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Introduction ...

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

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

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

  • Edmonton [Map], which is the Provincial Capital of Alberta, lies 15 miles [24.1 km] to the Northeast (NE). If you could walk a straight line from Devon to Edmonton, with an average speed<2> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take most of a day to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take four to five hours.
  • The National Capital at Parliament Hill (Ottawa, ON [Map]) is 1,770 miles [2,848.5 km] to the East (E). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take most of three days, a buggy would take 70 days and walking would take 101 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,262 miles [10,077.7 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 7,028 miles [11,310.5 km] and it lies to the North Northeast (NNE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,117 miles [8,235 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Devon ...

We have found 14 communities that share the name Devon.

While the name Devon is unique within Alberta, we know of another 14 communities with the same name in the United States and Canada.


Communities Located Beyond Alberta

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California

Santa Barbara County

Our profile page for Devon, Santa Barbara County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,321 miles [2,125.9 km] to the South Southwest

Connecticut

New Haven County

Our profile page for Devon, New Haven County   [Map]
Distance: About 2,045 miles [3,291.1 km] to the East

Delaware

New Castle County

Our profile page for Devon, New Castle County   [Map]
Distance: About 2,004 miles [3,225.1 km] to the East Southeast

Iowa

Chickasaw County

Our profile page for Devon, Chickasaw County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,203 miles [1,936 km] to the East Southeast

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Kansas

Bourbon County

Our profile page for Devon, Bourbon County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,395 miles [2,245 km] to the Southeast

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Kentucky

Boone County

Our profile page for Devon, Boone County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,691 miles [2,721.4 km] to the East Southeast

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Montana

Toole County

Our profile page for Devon, Toole County   [Map]
Distance: About 352 miles [566.5 km] to the South Southeast

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Nebraska

Stanton County

Our profile page for Devon, Stanton County
This community is historic.<7>
Although located in Stanton County, we don't know the location of this community within the .

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New Brunswick

Our profile page for Devon   [Map]
Distance: About 2,125 miles [3,419.9 km] to the East

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New York

Suffolk County

Our profile page for Devon, Suffolk County   [Map]
Distance: About 2,095 miles [3,371.6 km] to the East

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Nova Scotia

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

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Ontario

Our profile page for Devon   [Map]
Distance: About 1,375 miles [2,212.8 km] to the East

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Pennsylvania

Chester County

Our profile page for Devon, Chester County   [Map]
Distance: About 2,001 miles [3,220.3 km] to the East Southeast

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West Virginia

Mingo County

Our profile page for Devon, Mingo County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,859 miles [2,991.8 km] to the East Southeast

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The official website for Devon: www.town.devon.ab.ca/

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 that stretches from Devon. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Devon) to Point B.

If you need the driving distance, we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Devon. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Devon

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Devon. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 53.3667, Longitude: -113.7333     [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 Devon 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 334.007 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to Mecca is 334.948 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to the Vatican is 321.35 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 Devon, 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 Devon.



 
 
 

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