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Communities Also Named Cross Lake ...

We have found two communities that share the name Cross Lake.

Within Ontario, the name Cross Lake is unique.

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 in the United States.

  • Communities Elsewhere In North America ...
    • Manitoba
      • This Cross Lake lies 1,080 miles [1,738.1 km]<1> to the northwest.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cross Lake
    • Wisconsin
      • Kenosha 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 Wisconsin community of Cross Lake [Kenosha County].

Curious and Interesting Names Near Cross Lake ...

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.

  • Graphite
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Graphite
    • Graphite lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<1> to the south of Cross Lake.
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Graphite came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<3>
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Graphite
  • Greenview
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Greenview
    • Greenview lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<1> to the southeast of Cross Lake.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Greenview
  • Halfway
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Halfway
    • Halfway lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<1> to the east of Cross Lake.
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Halfway came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<3>
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Halfway
  • Hickey Settlement
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hickey Settlement
    • Hickey Settlement lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<1> to the south of Cross Lake.
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hickey Settlement came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<3>
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hickey Settlement
  • Maple Leaf
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Maple Leaf
    • Maple Leaf lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the southeast of Cross Lake.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Maple Leaf
  • Mayhews Landing
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mayhews Landing
    • Mayhews Landing lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<1> to the east of Cross Lake.
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Mayhews Landing came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<3>
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mayhews Landing
  • Princes Lake
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Princes Lake
    • Princes Lake lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the west of Cross Lake.
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Princes Lake came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<3>
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Princes Lake
  • Purdy
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Purdy
    • Purdy lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the southeast of Cross Lake.
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Purdy came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<3>
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Purdy
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Purdy<4>
  • Scotch Bush
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Scotch Bush
    • Scotch Bush lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<1> to the south of Cross Lake.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Scotch Bush

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

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

  • The National Capital at Parliament Hill (Ottawa, ON) is 107 miles [172.2 km]<1> to the east (E). If you could drive a straight line from Cross Lake to Parliament Hill, with an average speed<5>of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, it would take less than two hours to make the trip. A comfortable walk of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour would take 6 days. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take 5 days.
  • The shortest distance<6> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 5,657 miles [9,104.1 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<7>
  • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 6,389 miles [10,282.1 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<8>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 4,268 miles [6,868.7 km] and it lies to the east northeast (ENE).<9>

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 from Point A (ie- Cross Lake) to Point B.Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Cross Lake. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 45.4114, Longitude: -77.9219    
<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 Mile's to see Pete ... Mile's 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 Cross Lake 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're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<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 Cross Lake 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 307.869 degrees.
<8>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 304.446 degrees.
<9>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 302.40 degrees.




 

 

 

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