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Introduction ...

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

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

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

  • Edmonton [Map], which is the Provincial Capital of Alberta, lies 143 miles [230.1 km] to the North (N). If you could drive a straight line from Carbon 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 9 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 1,744 miles [2,806.7 km] to the East (E). Driving would take most of three days, a buggy would take 69 days and walking would take 99 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,367 miles [10,246.7 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 7,135 miles [11,482.7 km] and it lies to the North Northeast (NNE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,203 miles [8,373.4 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Carbon ...

We have found 18 communities that share the name Carbon.

While the name Carbon is unique within Alberta, we know of another 18 communities with the same name in the United States.


Communities Located Beyond Alberta

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California

Shasta County

Our profile page for Carbon, Shasta County
This community is historic.<7>
Although located in Shasta County, we don't know the location of this community within the .

Illinois

Saint Clair County

Our profile page for Carbon, Saint Clair County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,429 miles [2,299.8 km] to the East Southeast

Indiana

Clay County

Our profile page for Carbon, Clay County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,490 miles [2,397.9 km] to the East Southeast

Iowa

Adams County

Our profile page for Carbon, Adams County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,127 miles [1,813.7 km] to the East Southeast

Davis County

Our profile page for Carbon, Davis County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,224 miles [1,969.8 km] to the East Southeast

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Kansas

Crawford County

Our profile page for Carbon, Crawford County
We found mention of this community, but have little information.<8>
Although located in Crawford County, we don't know the location of this community within the .

Jackson County

Our profile page for Carbon, Jackson County   [Map]
This community is historic.
Distance: About 1,181 miles [1,900.6 km] to the Southeast

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Missouri

Macon County

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

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Oklahoma

Pittsburg County

Our profile page for Carbon, Pittsburg County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,435 miles [2,309.4 km] to the Southeast

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Pennsylvania

Bradford County

Our profile page for Carbon, Bradford County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,837 miles [2,956.4 km] to the East

Carbon County

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

Lawrence County

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

Mercer County

Our profile page for Carbon, Mercer County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,698 miles [2,732.7 km] to the East Southeast

Westmoreland County

Our profile page for Carbon, Westmoreland County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,769 miles [2,846.9 km] to the East Southeast

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Texas

Eastland County

Our profile page for Carbon, Eastland County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,511 miles [2,431.7 km] to the Southeast

Webb County

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

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West Virginia

Kanawha County

Our profile page for Carbon, Kanawha County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,792 miles [2,883.9 km] to the East Southeast

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Wyoming

Carbon County

Our profile page for Carbon, Carbon County   [Map]
This community is historic.
Distance: About 737 miles [1,186.1 km] to the South Southeast

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Footnotes ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Carbon. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 51.4847, Longitude: -113.1471     [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 Carbon 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 333.513 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to Mecca is 334.232 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to the Vatican is 321.282 degrees.

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<7>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 Carbon, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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<8>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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