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Introduction ...

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

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

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

  • Edmonton [Map], which is the Provincial Capital of Alberta, lies 215 miles [346 km] to the North Northwest (NNW). If you could drive a straight line from Atlee to Edmonton, with an average speed<2>of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, it would take nearly four hours to make the trip. A comfortable walk of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour would take 13 days. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take 9 days.
  • The National Capital at Parliament Hill (Ottawa, ON [Map]) is 1,650 miles [2,655.4 km] to the East (E). Driving would take most of three days, a buggy would take 65 days and walking would take 94 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,362 miles [10,238.6 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 7,131 miles [11,476.2 km] and it lies to the North Northeast (NNE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,177 miles [8,331.6 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Atlee ...

We have found 4 communities that share the name Atlee.

While the name Atlee is unique within Alberta, we know of another 4 communities with the same name in the United States.


Communities Located Beyond Alberta

North Carolina

Rockingham County

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

Oklahoma

Jefferson County

Our profile page for Atlee, Jefferson County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,336 miles [2,150.1 km] to the Southeast

Texas

La Salle County

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

Virginia

Hanover County

Our profile page for Atlee, Hanover County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,869 miles [3,007.9 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 beginning in Atlee. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Atlee) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Atlee. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 50.8500, Longitude: -110.9500     [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 Atlee 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 331.744 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to Mecca is 332.162 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to the Vatican is 319.959 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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