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Introduction ...

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

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How Far From Parkland to ...

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

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

  • Edmonton [Map], which is the Provincial Capital of Alberta, lies 227 miles [365.3 km] to the North (N). If you could drive a straight line from Parkland to Edmonton, with an average speed<2>of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, it would take nearly four hours to make the trip. A comfortable walk of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour would take 13 days. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take 9 days.
  • The National Capital at Parliament Hill (Ottawa, ON [Map]) is 1,770 miles [2,848.5 km] to the East (E). Driving would take most of three days, a buggy would take 70 days and walking would take 101 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,454 miles [10,386.7 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 7,221 miles [11,621.1 km] and it lies to the North Northeast (NNE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,284 miles [8,503.8 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Parkland ...

We have found 13 communities that share the name Parkland.

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


Communities Located Beyond Alberta

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Alabama

Walker County

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

British Columbia

Our profile page for Parkland   [Map]
Distance: About 484 miles [778.9 km] to the North Northwest

Florida

Broward County

Our profile page for Parkland, Broward County   [Map]
Distance: About 2,416 miles [3,888.2 km] to the East Southeast

Hillsborough County

Our profile page for Parkland, Hillsborough County   [Map]
Distance: About 2,250 miles [3,621 km] to the East Southeast

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Illinois

Tazewell County

Our profile page for Parkland, Tazewell County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,334 miles [2,146.9 km] to the East Southeast

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Kentucky

Jefferson County

Our profile page for Parkland, Jefferson County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,593 miles [2,563.7 km] to the East Southeast

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Maryland

Prince George's County

Our profile page for Parkland, Prince George's County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,947 miles [3,133.4 km] to the East

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North Carolina

Wake County

Our profile page for Parkland, Wake County   [Map]
Distance: About 2,005 miles [3,226.7 km] to the East Southeast

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Oklahoma

Lincoln County

Our profile page for Parkland, Lincoln County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,301 miles [2,093.8 km] to the Southeast

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Pennsylvania

Bucks County

Our profile page for Parkland, Bucks County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,982 miles [3,189.7 km] to the East

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Saskatchewan

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

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Washington

Pierce County

Our profile page for Parkland, Pierce County   [Map]
Distance: About 452 miles [727.4 km] to the West Southwest

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Wisconsin

Douglas County

Our profile page for Parkland, Douglas County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,019 miles [1,639.9 km] to the East

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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 that begins in Parkland. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Parkland) 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 Parkland. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Parkland

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Parkland. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 50.2500, Longitude: -113.6667     [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 Parkland 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 333.904 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to Mecca is 334.576 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to the Vatican is 321.813 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 Parkland.



 
 
 

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