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Communities Also Named Cobden ...

We have found three communities that share the name Cobden.

Within Ontario, the name Cobden is unique.

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

  • Communities Elsewhere In North America ...
    • Illinois
      • Union County
      • This Cobden is located in Union County and lies 847 miles [1,363.1 km]<1> to the southwest.
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      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Union County community of Cobden.
    • Minnesota
      • Brown County
      • This Cobden is located in Brown County and lies 880 miles [1,416.2 km]<1> to the west.
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      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Brown County community of Cobden.
    • Montana
      • Mineral County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<2> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Montana community of Cobden [Mineral County].

Curious and Interesting Names Near Cobden ...

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.

  • Garden of Eden
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Garden of Eden
    • Garden of Eden lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the southeast of Cobden.
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Garden of Eden came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<3>
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  • Kelly Corner
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Kelly Corner
    • Kelly Corner lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the southwest of Cobden.
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Kelly Corner came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<3>
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  • Ledgerwoods Corner
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ledgerwoods Corner
    • Ledgerwoods Corner lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the north of Cobden.
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Ledgerwoods Corner came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<3>
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  • Mink Lake
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mink Lake
    • Mink Lake lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the southwest of Cobden.
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  • Queens Line
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Queens Line
    • Queens Line lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the east of Cobden.
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Queens Line came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<3>
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  • Rosebank
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rosebank
    • Rosebank lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the southeast of Cobden.
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  • Shields Crossing
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Shields Crossing
    • Shields Crossing lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the northwest of Cobden.
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Shields Crossing came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<3>
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Shields Crossing
  • Snake River
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Snake River
    • Snake River lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the northwest of Cobden.
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Snake River came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<3>
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  • Wolftown
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Wolftown
    • Wolftown lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the southwest of Cobden.
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Wolftown came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<3>
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  • Zion Line
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Zion Line
    • Zion Line lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the northeast of Cobden.
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Zion Line came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<3>
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How Far From Cobden 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 community such as Cobden to various places of note, such as Parliament Hill.

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

  • The National Capital at Parliament Hill (Ottawa, ON) is 58 miles [93.3 km]<1> to the east southeast (ESE). If you could walk a straight line from Cobden to Parliament Hill, with an average speed<4> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take most of three days to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take over two days.
  • The shortest distance<5> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 5,608 miles [9,025.2 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<6>
  • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 6,339 miles [10,201.6 km] and it lies to the east northeast (ENE).<7>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 4,218 miles [6,788.2 km] and it lies to the east northeast (ENE).<8>

The official website for Cobden: www.mycobden.com/

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- Cobden) 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 Cobden. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from CobdenOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Cobden. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 45.6268, Longitude: -76.8814    
<2>If we encounter the name of what might be a community, our methodology is to add that name to our Gazetteer as a placeholder. As we find more information about that community, it will be added to our Gazetteer.

Just as a reminder: Our definition of a community is rather broad and includes those places (or areas) where several families lived and had a name which identified that place. For example, you might hear somebody say that they are going over to Bird Creek to see Pete ... Bird Creek is just a gas station and a couple of homes at the crossroads. While it might not be on the map, everybody in the area knows it by that name.

Places of interest include buildings at a crossroad, several families clustered in a hollow or maybe the location of a way station. It also includes places like mines, lumber camps, ferry crossings, etc. The community might still exist, is now gone or only existed for just a short period of time.

Also keep in mind that Cobden could have been on the original document by mistake, misspelled, the original/alternate name of a community that we've listed elsewhere or was placed in the wrong . Sometimes a post office or train station would have a different name than the community where it's located, so two names might be referring to the same community - we're working to straighten it all out.
<3>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.
<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 Cobden 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 307.167 degrees.
<7>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 303.694 degrees.
<8>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 301.768 degrees.




 

 

 

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