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Blue Ridge, Alberta

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Introduction ...

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

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

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

  • Edmonton [Map], which is the Provincial Capital of Alberta, lies 86 miles [138.4 km] to the East Southeast (ESE). If you could drive a straight line from Blue Ridge 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 1,840 miles [2,961.2 km] to the East (E). Driving would take most of three days, a buggy would take 72 days and walking would take 105 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,244 miles [10,048.7 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 7,008 miles [11,278.3 km] and it lies to the North Northeast (NNE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,118 miles [8,236.6 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Blue Ridge ...

We have found 19 communities that share the name Blue Ridge.

While the name Blue Ridge is unique within Alberta, we know of another 19 communities with the same name in the United States.


Communities Located Beyond Alberta

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Alabama

Elmore County

Our profile page for Blue Ridge, Elmore County   [Map]
Distance: About 2,065 miles [3,323.3 km] to the Southeast

Georgia

Fannin County

Our profile page for Blue Ridge, Fannin County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,998 miles [3,215.5 km] to the East Southeast

Illinois

Piatt County

Our profile page for Blue Ridge, Piatt County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,567 miles [2,521.8 km] to the East Southeast

Indiana

Shelby County

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Distance: About 1,709 miles [2,750.4 km] to the East Southeast

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Mississippi

Jasper County

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Distance: About 2,003 miles [3,223.5 km] to the Southeast

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Missouri

Harrison County

Our profile page for Blue Ridge, Harrison County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,381 miles [2,222.5 km] to the Southeast

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New York

Essex County

Our profile page for Blue Ridge, Essex County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,975 miles [3,178.5 km] to the East

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North Carolina

Buncombe County

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

Henderson County

Our profile page for Blue Ridge, Henderson County   [Map]
Distance: About 2,042 miles [3,286.3 km] to the East Southeast

Transylvania County

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

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Pennsylvania

Bucks County

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Distance: About 2,096 miles [3,373.2 km] to the East

Franklin County

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

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South Carolina

Greenville County

Our profile page for Blue Ridge, Greenville County   [Map]
Distance: About 2,061 miles [3,316.9 km] to the East Southeast

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Tennessee

Sullivan County

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Distance: About 1,985 miles [3,194.5 km] to the East Southeast

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Texas

Collin County

Our profile page for Blue Ridge, Collin County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,709 miles [2,750.4 km] to the Southeast

Falls County

Our profile page for Blue Ridge, Falls County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,826 miles [2,938.7 km] to the Southeast

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Virginia

Augusta County

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

Botetourt County

Our profile page for Blue Ridge, Botetourt County   [Map]
Distance: About 2,034 miles [3,273.4 km] to the East Southeast

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Washington

King County

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Distance: About 536 miles [862.6 km] to the Southwest

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Footnotes ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Blue Ridge. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 54.1167, Longitude: -115.3833     [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 Blue Ridge 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 335.349 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to Mecca is 336.526 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to the Vatican is 322.33 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 Blue Ridge.



 
 
 

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