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Introduction ...

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

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How Far From Beaverdam to ...

We spend a lot of time looking through Gazetteers that were published in the late 1800's and early 1900's. Many of the Gazetteers include the distance from a community such as Beaverdam to various places of note, such as Parliament Hill.

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

  • Edmonton [Map], which is the Provincial Capital of Alberta, lies 137 miles [220.5 km] to the West Southwest (WSW). If you could drive a straight line from Beaverdam to Edmonton, with an average speed<2>of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, it would take less than three hours to make the trip. A comfortable walk of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour would take 8 days. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take 6 days.
  • The National Capital at Parliament Hill (Ottawa, ON [Map]) is 1,636 miles [2,632.9 km] to the East (E). Driving would take most of three days, a buggy would take 64 days and walking would take 93 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,146 miles [9,891 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 6,914 miles [11,127 km] and it lies to the North Northeast (NNE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 4,983 miles [8,019.4 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Beaverdam ...

We have found 15 communities that share the name Beaverdam.

While the name Beaverdam is unique within Alberta, we know of another 15 communities with the same name in the United States.


Communities Located Beyond Alberta

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Georgia

Gwinnett County

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This community is historic.<7>
Distance: About 1,884 miles [3,032 km] to the Southeast

Maryland

Worcester County

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We found mention of this community, but have little information.<8>
Although located in Worcester County, we don't know the location of this community within the .

Michigan

Ottawa County

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Distance: About 1,350 miles [2,172.6 km] to the East Southeast

Missouri

Ripley County

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Distance: About 1,525 miles [2,454.2 km] to the Southeast

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North Carolina

Buncombe County

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Distance: About 1,847 miles [2,972.5 km] to the Southeast

Halifax County

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Distance: About 1,981 miles [3,188.1 km] to the East Southeast

Haywood County

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We found mention of this community, but have little information.
Although located in Haywood County, we don't know the location of this community within the .

Union County

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We found mention of this community, but have little information.
Although located in Union County, we don't know the location of this community within the .

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Ohio

Allen County

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Distance: About 1,521 miles [2,447.8 km] to the East Southeast

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Pennsylvania

Centre County

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Distance: About 1,761 miles [2,834.1 km] to the East Southeast

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South Carolina

Cherokee County

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Distance: About 1,906 miles [3,067.4 km] to the East Southeast

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Texas

Bowie County

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Distance: About 1,610 miles [2,591 km] to the Southeast

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Utah

Box Elder County

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Distance: About 859 miles [1,382.4 km] to the South

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Virginia

Hanover County

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Distance: About 1,898 miles [3,054.5 km] to the East Southeast

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West Virginia

Wirt County

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Distance: About 1,713 miles [2,756.8 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 that stretches from Beaverdam. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Beaverdam) 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 Beaverdam. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Beaverdam

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Beaverdam. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 54.2036, Longitude: -110.3067     [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 Beaverdam 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 331.246 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to Mecca is 331.905 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to the Vatican is 318.893 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 Beaverdam, 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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