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Introduction ...

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

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

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

  • Edmonton [Map], which is the Provincial Capital of Alberta, lies 233 miles [375 km] to the South Southeast (SSE). If you could drive a straight line from Little Buffalo to Edmonton, with an average speed<2>of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, it would take nearly four hours to make the trip. A comfortable walk of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour would take 14 days. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take 10 days.
  • The National Capital at Parliament Hill (Ottawa, ON [Map]) is 1,901 miles [3,059.4 km] to the East (E). Driving would take three full days, a buggy would take 75 days and walking would take 108 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,118 miles [9,846 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 6,881 miles [11,073.9 km] and it lies to the North Northeast (NNE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,021 miles [8,080.5 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Little Buffalo ...

We have found 2 communities that share the name Little Buffalo.

While the name Little Buffalo is unique within Alberta, we know of another 2 communities with the same name in the United States and Canada.


Communities Located Beyond Alberta

Arkansas

Newton County

Our profile page for Little Buffalo, Newton County   [Map]
This community is historic.<7>
Distance: About 1,781 miles [2,866.2 km] to the Southeast

Ontario

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Distance: About 1,842 miles [2,964.4 km] to the East Southeast

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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 starting from Little Buffalo. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Little Buffalo) 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 Little Buffalo. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Little Buffalo

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Little Buffalo. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 56.4220, Longitude: -116.6238     [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 Little Buffalo 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 336.356 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to Mecca is 337.834 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to the Vatican is 322.766 degrees.

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<7>We use the term 'Historic' broadly and it generally means that the community no longer exists. However, it can also mean that the community might still exist, but was significantly larger or had a more 'official' existence in the past than it does now. Unfortunately our sources of data have proven to be unreliable. If you can provide us with more specific information about Little Buffalo, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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