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Hotchkiss, Alberta

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Introduction ...

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

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

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

  • Edmonton [Map], which is the Provincial Capital of Alberta, lies 290 miles [466.7 km] to the Southeast (SE). If you could drive a straight line from Hotchkiss 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 1,940 miles [3,122.1 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 6,091 miles [9,802.5 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 6,852 miles [11,027.2 km] and it lies to the North Northeast (NNE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,007 miles [8,058 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Hotchkiss ...

We have found 5 communities that share the name Hotchkiss.

While the name Hotchkiss is unique within Alberta, we know of another 5 communities with the same name in the United States.

Communities Located Beyond Alberta


Delta County

Our profile page for Hotchkiss, Delta County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,337 miles [2,151.7 km] to the South Southeast

Weld County

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


Custer County

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


Bath County

Our profile page for Hotchkiss, Bath County   [Map]
Distance: About 2,161 miles [3,477.8 km] to the East Southeast

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Raleigh County

Our profile page for Hotchkiss, Raleigh County   [Map]
Distance: About 2,116 miles [3,405.4 km] to the East Southeast

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Footnotes ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Hotchkiss. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 57.0667, Longitude: -117.5500     [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 Hotchkiss 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 337.11 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to Mecca is 338.727 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to the Vatican is 323.292 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 Hotchkiss.


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