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Curious and Interesting Names Near Boston Creek ...

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.

  • Chamberlain
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Chamberlain
    • Chamberlain lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the south of Boston Creek
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Chamberlain came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<2>
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Chamberlain
  • Dane
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Dane
    • Dane lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the northwest of Boston Creek
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Dane came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<2>
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Dane
  • Diamond Lake
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Diamond Lake
    • Diamond Lake lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the northeast of Boston Creek
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Diamond Lake came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<2>
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Diamond Lake
  • King Kirkland
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for King Kirkland
    • King Kirkland lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the north of Boston Creek
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for King Kirkland came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<2>
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on King Kirkland
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    • King Kirkland Station
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for King Kirkland Station
      • King Kirkland Station lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the north of Boston Creek
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for King Kirkland Station came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<2>
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on King Kirkland Station
    • Rosegrove
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rosegrove
      • Rosegrove lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the northwest of Boston Creek
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Rosegrove came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<2>
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rosegrove
    • Rosegrove Beach
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rosegrove Beach
      • Rosegrove Beach lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the west of Boston Creek
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Rosegrove Beach came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<2>
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rosegrove Beach
    • Swastika
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Swastika
      • Swastika lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the northwest of Boston Creek
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Swastika

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 Boston Creek. 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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    • William Henry 'Billy' Brydge     (Professional hockey)
      • Professional hockey. He was born on Saturday October 22, 1898 and died in Kirkland Lake (Ontario) on Wednesday November 2, 1949 at the age of 51. He is buried at Kirkland Lake Cemetery (Timiskaming District, Ontario).
      • Kirkland Lake is located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the north of Boston Creek.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: William Henry 'Billy' Brydge<3>
    • Pierre Pilote     (Professional hockey)
      • Professional hockey. He was born in Kenogami Lake (Ontario) on Friday December 11, 1931 and died in Barrie (Ontario) on Saturday September 9, 2017 at the age of 85.
      • Kenogami Lake is located 12 miles [19.3 km] to the northwest of Boston Creek.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Pierre Pilote<3>
    • Alan Thicke     (Actor)
      • Actor. He was born in Kirkland Lake (Ontario) on Saturday March 1, 1947 and died in Burbank (California) on Tueday December 13, 2016 at the age of 69. He is buried at Santa Barbara Cemetery (Santa Barbara County, California).
      • Kirkland Lake is located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the north of Boston Creek.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Alan Thicke<3>

How Far From Boston Creek to ...

We spend a lot of time looking through Gazetteers, Almanacs & Directories that were published in the late 1800's and early 1900's. Many of the Gazetteers include the distance from a community such as Boston Creek to various places of note, such as Parliament Hill.

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

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    • The National Capital at Parliament Hill (Ottawa, ON) is 269 miles [432.9 km]<1> to the southeast (SE). If you could drive a straight line from Boston Creek 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 16 days. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take 11 days.
    • The shortest distance<5> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 5,620 miles [9,044.5 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<6>
    • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 6,363 miles [10,240.3 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<7>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 4,253 miles [6,844.5 km] and it lies to the east northeast (ENE).<8>

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Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Boston Creek. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

The official website for Province of Ontario: https://www.ontario.ca/

Footnotes ...

<1>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a '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- Boston Creek) to Point B.

If you need the driving distance (or directions), we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Boston Creek. 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 Boston Creek

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Boston Creek. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 48.0167, Longitude: -79.9500    
<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 Boston Creek 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 308.92 degrees.
<7>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 306.042 degrees.
<8>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 302.291 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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