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Communities Also Named Pontiac Station ...

We have found one communities that share the name Pontiac Station.

Within Quebec, the name Pontiac Station is unique.

Beyond Quebec, there is another community also named Pontiac Station in the United States.

  • Communities Elsewhere In North America ...
    • Illinois
      • Saint Clair County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<1> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Illinois community of Pontiac Station [Saint Clair County].

Curious and Interesting Names Near Pontiac Station ...

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.

  • Chats Haven
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Chats Haven
    • Chats Haven lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<2> to the south of Pontiac Station
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  • Clay Bank
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Clay Bank
    • Clay Bank lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<2> to the southwest of Pontiac Station
    • Clay Bank has also been known as:
    • Claybank
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  • Clay Valley
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Clay Valley
    • Clay Valley lies 5 miles [8 km]<2> to the southwest of Pontiac Station
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Clay Valley came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<3>
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Clay Valley
  • Dewars
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Dewars
    • Dewars lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<2> to the west of Pontiac Station
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Dewars came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<3>
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Dewars
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    • Elmside
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Elmside
      • Elmside lies 5 miles [8 km]<2> to the northwest of Pontiac Station
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Elmside came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<3>
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Elmside
    • Marshall Bay
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Marshall Bay
      • Marshall Bay lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<2> to the southeast of Pontiac Station
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Marshall Bay came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<3>
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Marshall Bay
    • Maryland
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Maryland
      • Maryland lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<2> to the north of Pontiac Station
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Maryland came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<3>
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Maryland
    • Pine Lodge
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pine Lodge
      • Pine Lodge lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<2> to the northwest of Pontiac Station
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Pine Lodge came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<3>
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pine Lodge
    • Sand Point
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sand Point
      • Sand Point lies 5 miles [8 km]<2> to the west of Pontiac Station
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Sand Point came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<3>
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sand Point
    • Sandy Beach
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sandy Beach
      • Sandy Beach lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<2> to the southwest of Pontiac Station
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    • Sandy Hook
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sandy Hook
      • Sandy Hook lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<2> to the southwest of Pontiac Station
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Sandy Hook came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<3>
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sandy Hook

How Far From Pontiac Station 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 Pontiac Station to various places of note, such as Parliament Hill.

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

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    • The National Capital at Parliament Hill (Ottawa, ON) is 30 miles [48.3 km]<2> to the east (E). If you could walk a straight line from Pontiac Station to Parliament Hill, with an average speed<4> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take most of two days to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take just over a day.
    • The shortest distance<5> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 5,593 miles [9,001.1 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<6>
    • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 6,323 miles [10,175.9 km] and it lies to the east northeast (ENE).<7>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 4,201 miles [6,760.9 km] and it lies to the east northeast (ENE).<8>

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Footnotes ...

<1>If we encounter the name of what might be a community, our methodology is to add that name to our Gazetteer as a placeholder. As we find more information about that community, it will be added to our Gazetteer.

Just as a reminder: Our definition of a community is rather broad and includes those places (or areas) where several families lived and had a name which identified that place. For example, you might hear somebody say that they are going over to Rock Creek to see Pete ... Rock Creek is just a gas station and a couple of homes at the crossroads. While it might not be on the map, everybody in the area knows it by that name.

Places of interest include buildings at a crossroad, several families clustered in a hollow or maybe the location of a way station. It also includes places like mines, lumber camps, ferry crossings, etc. The community might still exist, is now gone or only existed for just a short period of time.

Also keep in mind that Pontiac Station could have been on the original document by mistake, misspelled, the original/alternate name of a community that we've listed elsewhere or was placed in the wrong . Sometimes a post office or train station would have a different name than the community where it's located, so two names might be referring to the same community - we're working to straighten it all out.
<2>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Pontiac Station) to Point B.Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Pontiac Station. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 45.4667, Longitude: -76.3333    
<3>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.
<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 Pontiac Station 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 306.832 degrees.
<7>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 303.293 degrees.
<8>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 301.565 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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