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Communities Also Named Academy ...

We have found sixteen communities that share the name Academy.

Within Alberta, the name Academy is unique.

Beyond Alberta, we know of another sixteen communities that are located throughout in Canada and the United States. Of these sixteen communities, one is located in Canada and the other fifteen communities are located in  the United States.

  • Communities Elsewhere In North America ...
    • Arkansas
      • Hempstead County
      • This community is historic<1> and we have very little information. For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Arkansas community of Academy [Hempstead County].
    • California
      • Fresno County
      • This Academy is located in Fresno County and lies 1,001 miles [1,611 km]<2> to the south southwest.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Academy
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Fresno County community of Academy.
    • Colorado
      • El Paso County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<3> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Colorado community of Academy [El Paso County].
    • Georgia
      • Houston County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<3> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Georgia community of Academy [Houston County].
      • Jackson County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information. For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Georgia community of Academy [Jackson County].
      • McIntosh County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information. For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Georgia community of Academy [McIntosh County].
    • Missouri
      • Saint Louis County
      • This Academy is located in Saint Louis County and lies 1,427 miles [2,296.5 km]<2> to the east southeast.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Academy
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Saint Louis County community of Academy.
    • New Jersey
      • Essex County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<3> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the New Jersey community of Academy [Essex County].
    • Nova Scotia
      • This Academy lies 2,344 miles [3,772.3 km]<2> to the east.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Academy
    • Oklahoma
      • Academy #
      • This community is historic<3> and we have little information. For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for Academy.
    • Pennsylvania
      • Delaware County
      • This Academy is located in Delaware County and lies 1,998 miles [3,215.5 km]<2> to the east.
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      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Delaware County community of Academy.
      • Montgomery County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<3> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Pennsylvania community of Academy [Montgomery County].
    • South Dakota
      • Charles Mix County
      • This Academy is located in Charles Mix County and lies 865 miles [1,392.1 km]<2> to the east southeast.
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      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Charles Mix County community of Academy.
    • Texas
      • Bell County
      • This Academy is located in Bell County and lies 1,616 miles [2,600.7 km]<2> to the southeast.
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      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Bell County community of Academy.
    • Virginia
      • Prince George County
      • This community is historic<1> and we have very little information. For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Virginia community of Academy [Prince George County].
    • Washington
      • Spokane County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<3> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Washington community of Academy [Spokane County].

Curious and Interesting Names Near Academy ...

As we travel, we always see a community with a name that gives pause. While there are names which are interesting or familiar, some catch our attention or strike our fancy. We always wonder about such a name. If time permits and the community is not too far, we'll usually try to make a side-trip.

  • Black Diamond
  • Deer Run
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Deer Run
    • Deer Run lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<2> to the north of Academy
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  • Forest Lawn
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Forest Lawn came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<5>
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Forest Lawn
    • Forest Lawn lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<2> to the north of Academy
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Forest Lawn
  • Haysboro
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Haysboro
    • Haysboro lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<2> to the north of Academy
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Haysboro
  • Continue List   (5 more) ...
    • Janet
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Janet came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<5>
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Janet
      • Janet lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<2> to the northeast of Academy
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Janet
    • Signal Hill
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Signal Hill
      • Signal Hill lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<2> to the northwest of Academy
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Signal Hill
    • Sunnyside
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sunnyside
      • Sunnyside lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<2> to the north of Academy
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sunnyside
    • Two Guns
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Two Guns
      • Two Guns lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<2> to the northwest of Academy
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Two Guns
    • Vista Heights
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Vista Heights
      • Vista Heights lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<2> to the north of Academy
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Notable Births & Deaths ...

This is a new section for us and we are still collecting data.

Below is our list of notable people who were born, died or were buried in the area surrounding Academy. Please note that while we are collecting data on an ongoing basis, it's a big task and it's unlikely that our list will ever be more than a sample.

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    • Henry 'Hank' Bassen     (Professional hockey)
      • Professional hockey. He was born in Calgary (Alberta) on Tueday December 6, 1932 and died in Calgary (Alberta) on Friday May 29, 2009 at the age of 76. He is buried at Queen's Park Cemetery (Alberta).
      • Calgary is located 14 miles [22.5 km] to the north of Academy.
      • Calgary is located 14 miles [22.5 km] to the north of Academy.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Henry 'Hank' Bassen<6>
    • Joe Clark     (20th Prime Minister of Canada (June 1979 - March 1980))
      • 20th Prime Minister of Canada (June 1979 - March 1980). He was born in High River (Alberta) on Monday June 5, 1939
      • High River is located 20 miles [32.2 km] to the south of Academy.
    • Leslie Roy 'Les' Cunningham     (Professional hockey)
      • Professional hockey. He was born in Calgary (Alberta) on Saturday October 4, 1913 and died in Calgary (Alberta) on Friday April 9, 1993 at the age of 79. He is buried at Burnsland Cemetery (Alberta).
      • Calgary is located 14 miles [22.5 km] to the north of Academy.
      • Calgary is located 14 miles [22.5 km] to the north of Academy.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Leslie Roy 'Les' Cunningham<6>
    • Norman Alexander Mervyn 'Red' Dutton     (Professional hockey)
    • James Norman 'Dutch' Gainor     (Professional hockey)
      • Professional hockey. He was born in Calgary (Alberta) on Sunday April 10, 1904 and died in Calgary (Alberta) on Tueday January 16, 1962 at the age of 57. He is buried at Union Cemetery (Alberta).
      • Calgary is located 14 miles [22.5 km] to the north of Academy.
      • Calgary is located 14 miles [22.5 km] to the north of Academy.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: James Norman 'Dutch' Gainor<6>
    • Glen Gorbous     (Major League Baseball)
      • Major League Baseball. He was born in Drumheller (Alberta) on Tueday July 8, 1930 and died in Calgary (Alberta) on Tueday June 12, 1990 at the age of 59.
      • Calgary is located 14 miles [22.5 km] to the north of Academy.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Glen Gorbous<6>
    • Owen James Hart     (Professional wrestler)
      • Professional wrestler. He was born in Calgary (Alberta) on Friday May 7, 1965 and died in Kansas City (Missouri) on Sunday May 23, 1999 at the age of 34. He is buried at Queen's Park Cemetery (Alberta).
      • Calgary is located 14 miles [22.5 km] to the north of Academy.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Owen James Hart<6>
    • Stewart E. 'Stu' Hart     (Professional wrestler)
    • Herbert A. 'The Duke of Duluth' Lewis     (Professional hockey)
    • Michael Anthony 'Mike' Lozanski     (Professional wrestler)
      • Professional wrestler. He was born in Calgary (Alberta) on Wednesday November 13, 1968 and died in Vancouver (British Columbia) on Thursday December 18, 2003 at the age of 35.
      • Calgary is located 14 miles [22.5 km] to the north of Academy.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Michael Anthony 'Mike' Lozanski<6>
    • Murray Albert 'Bert' Olmstead     (Professional hockey)
      • Professional hockey. He was born in Sceptre (Saskatchewan) on Saturday September 4, 1926 and died in High River (Alberta) on Tueday November 17, 2015 at the age of 89.
      • High River is located 20 miles [32.2 km] to the south of Academy.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Murray Albert 'Bert' Olmstead<6>
    • Rhonda A. 'Bertha Faye' Singh     (Professional wrestler)
      • Professional wrestler. She was born in Calgary (Alberta) on Tueday February 21, 1961 and died in Calgary (Alberta) on Friday July 27, 2001 at the age of 40.
      • Calgary is located 14 miles [22.5 km] to the north of Academy.
      • Calgary is located 14 miles [22.5 km] to the north of Academy.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Rhonda A. 'Bertha Faye' Singh<6>
    • Cecil Ralph 'Tiny' Thompson     (Professional hockey)
      • Professional hockey. He was born in Sandon (British Columbia) on Sunday May 31, 1903 and died in Calgary (Alberta) on Monday February 9, 1981 at the age of 77. He is buried at Burnsland Cemetery (Alberta).
      • Calgary is located 14 miles [22.5 km] to the north of Academy.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Cecil Ralph 'Tiny' Thompson<6>

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

With a nod to our favorite Gazetteers, the straight-line distance beginning in Academy and extending to:

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    • Edmonton, which is the Provincial Capital of Alberta, lies 187 miles [300.9 km]<2> to the north (N). If you could drive a straight line from Academy to Edmonton, with an average speed<7>of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, it would take a little over three hours to make the trip. A comfortable walk of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour would take 11 days. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take 8 days.
    • The National Capital at Parliament Hill (Ottawa, ON) is 1,784 miles [2,871.1 km] to the east (E). Driving would take most of three days, a buggy would take 70 days and walking would take 102 days.
    • The shortest distance<8> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 6,423 miles [10,336.8 km] and it lies to the north northeast (NNE).<9>
    • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 7,190 miles [11,571.2 km] and it lies to the north northeast (NNE).<10>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 5,261 miles [8,466.8 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<11>

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Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Academy. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

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

Footnotes ...

<1>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 Academy, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.
<2>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Academy) 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 Academy. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Academy

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Academy. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 50.8539, Longitude: -114.0333    
<3>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 (or areas) where several families lived and had a name which identified that place. For example, you might hear somebody say that they are going over to Rock Creek to see Pete ... Rock Creek is just a gas station and a couple of homes at the crossroads. While it might not be on the map, everybody in the area knows it by that name.

Places of interest include buildings at a crossroad, several families clustered in a hollow or maybe the location of a way station. It also includes places like mines, lumber camps, ferry crossings, etc. The community might still exist, is now gone or only existed for just a short period of time.

Also keep in mind that Academy could have been on the original document by mistake, misspelled, the original/alternate name of a community that we've listed elsewhere or was placed in the wrong . 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 - we're working to straighten it all out.
<4>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<5>If we have found a location and have questions about the accuracy of our information, we will simply say that the marker is 'in the vicinity'. We are not confident about the location and the position of our marker is only a rough guide. If we have too many doubts about the location, we will not include it in our database.
<6>The Find-a-Grave website is an excellent research tool with information about a cemetery's location and interments. They also offer a forum for their members which can provide additional help. More information about Find-a-Grave can be found on their website: findagrave.com.
<7>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.
<8>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 Academy to the Middle East to be East and South, the Great Circle Route actually lies to the North and East.
<9>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Jerusalem is 334.214 degrees.
<10>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 334.979 degrees.
<11>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 321.962 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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