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Introduction ...

Below is our collection of tidbits, odds 'n ends for Vernonville.

This page contains four sections:

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

With a nod to our favorite Gazetteers, the straight-line distance<1> beginning in Vernonville to:

  • The National Capital at Parliament Hill (Ottawa, ON [Map]) is 147 miles [236.6 km] to the Northeast (NE). If you could drive a straight line from Vernonville to Parliament Hill, with an average speed<2>of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, it would take less than three hours to make the trip. A comfortable walk of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour would take 9 days. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take 6 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 5,717 miles [9,200.6 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<4>
  • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba [Map]) is 6,445 miles [10,372.2 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 4,322 miles [6,955.6 km] and it lies to the East Northeast (ENE).<6>

Communities Also Named Vernonville ...

While the name Vernonville is unique within Ontario, we know of one more community in the United States.

Communities Outside of Ontario


Hamilton County

Our profile page for Vernonville, Hamilton County
This community is historic.<7>
Although located in Hamilton County, we don't know the location of this community within the .

Curious and Interesting Names Near Vernonville ...

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 talk about such a name. If time permits and the community is not too far, we'll usually try to make a side-trip.

Cedar Creek   -   11 miles [17.7 km] to the East of Vernonville   [Map]
Cold Springs   -   11 miles [17.7 km] to the West   [Map]
Gores Landing   -   13 miles [20.9 km] to the West   [Map]
Little Germany   -   12 miles [19.3 km] to the Northwest   [Map]
Plainville   -   12 miles [19.3 km] to the West   [Map]
Precious Corners   -   10 miles [16.1 km] to the West   [Map]
Purdy Corners   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the Southeast   [Map]
Robin Landing   -   12 miles [19.3 km] to the Northwest   [Map]
Spicer   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the Southwest   [Map]
Spring Valley   -   11 miles [17.7 km] to the East   [Map]

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 Vernonville. 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.

Marie Dressler     (Born as Leila Koerber)
  Oscar winning actress. She was born in Cobourg (Ontario) on Monday November 9, 1868 and died in Santa Barbara (California) on Saturday July 28, 1934 at an age of 65. She was buried at Glendale Forest Lawn Memorial Park (Los Angeles County, California) [Map].

Cobourg [Map] is located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the southwest of Vernonville

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Marie Dressler<8>
Norman James Boswell 'Hec' Fowler
  Professional hockey. He was born in Saskatoon (Saskatchewan) on Friday October 14, 1892 and died in Peterborough (Ontario) on Thursday July 30, 1987 at an age of 94.

Peterborough [Map] is located 24 miles [38.6 km] to the northwest of Vernonville

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Norman James Boswell 'Hec' Fowler
James Francis 'Moose' Heffernan
  Professional hockey. He was born in Peterborough (Ontario) on Tueday January 12, 1892 and died in New York (New York) on Wednesday December 21, 1938 at an age of 46. He was buried at St. Peter's RC Cemetery (Peterborough County, Ontario) [Map].

Peterborough [Map] is located 24 miles [38.6 km] to the northwest of Vernonville

Find-A-Grave Memorial: James Francis 'Moose' Heffernan

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Off-the-Road Links ...

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Footnotes ...

<1>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'point-to-point' distance that begins in Vernonville. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Vernonville) 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 Vernonville. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Vernonville

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Vernonville. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 44.0462, Longitude: -77.9855     [Map].

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<2>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.

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<3>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 Vernonville to the Middle East to be East and South, the Great Circle Route actually lies to the North and East.

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<4>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Jerusalem is 308.054 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 304.434 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 303.037 degrees.

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<7>We use the term 'Historic' broadly and it generally means that the community no longer exists. However, it can also mean that the community might still exist, but was significantly larger or had a more 'official' existence in the past than it does now. Unfortunately our sources of data have proven to be unreliable. If you can provide us with more specific information about Vernonville, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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<8>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:

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