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Curious and Interesting Names Near Brinsley ...

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.

  • Dashwood
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Dashwood
    • Dashwood lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the northwest of Brinsley
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Dashwood
  • Fernhill
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Fernhill
    • Fernhill lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the south of Brinsley
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Fernhill came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<2>
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Fernhill
  • Grand Bend
  • Greenway
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Greenway
    • Greenway lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the west of Brinsley
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Greenway came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<2>
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Greenway
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    • Hay
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hay
      • Hay lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the north of Brinsley
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hay came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<2>
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hay
    • Ivan
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ivan
      • Ivan lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<1> to the south of Brinsley
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Ivan came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<2>
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ivan
    • Lobo
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lobo
      • Lobo lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<1> to the south of Brinsley
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lobo came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<2>
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lobo
    • Maple Grove
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Maple Grove
      • Maple Grove lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<1> to the east of Brinsley
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Maple Grove came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<2>
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Maple Grove
    • Parkhill
    • Poplar Hill
    • Sable
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sable
      • Sable lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<1> to the southwest of Brinsley
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Sable came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<2>
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sable
    • Springbank
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Springbank
      • Springbank lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the southwest of Brinsley
      • Note: We haven't been able to verify our GPS coordinates for Springbank. Although the coordinates have been estimated, they should be in the vicinity.<4>
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Springbank

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 Brinsley. 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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    • Tim Burgess     (Major League Baseball)
      • Major League Baseball. He was born in London (Ontario) on Thursday September 1, 1927 and died in Lambeth (Ontario) on Monday November 24, 2008 at the age of 81. The body was cremated.
      • London is located 21 miles [33.8 km] to the southeast of Brinsley.
      • Lambeth is located 23 miles [37 km] to the southeast of Brinsley.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Tim Burgess<5>
    • Frank Lloyd Colman     (Major League Baseball)
      • Major League Baseball. He was born in London (Ontario) on Saturday March 2, 1918 and died in London (Ontario) on Saturday February 19, 1983 at the age of 64. He is buried at Woodland Cemetery (Middlesex County, Ontario).
      • London is located 21 miles [33.8 km] to the southeast of Brinsley.
      • London is located 21 miles [33.8 km] to the southeast of Brinsley.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Frank Lloyd Colman<5>
    • Richard Berry Harrison     (Actor)
      • Actor. He was born in London (Ontario) on Wednesday September 28, 1864 and died in New York (New York) on Thursday March 14, 1935 at the age of 70. He is buried at Lincoln Cemetery (Cook County, Illinois).
      • London is located 21 miles [33.8 km] to the southeast of Brinsley.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Richard Berry Harrison<5>
    • Carmen Lombardo     (Musician)
      • Musician. He was born in London (Ontario) on Friday January 16, 1903 and died in Miami (Florida) on Saturday April 17, 1971 at the age of 68. He is buried at Pinelawn Memorial Park (Suffolk County, New York).
      • London is located 21 miles [33.8 km] to the southeast of Brinsley.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Carmen Lombardo<5>
    • Guy Albert Lombardo     (Bandleader)
      • Bandleader. He was born in London (Ontario) on Thursday June 19, 1902 and died in Houston (Texas) on Saturday November 5, 1977 at the age of 75. He is buried at Pinelawn Memorial Park (Suffolk County, New York).
      • London is located 21 miles [33.8 km] to the southeast of Brinsley.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Guy Albert Lombardo<5>
    • Lebert Lombardo     (Musician)
      • Musician. He was born in London (Ontario) on Saturday February 11, 1905 and died in Fort Myers (Florida) on Wednesday June 16, 1993 at the age of 88. He is buried at Pinelawn Memorial Park (Suffolk County, New York).
      • London is located 21 miles [33.8 km] to the southeast of Brinsley.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Lebert Lombardo<5>
    • Harry 'Apple Cheeks' Lumley     (Professional hockey)
      • Professional hockey. He was born on Thursday November 11, 1926 and died in London (Ontario) on Sunday September 13, 1998 at the age of 71. He is buried at Greenwood Cemetery (Grey County, Ontario).
      • London is located 21 miles [33.8 km] to the southeast of Brinsley.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Harry 'Apple Cheeks' Lumley<5>
    • Arthur Meighen     (10th & 12th Prime Minister of Canada (July 1920 - December 1921 & June 1926 - September 1926))
      • 10th & 12th Prime Minister of Canada (July 1920 - December 1921 & June 1926 - September 1926). He was born in Anderson (Ontario) on Tueday June 16, 1874 and died in Toronto (Ontario) on Friday August 5, 1960 at the age of 86. He is buried at St. Mary's Cemetery (Perth County, Ontario).
      • Anderson is located 16 miles [25.7 km] to the northeast of Brinsley.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Arthur Meighen<5>
    • Richard Jean Monette     (Actor, director)
      • Actor, director. He was born in Montreal (Quebec) on Monday June 19, 1944 and died in London (Ontario) on Tueday September 9, 2008 at the age of 64. He is buried at Avondale Cemetery (Perth County, Ontario).
      • London is located 21 miles [33.8 km] to the southeast of Brinsley.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Richard Jean Monette<5>
    • Samuel George 'Goldie' Prodger     (Professional hockey)
      • Professional hockey. He was born in London (Ontario) on Wednesday February 18, 1891 and died in London (Ontario) on Friday October 25, 1935 at the age of 44. He is buried at Woodland Cemetery (Middlesex County, Ontario).
      • London is located 21 miles [33.8 km] to the southeast of Brinsley.
      • London is located 21 miles [33.8 km] to the southeast of Brinsley.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Samuel George 'Goldie' Prodger<5>
    • Albert Charles 'Babe' Siebert     (Professional hockey)
      • Professional hockey. He was born in Plattsville (Ontario) on Thursday January 14, 1904 and died in Zurich (Ontario) on Friday August 25, 1939 at the age of 35. He is buried at Woodland Cemetery (Regional Municipality of Waterloo, Ontario).
      • Zurich is located 15 miles [24.1 km] to the north of Brinsley.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Albert Charles 'Babe' Siebert<5>
    • Laura Smith     (Singer, songwriter)
      • Singer, songwriter. She was born in London (Ontario) on Friday March 14, 1952 and died in Mahone Bay (Nova Scotia) on Saturday March 7, 2020 at the age of 68. We don't have any burial details.
      • London is located 21 miles [33.8 km] to the southeast of Brinsley.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Laura Smith<5>

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

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

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    • The National Capital at Parliament Hill (Ottawa, ON) is 326 miles [524.6 km]<1> to the east northeast (ENE). If you could drive a straight line from Brinsley to Parliament Hill, with an average speed<6>of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, it would take five to six hours to make the trip. A comfortable walk of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour would take 19 days. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take 13 days.
    • The shortest distance<7> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 5,891 miles [9,480.6 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<8>
    • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 6,622 miles [10,657.1 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<9>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 4,501 miles [7,243.7 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<10>

Other Roadside Stops ...

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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 obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Brinsley) 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 Brinsley. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from BrinsleyOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Brinsley. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 43.2081, Longitude: -81.5314    
<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>An 'estimated' location is one where we have been given GPS coordinates, but are unable to verify the accuracy of those coordinates. That said, we have some confidence that we have placed the marker near the actual location. A typical reason for being unable to verify a location is that it might be on private property or maybe historic and gone without an obvious trace.
<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 Brinsley 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 310.40 degrees.
<9>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 306.947 degrees.
<10>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 305.119 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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