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Aetna, Alberta

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The location of Aetna

Introduction ...

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

This page contains four sections:

How Far From Aetna to ...

We spend a lot of time looking through Gazetteers 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 and extending 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 .


Lake County

Our profile page for Aetna, Lake County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,353 miles [2,177.4 km] to the East Southeast.


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.


Newaygo County

Our profile page for Aetna, Newaygo County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,349 miles [2,171 km] to the East.


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 .

Curious and Interesting Names Near Aetna ...

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.

Chief Mountain   -   21 miles [33.8 km] to the Southwest of Aetna   [Map]

Hill Spring   -   20 miles [32.2 km] to the Northwest   [Map]

Hillspring   -   20 miles [32.2 km] to the Northwest   [Map]

Mountain View   -   16 miles [25.7 km] to the West   [Map]

Raymond   -   34 miles [54.7 km] to the Northeast   [Map]

Stand Off   -   23 miles [37 km] to the North   [Map]

Twin Butte   -   29 miles [46.7 km] to the West   [Map]

Whiskey Gap   -   11 miles [17.7 km] to the Southeast   [Map]

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 Aetna. 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.

Colin Archibald Low

Filmmaker, director, producer. He was born in Cardston (Alberta) on Saturday July 24, 1926 and died in Montreal (Quebec) on Wednesday February 24, 2016 at an age of 89.

Cardston [Map] is located 5 miles [8 km] to the northwest of Aetna

Fay Wray     (Vina Fay Wray)

Actress. She was born in Cardston (Alberta) on Sunday September 15, 1907 and died in New York (New York) on Sunday August 8, 2004 at an age of 96. She was buried at Hollywood Forever Cemetery (Los Angeles County, California) [Map].

Cardston [Map] is located 5 miles [8 km] to the northwest of Aetna

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Fay Wray<9>

Other Roadside Stops ...

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Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Province of Alberta:

Footnotes ...

<1>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) distance. 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 (or directions), 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 we use 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 (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 Aetna 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 Aetna, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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<9>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:

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