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Introduction ...

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

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

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

  • Edmonton [Map], which is the Provincial Capital of Alberta, lies 143 miles [230.1 km] to the North Northwest (NNW). If you could drive a straight line from Watts to Edmonton, with an average speed<2>of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, it would take less than three hours to make the trip. A comfortable walk of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour would take 9 days. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take 6 days.
  • The National Capital at Parliament Hill (Ottawa, ON [Map]) is 1,699 miles [2,734.3 km] to the East (E). Driving would take most of three days, a buggy would take 67 days and walking would take 97 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,336 miles [10,196.8 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 7,104 miles [11,432.8 km] and it lies to the North Northeast (NNE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,165 miles [8,312.3 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Watts ...

We have found 19 communities that share the name Watts.

While the name Watts is unique within Alberta, we know of another 19 communities with the same name in the United States.


Communities Located Beyond Alberta

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Alabama

Jefferson County

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

Arkansas

Searcy County

Our profile page for Watts, Searcy County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,452 miles [2,336.8 km] to the Southeast

California

Los Angeles County

Our profile page for Watts, Los Angeles County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,261 miles [2,029.4 km] to the South Southwest

Florida

Hillsborough County

Our profile page for Watts, Hillsborough County   [Map]
Distance: About 2,239 miles [3,603.3 km] to the Southeast

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Idaho

Kootenai County

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

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Kentucky

Breathitt County

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Distance: About 1,705 miles [2,743.9 km] to the East Southeast

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Louisiana

Ouachita Parish

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

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Mississippi

Jackson County

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

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Nebraska

Lincoln County

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

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Nevada

Lander County

Our profile page for Watts, Lander County
This community is historic.<8>
Although located in Lander County, we don't know the location of this community within the .

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North Carolina

Iredell County

Our profile page for Watts, Iredell County   [Map]
This community is historic.
Distance: About 1,879 miles [3,024 km] to the East Southeast

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Oklahoma

Adair County

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Distance: About 1,375 miles [2,212.8 km] to the Southeast

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Oregon

Klamath County

Our profile page for Watts, Klamath County   [Map]
Distance: About 760 miles [1,223.1 km] to the Southwest

Washington County

Our profile page for Watts, Washington County   [Map]
Distance: About 657 miles [1,057.3 km] to the Southwest

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Pennsylvania

Lancaster County

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

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South Carolina

Abbeville County

Our profile page for Watts, Abbeville County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,902 miles [3,061 km] to the East Southeast

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Texas

Caldwell County

Our profile page for Watts, Caldwell County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,685 miles [2,711.7 km] to the South Southeast

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Virginia

Albemarle County

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Distance: About 1,870 miles [3,009.5 km] to the East Southeast

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West Virginia

Greenbrier County

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

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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' distance beginning in Watts. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Watts) to Point B.

If you need the driving distance (or directions), we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Watts. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Watts

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Watts. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 51.6620, Longitude: -112.0918     [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 Watts 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 332.669 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to Mecca is 333.286 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to the Vatican is 320.561 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 Watts, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Watts.



 
 
 

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