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Introduction ...

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

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

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

  • Edmonton [Map], which is the Provincial Capital of Alberta, lies 88 miles [141.6 km] to the West Southwest (WSW). If you could drive a straight line from Ashmont 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 5 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 1,686 miles [2,713.4 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 6,175 miles [9,937.7 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 5,020 miles [8,078.9 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Ashmont ...

We have found 3 communities that share the name Ashmont.

While the name Ashmont is unique within Alberta, we know of another 3 communities with the same name in the United States.


Communities Located Beyond Alberta

Massachusetts

Suffolk County

Our profile page for Ashmont, Suffolk County   [Map]
Distance: About 2,000 miles [3,218.7 km] to the East

North Carolina

Hoke County

Our profile page for Ashmont, Hoke County   [Map]
Distance: About 2,028 miles [3,263.7 km] to the East Southeast

Ohio

Erie County

Our profile page for Ashmont, Erie County   [Map]
This community is historic.<7>
Distance: About 1,596 miles [2,568.5 km] to the East Southeast

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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 starting from Ashmont. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Ashmont) 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 Ashmont. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Ashmont

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Ashmont. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 54.1306, Longitude: -111.5688     [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 Ashmont 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 332.261 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to Mecca is 333.042 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to the Vatican is 319.754 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 Ashmont, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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