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Communities Also Named Blantyre ...

We have found one communities that share the name Blantyre.

Within Ontario, the name Blantyre is unique.

Beyond Ontario, there is another community also named Blantyre in the United States.

  • Communities Elsewhere In North America ...
    • North Carolina
      • Transylvania County
      • This Blantyre is located in Transylvania County and lies 643 miles [1,034.8 km]<1> to the south.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Blantyre
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Transylvania County community of Blantyre.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Blantyre ...

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.

  • Beaverdale
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Beaverdale
    • Beaverdale lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the south of Blantyre
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Beaverdale came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<2>
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Beaverdale
  • Elmhedge
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Elmhedge
    • Elmhedge lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the northwest of Blantyre
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Elmhedge came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<2>
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Elmhedge
  • Harkaway
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Harkaway
    • Harkaway lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the south of Blantyre
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Harkaway came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<2>
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Harkaway
  • Kent
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Kent
    • Kent lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the north of Blantyre
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Kent came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<2>
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Kent
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    • Minniehill
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Minniehill
      • Minniehill lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the northeast of Blantyre
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Minniehill came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<2>
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Minniehill
    • Red Wing
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Red Wing
      • Red Wing lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the east of Blantyre
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Red Wing came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<2>
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Red Wing
    • Temple Hill
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Temple Hill
      • Temple Hill lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the south of Blantyre
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Temple Hill
    • Walters Falls
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Walters Falls
      • Walters Falls lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the west of Blantyre
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Walters Falls came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<2>
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Walters Falls
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Walters Falls<3>

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 Blantyre. 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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    • Edward Webster 'Eddie' Bush     (Professional hockey, coach)
    • Cecil Graham 'Ceece' Dillon     (Professional hockey)
    • Agnes Macphail     (Politican)
      • Politican. She was born in Proton Station (Ontario) on Monday March 24, 1890 and died in Toronto (Ontario) on Saturday February 13, 1954 at the age of 63.
      • Proton Station is located 21 miles [33.8 km] to the south of Blantyre.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Agnes Macphail<4>
    • Nellie L. Mooney McClung     (Suffragette, politican, author, activist)
      • Suffragette, politican, author, activist. She was born in Chatsworth (Ontario) on Monday October 20, 1873 and died in Victoria (British Columbia) on Saturday September 1, 1951 at the age of 77. She is buried at Royal Oak Burial Park (British Columbia).
      • Chatsworth is located 13 miles [20.9 km] to the west of Blantyre.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Nellie L. Mooney McClung<4>

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

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

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    • The National Capital at Parliament Hill (Ottawa, ON) is 249 miles [400.7 km]<1> to the east northeast (ENE). If you could drive a straight line from Blantyre to Parliament Hill, with an average speed<5>of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, it would take nearly four 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 10 days.
    • The shortest distance<6> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 5,800 miles [9,334.2 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<7>
    • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 6,533 miles [10,513.8 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<8>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 4,414 miles [7,103.6 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<9>

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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 drawn from Point A (ie- Blantyre) 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 Blantyre. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Blantyre

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Blantyre. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 44.5008, Longitude: -80.6342    
<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>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<4>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.
<5>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.
<6>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 Blantyre to the Middle East to be East and South, the Great Circle Route actually lies to the North and East.
<7>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Jerusalem is 309.725 degrees.
<8>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 306.385 degrees.
<9>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 304.166 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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