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Dixonville, Alberta

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Introduction ...

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

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

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

  • Edmonton [Map], which is the Provincial Capital of Alberta, lies 264 miles [424.9 km] to the Southeast (SE). If you could drive a straight line from Dixonville 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 1,941 miles [3,123.7 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 6,127 miles [9,860.5 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 6,888 miles [11,085.2 km] and it lies to the North Northeast (NNE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,039 miles [8,109.5 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Dixonville ...

We have found 6 communities that share the name Dixonville.

While the name Dixonville is unique within Alberta, we know of another 6 communities with the same name in the United States.

Communities Located Beyond Alberta


Escambia County

Our profile page for Dixonville, Escambia County   [Map]
Distance: About 2,295 miles [3,693.4 km] to the Southeast


Santa Rosa County

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


Columbiana County

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


Douglas County

Our profile page for Dixonville, Douglas County   [Map]
Distance: About 952 miles [1,532.1 km] to the South Southwest

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Indiana County

Our profile page for Dixonville, Indiana County   [Map]
Distance: About 2,035 miles [3,275 km] to the East Southeast

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Tipton County

Our profile page for Dixonville, Tipton County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,947 miles [3,133.4 km] to the Southeast

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Footnotes ...

<1>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance from Dixonville. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Dixonville) 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 Dixonville. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Dixonville

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Dixonville. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 56.5373, Longitude: -117.6711     [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 Dixonville 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 337.216 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to Mecca is 338.807 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to the Vatican is 323.475 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 Dixonville.


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