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Communities Also Named Whitewood ...

We have found five communities that share the name Whitewood.

Within Saskatchewan, the name Whitewood is unique.

Beyond Saskatchewan, we know of another five communities that are located throughout in the United States.

  • Communities Elsewhere In North America ...
    • Kentucky
      • Green County
      • This Whitewood is located in Green County and lies 1,225 miles [1,971.4 km]<1> to the southeast.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Whitewood
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Green County community of Whitewood.
    • Michigan
      • Wayne County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<2> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Michigan community of Whitewood [Wayne County].
    • Pennsylvania
      • Bucks County
      • This Whitewood is located in Bucks County and lies 1,494 miles [2,404.4 km]<1> to the east southeast.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Whitewood
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Bucks County community of Whitewood.
    • South Dakota
      • Lawrence County
      • This Whitewood is located in Lawrence County and lies 410 miles [659.8 km]<1> to the south.
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      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Lawrence County community of Whitewood.
    • Virginia
      • Buchanan County
      • This Whitewood is located in Buchanan County and lies 1,353 miles [2,177.4 km]<1> to the southeast.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Whitewood
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Buchanan County community of Whitewood.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Whitewood ...

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.

  • Burrows
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Burrows
    • Burrows lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the east of Whitewood
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  • Kennedy
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Kennedy
    • Kennedy lies 22 miles [35.4 km]<1> to the south of Whitewood
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  • Kipling
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Kipling
    • Kipling lies 22 miles [35.4 km]<1> to the southwest of Whitewood
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  • Kipling Station
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Kipling Station
    • Kipling Station lies 22 miles [35.4 km]<1> to the southwest of Whitewood
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Kipling Station came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<3>
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    • Moose Bay
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Moose Bay
      • Moose Bay lies 27 miles [43.5 km]<1> to the northwest of Whitewood
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    • Poplar Grove
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Poplar Grove
      • Poplar Grove lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<1> to the south of Whitewood
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    • Red Jacket
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Red Jacket
      • Red Jacket lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<1> to the east of Whitewood
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Red Jacket came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<3>
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Red Jacket
    • Sunset Beach
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sunset Beach
      • Sunset Beach lies 25 miles [40.2 km]<1> to the northwest of Whitewood
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Sunset Beach came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<3>
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sunset Beach

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 Whitewood. 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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    • Bryan Hextall     (Professional hockey)
      • Full name: Bryan Aldwyn Hextall
      • Professional hockey. He was born in Grenfell (SK) on July 31, 1913 (a Thursday) and died in Portage la Prairie (MB) on July 25, 1984 (a Wednesday) at the age of 71. He is buried at Hillside Cemetery (Manitoba).
      • Grenfell is located 29 miles [46.7 km] to the west of Whitewood.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Bryan Hextall<4>

How Far From Whitewood 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 town such as Whitewood to various places of note, such as Parliament Hill.

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

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    • Regina, which is the Provincial Capital of Saskatchewan, lies 103 miles [165.8 km]<1> to the west (W). If you could drive a straight line from Whitewood to Regina, with an average speed<5>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 National Capital at Parliament Hill (Ottawa, ON) is 1,268 miles [2,040.6 km] to the east (E). Driving would take about three full days, a buggy would take 50 days and walking would take 72 days.
    • The shortest distance<6> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 6,193 miles [9,966.7 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<7>
    • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 6,961 miles [11,202.6 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<8>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 4,945 miles [7,958.2 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<9>

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Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Province of Saskatchewan: www.saskatchewan.ca/

Footnotes ...

<1>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Whitewood) 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 Whitewood. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from WhitewoodOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Whitewood. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 50.3311, Longitude: -102.2668    
<2>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 Bird Creek to see Pete ... Bird 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 Whitewood 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.
<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>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.
<5>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.
<6>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 Whitewood to the Middle East to be East and South, the Great Circle Route actually lies to the North and East.
<7>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Jerusalem is 324.949 degrees.
<8>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 324.388 degrees.
<9>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 314.566 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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