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Communities Also Named Oshawa ...

We have found two communities that share the name Oshawa.

Within Ontario, the name Oshawa is unique.

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

  • Communities Elsewhere In North America ...
    • Minnesota
      • Cass County
      • This Oshawa is located in Cass County and lies 789 miles [1,269.8 km]<1> to the west northwest.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Oshawa
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Cass County community of Oshawa.
      • Nicollet County
      • This Oshawa is located in Nicollet County and lies 755 miles [1,215.1 km] to the west.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Oshawa
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Nicollet County community of Oshawa.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Oshawa ...

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.

  • Ajax
  • Columbus
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Columbus
    • Columbus lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the north of Oshawa
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Columbus came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<3>
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Columbus
  • Coronation Gardens
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Coronation Gardens
    • Coronation Gardens lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the northwest of Oshawa
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Coronation Gardens came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<3>
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Coronation Gardens
  • Deckers Hill
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Deckers Hill
    • Deckers Hill lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the west of Oshawa
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Deckers Hill came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<3>
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Deckers Hill
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    • Fairport
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Fairport
      • Fairport lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the southwest of Oshawa
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Fairport came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<3>
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Fairport
    • Glen Grove
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Glen Grove
      • Glen Grove lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the west of Oshawa
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Glen Grove came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<3>
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Glen Grove
    • Greenwood
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Greenwood
      • Greenwood lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the west of Oshawa
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Greenwood
    • Harmony
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Harmony
      • Harmony lies less than 2 miles<1> to the east of Oshawa
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Harmony
    • Liverpool
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Liverpool
      • Liverpool lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the west of Oshawa
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Liverpool came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<3>
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Liverpool
    • Maple Grove
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Maple Grove
      • Maple Grove lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the east of Oshawa
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Maple Grove
    • Mitchells Corners
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mitchells Corners
      • Mitchells Corners lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the northeast of Oshawa
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Mitchells Corners came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<3>
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mitchells Corners
    • Prospect
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Prospect
      • Prospect lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the northwest of Oshawa
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Prospect
    • Purple Hill
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Purple Hill
      • Purple Hill lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the north of Oshawa
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Purple Hill
    • Squires Beach
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Squires Beach
      • Squires Beach lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the southwest of Oshawa
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Squires Beach came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<3>
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Squires Beach

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 Oshawa. 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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    • Stephen Harper     (27th Prime Minister of Canada (February 2006 - November 2015))
      • 27th Prime Minister of Canada (February 2006 - November 2015). He was born in Leaside (Ontario) on Thursday April 30, 1959
      • Leaside is located 28 miles [45.1 km] to the southwest of Oshawa.

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

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

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    • The National Capital at Parliament Hill (Ottawa, ON) is 187 miles [300.9 km]<1> to the northeast (NE). If you could drive a straight line from Oshawa 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 11 days. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take 8 days.
    • The shortest distance<5> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 5,758 miles [9,266.6 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<6>
    • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 6,486 miles [10,438.2 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<7>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 4,364 miles [7,023.2 km] and it lies to the east northeast (ENE).<8>

Other Roadside Stops ...

The Communities of Ontario

About Ontario

Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Oshawa: www.oshawa.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 '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- Oshawa) 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 Oshawa. 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 Oshawa

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Oshawa. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 43.8985, Longitude: -78.8641    
<2>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<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>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 Oshawa 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 308.631 degrees.
<7>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 305.059 degrees.
<8>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 303.532 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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