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Curious and Interesting Names Near Saint Placide ...

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.

  • Apple Hill
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Apple Hill came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<1>
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Apple Hill
    • Apple Hill lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<2> to the northwest of Saint Placide
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  • Cedarbrook
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cedarbrook came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<1>
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cedarbrook
    • Cedarbrook lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<2> to the south of Saint Placide
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  • Dragon
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Dragon came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<1>
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Dragon
    • Dragon lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<2> to the southwest of Saint Placide
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  • Geneva
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Geneva came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<1>
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Geneva
    • Geneva lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<2> to the northwest of Saint Placide
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    • Gordonville
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Gordonville came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<1>
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Gordonville
      • Gordonville lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<2> to the north of Saint Placide
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    • Hill Head
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hill Head came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<1>
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hill Head
      • Hill Head lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<2> to the north of Saint Placide
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    • Rodgerdale
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Rodgerdale came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<1>
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rodgerdale
      • Rodgerdale lies 5 miles [8 km]<2> to the northwest of Saint Placide
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    • Saddlebrook
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Saddlebrook came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<1>
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Saddlebrook
      • Saddlebrook lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<2> to the south of Saint Placide
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    • Wildwood
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Wildwood came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<1>
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Wildwood
      • Wildwood lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<2> to the southeast of Saint Placide
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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 Saint Placide. 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 6 miles [9.7 km] to the northwest of Saint Placide.
      • Montreal is located 30 miles [48.3 km] to the east of Saint Placide.
    • 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.
      • Pointe Claire is located 19 miles [30.6 km] to the east of Saint Placide.
      • Pointe Claire is located 19 miles [30.6 km] to the east of Saint Placide.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Marc Claude Boileau<3>
    • Hamilton Livingstone 'Billy' Gilmour     (Professional hockey)
    • Pierre Trudeau     (19th & 21st Prime Minister of Canada (April 1968 - June 1979 & March 1980 - June 1984))
      • 19th & 21st Prime Minister of Canada (April 1968 - June 1979 & March 1980 - June 1984). He was born in Outremont (Quebec) on Saturday October 18, 1919 and died in Montreal (Quebec) on Thursday September 28, 2000 at the age of 80.
      • Outremont is located 28 miles [45.1 km] to the east of Saint Placide.
      • Montreal is located 30 miles [48.3 km] to the east of Saint Placide.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Pierre Trudeau<3>

How Far From Saint Placide 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 Saint Placide to various places of note, such as Parliament Hill.

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

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    • The National Capital at Parliament Hill (Ottawa, ON) is 72 miles [115.9 km]<2> to the west (W). If you could drive a straight line from Saint Placide 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 4 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 5,508 miles [8,864.3 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<6>
    • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 6,234 miles [10,032.7 km] and it lies to the east northeast (ENE).<7>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 4,111 miles [6,616 km] and it lies to the east northeast (ENE).<8>

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The official website for Province of Quebec: https://www.quebec.ca/

Footnotes ...

<1>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.
<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- Saint Placide) to Point B.

If you need the driving distance (or directions), we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Saint Placide. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Saint Placide

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Saint Placide. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 45.5264, Longitude: -74.2069    
<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 Saint Placide 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 305.456 degrees.
<7>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 301.764 degrees.
<8>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 300.459 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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