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Curious and Interesting Names Near Verdun ...

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 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the northwest of Verdun
    • 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
  • Castle Gardens
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Castle Gardens
    • Castle Gardens lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the northeast of Verdun
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Castle Gardens came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<2>
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Castle Gardens
  • Glen
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Glen
    • Glen lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the northwest of Verdun
    • 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
  • Greenfield Park
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Greenfield Park
    • Greenfield Park lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the northeast of Verdun
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Greenfield Park came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<2>
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Greenfield Park
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    • Grove Hill
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Grove Hill
      • Grove Hill lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the west of Verdun
      • 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
    • Monkland
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Monkland
      • Monkland lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the northwest of Verdun
      • 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 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the southwest of Verdun
      • 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 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the southwest of Verdun
      • 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 Verdun. 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 37 miles [59.5 km] to the west of Verdun.
      • Montreal is located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the north of Verdun.
    • 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 11 miles [17.7 km] to the west of Verdun.
      • Pointe Claire is located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the west of Verdun.
      • 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 3 miles [4.8 km] to the north of Verdun.
      • Montreal is located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the north of Verdun.
      • 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 3 miles [4.8 km] to the north of Verdun.
      • 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 3 miles [4.8 km] to the north of Verdun.
    • 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 3 miles [4.8 km] to the north of Verdun.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Scott Garland<3>
    • Hamilton Livingstone 'Billy' Gilmour     (Professional hockey)
    • 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 3 miles [4.8 km] to the north of Verdun.
      • 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 3 miles [4.8 km] to the north of Verdun.
      • 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 3 miles [4.8 km] to the north of Verdun.
      • 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 3 miles [4.8 km] to the north of Verdun.
      • 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 3 miles [4.8 km] to the north of Verdun.
      • Montreal is located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the north of Verdun.
      • 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 Less than 2 miles to the northwest of Verdun.
      • Beloeil is located 19 miles [30.6 km] to the northeast of Verdun.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Dollard St. Laurent<3>

How Far From Verdun to ...

We spend a lot of time looking through Gazetteers that were published in the late 1800's and early 1900's. Many of the Gazetteers include the distance from a community such as Verdun to various places of note, such as Parliament Hill.

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

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    • The National Capital at Parliament Hill (Ottawa, ON) is 103 miles [165.8 km]<1> to the west (W). If you could drive a straight line from Verdun 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 4 days.
    • The shortest distance<5> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 5,486 miles [8,828.9 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<6>
    • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 6,210 miles [9,994 km] and it lies to the east northeast (ENE).<7>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 4,087 miles [6,577.4 km] and it lies to the east northeast (ENE).<8>

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

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

Footnotes ...

<1>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- Verdun) 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 Verdun. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from VerdunOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Verdun. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 45.4500, Longitude: -73.5667    
<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 Verdun 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 305.058 degrees.
<7>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 301.307 degrees.
<8>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 300.175 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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