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Communities Also Named Flinton ...

We have found two communities that share the name Flinton.

Within Ontario, the name Flinton is unique.

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

  • Communities Elsewhere In North America ...
    • Illinois
      • Randolph 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 Illinois community of Flinton [Randolph County].
    • Pennsylvania
      • Cambria County
      • This Flinton is located in Cambria County and lies 282 miles [453.8 km]<2> to the south southwest.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Flinton
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Cambria County community of Flinton.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Flinton ...

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.

  • Allan
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Allan
    • Allan lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<2> to the west of Flinton
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Allan came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<3>
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Allan
  • Bogart
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bogart
    • Bogart lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<2> to the south of Flinton
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bogart
  • Bon Echo
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bon Echo
    • Bon Echo lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<2> to the north of Flinton
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Bon Echo came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<3>
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bon Echo
  • Cooper
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cooper
    • Cooper lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<2> to the west of Flinton
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  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Cosy Cove
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cosy Cove
      • Cosy Cove lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<2> to the south of Flinton
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cosy Cove came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<3>
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cosy Cove
    • Elm Tree
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Elm Tree
      • Elm Tree lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<2> to the east of Flinton
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Elm Tree came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<3>
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Elm Tree
    • Gull Creek
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Gull Creek
      • Gull Creek lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<2> to the southeast of Flinton
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Gull Creek came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<3>
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Gull Creek
    • Hazzards Corners
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hazzards Corners
      • Hazzards Corners lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<2> to the southwest of Flinton
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hazzards Corners came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<3>
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hazzards Corners
    • Otter Creek
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Otter Creek
      • Otter Creek lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<2> to the south of Flinton
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Otter Creek
    • Sulphide
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sulphide
      • Sulphide lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<2> to the south of Flinton
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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 Flinton. 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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    • Greg Terrion     (Professional hockey)
      • Professional hockey. He was born in Marmora (Ontario) on Monday May 2, 1960 and died in Marmora (Ontario) on Friday September 28, 2018 at the age of 58. He is buried at Sacred Heart Cemetery (Hastings County, Ontario).
      • Marmora is located 27 miles [43.5 km] to the southwest of Flinton.
      • Marmora is located 27 miles [43.5 km] to the southwest of Flinton.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Greg Terrion<4>

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

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

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    • The National Capital at Parliament Hill (Ottawa, ON) is 89 miles [143.2 km]<2> to the northeast (NE). If you could drive a straight line from Flinton to Parliament Hill, with an average speed<5>of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, it would take less than two hours to make the trip. A comfortable walk of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour would take 5 days. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take most of three days.
    • The shortest distance<6> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 5,660 miles [9,108.9 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<7>
    • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 6,388 miles [10,280.5 km] and it lies to the east northeast (ENE).<8>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 4,266 miles [6,865.5 km] and it lies to the east northeast (ENE).<9>

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Off-the-Road Links ...

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

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 Bird Creek to see Pete ... Bird 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 Flinton 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 '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- Flinton) 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 Flinton. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from FlintonOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Flinton. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 44.6907, Longitude: -77.2103    
<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 Flinton 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 307.489 degrees.
<8>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 303.903 degrees.
<9>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 302.367 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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