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Introduction ...

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

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

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

  • Edmonton [Map], which is the Provincial Capital of Alberta, lies 100 miles [160.9 km] to the North Northeast (NNE). If you could drive a straight line from Lodge to Edmonton, with an average speed<2>of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, it would take less than two hours to make the trip. A comfortable walk of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour would take 6 days. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take three full days.
  • The National Capital at Parliament Hill (Ottawa, ON [Map]) is 1,818 miles [2,925.8 km] to the East (E). Driving would take most of three days, a buggy would take 71 days and walking would take 104 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,345 miles [10,211.3 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 7,111 miles [11,444 km] and it lies to the North Northeast (NNE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,201 miles [8,370.2 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Lodge ...

We have found 8 communities that share the name Lodge.

While the name Lodge is unique within Alberta, we know of another 8 communities with the same name in the United States and Canada.


Communities Located Beyond Alberta

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California

Fresno County

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

Illinois

Piatt County

Our profile page for Lodge, Piatt County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,502 miles [2,417.2 km] to the East Southeast

Missouri

Bollinger County

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

Nova Scotia

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Distance: About 2,339 miles [3,764.3 km] to the East

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South Carolina

Colleton County

Our profile page for Lodge, Colleton County   [Map]
Distance: About 2,144 miles [3,450.4 km] to the East Southeast

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South Dakota

Jackson County

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

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Tennessee

Marion County

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

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Virginia

Northumberland County

Our profile page for Lodge, Northumberland County   [Map]
Distance: About 2,080 miles [3,347.4 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' distance starting from Lodge. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Lodge) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Lodge. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 52.3667, Longitude: -114.9000     [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 Lodge 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 334.942 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to Mecca is 335.928 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to the Vatican is 322.298 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 Lodge.



 
 
 

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