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Rich Valley, Alberta

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Introduction ...

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

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

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

  • Edmonton [Map], which is the Provincial Capital of Alberta, lies 40 miles [64.4 km] to the East Southeast (ESE). If you could walk a straight line from Rich Valley 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 1,797 miles [2,892 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 71 days and walking would take 103 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,243 miles [10,047.1 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 7,008 miles [11,278.3 km] and it lies to the North Northeast (NNE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,107 miles [8,218.9 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Rich Valley ...

We have found 4 communities that share the name Rich Valley.

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


Communities Located Beyond Alberta

Minnesota

Dakota County

Our profile page for Rich Valley, Dakota County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,140 miles [1,834.7 km] to the East Southeast

Ohio

Noble County

Our profile page for Rich Valley, Noble County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,807 miles [2,908.1 km] to the East Southeast

Pennsylvania

Cameron County

Our profile page for Rich Valley, Cameron County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,851 miles [2,978.9 km] to the East Southeast

Virginia

Smyth County

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

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Footnotes ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Rich Valley. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 53.8500, Longitude: -114.3500     [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 Rich Valley 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 334.509 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to Mecca is 335.555 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to the Vatican is 321.678 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 Rich Valley.



 
 
 

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