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Introduction ...

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

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

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

  • Edmonton [Map], which is the Provincial Capital of Alberta, lies 216 miles [347.6 km] to the North Northwest (NNW). If you could drive a straight line from Brooks 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 1,692 miles [2,723 km] to the East (E). Driving would take most of three days, a buggy would take 66 days and walking would take 97 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,399 miles [10,298.2 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 7,167 miles [11,534.2 km] and it lies to the North Northeast (NNE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,218 miles [8,397.6 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Brooks ...

We have found 30 communities that share the name Brooks.

While the name Brooks is unique within Alberta, we know of another 30 communities with the same name in the United States.


Communities Located Beyond Alberta

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Alabama

Covington County

Our profile page for Brooks, Covington County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,843 miles [2,966 km] to the Southeast

Arkansas

Grant County

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

Saline County

Our profile page for Brooks, Saline County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,473 miles [2,370.6 km] to the Southeast

California

Yolo County

Our profile page for Brooks, Yolo County   [Map]
Distance: About 957 miles [1,540.1 km] to the Southwest

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Georgia

Fayette County

Our profile page for Brooks, Fayette County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,827 miles [2,940.3 km] to the East Southeast

Wilkinson County

Our profile page for Brooks, Wilkinson County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,888 miles [3,038.4 km] to the East Southeast

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Illinois

Madison County

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

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Indiana

Hamilton County

Our profile page for Brooks, Hamilton County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,449 miles [2,331.9 km] to the East Southeast

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Iowa

Adams County

Our profile page for Brooks, Adams County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,052 miles [1,693 km] to the East Southeast

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Kansas

Wilson County

Our profile page for Brooks, Wilson County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,212 miles [1,950.5 km] to the Southeast

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Kentucky

Bullitt County

Our profile page for Brooks, Bullitt County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,542 miles [2,481.6 km] to the East Southeast

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Louisiana

Pointe Coupee Parish

Our profile page for Brooks, Pointe Coupee Parish   [Map]
Distance: About 1,725 miles [2,776.1 km] to the Southeast

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Maine

Waldo County

Our profile page for Brooks, Waldo County   [Map]
Distance: About 2,006 miles [3,228.3 km] to the East

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Massachusetts

Worcester County

Our profile page for Brooks, Worcester County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,956 miles [3,147.9 km] to the East

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Michigan

Bay County

Our profile page for Brooks, Bay County   [Map]
This community is historic.<8>
Distance: About 1,392 miles [2,240.2 km] to the East

Menominee County

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

Newaygo County

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

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Minnesota

Polk County

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

Red Lake County

Our profile page for Brooks, Red Lake County   [Map]
Distance: About 740 miles [1,190.9 km] to the East

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Mississippi

Sunflower County

Our profile page for Brooks, Sunflower County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,583 miles [2,547.6 km] to the Southeast

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Montana

Fergus County

Our profile page for Brooks, Fergus County   [Map]
Distance: About 257 miles [413.6 km] to the South Southeast

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North Carolina

Buncombe County

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

Lenoir County

Our profile page for Brooks, Lenoir County   [Map]
Distance: About 2,005 miles [3,226.7 km] to the East Southeast

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Ohio

Clark County

Our profile page for Brooks, Clark County
This community is historic.
Although located in Clark County, we don't know the location of this community within the .

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Oregon

Marion County

Our profile page for Brooks, Marion County   [Map]
Distance: About 637 miles [1,025.2 km] to the West Southwest

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Texas

Jefferson County

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

Panola County

Our profile page for Brooks, Panola County
Although located in Panola County, we don't know the location of this community within the .

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Virginia

Stafford County

Our profile page for Brooks, Stafford County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,872 miles [3,012.7 km] to the East Southeast

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West Virginia

Summers County

Our profile page for Brooks, Summers County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,755 miles [2,824.4 km] to the East Southeast

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Wisconsin

Adams County

Our profile page for Brooks, Adams County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,137 miles [1,829.8 km] to the East Southeast

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Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Brooks: www.brooks.ca/

The official website for Province of Alberta: www.alberta.ca/







Footnotes ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Brooks. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 50.5667, Longitude: -111.9000     [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 Brooks 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 332.496 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to Mecca is 332.994 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to the Vatican is 320.621 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 Brooks, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Brooks.



 
 
 

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