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Introduction ...

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

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

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

  • Edmonton [Map], which is the Provincial Capital of Alberta, lies 35 miles [56.3 km] to the West Southwest (WSW). If you could walk a straight line from Star to Edmonton, with an average speed<2> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take most of two days to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take just about two full days.
  • The National Capital at Parliament Hill (Ottawa, ON [Map]) is 1,733 miles [2,789 km] to the East (E). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, 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 6,216 miles [10,003.7 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 6,983 miles [11,238 km] and it lies to the North Northeast (NNE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,068 miles [8,156.2 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Star ...

We have found 29 communities that share the name Star.

While the name Star is unique within Alberta, we know of another 29 communities with the same name in the United States and Canada.


Communities Located Beyond Alberta

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Alabama

Lamar County

Our profile page for Star, Lamar County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,835 miles [2,953.1 km] to the Southeast

Florida

Jackson County

Our profile page for Star, Jackson County   [Map]
Distance: About 2,103 miles [3,384.5 km] to the Southeast

Idaho

Ada County

Our profile page for Star, Ada County   [Map]
Distance: About 718 miles [1,155.5 km] to the South Southwest

Illinois

Hancock County

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

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Iowa

Marion County

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

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Kansas

Graham County

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

Greenwood County

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

Stevens County

Our profile page for Star, Stevens County
This community is historic.<8>
Although located in Stevens County, we don't know the location of this community within the .

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Louisiana

Assumption Parish

Our profile page for Star, Assumption Parish   [Map]
Distance: About 1,967 miles [3,165.6 km] to the Southeast

Avoyelles Parish

Our profile page for Star, Avoyelles Parish   [Map]
This community is historic.
Distance: About 1,883 miles [3,030.4 km] to the Southeast

Plaquemines Parish

Our profile page for Star, Plaquemines Parish   [Map]
Distance: About 2,015 miles [3,242.8 km] to the Southeast

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Michigan

Alger County

Our profile page for Star, Alger County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,267 miles [2,039 km] to the East Southeast

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Mississippi

Rankin County

Our profile page for Star, Rankin County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,871 miles [3,011.1 km] to the Southeast

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Missouri

Barry County

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

Stoddard County

Our profile page for Star, Stoddard County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,586 miles [2,552.4 km] to the Southeast

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Montana

Glacier County

Our profile page for Star, Glacier County   [Map]
Distance: About 364 miles [585.8 km] to the South

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Nebraska

Holt County

Our profile page for Star, Holt County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,015 miles [1,633.5 km] to the Southeast

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New Mexico

Guadalupe County

Our profile page for Star, Guadalupe County
This community is historic.
Although located in Guadalupe County, we don't know the location of this community within the .

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North Carolina

Montgomery County

Our profile page for Star, Montgomery County   [Map]
Distance: About 2,030 miles [3,267 km] to the East Southeast

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Oklahoma

Haskell County

Our profile page for Star, Haskell County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,542 miles [2,481.6 km] to the Southeast

Pittsburg County

Our profile page for Star, Pittsburg County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,563 miles [2,515.4 km] to the Southeast

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Ontario

Our profile page for Star   [Map]
Distance: About 1,622 miles [2,610.4 km] to the East Southeast

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Tennessee

Wayne County

Our profile page for Star, Wayne County   [Map]
This community is historic.
Distance: About 1,771 miles [2,850.1 km] to the Southeast

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Texas

Hamilton County

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

Mills County

Our profile page for Star, Mills County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,701 miles [2,737.5 km] to the South Southeast

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Virginia

Carroll County

Our profile page for Star, Carroll County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,922 miles [3,093.2 km] to the East Southeast

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West Virginia

Randolph County

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

Upshur County

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

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Wisconsin

Vernon County

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

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Other Roadside Stops ...

Index of Cities, Towns and Villages for Alberta

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Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Star. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

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 that starts in Star. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Star) 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 Star. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Star

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Star. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 53.8167, Longitude: -112.7667     [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 Star 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 333.227 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to Mecca is 334.105 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to the Vatican is 320.619 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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<8>We use the term 'Historic' broadly and it generally means that the community no longer exists. However, it can also mean that the community might still exist, but was significantly larger or had a more 'official' existence in the past than it does now. Unfortunately our sources of data have proven to be unreliable. If you can provide us with more specific information about Star, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Star.



 
 
 

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