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Communities Also Named Drayton ...

We have found five communities that share the name Drayton.

Within Ontario, the name Drayton is unique.

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

  • Communities Elsewhere In North America ...
    • Georgia
      • Dooly County
      • This Drayton is located in Dooly County and lies 825 miles [1,327.7 km]<1> to the south southwest.
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      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Dooly County community of Drayton.
    • North Dakota
      • Pembina County
      • This Drayton is located in Pembina County and lies 854 miles [1,374.4 km]<1> to the west northwest.
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      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Pembina County community of Drayton.
    • South Carolina
      • Berkeley 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 South Carolina community of Drayton [Berkeley County].
      • Charleston County
      • This Drayton is located in Charleston County and lies 753 miles [1,211.8 km]<1> to the south.
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      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Charleston County community of Drayton.
      • Spartanburg County
      • This Drayton is located in Spartanburg County and lies 610 miles [981.7 km] to the south.
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      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Spartanburg County community of Drayton.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Drayton ...

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.

  • Arthur
  • Carthage
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Carthage
    • Carthage lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the southwest of Drayton.
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Carthage came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<4>
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  • Creek Bank
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Creek Bank
    • Creek Bank lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the southeast of Drayton.
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Creek Bank came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<4>
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  • Dorking
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Dorking
    • Dorking lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the southwest of Drayton.
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  • Farewell
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Farewell
    • Farewell lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the north of Drayton.
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  • Floradale
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    • Floradale lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the southeast of Drayton.
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Floradale came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<4>
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  • Glen Allan
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Glen Allan
    • Glen Allan lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the south of Drayton.
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  • Goldstone
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Goldstone
    • Goldstone lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the southeast of Drayton.
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  • Gordonville
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Gordonville
    • Gordonville lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the northeast of Drayton.
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  • Riverbank
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Riverbank
    • Riverbank lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the northeast of Drayton.
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  • Riverstown
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Riverstown
    • Riverstown lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the north of Drayton.
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  • Spruce Green
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Spruce Green
    • Spruce Green lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the southeast of Drayton.
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Spruce Green came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<4>
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How Far From Drayton to ...

We spend a lot of time looking through Gazetteers & Almanacs that were published in the late 1800's and early 1900's. Many of the Gazetteers include the distance from a community such as Drayton to various places of note, such as Parliament Hill.

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

  • The National Capital at Parliament Hill (Ottawa, ON) is 270 miles [434.5 km]<1> to the east northeast (ENE). If you could drive a straight line from Drayton to Parliament Hill, with an average speed<5>of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, it would take four to five hours to make the trip. A comfortable walk of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour would take 16 days. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take 11 days.
  • The shortest distance<6> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 5,834 miles [9,388.9 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<7>
  • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 6,565 miles [10,565.3 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<8>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 4,444 miles [7,151.9 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<9>

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Drayton. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

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- Drayton) 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 Drayton. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from DraytonOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Drayton. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 43.7550, Longitude: -80.6714    
<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 Rock Creek to see Pete ... Rock 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 Drayton 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>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 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.
<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 Drayton 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 309.807 degrees.
<8>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 306.362 degrees.
<9>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 304.484 degrees.




 

 

 

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