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Communities Also Named Kawartha Lakes ...

We found one communities that share the name Kawartha Lakes.

There is one other community in Ontario which is also named Kawartha Lakes.

Beyond Ontario.

  • Communities Located In Ontario ...
    • Unknown
      • The profile page for Kawartha Lakes #1
      • 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 Ontario community of Kawartha Lakes.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Kawartha Lakes ...

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.

  • Fox's Corners
    (7 miles [11.3 km] to the east)
  • Hickory Beach
    (6 miles [9.7 km] to the northeast)
  • Hillhead Corners
    (7 miles [11.3 km] to the southeast)
  • Kennedy Bay
    (4 miles [6.4 km] to the northeast)
  • Long Beach
    (3 miles [4.8 km] to the north)
  • Pickerel Point
    (Less than 2 miles to the southeast)
  • Pleasant Point
    (3 miles [4.8 km] to the northeast)
  • Sandy Point
    (6 miles [9.7 km] to the northeast)
  • Snug Harbour
    (Less than 2 miles to the northeast)
  • Sturgeon Point
    (4 miles [6.4 km] to the northeast)
  • Zion
    (5 miles [8 km] to the northwest)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Zion

How Far From Kawartha Lakes to ...

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

With a nod to our favorite Gazetteers, the straight-line distance<2> beginning in Kawartha Lakes and extending to:

  • The National Capital at Parliament Hill (Ottawa, ON) is 164 miles [263.9 km]<2> to the east northeast (ENE). If you could drive a straight line from Kawartha Lakes to Parliament Hill, with an average speed<3>of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, it would take about three hours to make the trip. A comfortable walk of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour would take 10 days. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take 7 days.
  • The shortest distance<4> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 5,731 miles [9,223.2 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 6,461 miles [10,398 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<6>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 4,340 miles [6,984.6 km] and it lies to the east northeast (ENE).<7>

The official website for Kawartha Lakes: www.city.kawarthalakes.on.ca/

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 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 Kawartha Lakes 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' distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Kawartha Lakes) to Point B.Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Kawartha Lakes. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 44.4122, Longitude: -78.7522    
<3>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.
<4>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 Kawartha Lakes to the Middle East to be East and South, the Great Circle Route actually lies to the North and East.
<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Jerusalem is 308.511 degrees.
<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 305.006 degrees.
<7>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 303.259 degrees.









 

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