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Martindale, Alberta

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How Far From Martindale to ...

We spend a lot of time looking through Gazetteers, Almanacs & Directories that were published in the late 1800's and early 1900's. Many of the Gazetteers include the distance from a community such as Martindale to various places of note, such as Parliament Hill.

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

  • Edmonton [Map], which is the Provincial Capital of Alberta, lies 168 miles [270.4 km] to the North (N). If you could drive a straight line from Martindale to Edmonton, with an average speed<2>of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, it would take about three hours to make the trip. A comfortable walk of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour would take 10 days. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take 7 days.
  • The National Capital at Parliament Hill (Ottawa, ON [Map]) is 1,780 miles [2,864.6 km] to the East (E). Driving would take most of three days, a buggy would take 70 days and walking would take 102 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,405 miles [10,307.8 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 7,173 miles [11,543.8 km] and it lies to the North Northeast (NNE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,245 miles [8,441 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Martindale ...

We have found 14 communities that share the name Martindale.

While the name Martindale is unique within Alberta, we know of another 14 communities with the same name in the United States and Canada.

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Pulaski County

Our profile page for Martindale, Pulaski County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,557 miles [2,505.7 km] to the Southeast


Walker County

Our profile page for Martindale, Walker County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,824 miles [2,935.4 km] to the East Southeast


Coffey County

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


Anne Arundel County

Our profile page for Martindale, Anne Arundel County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,972 miles [3,173.6 km] to the East

Harford County

Our profile page for Martindale, Harford County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,963 miles [3,159.1 km] to the East

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Otsego County

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

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New York

Columbia County

Our profile page for Martindale, Columbia County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,979 miles [3,184.9 km] to the East

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North Carolina

Mecklenburg County

Our profile page for Martindale, Mecklenburg County   [Map]
This community is historic.<8>
Distance: About 1,962 miles [3,157.5 km] to the East Southeast

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Cambria County

Our profile page for Martindale, Cambria County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,835 miles [2,953.1 km] to the East

Lancaster County

Our profile page for Martindale, Lancaster County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,952 miles [3,141.4 km] to the East

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Our profile page for Martindale   [Map]
Distance: About 1,757 miles [2,827.6 km] to the East

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South Carolina

Oconee County

Our profile page for Martindale, Oconee County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,916 miles [3,083.5 km] to the East Southeast

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Caldwell County

Our profile page for Martindale, Caldwell County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,687 miles [2,715 km] to the Southeast

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Franklin County

Our profile page for Martindale, Franklin County   [Map]
Distance: About 406 miles [653.4 km] to the Southwest

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Footnotes ...

<1>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance starting from Martindale. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Martindale) 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 Martindale. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Martindale

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Martindale. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 51.1196, Longitude: -113.9624     [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 Martindale 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 334.162 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to Mecca is 334.942 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to the Vatican is 321.875 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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<8>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 Martindale, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Martindale.


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