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Communities Also Named Drummondville ...

We have found one communities that share the name Drummondville.

Within Quebec, the name Drummondville is unique.

Beyond Quebec, there is another community also named Drummondville in Canada.

  • Communities Elsewhere In North America ...
    • Ontario
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<1> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Ontario community of Drummondville.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Drummondville ...

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.

  • Castlebar
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Castlebar
    • Castlebar lies 24 miles [38.6 km]<2> to the east of Drummondville
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Castlebar came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<3>
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Castlebar
  • Danville
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Danville
    • Danville lies 24 miles [38.6 km]<2> to the east of Drummondville
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Danville
  • Gore
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Gore
    • Gore lies 20 miles [32.2 km]<2> to the southeast of Drummondville
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Gore came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<3>
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Gore
  • Greenshields
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Greenshields
    • Greenshields lies 24 miles [38.6 km]<2> to the southeast of Drummondville
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Greenshields came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<3>
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Greenshields
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    • Mitchell
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mitchell
      • Mitchell lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<2> to the northeast of Drummondville
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Mitchell came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<3>
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mitchell
    • Moose River
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Moose River
      • Moose River lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<2> to the south of Drummondville
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Moose River came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<3>
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Moose River
    • Royville
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Royville
      • Royville lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<2> to the southwest of Drummondville
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Royville came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<3>
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Royville
    • Wheatland
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Wheatland
      • Wheatland lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<2> to the southeast of Drummondville
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Wheatland came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<3>
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Wheatland

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 Drummondville. 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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    • Renee Martel     (Singer)
      • Singer. She was born on June 26, 1947 (a Thursday) and died in Saint Hyacinthe (QC) on December 18, 2021 (a Saturday) at the age of 74. We don't have any burial details.
      • Saint Hyacinthe is located 28 miles [45.1 km] to the southwest of Drummondville.
    • Lester Patrick     (Professional hockey)
      • Professional hockey. He was born in Drummondville on December 31, 1883 (a Monday) and died in Victoria (BC) on June 1, 1960 (a Wednesday) at the age of 76. He is buried at Royal Oak Burial Park (British Columbia).
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Lester Patrick<4>
    • Mack Sennett     (Actor, director, producer, screenwriter)
      • Born: Mikall Sinnott
      • Actor, director, producer, screenwriter. He was born in Danville (QC) on January 17, 1880 (a Saturday) and died in Woodland Hills (CA) on November 5, 1960 (a Saturday) at the age of 80.
      • Danville is located 24 miles [38.6 km] to the east of Drummondville.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Mack Sennett<4>

How Far From Drummondville to ...

We spend a lot of time looking through Gazetteers & Almanacs that were published in the late 1800's and early 1900's. Many of the Gazetteers include the distance from a city such as Drummondville to various places of note, such as Parliament Hill.

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

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    • The National Capital at Parliament Hill (Ottawa, ON) is 157 miles [252.7 km]<2> to the west (W). If you could drive a straight line from Drummondville to Parliament Hill, with an average speed<5>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 7 days.
    • The shortest distance<6> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 5,426 miles [8,732.3 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<7>
    • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 6,150 miles [9,897.5 km] and it lies to the east northeast (ENE).<8>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 4,027 miles [6,480.8 km] and it lies to the east northeast (ENE).<9>

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Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Drummondville: www.ville.drummondville.qc.ca/

The official website for Province of Quebec: https://www.quebec.ca/

Footnotes ...

<1>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 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 Drummondville 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 '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- Drummondville) 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 Drummondville. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from DrummondvilleOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Drummondville. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 45.8831, Longitude: -72.4972    
<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>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 Drummondville 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 304.307 degrees.
<8>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 300.542 degrees.
<9>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 299.408 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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