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Curious and Interesting Names Near Box Alder ...

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.

  • Black Hawk
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Black Hawk
    • Black Hawk lies 21 miles [33.8 km]<1> to the northwest of Box Alder
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Black Hawk came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<2>
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Black Hawk
  • Dance
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Dance
    • Dance lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<1> to the north of Box Alder
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Dance came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<2>
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Dance
  • Falls Junction [Koochiching County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Falls Junction
    • Falls Junction [Koochiching County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<1> to the east of Box Alder
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Falls Junction have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Falls Junction
  • Finland
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Finland
    • Finland lies 22 miles [35.4 km]<1> to the northwest of Box Alder
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Finland came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<2>
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Finland
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    • Government Landing
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Government Landing
      • Government Landing lies 18 miles [29 km]<1> to the north of Box Alder
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Government Landing came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<2>
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Government Landing
    • International Falls [Koochiching County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for International Falls
      • International Falls [Koochiching County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<1> to the east of Box Alder
      • Estimated population in 2019: 5,811 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for International Falls have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on International Falls
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for International Falls<4>
    • Island View [Koochiching County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Island View
      • Island View [Koochiching County] lies 23 miles [37 km]<1> to the east of Box Alder
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Island View have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Island View
    • Littlefork [Koochiching County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Littlefork
      • Littlefork [Koochiching County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<1> to the southeast of Box Alder
      • Estimated population in 2019: 592 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Littlefork have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Littlefork
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Littlefork<4>
    • Rocky Inlet
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rocky Inlet
      • Rocky Inlet lies 20 miles [32.2 km]<1> to the northeast of Box Alder
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Rocky Inlet came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<2>
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rocky Inlet
    • Windy Point
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Windy Point
      • Windy Point lies 23 miles [37 km]<1> to the east of Box Alder
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Windy Point

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 Box Alder. 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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    • John Gordon 'Gord' Davidson     (Professional hockey)
      • Professional hockey. He was born in Stratton (Ontario) on Monday August 5, 1918 and died in Buffalo (New York) on Sunday August 8, 2004 at the age of 86. He is buried at Mt. Calvary Cemetery (Erie County, New York).
      • Stratton is located 23 miles [37 km] to the west of Box Alder.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: John Gordon 'Gord' Davidson<5>
    • Edward Lloyd 'Sonny' Kryzanowski     (Professional hockey)
      • Professional hockey. He was born in Fort Frances (Ontario) on Saturday November 14, 1925 and died in Atikokan (Ontario) on Sunday April 29, 2007 at the age of 81.
      • Fort Frances is located 13 miles [20.9 km] to the east of Box Alder.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Edward Lloyd 'Sonny' Kryzanowski<5>

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

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

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    • The National Capital at Parliament Hill (Ottawa, ON) is 871 miles [1,401.7 km]<1> to the east (E). If you could drive a straight line from Box Alder to Parliament Hill, with an average speed<6>of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, it would take most of two days to make the trip. A comfortable walk of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour would take 50 days. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take 34 days.
    • The shortest distance<7> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 6,050 miles [9,736.5 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<8>
    • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 6,811 miles [10,961.2 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<9>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 4,741 miles [7,629.9 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<10>

Other Roadside Stops ...

Index of Cities, Towns and Villages for Ontario

About Ontario

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

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- Box Alder) 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 Box Alder. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Box Alder

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Box Alder. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 48.5622, Longitude: -93.6739    
<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 location has been supplied by the Geographic Names Information System - which is maintained by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). While these values should be definitive, we have found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.
<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 Box Alder 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 318.543 degrees.
<9>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 316.92 degrees.
<10>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 309.86 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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