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Curious and Interesting Names Near Cobourg ...

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.

  • Cold Springs
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    • Cold Springs lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the north of Cobourg
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  • Dale
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    • Dale lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the west of Cobourg
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Dale came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<2>
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  • Garden Hill
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    • Garden Hill lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<1> to the northwest of Cobourg
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Garden Hill came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<2>
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  • Gores Landing
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    • Hall Landing
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      • Hall Landing lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<1> to the north of Cobourg
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    • Perrytown
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      • Perrytown lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<1> to the northwest of Cobourg
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    • Plainville
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      • Plainville lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the north of Cobourg
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    • Precious Corners
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Precious Corners
      • Precious Corners lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the northwest of Cobourg
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    • Purdy Corners
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Purdy Corners
      • Purdy Corners lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<1> to the east of Cobourg
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Purdy Corners came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<2>
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    • Spicer
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Spicer
      • Spicer lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the east of Cobourg
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    • Welcome
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      • Welcome lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the west of Cobourg
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    • Zion
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Zion
      • Zion lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<1> to the west of Cobourg
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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 Cobourg. 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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    • Les Ascott     (Professional football)
      • Professional football. He was born in Peterborough (Ontario) on Sunday October 2, 1921 and died in Peterborough (Ontario) on Thursday August 8, 2013 at the age of 91. He is buried at Highland Park Cemetery (Peterborough County, Ontario).
      • Peterborough is located 24 miles [38.6 km] to the north of Cobourg.
      • Peterborough is located 24 miles [38.6 km] to the north of Cobourg.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Les Ascott<4>
    • 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).
      • Peterborough is located 24 miles [38.6 km] to the north of Cobourg.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Ross B. Craig<4>
    • Marie Dressler     (Oscar winning actress)
    • Norman James Boswell 'Hec' Fowler     (Professional hockey)
      • Professional hockey. He was born in Saskatoon (Saskatchewan) on Friday October 14, 1892 and died in Peterborough (Ontario) on Thursday July 30, 1987 at the age of 94.
      • Peterborough is located 24 miles [38.6 km] to the north of Cobourg.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Norman James Boswell 'Hec' Fowler<4>
    • James Francis 'Moose' Heffernan     (Professional hockey)
    • Audre Joan Monture Knecht     (Actress)
      • Actress. She was born in Colborne (Ontario) on Saturday May 24, 1930 and died in Chicago (Illinois) on Friday December 1, 1989 at the age of 59. She is buried at Acacia Park Cemetery (Cook County, Illinois).
      • Colborne is located 14 miles [22.5 km] to the east of Cobourg.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Audre Joan Monture Knecht<4>
    • Colleen Peterson     (Musician)
      • Musician. She was born in Peterborough (Ontario) on Tueday November 14, 1950 and died in Toronto (Ontario) on Wednesday October 9, 1996 at the age of 45. She is buried at Little Lake Cemetery (Peterborough County, Ontario).
      • Peterborough is located 24 miles [38.6 km] to the north of Cobourg.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Colleen Peterson<4>
    • George 'Shorty' Redding     (Professional hockey)
      • Professional hockey. He was born in Peterborough (Ontario) on Friday March 6, 1903 and died in Hamilton (Ontario) on Thursday October 17, 1974 at the age of 71. He is buried at Woodland Cemetery (Hamilton Regional Municipality, Ontario).
      • Peterborough is located 24 miles [38.6 km] to the north of Cobourg.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: George 'Shorty' Redding<4>
    • George Sullivan     (Professional hockey)
      • Professional hockey. He was born in Peterborough (Ontario) on Tueday December 24, 1929 and died in Peterborough (Ontario) on Saturday January 19, 2019 at the age of 89.
      • Peterborough is located 24 miles [38.6 km] to the north of Cobourg.
      • Peterborough is located 24 miles [38.6 km] to the north of Cobourg.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: George Sullivan<4>

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

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

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    • The National Capital at Parliament Hill (Ottawa, ON) is 157 miles [252.7 km]<1> to the northeast (NE). If you could drive a straight line from Cobourg to Parliament Hill, with an average speed<5>of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, it would take less than three hours to make the trip. A comfortable walk of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour would take 9 days. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take 7 days.
    • The shortest distance<6> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 5,728 miles [9,218.3 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<7>
    • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 6,455 miles [10,388.3 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<8>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 4,333 miles [6,973.3 km] and it lies to the east northeast (ENE).<9>

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The official website for Cobourg: www.town.cobourg.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' distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Cobourg) 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 Cobourg. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from CobourgOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Cobourg. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 43.9627, Longitude: -78.1668    
<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 Cobourg 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 308.178 degrees.
<8>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 304.56 degrees.
<9>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 303.162 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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