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Curious and Interesting Names Near Shipka ...

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.

  • Beach O'Pines
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Beach O'Pines
    • Beach O'Pines lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the west of Shipka
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Beach O'Pines came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<2>
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Beach O'Pines
  • Blake
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Blake
    • Blake lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the north of Shipka
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Blake came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<2>
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Blake
  • Bluewater
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bluewater
    • Bluewater lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<1> to the north of Shipka
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Bluewater came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<2>
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bluewater
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Bluewater<3>
  • Dashwood
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Dashwood
    • Dashwood lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the northeast of Shipka
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Dashwood
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    • Grand Bend
    • Greenway
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Greenway
      • Greenway lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the southwest of Shipka
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Greenway came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<2>
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Greenway
    • Hay
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hay
      • Hay lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the northeast of Shipka
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hay came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<2>
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hay
    • Hills Green
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hills Green
      • Hills Green lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<1> to the north of Shipka
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hills Green came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<2>
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hills Green
    • Parkhill
    • Sable
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sable
      • Sable lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<1> to the south of Shipka
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Sable came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<2>
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sable
    • Springvale
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Springvale
      • Springvale lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<1> to the southwest of Shipka
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Springvale

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 Shipka. 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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    • Tim Burgess     (Major League Baseball)
      • Born: Thomas Roland Burgess
      • Major League Baseball. He was born in London (ON) on September 1, 1927 (a Thursday) and died in Lambeth (ON) on November 24, 2008 (a Monday) at the age of 81. The body was cremated.
      • London is located 29 miles [46.7 km] to the southeast of Shipka.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Tim Burgess<4>
    • Frank Lloyd Colman     (Major League Baseball)
      • Major League Baseball. He was born in London (ON) on March 2, 1918 (a Saturday) and died in London (ON) on February 19, 1983 (a Saturday) at the age of 64. He is buried at Woodland Cemetery (Middlesex County, Ontario).
      • London is located 29 miles [46.7 km] to the southeast of Shipka.
      • London is located 29 miles [46.7 km] to the southeast of Shipka.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Frank Lloyd Colman<4>
    • Richard Berry Harrison     (Actor)
    • Carmen Lombardo     (Musician)
      • Musician. He was born in London (ON) on January 16, 1903 (a Friday) and died in Miami (FL) on April 17, 1971 (a Saturday) at the age of 68. He is buried at Pinelawn Memorial Park (Suffolk County, New York).
      • London is located 29 miles [46.7 km] to the southeast of Shipka.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Carmen Lombardo<4>
    • Guy Albert Lombardo     (Bandleader)
    • Lebert Lombardo     (Musician)
    • Harry 'Apple Cheeks' Lumley     (Professional hockey)
    • Arthur Meighen     (10th & 12th Prime Minister of Canada (July 1920 - December 1921 & June 1926 - September 1926))
      • 10th & 12th Prime Minister of Canada (July 1920 - December 1921 & June 1926 - September 1926). He was born in Anderson (ON) on June 16, 1874 (a Tueday) and died in Toronto (ON) on August 5, 1960 (a Friday) at the age of 86. He is buried at St. Mary's Cemetery (Perth County, Ontario).
      • Anderson is located 21 miles [33.8 km] to the east of Shipka.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Arthur Meighen<4>
    • Richard Jean Monette     (Actor, director)
    • Samuel George 'Goldie' Prodger     (Professional hockey)
      • Professional hockey. He was born in London (ON) on February 18, 1891 (a Wednesday) and died in London (ON) on October 25, 1935 (a Friday) at the age of 44. He is buried at Woodland Cemetery (Middlesex County, Ontario).
      • London is located 29 miles [46.7 km] to the southeast of Shipka.
      • London is located 29 miles [46.7 km] to the southeast of Shipka.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Samuel George 'Goldie' Prodger<4>
    • Albert Charles 'Babe' Siebert     (Professional hockey)
    • Laura Smith     (Singer, songwriter)
      • Singer, songwriter. She was born in London (ON) on March 14, 1952 (a Friday) and died in Mahone Bay (NS) on March 7, 2020 (a Saturday) at the age of 68. We don't have any burial details.
      • London is located 29 miles [46.7 km] to the southeast of Shipka.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Laura Smith<4>
    • Edward G. 'Ed' Somerville     (Major League Baseball> *~~mlb:<1876/04/25:1876/10/04)
      • Major League Baseball> *~~mlb:<1876/04/25:1876/10/04. He was born in Philadelphia (PA) on March 1, 1853 (a Tueday) and died in London (ON) on October 1, 1877 (a Monday) at the age of 24. He is buried at Evergreen Cemetery (New Haven County, Connecticut).
      • London is located 29 miles [46.7 km] to the southeast of Shipka.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Edward G. 'Ed' Somerville<4>

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

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

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    • The National Capital at Parliament Hill (Ottawa, ON) is 329 miles [529.5 km]<1> to the east northeast (ENE). If you could drive a straight line from Shipka to Parliament Hill, with an average speed<5>of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, it would take five to six hours to make the trip. A comfortable walk of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour would take 19 days. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take 13 days.
    • The shortest distance<6> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 5,893 miles [9,483.9 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<7>
    • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 6,625 miles [10,661.9 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<8>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 4,504 miles [7,248.5 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<9>

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

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 things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Shipka) to Point B.If you need the driving distance, we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Shipka. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from ShipkaOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Shipka. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 43.2856, Longitude: -81.6739    
<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 Shipka 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 310.487 degrees.
<8>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 307.058 degrees.
<9>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 305.16 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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