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Communities Also Named Picton ...

We have found two communities that share the name Picton.

Within Ontario, the name Picton is unique.

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

  • Communities Elsewhere In North America ...
    • New Jersey
      • Union County
      • 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 New Jersey community of Picton [Union County].
    • North Dakota
      • Towner County
      • 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 North Dakota community of Picton [Towner County].

Curious and Interesting Names Near Picton ...

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.

  • Cherry Valley
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cherry Valley
    • Cherry Valley lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<2> to the south of Picton
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cherry Valley came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<3>
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cherry Valley
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Cherry Valley<4>
  • Elmbrook
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Elmbrook
    • Elmbrook lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<2> to the north of Picton
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Elmbrook came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<3>
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Elmbrook
  • Fawcettville
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Fawcettville
    • Fawcettville lies less than 2 miles<2> to the north of Picton
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Fawcettville came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<3>
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Fawcettville
  • Gilbert Mills
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Gilbert Mills
    • Gilbert Mills lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<2> to the northwest of Picton
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Gilbert Mills came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<3>
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Gilbert Mills
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    • Huff Wharf
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Huff Wharf
      • Huff Wharf lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<2> to the northeast of Picton
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Huff Wharf
    • Huffs Corners
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Huffs Corners
      • Huffs Corners lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<2> to the west of Picton
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Huffs Corners came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<3>
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Huffs Corners
    • Lake on the Mountain
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lake on the Mountain
      • Lake on the Mountain lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<2> to the northeast of Picton
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lake on the Mountain came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<3>
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lake on the Mountain
    • Prince Edward
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Prince Edward
      • Prince Edward lies 5 miles [8 km]<2> to the west of Picton
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Prince Edward came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<3>
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Prince Edward
    • Salmon Point
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Salmon Point
      • Salmon Point lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<2> to the southwest of Picton
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Salmon Point

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 Picton. 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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    • Donald 'Dan' Bain     (Professional hockey)
      • Professional hockey. He was born in Belleville (Ontario) on Saturday February 14, 1874 and died in Winnipeg (Manitoba) on Wednesday August 15, 1962 at the age of 88.
      • Belleville is located 16 miles [25.7 km] to the northwest of Picton.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Donald 'Dan' Bain<5>
    • Sir Mackenzie Bowell     (6th Prime Minister of Canada (December 1894 - April 1896))
      • 6th Prime Minister of Canada (December 1894 - April 1896). He was born in Rickinghall (England) on Saturday December 27, 1823 and died in Belleville (Ontario) on Monday December 10, 1917 at the age of 94. He is buried at Belleville Cemetery (Hastings County, Ontario).
      • Belleville is located 16 miles [25.7 km] to the northwest of Picton.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Sir Mackenzie Bowell<5>
    • Rod Coneybeare     (Children's entertainer, puppeteer, voice actor)
      • Children's entertainer, puppeteer, voice actor. He was born in Belleville (Ontario) on Monday March 31, 1930 and died in Lindsay (Ontario) on Thursday September 5, 2019 at the age of 89. The body was cremated.
      • Belleville is located 16 miles [25.7 km] to the northwest of Picton.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Rod Coneybeare<5>
    • Albert Robert 'Toots' Holway     (Professional hockey)
      • Professional hockey. He was born in Toronto (Ontario) on Wednesday September 24, 1902 and died in Belleville (Ontario) on Wednesday November 20, 1968 at the age of 66. He is buried at Belleville Cemetery (Hastings County, Ontario).
      • Belleville is located 16 miles [25.7 km] to the northwest of Picton.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Albert Robert 'Toots' Holway<5>
    • Howard Dennis McNamara     (Professional hockey)
      • Professional hockey. He was born on Saturday November 22, 1890 and died in Deseronto (Ontario) on Saturday August 24, 1940 at the age of 49. He is buried at Mt. Hope Catholic Cemetery (Ontario).
      • Deseronto is located 13 miles [20.9 km] to the north of Picton.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Howard Dennis McNamara<5>
    • Farley McGill Mowat     (Author, environmentalist)
      • Author, environmentalist. He was born in Belleville (Ontario) on Thursday May 12, 1921 and died on Tueday May 6, 2014 at the age of 93.
      • Belleville is located 16 miles [25.7 km] to the northwest of Picton.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Farley McGill Mowat<5>

How Far From Picton to ...

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

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

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    • The National Capital at Parliament Hill (Ottawa, ON) is 120 miles [193.1 km]<2> to the northeast (NE). If you could drive a straight line from Picton to Parliament Hill, with an average speed<6>of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, it would take about two hours to make the trip. A comfortable walk of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour would take 7 days. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take 5 days.
    • The shortest distance<7> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 5,686 miles [9,150.7 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<8>
    • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 6,411 miles [10,317.5 km] and it lies to the east northeast (ENE).<9>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 4,288 miles [6,900.9 km] and it lies to the east northeast (ENE).<10>

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Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Picton. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

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 Bird Creek to see Pete ... Bird 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 Picton 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 drawn from Point A (ie- Picton) 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 Picton. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from PictonOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Picton. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 44.0088, Longitude: -77.1392    
<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're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<5>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.
<6>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.
<7>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 Picton to the Middle East to be East and South, the Great Circle Route actually lies to the North and East.
<8>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Jerusalem is 307.518 degrees.
<9>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 303.825 degrees.
<10>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 302.638 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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