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Royce, Alberta

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Introduction ...

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

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

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

  • Edmonton [Map], which is the Provincial Capital of Alberta, lies 280 miles [450.6 km] to the Southeast (SE). If you could drive a straight line from Royce to Edmonton, with an average speed<2>of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, it would take four to five hours to make the trip. A comfortable walk of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour would take 16 days. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take 11 days.
  • The National Capital at Parliament Hill (Ottawa, ON [Map]) is 1,984 miles [3,192.9 km] to the East (E). Driving would take three full days, a buggy would take 78 days and walking would take 113 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,164 miles [9,920 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 6,924 miles [11,143.1 km] and it lies to the North Northeast (NNE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,083 miles [8,180.3 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Royce ...

We have found 3 communities that share the name Royce.

While the name Royce is unique within Alberta, we know of another 3 communities with the same name in the United States.

Communities Located Beyond Alberta


Oscoda County

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


Greene County

Our profile page for Royce, Greene County   [Map]
Distance: About 2,259 miles [3,635.5 km] to the Southeast

New Mexico

Union County

Our profile page for Royce, Union County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,542 miles [2,481.6 km] to the 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 starts in Royce. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Royce) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Royce. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 56.2167, Longitude: -118.8333     [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 Royce 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 338.175 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to Mecca is 339.861 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to the Vatican is 324.343 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 Royce.


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