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Introduction ...

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

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

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

  • Edmonton [Map], which is the Provincial Capital of Alberta, lies 230 miles [370.1 km] to the North (N). If you could drive a straight line from Champion 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 1,748 miles [2,813.1 km] to the East (E). Driving would take most of three days, a buggy would take 69 days and walking would take 100 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,446 miles [10,373.8 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 7,214 miles [11,609.8 km] and it lies to the North Northeast (NNE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,272 miles [8,484.5 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Champion ...

We have found 19 communities that share the name Champion.

While the name Champion 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

Blount County

Our profile page for Champion, Blount County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,754 miles [2,822.8 km] to the East Southeast

Arkansas

Arkansas County

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

Lincoln County

Our profile page for Champion, Lincoln County   [Map]
This community is historic.<8>
Distance: About 1,562 miles [2,513.8 km] to the Southeast

California

Nevada County

Our profile page for Champion, Nevada County   [Map]
This community is historic.
Distance: About 848 miles [1,364.7 km] to the South Southwest

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Indiana

Jennings County

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

Vigo County

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

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Michigan

Marquette County

Our profile page for Champion, Marquette County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,177 miles [1,894.2 km] to the East

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Missouri

Douglas County

Our profile page for Champion, Douglas County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,377 miles [2,216.1 km] to the Southeast

New Madrid County

Our profile page for Champion, New Madrid County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,489 miles [2,396.3 km] to the East Southeast

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Montana

Deer Lodge County

Our profile page for Champion, Deer Lodge County   [Map]
This community is historic.
Distance: About 276 miles [444.2 km] to the South

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Nebraska

Chase County

Our profile page for Champion, Chase County   [Map]
Distance: About 869 miles [1,398.5 km] to the Southeast

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New York

Jefferson County

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

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North Carolina

Wilkes County

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

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Ohio

Fulton County

Our profile page for Champion, Fulton County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,507 miles [2,425.3 km] to the East Southeast

Trumbull County

Our profile page for Champion, Trumbull County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,657 miles [2,666.7 km] to the East

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Pennsylvania

Allegheny County

Our profile page for Champion, Allegheny County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,715 miles [2,760 km] to the East

Fayette County

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

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Texas

Nolan County

Our profile page for Champion, Nolan County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,389 miles [2,235.4 km] to the South Southeast

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Wisconsin

Brown County

Our profile page for Champion, Brown County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,240 miles [1,995.6 km] to the East

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Footnotes ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Champion. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 50.2167, Longitude: -113.1500     [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 Champion 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 333.488 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to Mecca is 334.098 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to the Vatican is 321.484 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 Champion, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Champion.



 
 
 

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