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Three Creeks, Alberta

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Introduction ...

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

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

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

  • Edmonton [Map], which is the Provincial Capital of Alberta, lies 240 miles [386.2 km] to the Southeast (SE). If you could drive a straight line from Three Creeks to Edmonton, with an average speed<2>of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, it would take nearly four hours to make the trip. A comfortable walk of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour would take 14 days. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take 10 days.
  • The National Capital at Parliament Hill (Ottawa, ON [Map]) is 1,917 miles [3,085.1 km] to the East (E). Driving would take three full days, a buggy would take 75 days and walking would take 109 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,129 miles [9,863.7 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 6,890 miles [11,088.4 km] and it lies to the North Northeast (NNE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,035 miles [8,103 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Three Creeks ...

We have found 3 communities that share the name Three Creeks.

While the name Three Creeks is unique within Alberta, we know of another 3 communities with the same name in the United States.

Communities Located Beyond Alberta


Union County

Our profile page for Three Creeks, Union County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,976 miles [3,180.1 km] to the Southeast


Warren County

Our profile page for Three Creeks, Warren County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,708 miles [2,748.8 km] to the Southeast


Beaver County

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

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Footnotes ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Three Creeks. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 56.3667, Longitude: -117.0667     [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 Three Creeks 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 336.72 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to Mecca is 338.238 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to the Vatican is 323.084 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 Three Creeks.


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