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Curious and Interesting Names Near Osaca ...

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.

  • Crooked Creek
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Crooked Creek
    • Crooked Creek lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the southwest of Osaca
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Crooked Creek came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<2>
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Crooked Creek
  • Decker Hollow - Historic
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Decker Hollow
    • Decker Hollow was located less than 2 miles<1> to the west of Osaca
  • Elizabethville
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Elizabethville
    • Elizabethville lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the northwest of Osaca
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Elizabethville came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<2>
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Elizabethville
  • Garden Hill
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Garden Hill
    • Garden Hill lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the northeast of Osaca
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Garden Hill came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<2>
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Garden Hill
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    • Perrytown
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Perrytown
      • Perrytown lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the northeast of Osaca
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Perrytown
    • Starkville
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Starkville
      • Starkville lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the west of Osaca
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Starkville came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<2>
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Starkville
    • Welcome
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Welcome
      • Welcome lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the southeast of Osaca
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Welcome
    • Zion
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Zion
      • Zion lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the south of Osaca
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Zion

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 Osaca. 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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    • Robert Edward 'Bob' Addy     (Major League Baseball> *~~mlb:<1876/05/06:1877/10/06)
    • Les Ascott     (Professional football)
      • Professional football. He was born in Peterborough (ON) on October 2, 1921 (a Sunday) and died in Peterborough (ON) on August 8, 2013 (a Thursday) at the age of 91. He is buried at Highland Park Cemetery (Peterborough County, Ontario).
      • Peterborough is located 21 miles [33.8 km] to the north of Osaca.
      • Peterborough is located 21 miles [33.8 km] to the north of Osaca.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Les Ascott<3>
    • Rod Coneybeare     (Children's entertainer, puppeteer, voice actor)
      • Children's entertainer, puppeteer, voice actor. He was born in Belleville (ON) on March 31, 1930 (a Monday) and died in Lindsay (ON) on September 5, 2019 (a Thursday) at the age of 89. The body was cremated.
      • Lindsay is located 28 miles [45.1 km] to the northwest of Osaca.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Rod Coneybeare<3>
    • Ross B. Craig     (Professional football)
      • Professional football. He was born in Peterborough (ON) on July 1, 1884 (a Tueday) and died in Hamilton (ON) on June 27, 1949 (a Monday) at the age of 64. He is buried at Grove Cemetery (Hamilton Regional Municipality, Ontario).
      • Peterborough is located 21 miles [33.8 km] to the north of Osaca.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Ross B. Craig<3>
    • Marie Dressler     (Oscar winning actress)
    • Norman James Boswell 'Hec' Fowler     (Professional hockey)
    • James Francis 'Moose' Heffernan     (Professional hockey)
    • Audre Joan Monture Knecht     (Actress)
    • Colleen Peterson     (Musician)
    • George 'Shorty' Redding     (Professional hockey)
    • George Sullivan     (Professional hockey)
      • Professional hockey. He was born in Peterborough (ON) on December 24, 1929 (a Tueday) and died in Peterborough (ON) on January 19, 2019 (a Saturday) at the age of 89.
      • Peterborough is located 21 miles [33.8 km] to the north of Osaca.
      • Peterborough is located 21 miles [33.8 km] to the north of Osaca.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: George Sullivan<3>
    • Raymond 'Golden Boy' Timgren     (Professional hockey)

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

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

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    • The National Capital at Parliament Hill (Ottawa, ON) is 166 miles [267.2 km]<1> to the northeast (NE). If you could drive a straight line from Osaca to Parliament Hill, with an average speed<4>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<5> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 5,737 miles [9,232.8 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<6>
    • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 6,465 miles [10,404.4 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<7>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 4,342 miles [6,987.8 km] and it lies to the east northeast (ENE).<8>

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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' (or point-to-point) distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Osaca) 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 Osaca. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from OsacaOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Osaca. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 44.0081, Longitude: -78.4364    
<2>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.
<3>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.
<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 Osaca 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 308.347 degrees.
<7>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 304.757 degrees.
<8>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 303.275 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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