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Communities Also Named Blount ...

We have found six communities that share the name Blount.

There is one other community in Ontario which is also named Blount.

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

  • Communities Located In Ontario ...
    • Unknown
      • The profile page for Blount #1
      • This Blount lies 368 miles [592.2 km]<1> to the south.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Blount
  • Communities Elsewhere In North America ...
    • Georgia
      • Monroe County
      • This Blount is located in Monroe County and lies 1,120 miles [1,802.5 km]<1> to the south.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Blount
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Monroe County community of Blount.
    • Illinois
      • Vermilion County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<2> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Illinois community of Blount [Vermilion County].
    • Michigan
      • Menominee County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<2> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Michigan community of Blount [Menominee County].
    • North Carolina
      • Washington County
      • This Blount is located in Washington County and lies 948 miles [1,525.7 km]<1> to the south southeast.
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      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Washington County community of Blount.
    • West Virginia
      • Kanawha County
      • This Blount is located in Kanawha County and lies 755 miles [1,215.1 km]<1> to the south.
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      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Kanawha County community of Blount.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Blount ...

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.

  • Driftwood
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Driftwood
    • Driftwood lies 18 miles [29 km]<1> to the southwest of Blount
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Driftwood came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<3>
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Driftwood
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Driftwood<4>
  • Florida
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Florida
    • Florida lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<1> to the southeast of Blount
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  • Frederick
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Frederick
    • Frederick lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<1> to the southwest of Blount
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Frederick came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<3>
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Frederick
  • Frederickhouse
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Frederickhouse
    • Frederickhouse lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<1> to the southwest of Blount
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Frederickhouse came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<3>
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    • Island Falls
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Island Falls
      • Island Falls lies 26 miles [41.8 km]<1> to the northwest of Blount
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Island Falls came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<3>
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Island Falls
    • Island Falls Junction
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Island Falls Junction
      • Island Falls Junction lies 24 miles [38.6 km]<1> to the northwest of Blount
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Island Falls Junction came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<3>
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Island Falls Junction
    • Island Falls Station
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Island Falls Station
      • Island Falls Station lies 24 miles [38.6 km]<1> to the northwest of Blount
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Island Falls Station came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<3>
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Island Falls Station
    • Potter
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Potter
      • Potter lies 28 miles [45.1 km]<1> to the south of Blount
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Potter came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<3>
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Potter
    • Smooth Rock
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Smooth Rock
      • Smooth Rock lies 27 miles [43.5 km]<1> to the west of Blount
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    • Smooth Rock Falls
    • Tudhope
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Tudhope
      • Tudhope lies 28 miles [45.1 km]<1> to the west of Blount
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Tudhope came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<3>
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Tudhope

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 Blount. 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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    • Bill 'Bashin Bill' Barilko     (Professional hockey)
      • Professional hockey. He was born on Friday March 25, 1927 and died in Cochrane (Ontario) on Sunday August 26, 1951 at the age of 24. He is buried at Timmins Memorial Cemetery (Cochrane District, Ontario).
      • Cochrane is located 13 miles [20.9 km] to the south of Blount.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Bill 'Bashin Bill' Barilko<5>

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

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

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    • The National Capital at Parliament Hill (Ottawa, ON) is 363 miles [584.2 km]<1> to the southeast (SE). If you could drive a straight line from Blount to Parliament Hill, with an average speed<6>of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, it would take 6 hours to make the trip. A comfortable walk of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour would take 21 days. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take 15 days.
    • The shortest distance<7> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 5,604 miles [9,018.8 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<8>
    • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 6,352 miles [10,222.6 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<9>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 4,249 miles [6,838.1 km] and it lies to the east northeast (ENE).<10>

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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 things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Blount) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Blount. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 49.2614, Longitude: -81.0242    
<2>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 Blount 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.
<3>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.
<4>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<5>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.
<6>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.
<7>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 Blount to the Middle East to be East and South, the Great Circle Route actually lies to the North and East.
<8>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Jerusalem is 309.51 degrees.
<9>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 306.90 degrees.
<10>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 302.323 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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