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Introduction ...

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

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

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

  • Edmonton [Map], which is the Provincial Capital of Alberta, lies 96 miles [154.5 km] to the North (N). If you could drive a straight line from Springbrook 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 1,775 miles [2,856.6 km] to the East (E). Driving 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 6,338 miles [10,200 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 7,105 miles [11,434.4 km] and it lies to the North Northeast (NNE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,185 miles [8,344.4 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Springbrook ...

We have found 14 communities that share the name Springbrook.

While the name Springbrook is unique within Alberta, we know of another 14 communities with the same name in the United States and Canada.


Communities Located Beyond Alberta

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Alabama

Tuscaloosa County

Our profile page for Springbrook, Tuscaloosa County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,853 miles [2,982.1 km] to the Southeast

Georgia

Cobb County

Our profile page for Springbrook, Cobb County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,921 miles [3,091.5 km] to the East Southeast

Iowa

Jackson County

Our profile page for Springbrook, Jackson County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,288 miles [2,072.8 km] to the East Southeast

Maryland

Montgomery County

Our profile page for Springbrook, Montgomery County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,969 miles [3,168.8 km] to the East Southeast

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North Dakota

Williams County

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Distance: About 533 miles [857.8 km] to the East Southeast

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Ohio

Erie County

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Distance: About 1,624 miles [2,613.6 km] to the East Southeast

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Ontario

Our profile page for Springbrook
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 .

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Oregon

Yamhill County

Our profile page for Springbrook, Yamhill County   [Map]
Distance: About 627 miles [1,009.1 km] to the Southwest

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Prince Edward Island

Our profile page for Springbrook   [Map]
Distance: About 2,252 miles [3,624.2 km] to the East

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Quebec

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Distance: About 1,945 miles [3,130.2 km] to the East

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South Carolina

Oconee County

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Distance: About 1,941 miles [3,123.7 km] to the East Southeast

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Tennessee

Blount County

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Distance: About 1,844 miles [2,967.6 km] to the East Southeast

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Utah

Salt Lake County

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Distance: About 798 miles [1,284.3 km] to the South

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Wisconsin

Washburn County

Our profile page for Springbrook, Washburn County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,086 miles [1,747.7 km] to the East Southeast

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The official website for Province of Alberta: www.alberta.ca/







Footnotes ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Springbrook. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 52.1773, Longitude: -113.8733     [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 Springbrook 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 334.109 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to Mecca is 334.967 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to the Vatican is 321.647 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 Springbrook.



 
 
 

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