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Abilene, Alberta

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Introduction ...

Below is our collection of tidbits, odds 'n ends for Abilene.

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

With a nod to our favorite Gazetteers, the straight-line distance<1> beginning in Abilene to:

  • Edmonton [Map], which is the Provincial Capital of Alberta, lies 90 miles [144.8 km] to the West Southwest (WSW). If you could drive a straight line from Abilene to Edmonton, with an average speed<2>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 most of three days.
  • The National Capital at Parliament Hill (Ottawa, ON [Map]) is 1,683 miles [2,708.5 km] to the East (E). Driving would take most of three days, a buggy would take 66 days and walking would take 96 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,174 miles [9,936.1 km] and it lies to the North Northeast (NNE).<4>
  • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba [Map]) is 6,942 miles [11,172.1 km] and it lies to the North Northeast (NNE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,019 miles [8,077.3 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Abilene ...

We have found 6 communities that share the name Abilene.

While the name Abilene is unique within Alberta, we know of another 6 communities with the same name in the United States.

Communities Located Beyond Alberta


Saline County

Our profile page for Abilene, Saline County
We found mention of this community, but have little information.<7>
Although located in Saline County, we don't know the location of this community within the .


Tulare County

Our profile page for Abilene, Tulare County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,292 miles [2,079.3 km] to the South Southwest


Carroll County

Our profile page for Abilene, Carroll County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,908 miles [3,070.6 km] to the Southeast


Dickinson County

Our profile page for Abilene, Dickinson County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,243 miles [2,000.4 km] to the Southeast

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Taylor County

Our profile page for Abilene, Taylor County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,602 miles [2,578.2 km] to the South Southeast

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Charlotte County

Our profile page for Abilene, Charlotte County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,947 miles [3,133.4 km] to the East Southeast

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Footnotes ...

<1>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance that begins in Abilene. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Abilene) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Abilene. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 54.1102, Longitude: -111.4911     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Abilene have been estimated.

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<2>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.

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<3>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 Abilene to the Middle East to be East and South, the Great Circle Route actually lies to the North and East.

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<4>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to Jerusalem is 332.198 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to Mecca is 332.97 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to the Vatican is 319.706 degrees.

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<7>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 where several families lived and had a name which identified that place. The community might still exist or it might have existed for just a short period of time. Places of interest include buildings at a crossroad, families in a hollow or maybe the location of a way station. It also includes places like mines, lumber camps, ferry crossings, etc.

Also keep in mind that the community could have been on the original document by mistake, misspelled, the original/alternate name of a community that we've listed elsewhere. 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.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Abilene.


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