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Introduction ...

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

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

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

  • Edmonton [Map], which is the Provincial Capital of Alberta, lies 305 miles [490.8 km] to the North Northwest (NNW). If you could drive a straight line from Orion to Edmonton, with an average speed<2>of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, it would take five to six hours to make the trip. A comfortable walk of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour would take 18 days. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take 12 days.
  • The National Capital at Parliament Hill (Ottawa, ON [Map]) is 1,647 miles [2,650.6 km] to the East (E). Driving would take most of three days, a buggy would take 65 days and walking would take 94 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,444 miles [10,370.6 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 7,213 miles [11,608.2 km] and it lies to the North Northeast (NNE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,246 miles [8,442.6 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Orion ...

We have found 13 communities that share the name Orion.

While the name Orion is unique within Alberta, we know of another 13 communities with the same name in the United States.


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Alabama

Pike County

Our profile page for Orion, Pike County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,758 miles [2,829.2 km] to the Southeast

Arkansas

Grant County

Our profile page for Orion, Grant County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,398 miles [2,249.9 km] to the Southeast

California

Kings County

Our profile page for Orion, Kings County   [Map]
This community is historic.<7>
Distance: About 1,012 miles [1,628.7 km] to the South Southwest

Illinois

Henry County

Our profile page for Orion, Henry County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,132 miles [1,821.8 km] to the East Southeast

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Indiana

Kosciusko County

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

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Kansas

Cloud County

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

Gove County

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

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Minnesota

Olmsted County

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

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Mississippi

Marshall County

Our profile page for Orion, Marshall County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,477 miles [2,377 km] to the Southeast

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Nevada

Nye County

Our profile page for Orion, Nye County
This community is historic.
Although located in Nye County, we don't know the location of this community within the .

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North Carolina

Ashe County

Our profile page for Orion, Ashe County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,721 miles [2,769.7 km] to the East Southeast

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Oklahoma

Major County

Our profile page for Orion, Major County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,095 miles [1,762.2 km] to the Southeast

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Wisconsin

Richland County

Our profile page for Orion, Richland County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,059 miles [1,704.3 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 that begins in Orion. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Orion) 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 Orion. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Orion

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Orion. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 49.4540, Longitude: -110.8097     [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 Orion 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 331.60 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to Mecca is 331.873 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to the Vatican is 320.102 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 Orion, 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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