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Curious and Interesting Names Near Pointe Claire Dorval ...

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.

  • Bordeaux
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bordeaux
    • Bordeaux lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the northeast of Pointe Claire Dorval
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Bordeaux came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<2>
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bordeaux
  • Cedar Park
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cedar Park
    • Cedar Park lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the southwest of Pointe Claire Dorval
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cedar Park came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<2>
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cedar Park
  • Creek Beach
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Creek Beach
    • Creek Beach lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the north of Pointe Claire Dorval
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Creek Beach came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<2>
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Creek Beach
  • Elm Park
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Elm Park
    • Elm Park lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the west of Pointe Claire Dorval
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Elm Park came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<2>
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Elm Park
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    • Glen
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Glen
      • Glen lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the east of Pointe Claire Dorval
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Glen came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<2>
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Glen
    • Grove Hill
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Grove Hill
      • Grove Hill lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the east of Pointe Claire Dorval
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Grove Hill came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<2>
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Grove Hill
    • Lacey Green
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lacey Green
      • Lacey Green lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the west of Pointe Claire Dorval
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lacey Green came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<2>
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lacey Green
    • Lakeroad
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lakeroad
      • Lakeroad lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the northwest of Pointe Claire Dorval
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lakeroad came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<2>
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lakeroad
    • Maple Grove
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Maple Grove
      • Maple Grove lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the south of Pointe Claire Dorval
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Maple Grove came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<2>
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Maple Grove
    • Monkland
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Monkland
      • Monkland lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the northeast of Pointe Claire Dorval
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Monkland came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<2>
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Monkland
    • Tennessee
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Tennessee
      • Tennessee lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the southeast of Pointe Claire Dorval
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Tennessee came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<2>
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Tennessee
    • Texas
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Texas
      • Texas lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the southeast of Pointe Claire Dorval
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Texas came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<2>
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Texas

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 Claire Dorval. 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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    • Sir John Abbott     (4th Prime Minister of Canada (June 1891 - November 1892))
      • 4th Prime Minister of Canada (June 1891 - November 1892). He was born in Saint Andre d'Argenteuil (Quebec) on Wednesday March 21, 1821 and died in Montreal (Quebec) on Monday October 30, 1893 at the age of 72.
      • Saint Andre d'Argenteuil is located 27 miles [43.5 km] to the west of Pointe Claire Dorval.
      • Montreal is located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the east of Pointe Claire Dorval.
    • Marc Claude Boileau     (Professional hockey)
      • Professional hockey. He was born in Pointe Claire (Quebec) on Saturday September 3, 1932 and died in Pointe Claire (Quebec) on Wednesday December 27, 2000 at the age of 68. The body was cremated.
      • Pointe Claire is located Less than 2 miles to the northwest of Pointe Claire Dorval.
      • Pointe Claire is located Less than 2 miles to the northwest of Pointe Claire Dorval.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Marc Claude Boileau<3>
    • Therese Casgrain     (Activist, politican)
      • Activist, politican. She was born in Montreal (Quebec) on Friday July 10, 1896 and died in Montreal (Quebec) on Tueday November 3, 1981 at the age of 85.
      • Montreal is located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the east of Pointe Claire Dorval.
      • Montreal is located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the east of Pointe Claire Dorval.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Therese Casgrain<3>
    • Henry Corden     (Actor)
      • Actor. He was born in Montreal (Quebec) on Tueday January 6, 1920 and died in Los Angeles (California) on Thursday May 19, 2005 at the age of 85. He is buried at San Fernando Mission Cemetery (Los Angeles County, California).
      • Montreal is located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the east of Pointe Claire Dorval.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Henry Corden<3>
    • Don Ferguson     (Comedian, actor, writer, producer)
      • Comedian, actor, writer, producer. He was born in Montreal (Quebec) on Thursday May 30, 1946
      • Montreal is located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the east of Pointe Claire Dorval.
    • Scott Garland     (Professional hockey)
      • Professional hockey. He was born in Regina (Saskatchewan) on Friday May 16, 1952 and died in Montreal (Quebec) on Saturday June 9, 1979 at the age of 27. He is buried at Regina Cemetery (Saskatchewan).
      • Montreal is located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the east of Pointe Claire Dorval.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Scott Garland<3>
    • Hamilton Livingstone 'Billy' Gilmour     (Professional hockey)
      • Professional hockey. He was born in Ottawa (Ontario) on Saturday March 21, 1885 and died in Mont Royal (Quebec) on Friday March 13, 1959 at the age of 74. He is buried at Beechwood Cemetery (City of Ottawa, Ontario).
      • Mont Royal is located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the northeast of Pointe Claire Dorval.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Hamilton Livingstone 'Billy' Gilmour<3>
    • Linda Griffiths     (Actress, playwright)
      • Actress, playwright. He was born in Montreal (Quebec) on Wednesday October 7, 1953 and died in Toronto (Ontario) on Sunday September 21, 2014 at the age of 60. We don't have any burial details.
      • Montreal is located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the east of Pointe Claire Dorval.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Linda Griffiths<3>
    • Roland Hewgill     (Actor)
      • Actor. He was born in Montreal (Quebec) on Monday February 11, 1929 and died in Kingston (Ontario) on Monday November 9, 1998 at the age of 69. He is buried at Cataraqui Cemetery (Frontenac County, Ontario).
      • Montreal is located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the east of Pointe Claire Dorval.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Roland Hewgill<3>
    • Gordon 'Duke' Keats     (Professional hockey)
      • Professional hockey. He was born in Montreal (Quebec) on Friday March 1, 1895 and died in Victoria (British Columbia) on Sunday January 16, 1972 at the age of 76. He is buried at Royal Oak Burial Park (British Columbia).
      • Montreal is located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the east of Pointe Claire Dorval.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Gordon 'Duke' Keats<3>
    • Gordon 'Duke' Keats     (Professional hockey)
      • Professional hockey. He was born in Montreal (Quebec) on Friday March 1, 1895 and died in Victoria (British Columbia) on Sunday January 16, 1972 at the age of 76. He is buried at Royal Oak Burial Park (British Columbia).
      • Montreal is located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the east of Pointe Claire Dorval.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Gordon 'Duke' Keats<3>
    • Guy L'Ecuyer     (Genie Award nominated actor)
      • Genie Award nominated actor. He was born in Montreal (Quebec) on Sunday July 26, 1931 and died in Montreal (Quebec) on Friday September 20, 1985 at the age of 54.
      • Montreal is located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the east of Pointe Claire Dorval.
      • Montreal is located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the east of Pointe Claire Dorval.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Guy L'Ecuyer<3>
    • Dollard St. Laurent     (Professional hockey)
      • Professional hockey. He was born in Verdun (Quebec) on Sunday May 12, 1929 and died in Beloeil (Quebec) on Monday April 6, 2015 at the age of 85. We don't have any burial details.
      • Verdun is located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the east of Pointe Claire Dorval.
      • Beloeil is located 29 miles [46.7 km] to the east of Pointe Claire Dorval.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Dollard St. Laurent<3>

How Far From Pointe Claire Dorval 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 Claire Dorval to various places of note, such as Parliament Hill.

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

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    • The National Capital at Parliament Hill (Ottawa, ON) is 92 miles [148.1 km]<1> to the west (W). If you could drive a straight line from Pointe Claire Dorval to Parliament Hill, with an average speed<4>of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, it would take less than two hours to make the trip. A comfortable walk of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour would take 6 days. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take most of three days.
    • The shortest distance<5> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 5,494 miles [8,841.7 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<6>
    • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 6,219 miles [10,008.5 km] and it lies to the east northeast (ENE).<7>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 4,096 miles [6,591.9 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 'point-to-point' distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Pointe Claire Dorval) to Point B.Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Pointe Claire Dorval. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 45.4535, Longitude: -73.7845    
<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 Claire Dorval 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 305.197 degrees.
<7>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 301.462 degrees.
<8>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 300.283 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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