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Curious and Interesting Names Near Saint Thomas de Caxton ...

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
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Dieppe came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<1>
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Dieppe
    • Dieppe lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<2> to the east of Saint Thomas de Caxton
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  • Hunterstown
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hunterstown came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<1>
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hunterstown
    • Hunterstown lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<2> to the northwest of Saint Thomas de Caxton
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  • Louiseville
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Louiseville came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<1>
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Louiseville
    • Louiseville lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<2> to the southwest of Saint Thomas de Caxton
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  • Mitchell
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Mitchell came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<1>
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mitchell
    • Mitchell lies 30 miles [48.3 km]<2> to the southeast of Saint Thomas de Caxton
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  • Red Mill
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Red Mill came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<1>
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Red Mill
    • Red Mill lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<2> to the east of Saint Thomas de Caxton
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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 Thomas de Caxton. 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 13 miles [20.9 km] to the north of Saint Thomas de Caxton.

How Far From Saint Thomas de Caxton 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 Saint Thomas de Caxton to various places of note, such as Parliament Hill.

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

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    • The National Capital at Parliament Hill (Ottawa, ON) is 154 miles [247.8 km]<2> to the west southwest (WSW). If you could drive a straight line from Saint Thomas de Caxton to Parliament Hill, with an average speed<3>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 9 days. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take 6 days.
    • The shortest distance<4> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 5,419 miles [8,721 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<5>
    • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 6,145 miles [9,889.4 km] and it lies to the east northeast (ENE).<6>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 4,023 miles [6,474.4 km] and it lies to the east northeast (ENE).<7>

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Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Saint Thomas de Caxton. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

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 obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Saint Thomas de Caxton) to Point B.

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Saint Thomas de Caxton. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 46.3683, Longitude: -72.7919    
<3>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.
<4>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 Thomas de Caxton to the Middle East to be East and South, the Great Circle Route actually lies to the North and East.
<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Jerusalem is 304.415 degrees.
<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 300.746 degrees.
<7>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 299.297 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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