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Introduction ...

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

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

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

  • Edmonton [Map], which is the Provincial Capital of Alberta, lies 289 miles [465.1 km] to the North Northwest (NNW). If you could drive a straight line from Walsh to Edmonton, with an average speed<2>of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, it would take four to five hours to make the trip. A comfortable walk of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour would take 17 days. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take 12 days.
  • The National Capital at Parliament Hill (Ottawa, ON [Map]) is 1,611 miles [2,592.7 km] to the East (E). Driving would take most of three days, a buggy would take 63 days and walking would take 92 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,398 miles [10,296.6 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 7,166 miles [11,532.6 km] and it lies to the North Northeast (NNE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,198 miles [8,365.4 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Walsh ...

We have found 15 communities that share the name Walsh.

While the name Walsh is unique within Alberta, we know of another 15 communities with the same name in the United States and Canada.


Communities Located Beyond Alberta

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Alabama

Etowah County

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

California

Plumas County

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

Colorado

Baca County

Our profile page for Walsh, Baca County   [Map]
Distance: About 948 miles [1,525.7 km] to the South Southeast

Illinois

Randolph County

Our profile page for Walsh, Randolph County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,286 miles [2,069.6 km] to the East Southeast

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Iowa

Appanoose County

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

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Kentucky

Greenup County

Our profile page for Walsh, Greenup County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,534 miles [2,468.7 km] to the East Southeast

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Louisiana

Bienville Parish

Our profile page for Walsh, Bienville Parish   [Map]
Distance: About 1,497 miles [2,409.2 km] to the Southeast

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Michigan

Schoolcraft County

Our profile page for Walsh, Schoolcraft County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,121 miles [1,804.1 km] to the East

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Mississippi

Warren County

Our profile page for Walsh, Warren County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,550 miles [2,494.5 km] to the Southeast

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Newfoundland and Labrador

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

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North Carolina

Wilkes County

Our profile page for Walsh, Wilkes County   [Map]
This community is historic.<8>
Distance: About 1,709 miles [2,750.4 km] to the East Southeast

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Ontario

Our profile page for Walsh   [Map]
Distance: About 1,485 miles [2,389.9 km] to the East

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Pennsylvania

Clearfield County

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

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South Carolina

Beaufort County

Our profile page for Walsh, Beaufort County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,923 miles [3,094.8 km] to the East Southeast

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Wisconsin

Marinette County

Our profile page for Walsh, Marinette County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,083 miles [1,742.9 km] to the East

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The official website for Province of Alberta: www.alberta.ca/







Footnotes ...

<1>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) distance from Walsh. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Walsh) 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 Walsh. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Walsh

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Walsh. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 49.9500, Longitude: -110.0333     [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 Walsh 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 330.998 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to Mecca is 331.229 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to the Vatican is 319.526 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 Walsh, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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