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Curious and Interesting Names Near Petit Nicolet ...

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 less than 2 miles<1> to the north of Petit Nicolet
    • 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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  • Danville
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    • Danville lies less than 2 miles<1> to the southwest of Petit Nicolet
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  • Gore
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    • Gore lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<1> to the southwest of Petit Nicolet
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Gore came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<2>
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  • Greenlay
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    • Greenlay lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<1> to the south of Petit Nicolet
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Greenlay came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<2>
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    • Greenshields
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Greenshields
      • Greenshields lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the southwest of Petit Nicolet
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Greenshields came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<2>
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    • Ham
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      • Ham lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<1> to the east of Petit Nicolet
      • 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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    • Hardwood Hill
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hardwood Hill
      • Hardwood Hill lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<1> to the south of Petit Nicolet
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hardwood Hill came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<2>
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    • Kingsbury
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Kingsbury
      • Kingsbury lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<1> to the southwest of Petit Nicolet
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Kingsbury came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<2>
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    • Morse
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Morse
      • Morse lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<1> to the south of Petit Nicolet
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Morse came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<2>
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    • Rockland
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rockland
      • Rockland lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<1> to the southwest of Petit Nicolet
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Rockland 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 Nicolet. 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 25 miles [40.2 km] to the west of Petit Nicolet.
      • 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 Less than 2 miles to the southwest of Petit Nicolet.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Mack Sennett<3>

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

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

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    • The National Capital at Parliament Hill (Ottawa, ON) is 181 miles [291.3 km]<1> to the west (W). If you could drive a straight line from Petit Nicolet 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 7 days.
    • The shortest distance<5> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 5,409 miles [8,704.9 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 6,132 miles [9,868.5 km] and it lies to the east northeast (ENE).<7>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 4,008 miles [6,450.3 km] and it lies to the east northeast (ENE).<8>

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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 Nicolet) to Point B.Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Petit Nicolet. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 45.7958, Longitude: -71.9864    
<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 Nicolet 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 303.996 degrees.
<7>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 300.18 degrees.
<8>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 299.196 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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