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Curious and Interesting Names Near Drummond Centre ...

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.

  • Clydesville
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    • Clydesville lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the west of Drummond Centre.
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Clydesville came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<2>
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  • Craig Shore
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Craig Shore
    • Craig Shore lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the northeast of Drummond Centre.
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Craig Shore came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<2>
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  • Franktown
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    • Franktown lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the northeast of Drummond Centre.
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  • Franktown Station
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    • Franktown Station lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the east of Drummond Centre.
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  • Glenview
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    • Glenview lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the southeast of Drummond Centre.
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  • Harper
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    • Harper lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the southwest of Drummond Centre.
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Harper came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<2>
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  • Hay's Shore
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    • Hay's Shore lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the northeast of Drummond Centre.
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hay's Shore came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<2>
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  • Jamesville
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Jamesville
    • Jamesville lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the south of Drummond Centre.
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  • Playfairville
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Playfairville
    • Playfairville lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the west of Drummond Centre.
    • Former names for Playfairville:
    • Playfair Mills
    • Playfair Rapids
    • Playfairville has also been known as:
    • Playfair
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  • Scotch Corners
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Scotch Corners
    • Scotch Corners lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the north of Drummond Centre.
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  • Welsh
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    • Welsh lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the east of Drummond Centre.
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  • tenth (10th) Line Shore
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    • tenth (10th) Line Shore lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the northeast of Drummond Centre.
    • Note: We haven't been able to verify our GPS coordinates for tenth (10th) Line Shore. Although the coordinates have been estimated, they should be in the vicinity.<3>
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How Far From Drummond Centre 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 Drummond Centre to various places of note, such as Parliament Hill.

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

  • The National Capital at Parliament Hill (Ottawa, ON) is 39 miles [62.8 km]<1> to the northeast (NE). If you could walk a straight line from Drummond Centre to Parliament Hill, with an average speed<4> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take over two days to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take just about two full days.
  • The shortest distance<5> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 5,609 miles [9,026.8 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<6>
  • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 6,336 miles [10,196.8 km] and it lies to the east northeast (ENE).<7>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 4,214 miles [6,781.8 km] and it lies to the east northeast (ENE).<8>

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 things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Drummond Centre) 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 Drummond Centre. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Drummond CentreOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Drummond Centre. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 44.9956, Longitude: -76.2311    
<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>An 'estimated' location is one where we have been given GPS coordinates, but are unable to verify the accuracy of those coordinates. That said, we have some confidence that we have placed the marker near the actual location. A typical reason for being unable to verify a location is that it might be on private property or maybe historic and gone without an obvious trace.
<4>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.
<5>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 Drummond Centre to the Middle East to be East and South, the Great Circle Route actually lies to the North and East.
<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Jerusalem is 306.825 degrees.
<7>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 303.208 degrees.
<8>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 301.736 degrees.




 

 

 

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