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Communities Also Named Elora ...

We have found five communities that share the name Elora.

Within Ontario, the name Elora is unique.

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

  • Communities Elsewhere In North America ...
    • Alabama
      • Jackson County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<1> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Alabama community of Elora [Jackson County].
    • California
      • San Bernardino County
      • This Elora is located in San Bernardino County and lies 1,946 miles [3,131.8 km]<2> to the west.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Elora
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the San Bernardino County community of Elora.
    • Nebraska
      • Nuckolls County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<1> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Nebraska community of Elora [Nuckolls County].
    • Pennsylvania
      • Butler County
      • This Elora is located in Butler County and lies 187 miles [300.9 km]<2> to the south.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Elora
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Butler County community of Elora.
    • Tennessee
      • Lincoln County
      • This Elora is located in Lincoln County and lies 676 miles [1,087.9 km]<2> to the south southwest.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Elora
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Lincoln County community of Elora.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Elora ...

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
  • Centre Inn
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Centre Inn
    • Centre Inn lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<2> to the east of Elora
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Centre Inn
  • Craigsholme
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Craigsholme
    • Craigsholme lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<2> to the northeast of Elora
    • Note: We haven't been able to verify our GPS coordinates for Craigsholme. Although the coordinates have been estimated, they should be in the vicinity.<4>
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Craigsholme
  • Creek Bank
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Creek Bank
    • Creek Bank lies 5 miles [8 km]<2> to the west of Elora
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Creek Bank came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<5>
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Creek Bank
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    • Floradale
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Floradale
      • Floradale lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<2> to the southwest of Elora
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Floradale came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<5>
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Floradale
    • Goldstone
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Goldstone
      • Goldstone lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<2> to the west of Elora
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Goldstone
    • Green Park
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Green Park
      • Green Park lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<2> to the north of Elora
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Green Park came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<5>
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Green Park
    • Living Springs
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Living Springs
      • Living Springs lies 5 miles [8 km]<2> to the north of Elora
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Living Springs came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<5>
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Living Springs
    • Maryhill
    • Mimosa
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mimosa
      • Mimosa lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<2> to the east of Elora
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mimosa
    • Spruce Green
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Spruce Green
      • Spruce Green lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<2> to the west of Elora
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Spruce Green came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<5>
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Spruce Green

Notable Births & Deaths ...

This is a new section for us and we are still collecting data.

Below is our list of notable people who were born, died or were buried in the area surrounding Elora. Please note that while we are collecting data on an ongoing basis, it's a big task and it's unlikely that our list will ever be more than a sample.

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    • Sylvanus 'Syl' Apps     (Professional hockey)
      • Professional hockey. He was born in Paris (ON) on January 18, 1915 (a Monday) and died in Cambridge (ON) on December 24, 1998 (a Thursday) at the age of 83. He is buried at Mt. View Cemetery (Regional Municipality of Waterloo, Ontario).
      • Paris is located 34 miles [54.7 km] to the south of Elora.
      • Cambridge is located 23 miles [37 km] to the south of Elora.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Sylvanus 'Syl' Apps<6>
    • Father David William Bauer     (Professional hockey)
    • Robert 'Bobby' Theodore Bauer     (Professional hockey)
      • Professional hockey. He was born in Waterloo (ON) on February 16, 1915 (a Tueday) and died in Kitchener (ON) on September 16, 1964 (a Wednesday) at the age of 49. He is buried at Woodland Cemetery (Regional Municipality of Waterloo, Ontario).
      • Waterloo is located 15 miles [24.1 km] to the south of Elora.
      • Kitchener is located 16 miles [25.7 km] to the south of Elora.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Robert 'Bobby' Theodore Bauer<6>
    • Thomas Charles 'Tom' Connors     (Singer)
    • William Alfred 'Goldy' Goldsworthy     (Professional hockey)
    • Earle W. Graser     (Actor)
    • George William Hay     (Professional hockey)
      • Professional hockey. He was born in Listowel (ON) on January 10, 1898 (a Monday) and died in Listowel (ON) on July 13, 1975 (a Sunday) at the age of 77. He is buried at Fairview Cemetery (Perth County, Ontario).
      • Listowel is located 26 miles [41.8 km] to the west of Elora.
      • Listowel is located 26 miles [41.8 km] to the west of Elora.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: George William Hay<6>
    • James Jerome Hill     (Railroad pioneer)
      • Railroad pioneer. He was born in Eramosa (ON) on September 16, 1838 (a Sunday) and died in Saint Paul (MN) on May 29, 1916 (a Monday) at the age of 77.
      • Eramosa is located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the southeast of Elora.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: James Jerome Hill<6>
    • Joseph Kilgour     (Actor)
      • Actor. He was born in Ayr (ON) on July 11, 1863 (a Saturday) and died in Bay Shore (NY) on April 21, 1933 (a Friday) at the age of 69. He is buried at Kensico Cemetery (Westchester County, New York).
      • Ayr is located 27 miles [43.5 km] to the south of Elora.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Joseph Kilgour<6>
    • Robert 'Bobby' John Kuntz     (Professional football)
      • Professional football. He was born in Detroit (MI) on January 10, 1932 (a Sunday) and died in Waterloo (ON) on February 7, 2011 (a Monday) at the age of 79. He is buried at Woodland Cemetery (Regional Municipality of Waterloo, Ontario).
      • Waterloo is located 15 miles [24.1 km] to the south of Elora.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Robert 'Bobby' John Kuntz<6>
    • William Lyon Mackenzie King     (11th, 13th & 15th Prime Minister of Canada (December 1921 - June 1926 & September 1926 - August 1930))
      • 11th, 13th & 15th Prime Minister of Canada (December 1921 - June 1926 & September 1926 - August 1930). He was born in Kitchener (ON) on December 17, 1874 (a Thursday) and died in Chelsea (QC) on July 22, 1950 (a Saturday) at the age of 75. He is buried at Mt. Pleasant Cemetery (Ontario).
      • Kitchener is located 16 miles [25.7 km] to the south of Elora.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: William Lyon Mackenzie King<6>
    • Arthur Augustus Cutler Moore     (Professional hockey)
    • John Edward 'Jack' Purcell     (Professional tennis)

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

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

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    • The National Capital at Parliament Hill (Ottawa, ON) is 261 miles [420 km]<2> to the east northeast (ENE). If you could drive a straight line from Elora to Parliament Hill, with an average speed<7>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 15 days. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take 11 days.
    • The shortest distance<8> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 5,828 miles [9,379.3 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<9>
    • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 6,558 miles [10,554.1 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<10>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 4,437 miles [7,140.7 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<11>

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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 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 Elora 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>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Elora) 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 Elora. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from EloraOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Elora. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 43.6864, Longitude: -80.4298    
<3>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<4>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.
<5>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.
<6>The Find-a-Grave website is an excellent research tool with information about a cemetery's location and interments. They also offer a forum for their members which can provide additional help. More information about Find-a-Grave can be found on their website: findagrave.com.
<7>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.
<8>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 Elora to the Middle East to be East and South, the Great Circle Route actually lies to the North and East.
<9>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Jerusalem is 309.656 degrees.
<10>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 306.181 degrees.
<11>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 304.391 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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