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Introduction ...

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

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

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

  • Edmonton [Map], which is the Provincial Capital of Alberta, lies 275 miles [442.6 km] to the North (N). If you could drive a straight line from Frank 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 16 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 1,807 miles [2,908.1 km] to the East (E). Driving would take most of three days, a buggy would take 71 days and walking would take 103 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,508 miles [10,473.6 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 7,276 miles [11,709.6 km] and it lies to the North Northeast (NNE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,339 miles [8,592.3 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Frank ...

We have found 10 communities that share the name Frank.

While the name Frank is unique within Alberta, we know of another 10 communities with the same name in the United States.


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Maryland

Cecil County

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Distance: About 1,978 miles [3,183.3 km] to the East

Michigan

Tuscola County

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

North Carolina

Avery County

Our profile page for Frank, Avery County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,866 miles [3,003 km] to the East Southeast

Mitchell County

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We found mention of this community, but have little information.
Although located in Mitchell County, we don't know the location of this community within the .

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Ohio

Seneca County

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Distance: About 1,621 miles [2,608.7 km] to the East

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Pennsylvania

Allegheny County

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We found mention of this community, but have little information.
Although located in Allegheny County, we don't know the location of this community within the .

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South Carolina

Newberry County

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We found mention of this community, but have little information.
Although located in Newberry County, we don't know the location of this community within the .

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South Dakota

Marshall County

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

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West Virginia

Pocahontas County

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Distance: About 1,857 miles [2,988.6 km] to the East Southeast

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Wisconsin

Washington County

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We found mention of this community, but have little information.
Although located in Washington County, we don't know the location of this community within the .

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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 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) distance beginning in Frank. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Frank) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Frank. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 49.6000, Longitude: -114.4000     [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 Frank 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 334.474 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to Mecca is 335.178 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to the Vatican is 322.381 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 Frank.



 
 
 

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