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 The location of Alberta 

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Introduction ...

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

This page contains two sections:

How Far From Alberta to ...

We spend a lot of time looking through Gazetteers & Almanacs that were published in the late 1800's and early 1900's. Many of the Gazetteers include the distance from a community such as Alberta to various places of note, such as the White House.

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

  • Camden [Map], which is the Seat of Wilcox County, lies 17 miles [27.4 km] to the South Southeast. If you could walk a straight line from Alberta to Camden, with an average speed<2> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take most of a day to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take five to six hours.
  • Montgomery [Map], which is the State Capital of Alabama, lies 67 miles [107.8 km] to the East (E). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take less than two hours, a buggy would take about three full days and walking would take three full days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 741 miles [1,192.5 km] to the Northeast (NE). Driving would take just about two full days, a buggy would take 29 days and walking would take 43 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,638 miles [10,682.8 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<4>
  • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba [Map]) is 7,344 miles [11,819 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,221 miles [8,402.4 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Alberta ...

We have found 11 communities that share the name Alberta.

While the name Alberta is unique within Alabama, we know of another 11 communities with the same name in the United States.


Communities Located Beyond Alabama

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Arkansas

Randolph County

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

Kentucky

Harrison County

Our profile page for Alberta, Harrison County   [Map]
Distance: About 456 miles [733.9 km] to the North Northeast

Louisiana

Bienville Parish

Our profile page for Alberta, Bienville Parish   [Map]
Distance: About 335 miles [539.1 km] to the West

Michigan

Baraga County

Our profile page for Alberta, Baraga County   [Map]
Distance: About 996 miles [1,602.9 km] to the North

Chippewa County

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

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Minnesota

Stevens County

Our profile page for Alberta, Stevens County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,030 miles [1,657.6 km] to the North Northwest

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Missouri

Henry County

Our profile page for Alberta, Henry County   [Map]
Distance: About 550 miles [885.1 km] to the Northwest

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Ohio

Meigs County

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

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Virginia

Brunswick County

Our profile page for Alberta, Brunswick County   [Map]
Distance: About 627 miles [1,009.1 km] to the East Northeast

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West Virginia

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

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Wyoming

Converse County

Our profile page for Alberta, Converse County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,232 miles [1,982.7 km] to the Northwest

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Footnotes ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Alberta. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 32.2321, Longitude: -87.4100     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Alberta have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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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 Alberta 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 313.951 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to Mecca is 309.428 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to the Vatican is 310.799 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 Alberta.



 
 
 

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