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Introduction ...

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

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

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

  • Edmonton [Map], which is the Provincial Capital of Alberta, lies 97 miles [156.1 km] to the South Southeast (SSE). If you could drive a straight line from Chisholm to Edmonton, with an average speed<2>of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, it would take less than two hours to make the trip. A comfortable walk of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour would take 6 days. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take three full days.
  • The National Capital at Parliament Hill (Ottawa, ON [Map]) is 1,795 miles [2,888.8 km] to the East (E). Driving would take most of three days, a buggy would take 71 days and walking would take 102 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,173 miles [9,934.5 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 6,939 miles [11,167.2 km] and it lies to the North Northeast (NNE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,045 miles [8,119.1 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Chisholm ...

We have found 9 communities that share the name Chisholm.

While the name Chisholm is unique within Alberta, we know of another 9 communities with the same name in the United States and Canada.


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Alabama

Montgomery County

Our profile page for Chisholm, Montgomery County   [Map]
Distance: About 2,059 miles [3,313.6 km] to the Southeast

Iowa

Monroe County

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

Kansas

Sedgwick County

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

Kentucky

Pike County

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

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Maine

Franklin County

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Distance: About 2,051 miles [3,300.8 km] to the East

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Minnesota

Saint Louis County

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Distance: About 1,048 miles [1,686.6 km] to the East Southeast

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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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Pennsylvania

Butler County

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

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Texas

Rockwall County

Our profile page for Chisholm, Rockwall County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,751 miles [2,818 km] to the Southeast

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Chisholm. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 54.9102, Longitude: -114.1701     [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 Chisholm 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 334.362 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to Mecca is 335.476 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to the Vatican is 321.361 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 Chisholm.



 
 
 

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