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Saint Vincent, Alberta

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Introduction ...

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

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

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

  • Edmonton [Map], which is the Provincial Capital of Alberta, lies 99 miles [159.3 km] to the West Southwest (WSW). If you could drive a straight line from Saint Vincent to Edmonton, with an average speed<2>of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, it would take less than two hours to make the trip. A comfortable walk of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour would take 6 days. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take three full days.
  • The National Capital at Parliament Hill (Ottawa, ON [Map]) is 1,675 miles [2,695.7 km] to the East (E). Driving would take most of three days, a buggy would take 66 days and walking would take 96 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,168 miles [9,926.4 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 6,935 miles [11,160.8 km] and it lies to the North Northeast (NNE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,011 miles [8,064.4 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Saint Vincent ...

We have found 6 communities that share the name Saint Vincent.

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

Communities Located Beyond Alberta


Conway County

Our profile page for Saint Vincent, Conway County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,577 miles [2,537.9 km] to the Southeast


Marin County

Our profile page for Saint Vincent, Marin County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,233 miles [1,984.3 km] to the South Southwest


Allen County

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


Union County

Our profile page for Saint Vincent, Union County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,584 miles [2,549.2 km] to the Southeast

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Assumption Parish

Our profile page for Saint Vincent, Assumption Parish
We found mention of this community, but have little information.
Although located in Assumption Parish, we don't know the location of this community within the .

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Kittson County

Our profile page for Saint Vincent, Kittson County   [Map]
Distance: About 699 miles [1,124.9 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 starting from Saint Vincent. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Saint Vincent) 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 Saint Vincent. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Saint Vincent

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Saint Vincent. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 54.1533, Longitude: -111.2764     [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 Saint Vincent 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 332.025 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to Mecca is 332.779 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to the Vatican is 319.553 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 Saint Vincent.


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