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Introduction ...

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

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

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

  • Edmonton [Map], which is the Provincial Capital of Alberta, lies 104 miles [167.4 km] to the Northwest (NW). If you could drive a straight line from Alliance 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 4 days.
  • The National Capital at Parliament Hill (Ottawa, ON [Map]) is 1,687 miles [2,715 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 6,282 miles [10,109.9 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 7,050 miles [11,345.9 km] and it lies to the North Northeast (NNE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,116 miles [8,233.4 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Alliance ...

We have found 28 communities that share the name Alliance.

While the name Alliance is unique within Alberta, we know of another 28 communities with the same name in the United States and Canada.


Communities Located Beyond Alberta

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Alabama

Jefferson County

Our profile page for Alliance, Jefferson County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,786 miles [2,874.3 km] to the Southeast

Macon County

Our profile page for Alliance, Macon County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,898 miles [3,054.5 km] to the Southeast

California

Humboldt County

Our profile page for Alliance, Humboldt County   [Map]
Distance: About 984 miles [1,583.6 km] to the Southwest

Florida

Calhoun County

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

Jackson County

Our profile page for Alliance, Jackson County   [Map]
Distance: About 2,019 miles [3,249.3 km] to the Southeast

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Georgia

Decatur County

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

Jasper County

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

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Indiana

Madison County

Our profile page for Alliance, Madison County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,500 miles [2,414 km] to the East Southeast

Marion County

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

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Kansas

Barton County

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

Ellis County

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

Ellsworth County

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

Neosho County

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

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Kentucky

Floyd County

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

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Louisiana

Plaquemines Parish

Our profile page for Alliance, Plaquemines Parish   [Map]
Distance: About 1,921 miles [3,091.5 km] to the Southeast

Sabine Parish

Our profile page for Alliance, Sabine Parish   [Map]
Distance: About 1,706 miles [2,745.5 km] to the Southeast

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Mississippi

Noxubee County

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

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Missouri

Bollinger County

Our profile page for Alliance, Bollinger County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,467 miles [2,360.9 km] to the Southeast

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Nebraska

Box Butte County

Our profile page for Alliance, Box Butte County   [Map]
Distance: About 825 miles [1,327.7 km] to the South Southeast

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Nevada

Clark County

Our profile page for Alliance, Clark County
This community is historic.<8>
Although located in Clark County, we don't know the location of this community within the .

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New Jersey

Salem County

Our profile page for Alliance, Salem County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,945 miles [3,130.2 km] to the East Southeast

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North Carolina

Pamlico County

Our profile page for Alliance, Pamlico County   [Map]
Distance: About 2,082 miles [3,350.7 km] to the East Southeast

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Ohio

Mahoning County

Our profile page for Alliance, Mahoning County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,639 miles [2,637.7 km] to the East Southeast

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Ontario

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

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South Carolina

Fairfield County

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

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Texas

Hunt County

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

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Virginia

Surry County

Our profile page for Alliance, Surry County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,985 miles [3,194.5 km] to the East Southeast

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West Virginia

Harrison County

Our profile page for Alliance, Harrison County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,729 miles [2,782.6 km] to the East Southeast

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

The official website for Province of Alberta: www.alberta.ca/







Footnotes ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Alliance. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 52.4360, Longitude: -111.7845     [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 Alliance 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 332.431 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to Mecca is 333.084 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to the Vatican is 320.222 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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<8>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 Alliance, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Alliance.



 
 
 

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