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Edgerton, Alberta

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Introduction ...

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

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

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

  • Edmonton [Map], which is the Provincial Capital of Alberta, lies 137 miles [220.5 km] to the West Northwest (WNW). If you could drive a straight line from Edgerton to Edmonton, with an average speed<2>of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, it would take less than three hours to make the trip. A comfortable walk of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour would take 8 days. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take 6 days.
  • The National Capital at Parliament Hill (Ottawa, ON [Map]) is 1,632 miles [2,626.4 km] to the East (E). Driving would take most of three days, a buggy would take 64 days and walking would take 93 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,237 miles [10,037.5 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 7,005 miles [11,273.5 km] and it lies to the North Northeast (NNE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,063 miles [8,148.1 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Edgerton ...

We have found 11 communities that share the name Edgerton.

While the name Edgerton is unique within Alberta, we know of another 11 communities with the same name in the United States.

Communities Located Beyond Alberta

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El Paso County

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


Allen County

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


Johnson County

Our profile page for Edgerton, Johnson County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,213 miles [1,952.1 km] to the Southeast


Kent County

Our profile page for Edgerton, Kent County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,317 miles [2,119.5 km] to the East Southeast

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Pipestone County

Our profile page for Edgerton, Pipestone County   [Map]
Distance: About 895 miles [1,440.4 km] to the Southeast

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Platte County

Our profile page for Edgerton, Platte County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,182 miles [1,902.2 km] to the Southeast

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Williams County

Our profile page for Edgerton, Williams County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,426 miles [2,294.9 km] to the East Southeast

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Charles Mix County

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

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Brunswick County

Our profile page for Edgerton, Brunswick County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,918 miles [3,086.7 km] to the East Southeast

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Rock County

Our profile page for Edgerton, Rock County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,197 miles [1,926.4 km] to the East Southeast

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Natrona County

Our profile page for Edgerton, Natrona County   [Map]
Distance: About 672 miles [1,081.5 km] to the South Southeast

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Footnotes ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Edgerton. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 52.7500, Longitude: -110.4500     [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 Edgerton 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 331.364 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to Mecca is 331.904 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to the Vatican is 319.284 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 Edgerton.


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