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Introduction ...

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

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

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

  • Edmonton [Map], which is the Provincial Capital of Alberta, lies 301 miles [484.4 km] to the North (N). If you could drive a straight line from Woolford to Edmonton, with an average speed<2>of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, it would take five to six hours to make the trip. A comfortable walk of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour would take 18 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 1,753 miles [2,821.2 km] to the East (E). Driving would take most of three days, a buggy would take 69 days and walking would take 100 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,509 miles [10,475.2 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 7,277 miles [11,711.2 km] and it lies to the North Northeast (NNE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,327 miles [8,573 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Woolford ...

While the name Woolford is unique within Alberta, we know of one more community in the United States.


Communities Located Beyond Alberta

Maryland

Dorchester County

Our profile page for Woolford, Dorchester County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,958 miles [3,151.1 km] to the East

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Footnotes ...

<1>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance beginning in Woolford. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Woolford) 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 Woolford. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Woolford

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Woolford. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 49.1833, Longitude: -113.1333     [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 Woolford 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 333.444 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to Mecca is 333.962 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to the Vatican is 321.624 degrees.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Woolford.



 
 
 

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