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Oberlin, Alberta

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Introduction ...

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

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

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

  • Edmonton [Map], which is the Provincial Capital of Alberta, lies 90 miles [144.8 km] to the North Northwest (NNW). If you could drive a straight line from Oberlin 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 most of three days.
  • The National Capital at Parliament Hill (Ottawa, ON [Map]) is 1,734 miles [2,790.6 km] to the East (E). Driving would take most of three days, a buggy would take 68 days and walking would take 99 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,313 miles [10,159.8 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 7,081 miles [11,395.8 km] and it lies to the North Northeast (NNE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,154 miles [8,294.6 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Oberlin ...

We have found 9 communities that share the name Oberlin.

While the name Oberlin is unique within Alberta, we know of another 9 communities with the same name in the United States.

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Decatur County

Our profile page for Oberlin, Decatur County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,041 miles [1,675.3 km] to the Southeast


Allen Parish

Our profile page for Oberlin, Allen Parish   [Map]
Distance: About 1,810 miles [2,912.9 km] to the Southeast

Calcasieu Parish

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


Benzie County

Our profile page for Oberlin, Benzie County   [Map]
This community is historic.<8>
Distance: About 1,319 miles [2,122.7 km] to the East Southeast

Gladwin County

Our profile page for Oberlin, Gladwin County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,413 miles [2,274 km] to the East Southeast

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Wake County

Our profile page for Oberlin, Wake County   [Map]
Distance: About 2,017 miles [3,246 km] to the East Southeast

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Lorain County

Our profile page for Oberlin, Lorain County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,620 miles [2,607.1 km] to the East Southeast

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Bryan County

Our profile page for Oberlin, Bryan County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,526 miles [2,455.9 km] to the Southeast

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Dauphin County

Our profile page for Oberlin, Dauphin County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,887 miles [3,036.8 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 that starts in Oberlin. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Oberlin) 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 Oberlin. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Oberlin

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Oberlin. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 52.2848, Longitude: -112.9098     [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 Oberlin 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 333.334 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to Mecca is 334.095 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to the Vatican is 320.992 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 Oberlin, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Oberlin.


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