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Curious and Interesting Names Near Orford ...

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.

  • Bolton Centre
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    • Bolton Centre lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<1> to the southwest of Orford
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Bolton Centre came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<2>
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  • Bolton Forest
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    • Bolton Forest lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the southwest of Orford
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Bolton Forest came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<2>
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bolton Forest
  • Butternut Flat
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Butternut Flat
    • Butternut Flat lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<1> to the southeast of Orford
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Butternut Flat came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<2>
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Butternut Flat
  • Channel
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Channel
    • Channel lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the south of Orford
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Channel came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<2>
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    • Cherry River
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cherry River
      • Cherry River lies less than 2 miles<1> to the southeast of Orford
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cherry River came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<2>
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    • Lower Flodden
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lower Flodden
      • Lower Flodden lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<1> to the north of Orford
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lower Flodden came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<2>
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    • Oliver Corner
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Oliver Corner
      • Oliver Corner lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the south of Orford
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Oliver Corner came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<2>
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    • Rock Forest
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rock Forest
      • Rock Forest lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the east of Orford
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Rock Forest came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<2>
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rock Forest
    • Shanks
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Shanks
      • Shanks lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the east of Orford
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Shanks came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<2>
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Shanks
    • Snug Harbour
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Snug Harbour
      • Snug Harbour lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the south of Orford
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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 Orford. 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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    • Louis St. Laurent     (16th Prime Minister of Canada (November 1948 - June 1957))
      • 16th Prime Minister of Canada (November 1948 - June 1957). He was born in Compton (Quebec) on Monday November 15, 1948 and died in Quebec City (Quebec) on Friday June 21, 1957 at the age of 8.
      • Compton is located 18 miles [29 km] to the east of Orford.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Louis St. Laurent<3>

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

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

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    • The National Capital at Parliament Hill (Ottawa, ON) is 170 miles [273.6 km]<1> to the west (W). If you could drive a straight line from Orford to Parliament Hill, with an average speed<4>of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, it would take about three hours to make the trip. A comfortable walk of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour would take 10 days. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take 7 days.
    • The shortest distance<5> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 5,435 miles [8,746.8 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<6>
    • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 6,156 miles [9,907.1 km] and it lies to the east northeast (ENE).<7>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 4,032 miles [6,488.9 km] and it lies to the east northeast (ENE).<8>

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

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

Footnotes ...

<1>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Orford) 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 Orford. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from OrfordOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Orford. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 45.3404, Longitude: -72.1810    
<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>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.
<4>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.
<5>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 Orford to the Middle East to be East and South, the Great Circle Route actually lies to the North and East.
<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Jerusalem is 304.196 degrees.
<7>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 300.325 degrees.
<8>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 299.54 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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