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Communities Also Named Moon River ...

We found one communities that share the name Moon River.

There is one other community in Ontario which is also named Moon River.

Beyond Ontario.

  • Communities Located In Ontario ...

Curious and Interesting Names Near Moon River ...

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.

  • Copperhead
    (9 miles [14.5 km] to the west)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Copperhead came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<1>
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  • Crooked Bay
    (9 miles [14.5 km] to the east)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Crooked Bay came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<1>
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Crooked Bay
  • Dock Siding
    (10 miles [16.1 km] to the northeast)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Dock Siding came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<1>
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Dock Siding
  • Foot's Bay
    (10 miles [16.1 km] to the east)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Foot's Bay came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<1>
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Foot's Bay
  • Franceville
    (11 miles [17.7 km] to the south)
    • Note: We haven't been able to verify our GPS coordinates for Franceville. Although the coordinates have been estimated, they should be in the vicinity.<2>
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Franceville
  • Go Home Lake
    (10 miles [16.1 km] to the southeast)
  • Gordon Bay
    (10 miles [16.1 km] to the northeast)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Gordon Bay came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<1>
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Gordon Bay
  • Lake Joseph
    (10 miles [16.1 km] to the northeast)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lake Joseph came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<1>
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lake Joseph
  • Potters Landing
    (2 miles [3.2 km] to the southwest)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Potters Landing came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<1>
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Potters Landing
  • Woods Bay
    (2 miles [3.2 km] to the northwest)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Woods Bay came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<1>
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Woods Bay

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

With a nod to our favorite Gazetteers, the straight-line distance<3> beginning in Moon River and extending to:

  • The National Capital at Parliament Hill (Ottawa, ON) is 208 miles [334.7 km]<3> to the east (E). If you could drive a straight line from Moon River to Parliament Hill, with an average speed<4>of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, it would take a little over three hours to make the trip. A comfortable walk of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour would take 12 days. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take 9 days.
  • The shortest distance<5> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 5,747 miles [9,248.9 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<6>
  • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 6,482 miles [10,431.8 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<7>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 4,363 miles [7,021.6 km] and it lies to the east northeast (ENE).<8>

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

Footnotes ...

<1>If we 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.
<2>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.
<3>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 from Point A (ie- Moon River) to Point B.Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Moon River. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 45.1086, Longitude: -79.9564    
<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 Moon River 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 309.229 degrees.
<7>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 305.923 degrees.
<8>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 303.571 degrees.









 

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