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Curious and Interesting Names Near Pointe Gordon ...

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.

  • Beaver Crossing
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Beaver Crossing
    • Beaver Crossing lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the southeast of Pointe Gordon
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Beaver Crossing came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<2>
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Beaver Crossing
  • Dundee
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Dundee
    • Dundee lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the southwest of Pointe Gordon
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Dundee came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<2>
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Dundee
  • Isle of Skye
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Isle of Skye
    • Isle of Skye lies less than 2 miles<1> to the south of Pointe Gordon
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Isle of Skye came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<2>
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Isle of Skye
  • Lee's Corner
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lee's Corner
    • Lee's Corner lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the east of Pointe Gordon
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lee's Corner came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<2>
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lee's Corner
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    • Maplemore
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Maplemore
      • Maplemore lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the east of Pointe Gordon
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Maplemore came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<2>
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Maplemore
    • Maybank
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Maybank
      • Maybank lies less than 2 miles<1> to the east of Pointe Gordon
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Maybank came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<2>
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Maybank
    • Picnic Grove
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Picnic Grove
      • Picnic Grove lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the north of Pointe Gordon
      • Note: We haven't been able to verify our GPS coordinates for Picnic Grove. Although the coordinates have been estimated, they should be in the vicinity.<3>
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Picnic Grove
    • Summerstown
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Summerstown
      • Summerstown lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the northwest of Pointe Gordon
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Summerstown came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<2>
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Summerstown
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Summerstown<4>
    • Summerstown Station
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Summerstown Station
      • Summerstown Station lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the west of Pointe Gordon
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Summerstown Station came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<2>
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Summerstown Station
    • Trout River [Franklin County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Trout River
      • Trout River [Franklin County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the southeast of Pointe Gordon
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Trout River have been provided by the GNIS.<5> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Trout River

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 Gordon. 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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    • Corbett Charles 'Corb' Denneny     (Professional hockey)
      • Professional hockey. He was born in Cornwall (Ontario) on Thursday January 25, 1894 and died in Toronto (Ontario) on Wednesday January 16, 1963 at the age of 69. He is buried at Park Lawn Cemetery (Ontario).
      • Cornwall is located 14 miles [22.5 km] to the west of Pointe Gordon.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Corbett Charles 'Corb' Denneny<6>
    • Lucy Hobbs Taylor     (Medical pioneer)
      • Medical pioneer. She was born in Constable (New York) on Thursday March 14, 1833 and died in Lawrence (Kansas) on Monday October 3, 1910 at the age of 77. She is buried at Oak Hill Cemetery (Douglas County, Kansas).
      • Constable is located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the southeast of Pointe Gordon.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Lucy Hobbs Taylor<6>

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

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

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    • The National Capital at Parliament Hill (Ottawa, ON) is 65 miles [104.6 km]<1> to the west northwest (WNW). If you could walk a straight line from Pointe Gordon to Parliament Hill, with an average speed<7> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take most of three days to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take about three full days.
    • The shortest distance<8> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 5,535 miles [8,907.7 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<9>
    • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 6,260 miles [10,074.5 km] and it lies to the east northeast (ENE).<10>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 4,137 miles [6,657.9 km] and it lies to the east northeast (ENE).<11>

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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 things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Pointe Gordon) to Point B.Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Pointe Gordon. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 45.0692, Longitude: -74.4406    
<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>An 'estimated' location is one where we have been given GPS coordinates, but are unable to verify the accuracy of those coordinates. That said, we have some confidence that we have placed the marker near the actual location. A typical reason for being unable to verify a location is that it might be on private property or maybe historic and gone without an obvious trace.
<4>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<5>The location has been supplied by the Geographic Names Information System - which is maintained by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). While these values should be definitive, we have found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.
<6>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.
<7>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.
<8>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 Gordon to the Middle East to be East and South, the Great Circle Route actually lies to the North and East.
<9>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Jerusalem is 305.671 degrees.
<10>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 301.928 degrees.
<11>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 300.806 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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