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Introduction ...

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

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

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

  • Edmonton [Map], which is the Provincial Capital of Alberta, lies 138 miles [222.1 km] to the West (W). If you could drive a straight line from Blackfoot 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 1,624 miles [2,613.6 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 6,199 miles [9,976.3 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 6,967 miles [11,212.3 km] and it lies to the North Northeast (NNE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,027 miles [8,090.2 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Blackfoot ...

We have found 6 communities that share the name Blackfoot.

While the name Blackfoot is unique within Alberta, we know of another 6 communities with the same name in the United States.


Communities Located Beyond Alberta

Arkansas

Phillips County

Our profile page for Blackfoot, Phillips County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,600 miles [2,575 km] to the Southeast

Idaho

Bingham County

Our profile page for Blackfoot, Bingham County   [Map]
Distance: About 704 miles [1,133 km] to the South

Montana

Chouteau County

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

Garfield County

Our profile page for Blackfoot, Garfield County   [Map]
This community is historic.<8>
Distance: About 420 miles [675.9 km] to the South Southeast

Glacier County

Our profile page for Blackfoot, Glacier County   [Map]
Distance: About 346 miles [556.8 km] to the South Southwest

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Texas

Anderson County

Our profile page for Blackfoot, Anderson County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,636 miles [2,632.9 km] to the South Southeast

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Footnotes ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Blackfoot. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 53.2889, Longitude: -110.1736     [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 Blackfoot 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 331.144 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to Mecca is 331.705 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to the Vatican is 318.994 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 Blackfoot, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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