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Barnwell, Alberta

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Introduction ...

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

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

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

  • Edmonton [Map], which is the Provincial Capital of Alberta, lies 266 miles [428.1 km] to the North (N). If you could drive a straight line from Barnwell to Edmonton, with an average speed<2>of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, it would take four to five hours to make the trip. A comfortable walk of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour would take 16 days. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take 11 days.
  • The National Capital at Parliament Hill (Ottawa, ON [Map]) is 1,711 miles [2,753.6 km] to the East (E). Driving would take most of three days, a buggy would take 67 days and walking would take 98 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,456 miles [10,389.9 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 7,224 miles [11,625.9 km] and it lies to the North Northeast (NNE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,271 miles [8,482.9 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Barnwell ...

We have found 4 communities that share the name Barnwell.

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

Communities Located Beyond Alberta


Baldwin County

Our profile page for Barnwell, Baldwin County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,838 miles [2,958 km] to the Southeast


San Bernardino County

Our profile page for Barnwell, San Bernardino County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,010 miles [1,625.4 km] to the South


Elbert County

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

South Carolina

Barnwell County

Our profile page for Barnwell, Barnwell County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,941 miles [3,123.7 km] to the East Southeast

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Footnotes ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Barnwell. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 49.7615, Longitude: -112.2618     [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 Barnwell 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 332.765 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to Mecca is 333.232 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to the Vatican is 320.981 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 Barnwell.


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