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Tomahawk, Alberta

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Introduction ...

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

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

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

  • Edmonton [Map], which is the Provincial Capital of Alberta, lies 52 miles [83.7 km] to the East (E). If you could walk a straight line from Tomahawk to Edmonton, with an average speed<2> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take most of three days to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take over two days.
  • The National Capital at Parliament Hill (Ottawa, ON [Map]) is 1,813 miles [2,917.7 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 6,277 miles [10,101.9 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 7,043 miles [11,334.6 km] and it lies to the North Northeast (NNE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,141 miles [8,273.6 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Tomahawk ...

We have found 8 communities that share the name Tomahawk.

While the name Tomahawk is unique within Alberta, we know of another 8 communities with the same name in the United States.

Communities Located Beyond Alberta

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Searcy County

Our profile page for Tomahawk, Searcy County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,600 miles [2,575 km] to the Southeast


Cherokee County

Our profile page for Tomahawk, Cherokee County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,989 miles [3,201 km] to the East Southeast


Martin County

Our profile page for Tomahawk, Martin County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,862 miles [2,996.6 km] to the East Southeast

North Carolina

Sampson County

Our profile page for Tomahawk, Sampson County   [Map]
Distance: About 2,183 miles [3,513.2 km] to the East Southeast

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South Dakota

Lawrence County

Our profile page for Tomahawk, Lawrence County   [Map]
Distance: About 812 miles [1,306.8 km] to the Southeast

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Pittsylvania County

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

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West Virginia

Berkeley County

Our profile page for Tomahawk, Berkeley County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,961 miles [3,155.9 km] to the East Southeast

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Lincoln County

Our profile page for Tomahawk, Lincoln County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,241 miles [1,997.2 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 from Tomahawk. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Tomahawk) 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 Tomahawk. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Tomahawk

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Tomahawk. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 53.4061, Longitude: -114.7575     [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 Tomahawk 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 334.837 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to Mecca is 335.891 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to the Vatican is 322.03 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 Tomahawk.


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