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Welcome to Thorah Island ...

Although we found mention of Thorah Island during our research, we really don't have any information about it.<1> Given the context of how Thorah Island was mentioned, we believe that it was a community rather than a locale or some type of landmark. We have done a cursory search and if it was a community, we haven't been able to find any evidence that it still exists..

We've added Thorah Island to our Gazetteer with the hope that we can develop more information. If you can help us with Thorah Island, please Contact Us.


A typical abbreviation for Thorah Island: Thorah Is. (in Canada, 'Isld.' is the more common abbreviation.)

Time Zone: The area where we believe that Thorah Island might be (or was) located is in the Eastern Time Zone (EST/EDT) and observes daylight saving time. The time zone in French: EST- Heure Normale de l'Est (HNE), EDT- Heure Avancée de l'Est (HAE).

Communities Also Named Thorah Island ...

For more information, see our Tidbits & Trivia Page for Thorah Island.

Communities near Thorah Island ...

We have created a list of 10 communities that are near Thorah Island.

  • Georgina
  • Innisfil
  • Orillia
  • Chippewas of Georgina Island First Nation
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Chippewas of Georgina Island First Nation
    • Chippewas of Georgina Island First Nation lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<2> to the southwest of Thorah Island.
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Chippewas of Georgina Island First Nation came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<4>
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Chippewas of Georgina Island First Nation
  • Gamebridge
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Gamebridge
    • Gamebridge lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<2> to the north of Thorah Island.
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Gamebridge came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<4>
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Gamebridge
  • Port Bolster
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Port Bolster
    • Port Bolster lies 5 miles [8 km]<2> to the south of Thorah Island.
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Port Bolster came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<4>
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Port Bolster
  • Talbot
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Talbot
    • Talbot lies 5 miles [8 km]<2> to the north of Thorah Island.
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Talbot came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<4>
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Talbot
  • Argyle
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Argyle
    • Argyle lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<2> to the east of Thorah Island.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Argyle
  • Brechin Beach
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Brechin Beach
    • Brechin Beach lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<2> to the north of Thorah Island.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Brechin Beach
  • Brechin Point
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Brechin Point
    • Brechin Point lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<2> to the north of Thorah Island.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Brechin Point

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Thorah Island ...

Looking for more information about Thorah Island? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you can read an overview with links that will help you find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

While we are unaware of a Tourism page that is specific to Thorah Island, there are neighboring communities that do have Tourism pages. A map of those communities can be found with our TripAdvisor Page for Thorah Island.

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. For example, we might find a sentence like "He went south past Thorah Island and then turned west". While Thorah Island could be some kind of landmark, we think that it's more likely to be a community. We've added Thorah Island as a placeholder with the hope that we'll be able to add more information in the future.

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 Thorah Island 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 'point-to-point' distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Thorah Island) 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 Thorah Island. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Thorah IslandOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Thorah Island. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 44.4288, Longitude: -79.1640    
<3>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<4>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.




 

 

 

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