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Communities Also Named Brussels ...

We have found two communities that share the name Brussels.

Within Ontario, the name Brussels is unique.

Beyond Ontario, we know of another two communities that are located throughout in the United States.

  • Communities Elsewhere In North America ...
    • Illinois
      • Calhoun County
      • This Brussels is located in Calhoun County and lies 585 miles [941.5 km]<1> to the west southwest.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Brussels
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Calhoun County community of Brussels.
    • Wisconsin
      • Door County
      • This Brussels is located in Door County and lies 322 miles [518.2 km]<1> to the west northwest.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Brussels
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Door County community of Brussels.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Brussels ...

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.

  • Bluevale
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bluevale
    • Bluevale lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the north of Brussels
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bluevale
  • Donnybrook
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Donnybrook
    • Donnybrook lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<1> to the northwest of Brussels
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Donnybrook came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<2>
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Donnybrook
  • Ethel
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ethel
    • Ethel lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the east of Brussels
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Ethel came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<2>
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ethel
  • Ethel Siding - Historic
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ethel Siding
    • Ethel Siding was located 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the southeast of Brussels
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    • Leadbury
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Leadbury
      • Leadbury lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the southwest of Brussels
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Leadbury came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<2>
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Leadbury
    • Manley
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Manley
      • Manley lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the south of Brussels
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Manley
    • Silver Corners
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Silver Corners
      • Silver Corners lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the southeast of Brussels
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Silver Corners
    • Slabtown
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Slabtown
      • Slabtown lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the south of Brussels
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Slabtown
    • Sunshine
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sunshine
      • Sunshine lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the northwest of Brussels
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sunshine

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 Brussels. 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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    • 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).
      • Goderich is located 22 miles [35.4 km] to the west of Brussels.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Father David William Bauer<3>
    • John Diefenbaker     (17th Prime Minister of Canada (June 1957 - April 1963))
      • 17th Prime Minister of Canada (June 1957 - April 1963). He was born in Neustadt (Ontario) on Wednesday September 18, 1895 and died in Ottawa (Ontario) on Thursday August 16, 1979 at the age of 83.
      • Neustadt is located 25 miles [40.2 km] to the northeast of Brussels.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: John Diefenbaker<3>
    • George William Hay     (Professional hockey)
      • Professional hockey. He was born in Listowel (Ontario) on Monday January 10, 1898 and died in Listowel (Ontario) on Sunday July 13, 1975 at the age of 77. He is buried at Fairview Cemetery (Perth County, Ontario).
      • Listowel is located 15 miles [24.1 km] to the east of Brussels.
      • Listowel is located 15 miles [24.1 km] to the east of Brussels.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: George William Hay<3>
    • 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 29 miles [46.7 km] to the south of Brussels.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Arthur Meighen<3>
    • 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 29 miles [46.7 km] to the southwest of Brussels.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Albert Charles 'Babe' Siebert<3>

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

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

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    • The National Capital at Parliament Hill (Ottawa, ON) is 296 miles [476.4 km]<1> to the east northeast (ENE). If you could drive a straight line from Brussels 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 17 days. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take 12 days.
    • The shortest distance<5> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 5,856 miles [9,424.3 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<6>
    • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 6,589 miles [10,604 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<7>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 4,468 miles [7,190.5 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<8>

Other Roadside Stops ...

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Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Brussels. 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 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Brussels) 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 Brussels. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Brussels

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Brussels. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 43.7490, Longitude: -81.2550    
<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 Brussels 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 310.185 degrees.
<7>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 306.788 degrees.
<8>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 304.775 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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