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Pipestone, Alberta

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Introduction ...

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

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

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

  • Edmonton [Map], which is the Provincial Capital of Alberta, lies 36 miles [57.9 km] to the North Northeast (NNE). If you could walk a straight line from Pipestone to Edmonton, with an average speed<2> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take over two days to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take just about two full days.
  • The National Capital at Parliament Hill (Ottawa, ON [Map]) is 1,772 miles [2,851.8 km] to the East (E). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, 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 6,282 miles [10,109.9 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 7,049 miles [11,344.3 km] and it lies to the North Northeast (NNE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,135 miles [8,264 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Pipestone ...

We have found 4 communities that share the name Pipestone.

While the name Pipestone is unique within Alberta, we know of another 4 communities with the same name in the United States and Canada.

Communities Located Beyond Alberta


Our profile page for Pipestone   [Map]
Distance: About 603 miles [970.4 km] to the East Southeast


Berrien County

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


Pipestone County

Our profile page for Pipestone, Pipestone County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,010 miles [1,625.4 km] to the East Southeast


Jefferson County

Our profile page for Pipestone, Jefferson County   [Map]
Distance: About 498 miles [801.5 km] to the South

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Footnotes ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Pipestone. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 53.0500, Longitude: -113.7833     [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 Pipestone 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 334.045 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to Mecca is 334.966 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to the Vatican is 321.439 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 Pipestone.


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