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Communities Also Named Brantford ...

We have found three communities that share the name Brantford.

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

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

  • Communities Located In Ontario ...
  • Communities Elsewhere In North America ...
    • Kansas
      • Washington County
      • This Brantford is located in Washington County and lies 914 miles [1,470.9 km]<1> to the west.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Brantford
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Washington County community of Brantford.
    • North Dakota
      • Eddy County
      • This Brantford is located in Eddy County and lies 952 miles [1,532.1 km]<1> to the west northwest.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Brantford
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Eddy County community of Brantford.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Brantford ...

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.

  • Bishopsgate
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bishopsgate
    • Bishopsgate lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the west of Brantford
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bishopsgate
  • Eagle Place
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Eagle Place
    • Eagle Place lies less than 2 miles<1> to the south of Brantford
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Eagle Place came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<2>
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Eagle Place
  • Echo Place
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Echo Place
    • Echo Place lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the east of Brantford
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Echo Place came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<2>
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Echo Place
  • Harrisburg
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Harrisburg
    • Harrisburg lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the northeast of Brantford
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    • Maple Grove
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Maple Grove
      • Maple Grove lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the southwest of Brantford
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    • Mount Pleasant
    • Paris
    • Sour Spring
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sour Spring
      • Sour Spring lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the southeast of Brantford
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Sour Spring came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<2>
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sour Spring
    • Terrace Hill
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Terrace Hill
      • Terrace Hill lies less than 2 miles<1> to the north of Brantford
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Terrace Hill
    • Tranquility
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Tranquility
      • Tranquility lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the north of Brantford
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Tranquility came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<2>
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Tranquility

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 Brantford. 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 6 miles [9.7 km] to the northwest of Brantford.
      • Cambridge is located 15 miles [24.1 km] to the north of Brantford.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Sylvanus 'Syl' Apps<4>
    • Father David William Bauer     (Professional hockey)
      • Professional hockey. He was born in Kitchener (Ontario) on Sunday November 2, 1924 and died in Goderich (Ontario) on Wednesday November 9, 1988 at the age of 64. He is buried at Kitchener Mount Hope Cemetery (Regional Municipality of Waterloo, Ontario).
      • Kitchener is located 24 miles [38.6 km] to the northwest of Brantford.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Father David William Bauer<4>
    • Robert 'Bobby' Theodore Bauer     (Professional hockey)
      • Professional hockey. He was born in Waterloo (Ontario) on Tueday February 16, 1915 and died in Kitchener (Ontario) on Wednesday September 16, 1964 at the age of 49. He is buried at Woodland Cemetery (Regional Municipality of Waterloo, Ontario).
      • Waterloo is located 25 miles [40.2 km] to the northwest of Brantford.
      • Kitchener is located 24 miles [38.6 km] to the northwest of Brantford.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Robert 'Bobby' Theodore Bauer<4>
    • Adam Brown     (Professional hockey)
      • Professional hockey. He was born in Johnstone (Scotland) on Wednesday February 4, 1920 and died in Hamilton (Ontario) on Tueday August 9, 1960 at the age of 40. He is buried at Woodland Cemetery (Hamilton Regional Municipality, Ontario).
      • Hamilton is located 21 miles [33.8 km] to the east of Brantford.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Adam Brown<4>
    • Carson Eric 'Shovel Shot' Cooper     (Professional hockey)
      • Professional hockey. He was born on Monday July 17, 1899 and died in Hamilton (Ontario) on Monday July 4, 1955 at the age of 56.
      • Hamilton is located 21 miles [33.8 km] to the east of Brantford.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Carson Eric 'Shovel Shot' Cooper<4>
    • Thomas Bertram Costain     (Author)
    • Ross B. Craig     (Professional football)
      • Professional football. He was born in Peterborough (Ontario) on Tueday July 1, 1884 and died in Hamilton (Ontario) on Monday June 27, 1949 at the age of 64. He is buried at Grove Cemetery (Hamilton Regional Municipality, Ontario).
      • Hamilton is located 21 miles [33.8 km] to the east of Brantford.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Ross B. Craig<4>
    • Vernor Vivian 'Jumpin Jackie' Forbes     (Professional hockey)
    • Jonathan Frid     (Actor)
      • Actor. He was born in Hamilton (Ontario) on Tueday December 2, 1924 and died in Hamilton (Ontario) on Saturday April 14, 2012 at the age of 87.
      • Hamilton is located 21 miles [33.8 km] to the east of Brantford.
      • Hamilton is located 21 miles [33.8 km] to the east of Brantford.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Jonathan Frid<4>
    • William Alfred 'Goldy' Goldsworthy     (Professional hockey)
    • Earle W. Graser     (Actor)
      • Actor. He was born in Kitchener (Ontario) on Wednesday March 31, 1909 and died in Farmington (Michigan) on Tueday April 8, 1941 at the age of 32. He is buried at Grand Lawn Cemetery (Wayne County, Michigan).
      • Kitchener is located 24 miles [38.6 km] to the northwest of Brantford.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Earle W. Graser<4>
    • 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 13 miles [20.9 km] to the northwest of Brantford.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Joseph Kilgour<4>

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

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

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    • The National Capital at Parliament Hill (Ottawa, ON) is 275 miles [442.6 km]<1> to the northeast (NE). If you could drive a straight line from Brantford to Parliament Hill, with an average speed<5>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<6> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 5,846 miles [9,408.2 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<7>
    • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 6,574 miles [10,579.8 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<8>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 4,452 miles [7,164.8 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<9>

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The Communities of Ontario

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Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Brantford: www.city.brantford.on.ca/

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' (or point-to-point) distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Brantford) 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 Brantford. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Brantford

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Brantford. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 43.1390, Longitude: -80.2694    
<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 Brantford 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 309.593 degrees.
<8>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 306.025 degrees.
<9>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 304.529 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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