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Introduction ...

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

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

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

  • Edmonton [Map], which is the Provincial Capital of Alberta, lies 270 miles [434.5 km] to the Southeast (SE). If you could drive a straight line from Deadwood to Edmonton, with an average speed<2>of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, it would take four to five hours to make the trip. A comfortable walk of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour would take 16 days. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take 11 days.
  • The National Capital at Parliament Hill (Ottawa, ON [Map]) is 1,937 miles [3,117.3 km] to the East (E). Driving would take three full days, a buggy would take 76 days and walking would take 110 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,112 miles [9,836.3 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 6,873 miles [11,061 km] and it lies to the North Northeast (NNE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,025 miles [8,087 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Deadwood ...

We have found 10 communities that share the name Deadwood.

While the name Deadwood is unique within Alberta, we know of another 10 communities with the same name in the United States and Canada.


Communities Located Beyond Alberta

British Columbia

Our profile page for Deadwood   [Map]
This community is historic.<7>
Distance: About 529 miles [851.3 km] to the South

California

Butte County

Our profile page for Deadwood, Butte County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,187 miles [1,910.3 km] to the South

Placer County

Our profile page for Deadwood, Placer County
This community is historic.
Although located in Placer County, we don't know the location of this community within the .

Sierra County

Our profile page for Deadwood, Sierra County   [Map]
This community is historic.
Distance: About 1,187 miles [1,910.3 km] to the South

Trinity County

Our profile page for Deadwood, Trinity County   [Map]
This community is historic.
Distance: About 1,130 miles [1,818.6 km] to the South Southwest

Tuolumne County

Our profile page for Deadwood, Tuolumne County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,298 miles [2,088.9 km] to the South

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Kentucky

Casey County

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

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Oregon

Lane County

Our profile page for Deadwood, Lane County   [Map]
Distance: About 913 miles [1,469.3 km] to the South Southwest

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South Dakota

Lawrence County

Our profile page for Deadwood, Lawrence County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,041 miles [1,675.3 km] to the Southeast

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Texas

Panola County

Our profile page for Deadwood, Panola County   [Map]
Distance: About 2,030 miles [3,267 km] to the Southeast

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Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Deadwood. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

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' (or point-to-point) distance beginning in Deadwood. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Deadwood) 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 Deadwood. 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 Deadwood

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Deadwood. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 56.7333, Longitude: -117.5167     [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 Deadwood 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 337.087 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to Mecca is 338.676 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to the Vatican is 323.331 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 Deadwood, 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 Deadwood.



 
 
 

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