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Curious and Interesting Names Near Derland ...

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.

  • Birch Haven
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    • Birch Haven lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the northwest of Derland.
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Birch Haven came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<2>
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  • Booth
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    • Booth lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the southeast of Derland.
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Booth came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<2>
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  • Booth Landing
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    • Booth Landing lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the southeast of Derland.
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Booth Landing came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<2>
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  • Ferris
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    • Ferris lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the northwest of Derland.
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Ferris came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<2>
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  • Grahamvale
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Grahamvale
    • Grahamvale lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the southeast of Derland.
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Grahamvale came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<2>
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  • Graniteville
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    • Graniteville lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the northwest of Derland.
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Graniteville came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<2>
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  • Hills Siding
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hills Siding
    • Hills Siding lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the south of Derland.
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hills Siding came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<2>
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  • Marshall Park
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Marshall Park
    • Marshall Park lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the northwest of Derland.
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Marshall Park came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<2>
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Marshall Park
  • Sage
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sage
    • Sage lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the northwest of Derland.
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Sage came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<2>
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  • Sunset Park
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sunset Park
    • Sunset Park lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the northwest of Derland.
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Sunset Park came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<2>
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  • Trout Mills
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Trout Mills
    • Trout Mills lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the northwest of Derland.
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Trout Mills came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<2>
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How Far From Derland 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 Derland to various places of note, such as Parliament Hill.

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

  • The National Capital at Parliament Hill (Ottawa, ON) is 183 miles [294.5 km]<1> to the east southeast (ESE). If you could drive a straight line from Derland to Parliament Hill, with an average speed<3>of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, it would take a little over three hours to make the trip. A comfortable walk of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour would take 11 days. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take 8 days.
  • The shortest distance<4> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 5,676 miles [9,134.6 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 6,413 miles [10,320.7 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<6>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 4,296 miles [6,913.7 km] and it lies to the east northeast (ENE).<7>

The official website for Province of Ontario: https://www.ontario.ca/

Footnotes ...

<1>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'point-to-point' distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Derland) 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 Derland. 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 DerlandOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Derland. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 46.2233, Longitude: -79.3478    
<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 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.
<4>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 Derland to the Middle East to be East and South, the Great Circle Route actually lies to the North and East.
<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Jerusalem is 308.717 degrees.
<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 305.526 degrees.
<7>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 302.774 degrees.




 

 

 

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