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Communities Also Named Acadia ...

We found two communities that share the name Acadia.

Within Alberta, the name Acadia is unique.

Beyond Alberta, we know of another two communities that are located throughout in the United States.

  • Communities Elsewhere In North America ...
    • Louisiana
      • Lafourche Parish
      • This Acadia is located in Lafourche Parish and lies 1,891 miles [3,043.3 km]<1> to the southeast.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Lafourche Parish community of Acadia.
    • Maine
      • Aroostook County
      • This Acadia is located in Aroostook County and lies 2,069 miles [3,329.7 km]<1> to the east.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Aroostook County community of Acadia.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Acadia ...

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.

  • Deer Run
    (3 miles [4.8 km] to the southeast)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Deer Run
  • Forest Lawn
    (6 miles [9.7 km] to the northeast)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Forest Lawn came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<2>
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Forest Lawn
  • Haysboro
    (Less than 2 miles to the west)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Haysboro
  • Heritage Woods
    (9 miles [14.5 km] to the northwest)
  • Highwood
    (8 miles [12.9 km] to the north)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Highwood
  • Janet
    (9 miles [14.5 km] to the northeast)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Janet came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<2>
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Janet
  • Signal Hill
    (6 miles [9.7 km] to the northwest)
  • Sunnyside
    (6 miles [9.7 km] to the north)
  • Two Guns
    (4 miles [6.4 km] to the west)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Two Guns
  • Vista Heights
    (7 miles [11.3 km] to the north)

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

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

  • Edmonton, which is the Provincial Capital of Alberta, lies 179 miles [288.1 km]<1> to the north (N). If you could drive a straight line from Acadia to Edmonton, with an average speed<3>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 7 days.
  • The National Capital at Parliament Hill (Ottawa, ON) is 1,785 miles [2,872.7 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<4> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 6,417 miles [10,327.2 km] and it lies to the north northeast (NNE).<5>
  • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 7,184 miles [11,561.5 km] and it lies to the north northeast (NNE).<6>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 5,256 miles [8,458.7 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<7>

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

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

Footnotes ...

<1>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Acadia) to Point B.Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Acadia. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 50.9674, Longitude: -114.0587    
<2>If we 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.
<3>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.
<4>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 Acadia to the Middle East to be East and South, the Great Circle Route actually lies to the North and East.
<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Jerusalem is 334.237 degrees.
<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 335.014 degrees.
<7>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 321.961 degrees.









 

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