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Spruce Valley, Alberta

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Introduction ...

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

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

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

  • Edmonton [Map], which is the Provincial Capital of Alberta, lies 95 miles [152.9 km] to the South Southwest (SSW). If you could drive a straight line from Spruce Valley 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 1,741 miles [2,801.9 km] to the East (E). Driving would take most of three days, a buggy would take 68 days and walking would take 99 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,152 miles [9,900.7 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 6,918 miles [11,133.4 km] and it lies to the North Northeast (NNE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,013 miles [8,067.6 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Spruce Valley ...

While the name Spruce Valley is unique within Alberta, we know of one more community in the United States.


Communities Located Beyond Alberta

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Logan County

Our profile page for Spruce Valley, Logan County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,858 miles [2,990.2 km] to the East Southeast

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Footnotes ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Spruce Valley. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 54.8642, Longitude: -112.8025     [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 Spruce 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 333.253 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to Mecca is 334.223 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to the Vatican is 320.44 degrees.

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