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Cherry Point, Alberta

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Introduction ...

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

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How Far From Cherry Point 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 community such as Cherry Point to various places of note, such as Parliament Hill.

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

  • Edmonton [Map], which is the Provincial Capital of Alberta, lies 314 miles [505.3 km] to the East Southeast (ESE). If you could drive a straight line from Cherry Point to Edmonton, with an average speed<2>of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, it would take five to six hours to make the trip. A comfortable walk of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour would take 18 days. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take 13 days.
  • The National Capital at Parliament Hill (Ottawa, ON [Map]) is 2,026 miles [3,260.5 km] to the East (E). Driving would take 4 days, a buggy would take 80 days and walking would take 116 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,182 miles [9,949 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 6,941 miles [11,170.5 km] and it lies to the North Northeast (NNE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,110 miles [8,223.7 km] and it lies to the North Northeast (NNE).<6>

Communities Also Named Cherry Point ...

We have found 5 communities that share the name Cherry Point.

While the name Cherry Point is unique within Alberta, we know of another 5 communities with the same name in the United States and Canada.

Communities Located Beyond Alberta

British Columbia

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


Edgar County

Our profile page for Cherry Point, Edgar County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,842 miles [2,964.4 km] to the East Southeast


Anne Arundel County

Our profile page for Cherry Point, Anne Arundel County   [Map]
Distance: About 2,299 miles [3,699.9 km] to the East Southeast

North Carolina

Craven County

Our profile page for Cherry Point, Craven County   [Map]
This community is historic.<7>
Distance: About 2,486 miles [4,000.8 km] to the East Southeast

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Whatcom County

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

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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 Cherry Point. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Cherry Point) 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 Cherry Point. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Cherry Point

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Cherry Point. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 56.1833, Longitude: -119.9500     [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 Cherry Point 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 339.097 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to Mecca is 340.894 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to the Vatican is 325.13 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 Cherry Point, 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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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Cherry Point.


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