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Curious and Interesting Names Near Pointe aux Ormes ...

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.

  • Dieppe
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    • Dieppe lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the northeast of Pointe aux Ormes
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Dieppe came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<2>
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  • Hunterstown
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    • Hunterstown lies 22 miles [35.4 km]<1> to the northwest of Pointe aux Ormes
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hunterstown came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<2>
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  • Louiseville
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    • Louiseville lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<1> to the west of Pointe aux Ormes
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Louiseville came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<2>
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  • Mitchell
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    • Mitchell lies 21 miles [33.8 km]<1> to the southeast of Pointe aux Ormes
    • 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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    • Parisville
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      • Parisville lies 28 miles [45.1 km]<1> to the northeast of Pointe aux Ormes
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Parisville came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<2>
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    • Princeville
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      • Princeville lies 34 miles [54.7 km]<1> to the east of Pointe aux Ormes
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    • Red Mill
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Red Mill
      • Red Mill lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the northeast of Pointe aux Ormes
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Red Mill 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 Pointe aux Ormes. 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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    • John Chretien     (25th Prime Minister of Canada (November 1993 - December 2003))
      • 25th Prime Minister of Canada (November 1993 - December 2003). He was born in Shawinigan (Quebec) on Thursday January 11, 1934
      • Shawinigan is located 19 miles [30.6 km] to the northwest of Pointe aux Ormes.
    • 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 south of Pointe aux Ormes.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Lester Patrick<3>

How Far From Pointe aux Ormes 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 Pointe aux Ormes to various places of note, such as Parliament Hill.

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

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    • The National Capital at Parliament Hill (Ottawa, ON) is 161 miles [259.1 km]<1> to the west southwest (WSW). If you could drive a straight line from Pointe aux Ormes to Parliament Hill, with an average speed<4>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 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 5,413 miles [8,711.4 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<6>
    • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 6,139 miles [9,879.8 km] and it lies to the east northeast (ENE).<7>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 4,016 miles [6,463.1 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 things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Pointe aux Ormes) to Point B.Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Pointe aux Ormes. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 46.3072, Longitude: -72.5811    
<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 Pointe aux Ormes 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 304.289 degrees.
<7>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 300.596 degrees.
<8>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 299.222 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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