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Introduction ...

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

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

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

  • Edmonton [Map], which is the Provincial Capital of Alberta, lies 187 miles [300.9 km] to the North (N). If you could drive a straight line from Academy to Edmonton, with an average speed<2>of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, it would take a little over three hours to make the trip. A comfortable walk of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour would take 11 days. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take 8 days.
  • The National Capital at Parliament Hill (Ottawa, ON [Map]) is 1,784 miles [2,871.1 km] to the East (E). Driving would take most of three days, a buggy would take 70 days and walking would take 102 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,423 miles [10,336.8 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 7,190 miles [11,571.2 km] and it lies to the North Northeast (NNE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,261 miles [8,466.8 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Academy ...

We have found 16 communities that share the name Academy.

While the name Academy is unique within Alberta, we know of another 16 communities with the same name in the United States and Canada.


Communities Located Beyond Alberta

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Arkansas

Hempstead County

Our profile page for Academy, Hempstead County   [Map]
This community is historic.<7>
Distance: About 1,558 miles [2,507.4 km] to the Southeast

California

Fresno County

Our profile page for Academy, Fresno County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,001 miles [1,611 km] to the South Southwest

Colorado

El Paso County

Our profile page for Academy, El Paso County
We found mention of this community, but have little information.<8>
Although located in El Paso County, we don't know the location of this community within the .

Georgia

Houston County

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

Jackson County

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

McIntosh County

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

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Missouri

Saint Louis County

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Distance: About 1,427 miles [2,296.5 km] to the East Southeast

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New Jersey

Essex County

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

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Nova Scotia

Our profile page for Academy   [Map]
Distance: About 2,344 miles [3,772.3 km] to the East

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Oklahoma

Our profile page for Academy
This community is historic.
Although located in , we don't know the location of this community within the .

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Pennsylvania

Delaware County

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Distance: About 1,998 miles [3,215.5 km] to the East

Montgomery County

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

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South Dakota

Charles Mix County

Our profile page for Academy, Charles Mix County   [Map]
Distance: About 865 miles [1,392.1 km] to the East Southeast

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Texas

Bell County

Our profile page for Academy, Bell County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,616 miles [2,600.7 km] to the Southeast

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Virginia

Prince George County

Our profile page for Academy, Prince George County   [Map]
This community is historic.
Distance: About 2,027 miles [3,262.1 km] to the East Southeast

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Washington

Spokane County

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

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Footnotes ...

<1>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) distance from Academy. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Academy) 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 Academy. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Academy

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Academy. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 50.8539, Longitude: -114.0333     [Map].

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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 Academy 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 334.214 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to Mecca is 334.979 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to the Vatican is 321.962 degrees.

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<7>We use the term 'Historic' broadly and it generally means that the community no longer exists. However, it can also mean that the community might still exist, but was significantly larger or had a more 'official' existence in the past than it does now. Unfortunately our sources of data have proven to be unreliable. If you can provide us with more specific information about Academy, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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<8>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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