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Communities Also Named Read ...

We have found four communities that share the name Read.

Within Ontario, the name Read is unique.

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

  • Communities Elsewhere In North America ...
    • Colorado
      • Delta County
      • This Read is located in Delta County and lies 1,625 miles [2,615.2 km]<1> to the west.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Read
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Delta County community of Read.
    • Iowa
      • Clayton 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 Iowa community of Read [Clayton County].
    • Utah
      • Beaver County
      • This Read is located in Beaver County and lies 1,878 miles [3,022.3 km]<1> to the west.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Read
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Beaver County community of Read.
    • West Virginia
      • Randolph County
      • This Read is located in Randolph County and lies 394 miles [634.1 km]<1> to the south southwest.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Read
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Randolph County community of Read.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Read ...

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.

  • Ebenezer
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ebenezer
    • Ebenezer lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the east of Read
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ebenezer
  • Forest Mills
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Forest Mills
    • Forest Mills lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the east of Read
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Forest Mills came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<3>
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Forest Mills
  • Honeywell Corners
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Honeywell Corners
    • Honeywell Corners lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the southwest of Read
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Honeywell Corners came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<3>
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Honeywell Corners
  • Lime Lake
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lime Lake
    • Lime Lake lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the northeast of Read
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lime Lake came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<3>
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lime Lake
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    • Lost Channel
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lost Channel
      • Lost Channel lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the northwest of Read
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lost Channel
    • Marysville
    • Mohawk - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mohawk
      • Mohawk was located 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the southeast of Read
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Mohawk came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<3>
    • Moneymore
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Moneymore
      • Moneymore lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the northwest of Read
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Moneymore
    • Mount Pleasant
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mount Pleasant
      • Mount Pleasant lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the southeast of Read
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mount Pleasant
    • Thrashers Corners
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Thrashers Corners
      • Thrashers Corners lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the west of Read
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Thrashers Corners came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<3>
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Thrashers Corners
    • Zion Hill
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Zion Hill
      • Zion Hill lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the west of Read
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Zion Hill came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<3>
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Zion Hill

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 Read. 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 13 miles [20.9 km] to the southwest of Read.
      • 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 13 miles [20.9 km] to the southwest of Read.
      • 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 13 miles [20.9 km] to the southwest of Read.
      • 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 13 miles [20.9 km] to the southwest of Read.
      • 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 10 miles [16.1 km] to the southeast of Read.
      • 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 13 miles [20.9 km] to the southwest of Read.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Farley McGill Mowat<5>
    • Gerald Edmond 'Gerry' Shannon     (Professional hockey)
      • Professional hockey. He was born in Campbellford (Ontario) on Tueday October 25, 1910 and died in Ottawa (Ontario) on Sunday May 1, 1983 at the age of 72. He is buried at Pinecrest Cemetery (City of Ottawa, Ontario).
      • Campbellford is located 29 miles [46.7 km] to the west of Read.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Gerald Edmond 'Gerry' Shannon<5>
    • Greg Terrion     (Professional hockey)
      • Professional hockey. He was born in Marmora (Ontario) on Monday May 2, 1960 and died in Marmora (Ontario) on Friday September 28, 2018 at the age of 58. He is buried at Sacred Heart Cemetery (Hastings County, Ontario).
      • Marmora is located 26 miles [41.8 km] to the northwest of Read.
      • Marmora is located 26 miles [41.8 km] to the northwest of Read.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Greg Terrion<5>

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

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

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    • The National Capital at Parliament Hill (Ottawa, ON) is 106 miles [170.6 km]<1> to the northeast (NE). If you could drive a straight line from Read to Parliament Hill, with an average speed<6>of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, it would take less than two hours to make the trip. A comfortable walk of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour would take 6 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 5,676 miles [9,134.6 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<8>
    • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 6,402 miles [10,303 km] and it lies to the east northeast (ENE).<9>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 4,279 miles [6,886.4 km] and it lies to the east northeast (ENE).<10>

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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 obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Read) 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 Read. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from ReadOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Read. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 44.3100, Longitude: -77.2028    
<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 Read 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 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 Read 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 307.527 degrees.
<9>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 303.883 degrees.
<10>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 302.534 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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