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Introduction ...

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

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

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

  • Edmonton [Map], which is the Provincial Capital of Alberta, lies 280 miles [450.6 km] to the Southeast (SE). If you could drive a straight line from North Star 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 16 days. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take 11 days.
  • The National Capital at Parliament Hill (Ottawa, ON [Map]) is 1,941 miles [3,123.7 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 6,106 miles [9,826.7 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 6,867 miles [11,051.4 km] and it lies to the North Northeast (NNE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,020 miles [8,078.9 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named North Star ...

We have found 14 communities that share the name North Star.

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


Communities Located Beyond Alberta

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British Columbia

Our profile page for North Star   [Map]
Distance: About 510 miles [820.8 km] to the South

California

Yuba County

Our profile page for North Star, Yuba County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,202 miles [1,934.4 km] to the South

Colorado

Gunnison County

Our profile page for North Star, Gunnison County
This community is historic.<7>
Although located in Gunnison County, we don't know the location of this community within the .

Delaware

New Castle County

Our profile page for North Star, New Castle County   [Map]
Distance: About 2,207 miles [3,551.8 km] to the East Southeast

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Manitoba

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Although located in , we don't know the location of this community within the .

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Michigan

Gratiot County

Our profile page for North Star, Gratiot County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,716 miles [2,761.6 km] to the East Southeast

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Minnesota

Martin County

Our profile page for North Star, Martin County
We found mention of this community, but have little information.<8>
Although located in Martin County, we don't know the location of this community within the .

Nicollet County

Our profile page for North Star, Nicollet County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,336 miles [2,150.1 km] to the East Southeast

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Nebraska

Nance County

Our profile page for North Star, Nance County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,375 miles [2,212.8 km] to the Southeast

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Ohio

Darke County

Our profile page for North Star, Darke County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,862 miles [2,996.6 km] to the East Southeast

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Pennsylvania

Allegheny County

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

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Texas

Archer County

Our profile page for North Star, Archer County
Although located in Archer County, we don't know the location of this community within the .

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Wisconsin

Crawford County

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

Portage County

Our profile page for North Star, Portage County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,477 miles [2,377 km] to the East Southeast

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Footnotes ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in North Star. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 56.8573, Longitude: -117.6248     [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 North Star 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 337.174 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to Mecca is 338.783 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to the Vatican is 323.384 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 North Star, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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<8>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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