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The location of Aden









Introduction ...

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

This page contains three sections:

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

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

  • Edmonton [Map], which is the Provincial Capital of Alberta, lies 326 miles [524.6 km] to the North Northwest (NNW). If you could drive a straight line from Aden 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 19 days. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take 13 days.
  • The National Capital at Parliament Hill (Ottawa, ON [Map]) is 1,672 miles [2,690.8 km] to the East (E). Driving would take most of three days, a buggy would take 66 days and walking would take 95 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,481 miles [10,430.2 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 7,250 miles [11,667.7 km] and it lies to the North Northeast (NNE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,284 miles [8,503.8 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Aden ...

We have found 8 communities that share the name Aden.

While the name Aden is unique within Alberta, we know of another 7 communities with the same name in the United States.

In addition to the above occurrences of Aden, we know of another community located outside of the United States and Canada.

We have broken our list into two sections:

Communities outside of Alberta

Communities located internationally


Communities Outside of Alberta

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Alabama

Shelby County

Our profile page for Aden, Shelby County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,660 miles [2,671.5 km] to the East Southeast.

Illinois

Hamilton County

Our profile page for Aden, Hamilton County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,355 miles [2,180.7 km] to the East Southeast.

Kentucky

Carter County

Our profile page for Aden, Carter County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,582 miles [2,546 km] to the East Southeast.

Mississippi

Neshoba County

Our profile page for Aden, Neshoba County

We found mention of this community, but have little information.<7>

Although located in Neshoba County, we don't know the location of this community within the .

New Mexico

Dona Ana County

Our profile page for Aden, Dona Ana County   [Map]

This community is historic.<8>

Distance: About 1,185 miles [1,907.1 km] to the South Southeast.

New York

Sullivan County

Our profile page for Aden, Sullivan County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,823 miles [2,933.8 km] to the East.

Virginia

Prince William County

Our profile page for Aden, Prince William County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,809 miles [2,911.3 km] to the East.


Communities Located Internationally

Just a reminder: Our measurements are based on the Great Circle Route. See footnote <3>


Yemen   [Map]

Distance: About 7,922 miles [12,749.2 km] to the North Northeast

Curious and Interesting Names Near Aden ...

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 talk about such a name. If time permits and the community is not too far, we'll usually try to make a side-trip.

Foremost   -   31 miles [49.9 km] to the North of Aden   [Map]

Legend (Historic)   -   34 miles [54.7 km] to the Northwest   [Map]

Milk River   -   35 miles [56.3 km] to the West   [Map]

Onefour   -   39 miles [62.8 km] to the East   [Map]

Orion   -   37 miles [59.5 km] to the Northeast   [Map]

Skiff   -   39 miles [62.8 km] to the Northwest   [Map]

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Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Aden. 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 'point-to-point' distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Aden) 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 Aden. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Aden

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Aden. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 49.0284, Longitude: -111.3195     [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 Aden 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 angle) to Jerusalem is 331.992 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 332.284 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 320.492 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 (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 Aden 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.

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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 Aden, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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