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Crooked Creek, Alberta

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Introduction ...

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

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

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

  • Edmonton [Map], which is the Provincial Capital of Alberta, lies 214 miles [344.4 km] to the East Southeast (ESE). If you could drive a straight line from Crooked Creek to Edmonton, with an average speed<2>of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, it would take a little over three 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 1,945 miles [3,130.2 km] to the East (E). Driving would take three full days, a buggy would take 76 days and walking would take 111 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,211 miles [9,995.6 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 6,973 miles [11,222 km] and it lies to the North Northeast (NNE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,115 miles [8,231.8 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Crooked Creek ...

We have found 16 communities that share the name Crooked Creek.

While the name Crooked Creek is unique within Alberta, we know of another 16 communities with the same name in the United States and Canada.


Communities Located Beyond Alberta

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Alabama

Cullman County

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

Lee County

Our profile page for Crooked Creek, Lee County   [Map]
Distance: About 2,213 miles [3,561.5 km] to the East Southeast

Alaska

Our profile page for Crooked Creek   [Map]
Distance: About 1,489 miles [2,396.3 km] to the Northwest

Indiana

Steuben County

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

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Kansas

Ford County

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

Jefferson County

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

McPherson County

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

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Kentucky

Estill County

Our profile page for Crooked Creek, Estill County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,988 miles [3,199.4 km] to the East Southeast

Pike County

Our profile page for Crooked Creek, Pike County   [Map]
Distance: About 2,055 miles [3,307.2 km] to the East Southeast

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Missouri

Shelby County

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

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North Carolina

Henderson County

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Distance: About 2,168 miles [3,489.1 km] to the East Southeast

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Ontario

Our profile page for Crooked Creek   [Map]
Distance: About 1,896 miles [3,051.3 km] to the East

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Pennsylvania

Huntingdon County

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

Tioga County

Our profile page for Crooked Creek, Tioga County   [Map]
Distance: About 2,039 miles [3,281.5 km] to the East

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Tennessee

Perry County

Our profile page for Crooked Creek, Perry County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,951 miles [3,139.8 km] to the East Southeast

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West Virginia

Logan County

Our profile page for Crooked Creek, Logan County   [Map]
Distance: About 2,050 miles [3,299.2 km] to the East Southeast

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Footnotes ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Crooked Creek. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 55.2759, Longitude: -117.9377     [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 Crooked Creek 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 337.44 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to Mecca is 338.97 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to the Vatican is 323.881 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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