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Aetna, Alberta

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Introduction ...

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

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

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

  • Edmonton [Map], which is the Provincial Capital of Alberta, lies 305 miles [490.8 km] to the North (N). If you could drive a straight line from Aetna 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 1,758 miles [2,829.2 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 6,515 miles [10,484.9 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 7,283 miles [11,720.9 km] and it lies to the North Northeast (NNE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,333 miles [8,582.6 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Aetna ...

We have found 9 communities that share the name Aetna.

While the name Aetna is unique within Alberta, we know of another 9 communities with the same name in the United States.

Communities Outside of Alberta

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Geneva County

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


Craighead County

Our profile page for Aetna, Craighead County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,461 miles [2,351.3 km] to the East Southeast

Sharp County

Our profile page for Aetna, Sharp County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,426 miles [2,294.9 km] to the East Southeast


Coles County

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

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Lake County

Our profile page for Aetna, Lake County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,353 miles [2,177.4 km] to the East Southeast

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Barber County

Our profile page for Aetna, Barber County   [Map]
This community is historic.<8>
Distance: About 1,096 miles [1,763.8 km] to the Southeast

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Newaygo County

Our profile page for Aetna, Newaygo County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,349 miles [2,171 km] to the East

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Hickman County

Our profile page for Aetna, Hickman County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,595 miles [2,566.9 km] to the East Southeast

Marion County

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

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Footnotes ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Aetna. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 49.1322, Longitude: -113.2407     [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 Aetna 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 333.528 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 334.054 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 321.70 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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<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 Aetna, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Aetna.