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Curious and Interesting Names Near Petit Becancour ...

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 21 miles [33.8 km]<1> to the south of Petit Becancour
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Castlebar came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<2>
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  • Cranberry
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    • Cranberry lies 25 miles [40.2 km]<1> to the east of Petit Becancour
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cranberry came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<2>
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cranberry
  • Danville
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    • Danville lies 23 miles [37 km]<1> to the south of Petit Becancour
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  • Ham
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    • Ham lies 25 miles [40.2 km]<1> to the southeast of Petit Becancour
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Ham came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<2>
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    • Mitchell
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mitchell
      • Mitchell lies 20 miles [32.2 km]<1> to the west of Petit Becancour
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Mitchell came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<2>
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    • New Ireland
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for New Ireland
      • New Ireland lies 22 miles [35.4 km]<1> to the east of Petit Becancour
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for New Ireland came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<2>
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    • Pidgeon
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pidgeon
      • Pidgeon lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<1> to the east of Petit Becancour
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Pidgeon came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<2>
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    • Princeville
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Princeville
      • Princeville lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the northeast of Petit Becancour
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    • Woodside
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Woodside
      • Woodside lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<1> to the east of Petit Becancour
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Woodside came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<2>
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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 Petit Becancour. 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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    • Lester Patrick     (Professional hockey)
      • Professional hockey. He was born in Drummondville (Quebec) on Monday December 31, 1883 and died in Victoria (British Columbia) on Wednesday June 1, 1960 at the age of 76. He is buried at Royal Oak Burial Park (British Columbia).
      • Drummondville is located 29 miles [46.7 km] to the southwest of Petit Becancour.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Lester Patrick<3>
    • Mack Sennett     (Actor, director, producer, screenwriter)
      • Actor, director, producer, screenwriter. He was born in Danville (Quebec) on Saturday January 17, 1880 and died in Woodland Hills (California) on Saturday November 5, 1960 at the age of 80.
      • Danville is located 23 miles [37 km] to the south of Petit Becancour.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Mack Sennett<3>

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

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

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    • The National Capital at Parliament Hill (Ottawa, ON) is 184 miles [296.1 km]<1> to the west southwest (WSW). If you could drive a straight line from Petit Becancour to Parliament Hill, with an average speed<4>of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, it would take a little over three hours to make the trip. A comfortable walk of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour would take 11 days. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take 8 days.
    • The shortest distance<5> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 5,397 miles [8,685.6 km] and it lies to the east northeast (ENE).<6>
    • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 6,121 miles [9,850.8 km] and it lies to the east northeast (ENE).<7>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 3,998 miles [6,434.2 km] and it lies to the east northeast (ENE).<8>

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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' (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- Petit Becancour) to Point B.Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Petit Becancour. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 46.1267, Longitude: -71.9936    
<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 Petit Becancour 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 303.943 degrees.
<7>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 300.179 degrees.
<8>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 299.019 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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