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Introduction ...

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

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

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

  • Edmonton [Map], which is the Provincial Capital of Alberta, lies 32 miles [51.5 km] to the South Southeast (SSE). If you could walk a straight line from Busby to Edmonton, with an average speed<2> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take most of two days to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take just over a day.
  • The National Capital at Parliament Hill (Ottawa, ON [Map]) is 1,779 miles [2,863 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 70 days and walking would take 101 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,228 miles [10,023 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 6,994 miles [11,255.8 km] and it lies to the North Northeast (NNE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,090 miles [8,191.6 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Busby ...

We have found 8 communities that share the name Busby.

While the name Busby is unique within Alberta, we know of another 8 communities with the same name in the United States and Canada.


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Kansas

Elk County

Our profile page for Busby, Elk County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,418 miles [2,282 km] to the Southeast

Mississippi

Tunica County

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

Montana

Big Horn County

Our profile page for Busby, Big Horn County   [Map]
Distance: About 657 miles [1,057.3 km] to the South Southeast

New Brunswick

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Distance: About 2,123 miles [3,416.6 km] to the East

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Ontario

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Although located in , we don't know the location of this community within the .

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Tennessee

Lawrence County

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Distance: About 1,821 miles [2,930.6 km] to the Southeast

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Texas

Fisher County

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Distance: About 1,614 miles [2,597.5 km] to the South Southeast

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Washington

Whitman County

Our profile page for Busby, Whitman County   [Map]
Distance: About 521 miles [838.5 km] to the South Southwest

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







Footnotes ...

<1>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) distance starting in Busby. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Busby) to Point B.

If you need the driving distance (or directions), we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Busby. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Busby

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Busby. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 53.9500, Longitude: -113.9000     [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 Busby 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 334.144 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to Mecca is 335.151 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to the Vatican is 321.357 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 Busby.



 
 
 

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