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Communities Also Named Erin ...

We have found thirteen communities that share the name Erin.

Within Ontario, the name Erin is unique.

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

  • Communities Elsewhere In North America ...
    • Alabama
      • Clay County
      • This Erin is located in Clay County and lies 784 miles [1,261.7 km]<1> to the south southwest.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Erin
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Clay County community of Erin.
    • Arkansas
      • Grant 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 Arkansas community of Erin [Grant County].
    • Georgia
      • Meriwether 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 Georgia community of Erin [Meriwether County].
    • Illinois
      • Will County
      • This Erin is located in Will County and lies 437 miles [703.3 km]<1> to the west southwest.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Erin
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Will County community of Erin.
    • Kansas
      • Washington 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 Kansas community of Erin [Washington County].
    • Kentucky
      • Clay 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 Kentucky community of Erin [Clay County].
    • Minnesota
      • Rice 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 Minnesota community of Erin [Rice County].
    • New York
      • Chemung County
      • This Erin is located in Chemung County and lies 203 miles [326.7 km]<1> to the east southeast.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Erin
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Chemung County community of Erin.
    • Tennessee
      • Houston County
      • This Erin is located in Houston County and lies 653 miles [1,050.9 km]<1> to the southwest.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Erin
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Houston County community of Erin.
    • Texas
      • Harris 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 Texas community of Erin [Harris County].
      • Jasper County
      • This Erin is located in Jasper County and lies 1,175 miles [1,891 km]<1> to the southwest.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Erin
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Jasper County community of Erin.
    • West Virginia
      • McDowell County
      • This Erin is located in McDowell County and lies 445 miles [716.2 km]<1> to the south southwest.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Erin
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the McDowell County community of Erin.
    • Wisconsin
      • Saint Croix 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 Wisconsin community of Erin [Saint Croix County].

Curious and Interesting Names Near Erin ...

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.

  • Brimstone
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Brimstone
    • Brimstone lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the northeast of Erin
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Brimstone came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<3>
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Brimstone
  • Brisbane
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Brisbane
    • Brisbane lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the south of Erin
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Brisbane
  • Cataract
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cataract
    • Cataract lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the northeast of Erin
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cataract
  • Cedar Valley
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cedar Valley
    • Cedar Valley lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the west of Erin
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cedar Valley
  • Continue List   (9 more) ...
    • Ferndale
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ferndale
      • Ferndale lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the east of Erin
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ferndale
    • Forks of the Credit
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Forks of the Credit
      • Forks of the Credit lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the northeast of Erin
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Forks of the Credit came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<3>
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Forks of the Credit
    • Marsville
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Marsville
      • Marsville lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the northwest of Erin
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Marsville came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<3>
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Marsville
    • Mimosa
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mimosa
      • Mimosa lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the west of Erin
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mimosa
    • Prices Corner
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Prices Corner
      • Prices Corner lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the west of Erin
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Prices Corner
    • Reading
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Reading
      • Reading lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the northwest of Erin
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Reading came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<3>
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Reading
    • Rockside
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rockside
      • Rockside lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the east of Erin
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Rockside came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<3>
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rockside
    • Silver Creek
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Silver Creek
      • Silver Creek lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the northeast of Erin
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Silver Creek came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<3>
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Silver Creek
    • Terra Cotta
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Terra Cotta
      • Terra Cotta lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the southeast of Erin
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Terra Cotta

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 Erin. 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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    • Thomas Charles 'Tom' Connors     (Singer)
    • Glen Harmon     (Professional hockey)
      • Professional hockey. He was born in Holland (MB) on January 2, 1921 (a Sunday) and died in Mississauga (ON) on March 9, 2007 (a Friday) at the age of 86. He is buried at Streetsville Cemetery (Regional Municipality of Peel, Ontario).
      • Mississauga is located 24 miles [38.6 km] to the southeast of Erin.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Glen Harmon<4>
    • 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 13 miles [20.9 km] to the southwest of Erin.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: James Jerome Hill<4>
    • William 'Flash' Hollett     (Professional hockey)
    • Arthur Augustus Cutler Moore     (Professional hockey)
    • Sylvia Murphy     (Musician, singer, songwriter)
      • Musician, singer, songwriter. She was born in Montreal (QC) on September 24, 1931 (a Thursday) and died in Mississauga (ON) on February 24, 2021 (a Wednesday) at the age of 89. We don't have any burial details.
      • Mississauga is located 24 miles [38.6 km] to the southeast of Erin.
    • John Edward 'Jack' Purcell     (Professional tennis)
    • Doug 'Romby' Rombough     (Professional hockey)
      • Professional hockey. He was born in Fergus (ON) on July 8, 1950 (a Saturday) and died in Plantation (FL) on June 20, 2015 (a Saturday) at the age of 64. He is buried at Elora Cemetery (Wellington County, Ontario).
      • Fergus is located 16 miles [25.7 km] to the west of Erin.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Doug 'Romby' Rombough<4>

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

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

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    • The National Capital at Parliament Hill (Ottawa, ON) is 243 miles [391.1 km]<1> to the east northeast (ENE). If you could drive a straight line from Erin to Parliament Hill, with an average speed<5>of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, it would take nearly four hours to make the trip. A comfortable walk of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour would take 14 days. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take 10 days.
    • The shortest distance<6> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 5,810 miles [9,350.3 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<7>
    • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 6,540 miles [10,525.1 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<8>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 4,419 miles [7,111.7 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<9>

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The official website for Erin: www.town.erin.on.ca/

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

Footnotes ...

<1>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Erin) 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 Erin. 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 ErinOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Erin. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 43.7758, Longitude: -80.0692    
<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 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 Erin 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>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.
<4>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.
<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 Erin 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 309.416 degrees.
<8>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 305.924 degrees.
<9>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 304.177 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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