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Curious and Interesting Names Near Prince Edward ...

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.

  • Big Sandy
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Big Sandy
    • Big Sandy lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the southwest of Prince Edward
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Big Sandy came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<2>
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Big Sandy
  • Burr
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Burr
    • Burr lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the west of Prince Edward
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Burr came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<2>
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Burr
  • Cherry Valley
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cherry Valley
    • Cherry Valley lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the southeast of Prince Edward
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cherry Valley came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<2>
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cherry Valley
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Cherry Valley<3>
  • Elmbrook
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Elmbrook
    • Elmbrook lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the east of Prince Edward
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Elmbrook came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<2>
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Elmbrook
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    • Fawcettville
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Fawcettville
      • Fawcettville lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the east of Prince Edward
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Fawcettville came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<2>
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Fawcettville
    • Gilbert Mills
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Gilbert Mills
      • Gilbert Mills lies less than 2 miles<1> to the north of Prince Edward
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Gilbert Mills came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<2>
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Gilbert Mills
    • Huffs Corners
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Huffs Corners
      • Huffs Corners lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the west of Prince Edward
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Huffs Corners came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<2>
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Huffs Corners
    • Mountain View
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mountain View
      • Mountain View lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the northwest of Prince Edward
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mountain View
    • Sand Banks
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sand Banks
      • Sand Banks lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the south of Prince Edward
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Sand Banks came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<2>
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sand Banks

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 Prince Edward. 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 11 miles [17.7 km] to the northwest of Prince Edward.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Donald 'Dan' Bain<4>
    • 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 11 miles [17.7 km] to the northwest of Prince Edward.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Sir Mackenzie Bowell<4>
    • 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 11 miles [17.7 km] to the northwest of Prince Edward.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Rod Coneybeare<4>
    • 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 11 miles [17.7 km] to the northwest of Prince Edward.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Albert Robert 'Toots' Holway<4>
    • 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 15 miles [24.1 km] to the northeast of Prince Edward.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Howard Dennis McNamara<4>
    • 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 11 miles [17.7 km] to the northwest of Prince Edward.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Farley McGill Mowat<4>

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

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

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    • The National Capital at Parliament Hill (Ottawa, ON) is 123 miles [197.9 km]<1> to the northeast (NE). If you could drive a straight line from Prince Edward to Parliament Hill, with an average speed<5>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<6> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 5,690 miles [9,157.2 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<7>
    • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 6,416 miles [10,325.6 km] and it lies to the east northeast (ENE).<8>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 4,292 miles [6,907.3 km] and it lies to the east northeast (ENE).<9>

Other Roadside Stops ...

Index of Cities, Towns and Villages for Ontario

About Ontario

Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Prince Edward: www.pec.on.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- Prince Edward) 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 Prince Edward. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Prince EdwardOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Prince Edward. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 44.0231, Longitude: -77.2558    
<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>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<4>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.
<5>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.
<6>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 Prince Edward to the Middle East to be East and South, the Great Circle Route actually lies to the North and East.
<7>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Jerusalem is 307.591 degrees.
<8>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 303.91 degrees.
<9>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 302.689 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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