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Communities Also Named Pelican ...

We found six communities that share the name Pelican.

There is one other community in Ontario which is also named Pelican.

Beyond Ontario, we know of another five communities that are located throughout in Canada and the United States. Of these five communities, .

  • Communities Located In Ontario ...
  • Communities Elsewhere In North America ...
    • Alaska
      • This Pelican lies 1,835 miles [2,953.1 km]<1> to the northwest.
    • Alberta
      • We haven't found the location of this community yet.
    • Louisiana
      • De Soto Parish
      • This Pelican is located in De Soto Parish and lies 1,261 miles [2,029.4 km]<1> to the south.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the De Soto Parish community of Pelican.
    • Texas
      • Liberty County
      • This Pelican is located in Liberty County and lies 1,372 miles [2,208 km]<1> to the south.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Liberty County community of Pelican.
    • Wisconsin
      • Forest County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<2> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Wisconsin community of Pelican [Forest County].

Curious and Interesting Names Near Pelican ...

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.

  • Frenchman's Head
    (7 miles [11.3 km] to the west)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Frenchman's Head came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<3>
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Frenchman's Head
  • Ghost River
    (25 miles [40.2 km] to the east)
  • Sam Lake
    (5 miles [8 km] to the south)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Sam Lake came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<3>
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sam Lake
  • Superior Junction
    (11 miles [17.7 km] to the east)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Superior Junction came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<3>
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Superior Junction

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

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

  • The National Capital at Parliament Hill (Ottawa, ON) is 821 miles [1,321.3 km]<1> to the east southeast (ESE). If you could drive a straight line from Pelican to Parliament Hill, with an average speed<4>of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, it would take just about two full days to make the trip. A comfortable walk of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour would take 47 days. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take 32 days.
  • The shortest distance<5> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 5,921 miles [9,528.9 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<6>
  • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 6,682 miles [10,753.6 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<7>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 4,616 miles [7,428.7 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<8>

The official website for Province of Ontario:

Footnotes ...

<1>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Pelican) to Point B.Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Pelican. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 50.1131, Longitude: -92.0297    
<2>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 Pelican 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.
<3>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.
<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 Pelican 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 317.281 degrees.
<7>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 315.713 degrees.
<8>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 308.397 degrees.


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