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Introduction ...

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

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

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

  • Edmonton [Map], which is the Provincial Capital of Alberta, lies just to the South (S).
  • The National Capital at Parliament Hill (Ottawa, ON [Map]) is 1,762 miles [2,835.7 km] to the East (E). If you could drive a straight line from Rosslyn to Parliament Hill, with an average speed<2>of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, it would take most of three days to make the trip. A comfortable walk of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour would take 101 days. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take 69 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 7,009 miles [11,279.9 km] and it lies to the North Northeast (NNE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,099 miles [8,206 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Rosslyn ...

We have found 6 communities that share the name Rosslyn.

While the name Rosslyn is unique within Alberta, we know of another 6 communities with the same name in the United States and Canada.


Communities Located Beyond Alberta

Kentucky

Powell County

Our profile page for Rosslyn, Powell County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,776 miles [2,858.2 km] to the East Southeast

Ontario

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We found mention of this community, but have little information.<7>
Although located in , we don't know the location of this community within the .

Pennsylvania

Allegheny County

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

Texas

Harris County

Our profile page for Rosslyn, Harris County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,873 miles [3,014.3 km] to the Southeast

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Virginia

Alexandria City

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

Arlington County

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Distance: About 1,982 miles [3,189.7 km] to the East Southeast

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Footnotes ...

<1>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) distance that begins in Rosslyn. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Rosslyn) to Point B.

If you need the driving distance (or directions), we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Rosslyn. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Rosslyn

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Rosslyn. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 53.5967, Longitude: -113.4996     [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 Rosslyn 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 333.819 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to Mecca is 334.755 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to the Vatican is 321.152 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 Rosslyn.



 
 
 

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