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Introduction ...

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

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

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

  • Edmonton [Map], which is the Provincial Capital of Alberta, lies 128 miles [206 km] to the West Southwest (WSW). If you could drive a straight line from Fort Kent 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 5 days.
  • The National Capital at Parliament Hill (Ottawa, ON [Map]) is 1,649 miles [2,653.8 km] to the East (E). Driving would take most of three days, a buggy would take 65 days and walking would take 94 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,145 miles [9,889.4 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 6,913 miles [11,125.4 km] and it lies to the North Northeast (NNE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 4,985 miles [8,022.6 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Fort Kent ...

While the name Fort Kent is unique within Alberta, we know of one more community in the United States.


Communities Located Beyond Alberta

Maine

Aroostook County

Our profile page for Fort Kent, Aroostook County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,867 miles [3,004.6 km] to the East

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The official website for Province of Alberta: www.alberta.ca/







Footnotes ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Fort Kent. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 54.3115, Longitude: -110.6057     [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 Fort Kent 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 331.485 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to Mecca is 332.185 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to the Vatican is 319.071 degrees.

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