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Wainwright, Alberta

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

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

  • Edmonton [Map], which is the Provincial Capital of Alberta, lies 120 miles [193.1 km] to the West Northwest (WNW). If you could drive a straight line from Wainwright to Edmonton, with an average speed<2>of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, it would take about two hours to make the trip. A comfortable walk of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour would take 7 days. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take 5 days.
  • The National Capital at Parliament Hill (Ottawa, ON [Map]) is 1,649 miles [2,653.8 km] to the East (E). Driving would take most of three days, a buggy would take 65 days and walking would take 94 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,240 miles [10,042.3 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 7,007 miles [11,276.7 km] and it lies to the North Northeast (NNE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,069 miles [8,157.8 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Wainwright ...

We have found 7 communities that share the name Wainwright.

While the name Wainwright is unique within Alberta, we know of another 7 communities with the same name in the United States.

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Monroe County

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


Our profile page for Wainwright   [Map]
Distance: About 1,934 miles [3,112.5 km] to the North Northwest


Callaway County

Our profile page for Wainwright, Callaway County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,329 miles [2,138.8 km] to the Southeast


Jackson County

Our profile page for Wainwright, Jackson County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,640 miles [2,639.3 km] to the East Southeast

Tuscarawas County

Our profile page for Wainwright, Tuscarawas County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,620 miles [2,607.1 km] to the East Southeast

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Muskogee County

Our profile page for Wainwright, Muskogee County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,402 miles [2,256.3 km] to the Southeast

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Bexar County

Our profile page for Wainwright, Bexar County
We found mention of this community, but have little information.<7>
Although located in Bexar 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 'straight-line' distance starting from Wainwright. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Wainwright) 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 Wainwright. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Wainwright

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Wainwright. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 52.8387, Longitude: -110.8505     [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 Wainwright 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 331.685 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to Mecca is 332.275 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to the Vatican is 319.531 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 Wainwright.


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