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Communities Also Named Bloomsburg ...

We have found two communities that share the name Bloomsburg.

Within Ontario, the name Bloomsburg is unique.

Beyond Ontario, we know of another two communities that are located throughout in the United States.

  • Communities Elsewhere In North America ...
    • Pennsylvania
      • Berks County
      • This Bloomsburg is located in Berks County and lies 278 miles [447.4 km]<1> to the southeast.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bloomsburg
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Berks County community of Bloomsburg.
      • Columbia County
      • This Bloomsburg is located in Columbia County and lies 236 miles [379.8 km] to the east southeast.
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      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Columbia County community of Bloomsburg.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Bloomsburg ...

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.

  • Boston
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Boston
    • Boston lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the north of Bloomsburg
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  • Dogs Nest
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Dogs Nest
    • Dogs Nest lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the southeast of Bloomsburg
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  • Greens Corner
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Greens Corner
    • Greens Corner lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the southwest of Bloomsburg
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  • Halfway House Corner
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Halfway House Corner
    • Halfway House Corner lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the south of Bloomsburg
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Halfway House Corner came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<2>
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    • Hillcrest
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hillcrest
      • Hillcrest lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the southwest of Bloomsburg
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    • Lynn Valley
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lynn Valley
      • Lynn Valley lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the south of Bloomsburg
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lynn Valley came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<2>
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lynn Valley
    • Lynnville
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lynnville
      • Lynnville lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the west of Bloomsburg
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    • Nixon
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Nixon
      • Nixon lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the southwest of Bloomsburg
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Nixon came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<2>
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    • Rattlesnake Harbour
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rattlesnake Harbour
      • Rattlesnake Harbour lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the west of Bloomsburg
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Rattlesnake Harbour came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<2>
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    • Round Plains
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Round Plains
      • Round Plains lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the northwest of Bloomsburg
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    • Teeterville
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Teeterville
      • Teeterville lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the northwest of Bloomsburg
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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 Bloomsburg. 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 north of Bloomsburg.
      • Cambridge is located 32 miles [51.5 km] to the north of Bloomsburg.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Sylvanus 'Syl' Apps<3>
    • Thomas Bertram Costain     (Author)
    • George Reginal 'Red' Horner     (Professional hockey)
    • Joseph Kilgour     (Actor)
      • Actor. He was born in Ayr (Ontario) on Saturday July 11, 1863 and died in Bay Shore (New York) on Friday April 21, 1933 at the age of 69. He is buried at Kensico Cemetery (Westchester County, New York).
      • Ayr is located 28 miles [45.1 km] to the north of Bloomsburg.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Joseph Kilgour<3>
    • John J. 'Jack' Marks     (Professional hockey)
      • Professional hockey. He was born in Brantford (Ontario) on Thursday June 11, 1885 and died in Toronto (Ontario) on Sunday August 19, 1945 at the age of 60. He is buried at Park Lawn Cemetery (Ontario).
      • Brantford is located 17 miles [27.4 km] to the north of Bloomsburg.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: John J. 'Jack' Marks<3>
    • Glen Sonmore     (Professional hockey)
      • Professional hockey. He was born in Moose Jaw (Saskatchewan) on Monday April 22, 1929 and died in Paris (Ontario) on Sunday December 14, 2014 at the age of 85. He is buried at Lakewood Cemetery (Hennepin County, Minnesota).
      • Paris is located 21 miles [33.8 km] to the north of Bloomsburg.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Glen Sonmore<3>

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

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

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    • The National Capital at Parliament Hill (Ottawa, ON) is 287 miles [461.9 km]<1> to the northeast (NE). If you could drive a straight line from Bloomsburg 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 17 days. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take 12 days.
    • The shortest distance<5> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 5,858 miles [9,427.5 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<6>
    • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 6,585 miles [10,597.5 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<7>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 4,463 miles [7,182.5 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 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Bloomsburg) 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 Bloomsburg. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Bloomsburg

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Bloomsburg. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 42.8872, Longitude: -80.2989    
<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 Bloomsburg 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 309.63 degrees.
<7>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 306.027 degrees.
<8>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 304.642 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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