,711.7 km]<1> to the west northwest.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Blake
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Clearwater County community of Blake.
    • Kansas
      • Montgomery County
      • This Blake is located in Montgomery County and lies 858 miles [1,380.8 km]<1> to the west southwest.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Blake
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Montgomery County community of Blake.
    • Kentucky
      • Owsley County
      • This Blake is located in Owsley County and lies 432 miles [695.2 km]<1> to the south southwest.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Blake
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Owsley County community of Blake.
    • Maryland
      • Cecil County
      • This Blake is located in Cecil County and lies 392 miles [630.9 km]<1> to the southeast.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Blake
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Cecil County community of Blake.
    • Michigan
      • Benzie County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<3> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Michigan community of Blake [Benzie County].
    • Missouri
      • Daviess County
      • This Blake is located in Daviess County and lies 673 miles [1,083.1 km]<1> to the west southwest.
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      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Daviess County community of Blake.
    • Ohio
      • Medina County
      • This Blake is located in Medina County and lies 166 miles [267.2 km]<1> to the south.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Blake
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Medina County community of Blake.
    • South Carolina
      • Colleton County
      • This Blake is located in Colleton County and lies 744 miles [1,197.4 km]<1> to the south.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Blake
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Colleton County community of Blake.
    • Utah
      • Emery County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<3> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Utah community of Blake [Emery County].
    • West Virginia
      • Mercer County
      • This community is historic<2> and we have very little information. For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the West Virginia community of Blake [Mercer County].
      • Wetzel County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<3> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the West Virginia community of Blake [Wetzel County].

Curious and Interesting Names Near Blake ...

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.

  • Beach O'Pines
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Beach O'Pines
    • Beach O'Pines lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<1> to the southwest of Blake
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Beach O'Pines came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<4>
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Beach O'Pines
  • Bluewater
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bluewater
    • Bluewater lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the northeast of Blake
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Bluewater came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<4>
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bluewater
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Bluewater<5>
  • Dashwood
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Dashwood
    • Dashwood lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the south of Blake
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Dashwood
  • Farquhar
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Farquhar
    • Farquhar lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<1> to the east of Blake
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Farquhar came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<4>
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Farquhar
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    • Grand Bend
    • Greenway
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Greenway
      • Greenway lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<1> to the south of Blake
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Greenway came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<4>
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Greenway
    • Hay
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hay
      • Hay lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the southeast of Blake
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hay came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<4>
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hay
    • Hills Green
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hills Green
      • Hills Green lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the east of Blake
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hills Green came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<4>
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hills Green
    • Porter's Hill
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Porter's Hill
      • Porter's Hill lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<1> to the north of Blake
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Porter's Hill came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<4>
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Porter's Hill
    • Seaforth
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Seaforth
      • Seaforth lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<1> to the northeast of Blake
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Seaforth came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<4>
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Seaforth
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Seaforth<5>

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 Blake. 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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    • Father David William Bauer     (Professional hockey)
    • Arthur Meighen     (10th & 12th Prime Minister of Canada (July 1920 - December 1921 & June 1926 - September 1926))
      • 10th & 12th Prime Minister of Canada (July 1920 - December 1921 & June 1926 - September 1926). He was born in Anderson (Ontario) on Tueday June 16, 1874 and died in Toronto (Ontario) on Friday August 5, 1960 at the age of 86. He is buried at St. Mary's Cemetery (Perth County, Ontario).
      • Anderson is located 22 miles [35.4 km] to the southeast of Blake.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Arthur Meighen<6>
    • Albert Charles 'Babe' Siebert     (Professional hockey)
      • Professional hockey. He was born in Plattsville (Ontario) on Thursday January 14, 1904 and died in Zurich (Ontario) on Friday August 25, 1939 at the age of 35. He is buried at Woodland Cemetery (Regional Municipality of Waterloo, Ontario).
      • Zurich is located 2 miles [3.2 km] to the southeast of Blake.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Albert Charles 'Babe' Siebert<6>

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

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

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    • The National Capital at Parliament Hill (Ottawa, ON) is 323 miles [519.8 km]<1> to the east northeast (ENE). If you could drive a straight line from Blake to Parliament Hill, with an average speed<7>of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, it would take five to six hours to make the trip. A comfortable walk of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour would take 19 days. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take 13 days.
    • The shortest distance<8> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 5,885 miles [9,471 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<9>
    • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 6,617 miles [10,649 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<10>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 4,497 miles [7,237.2 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<11>

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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 obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Blake) 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 Blake. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Blake

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Blake. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 43.4547, Longitude: -81.6578    
<2>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 Blake, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.
<3>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 Blake 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.
<4>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.
<5>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<6>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.
<7>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.
<8>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 Blake to the Middle East to be East and South, the Great Circle Route actually lies to the North and East.
<9>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Jerusalem is 310.466 degrees.
<10>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 307.06 degrees.
<11>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 305.088 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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