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Introduction ...

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

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

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

  • Edmonton [Map], which is the Provincial Capital of Alberta, lies 294 miles [473.1 km] to the North (N). If you could drive a straight line from Hill Spring 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 17 days. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take 12 days.
  • The National Capital at Parliament Hill (Ottawa, ON [Map]) is 1,775 miles [2,856.6 km] to the East (E). Driving would take most of three days, a buggy would take 70 days and walking would take 101 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,513 miles [10,481.7 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 7,281 miles [11,717.6 km] and it lies to the North Northeast (NNE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,336 miles [8,587.5 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Hill Spring ...

We have found 2 communities that share the name Hill Spring.

While the name Hill Spring is unique within Alberta, we know of another 2 communities with the same name in the United States.


Communities Located Beyond Alberta

Kansas

Morris County

Our profile page for Hill Spring, 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 .

Kentucky

Henry County

Our profile page for Hill Spring, Henry County
We found mention of this community, but have little information.
Although located in Henry 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 that starts in Hill Spring. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Hill Spring) 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 Hill Spring. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Hill Spring

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Hill Spring. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 49.2833, Longitude: -113.6333     [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 Hill Spring 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 333.848 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to Mecca is 334.434 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to the Vatican is 321.931 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 Hill Spring.



 
 
 

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