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Buck Creek, Alberta

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Introduction ...

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

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How Far From Buck Creek 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 community such as Buck Creek to various places of note, such as Parliament Hill.

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

  • Edmonton [Map], which is the Provincial Capital of Alberta, lies 65 miles [104.6 km] to the East Northeast (ENE). If you could walk a straight line from Buck Creek to Edmonton, with an average speed<2> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take most of three days to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take about three full days.
  • The National Capital at Parliament Hill (Ottawa, ON [Map]) is 1,818 miles [2,925.8 km] to the East (E). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take most of three days, a buggy would take 71 days and walking would take 104 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,299 miles [10,137.3 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 7,065 miles [11,370 km] and it lies to the North Northeast (NNE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,161 miles [8,305.8 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Buck Creek ...

We have found 14 communities that share the name Buck Creek.

While the name Buck Creek is unique within Alberta, we know of another 14 communities with the same name in the United States.


Communities Located Beyond Alberta

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Alabama

Tallapoosa County

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

Georgia

Carroll County

Our profile page for Buck Creek, Carroll County   [Map]
This community is historic.<8>
Distance: About 1,985 miles [3,194.5 km] to the East Southeast

Newton County

Our profile page for Buck Creek, Newton County   [Map]
Distance: About 2,029 miles [3,265.4 km] to the East Southeast

Screven County

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

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Indiana

Tippecanoe County

Our profile page for Buck Creek, Tippecanoe County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,573 miles [2,531.5 km] to the East Southeast

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Iowa

Bremer County

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Distance: About 1,263 miles [2,032.6 km] to the East Southeast

Delaware County

Our profile page for Buck Creek, Delaware County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,313 miles [2,113.1 km] to the East Southeast

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Kansas

Jefferson County

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Distance: About 1,342 miles [2,159.7 km] to the Southeast

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Kentucky

Estill County

Our profile page for Buck Creek, Estill County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,821 miles [2,930.6 km] to the East Southeast

Owsley County

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

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Mississippi

Greene County

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

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Missouri

Morgan County

Our profile page for Buck Creek, Morgan County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,469 miles [2,364.1 km] to the Southeast

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Texas

Cottle County

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

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Wisconsin

Richland County

Our profile page for Buck Creek, Richland County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,301 miles [2,093.8 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 begins in Buck Creek. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Buck Creek) 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 Buck Creek. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Buck Creek

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Buck Creek. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 53.1000, Longitude: -114.9000     [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 Buck Creek 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 334.95 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to Mecca is 335.995 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to the Vatican is 322.178 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 Buck Creek, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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