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Sunset Point, Alberta

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Introduction ...

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

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How Far From Sunset Point 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 village such as Sunset Point to various places of note, such as Parliament Hill.

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

  • Edmonton [Map], which is the Provincial Capital of Alberta, lies 36 miles [57.9 km] to the East Southeast (ESE). If you could walk a straight line from Sunset Point to Edmonton, with an average speed<2> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take over 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 1,797 miles [2,892 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 71 days and walking would take 103 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,252 miles [10,061.6 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 7,018 miles [11,294.4 km] and it lies to the North Northeast (NNE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,115 miles [8,231.8 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Sunset Point ...

We have found 6 communities that share the name Sunset Point.

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

Communities Located Beyond Alberta


Calaveras County

Our profile page for Sunset Point, Calaveras County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,108 miles [1,783.2 km] to the South Southwest


Monroe County

Our profile page for Sunset Point, Monroe County   [Map]
Distance: About 2,633 miles [4,237.4 km] to the Southeast


Cecil County

Our profile page for Sunset Point, Cecil County   [Map]
Distance: About 2,036 miles [3,276.6 km] to the East Southeast


Lake County

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

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La Crosse County

Our profile page for Sunset Point, La Crosse County   [Map]
This community is historic.<8>
Distance: About 1,238 miles [1,992.4 km] to the East Southeast

Winnebago County

Our profile page for Sunset Point, Winnebago County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,335 miles [2,148.5 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 that stretches from Sunset Point. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Sunset Point) 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 Sunset Point. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Sunset Point

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Sunset Point. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 53.7000, Longitude: -114.3500     [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 Sunset Point 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 334.508 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to Mecca is 335.542 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to the Vatican is 321.705 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 Sunset Point, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Sunset Point.


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