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Welcome to Doon ...

Although we found mention of Doon during our research, we really don't have any information about it.<1> Given the context of how Doon was mentioned, we believe that it was a community rather than a locale or some type of landmark. We have done a cursory search and if it was a community, we haven't been able to find any evidence that it still exists..

We've added Doon to our Gazetteer with the hope that we can develop more information. If you can help us with Doon, please Contact Us.




Time Zone: The area where we believe that Doon might be (or was) located is in the Eastern Time Zone (EST/EDT) and observes daylight saving time. The time zone in French: EST- Heure Normale de l'Est (HNE), EDT- Heure Avancée de l'Est (HAE).

We believe that Doon would be found within the (519) and (226)<2> area codes.

Communities Also Named Doon ...

Using our Gazetteer, we found that there are 2 communities that are also named Doon - they are located in California and Iowa.

For more information, see our Tidbits & Trivia Page for Doon.

Communities near Doon ...

We have created a list of 10 communities that are near Doon.

  • Kitchener
    (6 miles [9.7 km] to the northwest)
  • Cambridge
    (5 miles [8 km] to the southeast)
  • Guelph
    (13 miles [20.9 km] to the northeast)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Guelph came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<4>
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Guelph
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Guelph <3>
  • Waterloo
    (7 miles [11.3 km] to the northwest)
  • Brantford
    (18 miles [29 km] to the southeast)
  • Brant
    (18 miles [29 km] to the south)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Brant came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<4>
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Brant
  • Laurentian Hills
    (4 miles [6.4 km] to the northwest)
  • Alpine Village
    (4 miles [6.4 km] to the northwest)
  • Fisher Mills
    (4 miles [6.4 km] to the northeast)
  • Roseville
    (4 miles [6.4 km] to the southwest)

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Doon ...

Looking for more information about Doon? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you can read an overview with links that will help you find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

While we are unaware of a Tourism page that is specific to Doon, there are neighboring communities that do have Tourism pages. A map of those communities can be found with our TripAdvisor Page for Doon.

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

Footnotes ...

<1>If we encounter the name of what might be a community, our methodology is to add that name to our Gazetteer. For example, we might find a sentence like "He went south past Doon and then turned west". While Doon could be some kind of landmark, we think that it's more likely to be a community. We've added Doon as a placeholder with the hope that we'll be able to add more information in the future.

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 Doon 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.
<2>Area code (226) is an overlay for area code (519).
<3>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<4>If we 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.









 

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