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Introduction ...

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

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

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

  • Edmonton [Map], which is the Provincial Capital of Alberta, lies 259 miles [416.8 km] to the North (N). If you could drive a straight line from Diamond City 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 15 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 1,734 miles [2,790.6 km] to the East (E). Driving would take most of three days, a buggy would take 68 days and walking would take 99 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,463 miles [10,401.2 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 7,232 miles [11,638.8 km] and it lies to the North Northeast (NNE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,283 miles [8,502.2 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Diamond City ...

We have found 8 communities that share the name Diamond City.

While the name Diamond City is unique within Alberta, we know of another 8 communities with the same name in the United States.


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Arkansas

Boone County

Our profile page for Diamond City, Boone County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,353 miles [2,177.4 km] to the Southeast

Illinois

Hamilton County

Our profile page for Diamond City, Hamilton County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,441 miles [2,319.1 km] to the East Southeast

Kansas

Morris County

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

Montana

Broadwater County

Our profile page for Diamond City, Broadwater County   [Map]
Distance: About 230 miles [370.1 km] to the South Southeast

Meagher County

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

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Nevada

Eureka County

Our profile page for Diamond City, Eureka County   [Map]
This community is historic.<8>
Distance: About 711 miles [1,144.2 km] to the South Southwest

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South Dakota

Lawrence County

Our profile page for Diamond City, Lawrence County   [Map]
This community is historic.
Distance: About 579 miles [931.8 km] to the Southeast

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Washington

Pend Oreille County

Our profile page for Diamond City, Pend Oreille County   [Map]
Distance: About 219 miles [352.4 km] to the West Southwest

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Footnotes ...

<1>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) distance starting from Diamond City. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Diamond City) 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 Diamond City. 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 Diamond City

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Diamond City. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 49.8133, Longitude: -112.7911     [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 Diamond City 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 333.189 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to Mecca is 333.723 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to the Vatican is 321.313 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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<8>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 Diamond City, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Diamond City.



 
 
 

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